of the 2017 GMC Terrain. Base trim shown.
From the Cars.com Vehicle Test Team
- Roomy backseat
- Quiet interior
- Highway stability
- Comfortable ride
- Large cargo area
- Useful cabin storage
- Wide turning circle
- Denali version isn't unique enough
- Large blind spot
- Sluggish acceleration
- No keyless start/access
- Touchscreen performance
Front- or all-wheel drive
Denali luxury model available
What Is the 2017 GMC Terrain?
The 2017 GMC Terrain is a five-seat compact SUV that shares much of its DNA with the Chevrolet Equinox. Like the Equinox, the Terrain is larger than many other models in the class, almost to the point of being a mid-size SUV, though its price and features fall firmly in the compact category. It's available in Terrain SL, SLE-1, SLE-2, SLT and Denali trim levels. Front-wheel drive is standard, but all-wheel drive is available with SLE-1, SLE-2, SLT and Denali trims.
What's New on the 2017 GMC Terrain?
The 2017 GMC Terrain adds the option of a Nightfall Edition appearance package.
How Does the 2017 GMC Terrain Compare to Other SUVs?
Much of the 2017 Terrain's appeal lies in the fact that it's much larger than most other compact SUVs, offering a generous cargo area and a spacious backseat. This size comes at a price: It simply doesn't accelerate as fast as other models in its class and it's also more difficult to park due to its size.
The 2017 GMC Terrain also lags its competitors in terms of multimedia features, which may force drivers to rely on their smartphone over the vehicle's built-in infotainment system. Competing models such as the Toyota RAV4 and Kia Sportage also offer more advanced safety options than the Terrain.
What Features in the 2017 GMC Terrain Are Most Important?
The 2017 GMC Terrain is powered by a 182-horsepower, 2.4-liter four-cylinder engine paired with a six-speed automatic transmission; a 301-hp, 3.6-liter V-6 is optional. Significant standard features include 18-inch wheels, Bluetooth connectivity, OnStar 4G LTE connectivity with a Wi-Fi hot spot (data subscription required), remote keyless entry, USB port, cruise control, a backup camera and a tilt/telescoping steering wheel. As required on all new vehicles, the 2017 Terrain also includes anti-lock brakes, an electronic stability system and front airbags.
Significant available features include 19-inch wheels, forward collision warning, lane departure warning, a blind spot warning system with rear cross-traffic alert, remote start, a power sunroof, leather seats, heated front seats and a navigation system.
Should I Buy the GMC Terrain?
The spacious interior, comfortable ride and useful cabin storage spaces all merit at least a look, though the 2017 GMC Terrain falls far behind its rivals in terms of tech features, acceleration and maneuverability. If a roomy interior is your top consideration, the 2017 Terrain is worth considering.
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The 2017 GMC Terrain currently has 0 recalls
36 months / 36,000 miles
5 model years or newer/up to 75,000 miles
Basic Warranty Terms
12 months/12,000 miles bumper-to-bumper original warranty, then may continue to 6 years/100,000 miles limited (depending on variables)
6 years/100,000 miles
Dealer Certification Required