2018 GMC Terrain Comes In D2XX Platform; Better Fuel Economy Reaching 40 Mpg On EPA Cycle! Out This Summer

Feb 23, 2017 12:10 AM EST | Paul Urban

Compact SUVs are all the range in the US. With this given fact, the 2018 GMC Terrain is expected to lead the pack. GMC is not to be left out of the race. When all other car manufacturers are out to be the leader in this category, GMC may well end the competition because of this new compact SUV about to hit the market in few months.

According to Auto Blog, the 2018 GMC Terrain looks completely new and that is definitely a welcome change. It also is built on D2XX platform. It is reported to share its common components with the 2018 Equinox. It offers three different engines which include two turbocharged gas four-cylinders and a turbodiesel four.

Each of the offered engines is capable of producing enough power supply needed by GMC's upcoming compact SUV. The 1.5-liter gas four is capable of 170-horsepower and 203 pound-feet of torque. On the other hand, the 2.0-liter inline four can generate 252-horsepower and 262 pound-feet of torque. The 1.6-liter diesel four makes 137-horsepower and 240 pound-feet of torque.

The gas engines will be paired with nine-speed automatic transmissions and the diesel version gets six-speed automatic. Fuel economy has not been provided, however, it is reported to be better than the previous model as it registers to around 40 mpg on the EPA highway cycle.

Many worry that the 2018 Terrain may look like 2018 Equinox's twin, but there is no need to worry. The Terrain is unique and completely different from the Equinox as it boasts of unique characteristics which sets it apart. The lighting elements are intricate and a floating-roof look. There will also be different trims available: SL, SLE, SLT and Denali.

the 2018 GMC Terrain will not run of luxury as its interior is full of it. There is no shortage of upgraded materials that are considered more thoughtful in the layout. It also has the new version of Electronic Precision Shift gear selector which makes use of buttons and switches as opposed to the outdated lever to open more space on the center console. It also has a 7.0-inch center display which is compatible with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto.

As added by The Car Connection, the 2019 GMC Terrain comes with standard 17-inch wheels, LED daytime running lights and five years of basic OnStar telematics program. It is also loaded with advanced state-of-the-art safety features such as forward collision warning with automatic emergency braking, surround view camera, active lane control, blind spot monitors and much more.

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