Along with Chevrolet Equinox, this model is a part of GM’s line up of mid-size crossover SUVs. It was originally launched in 2009 as 2010 year model. Compared to its Chevy relative, differences are only visual, while technical characteristics are pretty much identical. After more than five years of production, we will finally see some modifications. The 2016 GMC Terrain comes as, so called, mid-cycle refreshed model. Main changes are visual nature. New model comes with new outside and inside look. On the other side, mechanical part of the car remains pretty much unchanged.
2016 GMC Terrain exterior changes
The 2016 GMC Terrain comes with various changes, mainly visual. Those changes are mainly at the front and rear ends, which is pretty much expected. At the front, new model comes with redesigned front fascia. The most notable details are new, three-bar chrome grille with familiar black honeycomb backing and new headlights. There are new LED daytime running lights and also a revisited bumper. Rear end also comes with several changes. The main characteristic is a lot of chrome details, which are everywhere. There is also a new rear bumper, which comes in same styling as one at the front, while taillight area also comes with plenty of revisions. The 2016 Terrain also comes with new 18- and 19-inch alloy wheels and also with two new color options – White Frost Tricoat and Crimson Red Tintcoat.
2016 GMC Terrain interior changes
Plenty of changes can be also found inside the cabin of 2016 GMC Terrain. There are several design tweaks like revised buttons, new seat coverings etc. Besides visual changes, new model also comes with updated infotainment system and many upgrades when it is about safety systems. Side Blind Zone Alert and Rear Cross Traffic Alert comes as standard feature now.
2016 GMC Terrain engine
When it is about engines, things remain pretty much unchanged. The base model uses a 2.4 liter 4-cylinder engine, which outputs 182 horsepower and 172 pound-feet of torque. Optional engine is a 3.6 liter V6, which is good enough for 301 hp and 272 lb-ft of torque. Both engines feature a direct fuel injection and variable valve timing for added efficiency and power production. The transmission remains the same six-speed automatic, with FWD configuration as standard and AWD as optional.
2016 GMC Terrain price and competition
Although the price of 2016 GMC Terrain is yet to be announced, it is expected that we won’t see bigger changes compared to current model, which starts at 25.000 dollars. Main competitors will be models like Honda CR-V or Ford Edge.