The 2018 GMC Terrain is the latest sport-utility vehicle from General Motors that showed up itself quite higher in the upmarket throwing its rivals a tough challenge to fight. The Terrain has dug into an array of attractive features for its exterior that doesn’t go unnoticed by the onlookers, be it the creased metal new body, more prominent fenders, and a grille that is tougher than before, all contribute together to make it stand apart.
According to the GMC Salinas, the 2018 GMC Terrain boasts of its three new engine options to choose from: the turbo-4 engine, the new 1.5-liter turbo-4 and 9-speed automatic of 170 hp, and the 252-hp 2.0-liter turbo-4 one to compete against a lengthy cadre of cars that includes the Mazda CX-5, Toyota RAV4, Ford Escape, Honda CR-V, and the Equinox. The console-mounted transmission switches from GMC leave very little scope for the driver to intervene.
After smoothing up multiple box like appearance, the 2018 GMC Terrain comes out with a sleek and linear shape. The roofline in the metallic trim shines and glimmers, while the blacked-out part of the pillar in the rear roof gives it a floating look.
The cabin of the 2018 GMC Terrain wears leather upholstery making it warm-toned in the aluminum trim, while the seats make a comfortable angle for every kind of passenger to sit and relax. The space inside the cabin is enough to accommodate both passengers and their belongings without any hassle. The driver and front passenger seats get some more space both as legroom and headroom, and what is noticeable is that you don’t get to see the sliding bench function in the second-row any more.
Performance and Fuel Efficiency
To talk about performance, the 2018 GMC accelerates in smooth succession. The response of the brakes and shifts are quick especially when the all-wheel drive is on board. The base of 2018 Terrain is a front-drive vehicle that got the 1.5-liter turbo-4 engine and a 9-speed automatic transmission that could garner an EPA rating for its fuel efficiency counting 26 mpg in the city, 30 in the highway, and 28 when combined. When driven on the all-wheel drive, the same drivetrain gets you a 24mpg in the city, 28 in the highway and 26 mpg when combined.
The 2018 GMC Terrain brings with it all the latest safety features as safety has always been the first priority in GMC. You find in the list a forward-collision warning system, a rearview camera that comes as standard, blind-spot monitors and power features.
The infotainment system in the 2018 GMC Terrain, as shown to use by the Salinas GMC dealers, left nothing out of the list. Starting with a 7.0-inch touchscreen that works for the integrated Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, it keeps the car boarders connected to wi-fi with a hotspot facility and you get the best sound quality with the Bose speakers playing your favorite tracks.
The Bottom Line
The ride quality of the 2018 GMC Terrain would allure you to drive longer. While the car speeds on the highways, the sound deadening feature works perfectly to maintain the perfectly quiet atmosphere even when the vehicle whizz passes other cars on the driveways.