2020 GMC Terrain Denali, Changes

If we can rely on the latest reports, the 2020 GMC Terrain probably won’t feature more important changes. This compact crossover has been around for some time. The original model came almost nine years ago, while the current, second generation is on the market since last year. It came with significant improvements in several aspects and now delivers a more comfortable ride and better overall characteristics. Considering the company’s usual production cycle, it seems too early for a facelift or some other important updates.

We are about to see pretty much the same vehicles, which competes in a pretty crowded segment, but definitely has good things to offer. This primarily refers to its interior quality and overall comfort. On the other side, uninspiring handling and ride quality will remain some of the main issues. The 2020 GMC Terrain should arrive in usual time, sometime late in the year.

2020 GMC Terrain

2020 GMC Terrain Redesign

In terms of base design characteristics, the 2020 GMC Terrain will carry on without more important changes. This is a typical compact crossover in terms of size. As you probably know, it shares a lot of parts with the more familiar Chevy Equinox. More precisely, these two models are practically mechanical twins. Both ride on the same D2 platform and feature pretty much the same suspension setup.

On the other side, each model comes with its own styling. The 2020 GMC Terrain will continue with its familiar look, characterized by a prominent, squarish grille and recognizable headlights shape. The next year definitely brings any aesthetical change, though we won’t exclude the possibility to see some new color options in the offer.

2020 GMC Terrain side view

2020 GMC Terrain Interior

The interior is definitely a strong point of this crossover. It offers a pretty stylish, upscale-looking cabin, full of quality materials and attractive lines. Most of the surfaces are soft on touch, while the dashboard is also full of advanced tech features. In terms of the comfort, the Terrain’s seats are pretty massive and comfortable. Both rows offer plenty of leg and headroom, so there is no doubt that 2020 GMC Terrain will plenty of room to accommodate five adult passengers. On the other side, the cargo area isn’t impressive. It features around 29 cubic feet behind rear seats, while the overall cargo capacity goes up to 63 cubic feet.

2020 GMC Terrain interior

Trim Levels

We have no doubt that the trim level organization will remain the same. The 2020 GMC Terrain will be available in four familiar versions.

Base models are called SL. Even these most basic versions are equipped with things like 17-inch wheels, leather-wrapped steering wheel, 7-inch touchscreen, Apple CarPlay, Android Auto, rearview camera, Wi-Fi hotspot, six-speaker audio, Bluetooth, USB ports etc.

The next one is called SLE. It doesn’t add too many features, but there are several optional packages. One of these is the Convenience package, which includes things like an eight-way power-adjustable driver’s seat, and dual-zone automatic climate control. Next in the line is the SLT trim, which also offers a lot of optional packages.

On the other side, the famous Denali model, which besides plenty of standard equipment also comes with a bunch of unique visual details. Besides more tech and comfort features, this trim is characterized by lots of advanced safety systems and driver aids, such as rear parking sensors, blind spot monitoring, rear cross traffic alert, lane change assist etc. Also, this model comes exclusively with a  bigger turbo-four engine.

2020 GMC Terrain rear view

2020 GMC Terrain Engines

When it comes to powertrain, count on three familiar units in the offer. Base models will continue with a 1.5-liter turbo inline-four engine. This one delivers around 170 horsepower. It doesn’t seem like some spectacular amount of power but drives actually drives just fine. On the other side, its good characteristics are very good fuel economy. It goes around 26 mpg in the city and 30 mpg on the highway, which are pretty amazing numbers for the class. Still, if you are for some very good performances and driving experience, an optional 2.0-liter turbo-four seems like a perfect choice. This unit delivers more than 250 horses, which is an amount of power that you won’t find in too many mainstream crossovers of this size.

If you are one of that drivers who just want to drive from point A to point B, then go for a most economic version. That would be a 1.6-liter turbodiesel, which is good for  137 horsepower and 240 pound-feet of torque. You definitely won’t get any spectacular performances, but 28 mpg in the city and 39 mpg on the highway should be more than enough to consider this version.

When it comes to the transmission, gasoline models come with a 9-speed, while a diesel model comes with a 6-speed automatic gearbox.

2020 GMC Terrain Release Date and Price

Expect to see 2020 GMC Terrain sometime in the last quarter of next year. Base models should go around 25.000 dollars.

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