For the third production year, the current generation of GMC’s compact crossover is expected to carry on without any important change. This small crossover has been around for since 2007 and the original version was in production for a full decade. The redesign happened less than two years ago. Therefore, it is still early to see some more important changes. Therefore, the 2020 GMC Terrain is about to come in a familiar way, which isn’t that bad at all, considering that the current model has a lot of good things to offer. Some of the strongest points of this crossover are an upscale cabin, long list of standard features, comfortable ride, economical diesel engine
2020 GMC Terrain Design
In terms of base design characteristics, there are no secrets for the 2020 GMC Terrain. It will carry on in the same way, with familiar design characteristics that have been introduced two years ago. It shares a lot with its corporal sibling, Chevy Equinox. The two models ride on the same platform and pretty much complete mechanics. On the other side, each crossover comes with its own aesthetics. The crossover will continue with a familiar design, which is based on the brand’s latest design language. Of course, like in any other model from this company, 2020 GMC Terrain Denali trim will be available as well. It comes with a couple of distinctive details, such as the prominent grille, a lot of chrome details etc. For the next year, we expect to see a couple of new exterior colors and maybe some tweaks in terms of standard features.
The 2020 GMC Terrain interior definitely won’t feature any important changes. This is definitely one of the model’s strongest points. The cabin looks very upscale and there aren’t many models in the class that can compete with Terrain in this aspect. The dashboard looks very stylish, while pretty much all materials are soft on touch and feature great quality.
Besides great overall build quality, this crossover is quite spacious as well. Adults can ride comfortably in both rows of seats. While the base models come with cloth upholstery, high trims add a lot of upgrades, such as leather upholstery, power-adjustable seats, heated and ventilated front seats
When it comes to the cargo space, the Terrain is pretty typical for the class. There are almost 30 cubic feet behind rear seats. Once you fold them down, the volume goes up to 63 cubic feet. A great thing is that the passenger’s seat also folds down, so a max capacity increases to over 80 cubic feet.
Although there is a chance to see a couple of novelties, things will still remain pretty much the same in this aspect. Even the most basic models will be pretty generous in this aspect, as they will include things like a 7-inch touchscreen, voice recognition, Apple CarPlay, Android Auto, four USB ports, Wi-Fi hotspot, Bluetooth, a six-speaker sound system etc. Of course, higher trims will offer much more, including things like navigation, an upgraded infotainment system with an 8-inch touch screen, HD radio, satellite radio, a seven-speaker Bose premium sound system and much more.
One of the weak points of this crossover is the list of standard safety systems. Base models come with a rearview camera only. Of course, things are better with higher trims a surround-view parking camera, automatic park assist, blind spot monitoring, rear cross traffic alert, lane change alert, rear parking sensors, forward collision warning and many more.
Count on three well-known engines in the offer for 2020 GMC Terrain. Base versions will feature a 1.5-liter turbo-four engine, which is good for about 170 horsepower, which seems enough for a daily ride. If you prefer something peppier, a 2.0-liter turbo inline-four is a much better choice. It delivers around 250 horsepower. Both engines are paired with a 9-speed automatic transmission.
Along with Equinox, the Terrain is one of the rare models on the market that offers a diesel engine. It is a familiar 1.6-liter turbodiesel, which is good for 137 horsepower and 240 pound-feet of torque. Such numbers are enough for decent performances, but the strongest point of this engine is amazing fuel economy. It returns around 28 mpg in the city and 39 mpg on the highway. It comes in pair with a 6-speed automatic gearbox.
2020 GMC Terrain Release Date and Price
Considering that there are no bigger changes to come, we may presume that the new model will arrive sometime late in the year. The price should also remain pretty much the same. The current model starts around 25.000 dollars, while top-range models can go up to 40.000 dollars.