2019 GMC Terrain

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2019 GMC Terrain
2019 GMC Terrain

Key specs

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The good:

  • Overall refinement
  • Firm but composed ride
  • Powerful 2.0-liter engine
  • Diesel engine's fuel economy, torque
  • Extra versatility with standard fold-flat front passenger seat
  • Easy-to-use multimedia system

The bad:

  • Nine-speed transmission sometimes in too high a gear
  • Noticeable vibration in diesel versions
  • Diesel version's unremarkable towing capacity
  • Front seats may be a little narrow for some
  • Oddly shaped rear-seat backrest
  • Gets expensive with options

4 trims

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Notable features

  • New Black Edition, Chrome Package
  • Five-seat compact SUV
  • Choice of three engines, including a diesel
  • Apple CarPlay, Android Auto standard
  • 4G LTE connectivity with Wi-Fi hot spot
  • Automatic emergency braking available

2019 GMC Terrain review: Our expert's take

What Is the 2019 GMC Terrain?

The GMC Terrain is a compact SUV that can seat up to five. It runs on a standard 170-horsepower, turbocharged 1.5-liter four-cylinder engine that pairs with a nine-speed automatic transmission. A 252-hp, turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder with a nine-speed automatic and a 137-hp, turbo-diesel 1.6-liter four-cylinder with a six-speed automatic are also available. Front-wheel drive is standard, and all-wheel drive is available. Competitors include the Honda CR-V, Mazda CX-5 and Volkswagen Tiguan.

What's New on the 2019 GMC Terrain?

A new Black Edition for SLE and SLT trim levels includes gloss-black 19-inch aluminum wheels, a dark-finish grille and black mirror caps, among other changes. An SLT Chrome Package includes 19-inch wheels with gray accents, a unique chrome grille, chrome mirror caps and bright-finish side rails. A 360-degree camera system is available for Denali models, while adaptive cruise control and front pedestrian braking is now part of the Driver Alert Package II.

What Features in the 2019 GMC Terrain Are Most Important?

The standard fold-flat front passenger seat increases the Terrain's cargo versatility, and standard Apple CarPlay and Android Auto smartphone connectivity lets you easily connect your phone to the multimedia system. Built-in 4G LTE connectivity and a Wi-Fi hot spot (data trial included) mean that portable devices can still be connected on-the-go. Low-speed automatic emergency braking and lane-keeping assist are available for SLT and Denali models.

Should I Buy the 2019 GMC Terrain?

If you're looking for a refined, versatile compact SUV with an easy-to-use multimedia system, the Terrain is worth a look. We like the variety of powertrains GMC offers for it, and though the diesel version gets good fuel economy, engine vibration is noticeable and towing capacity is underwhelming.

Consumer reviews

Rating breakdown (out of 5):
  • Comfort 4.7
  • Interior design 4.6
  • Performance 4.5
  • Value for the money 4.3
  • Exterior styling 4.8
  • Reliability 4.4

Most recent consumer reviews



This car is wayyyyyyyyyyyyyyyy better than i thought it would be! It is beautiful, tinted and very comfortable!!! i wont ie i look good riding in my baby


Very nice little SUV

Been really enjoying it! It’s actually very comfortable car and reliable! Ride is smooth and quite! Efficient fuel economy is pretty good! I love it!


it's what i was looking for

It's much different than the car i had before so it's a bit of a change. Also a lot of new technology has been a little bit of a challenge but the dealership has been very helpful.

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New car and Certified Pre-Owned programs by GMC
Certified Pre-Owned program benefits
Maximum age/mileage
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
172-point inspection
Roadside assistance
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