2014 GMC Terrain Pricing, Specs & Reviews

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What's New for 2014:

  • Redesigned alloy wheels
  • Silver Sky Metallic paint color

Introduction
GMC's 2014 Terrain is a 5-passenger crossover available with front-wheel-drive (FWD) or all-wheel-drive (AWD) capability, 4- or 6-cylinder power, and five trim levels. It is the corporate sibling of the Chevrolet Equinox, and competes with the Ford Escape, Hyundai Tucson, Jeep Cherokee, Subaru Forester, Toyota RAV4, Volkswagen Tiguan, and Volvo XC60.

Models and Features
Buyers interested in the most affordable version of the 2014 GMC Terrain will want to focus on the SLE-1 trim level, which, despite its placement within the lineup, is delivered nicely equipped with a 7-inch touch-screen audio system, Bluetooth connectivity, rearview camera, heated power-adjustable outside mirrors, 17-inch alloy wheels, and a 6-month complimentary subscription to GM's OnStar telematics system.

GMC follows the SLE-1 with the Terrain SLE-2. This version is dressed up a bit more with a premium sound system, power driver's seat with 8-way adjustment, leather-wrapped steering wheel, and a smartphone-linked infotainment system.

Additionally, the 2014 GMC Terrain SLT-1 offers remote start and heated front seats, while the SLT-2 puts extra emphasis on creature comforts and safety with standard forward-collision and lane-departure warning systems, rear park-assist sensors, memory settings for the driver, power tilt/slide moonroof, and a power liftgate. Designers have also made the SLT-2 stand out with a good dose of chrome trim and 18-inch alloy wheels.

For the ultimate 2014 Terrain experience, the top-of-the-line Denali version goes the extra mile with upgrades including rear cross-traffic and side blind-zone alerts, wood interior accents, unique exterior appointments, retuned suspension, and either 18- or 19-inch alloy wheels (dependent upon engine choice).

Options and Packages
Shoppers considering the 2014 GMC Terrain have access to a slew of options. Among the highlights are a navigation system, rear-seat entertainment system, and a Class II trailering package that allows drivers to safely tow up to 3,500 lbs. The company also offers a Convenience package that upgrades the Terrain SLE-2 with heated front seats and remote start.

Safety features, such as lane-departure warning and rear park-assist sensors, are available as optional equipment on the SLE-2 and SLT-1 trim levels.

Under the Hood
Different as they may be with regard to equipment, all versions of the 2014 GMC Terrain--even the Denali--are fitted with a standard 2.4-liter, direct-injection 4-cylinder engine that delivers 182 horsepower and 172 lb.-ft. of torque. A 6-speed automatic transmission directs output to the front wheels or, when the optional AWD system is added, both front and rear wheels.

Drivers who want a little more muscle behind the gas pedal may be more interested in the Terrain's available 3.6-liter, direct-injection V-6 engine that produces 301 horsepower and 272 lb.-ft. of torque. Those who opt for this engine also get dual exhaust tips and hydraulic rather than electric power steering.

Fuel Economy
EPA fuel-economy estimates for the 2014 GMC Terrain are:
  • Terrain FWD with 4-cylinder engine: 22/32/26 mpg (city/highway/combined)
  • Terrain FWD with 6-cylinder engine: 17/24/20 mpg
  • Terrain AWD with 4-cylinder engine: 20/29/23 mpg
  • Terrain AWD with 6-cylinder engine: 16/23/19 mpg

Safety and Ratings
In crash tests conducted by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), the 2014 GMC Terrain received an overall rating of 4 (out of 5) stars. In tests conducted by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS), the Terrain received a \"Good\" rating--the Institute's highest--for moderate frontal-offset crash protection.

Safety features on the Terrain include 6 standard air bags, 4-wheel anti-lock disc brakes, electronic stability control, and the rearview camera, as well as available features including rear cross-traffic alert and lane-departure warning.

What's New for 2014:

  • Redesigned alloy wheels
  • Silver Sky Metallic paint color

Introduction
GMC's 2014 Terrain is a 5-passenger crossover available with front-wheel-drive (FWD) or all-wheel-drive (AWD) capability, 4- or 6-cylinder power, and five trim levels. It is the corporate sibling of the Chevrolet Equinox, and competes with the Ford Escape, Hyundai Tucson, Jeep Cherokee, Subaru Forester, Toyota RAV4, Volkswagen Tiguan, and Volvo XC60.

Models and Features
Buyers interested in the most affordable version of the 2014 GMC Terrain will want to focus on the SLE-1 trim level, which, despite its placement within the lineup, is delivered nicely equipped with a 7-inch touch-screen audio system, Bluetooth connectivity, rearview camera, heated power-adjustable outside mirrors, 17-inch alloy wheels, and a 6-month complimentary subscription to GM's OnStar telematics system.

GMC follows the SLE-1 with the Terrain SLE-2. This version is dressed up a bit more with a premium sound system, power driver's seat with 8-way adjustment, leather-wrapped steering wheel, and a smartphone-linked infotainment system.

Additionally, the 2014 GMC Terrain SLT-1 offers remote start and heated front seats, while the SLT-2 puts extra emphasis on creature comforts and safety with standard forward-collision and lane-departure warning systems, rear park-assist sensors, memory settings for the driver, power tilt/slide moonroof, and a power liftgate. Designers have also made the SLT-2 stand out with a good dose of chrome trim and 18-inch alloy wheels.

For the ultimate 2014 Terrain experience, the top-of-the-line Denali version goes the extra mile with upgrades including rear cross-traffic and side blind-zone alerts, wood interior accents, unique exterior appointments, retuned suspension, and either 18- or 19-inch alloy wheels (dependent upon engine choice).

Options and Packages
Shoppers considering the 2014 GMC Terrain have access to a slew of options. Among the highlights are a navigation system, rear-seat entertainment system, and a Class II trailering package that allows drivers to safely tow up to 3,500 lbs. The company also offers a Convenience package that upgrades the Terrain SLE-2 with heated front seats and remote start.

Safety features, such as lane-departure warning and rear park-assist sensors, are available as optional equipment on the SLE-2 and SLT-1 trim levels.

Under the Hood
Different as they may be with regard to equipment, all versions of the 2014 GMC Terrain--even the Denali--are fitted with a standard 2.4-liter, direct-injection 4-cylinder engine that delivers 182 horsepower and 172 lb.-ft. of torque. A 6-speed automatic transmission directs output to the front wheels or, when the optional AWD system is added, both front and rear wheels.

Drivers who want a little more muscle behind the gas pedal may be more interested in the Terrain's available 3.6-liter, direct-injection V-6 engine that produces 301 horsepower and 272 lb.-ft. of torque. Those who opt for this engine also get dual exhaust tips and hydraulic rather than electric power steering.

Fuel Economy
EPA fuel-economy estimates for the 2014 GMC Terrain are:
  • Terrain FWD with 4-cylinder engine: 22/32/26 mpg (city/highway/combined)
  • Terrain FWD with 6-cylinder engine: 17/24/20 mpg
  • Terrain AWD with 4-cylinder engine: 20/29/23 mpg
  • Terrain AWD with 6-cylinder engine: 16/23/19 mpg

Safety and Ratings
In crash tests conducted by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), the 2014 GMC Terrain received an overall rating of 4 (out of 5) stars. In tests conducted by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS), the Terrain received a \"Good\" rating--the Institute's highest--for moderate frontal-offset crash protection.

Safety features on the Terrain include 6 standard air bags, 4-wheel anti-lock disc brakes, electronic stability control, and the rearview camera, as well as available features including rear cross-traffic alert and lane-departure warning.

Available Trims for the 2014 GMC Terrain
Transmission MSRP Engine City/Hwy MPG
Name SLE (FWD 4dr) Transmission Automatic MSRP 26465.00 Engine 3.6L/217 City/Hwy MPG 17/24
Name SLE (FWD 4dr) Transmission Automatic MSRP 27965.00 Engine 3.6L/217 City/Hwy MPG 17/24
Name SLT (FWD 4dr) Transmission Automatic MSRP 29515.00 Engine 3.6L/217 City/Hwy MPG 17/24
Name SLT (FWD 4dr) Transmission Automatic MSRP 32760.00 Engine 3.6L/217 City/Hwy MPG 17/24
Name Denali (FWD 4dr) Transmission Automatic MSRP 35155.00 Engine 3.6L/217 City/Hwy MPG 17/24
Name SLE (AWD 4dr) Transmission Automatic MSRP 28215.00 Engine 3.6L/217 City/Hwy MPG 16/23
Name SLE (AWD 4dr) Transmission Automatic MSRP 29715.00 Engine 3.6L/217 City/Hwy MPG 16/23
Name SLT (AWD 4dr) Transmission Automatic MSRP 31265.00 Engine 3.6L/217 City/Hwy MPG 16/23
Name SLT (AWD 4dr) Transmission Automatic MSRP 34510.00 Engine 3.6L/217 City/Hwy MPG 16/23
Name Denali (AWD 4dr) Transmission Automatic MSRP 36905.00 Engine 3.6L/217 City/Hwy MPG 16/23
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INTERIOR
  • Seats, front bucket
  • Seat trim, cloth
  • Seat adjuster, driver 2-way manual fore/aft adjustment power lumbar and power 2-way seat height adjuster (up/down)
  • Seats, rear bench, 3 passenger with manual fore/aft adjustment, 60/40 split seatback and recline feature
  • Floor mats, carpeted front
  • Floor mats, carpeted rear
  • Console, front center, with arm rest and concealed storage
  • Cupholders 2 front and 2 rear and 2 additional in rear center armrest
  • Steering wheel, comfort grip vinyl with mounted cruise and audio controls
  • Steering column, tilt and telescopic
  • Instrumentation includes speedometer, single trip odometer, fuel level, engine temperature and tachometer
  • Driver Information Center monitors 26 various systems including, Vehicle Information Menu (oil life, tire pressure, standard/metric units) and Trip Information Menu (trip 1, trip 2, fuel range, average fuel economy, instant fuel economy, average vehicle speed) and compass display
  • Windows, power with driver and front passenger Express-Down
  • Door locks, power programmable with lockout protection
  • Remote Keyless Entry
  • Cruise control, electronic with set and resume speed
  • Theft deterrent system, vehicle, PASS-Key III
  • Air conditioning, single-zone manual front climate control
  • Defogger, rear-window electric
  • Power outlets 4 auxiliary with covers, 12-volt, includes 2 front, 1 second row and one in the cargo area
  • Mirror, inside rearview auto-dimming
  • Visors, driver and front passenger illuminated vanity mirrors
  • Assist handles, front passenger and rear outboards
  • Lighting, interior with theatre dimming, center-mounted dome, rear cargo area, dual front map lights and ambient lighting on integrated center stack
  • Seat trim, premium cloth
  • Seat adjuster, driver 8-way power and power lumbar
  • Steering wheel, leather-wrapped with mounted cruise and audio controls
  • Air conditioning, single-zone automatic climate control
  • Seat trim, perforated leather-appointed
  • Seats, heated driver and front passenger
  • Remote vehicle start includes extended range Remote Keyless Entry
  • Memory feature includes driver seat and outside rearview mirrors
  • Universal Home Remote includes garage door opener, programmable
  • Rear Park Assist
  • Lighting, interior with theatre dimming, center-mounted dome, rear cargo area, dual front map lights and ambient lighting on integrated center stack (Includes ambient lighting on door pull cups, center console area and center console cupholders.)
  • Seat adjuster, passenger 8-way power and power lumbar
  • Steering wheel, 4-spoke leather-wrapped with wood
EXTERIOR
  • Wheels, 4 - 17" x 7.0" (43.2 cm x 17.8 cm) aluminum
  • Tires, P225/65R17 all-season, blackwall (Included with (RTN) 4 - 17" x 7.0" (43.2 cm x 17.0 cm) aluminum wheels. Replaces (QMU) P235/60R17 all-season blackwall tires starting early January 2014 production.) This option is used through early January 2014 production.)
  • Spare tire and wheel
  • Grille, Charcoal with chrome surround
  • Liftgate, rear manual with fixed glass
  • Bumpers, front and rear body-color
  • Headlamps, halogen projector lamp
  • Glass, deep-tinted (all windows, except light-tinted glass on windshield and driver- and front passenger-side glass)
  • Fog lamps, front round, halogen
  • Mirrors, outside heated power-adjustable, body-color, manual-folding and integral spotter mirror
  • Wipers, front intermittent with washers
  • Wiper, rear intermittent with washer
  • Door handles, body-color
  • Luggage rails, Charcoal
  • Wheels, 4 - 18" x 7.0" (45.7 cm x 17.8 cm) chrome-clad aluminum
  • Tires, P235/55R18 all-season, blackwall
  • Grille, Charcoal with chrome surround and accents
  • Liftgate, rear power programmable with fixed glass
  • Sunroof, power and tilt-sliding with express-open and wind deflector
  • Luggage rails, chrome
  • Bumpers, front and rear body-color (Includes chrome rear skid plates.)
  • Mirrors, outside heated power-adjustable, chrome, manual folding and integral spotter mirror
  • Door handles, chrome
  • Wheels, 4 - 18" x 7.0" (45.7 cm x 17.8 cm) Denali-specific (Included with (LEA) 2.4L DOHC 4-cylinder SIDI engine only.)
  • Tires, P235/55R18 all-season, blackwall (Included with (RV6) 4 - 18" x 7.0" (45.7 cm x 17.8 cm) Denali specific wheels only.)
  • Grille, Denali-specific with satin chrome surround
  • Luggage rails, chrome (Satin chrome with Denali model.)
  • Bumpers, front and rear body-color (Includes satin chrome rear skid plates.)
  • Sill plates, front illuminated, Denali specific
  • Mirrors, outside heated power-adjustable, satin chrome
  • Door handles, chrome (Satin chrome with Denali model.)
MECHANICAL
  • Engine, 2.4L DOHC 4-cylinder SIDI (Spark Ignition Direct Injection) with VVT (Variable Valve Timing) (182 hp [135.7 kW] @ 6700 rpm, 172 lb-ft [232.2 N-m] @ 4900 rpm)
  • Transmission, 6-speed automatic
  • Rear axle, 3.23 final drive ratio (Included and only available with (LEA) 2.4L I-4 SIDI engine and (MXO) 6-speed automatic front-wheel drive transmission. Refer to Engine/Axle chart for availability.)
  • E10 Fuel capable (May be upgraded to (FHS) E85 FlexFuel Capable with (FE9) Federal emissions.)
  • Alternator, 120 amps
  • Front wheel drive
  • Battery, 525 cold-cranking amps with rundown protection
  • Suspension, front independent, strut type coil springs
  • Suspension, rear independent trailering arm with three lateral locating links, coil springs
  • Suspension, Soft Ride
  • Steering, power, variable electric assist
  • Brakes, 4-wheel antilock, 4-wheel disc
  • Exhaust, single
  • E10 Fuel capable (May be upgraded to (FHS) E85 FlexFuel Capable with (FE9) Federal emissions.) (Included and only available with (NE1) Connecticut, Delaware, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Jersey, New York, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Vermont and Washington state emissions or (YF5) California state emissions.)
  • Engine, 2.4L DOHC 4-cylinder SIDI (Spark Ignition Direct Injection) with VVT (Variable Valve Timing) (182 hp [135.7 kW] @ 6700 rpm, 172 lb-ft [232.2 N-m] @ 4900 rpm) (Requires (FE9) Federal emissions on TLM26-4,TLM26-5 AWD models.)
  • Suspension, Enhanced Ride and Handling
  • Rear axle, 3.53 final drive ratio (Included and only available with (LEA) 2.4L I-4 SIDI engine and (MXO) 6-speed automatic all-wheel drive transmission. Refer to Engine/Axle chart for availability.)
  • Chassis - all wheel drive (TLG26 model only.)
  • Chassis - all wheel drive (TLK26 model only.)
  • Chassis - all wheel drive (TLM26-4,TLM26-5 model only.)
PACKAGE
  • Chrome Exterior Appearance Package includes chrome door handles, luggage rail inserts, grille, mirrors and body-color bumpers with chrome rear skid plates
  • Safety Package includes (UEU) Forward Collision Alert and Lane Departure Warning and (UD7) Rear Park Assist
SAFETY
  • StabiliTrak, stability control system with traction control
  • Daytime Running Lamps
  • Air bags, dual-stage frontal and thorax side-impact, driver and front passenger, and head curtain side-impact, front and rear outboard seating positions (Always use safety belts and the correct child restraints. Children are safer when properly secured in a rear seat in the appropriate child restraint. See the Owner's Manual for more information.)
  • Air bag Passenger Sensing System sensor indicator inflatable restraint, front passenger/child presence detector (Always use safety belts and the correct child restraints. Children are safer when properly secured in a rear seat in the appropriate child restraint. See the Owner's Manual for more information.)
  • Rear Vision Camera
  • OnStar, 6 months of Directions and Connections plan includes Automatic Crash Response, Stolen Vehicle Assistance, Roadside Assistance and Turn-by-Turn Navigation (Visit onstar.com for coverage map, details and system limitations. Services vary by model and conditions.)
  • Tire Pressure Monitor System (Does not monitor spare.)
  • Safety belts, 3-point, front and second row all seating positions
  • Door locks, power rear child security
  • LATCH system (Lower Anchors and Top tethers for CHildren), for child safety seats
  • Forward Collision Alert and Lane Departure Warning
  • Rear Cross-Traffic Alert
  • Side Blind Zone Alert
ENTERTAINMENT
  • Audio system, Color Touch AM/FM/SiriusXM stereo with CD player and MP3 playback includes 7" diagonal color touch-screen display, USB and AUX port and iPod support (Includes Bluetooth for phone.)
  • Audio system feature, 6-speaker system
  • SiriusXM Satellite Radio is standard on nearly all 2014 GM models. Enjoy a 3-month trial to the XM All Access package, with over 150 channels including commercial-free music, all your favorite sports, exclusive talk and entertainment. With All Access, listen to everything, everywhere, in your car and on your computer, smartphone or tablet. (IMPORTANT: The SiriusXM Satellite Radio trial package is not provided on vehicles that are ordered for Fleet Daily Rental ("FDR") use. If you decide to continue your service at the end of your trial subscription, the plan you choose will automatically renew and bill at then-current rates until you call 1-866-635-2349 to cancel. See SiriusXM Customer Agreement for complete terms at siriusxm.com. Other fees and taxes will a
  • Audio system feature, USB port
  • Bluetooth for phone personal cell phone connectivity to vehicle audio system (Deleted with (UE0) OnStar delete.)
  • Audio system, Color Touch AM/FM/SiriusXM stereo with CD player and MP3 playback includes 7" diagonal color touch-screen display, USB and AUX port and iPod support (Includes IntelliLink. May be upgraded to (UHQ) Color Touch Navigation with IntelliLink.)
  • Audio system feature Pioneer premium 8-speaker system with subwoofer and amplifier
  • IntelliLink includes Bluetooth streaming audio for music and select phones; Hands-Free smartphone integration with Pandora and Stitcher smartphone compatible; voice-activated technology for radio and phone
  • Bluetooth for phone personal cell phone connectivity to vehicle audio system (Upgraded to IntelliLink, includes Bluetooth streaming audio for music and select phones with (UFU) Color Touch AM/FM/SiriusXM stereo with CD player and MP3 playback or (UHQ) Color Touch Navigation with IntelliLink.)

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