of the 2019 GMC Terrain. Base trim shown.
From the Cars.com Vehicle Test Team
- 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
- 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
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
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.
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The 2019 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