The GMC Terrain is a compact crossover that served as an indirect replacement for the Pontiac Torrent, which was discontinued following Pontiac’s dissolvement in 2010.
The first-generation GMC Terrain debuted at the 2009 North American International Auto Show, and later launched for the 2010 model year. Riding on a revised version of the GM Theta platform – which it shared with the Chevrolet Equinox, Cadillac SRX, Saab 9-4X, Opel Antara, Saturn Vue, and Suzuki XL7 – the first-gen Terrain was positioned as a midsize crossover.
Production took place at the GM CAMI plant in Canada.
For the 2016 model year, General Motors gave the Terrain a mid-cycle refresh, which included an updated front fascia that featured a new grille design and headlights, along with new taillights. The interior was also given slight ergonomic enchainments.
As for powertrain, the 2010 GMC Terrain was available with one of two engine choices, which included the naturally aspirated 2.4L I4 LAF gasoline engine, rated at 182 horsepower and 172 pound-feet of torque, and the naturally aspirated 3.0L V6 LF1 gasoline engine, rated at 264 horsepower and 222 pound-fete of torque. Then, for the 2012 model year, the LAF I4 engine was replaced with the naturally aspirated 2.4L I4 LEA gasoline engine, rated at a similar 182 horsepower and 172 pound-feet of torque. Finally, the LF1 V6 engine was supplanted by the naturally aspirated 3.6L V6 LFX gasoline engine for the 2013 model year, which was rated at 301 horsepower and 272 pound-feet of torque.
A six-speed automatic transmission was the sole transmission offering, while FWD was standard and AWD was optional.
Production of the first-gen Terrain spanned from the 2010 to 2017 model years, while the trim lineup of the 2017 Terrain ranged from SL, SLE, SLT, Denali.
The second-generation GMC Terrain debuted at the 2017 Los Angeles Auto Show, and later launched for the 2018 model year. Now positioned as a compact crossover, the second-gen Terrain rides on the GM D2 platform – which it shares with the Chevrolet Equinox and Buick Envision.
Production currently takes place at the GM San Luis Potosi plant, which is located in Mexico.
For the 2022 model year, General Motors gave the Terrain a mid-cycle refresh, which included an updated front fascia that featured a new grille design and headlights, along with a slightly revised rear bumper and taillight layout.
As for powertrain, the 2018 GMC Terrain was available with one of three engine choices, which included the turbocharged 1.5L I4 LYX gasoline engine, rated at 170 horsepower and 203 pound-feet of torque, the turbocharged 2.0L I4 LTG gasoline engine, rated at 252 horsepower and 260 pound-feet of torque, and the turbocharged 1.6L I4 LH7 diesel engine, rated at 137 horsepower and 240 pound-feet of torque.
After the 2019 model year, the LH7 I4 engine was dropped, while the LTG I4 engine followed after the 2020 model year. Then, the turbocharged 1.5L I4 LSD gasoline engine replaced the LYX I4 engine for the 2023 model year to become the sole engine offering, and is rated at 175 horsepower and 203 pound-feet of torque.
A six-speed automatic transmission served as the only transmission option for the diesel engine, while an nine-speed automatic transmission serves as the sole transmission option. FWD is standard and AWD is optional.
Production of the second-gen GMC Terrain is ongoing, and spans the 2018 model year to present, while the trim lineup of the 2024 Terrain ranges from SLE, SLT, AT4, and Denali.
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- 2016 GMC Terrain
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- 2018 GMC Terrain Lineup & Models
- 2018 GMC Terrain Specifications
- 2019 GMC Terrain
- 2019 GMC Terrain Black Edition
- 2019 GMC Terrain Changes, Updates, New Features
- 2019 GMC Terrain Colors
- 2019 GMC Terrain Order Guide
- 2020 GMC Terrain
- 2021 GMC Terrain
- 2022 GMC Terrain
- 2025 GMC Terrain
- GMC Terrain AT4
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