Among compact crossovers, this model stands out for its great fuel economy and upscale cabin. The 2020 GMC Terrain should continue in the same way, as it’s going to represent the third production year of the current generation. Considering GM’s usual production cycles, the upcoming model shouldn’t bring any important change.
It will continue with the same design characteristics, but minor updates are expected. From the outside, this refers to exterior colors, while the interior should bring a couple of new standard features. In any case, expect to see 2020 GMC Terrain sometime late in the year.
- Wide powertrain offer
- Great fuel economy with diesel engine
- Upscale cabin
- Lots of tech features
- Small cargo area
- Rivals handle better
As we already mentioned, new color options are the best we can get from the 2020 GMC Terrain. Rest of the design will remain completely the same. In practice, this means the same styling, which follows the company’s latest design language, which delivers the pretty boxy look, despite we are talking about a crossover.
As a crossover, this model rides on a familiar D2 platform, which is reserved for numerous compact cars, including the corporate sibling, Chevy Equinox. This platform ensures quite decent driving characteristics. The ride is pretty comfortable, while dynamics are good, but definitely not on the same level compared to some other models in the class, such as Mazda CX-5 and Ford Escape.
From the inside, the 2020 GMC Terrain will definitely remain untouched. Count on the same dashboard design, which is characterized by a quite attractive and upscale-looking design. The whole cabin features pretty high overall quality, while the seats are massive and supportive.
On the other side, the biggest complaint goes to the cargo area, which is among the smallest in the class. Still, the list of standard equipment is quite long and it includes things like a 7-inch touchscreen, Apple CarPlay, Android Auto, Wi-Fi hotspot, USB ports, Bluetooth etc. It won’t be a surprise if we see a couple of additions for the next year.
The 2020 GMC Terrain will continue with three turbocharged engines in the offer. Base models will come with a 1.5-liter turbo-four unit, which is good for about 170 horsepower. If you are for something peppier, an optional 2.0-liter turbo inline-four seems like a perfect choice. This one delivers pretty amazing performances, thanks to more than 250 horsepower.
Finally, there is an economical, turbodiesel choice. It is a familiar 1.6-liter engine, which delivers around 137 horsepower and 240 pound-feet of torque.
2020 GMC Terrain Release Date and Price
Considering that there are no bigger changes to come, the 2020 GMC Terrain should arrive sometime late in the year. Base models will go around $25,000, while top trims could go all away up to $40,000.