Most SUVs are practical, moderately efficient, and well…a little bit boring. However, the 2019 GMC Terrain is an easy stand out among the crowded compact SUV class. Bold, powerful, and refreshing, the all-new Terrain is everything modern drivers are looking for, plus a little extra. Still not convinced? Here are ten reasons the 2019 GMC Terrain is unlike any other compact SUV on the market.
#1. It Has a Luxurious Interior
Even the base model of the 2019 GMC Terrain is packed with sleek, luxury features like soft-to-the-touch materials, comfortable seating for up to five passengers, a 3.5-inch driver information center, and steering wheel mounted controls. However, upgrade to one of the Terrain’s higher trim levels and you can experience premium luxury touches like heated seating, a heated and leather-wrapped steering wheel, power adjustable driver and passenger seating, and leather-appointed seating.
#2. The 2019 GMC Terrain Has Leading Fuel Efficiency
With a fuel efficiency rating of 28 city mpg and 39 highway mpg, it’s not easy to beat the 2019 GMC Terrain in this category. In fact, compared to other SUVs on the market these are some of the best numbers you can find. Competing vehicles in the compact SUV space like the 2019 Ford Escape and 2019 Kia Sportage have considerably lower fuel efficiency ratings, both offering only 23 city mpg and 30 highway mpg. So, if you’re prioritizing efficiency and are looking to decrease those painful visits to the gas pump, this SUV should be at the top of your list.
#3. This SUV Can Tow Up to 3,500LBS and Has The Power to Match
Even with all that efficiency, the Terrain is truly a powerhouse among compact SUVs. Drivers can choose between three engine options including a 1.5L 4-cylinder engine, a 1.6L 4-cylinder engine, and a 2.0L 4-cylinder engine. The 2.0L 4-cylinder engine is paired with a 9-speed automatic transmission and produces an impressive 252 hp and 260 lb-ft torque. The 2.0L 4-cylinder engine makes towing its 3,500LB maximum a breeze. If you’re looking for versatility, this compact SUV is the way to go.
#4. It Features a Front-to-Back Flat Load Floor
If you’re confused about this one, it’s exactly what it sounds like; from the front passenger seat to the rear seating, the seats can be folded down to create a completely flat load floor. This convenient area of space allows the driver to transport items up to 8 feet in length inside the cabin with ease. Without any of the seats folded down, the 2019 GMC Terrain still allows for up to 29.6 cubic feet of cargo space. This is plenty of room to store you and your passengers’ precious belongings and still have room to sit comfortably on long rides.
#5. The 2019 GMC Terrain Comes with a Traction Select System
Whether you choose an all-wheel drive or front-wheel drive model, your 2019 GMC Terrain will feature a convenient traction select system. This allows drivers to make quick and easy adjustments to the performance of their vehicle to enhance efficiency and handling. If you opt for an all-wheel-drive model, your traction select system will have the following options:
- FWD: Improves the fuel efficiency of the vehicle, when AWD is not necessary.
- AWD: Allows the driver to instantly activate the vehicle’s all-wheel-drive system, which is great for use in potentially dangerous weather conditions.
- Off-Road: Improves the traction and stability of the AWD system for driving on sand or dirt roads.
- Tow/Haul: Activates AWD along with Trailer Sway Control to provide the perfect handling when trailering.
Drivers with a front-wheel-drive GMC Terrain will have the options for Normal mode, Snow mode, and Tow/Haul mode. For the FWD models, the Snow mode takes the place of the AWD system and works to lessen the chance of slipping on snowy or icy roads. While AWD offers the best handling for tricky terrains and dangerous weather, the traction select system of this SUV helps drivers in even the FWD models experience safer driving conditions.
#6. Drivers Can Choose The 2019 GMC Terrain Black Edition
If you’re looking to turn heads in your 2019 GMC Terrain, you may be interested in the available Black Edition. This vehicle is exactly what it sounds like, featuring an all blacked-out exterior including the wheels, grille, mirror caps, and additional exterior accents. This makes for one fierce SUV on the road!
#7. Or…The Denali Trim
The Denali trim offers the best of everything on the 2019 GMC Terrain including advanced safety and entertainment technology, premium interior and exterior luxury touches, and the latest in convenience and comfort features. Although this trim level adds significant cost to the starting MSRP of this compact SUV, it is widely known for a reason. Here are some of the features you can expect from the 2019 GMC Terrain Denali:
- 8-Inch GMC Infotainment System with Navigation
- Remote Start
- Leather-Appointed Seating
- Heated Steering Wheel
- Heated Driver and Passenger Seats
- Dual Automatic Climate Control
- Ambient Interior Lighting
- Wireless Charging
Drivers interested in the Denali trim of this vehicle will also receive a Sirius XM Radio trial, the onboard Universal Home Remote, lumbar control, and the option for several available upgrades and enhancements.
#8. There are 8 Exterior Color Options to Choose From
When it comes time to purchase your 2019 GMC Terrain, you’ll want to customize your vehicle as much as possible. And let’s face it, this all starts with choosing the exterior color. Thankfully, the Terrain offers a wide selection of colors to choose from. From a classic white and black to more exotic colors, here are the options you’ll have for the all-new Terrain:
- Graphite Gray Metallic
- Quicksilver Metallic
- Ebony Twilight Metallic
- Red Quartz Tintcoat
- Summit White
- Blue Steel Metallic
- Satin Steel Metallic
- Coppertino Metallic
If you’re looking to stand out, choose from the Red Quartz Tintcoat, Blue Steel Metallic, or Coppertino Metallic options. But if you’re going for a more subdued look, check out the Graphite Gray Metallic or Quicksilver Metallic.
#9. And 3 Interior Color Options
Next, you’ll probably want to customize your interior, and with the 2019 GMC Terrain, you’ll have plenty of options. Drivers can decide between the all Jet Black interior, Jet Black with Medium Ash Gray, or the unique Jet Black and Brandy combination. Lower trim levels feature premium cloth seating, while higher trims offer leather-appointed seating.
#10. The Terrain Comes Standard With The GMC Infotainment System
Standard on even the base model of the 2019 GMC Terrain is the GMC Infotainment system with a 7-inch touchscreen display. This innovative infotainment system features its own suite of standard features, including:
- Apple CarPlay and Android Auto
- Voice Control
- Ability to Manage Several Smartphone Apps
The Terrain also comes with a variety of other standard entertainment features including a 6-speaker sound system, USB ports, charging-only USB ports, and a 4G LTE WiFi Hotspot.
Still Think The 2019 GMC Terrain is Your Average SUV?
Even though you now have ten solid reasons why the 2019 GMC Terrain stands out among the typical SUV on the road today, you still may not be sure if this vehicle is the right choice for you. If this is the case, you’ll want to see this bold, innovative SUV in person at your local GMC dealer. If you’re looking for a refreshing, powerful, and intuitive take on a compact SUV, you’ll like what the 2019 GMC Terrain has to offer.