2022 GMC Terrain

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GMC Terrain highlights

Customer rating


  • Comfortable and upscale interior
  • Infotainment touchscreen is intuitive and easy to use


  • Complete package of driver aids remains optional
  • 1.5-liter turbocharged engine disappoints with power and fuel economy
  • Less cargo space behind the back seat than in most competitors

Mileage (EPA estimate)

25 city, 28 highway, 26 combined

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The 2022 GMC Terrain has a comfortable interior and upscale looks

The GMC Terrain compact SUV has upscale styling and a premium feel, especially in the upscale Denali trim. The newly updated and ruggedly handsome exterior echoes the rest of the GMC lineup, and the interior offers up plenty of creature comforts and easy-to-use technology.

The Terrain’s quiet interior has firm and supportive front seats that are good for long road trips. Upscale touches include a stitched dash and separate heating controls for the seat bottom and seatback. Cargo space is a bit smaller than some competitors, but the Terrain’s flat-folding front passenger seat accommodates long items, and we like the hands-free power tailgate. Some controls are frustrating to use, especially the awkward gear-selector buttons located low on the dash.

For 2022, GMC introduced a new AT4 trim level that gives the Terrain a bit more capability off-road. However, the sole drivetrain remains the 1.5-liter turbocharged four-cylinder. This makes the Terrain one of the slower vehicles in its class, and fuel economy can’t quite match many of its competitors.

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What is new for the 2022 GMC Terrain?

  • The Terrain is available in a new trim called the AT4.
  • The SL trim has been discontinued for 2022.
  • Terrain trims have been upgraded with Head Up Display as standard equipment this year.
  • Sunroof(s) features are now available as options on select trims.
  • The SLE trim now comes with Power Seat(s) as standard equipment.

2022 GMC Terrain trims

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  • 170-hp, 203-lb-ft of torque 1.5L
  • Rear Defroster
  • Power Seats
  • Overhead Airbags
  • Smart Key
  • Cruise Control
  • Cloth Seats
  • Power Mirrors
  • Traction Control
  • View our GMC Terrain SLE inventory


  • Includes all features available on the SLE
  • Leather Seats
  • Memory Seats
  • Front Seat Heaters
  • Heated Steering Wheel
  • Remote Start
  • Power Hatch/Deck Lid
  • View our GMC Terrain SLT inventory



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5 reasons to buy the 2022 GMC Terrain

What We Like:

Technology: Every 2022 GMC Terrain comes standard with wireless Apple CarPlay® and Android Auto smartphone integration, accessed through an easy-to-use touchscreen interface. The Terrain also sports four standard USB ports for charging, with two more available on higher trims. Standard driver assist features include automatic emergency braking and forward collision alert, lane keeping departure warning and assist, and even automatic high beams. We suggest looking for Terrains with the optional Pro Safety Plus package, which adds adaptive cruise control and blind-spot monitoring with rear cross-traffic alert.

Interior Comfort: There’s no question that the Terrain’s interior is a comfortable place to spend time. The seats are firm and supportive, and the side cushions manage a good balance between holding you in place and not intruding when you want to get in or out. The interior quiet contributes to the overall comfort levels, especially on long road trips.

Cargo Flexibility: Even though the Terrain’s cargo capacity is a little smaller than some competitors, it makes up for that in flexibility. There’s an available hands-free power tailgate (SLT and above), activated by sweeping your leg under the rear bumper. Inside, not only do the rear seatbacks fold flat, but the front passenger seat also has a fold-flat feature to accommodate extra-long items, like a kayak. It even has a hard plastic back to avoid damaging the upholstery.

What Needs Improvement

Engine and Transmission: The lack of a more powerful engine option remains a sore point when it comes to the Terrain. On paper the 1.5-liter engine sounds fine, but in practice it’s sluggish, and attached to a transmission that needs more refinement.

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Ratings & reliability

Customer ratings

4.5 out of 5

4 customer reviews
Above Average

RepairPal gave the GMC Terrain an overall reliability rating of 4 out of 5 stars, which RepairPal describes as Above Average. This rating ranks GMC Terrain 11th out of 29 among Compact SUVs.

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GMC Terrain features and specs

SLT 2WD 4D Sport Utility

Standard Features

  • ABS Brakes
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alloy Wheels
  • AM/FM Stereo
  • Android Auto
  • Apple CarPlay
  • Automatic Transmission
  • Auxiliary Audio Input
  • Bluetooth Technology
  • Cruise Control
  • Front Seat Heaters
  • Heated Steering Wheel
  • Lane Departure Warning
  • Leather Seats
  • Memory Seat(s)
  • Overhead Airbags
  • Power Hatch/Deck Lid
  • Power Locks
  • Power Mirrors
  • Power Seat(s)
  • Power Windows
  • Rear Defroster
  • Rear View Camera
  • Remote Start
  • Satellite Radio Ready
  • Side Airbags
  • Smart Key
  • Traction Control
  • Turbo Charged Engine
  • Automated Cruise Control
  • Blind Spot Monitor
  • BOSE Sound System
  • Full Roof Rack
  • Head Up Display
  • Navigation System
  • Parking Sensors
  • Rear Entertainment System
  • Running Boards
  • Sunroof(s)
  • Tow Hitch

Drive Wheels

Front Wheel Drive (2WD)

Engine size




Torque (ft-lbs)


Engine type

Turbo Gas

Fuel capacity




Overall length






Leg room

F 40.9"/R 39.7"

Head room

F 40"/R 38.5"

Front tires


Rear tires


Seating capacity


Max towing capacity

150/1500 lbs.



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