GMC’s compact Terrain is designed for those who want a vehicle that drives like a car but functions like an SUV. If you need help toting cargo, getting around rough terrain, and keeping traction on rain-slicked roads, this all-new GMC Terrain should be right up your alley. Stylish and lightweight, the 2018 Terrain promises to deliver the goods in any of its four trim levels (SL, SLE, SLT, and Denali).
The Terrain is far more than just your standard road-worthy SUV. Here’s what to expect when you test drive this incredible new crossover at our Buena Park GMC dealership.
Sleek, aerodynamic, sophisticated — these are all adjectives that accurately describe the 2018 GMC Terrain. (Its shape was even refined in a wind tunnel to ensure that it “cuts through the air with optimal efficiency and quietness,” as the engineers at GMC put it.) Snazzy new LED daytime running lamps and taillights ensure that the road is visible even in less-than-perfect conditions. Plus, it’s got more style in its door handles than most SUVs have altogether.
A Range of Engine Choices
Depending on the Terrain trim level you choose, you’ll get a few different engine/transmission pairings. On the base Terrain SL model, you get a 1.5L turbocharged gas engine paired with a 9-speed automatic transmission. This base engine produces a zesty 170 horsepower. Next up is a 2.0L turbocharged gas engine–also married to the unique 9-speed—that makes a beefy 252 horsepower. A fuel-saving 1.6L turbo-diesel engine is also available and pairs up with a 6-speed automatic transmission (SLE and SLT Diesel models).
All-wheel Drive is available for those challenging driving conditions, though you can switch to front-wheel drive when you could make do without the extra traction. GMC’s innovative driver-controllable Traction-Select system allows you to choose between both drive modes to emphasize power over efficiency, and vice-versa.
Interior Comfort and Convenience
The interior of the Terrain is functional, comfortable and great-looking. Take the expanded center console, for example; pass-through storage compartments sit underneath the middle section, convenient side-by-side cup holders are on top, and a new push-button/pull-trigger gear selector is shifted up and more aligns with the radio stack.
Need to haul a few pieces of lumber for a project you’re working on? No problem. The front passenger and rear seat can be folded down to accommodate items that extend past the 5-foot mark on a ruler. Also new are under-floor compartments for storing items you’d rather not have in full view of passers-by.
Motor Trend reviewers consider the Terrain’s comfy cabin to be “upscale,” thanks in part to the “soft material and real stitching on the dash cover” and “genuine cool touch aluminum trim that forms C-shapes surrounding the central vents.” Add in the standard 7-inch (or available 8-inch) touchscreen, infotainment with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto functionality, and a standard OnStar 4G LTE Wi-Fi hotspot that can connect up to 7 devices, and you’re fully entertained and connected!
Available Safety Features
Everyone cares about safety, and with the 2018 GMC Terrain, there’s a whole range of available safety features, including:
- Surround Vision
- Forward Collision Alert with following distance indicator
- Low Speed Automatic Braking for help in around-town, high-traffic situations
- Lane Keep Assist with Lane Departure Warning to alert you if you start to drift out of your lane
- Lane Change Alert with Side Blind Zone Alert to help minimize the chance of side-swiping accidents
- Rear Cross Traffic Alert to help when you’re reversing out of parking spaces or your Anaheim home’s driveway
- Driver Safety Alert Seat vibrates when you’re in danger of a collision
One of the timeliest, life-saving innovations to come along in ages is GMC’s Rear Seat Reminder, which prompts drivers to check their back seats before exiting their vehicles, ensuring that nobody inadvertently leaves a child behind! Also new to the Terrain is a Teen Driver feature, which allows parents to set controls for their teenage drivers, then review their in-vehicle “report card” to see how well (or poorly) they’re performing.
Bring the 2018 GMC Terrain Home Today!
Ready to treat your garage to one of the best SUVs on the market? Now’s your chance, as our GMC dealers near Los Angeles have the new 2018 GMC Terrain models in stock and ready to make you a proud mama or papa. Test drive the new Terrain on your favorite Orange County roads by visiting Simpson Buick GMC at 6600 Auto Center Drive in Buena Park, CA. We’d be absolutely thrilled to get you behind the driver’s seat of the Terrain or any of our other new models from Buick and GMC for sale.
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