2017 GMC Terrain Pricing

Consumer Rating


  • Spacious backseat that slides and reclines for added comfort
  • Optional V6 engine makes this crossover faster than most competitors
  • Interior stays quiet at highway speeds
  • Supple suspension soaks up impacts on rough roads


  • Dated interior design reflects the Terrain's advanced age
  • Touchscreen is hard to reach
  • Less cargo space than many rivals
  • Four-cylinder engine feels sluggish and real-world mpg falls short of EPA ratings

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Features & Specs

SLE-1 4dr SUV (2.4L 4cyl 6A)SLE-2 4dr SUV (2.4L 4cyl 6A)SLE-2 4dr SUV AWD (2.4L 4cyl 6A)
Starting MSRP$27,300$28,800$30,550
Transmission6-speed shiftable automatic6-speed shiftable automatic6-speed shiftable automatic
Horsepower182 hp @ 6700 rpm182 hp @ 6700 rpm182 hp @ 6700 rpm


NHTSA Overall Rating

The National Highway Transportation Safety Administration offers independent analysis.
  • Frontal Barrier Crash Rating

  • Side Crash Rating

  • Side Barrier Rating

  • Combined Side Barrier & Pole Ratings

    Front Seat4/5
    Back Seat5/5
  • Rollover

    Dynamic Test ResultNo Tip
    Risk Of Rollover19.1%

IIHS Rating
The Insurance Institute of Highway Safety uses extensive crash tests to determine car safety.
  • Side Impact Test
  • Roof Strength Test
  • Rear Crash Protection / Head Restraint
  • IIHS Small Overlap Front Test
  • Moderate Overlap Front Test

Top Consumer Reviews

Read what other owners think about the 2017 GMC Terrain


Consumer Rating

Best car I ever owned - this is my second one!!
The Terrain not only stands out for it's looks, but it drives great, is dependable, comfortable, offers great features, and is decent on gas. I loved my first one so much that I got a new one. I did look at a few other vehicles, but none in the same class even compare. I have owned almost every make of car out there and the GMC Terrain has been the only one I ever considered owning a second time around!
Oil burner! Avoid!
2.4L Ecotec engine consumed 3 quarts of oil in the first 3600 miles! Oil minder read 87% life, yet when I checked the dipstick before a trip it read no oil. Added 1 quart still no reading, added 2nd quart, still no reading, added 3rd quart, dipstick read 1/2 to full line. Engine requires full synthetic "Dexos" spec 5w-30 motor oil. GM has known of the issue with oil consumption of this engine for many years, has issued a Technical Service Bulletin requesting dealers to document excessive oil consumption, then authorizes installation of new pistons and rings. 2011 documented as worst model year. Uninformed owners running the engine low on oil are not warned of the deficiency, the engines timing chains and guides fail, the lack of lubrication takes its toll on bearings and parts depending on sufficient oil to cool and lubricate them. Engines can fail or seize creating a significant safety hazard. Internet search this issue, many horror stories. If failure occurs out of warranty or you are the second owner you are on your own...Where is the outrage?
0 to 60 in a week
Buy a six cylinder. This is a bad ass looking vehicle but the four cylinder doesn't cut it. When merging onto the freeway and pressing the gas pedal firmly it makes all of the right sounds but doesn't actually do anything. I am disappointed in that. The test drive was in a semi-congested city setting where pep doesn't matter so it was wasn't noticed. It also has a fairly wide turning radius which surprised me. I traded a Honda Pilot in for this Terrain. The Pilot was much larger but had a smaller turning radius. As much as I like the looks of this car I rate drivability low. The interior is appointed fairly well and everything is easy to work but the lack of pep distracts from that. The seat are comfortable on long rides. It is a great vehicle for driving around town but isn't really a joy on the freeway.

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2017 GMC Terrain video

JOSH SADLIER: This is automotive editor Josh Sadlier with an Edmunds Expert Rundown of the 2017 GMC Terrain. The Terrain is a compact crossover from GMC. It's got two rows of seats. And to be honest, it's kind of a lame duck at this point. This is the final year of production for the current generation Terrain. GMC's already shown us the 2018 Terrain is going to have all new styling, all new everything. It's going to be hot in this class. And this vehicle, frankly, is not hot compared to most of its rivals. We don't like the base four-cylinder engine. The optional V6 isn't bad. But by then, you're spending a fair amount of money. And the interior quality isn't going to wow you. So overall, you got a spacious back seat in the Terrain. But beyond that, we might advise waiting for next year to see what it brings. Step inside the Terrain and there's that big old back seat. Plenty of room for a couple of tall folks back there, even three in a pinch. That is one of the best features about the Terrain. And as you can see, there's even some funky upholstery to give you something to look at back there. Up front, that design goes back quite a few years at this point. Buttons are small. The infotainment system, they've tried to shoehorn a decent one in there. But the bottom line is you're going to feel the age of the Terrain relative to its newer rivals, such as the redesigned Honda CR-V and our personal favorite, the Mazda CX-5. For more Edmunds Expert Rundowns, click the link to subscribe.

2017 GMC Terrain Expert Rundown

Looking for a compact crossover SUV with a big backseat? The 2017 GMC Terrain might be a good fit. Here's a quick rundown of what we like, what we don't and the bottom line from the Edmunds editors.

2017 GMC Terrain for Sale

GMC Terrain 2017 SLE-2 4dr SUV AWD (2.4L 4cyl 6A) Quicksilver Metallic Jet Black premium cloth
New 2017GMC TerrainSLE-2
Est.Loan: $612/mo
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Contact King Buick GMC today for information on dozens of vehicles like this 2017 GMC Terrain SLE. Want more room? Want more style? This GMC Terrain is the vehicle for you. No matter the varying terrain or weather conditions, this all-wheel drive vehicle will help you reach your destination safely and securely in a well-appointed cabin with many features found on cars twice the price. There is no reason why you shouldn't buy this GMC Terrain SLE. It is incomparable for the price and quality. More information about the 2017 GMC Terrain: Starting about $24,100, the 2017 GMC Terrain is one of the most affordable crossover vehicles in its class -- a class that also includes the Honda CR-V and Toyota RAV4. The interior features a dual-cockpit design with ice-blue ambient lighting and sophisticated, classy appearance touches that make it look much more expensive than it is. Strengths of this model include sharp styling inside and out, Powerful engine selections, and available all-wheel drive

The 2017 GMC Terrain proves that a supple ride, a quiet cabin, powerful available V6 engine and commodious backseat never go out of style. The Terrain, a small crossover SUV, has been on the market for eight years, during which time many competing vehicles have introduced more up-to-date features, especially in infotainment and active safety. But from the beginning, the Terrain's formula was a good one, and the appeal remains strong for buyers of crossover SUVs, as recent sales have continued to prove. This crossover is the right size and has a perpetually winning look. It can be trimmed with a selection of bright and glossy highlights and fitted with large flashy wheels.

With the four-cylinder engine, the front-wheel-drive Terrain returns an EPA-rated 25 mpg combined (21 city/31 highway), while the V6-powered all-wheel-drive model achieves 18 mpg combined (16 city/23 highway).

But as you might imagine, time hasn't been kind to the Terrain in some other respects. The base four-cylinder engine provides both underwhelming acceleration and disappointing real-world fuel economy, while the dashboard is showing its age thanks to a hard-to-reach touchscreen and some ergonomic faux pas. Furthermore, smartphone users — i.e., just about every car shopper these days — should note that Bluetooth audio connectivity isn't even available on the two lowest trim levels (SL and SLE-1). Besides the lack of some contemporary technology, the biggest drawback of the 2017 Terrain is the comparatively small rear cargo area.

The 2017 Terrain remains a versatile and generally competent crossover, but we'd recommend taking a close look at a number of its rivals before making a final decision. Segment leaders include the enduringly well-rounded Honda CR-V, the significantly refreshed Toyota RAV4, and the sporty yet practical Mazda CX-5. We also like the redesigned Kia Sportage, which has a big backseat like the Terrain's, along with contemporary cabin technology. Faced with distinguished competitors such as these, the 2017 GMC Terrain has its work cut out if it wants to win your heart.

The Terrain offers five trim levels to choose from. The front-drive SL is reasonably well equipped except for the lack of Bluetooth connectivity. The SLE-1 introduces all-wheel drive, while the SLE-2 piles on the comfort and convenience features. The SLT adds even greater refinement. Finally, at the top of the line, the Denali offers an exclusive suspension for added comfort.

With plenty more information available, Edmunds can help you find the perfect 2017 GMC Terrain.

2017 GMC Terrain Overview

The 2017 GMC Terrain is offered in the following submodels: SUV. Available styles include SLE-1 4dr SUV (2.4L 4cyl 6A), SLE-2 4dr SUV (2.4L 4cyl 6A), SLE-2 4dr SUV AWD (2.4L 4cyl 6A), SLT 4dr SUV AWD (2.4L 4cyl 6A), SLE-1 4dr SUV AWD (2.4L 4cyl 6A), SLT 4dr SUV (2.4L 4cyl 6A), Denali 4dr SUV AWD (2.4L 4cyl 6A), Denali 4dr SUV (2.4L 4cyl 6A), and SL 4dr SUV (2.4L 4cyl 6A). GMC Terrain models are available with a 2.4 L-liter gas engine, with output up to 182 hp, depending on engine type. The 2017 GMC Terrain comes with front wheel drive, all wheel drive. Available transmissions include: 6-speed shiftable automatic. The 2017 GMC Terrain comes with a 3 yr./ 36000 mi. basic warranty, a 5 yr./ 60000 mi. roadside warranty, and a 5 yr./ 60000 mi. powertrain warranty.

What do people think of the 2017 GMC Terrain?

Consumer ratings and reviews are also available for the 2017 GMC Terrain and all its trim types. Overall, Edmunds users rate the 2017 Terrain 3 on a scale of 1 to 5 stars. Edmunds consumer reviews allow users to sift through aggregated consumer reviews to understand what other drivers are saying about any vehicle in our database. Detailed rating breakdowns (including performance, comfort, value, interior, exterior design, build quality, and reliability) are available as well to provide shoppers with a comprehensive understanding of why customers like the 2017 Terrain.

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Our Review Process

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What's a good price for a New 2017 GMC Terrain?
2017 GMC Terrain SLE-2 4dr SUV AWD (2.4L 4cyl 6A)

The 2017 GMC Terrain SLE-2 4dr SUV AWD (2.4L 4cyl 6A) can be purchased for less than the Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price (aka MSRP) of $36,650. The average price paid for a new 2017 GMC Terrain SLE-2 4dr SUV AWD (2.4L 4cyl 6A) is trending $5,666 below the manufacturer’s MSRP.

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The average savings for the 2017 GMC Terrain SLE-2 4dr SUV AWD (2.4L 4cyl 6A) is 15.5% below the MSRP.

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2017 GMC Terrain Gas Mileage

2017 GMC Terrain SLE-1 4dr SUV (2.4L 4cyl 6A), 6-speed shiftable automatic, regular unleaded
25 compined MPG,
21 city MPG/31 highway MPG

2017 GMC Terrain SLE-2 4dr SUV (2.4L 4cyl 6A), 6-speed shiftable automatic, regular unleaded
25 compined MPG,
21 city MPG/31 highway MPG

2017 GMC Terrain SLE-2 4dr SUV AWD (2.4L 4cyl 6A), 6-speed shiftable automatic, regular unleaded
23 compined MPG,
20 city MPG/28 highway MPG

EPA Est. MPG25
Transmission6-speed shiftable automatic
Drive Trainfront wheel drive
Displacement2.4 L
Passenger Volume127.2 cu.ft.
Wheelbase112.5 in.
Length185.5 in.
Width72.8 in.
Height66.3 in.
Curb Weight3792 lbs.