The price includes a $925 destination charge and reflects a price decrease of $2,490 compared to the current base model, the 2015 GMC Terrain SLE-1.
GMC spokeswoman Kelly Cusinato told Edmunds that there are some "minor content changes" on the new Terrain base model. They include removing body-colored mirrors and floor mats.
"But this is primarily a price adjustment to expand the brand's bandwidth so we can better compete in the market and reach those more value-conscious customers," she wrote in reply to a query.
Car shoppers won't find information on the Terrain SL on the GMC vehicle configurator just yet.
"These vehicles are not at dealers yet, so we're just starting to note these changes in dealer order guides," Cusinato said. "Our digital teams are working to update the Web sites accordingly over the next few weeks to be in line with vehicles arriving at dealerships."
Edmunds says: The Terrain SL undercuts the base 2015 Ford Edge and Hyundai Santa Fe Sport, something that budget-minded shoppers should like.