The 2022 GMC Terrain introduces a model refresh for the compact five-door crossover, including new styling, new interior features, and a revised trim level structure. Now, we’re getting our first look at the refreshed 2022 GMC Terrain SLE.
For those readers who may not know, the SLE trim is the new entry-level trim level in the GMC Terrain lineup, as the SL trim offered by the 2018 through 2021 GMC Terrain was dropped with the debut of the 2022-model-year vehicle.
Listed in ascending order, the rest of the 2022 GMC Terrain lineup includes the mid-range SLT, the off-road-oriented AT4, and range-topping Denali.
The SLE trim level is expected to be the most popular trim choice, making up a projected 50 percent of sales. Meanwhile, the SLT is projected to make up 20 percent of sales, the AT4 is projected to make up 15 percent of sales, and the Denali is expected to make up the remaining 15 percent of sales.
The 2022 GMC Terrain features revised styling front and back, with the former including C-shaped lighting signatures for the headlamps and a “notched” grille, and the latter incorporating curved tail lamps visually connecting the rear fenders and rear hatch.
Inside the cabin, the 2022 GMC Terrain is equipped with several new features, including the addition of a new Head Up Display, as well as standard wireless Apple CarPlay and Android Auto.
As for the mechanical specs, the 2022 GMC Terrain is powered exclusively by the turbocharged 1.5L I4 LYX gasoline engine, which produces 170 horsepower at 5,600 rpm and 203 pound-feet of torque at 2,000 rpm. Although the new Terrain was originally expected to introduce a new turbocharged 2.0L I4 gasoline engine to the lineup, namely the turbocharged 2.0L I4 LSY, General Motors changed its plans, sticking with the LYX as the 2022 Terrain’s only engine option.