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Key specs of the base trim
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- Overall refinement
- Firm but composed ride
- Powerful 2.0-liter engine
- Extra versatility with standard fold-flat front passenger seat
- Easy-to-use multimedia system
- Nine-speed transmission sometimes in too high a gear
- Front seats may be a little narrow for some
- Oddly shaped rear-seat backrest
- Gets expensive with options
More standard active safety features
Five-seat compact SUV
Choice of two turbocharged engines
Apple CarPlay, Android Auto standard
4G LTE connectivity with Wi-Fi hot spot
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What Is the 2020 GMC Terrain?
The GMC Terrain is a compact SUV that seats 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 is 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 2020 GMC Terrain?
GMC Pro Safety is now standard and includes forward collision warning, automatic emergency braking, lane departure warning, lane-keep assist and automatic high-beam headlights. Denali versions gain front and rear parking sensors and unique suspension tuning. Meanwhile, the Black Edition has been renamed the Elevation Edition.
What Features in the 2020 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 portable devices can still be connected on-the-go.
2020 GMC Terrain Vs. 2020 Honda CR-V: How Do They Compare?
The GMC Terrain and Honda CR-V have similar starting prices for base front-wheel-drive models, but between them the CR-V is more efficient: Its EPA rating is 30 mpg combined, while the Terrain is rated 27 mpg. Both small SUVs have firm suspension tuning, but the Terrain’s ride quality is more refined. With the Terrain’s addition of many new active safety features for 2020, the two SUVs are more similar in this area, though the CR-V has standard adaptive cruise control, which is optional on the Terrain.
Should I Buy the 2020 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. Its additional standard active safety features enhance the GMC’s value in the crowded small SUV class.
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The 2020 GMC Terrain currently has 0 recalls
Crash and Rollover Test RatingsThe 2020 GMC Terrain has not been tested.
New Car Program Benefits
36 months / 36,000 miles
Certified Pre-Owned Program Benefits
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