2015 GMC Terrain Pricing, Specs & Reviews

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$24,070-$37,240
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19 /CITY / 27 /HWY
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What's New for 2015:

  • OnStar 4G LTE Wi-Fi service
  • Two new paint colors

Introduction
The 2015 GMC Terrain is a 5-passenger crossover SUV sized between the traditional compact and midsize classes. It competes against a range of models, including but not limited to, the Ford Edge and Escape, Honda CR-V, Hyundai Santa Fe Sport, Kia Sorento, Mazda CX-5, Nissan Rogue, Subaru Forester and Outback, Toyota RAV4, and Volkswagen Tiguan.

Models and Features
Buyers of the 2015 GMC Terrain may select from SLE-1, SLE-2, SLT-1, SLT-2, and Denali trim levels. Choose the Terrain SLE-2 for its IntelliLink connectivity, automatic climate control, premium sound system, 8-way power driver's seat, leather-wrapped steering wheel, and luggage rails.

Alternatively, select the Terrain SLT-1 for leather seats, heated front seats, and remote engine starting. This version can be upgraded with SLT-2 trim, providing memory for the driver's settings, a lane-departure warning system, forward-collision alert system, rear park-assist sensors, universal garage door opener, power rear liftgate, and a power sunroof. The SLT-2 also has extra chrome trim and 18-in. aluminum wheels.

Residing at the top of the Terrain lineup, the Denali features special exterior design embellishments, unique wheel designs, revised suspension, blind-spot warning system, and a rear cross-traffic alert system. Inside, an 8-way power front passenger's seat is standard, along with a wood-and-leather steering wheel and upgraded interior materials.

Under the Hood
Terrain buyers choose between a 2.4-liter 4-cylinder engine or a 3.6-liter V-6. Standard in all versions of the crossover SUV, the 4-cylinder engine makes 182 horsepower while the V-6 generates 301 horsepower. A 6-speed automatic transmission is standard for all 2015 Terrains, delivering power to the front wheels. An all-wheel-drive (AWD) system is optional.

Fuel Economy
The most fuel-efficient version of the 2015 Terrain is the front-drive model with the 4-cylinder engine. According to the EPA, it is rated get 22 mpg in the city and 32 mpg on the highway. If you require AWD, the ratings drop to 20 mpg city/29 mpg highway.

Naturally, the more powerful V-6 is less fuel-efficient. With front-wheel drive, it is rated to get 17 mpg city/24 mpg highway. The AWD version's official estimates are 16 mpg city/23 mpg highway. Note that these ratings are identical to the larger GMC Acadia, which has a less powerful version of the same 3.6-liter V-6 engine.

Safety and Technology
Every 2015 Terrain is equipped with OnStar services for the first 6 months of ownership. After that, a paid subscription is required to enjoy automatic crash notification, roadside assistance, turn-by-turn navigation, FamilyLink location sharing service, and more.

New for 2015, OnStar also offers 4G LTE connectivity, turning the Terrain into a mobile Wi-Fi hotspot. Service is free for 3 months or 3GB of data usage, whichever comes first. After that, a subscription is required.

The Terrain's IntelliLink infotainment technology is standard on all trim levels except for the SLE-1. Pair a smartphone to the standard Color Touch radio and you can take advantage of such features as text-messaging alerts, Siri Eyes Free technology, access to Internet radio, and more.

For enhanced safety technologies, choose the SLT-2 trim level for forward-collision alert and lane-departure warning systems. If you're looking for side blind-zone alert and rear cross-traffic alert systems, they're available only for the Terrain Denali.

What's New for 2015:

  • OnStar 4G LTE Wi-Fi service
  • Two new paint colors

Introduction
The 2015 GMC Terrain is a 5-passenger crossover SUV sized between the traditional compact and midsize classes. It competes against a range of models, including but not limited to, the Ford Edge and Escape, Honda CR-V, Hyundai Santa Fe Sport, Kia Sorento, Mazda CX-5, Nissan Rogue, Subaru Forester and Outback, Toyota RAV4, and Volkswagen Tiguan.

Models and Features
Buyers of the 2015 GMC Terrain may select from SLE-1, SLE-2, SLT-1, SLT-2, and Denali trim levels. Choose the Terrain SLE-2 for its IntelliLink connectivity, automatic climate control, premium sound system, 8-way power driver's seat, leather-wrapped steering wheel, and luggage rails.

Alternatively, select the Terrain SLT-1 for leather seats, heated front seats, and remote engine starting. This version can be upgraded with SLT-2 trim, providing memory for the driver's settings, a lane-departure warning system, forward-collision alert system, rear park-assist sensors, universal garage door opener, power rear liftgate, and a power sunroof. The SLT-2 also has extra chrome trim and 18-in. aluminum wheels.

Residing at the top of the Terrain lineup, the Denali features special exterior design embellishments, unique wheel designs, revised suspension, blind-spot warning system, and a rear cross-traffic alert system. Inside, an 8-way power front passenger's seat is standard, along with a wood-and-leather steering wheel and upgraded interior materials.

Under the Hood
Terrain buyers choose between a 2.4-liter 4-cylinder engine or a 3.6-liter V-6. Standard in all versions of the crossover SUV, the 4-cylinder engine makes 182 horsepower while the V-6 generates 301 horsepower. A 6-speed automatic transmission is standard for all 2015 Terrains, delivering power to the front wheels. An all-wheel-drive (AWD) system is optional.

Fuel Economy
The most fuel-efficient version of the 2015 Terrain is the front-drive model with the 4-cylinder engine. According to the EPA, it is rated get 22 mpg in the city and 32 mpg on the highway. If you require AWD, the ratings drop to 20 mpg city/29 mpg highway.

Naturally, the more powerful V-6 is less fuel-efficient. With front-wheel drive, it is rated to get 17 mpg city/24 mpg highway. The AWD version's official estimates are 16 mpg city/23 mpg highway. Note that these ratings are identical to the larger GMC Acadia, which has a less powerful version of the same 3.6-liter V-6 engine.

Safety and Technology
Every 2015 Terrain is equipped with OnStar services for the first 6 months of ownership. After that, a paid subscription is required to enjoy automatic crash notification, roadside assistance, turn-by-turn navigation, FamilyLink location sharing service, and more.

New for 2015, OnStar also offers 4G LTE connectivity, turning the Terrain into a mobile Wi-Fi hotspot. Service is free for 3 months or 3GB of data usage, whichever comes first. After that, a subscription is required.

The Terrain's IntelliLink infotainment technology is standard on all trim levels except for the SLE-1. Pair a smartphone to the standard Color Touch radio and you can take advantage of such features as text-messaging alerts, Siri Eyes Free technology, access to Internet radio, and more.

For enhanced safety technologies, choose the SLT-2 trim level for forward-collision alert and lane-departure warning systems. If you're looking for side blind-zone alert and rear cross-traffic alert systems, they're available only for the Terrain Denali.

Available Trims for the 2015 GMC Terrain
Transmission MSRP Engine City/Hwy MPG
Name SLE (FWD 4dr) Transmission Automatic MSRP 26560.00 Engine 3.6L/217 City/Hwy MPG 19/24
Name SLE (AWD 4dr) Transmission Automatic MSRP 28310.00 Engine 3.6L/217 City/Hwy MPG 16/23
Name SLE (FWD 4dr) Transmission Automatic MSRP 28060.00 Engine 3.6L/217 City/Hwy MPG 19/24
Name SLE (AWD 4dr) Transmission Automatic MSRP 29810.00 Engine 3.6L/217 City/Hwy MPG 16/23
Name SLT (FWD 4dr) Transmission Automatic MSRP 29820.00 Engine 3.6L/217 City/Hwy MPG 19/24
Name SLT (AWD 4dr) Transmission Automatic MSRP 31570.00 Engine 3.6L/217 City/Hwy MPG 16/23
Name SLT (FWD 4dr) Transmission Automatic MSRP 33065.00 Engine 3.6L/217 City/Hwy MPG 19/24
Name SLT (AWD 4dr) Transmission Automatic MSRP 34815.00 Engine 3.6L/217 City/Hwy MPG 16/23
Name Denali (FWD 4dr) Transmission Automatic MSRP 35490.00 Engine 3.6L/217 City/Hwy MPG 19/24
Name Denali (AWD 4dr) Transmission Automatic MSRP 37240.00 Engine 3.6L/217 City/Hwy MPG 16/23
Name SL (FWD 4dr) Transmission Automatic MSRP 24070.00 Engine 3.6L/217 City/Hwy MPG 19/24
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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
  • 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 (Compass display not included.)
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 17.8 cm) aluminum wheels.)
  • 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 and manual folding
  • 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 and manual folding
  • 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.)
  • Mirrors, outside power-adjustable, Black, manual-folding
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
  • 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.)
  • 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 on FWD (TLF26/TLH26/TLJ26) models.)
  • 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.)
  • 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 AWD models.)
  • Chassis - all wheel drive (TLM26-4,TLM26-5 model only.)
  • Suspension, Enhanced Ride and Handling
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 Directions and Connections plan for 6 months including Automatic Crash Response, Stolen Vehicle Assistance, Roadside Assistance and Turn-by-Turn Navigation (Visit www.onstar.com for vehicle availability, details and system limitations. Services may vary by model and conditions.)
  • OnStar Basic plan for 5 years including RemoteLink Key Fob Services, OnStar Vehicle Diagnostics and Dealer Maintenance Notification (Deleted when (UE0) OnStar delete is ordered. Access is available for 5 years from the date of vehicle delivery, and is transferable. Does not include emergency services. To cancel RemoteLink Key Fob Services or if your vehicle is sold, contact an OnStar Advisor. See www.onstar.com/mobile for full details.)
  • OnStar with 4G LTE provides a built-in Wi-Fi hotspot to connect to the internet at 4G LTE speeds (Deleted when (UE0) OnStar delete is ordered. Visit www.onstar.com for vehicle availability, details and system limitations. Services and connectivity may vary by model and conditions. 4G LTE service available in select markets. 4G LTE performance based on industry averages and vehicle systems design. Some services require data plan.)
  • 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
  • OnStar Basic plan for 5 years including RemoteLink Key Fob Services, OnStar Vehicle Diagnostics and Dealer Maintenance Notification (Access is available for 5 years from the date of vehicle delivery, and is transferable. Does not include emergency services. To cancel RemoteLink Key Fob Services or if your vehicle is sold, contact an OnStar Advisor. See www.onstar.com/mobile for full details.)
  • OnStar with 4G LTE provides a built-in Wi-Fi hotspot to connect to the internet at 4G LTE speeds (Visit www.onstar.com for vehicle availability, details and system limitations. Services and connectivity may vary by model and conditions. 4G LTE service available in select markets. 4G LTE performance based on industry averages and vehicle systems design. Some services require data plan.)
  • 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 2015 GM models. Enjoy a 3-month All Access trial subscription with over 150 channels including commercial-free music, plus sports, news and entertainment. Plus you can listen to SiriusXM Internet Radio everywhere on your computer, smartphone or tablet. Welcome to the world of SiriusXM. (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 listening after your trial, the subscription plan you choose will automatically renew and you will be charged according to your chosen payment method at then-current rates. Fees and taxes apply. To cancel you must call us at 1-866-635-2349. See our Customer Agreement
  • 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.)
  • Bluetooth for phone personal cell phone connectivity to vehicle audio system

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