After debuting the new 2018 GMC Terrain at the Detroit Auto Show in January, the company now reveals that the latest generation of the crossover starts at $25,970 after the $975 destination charge. They arrive at dealers this summer. 

At launch, the 252-horsepower (188-kilowatt) 2.0-liter turbocharged four-cylinder is the only engine available, and the powerplant is exclusive to the Terrain Denali. A 170-hp (127-kW) 1.5-liter turbo four and 1.6-liter turbodiesel with 137 hp (102 kW) join the lineup later. Gasoline-fueled mills come with a nine-speed automatic transmission with a controversial gear selector design, and the diesel has a six-speed automatic. Depending on trim, there’s also the choice of front- or all-wheel drive.

2018 GMC Terrain

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While the general trend is for automakers to enlarge models for a new generation, the new Terrain actually shrinks 3.2 inches (8.13 centimeters). A new platform also contributes to a 465-pound (211-kilogram) diet for the lightest version of the latest model.

Opting for the top-spec Denali nets buyers a wide array of standard equipment. For example, a standard safety suite includes blind spot monitoring, rear cross traffic alert, rear park assist, and a Safety Alert Seat. The models also have LED headlights and an eight-inch infotainment system with navigation.

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Because of the wide array of engine and trim combinations for the 2017 Terrain, the table below only shows the minimum base price for each respective model with a 2.4-liter four-cylinder. A 3.6-liter V6 was also available on SLE-2 and above trims. It added $1,900 to the cost of the Denali and was $1,500 more than the four-cylinder on the lower grades.


Trim Level Drive 2018 2017 Difference
SL FWD $25,970 $24,995 $975
SLE  FWD $28,795 N/A N/A
SLE Diesel  FWD $32,565 N/A N/A
SLE AWD $30,545 N/A N/A
SLE Diesel AWD $34,315 N/A N/A
SLE-1 FWD N/A $28,225 N/A
SLE-1 AWD N/A $29,975 N/A
SLE-2 FWD N/A $29,725 N/A
SLE-2 AWD N/A $31,475 N/A
SLT FWD $32,295 $31,845 $450
SLT Diesel FWD $35,140 N/A N/A
SLT AWD $34,045 $33,595 $450
SLT Diesel AWD $36,890 N/A N/A
Denali FWD $38,495 $35,200 $3,295
Denali AWD $40,245 $36,950 $3,295


Source: GMC

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Premium compact SUV offers more value with new design, more premium features

DETROIT — Pricing for the all-new 2018 Terrain will start at an MSRP of $25,970[1] when it goes on sale this summer, GMC announced today.

The all-new Terrain offers greater refinement and versatility to adapt to customers’ unique needs, and it’s packed with more available features and advanced safety technologies than ever before. Three all-new turbocharged engines, leading with a 2.0L at launch — followed later with a 1.5L and an available 1.6L turbo-diesel — provide more choices when it comes to performance, efficiency and capability.

“Terrain helped define the premium compact SUV segment and the all-new 2018 model elevates it with a stronger roster of standard and available features,” said Duncan Aldred, vice president of Global GMC. “GMC’s proven SUV experience makes it a more compelling choice than ever, with a strong blend of design, functionality and engineering excellence.”

The all-new GMC Terrain provides great value in packaging with a host of standard premium features, including a new 170-hp, 1.5L turbo engine paired with a new nine-speed automatic transmission; driver-controllable Traction Select system; signature LED daytime running lamps and taillamps; leather-wrapped steering wheel; flat-folding front passenger seat; and keyless open and start.

The Terrain Denali raises the bar even further to add a standard 252-hp, 2.0L turbo engine; 19-inch ultra-bright machined aluminum wheels; LED headlamps; heated leather-wrapped steering wheel; hands-free power programmable liftgate; an 8-inch diagonal infotainment system with navigation; Bose premium seven-speaker audio system; and a suite of standard safety features that includes:

Side Blind Zone Alert with Lane Change Alert
Rear Cross Traffic Alert
Rear Park Assist
Safety Alert Seat
Terrain SL and SLE Starting MSRPs

Terrain SL FWD — $25,970
Terrain SLE FWD — $28,795
Terrain SLE Diesel FWD — $32,565
Terrain SLE AWD — $30,545
Terrain SLE Diesel AWD — $34,315
Terrain SLT Starting MSRPs

Terrain SLT FWD — $32,295
Terrain SLT Diesel FWD — $35,140
Terrain SLT AWD — $34,045
Terrain SLT Diesel AWD — $36,890
Terrain Denali Starting MSRPs

Terrain Denali FWD — $38,495
Terrain Denali AWD — $40,245
Connectivity Technologies

The new Terrain keeps passengers connected with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto compatibility[2] and access to a standard in-vehicle OnStar 4G LTE Wi-Fi hotspot[3]. GMC customers in the U.S. can currently purchase an unlimited data plan enabled by AT&T for only $20 per month[4].

In addition to the 4G LTE connection, the OnStar Basic Plan[5] comes standard on all new GMC retail models for five years. The Basic Plan offers select remote vehicle services and the OnStar AtYourService marketplace via the myGMC mobile app[6]among other features.

About GMC

GMC has manufactured trucks since 1902, with innovation and engineering excellence built into all GMC vehicles. The brand is evolving to offer more fuel-efficient trucks and crossovers, including the Terrain small SUV and Acadia crossover. GMC’s highest-volume vehicle, the Sierra pickup, is the most powerful light-duty pickup on the market, and the first full-size pickup to receive the highest-possible five-star Overall Vehicle Score for safety since the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration changed its New Car Assessment Program for the 2011 model year. Details on all GMC models are available at, on Twitter at @thisisgmc or at

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