Previously, the 2021 GMC Terrain was equipped as standard with a leather-wrapped steering wheel. Now, however, the 2022 GMC Terrain features a new urethane steering wheel as standard for the base-model SLE trim.
Notably, similar updates were put in place with the 2021 GMC Acadia and 2021 Chevy Blazer, both of which replaced the standard leather steering wheel of the previous 2020 model year with new urethane units for the 2021 model year.
The GMC Terrain nameplate was originally set for a refresh for the 2021 model year, but due to delays stemming from the COVID-19 pandemic, the model refresh was pushed back to the 2022 model year. Now, the 2022 GMC Terrain introduces a long list of changes, starting with the deletion of the base-model SL trim level, making the SLE the new base-model trim for the 2022 model year. The rest of the trim level lineup (listed from low to high) includes the SLT, the off-roader AT4, and the range-topping Denali.
The 2022 GMC Terrain is also notable for the introduction of a disable switch for the model’s automatic engine stop-start feature. Automatic engine stop-start reduces fuel consumption and emissions by automatically stopping the engine when the vehicle is stopped, then restarting the engine when the driver removes their foot from the brake. However, some critics complain that the feature is disruptive.
The 2022 GMC Terrain also features a host of technology goodies, such as SiriusXM Satellite radio as standard, plus wireless Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. The crossover also comes with a new head up display.