The 2017 GMC Terrain happens to be one of the best-selling SUV in the U.S., with competition coming from other crossover makes such as Toyota’s RAV 4 and Honda CR-V. The 2017 makeover of the GMC Terrain comes with several modifications in terms of its exterior appearance, its interior as well as improved tech equipment.
The engine specifications of the 2017 GMC Terrain may not have changed much but there are some improvements in terms of engine performance and fuel economy. All in all, giving you a crossover that is more powerful and can handle different terrain types without necessarily breaking a sweat.
2017 GMC Terrain Redesign
The 2017 model of the GMC Terrain will feature quite some changes in its exterior. The front part will feature a redesign of the grille, which will be chromed and a tad larger than that in its predecessor. At the center, the chrome grille will have horizontal lentils, an inscription that will make this crossover flaunt the looks of a full-sized GMC SUV. A powerful set of headlights will done the front, with the masculine looks underlined by the hood. The front bumper also features some modification in its architecture, with some chrome inserts and LED optics for daytime running lights.
The crossover’s re-definition will have an adornment of intuitive ‘almost-square’ wheel arches in which are fitted new 18’’ alloys. Other features to entice the new look include: chromed surround mirrors, rear-view mirrors, chrome inserts on door handles, sills, roof rails as well as the bottom of the doors. The taillights will also feature some intuitive LED touches. The trunk lid will be easy to handle and the rear bumper comes with a solid redesign that befits a modern crossover.
A tour inside the 2017 GMC Terrain gives a feel of a beautiful trim made. Materials are mixed intricately to provide a luxurious feel in the cabin. The seats are quite spacious, comfortably seating up to five adults and are made out of premium materials, giving the occupants even more comfort.
Safety is ensured via seat belts that are collision-sensitive, air bags, and collision control as well as rear view ability. Your child’s safety is also enhanced by adequate room for fixing a child seat as well as side air bags. The cargo space is adequate for the ideal not-so-big’ family.
In terms of technology, there is a new full-HD wide-view touchscreen, where you can control various features in the car such as the infotainment system. You also have climate control with chromed air vents, USB ports, Wi-Fi connectivity, Bluetooth, SatNav, keyless ignition and a stylish three-spoke steering wheel.
2017 GMC Terrain Powertrain
This model will come with an option of two powertrains to choose from.
First is the 2.4 liter with a capability to give 183 horsepower and 214 foot pounds of torque. The second option will be a 6-cylinder, 3.5 liter petrol engine with an impressive output of 305 horsepower. The options come with either a six-speed or eight-speed automatic transmission, with a variant of either front or all-wheel drive.
Fuel efficiency of the 2017 Terrain SUV will be in the region of 18-23 mpg in city and 28-32 mpg on the highway. With the 3.5 liter model, 0-60 mph is dealt with in around 5.2 seconds, with a top speed of 185 mph.
The release of the 2017 GMC Terrain is expected to be in the last quarter of 2016 with base prices starting from $ 36,500, with higher prices for the Denali trim.