2023 GMC Terrain Technology
General Motors introduced the GMC Terrain in 2010 as a replacement for the Pontiac Torrent when the Pontiac brand was phased out. The Terrain started as a mid-sized crossover SUV, but with the 2018 model, it moved to compact crossover SUV status. The 2023 GMC Terrain is available in four trim levels: SLE, SLT, AT4, and the top-of-the-line Denali. GM bumped up the horsepower by 5 in the 2023 models, so the 1.5-liter turbo 4-cylinder now has 175 horses and is paired with a 9-speed automatic transmission.
GM added two paint colors to the lineup, as well as redesigned wheels on some models. The Denali is now available with a Black Diamond Edition package.
Terrain’s cabin is designed to keep you connected with the road and the world around you. All models come with power outlets, multi-color driver information screens, speakers, an infotainment system, a power driver seat, Bluetooth®, and charging USB ports.
All of the models are equipped with wireless Apple CarPlay and Android Auto capabilities, so you never miss your favorite podcast or playlist. OnStar® and GMC Connected Services capable are standard features. A 3-month Platinum trial subscription to SiriusXM® is included.
The higher the trim level you purchase, the more comfort and convenience you’ll experience in the Terrain. The Denali Premium Package includes HD Surround Vision and heated rear outboard seats as well as extra safety features. A Driver Convenience Package adds an 8-way power seat for the driver, heated front seats, and a lumbar control for the driver. Everything you need to make your trip comfortable.
Depending upon the model, the information screen is either a 7-inch or an 8-inch, and a Bose® audio system is available.
When it comes to traveling, the smoother your ride is, the more you’re going to enjoy the trip. GM’s 9-speed transmission delivers smooth shifts, and you can make changes to the traction control when you find yourself in changing road conditions like snow or mud. The Snow Mode on the FWD models keeps you from spinning when the roads are slippery. An Off-Road Mode lets you take your AWD model off the highway while taking control of the traction and stability while driving over sand, gravel, and dirt.
Safety is crucial for GM and the Terrain, so all models are equipped with the GMC Pro Safety package that includes Lane Keep Assist and Departure Warning, Automatic Emergency Braking, Front Pedestrian Braking, Forward Collison Alert and Following Distance Indicator, as well as IntelliBeam for automatic high beams when needed.
The Following Distance Indicator displays how many seconds are between you and the car in front of you, so you can determine if you’re too close. While you still need to pay attention, you no longer have to use shadows on the road to determine your following distance.
There is a lot more on board the Terrain to get excited about. The Navigation system offers real-time updates on traffic, points of interest, and road closures, so you never miss a turn or a side adventure. On some models, the Head-Up display keeps your eyes on the road as it projects information in your line of sight, so you don’t need to look away as you drive.
OnStar® is available on all models but requires a subscription. The benefits include services like automatic crash response, stolen vehicle assistance, built-in Alexa, and roadside assistance.
GM offers two infotainment packages that include an HD rear vision camera, an 8-inch touchscreen with navigation, and an enhanced 4.2-inch display with audio, phone, and navigation abilities. There are additional USB ports, as well as an SD card reader. This package can be upgraded to include seven Bose® speakers and SiriusXM radio.
A memory package lets you preset the power driver seat and outside mirrors; a tech package adds HD Surround vision, and front and rear park assist to the SLT and AT4 models. It also adds automatic parking assist and adaptive cruise control to the Denali model.
More safety features are included in the Terrain Pro Safety Plus package and include adaptive cruise control, safety alert seat, rear park assist, and outside heated power mirrors. The safety alert seat works with the camera system and other warning systems to deliver a physical warning to the driver that they may be headed for a crash. If your seat vibrates, you might be in trouble.
In addition to the safety features, the 2023 GMC Terrain can take you on and off the paved roads, so adventure awaits you at every turn. There are many more features to the GMC Terrain, so schedule a test drive today and explore them for yourself.