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2016 GMC Terrain Overview

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The 2016 GMC Terrain gets its first full update since 2010 with a refreshed exterior, improved cabin, and new features.


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The 2016 GMC Terrain is a small SUV that combines styling, utility, and efficiency. Through superior engineering, the 2016 Terrain presents consumers with a bold style and luxurious interior that offers an unprecedented amount of sophistication from the model.

The 2016 GMC Terrain is offered in four trim levels: SL, SLE, SLT, and Denali.

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2016 GMC Terrain rear

2016 GMC Terrain Exterior

The 2016 GMC Terrain still sports the boxy faux-military look that made it popular in the first place, with bold, upright lines giving it a distinctive macho look. New designs bring C-shaped highlights at the front and rear corners as well as LED running lights in the front bumper on upper trims. It doesn’t feel reserved like some other competing crossovers and it features numerous military-grade details to demark it from its Chevy Equinox cousin.

2016 GMC Terrain Exterior Photos:

Exterior available on the 2016 GMC Terrain SL:

  • 18-inch aluminum wheel design, LED daytime running lights, Projector beam headlights, Power dome hood

Exterior available on the 2016  GMC Terrain SLE: 

  • Chrome-accented grille, Power dome hood design, 18-inch alloy wheels

Exterior available on the 2016 GMC Terrain SLT: 

  • Power liftgate with memory, Chrome-accented grille, Power dome hood design

Exterior available on 2016 GMC Terrain Denali:

  • Unique grille texture, 19-inch aluminum wheel design, Satin-chrome accents, Special headlight and taillight design, Power liftgate with memory

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2016 GMC Terrain side shot

2016 GMC Terrain Performance

The base drivetrain in the 2016 GMC Terrain combines a 2.4-liter direct-injected four-cylinder engine with a six-speed automatic transmission. Total output of 182 horsepower and 172 pound-feet of torque. If you’re usually filling the seats and the trunk, you’ll probably want to upgrade to the 3.6-liter direct-injected V6, which makes 301 hp and 272 lb-ft of torque. With it, all-wheel drive becomes an option, and towing capability rises to 3,500 pounds.

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2016 GMC Terrain Towing Capacity

 2016 GMC Terrain Efficiency

Fuel economy values have yet to be announced for the 2016 GMC Terrain, but given that the powertrain is about the same as for the previous model, we can expect up to 22 mpg city and 32 mpg highway with the base engine, thanks to its fuel-saving selectable Eco mode in the cockpit. It can also run on the cheaper E85 fuel. The V6 will be closer to 17 mpg city/24 mpg highway, with those values dropping by 1 each when AWD is equipped.

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2016 GMC Terrain front seats

 2016 GMC Terrain Interior

The 2016 GMC Terrain’s seats up to five, with enough space to make at least four adults very comfortable. The rear seat can slide 8 inches to give either passengers or cargo the priority, with as much as 31.6 cubic feet of storage available. The center stack has been tastefully reshaped with new button graphics and large, vertically-oriented vents flanking the controls, creating a shield shape that attracts all the attention. Standard features include a USB port, ambient lighting, and a power driver seat.

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Interior available on the 2016 GMC Terrain SL:

  • Premium cloth seat fabric, Center-console storage self, Chromed transmission shifter
  • Bluetooth® connectivity, Rear-vision camera, Available OnStar 4G LTE Wi-Fi hotspot, 7-inch color touchscreen display

Interior available on the 2016 GMC Terrain SLE:

  • Premium cloth seat fabric
  • Side Blind Zone Alert, Rear Cross Traffic Alert, 7-inch color touchscreen display, Bluetooth® connectivity, Rear-vision camera

Interior available on the 2016 GMC terrain SLT:

  • Saddle Up leather interior, eight-way power-adjustable front passenger seat
  • Side Blind Zone Alert, Rear Cross Traffic Alert, 7-inch color touchscreen display, Bluetooth® connectivity, Rear-vision camera, Available iPod controls, Available text message support, Available Siri Eyes Free

Interior Available on the 2016 GMC Denali:

  • Leather-appointed door inserts, Wood-trim accents, Leather wrapped steering wheel, Denali logo on driver and front-passenger seats, soft-touch instrument panel and dashboard
  • 7-inch color touchscreen display, Bluetooth® connectivity, Rear-vision camera, Side Blind Zone Alert, Rear Cross Traffic Alert, Pioneer Premium Audio, Siri Eyes Free, iPod controls

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2016 GMC Terrain Safety

The 2016 GMC Terrain comes standard with antilock brakes, six airbags, stability control, traction control, and a rearview camera. Optional and standard on the Denali trim is blind-spot monitoring with cross-traffic alert, lane-departure warning, forward-collision alert, and rear parking sensors.

The new Terrain has earned an overall four-star safety score from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), making it one of the safer options in its segment. Through its combination of fuel-efficient, yet powerful engines and a myriad of innovative technologies, the 2016 Terrain offers something for every consumer.

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