2017 GMC Terrain All But to Shatter The Status Quo


2017 GMC Terrain is General Motor’s next step to continue the trend of the booming sales of its compact SUV and crossover. For this new generation, GMC Terrain went macho-er with new aggressive styling in the exterior along with fine touches to its cabin. Options for trims include SLT, SLE, SL and Denali.

2017 GMC Terrain Side View

Two Powertrain Options for Terrain

When it comes to powertrain and mechanical, GMC Terrain hasn’t changed in a while. The 2.4 inline 4 is General Motor’s workhorse will continue to power 2017 GMC Terrain. With a direct fuel injection, this mill straight away produces 182 HP of power at 6,700 RPM and 172 lb-ft of torque at 4,900 RPM. While being exuberant on outputs, this engine also delivers impressive mileage ratings measuring at 21 mpg city, 31 mpg highway and 25 mpg combined.

Another powerhouse will come in GMC Terrain 2017 to up the ante. The 3.6-liter V6 will make this SUV accelerate from 0 to 60 mph in 6.7 seconds with 310 HP at 6,500 RPM and 272 lb-ft at 4,800 RPM. With Spark Ignition Direct Injection and Variable Valve Timing, FWD configuration keeps EPA ratings at 17 mpg city and 24 mpg highway while AWD does a tad decrement at 16/23 mpg for city/highway respectively. Max towing capacity checks at 3,500 pounds.

Safety Matters

2017 GMC Terrain will present itself safety-ready as it has been built with precision engineering. Here are some of the safety technologies that come that GMC will market as standard:

  • Following Distance Indicator – This ingenious feature provides the driver with following (headway) time which helps in maintaining a safe distance between other vehicles.
  • Automatic Front Braking – Front collision can occur unexpectedly anytime. GMC Terrain’s automatic braking will detect obstacles up front and apply brakes in split-seconds.
  • Safety Alert Seats – The GM patented Safety Alert Seats uses vibration pulses in place of audible crash avoidance alerts.

2017 GMC Terrain Front View

Exterior and Interior

2017 GMC Terrain marches towards a crisper and sharper look. Out of all the trims, Nightfall Edition gets the spotlight as it wears a blacked out grille, black rear fascia, black wheels and black everything.

As to the base model, the headlights drift towards reflector style and chrome highlights are pretty obvious on the radiator grille. There are no LED daytime running lights in the base models but come as standard on the upper trims. All 4 wheel arches are now robust and adopt a military-like styling.

The Denali trim is unique amongst all as it features a mesh grille with metallic trim and satin texture.Its entire body sports a lot of chrome and satin accents – be it on the wheels or window panes.

Striking impressions are bestowed in the interior cabin of the base model as well. The dashboard wears soft-touch materials which come in contrast with thread stitching on the steering wheel and seats.

2017 GMC Terrain Interior

2017 GMC Terrain Price and Competitors

2017 GMC Terrain price starts at $24,000 and reaches to nearly around $34,000 for its range-topping trims. Competition comes from the likes of Hyundai Santa Fe Sport, Ford Edge and Ford Escape.

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