2020 GMC Terrain: A Model Overview

Last few years, the automotive market has seen a craze for crossover SUVs, that has toned down the sales records of most other vehicle types with its high utility value combined with commendable performance. But many can still shrink away from the idea of buying a crossover SUV, since, they mostly look the same and has little scope to gratify your aesthetic senses. But if one takes a look at the 2020 GMC Terrain, it can change the notion almost instantaneously. In other words, the 2020 GMC Terrain can be best described as a crossover SUV that could round up all the purposes of the vehicle type it belongs to, but with a strong visual appeal.

At the Hamilton Township Buick dealer showroom, we came to know that the 2020 GMC Terrain makes room for five adult passengers with more than expected level of comfort, while its list of standard equipment can impress any onlooker who has a rough knowledge about the current market scenario.

Changes Made for the 2020 Model Year

For the 2020 model year edition, the lineup of GMC TerrainĀ  has received some minimal cosmetic changes among which one new paint color is added to the existing color palette while a new package of premium feature option is granted for the Denali trim. Other notable changes also include a new string of safety features like automatic emergency braking, while the optional turbodiesel engine is dropped out from the power lineup.

With all these the 2020 GMC Terrain splits up all its features in the guises of SL, SLE, SLT, and Denali where the levels of creature comforts increase in proportion with the price.

Power Capacity

The 2020 GMC Terrain series moves either with the power of a 1.5 liter turbo-4 engine or a 2.0-liter turbo-4 one in pair with a 9-speed automatic transmission that helps the Terrain set apart its performance from its closest rivals. It goes without saying that the 2.0-liter will be more capable in every aspect, whether it is for generating a horsepower of 252 and a torque of 260 lb-ft or towing heavy loads that can weigh about 3,500 pounds. On the other hand, the base 1.5 liter engine returns 170 horsepower and 203 pound-feet of torque which is good enough for normal city drives. Following the current trend, GMC sets front-wheel-drive as standard while keeping all-wheel-drive as optional on most of the trim versions.

Luxuries and Utilities

While exploring the 2020 Terrain models at the showroom of the Hamilton Township GMC dealer, we found that by making enough room to seat five adults and plenty of space for cargo, the 2020 GMC Terrain makes a good option of a practical family vehicle that carries people with much more comfort and luxury than expected.

Standard feature equipment in every 2020 Terrain model includes a 7.0-inch touchscreen display for the infotainment system, that comes with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto compatibility, Bluetooth connectivity. To maintain the calm and quiet in the cabin, GMC installs a high end active noise cancellation system that comes as standard, while things get better with top-of the tier Denali models as you get enough of good materials like chrome and leather to get that desirable look and feel.


As a mechanical engineer turned blogger, Charlie provides readers with a technical, yet accessible look into the world of automotive engineering and design. His insightful posts make complex car technologies understandable.