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2020 GMC Terrain: Raising the bar

The crossover SUV market is highly competitive and having a solitary trick up your sleeve is no longer enough to impress buyers in this segment. Enter the 2020 GMC Terrain – an SUV designed for the increasingly demanding modern customer. From looks to technology, to performance and safety, the 2020 Terrain delivers abundantly on all counts.

2020 GMC Terrain: Raising the bar

The 2020 Terrain features a bold and modern design that sets it apart on the road. The striking exterior design features the brand’s signature cues with stronger, sharper and more sculpted elements. More importantly, the designed is honed in a wind tunnel, making it aerodynamically efficient and thus reducing both wind-noise and fuel consumption on the move.

The 2020 Terrain Denali, meanwhile, offers a unique grille, 19-inch wheels, exclusive LED headlamps with signature lighting and exclusive taillamps with LED signature lighting, specific interior content with leather-trimmed and ventilated front seats. Adding further visual refinement are Denali-logo aluminum sill plates.

2020 GMC Terrain

Other models in the range feature signature LED running lamps and tail lamps. Bi-functional HID headlamps are standard on SLE and SLT. Additionally, 17-inch wheels are standard on SLE, with 18-inch wheels standard on SLE AWD and standard on SLT. The Skyscape power sunroof with power sunscreen is available on SLT and standard on Denali.

However, the 2020 Terrain is not merely about design, its dynamic looks are backed by potent performance. Customers can choose from two turbocharged gas engines, including the 1.5L and 2.0L turbocharged units, paired with an efficient nine-speed automatic gearbox.

To ensure confident progress the 2020 Terrain also features a standard GMC’s driver-controllable Traction Select system. At the twist of a knob, the driver can optimize the vehicle for different driving conditions. Based on the selected mode, the system can adjust elements such as throttle and steering response and suspension damping on the fly. Additionally, there is an option to disengage the drive to the rear axle, essentially making the Terrain a FWD vehicle, in order to minimize drag and cut fuel consumption.

Convenience is another area where the 2020 Terrain excels. There are several thoughtful design touches that appeal to the modern crossover buyer. For instance, a power-programmable liftgate is available on SLE, while a hands-free power-programmable liftgate is standard on Denali and available on SLT. Keyless open and push-button start are standard, and remote start is standard on SLT and Denali models and available on SLE.

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Bringing a further layer of practicality is the unique center console design with pass-through storage underneath, side-by-side cupholders and underfloor storage space in the cargo area. The seating is expectedly versatile, as well, with fold-flat front passenger seat and flat-folding rear seat, which makes stowing longer items and cargo a breeze.

Additional features include Rear Seat Reminder as standard and active noise cancellation, which makes the 2020 Terrain exceptionally quiet and refined on the move.

Matching the serene drive is an interior that is crafted with premium materials all around. For instance, the 2020 Terrain uses real aluminum trim, soft-touch materials, real wood and plush leather in the cabin, depending on the chosen trim.

Naturally, being a family crossover safety was a pri