Last year, GMC totally upgraded the Terrain, dropping its length by 3 inches and minimizing its weight by an excellent 400 pounds. This was, naturally, on top of its all-new appearances and powertrain choices. Since these changes are all still fresh, we anticipate no significant updates to the 2019 GMC Terrain.
2019 GMC Terrain Design and Features
Aesthetically, we expect the 2019 Terrain will be essentially equivalent from the existing model. We could see a few small updates occasionally, like a few new colors, wheels and options. The exact same goes for the interior, as its design should stay consistent but its features, like the infotainment system and colors, may see a couple of changes.
2019 GMC Terrain Engine
We anticipate whatever under the hood to remain the exact same. If this proves real, look for the 2019 Terrain to come standard with a 1.5-liter turbocharged four-cylinder engine that produces 170 horsepower and 203 pound-feet of torque.
Optionally, buyers are able to select a 2.0-liter turbocharged four-cylinder engine that cranks out 252 hp and 260 lb-ft of torque. Finally, for those looking for high-grade fuel economy, we anticipate the 1.6-liter diesel engine with 137 hp and 240 lb-ft of torque to remain an option. The existing Terrain comes requirement with front-wheel drive, but shift-on-the-fly all-wheel drive is available. Fuel versions use a nine-speed automatic transmission, while the diesel utilizes a six-speed automatic.
The IIHS hasn’t evaluated the 2018 Terrain right now, however its previous generation received “Good” crash tests scores in all tests, but it stopped working in other locations, including its “Poor” ranking in the headlight test and a “Basic” score in the front crash avoidance test. We expect all the changes in the new-generation Terrain to fix these issues, scoring it a minimum of a Top Safety Pick ranking.
2019 GMC Terrain Pricing & Release Date
While there is no official release date for the 2019 Terrain, we anticipate it to arrive in the very first quarter of 2018. Official pricing should see very little boosts relative to the present MSRP series of $25,990 to $40,295 (location costs included). Key competitors will consist of the Chevy Equinox, Honda CR-V, and Mazda CX-5.