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2017 GMC Terrain
Select a Different Model (9 Available): Denali AWD
Fair Market Price $ 24862
MPG (EPA) 20 CTY /28 HWY
Cargo (Std/Max) 32/64 cu.ft.
Seating (Std/Max) 5/5
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2017 GMC Terrain MODEL OVERVIEW

You'll Like

  • Powerful V-6 engine option
  • New Nightfall appearance package

You Won't Like

  • Standard four-cylinder lacks power
  • Steering feel could be better

New for 2017

The 2017 GMC Terrain remains unchanged for the exception of a new Nightfall appearance package that comes with 18-inch machine-faced aluminum wheels with gloss black spokes and other black trim accents.

Vehicle Summary

The Terrain is the smallest SUV GMC offers. Expect to see a redesigned Terrain for 2018 or 2019.

Overview

The 2017 GMC Terrain manages to deliver 21/31 mpg city/highway with front-wheel drive, and 20/29 mpg with all-wheel drive using the standard 2.4-liter I-4 engine that produces 182 hp and 172 lb-ft or torque. The larger 3.6-liter V-6 has a rating of 17/24 mpg city/highway with front-wheel drive, 16/23 mpg city/highway with all-wheel drive, and produces 301 hp and 272 lb-ft of torque. All powertrain configurations are mated to a six-speed automatic transmission.

The biggest news for the 2017 Terrain is the optional black-trimmed Nightfall appearance package. This package adds style to the Terrain and includes, 18-inch machine-faced aluminum wheels with gloss black spokes, a charcoal grill with a gloss black surround and accents, gloss black front and rear fascia accents, gloss black rear license plate surround trim, gloss black outside mirrors and black luggage rails. GMC's IntelliLink infotainment system with a 7-inch-diagnal color touchscreen is standard on the Nightfall Edition, along with available 4G LTE connectivity (Wi-Fi plans are available as an option).

Safety

The 2017 GMC Terrain received a four-star overall rating (out of five stars) from the NHTSA. Individual test scores included a four-star rating for the frontal and rollover crash and a five-star rating for the side impact crash test. The IIHS rated the Terrain a 2016 Top Safety Pick, but its lack of active safety tech prevents it from becoming a Top Safety Pick+.

Safety features include six standard airbags, stability and traction control, and a standard rearview camera. Available safety features include rear cross traffic alert, side blind zone alert, forward collision alert, lane departure warning, and rear park assist. GM's OnStar emergency communications system is also standard.

What We Think

In the Motor Trend First Test review of the 2016 GMC Terrain Denali, we were impressed by the available 3.6-liter V-6's power: "The more powerful Terrain Denali felt confident pulling away from side streets and parking lots and merging on the freeway." We've experienced the Terrain's standard four-cylinder engine in the mechanically related Chevrolet Equinox, and called its performance "merely adequate." Another complaint was the Terrain's electric power steering that has a light off-center feel and non-linear boost, making it more difficult to keep centered in the lane. Other than those shortcomings, we liked our 2016 Terrain Denali tester's luxurious interior, technology, and ride quality, although it felt a little outdated. As the Terrain has already been refreshed, a new Terrain may be on the way in the next couple years.

Cool Fact

The Terrain is GMC's smallest but second-highest selling vehicle in 2015, only behind the full-size truck, the GMC Sierra.

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2017 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, 20.9 Gallon; Power Steering; Tires, P235/55R19 All Season BSW; 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, Graphite Gray Metallic

N/C N/C

Graphite Gray Metallic

$359 $395

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

Brake Assist System

Std Std

Brake Assist With Preview

Std Std

Brakes, 4 Wheel Disc w/ABS

Std Std

Electronic Brake Distribution

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

Cup Holders, Front and Rear

Std Std

Garage Door Opener

Std Std

Hatch/Trunk Closer, Automatic

Std Std

Internal HD

CONTAINED IN: [UHQ] Color Touch Navigation W/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] Color Touch Navigation W/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

Color Touch Navigation W/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] Color Touch Navigation W/Intellilink
Std Std

Wi-Fi Network

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] Color Touch Navigation W/Intellilink
Grp Grp

Fuel Tank, 18.0 Gallon

Std Std

Fuel Tank, 20.9 Gallon

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

Engine Block Heater

$91 $100

Tachometer

Std Std

Traction Control, Electronic

Std Std

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

Std Std

Bumpers, Front and Rear Body-Colored

Std Std

Sunroof, Tilt & Sliding

$905 $995

Chrome/Bright Trim, Window Surround Bumpers

Std Std

Door Handles (Exterior), Chrome

Std Std

Doors, Front-Hinged Front and Rear

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

$36 $40

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

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

Floor Mats

Std Std

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)

$177 $195

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

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

Parking Distance Sensors, Rear Vision Camera and Radar

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

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

Antenna

Std Std

Remote Audio Controls

Std Std

Eight Pioneer Speakers Subwoofer

Std Std

Audio System, IntelliLink AM/FM Radio, MP3/CD Player, Satellite Radio with Color Touch Screen

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, P235/55R19 All Season BSW

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

Wheels, 19" Denali Specific

$364 $400
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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
60000
Maintenance Warranty Miles
15000
Roadside Assistance Months
60
IIHS Best Pick
0
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