The 2022 GMC Terrain is the fifth model year of the second-generation vehicle, introducing a full model refresh for the crossover nameplate. Now, GM Authority is taking a closer look at the Terrain, this time with a focus on the crossover’s towing capacities.
Before we get into the tow capacity figures, let’s first take a look at the powertrain and drivetrain specs. Under the hood, the 2022 GMC Terrain is available with a single gasoline engine option, namely the turbocharged 1.5L I4 LYX. Output is rated at a maximum of 170 horsepower at 5,600 rpm and 203 pound-feet of torque at 2,000 rpm. Output is routed through the GM nine-speed automatic transmission, with both front-wheel drive and all-wheel drive available to put it to the ground.
With that covered, let’s check out the towing specs for the 2022 GMC Terrain. As it turns out, all trim levels and configurations for the 2022 GMC Terrain have identical towing capacities, rated at a max trailer weight of 1,500 pounds. As a reminder, the four trim levels on offer include the SLE and SLT, both of which are offered with either front-wheel or all-wheel drive, as well as the AT4 and Denali, both of which are only available with all-wheel drive. All configurations and trim levels include a 3.47 axle ratio.
2022 GMC Terrain Towing Capacities
|Model||Drivetrain||Turbo 1.5L I4 LYX||#colpsan#|
|Axle Ratio||Max Trailer Weight (lbs / kg)|
|SLE||FWD/AWD||3.47||1,500 / 680|
|SLT||FWD/AWD||3.47||1,500 / 680|
|AT4||AWD||3.47||1,500 / 680|
|Denali||AWD||3.47||1,500 / 680|
Notable updates for the 2022 model-year refresh include deletion of the base SL trim level, the addition of the new AT4 trim level, new exterior styling, new exterior paint options, updated interior bits, and the addition of an engine auto stop-start defeat switch.
Under the body panels, the 2022 GMC Terrain rides on the GM D2 platform, also shared with the third-generation Chevy Equinox, first-generation Buick Envision, and several other GM vehicles. GMC Terrain production takes place at the GM San Luis Potosí plant in Mexico.