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2016 GMC Terrain
Select a Different Model (9 Available): Denali AWD
Fair Market Price $ 22883
Zero to 60 6.6 seconds
MPG (EPA) 20 CTY /28 HWY
Cargo (Std/Max) 32/64 cu.ft.
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2016 GMC Terrain MODEL OVERVIEW

New for 2016

The 2016 GMC Terrain gains refreshed exterior styling that includes a power dome hood design, chrome-accented grille in higher trim levels, LED daytime running lights, and new 18- and 19-inch wheel designs. Light Titanium/Jet Black two-tone leather is now available in the Denali trim while Saddle Up leather has been added to the SLT grade. Revised center stack and instrument cluster with a storage shelf and updated graphics and a chrome-trimmed transmission shifter round up the changes inside the cabin. SLT models are now available with eight-way power adjustable seats.

Vehicle Summary

The 2016 GMC Terrain is a five-passenger two-row crossover that's mechanically related to the Chevrolet Equinox and is available in front- or all-wheel-drive configurations. A 182-hp 2.4-liter I-4 serves as the base engine while a 301-hp 3.6-liter V-6 is optional. Both engines are paired to a six-speed automatic transmission.

Overview

Inside the 2016 Terrain, there's plenty of room for four passengers while cargo space is generous behind the split-folding rear seats at 31.6 cubic feet. Folding down the second row increases the Terrain's cargo volume to 63.9 cubic feet; however, this is down compared to some of its competitors like the Toyota RAV4 and Honda CR-V. Additionally, the Fiat 500L tall hatchback and Volkswagen Golf SportWagen offer more space without sacrificing fuel economy. Denali models offer more upscale equipment to distinguish it from lower-grade models in the Terrain lineup.

The optional 301-hp V-6 provides plenty of power to get the car moving even when loaded with passengers or cargo. Denali models also come with dual-flow dampers, which improve ride quality and handling especially over less than perfect surfaces. Handling is respectable for the class but the Terrain's two-ton curb weight means it's not as agile as lighter competitors even with the dual-flow dampers in the Denali model.

Available safety features include blind spot warning with rear cross-traffic alert, lane departure warning and forward collision warning.

What We Think

While it remains a relatively decent choice in the two-row crossover segment, the GMC Terrain is showing its age. In a comparison test that pitted the pre-2016 Terrain against the Kia Sorento, we said that the Denali model provides a good ride and controlled body motions thanks to the standard dual flow dampers. We also tested the Terrain's mechanical twin, the Chevrolet Equinox, and in a 2013 First Drive, we noted that the base 182-hp I-4 was sluggish and struggled to pull the two-ton crossover when loaded with people or cargo.

You'll Like:

  • Strong V-6 option
  • Good ride in the Denali model

You Won't Like:

  • Too similar to the Chevrolet Equinox
  • Not as roomy as competitors
  • Underpowered base engine

Key Competitors

--Stefan Ogbac

2016 GMC TERRAIN SPECIFICATIONS
OVERVIEW
FEATURES
WARRANTY/RECALL
SAFETY
Engine Name
Engine: 4-Cyl 2.4 Liter
Transmission Name
Transmission, 6 Speed Automatic Mode Select with Manual Mode (6T45)
Trim
Denali AWD
Class
Mid-Size Utility
Horsepower
182@6700
Standard MPG
20/28
Body Style
SUV/Crossover
Drivetrain
AWD
Fuel Type
Unleaded Regular
Seating Capacity
5/5
Package Invoice Retail

Gmc Interior Protection Package (Dealer)

INCLUDES: [VAV] Front & Rear Premium All Weather Floor Mats (Dealer); [VLI] Premium All Weather Cargo Mat (Dealer) NOT AVAILABLE WITH: [VQG] Protection Package (Dealer)
$182 $200

Cargo Management Package

INCLUDES: Cargo Area Cover (/Rear Parcel Shelf); Load Restraint; Roof Rails
$254 $280

Trailering Package (Dealer)

$332 $365

Protection Package (Dealer)

INCLUDES: Floor Mats, Plastic/Rubber; Mud Flaps NOT AVAILABLE WITH: [VQK] Front and Rear Splash Guards (Dealer); [PDH] Gmc Interior Protection Package (Dealer)
$273 $300

Cargo Convenience Package (Dealer)

INCLUDES: Cargo Area Cover (/Rear Parcel Shelf); Cargo Organizer; Load Restraint
$259 $285

Engine: 4-Cyl 2.4 Liter

Std Std

Engine: V6 3.6 Liter

INCLUDES: Axle Ratio, 3.390; Delete: Electronic Noise Reduction; Emission Equipment, 8.0; Fuel Tank, 20.0 Gallon; Power Steering; Tires, 19"; Transmission, 6 Speed Automatic Mode Select with Manual Mode (6T70); Wheels, 19" Alloy
$1729 $1900

Transmission, 6 Speed Automatic Mode Select with Manual Mode (6T45)

Std Std

Transmission, 6 Speed Automatic Mode Select with Manual Mode (6T70)

CONTAINED IN: [LFX] Engine: V6 3.6 Liter
Grp Grp

Exterior Color, Crimson Red Tintcoat

N/C N/C

Exterior Color, White Frost Tricoat

N/C N/C

Exterior Color, Quicksilver Metallic

N/C N/C

Quicksilver Metallic

$359 $395

Exterior Color, Summit White

N/C N/C

Exterior Color, Ebony Twilight Metallic

N/C N/C

Exterior Color, Iridium Metallic

N/C N/C

Iridium Metallic

$359 $395

Brake Assist System

Std Std

Brake Assist With Preview

Std Std

Electronic Brake Distribution

Std Std

Brakes, Power 4 Wheel Disc with 4 Wheel ABS

Std Std

Air Conditioning: Climate control

Std Std

Apps Control

Std Std

Bluetooth®

Std Std

Cargo Hooks

Std Std

Cargo Organizer

CONTAINED IN: [VQR] Cargo Convenience Package (Dealer)
Pkg Pkg

Coming Home Device

Std Std

Connection To External Entertainment Devices

Std Std

Cruise/Speed Control

Std Std

Garage Door Opener

Std Std

Hatch/Trunk Closer, Automatic

Std Std

Internal HD

CONTAINED IN: [UHQ] Audio System, Color Touch Navigation with Intellilink
Grp Grp

Load Restraint

CONTAINED IN: [VQR] Cargo Convenience Package (Dealer); [PDM] Cargo Management Package
Pkg Pkg

Memory Adjustment: Mirror

Std Std

Multi-Function Display Screen

Std Std

Navigation System, with Internal HD

CONTAINED IN: [UHQ] Audio System, Color Touch Navigation with Intellilink
Grp Grp

Navigation System, with Internet

Std Std

Power Locks

Std Std

Power Outlet, 12v

Std Std

Power Trunk/Hatch Pull-Down

Std Std

Power Windows

Std Std

Remote Engine Starter

Std Std

Telematics

Std Std

Trip Computer

Std Std

Trunk/Hatch Release, Remote

Std Std

Audio System, Color Touch Navigation with Intellilink

INCLUDES: External Temperature; Internal HD; Navigation System, with Internal HD; Voice Activating System, Intellilink, with Radio Settings, Phone, Navigation System
$450 $495

Ventilation System

Std Std

Voice Activating System, Intellilink, with Radio Settings, Phone, Navigation System

CONTAINED IN: [UHQ] Audio System, Color Touch Navigation with Intellilink
Std Std

Wi-Fi Network

Std Std

Cup Holders, Front and Rear

Std Std

Axle Ratio, 3.390

CONTAINED IN: [LFX] Engine: V6 3.6 Liter
Grp Grp

Axle Ratio, 3.530

Std Std

Compass

Std Std

External Temperature

CONTAINED IN: [UHQ] Audio System, Color Touch Navigation with Intellilink
Grp Grp

Fuel Tank, 18.0 Gallon

Std Std

Fuel Tank, 20.0 Gallon

CONTAINED IN: [LFX] Engine: V6 3.6 Liter
Grp Grp

Engine Block Heater

$68 $75

Tachometer

Std Std

Traction Control, Electronic

Std Std

Drive: Full and Part-Time Four-Wheel Drive with Automatic Selection

Std Std

Sunroof, Tilt & Sliding

$905 $995

Chrome/Bright Trim, Window Surround Bumpers

Std Std

Door Handles (Exterior), Chrome

Std Std

Mud Flaps

CONTAINED IN: [VQK] Front and Rear Splash Guards (Dealer); [VQG] Protection Package (Dealer)
Pkg Pkg

Privacy Glass

Std Std

Roof Rails

CONTAINED IN: [PDM] Cargo Management Package
Std Std

Underbody Protection

Std Std

Front License Plate Bracket

$13 $15

Front and Rear Splash Guards (Dealer)

INCLUDES: Mud Flaps NOT AVAILABLE WITH: [VQG] Protection Package (Dealer)
$145 $160

Windows, 3rd Row

Std Std

Windows, Rear Side

Std Std

Bumpers, Front and Rear Body-Colored

Std Std

Doors, Front-Hinged Front and Rear

Std Std

Window, Rear

Std Std

Armrest, Front Seat Center

Std Std

Cargo Area Cover (/Rear Parcel Shelf)

CONTAINED IN: [VQR] Cargo Convenience Package (Dealer); [PDM] Cargo Management Package
Pkg Pkg

Console

Std Std

Floor Covering, Carpet In Passenger And Load Area

Std Std

Floor Mats, Plastic/Rubber

CONTAINED IN: [VQG] Protection Package (Dealer)
Pkg Pkg

Light, Cargo Area

Std Std

Luxury Trim, Alloy Look On Console, Doors, Instrument Panel And Shift Knob

Std Std

Cargo Area Close-Out Panel (Dealer)

$122 $135

Universal Tablet Holders (Dealer)

$186 $205

Steering Wheel: Wood & leather-trimmed, tilt telescoping steering wheel

Std Std

Vanity Mirror: Illuminated driver and passenger vanity mirror

Std Std

Front & Rear Premium All Weather Floor Mats (Dealer)

CONTAINED IN: [PDH] Gmc Interior Protection Package (Dealer)
$136 $150

Premium All Weather Cargo Mat (Dealer)

CONTAINED IN: [PDH] Gmc Interior Protection Package (Dealer)
$68 $75

Floor Mats

Std Std

LED Lights

Std Std

Reading Lights, Front

Std Std

Alloy heated driver and passenger power door mirrors

Std Std

Rear View Mirror, Automatic

Std Std

Delete: Electronic Noise Reduction

CONTAINED IN: [LFX] Engine: V6 3.6 Liter
Grp Grp

Crimson Red Tintcoat

$450 $495

White Frost Tricoat

$905 $995

Ebony Twilight Metallic

$359 $395

Paint, Gloss

Std Std

Airbag, Front

Std Std

Airbag, Side Curtain

Std Std

Airbag, Side

Std Std

Airbags, 6

Std Std

Collision Warning System, Forward Collision Alert

Std Std

Cross-Traffic Alert

Std Std

Front Fog Lights

Std Std

Glass, Tinted

Std Std

Head Restraints

Std Std

Headlight Control, Dusk Sensor

Std Std

Headlights, Halogen

Std Std

Hill Holder

Std Std

Isofix Preparation

Std Std

Lane Departure Warning System

Std Std

Lights, Daytime Running

Std Std

Low Tire Pressure Indicator

Std Std

Overtaking Sensor, Side Blind Zone Alert

Std Std

Passenger Assist Handles

Std Std

Seatbelts, Front

Std Std

Seatbelts, Rear

Std Std

Stabilitrak

Std Std

Theft Deterrent System

Std Std

Windshield Wipers, Variable Intermittent

Std Std

Parking Distance Sensors, Rear Vision Camera and Radar

Std Std

Seat Upholstery, Jet Black Perforated Leather with Denali Logo

N/C N/C

Seat Upholstery, Light Titanium Perforated Leather with Denali Logo

N/C N/C

Rear Seats, Bench Split Folding

Std Std

Seat Upholstery, Leather

Std Std

Seating, 5

Std Std

Seats, Dual Front 10-Way Power Heated Bucket with Memory

Std Std

Audio System, AM/FM Radio, MP3/CD Player, Satellite Radio

Std Std

Remote Audio Controls

Std Std

Speakers, 8 Pioneer

Std Std

Antenna

Std Std

Power Steering

CONTAINED IN: [LFX] Engine: V6 3.6 Liter
Std Std

Alternate Suspension

Std Std

Suspension, Enhanced Ride and Handling w/ Coil Springs

Std Std

Spare Tire, Limited Use w/Steel Rim

Std Std

Tires, 19"

CONTAINED IN: [LFX] Engine: V6 3.6 Liter
Grp Grp

Tires, P235/55TR18 All Season BSW

Std Std

Wheel Lock Kit (Dealer)

$63 $70

Wheels, 18" Alloy Chrome

Std Std

Wheels, 19" Alloy

CONTAINED IN: [LFX] Engine: V6 3.6 Liter
Grp Grp

Wheels, Single Rear

Std Std
Show Full Specs
Corrosion Warranty Miles
100000
Maintenance Warranty Months
18
Corrosion Warranty Months
72
Powertrain Warranty Miles
60000
Full Warranty Miles
36000
Powertrain Warranty Months
60
Full Warranty Months
36
Roadside Assistance Miles
100000
Maintenance Warranty Miles
15000
Roadside Assistance Months
60
IIHS Best Pick
1
NHTSA Rating Front Driver
5
IIHS Front Moderate Overlap
Good
NHTSA Rating Front Passenger
4
IIHS Front Small Overlap
Good
NHTSA Rating Front Side
4
IIHS Overall Side Crash
Good
NHTSA Rating Overall
4
IIHS Rear Crash
Good
NHTSA Rating Rear Side
5
IIHS Roof Strength
Good
NHTSA Rating Rollover
4