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The 2018 GMC Terrain is a compact crossover SUV with seating for five and a range of engine choices. The Terrain has been completely redesigned for 2018, vastly improving on what was already a successful product for GMC. It loses 400 pounds thanks to its all-new construction, and that diet pays dividends in both efficiency and performance. Interior quality and technology has been upgraded as well, making the Terrain one of the nicest competitors in the segment.
GMC's SUV comes standard with a turbocharged 1.5-liter engine that produces 170 horsepower. A turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder making 252 hp is available as an optional upgrade for the Terrain. Also available is a frugal 1.6-liter diesel that GMC estimates will return 40 mpg on the highway.
All of the GMC Terrain's engine options can be had in either front-wheel-drive or all-wheel-drive setups. A knob in AWD-equipped Terrains allows drivers to switch between all-wheel drive and front-wheel drive on the fly.
Four trim levels are available for the 2018 Terrain, starting with the base SL trim, and moving up to the near-luxury Terrain Denali. Standard equipment on the SL includes things you'd expect, like cloth seats, 17-inch wheels, air-conditioner and cruise control, and some desirable upgrades like keyless entry and start, a rearview camera and a 7-inch touchscreen infotainment system with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto integration.
Moving up through the trim levels adds more features like heated, leather-upholstered, power-adjustable front seats; dual-zone climate control; and a larger touchscreen interface. Active safety features such as blind-spot monitoring and rear cross-traffic alert are available as options, along with a host of luxury upgrades like a panoramic sunroof and navigation.
The range-topping GMC Terrain Denali includes the full range of upgrades such as ventilated front seats and the option for heated rear seats and a wireless charging pad. The Denali also comes with unique styling cues and interior trim.
If you're in the market for a compact crossover SUV, the Terrain is worth a look for its comfortable interior and upscale feel. Make sure to read our full review of the 2018 GMC Terrain and take advantage of our shopping tools to find the best deal from a dealer near you.
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