The new redesigned 2016 GMC Terrain is the successor to the
best-selling compact SUV model from the previous year, comes in
four trim levels SL, SLE, SLT and Denali. GMC expects the
next generation Terrain 2016 have even more success with
customers because of the many improvements it brings.
2016 GMC Terrain’s design has been substantially updated. The
vehicle features a new hood design, redesigned front and rear
fascia with chrome accents, new LED daytime running lamps and a
new, authentic 3-bar grille design followed by black honeycomb
backing on Denali.
The Terrain’s look has been brightened and made more upscale. A
new C-shaped chrome ring is wrapped around the new LED daytime
running lights. It also extends rearward and surrounds red
reflectors on the rear bumper.
Denali trim have the same front fascia as non-Denali models,
but have a much flasher chrome grille. Non-Denali trims are
equipped with 18” wheels, whereas 19” wheels belong to the
Two new body colors are available – White Frost Tricoat and
Crimson Red Tintcoat.
2016 GMC Terrain Interior
2016 GMC Terrain introduces many convenient and comfortable
Coverings for the seats are brand new, with Premium cloth
fabric being standard on SL and SLE trims, whereas upper trims
have the option of a new “Saddle Up” leather color. Denali
models get the optional combination of Light Titanium and Jet
Black color and a new chrome-trimmed gear selector highlights
The interior new Terrain 2016 has been quite refreshed.
Although it might not be noticeable at first glance, the
updates mostly include changes to the center stack. The buttons
for the infotainment system are made more intuitive than ever.
The door lock button has been placed on each door panel.
The CD/DVD slot under the HVAC controls has been replaced by a
small shelf for storage.
Technologies available on 2016 Terrain are OnStar8 with 4G
LTE8, superior fit and finish, as well as impressive safety
features. GMC now offers Side Blind Zone Alert and Rear Cross
Traffic Alert on SLE and SLT models, previously available only
on Denali. Another thing available is Wi-Fi hotspot for mobile
streaming. Finally, a plain, intuitive 7” color touch-screen is
the command center for all infotainment and navigation options.
Engine and performance of new Terrain
According to GMC, 2016 Terrain’s performance goes beyond torque
and horsepower by maximizing fuel efficiency and helping the
driver keep in control whatever the road conditions.
As for the engine, it remains the same, leaving customers the
choice between the standard 2.4-liter 4-cylinder and the
optional 3.6-liter V-6. Both these engines include direct fuel
injection and variable valve timing for added efficiency and
power production. The former delivers 182 horsepower and 172
pound-feet of torque, whereas the latter produces 301
horsepower and 272 pound-feet of torque. Both engines are mated
to the 6-speed automatic transmission.
No matter which engine they choose, customers can pick either
the standard FWD or optional AWD. Vehicles with AWD send power
to the front wheels most of the time, except when traction is
an issue. In that case, power is diverted rearward for
Price and release date
2016 GMC Terrain was officially launched March 31, 2015 at the
New York International Auto Show, while sales should begin in
late 2015. Although GMC still hasn’t officially announced the
pricing for redesigned Terrain, it’s expected to be similar to
the last year’s model – starting at $24,995.
Gallery of 2016 GMC Terrain Denali trim level,
from NY Auto Show:
Interesting facts about the GMC
taken from GMC Press Release
• Terrain was introduced as a 2010 model in 2009
• Terrain is GMC’s second-best selling vehicle, after
• Terrain sales increased 5.5 percent in 2014 to 105,016 –
its best year ever
• In 2015, Terrain had its best January and February sales
• Terrain currently holds 5 percent of the U.S. compact SUV
• Terrain is GMC’s conquest leader, at nearly 50
• Terrain has GMC’s highest percentage of female buyers: 44
• Terrain’s exterior styling is the No. 1 reason for
purchase among female buyers
Competitors in the SUV class could be:
2016 Ford Explorer
2016 Range Rover
or perhaps 2016 Lincoln