The 2018 GMC Terrain has been completely redesigned for this current model year. In 2018, the Terrain is one of the highest ranked compact SUVs on the market. It has a very high-quality interior and a great performance record. A few other highlights of this compact SUV are its good gas mileage, smooth ride, and two rows of spacious, roomy seats. The Terrain has a nice list of features that come standard, roomy cabin space for passengers, a smooth and exciting ride, and impressive gas mileage that comes in above many other SUVs in its class. Cargo space is generous with 30 cubic feet behind the rear seats, when folded over 63 cubic feet becomes available, with the front passenger seat folded you’ll have over 81 cubic feet of space to haul longer items.
Safety features on the 2018 GMC Terrain include Driver, passenger, front head, rear head, front side, and rear side airbags, 4-wheel ABS, 4-wheel disc brakes, electronic stability control, daytime running lights, and traction control. Advanced technology offers even more safety features. The SLE model with Driver alert package gets drivers most for the safety features they could need or want. For a full range of technologically advanced safety features like forward collision mitigation and automatic braking and lane departure alerts and intervention, drivers will want to SLT upgrade with the Driver Alert II package. The 2018 Terrain comes with a three-year/36,000-mile limited warranty and a five-year/60,000-mile powertrain warranty. Driver assist features and passive and active safety all work together to provide a well-rounded set of safety technologies. Passenger assist features like the passenger sensing system, teen driver technology, following distance indicator, and more round out the safety package on the Terrain. Teen Driver lets drivers create customized vehicle settings to help encourage safe driving behaviors, limit select vehicle features like max speeds and volume settings on audio, gives an in-vehicle report card to get information on teen’s driving habits.
The infotainment system is easy to use and includes standard features that are only available as upgrades on other vehicles. Apple CarPlay, Android Auto, and multiple USB ports are standard. The technology and infotainment on the Terrain are designed to be easy to use. There is available built-in 4G WiFi hotspot so your passengers can stay connected. Connect up to seven mobile devices with this hotspot that is powered by AT&T with an available OnStar data plan. Utilizing the onboard Wi-Fi helps you to save data on your smartphone plan.
Advanced safety features are entirely optional on lower-trim vehicles. Another great technology that improves the safety of teen drivers and their passengers is the Teen Driver feature. The Terrain provides this technology standard and allows parents to set restrictions on secondary drivers. This feature automatically mutes the sound system when front-row seatbelts are unfastened, and it can be used to limit the vehicle’s top speed and the maximum volume of its sound system. Drivers can also use the Terrain’s Teen Driver feature to generate a report card of their teen’s driving habits.
The cargo space aboard the Terrain is a little on the small size for its class, but it is still pretty spacious and easy to load. Levers located in the trunk fold rear seats flat and open up 63.5 cubic feet of storage space. The Terrain was redesigned for 2018 and has 29.6 cubic feet of cargo space behind the seats, with rear seats folded there is 63.3 cubic feet of space. A nice additional feature that the terrain offers differently than its competitors in its class is that its front passenger seat folds flat, giving additional space, up to 81 cubic feet, also allowing for the option to haul longer items.
Max towing capacity is 3,500 pounds with the standard 2.0-liter engine. The cabin of the 2018 GMC Terrain was designed and engineered to simplify the cargo-hauling process. With its fold-flat rear seat and fold-flat front passenger seat, this crossover gives drivers all the space they need to get longer and bulkier items on board. Crossover SUVs are great for families, and generous cargo options and capabilities are definitely an important factor in the decision to buy in this class.
The interior of the 2018 GMC Terrain is immediately impressive with its upscale looks and textures. High-quality materials are used throughout the cabin, both rows of seats are comfortable and spacious, and there’s a lot of user-friendly technology on board. The 2018 GMC Terrain seats five passengers and comes standard with cloth upholstery. Leather upholstery, power adjustable front seats, heated and ventilated front seats, heated rear seats, and a heated steering wheel are available. The 2018 Terrain comes equipped with a great list of standard features, such as USB ports, a rearview camera, Teen Driver controls, the Intellilink infotainment system with a 7” touch-screen, Bluetooth, voice recognition, Apple CarPlay, and Android Auto. OnStar 4G LTE with built-in WiFi is also available in the standard package. The Intellilink infotainment system is intuitive and responsive and features easy to navigate the menus. As far as comfort goes, the Terrain offers a comfortable ride on either 17 or 18” wheels. The front seats are supportive and comfortable, even on longer trips, and the cabin is nice and quiet.
The exterior of the Terrain is striking and has many design features that set it apart from other SUVs in its class. Its striking C-shaped LED lights, floating roof, distinctive grille design, and available 19” aluminum wheels are only a few design features that wow. GMC prides itself on its bold design of all of its vehicles, and the 2018 Terrain is no exception. Sporting GMC’s signature strong and prominent grille, it accentuates the strong lines and surfacing that extend throughout the body and sides. Signature lighting provides a distinctive look in the day and night.