2017 GMC Terrain

2017 GMC Terrain
2017 GMC Terrain

2017 GMC Terrain


Vehicle Highlights

  • Fuel Economy: 21 mpg City, 31 mpg Hwy
  • Engine: 2.4L Flex Fuel I4, 182 HP
  • Transmission: Automatic
  • Drive Train: Front Wheel Drive
  • Passengers: 5
  • Doors: 4

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  • Basic Warranty: 3 Years / 36,000 Miles
  • Drivetrain Warranty: 5 Years / 60,000 Miles
  • Roadside Assistance: 5 Years / 60,000 Miles

A vehicle's warranty can significant impact your maintenance costs after you drive off the dealer's lot, and it's important to understand the different parts. Typically, a new car warranty includes a Basic warranty, which covers everything except the wear items such as brakes and tires; and a Drivetrain warranty, that covers all the parts that make the car move, such as the engine and transmission

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Specifications for 2017 GMC Terrain

Standard Equipment

  • Safety Options
    • StabiliTrak, stability control system with traction control
    • Daytime Running Lamps
    • Air bags, dual-stage frontal and thorax side-impact, driver and front passenger, and head curtain side-impact, front and rear outboard seating positions (Always use safety belts and the correct child restraints. Children are safer when properly secured in a rear seat in the appropriate child restraint. See the Owner's Manual for more information.)
    • Air bag, Passenger Sensing System sensor indicator inflatable restraint, front passenger/child presence detector (Always use safety belts and the correct child restraints. Children are safer when properly secured in a rear seat in the appropriate child restraint. See the Owner's Manual for more information.)
    • Rear Vision Camera
    • Tire Pressure Monitor System (Does not monitor spare.)
    • Safety belts, 3-point, front and second row all seating positions
    • Door locks, rear child security
    • LATCH system (Lower Anchors and Top tethers for CHildren), for child safety seats
  • Entertainment Features
    • OnStar 4G LTE and built-in Wi-Fi hotspot connects to the Internet at 4G LTE speeds; includes OnStar Data Trial for 3 months or 3GB (whichever comes first) (Visit www.onstar.com for coverage map, details and system limitations. Services vary by model. OnStar acts as a link to existing emergency service providers. Not all vehicles may transmit all crash data. Available Wi-Fi requires compatible mobile device, active OnStar service and data plan. Data plans provided by AT&T.)
    • Bluetooth for phone personal cell phone connectivity to vehicle audio system
    • Audio system feature, USB port
    • SiriusXM Satellite Radio is standard on nearly all 2017 GM models. Enjoy a 3-month All Access trial subscription with over 150 channels including commercial-free music, plus sports, news and entertainment. Plus listening on the app and online is included, so you'll hear the best SiriusXM has to offer, anywhere life takes you. Welcome to the world of SiriusXM. (IMPORTANT: The SiriusXM Satellite Radio trial package is not provided on vehicles that are ordered for Fleet Daily Rental ("FDR") use. If you decide to continue service after your trial, the subscription plan you choose will automatically renew thereafter and you will be charged according to your chosen payment method at then-current rates. Fees and taxes apply. To cancel you must call us at 1-866-635-2349. See our Customer Agreement for complete terms at www.siriusxm.com. All fees and programming subject to change.)
    • Audio system feature, 6-speaker system
    • Audio system, Color Touch AM/FM/SiriusXM stereo with MP3 playback includes 7" diagonal color touch-screen display, USB port, AUX port and iPod support (Includes Bluetooth for phone only.)
  • Exterior Features
    • Wheels, 4 - 18" x 7.0" (45.7 cm x 17.8 cm) aluminum
    • Tires, P235/55R18 all-season, blackwall (Included and only available with (REY) 4 - 18" x 7.0" (45.7 cm x 17.8 cm) aluminum wheels.)
    • Spare, tire and wheel
    • Grille, Charcoal with chrome surround
    • Liftgate, rear manual with fixed glass
    • Bumpers, front and rear body-color
    • Headlamps, halogen projector lamp
    • Glass, deep-tinted (all windows, except light-tinted glass on windshield and driver- and front passenger-side glass)
    • Mirrors, outside heated power-adjustable, body-color and manual folding
    • Wipers, front intermittent with washers
    • Wiper, rear intermittent with washer
    • Door handles, body-color
  • Interior Features
    • Seats, front bucket
    • Seat trim, premium cloth
    • OnStar Basic plan for 5 years includes limited vehicle mobile app features, Monthly Diagnostics Report and Dealer Maintenance Notification (Basic Plan available for 5 years from the date of vehicle delivery and is transferable. Does not include Emergency, Security or Navigation services.)
    • OnStar Guidance plan for 3 months, including Automatic Crash Response, Stolen Vehicle Assistance, Roadside Assistance, Turn-by-Turn Navigation, Advanced Diagnostics and more (trial excludes Hands-Free Calling) for 6 months, including Automatic Crash Response, Stolen Vehicle Assistance, Roadside Assistance, Turn-by-Turn Navigation, Advanced Diagnostics and more (trial excludes Hands-Free Calling) (Visit www.onstar.com for coverage map, details and system limitations. Services vary by model. OnStar acts as a link to existing emergency service providers. Not all vehicles may transmit all crash data.)
    • Lighting, interior with theater dimming, center-mounted dome, rear cargo area, dual front map lights and ambient lighting on integrated center stack
    • Assist handles, front passenger and rear outboard
    • Visors, driver and front passenger illuminated vanity mirrors
    • Mirror, inside rearview auto-dimming
    • Power outlets 4 auxiliary with covers, 12-volt, includes 2 front, 1 second row and one in the cargo area
    • Defogger, rear-window electric
    • Air conditioning, single-zone manual front climate control
    • Theft-deterrent system, content theft alarm and engine immobilizer
    • Cruise control, electronic with set and resume speed
    • Remote Keyless Entry
    • Door locks, power programmable with lockout protection
    • Windows, power with driver and front passenger Express-Down
    • Driver Information Center monitors 26 various systems including, Vehicle Information Menu (oil life, tire pressure, standard/metric units) and Trip Information Menu (trip 1, trip 2, fuel range, average fuel economy, instant fuel economy, average vehicle speed) and compass display
    • Instrumentation includes speedometer, single trip odometer, fuel level, engine temperature and tachometer
    • Steering column, tilt and telescopic
    • Steering wheel, comfort grip vinyl with mounted cruise and audio controls
    • Cupholders 2 front and 2 rear and 2 additional in rear center armrest
    • Console, front center, with arm rest and concealed storage
    • Floor mats, carpeted rear
    • Floor mats, carpeted front
    • Seats, rear bench, 3 passenger with manual fore/aft adjustment, 60/40 split seatback and recline feature
    • Seat adjuster, driver 2-way manual fore/aft adjustment power lumbar and power 2-way seat height adjuster (up/down)
  • Mechanical Features
    • Engine, 2.4L DOHC 4-cylinder SIDI (Spark Ignition Direct Injection) with VVT (Variable Valve Timing) (182 hp [135.7 kW] @ 6700 rpm, 172 lb-ft [232.2 N-m] @ 4900 rpm)
    • Transmission, 6-speed automatic
    • Axle, 3.23 final drive ratio (Included and only available with (LEA) 2.4L I-4 SIDI engine and (MX0) 6-speed automatic front-wheel drive transmission. Refer to Engine/Axle chart for availability.)
    • E10 Fuel capable (May be upgraded to (FHS) E85 FlexFuel Capable with (FE9) Federal emissions on FWD (TLF26/TLH26/TLJ26) models.)
    • Alternator, 120 amps
    • Front wheel drive
    • Battery, 525 cold-cranking amps with rundown protection
    • Suspension, front independent, strut type coil springs
    • Suspension, rear independent trailering arm with three lateral locating links, coil springs
    • Suspension, Soft Ride
    • Steering, power, variable electric assist
    • Brakes, 4-wheel antilock, 4-wheel disc
    • Exhaust, single

Tech Specs

  • Brakes Features
    • Brake Type - Pwr
    • Brake ABS System - 4-Wheel
    • Disc - Front (Yes or ) - Yes
    • Disc - Rear (Yes or ) - Yes
    • Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) - 12.6 x 1.18
    • Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) - 11.9 x 0.78
  • Cargo Area Dimensions Features
    • Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 1 (in) - - TBD -
    • Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 2 (in) - - TBD -
    • Cargo Area Width @ Beltline (in) - - TBD -
    • Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings (in) - - TBD -
    • Cargo Box (Area) Height (in) - - TBD -
    • Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³) - 63.9
    • Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³) - 31.6
  • Cooling System Features
    • Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) - 8.2
  • Electrical Features
    • Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) - 525
    • Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) - 120
  • Engine Features
    • Engine Order Code - LEA
    • Engine Type - Gas/Ethanol I4
    • Displacement - 2.4L/145
    • Fuel System - Direct Injection
    • SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM - 182 @ 6700
    • SAE Net Torque @ RPM - 172 @ 4900
  • Exterior Dimensions Features
    • Wheelbase (in) - 112.50
    • Length, Overall (in) - 185.50
    • Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) - 72.80
    • Height, Overall (in) - 66.30
    • Tread Width, Front (in) - 62.90
    • Tread Width, Rear (in) - 62.10
    • Min Ground Clearance (in) - 6.90
    • Rear Door Opening Height (in) - - TBD -
    • Rear Door Opening Width (in) - - TBD -
    • Liftover Height (in) - - TBD -
  • Fuel Tank Features
    • Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) - 18.8
  • Interior Dimensions Features
    • Passenger Capacity - 5
    • Passenger Volume (ft³) - 99.6
    • Front Head Room (in) - 39.80
    • Front Leg Room (in) - 41.20
    • Front Shoulder Room (in) - 55.70
    • Front Hip Room (in) - 55.10
    • Second Head Room (in) - 39.20
    • Second Leg Room (in) - 39.90
    • Second Shoulder Room (in) - 55.30
    • Second Hip Room (in) - 51.30
  • Mileage Features
    • Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG) - 25
    • EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) - 21
    • EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) - 31
  • Steering Features
    • Steering Type - Pwr Electric Assist
    • Steering Ratio (:1), Overall - 18.1
    • Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) - 3.46
    • Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) - 40.0
    • Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) - - TBD -
  • Summary Features
    • Vehicle Name - GMC Terrain
    • Body Style - Sport Utility
  • Suspension Features
    • Suspension Type - Front - MacPherson Strut
    • Suspension Type - Rear - Trailing Arm
    • Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) - w/Coil Springs
    • Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) - w/Coil Springs
    • Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) - - TBD -
    • Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm) - - TBD -
    • Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) - - TBD -
    • Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in) - - TBD -
  • Tires Features
    • Front Tire Order Code - QNT
    • Rear Tire Order Code - QNT
    • Front Tire Size - P235/55R18
    • Rear Tire Size - P235/55R18
    • Spare Tire Size - - TBD -
  • Trailering Features
    • Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) - 1500
    • Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) - 150
    • Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) - 1500
    • Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) - 225
  • Transmission Features
    • Drivetrain - Front Wheel Drive
    • Trans Order Code - MX0
    • Trans Type - 6
    • Trans Description Cont. - Automatic
    • First Gear Ratio (:1) - 4.58
    • Second Gear Ratio (:1) - 2.96
    • Third Gear Ratio (:1) - 1.91
    • Fourth Gear Rato (:1) - 1.45
    • Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) - 1.00
    • Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) - 0.75
    • Reverse Ratio (:1) - 2.94
    • Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) - 3.23
  • Vehicle Features
    • EPA Classification - 2WD Sport Utility Vehicle
    • Annual CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year - 7.1
  • Weight Information Features
    • Base Curb Weight (lbs) - 3792
  • Wheels Features
    • Front Wheel Size (in) - 18 x 7.0
    • Rear Wheel Size (in) - 18 x 7.0
    • Spare Wheel Size (in) - - TBD -
    • Front Wheel Material - Aluminum
    • Rear Wheel Material - Aluminum
    • Spare Wheel Material - - TBD -

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  • Crimson Red Tintcoat Dark Sapphire Blue Metallic Ebony Twilight Metallic Graphite Gray Metallic Slate Blue Metallic Summit White White Frost Tricoat
  • Crimson Red Tintcoat
  • Dark Sapphire Blue Metallic
  • Ebony Twilight Metallic
  • Graphite Gray Metallic
  • Slate Blue Metallic
  • Summit White
  • White Frost Tricoat

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Launched as a 2010 model, the GMC Terrain compact crossover SUV has not been redesigned since. Mechanically identical to the Chevrolet Equinox, 2017 GMC Terrain has adopted an even more masculine demeanor with the addition of a Nightfall edition.

Sharp body lines and creased features make the boldly square-jawed Terrain stand out. Not everyone favors the rough-and-ready look, but its brash design definitely makes an impression, whereas many crossovers blend into each other.

GMC Terrain offers a choice between a fuel-efficient four-cylinder engine that makes 180 horsepower, or a throaty 301-horsepower, 3.6-liter V6. Both engines mate with an adroit-shifting 6-speed automatic transmission, and both can have either front-drive or optional all-wheel drive.

The direct-injected, 2.4-liter four-cylinder is a familiar GM workhorse of an engine, while the V6 is found in the far bigger GMC Acadia. With the abundant go-power of the V6, a Terrain can tow as much as 3,500 pounds, meaning light boats, snowmobiles, motorcycles.

Earning good marks in both ride and handling, GMC Terrain competes against a host of compact crossovers, including the top-ranked, strong-selling Honda CR-V and Toyota RAV4. Apart from poor rearward visibility, the Terrain comes across as a viable contender, and the rearview camera that comes standard helps alleviate those obstacles to clear vision. Some blind spots are caused by the Terrain’s fixed back-seat headrests, which cannot be folded down or removed. We recommend opting for rear parking sensors.

On the safety front, the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety gave the Terrain Good scores in all crash-tests, including the difficult frontal small-overlap collision. As a result, it was named a Top Safety Pick. Meanwhile, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration gave the Terrain a four-star overall crash-test rating, including four stars for frontal-impact protection and five stars for side-impact.

Terrains can be equipped with some of the latest safety technology, including blind-spot monitoring with rear cross-traffic alert, lane-departure warning, and forward collision alert.


The 2017 GMC Terrain comes in SL, SLE-1, SLE-2, SLT, and Denali trim levels. Terrain SL ($24,995) has front-wheel drive, four-cylinder engine, fabric upholstery, remote keyless entry, tilt/telescoping steering column, rearview camera, Bluetooth connectivity, six-speaker audio, and 18-inch wheels. The 6-speaker touchscreen audio system has a CD player and USB port. Also standard is OnStar 4G LTE with a wi-fi hotspot. Terrain SLE-1 ($28,225) adds body-color heated power mirrors and satellite radio. Terrain SLE-2 ($29,725) adds automatic climate control, a power driver’s seat, chrome luggage rails, GMC’s IntelliLink 7.0-inch touchscreen, and Pioneer 8-speaker audio.

GMC Terrain SLT ($31,845) gets perforated leather-appointed seating, heated front seats, remote start, and a chrome exterior appearance package. (All prices are MSRP and do not include destination charge.

The GMC Terrain Nightfall edition package ($795) adds a charcoal grille with black accents and surround, black 18-inch wheels, black front/rear fascia accents, including black luggage rails. The Nightfall package is offered on Terrain SLE-2 and Terrain SLT models, with four body-color choices.

GMC Terrain Denali ($35,200) features perforated leather-upholstered seats, softer-touch dashboard, woodgrain-trimmed steering wheel, chrome door handles and skid plates, and satin-metallic trim. Active-safety features include blind-zone monitoring with rear cross-traffic alert, forward collision alert, lane-departure warning, and rear park assist.

All-wheel drive ($1,750) and V6 engine ($1,500) are available for most trim levels. Navigation and a rear-seat DVD entertainment system also are optional, as is the Open Road package.


In recent years, GMC has been progressing toward crisper lines and sharper looks, and the Terrain reflects that. More squared-edged in its blockiness than the related Chevrolet Equinox, it features a power-dome hood with C-shaped headlights.

Upper trim levels add LED running lights. As usual, the top-rung Denali stands out, led by a mesh grille and satin metallic trim. The new Nightfall option adds a blacked-out grille, black wheels, and black front/rear fascias.


Inside, however, the cabin is strictly contemporary. Every interior design element is tasteful, in accord with other GMC models, including the larger Acadia. The look is especially notable within the Denali edition, which gets a dark woodgrain-trimmed steering wheel and stitched dashboard pad, along with premium leather.

On the dashboard, low-gloss metallic trim surrounds a shield-shaped set of controls. A hooded 7-inch touchscreen controls the infotainment system. The center console is wide, while the large glovebox is deep.

Four adults can fit quite comfortably, not only up front but on the rear bench, which provides sufficient support and isn’t short on leg or knee space. Front seats are wide and mildly bolstered, with some 6 inches of head clearance for a taller driver. The back seat can slide 8 inches fore/aft, giving greater priority to either passengers or cargo.

Seatbacks fold to expand rear storage volume to 31.6 cubic feet. However, they don’t fold entirely flat, and the cargo floor is somewhat high. Cargo space doubles if second-row seats are folded to their limit.

Driving Impressions

If you want substantial vigor in everyday driving, the V6 stands ready to supply it. Most buyers are content with the more thrifty four-cylinder engine, which works with the same capably shifting 6-speed automatic transmission. Four-cylinder models include active noise cancellation.

Acceleration to 60 mph takes a leisurely nine seconds, but the four-cylinder is fine for families that need urban transportation or lean toward long-distance cruising. It’s not recommended for towing, however. Picking a V6 drops the 0-60 mph figure to about six seconds, a substantially quicker performance.

Four-cylinder models use electric power steering, while V6 versions have employed a traditional hydraulic setup. GMC’s electric system does fine, yielding a pleasantly settled feel on the highway. Before long, all Terrains might have electric steering.

If you select Eco mode, shifts will be delayed, as the transmission’s torque converter locks up sooner than usual. Otherwise, the 6-speed automatic performs capably.

With front-wheel drive, the 2.4-liter Terrain is EPA-rated at 21/31 mpg City/Highway, or 25 mpg Combined. All-wheel drive lowers the EPA estimate to 20/28 mpg City/Highway, or 23 mpg Combined. Gas mileage in the V6 is considerably less appealing, EPA-rated at 17/24 mpg City/Highway, or 20 mpg Combined. AWD drops that estimate to 16/23 mpg City/Highway. To achieve these figures in real-world driving, a light foot on the gas pedal is mandatory.


The GMC Terrain is quite spacious inside for a compact crossover. Terrain’s distinctive square lines appeals to buyers who favor a traditional SUV look. The four-cylinder is the preferred choice for fuel economy, the V6 delivers strong acceleration performance and allows light towing capability.

Driving impressions by Aaron Cole, The Car Connection. James M. Flammang contributed to this report.

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