The 2019 GMC Terrain can be held as yet another tough contender for the shoppers who started with the crossovers in their mind. With its stunning looks, admirable performance and latest feature list, it need not have to crave for any attention.
When we first got to see the Terrain at the Salinas GMC, apart from its handsome looks and an assured calm ride, the 2019 GMC Terrain had many other reasons apparently visible to push its competitors behind.
Trims and Powertrain Options
Continuing the trend of its yester year lineup, the 2019 GMC Terrain can even now be tailored in SL, SLE, SLT, and Denali trims, each of them climbing up the chart of creature comforts, as per the lineup hierarchy. Keeping the chord at tune with other crossovers, GMC too offers in its Terrain a trio option of turbocharged engines that could be availed along with a rare and optional turbodiesel powertrain to meet the demands of fuel economy. Irrespective of the engine you choose, the 2019 GMC Terrain will allow only to drive with a standard 9-speed automatic transmission that can help distinguish the brand GMC model from the rest of its rival models.
So, as you start with the base, the 2019 GMC Terrain gets a 1.5-liter or 2.0-liter capacitated gas-powered turbo-4 engine, or else you can go for a 1.6-liter turbodiesel option as well. While the gas engines are coupled with a 9-speed automatic transmission, the turbodiesel mates with a 6-speed automatic one. By choosing the 2.0-liter turbo-4 engine, one can enjoy the drives with an impressive power, that can easily tow up to 3,500 pounds of weight.
For all the trim levels of the 2019 GMC Terrain, while the front-wheel drive is made standard, the option to go with an all-wheel drive is also offered for the ones who need a peppier driving experience.
The Look and Feel
The 2019 GMC Terrain can comfortably make place for four adults, after leaving enough room at the rear to carry their belongings. The best part of each trim level of the 2019 GMC Terrain is that, they are always well equipped. Even the base models get you the comfort of riding on 17-inch wheels, while a 7.0-inch touchscreen display keeps the infotainment section updated. For entertainment GMC has allowed Bluetooth streaming, while integrity with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto become as standard feature in addition to the excellent noise reduction feature.
The 2019 GMC Terrain as explored at the GMC Salinas drive with three options of turbocharged engines that is already more than enough for a small GMC crossover that it is. Even the base powertrain that is powered by a 1.5-liter turbo-4 can make a satisfactory 170 horsepower and a tall torque of 203 pound-feet, that itself indicates, that a ride with even the lowest trim of Terrain will never undermine the performance. Be it stopping in between the stop lights or keep moving around the snaky tracks of the cities at the lowest possible speeds, the 2019 GMC Terrain never feels inadequate.