2021 GMC Terrain at Jack Carter Chev in Calgary, Alberta
The compact SUV market may be incredibly crowded, but that doesn’t mean the spacious and stylish 2021 GMC Terrain has to follow suit. Sophisticated good looks meet smart performance and safety in the Terrain, an SUV made to tackle any roads. Learn more about this standout GMC sport utility vehicle with Jack Carter Chev, Calgary’s source for all things Chevrolet, Buick, and GMC!
The 2021 GMC Terrain is as stylish as they come, a compact SUV with a powerful, wide stance and an eye for details. Details like the 19” Gloss-Black painted aluminum wheels, darkened front grille, black mirror caps, roof rails, and exterior accents found in the Terrain Elevation Edition, or perhaps like the chrome body side moldings, side mirror caps, and accents on the door handles of the Terrain Denali. Setting the luxurious Terrain Denali apart further, a multidimensional, satin-chrome finish grille shines about as brightly as the C-shaped LED headlamps on the Terrain’s top trim.
Adding a bit of utility to the design of this SUV, the hands-free programmable power liftgate found on both the SLT and Denali provides easy access to the abundant cargo space found inside the 2021 Terrain. That cargo space can accommodate items up to 8 feet long, thanks to a versatile 60/40 split rear-folding bench seat. Offsetting the palatial atmosphere of the Terrain’s interior are smart details like aluminum trim, soft-touch seating, as well as the available leather-appointed front seats and steering wheel. Inside and out, the 2021 GMC Terrain is one stylish ride.
2021 GMC Terrain Dimensions
|2021 GMC Terrain Exterior||Dimensions (mm/inches)|
|Width (w/o mirrors)||1,839/72.40|
|2021 GMC Terrain Interior||Dimensions (mm/inches)|
|Front Head Room||1,016/40.00|
|Front Leg Room||1,039/40.90|
|Second Head Room||978/38.50|
|Second Leg Room||1,008/39.70|
|Passenger Volume||2,922 L|
A trio of powertrains give the 2021 GMC Terrain its smart performance capabilities, starting with a turbocharged 1.5L 4-cylinder engine producing 170 horsepower and 203 lb-ft of torque. Matched to a 9-speed electronically-controlled automatic transmission with overdrive, the AWD (All-Wheel Drive) version gets an excellent estimated fuel economy of 9.5 L/100 km in the city and only 8.3 L/100 km on the highway, while that fuel efficiency improves even more when found on the FWD (Front-Wheel Drive) version—at 9.2 and 7.8 L/100 km in the city and on the highway, respectively. For those looking for a bit more power, a 2.0L Turbo is available on AWD models only, and rockets the Terrain forward thanks to 252 horses and 260 lb-ft of torque. Helping you handle all, well, terrain, the GMC Traction Select System comes standard across the Terrain lineup. Anyone lucky enough to find themselves in the late availability Denali will be treated to a premium suspension system, utilizing internal valves in the struts and shocks for enhanced control and comfort.
2021 GMC Terrain Performance
|Engine||Drivetrain||Transmission||Horsepower||Torque||Fuel Efficiency (estimated; L/100 km)|
|1.5L Turbo 4-cylinder||FWD||9-speed electronically-controlled automatic w/ overdrive||170 @ 5600 rpm||203 lb-ft||9.2 City/7.8 Highway|
|1.5L Turbo 4-cylinder||AWD||9-speed electronically-controlled automatic w/ overdrive||170 @ 5600 rpm||203 lb-ft||9.5 City/8.3 Highway|
|2.0L Turbo 4-cylinder||AWD||9-speed electronically-controlled automatic w/ overdrive||252 @ 5500 rpm||260 lb-ft||11.2 City/9.0 Highway|
Safety & Technology
Securing the 2021 GMC Terrain as one of the top vehicles in its class, this compact SUV is packed with advanced safety and technology features. This starts with GMC Pro Safety coming as standard equipment on all Terrain models, and offers driver assistance through features like Lane Keep Assist with Lane Departure Warning, IntelliBeam® Auto High Beams, Automatic Emergency Braking, Front Pedestrian Braking, Forward Collision Alert, and a Following Distance Indicator. With an upgrade to GMC Pro Safety Plus, you’ll also receive features like Lane Change Alert with Side Blind Zone Alert, Rear Park Assist, and Rear Cross Traffic Alert. This, in concert with the hands-free tech of the GMC Infotainment System, and you’ll never experience a more confident drive than in the 2021 GMC Terrain.
GMC Terrain Model Changes
The latest version of the Terrain doesn’t see many aesthetic or performance changes from the 2020 GMC Terrain; in fact, the largest difference comes in the form of the now standard Pro Safety Plus package. It already offered a standout look with the power to match—now it offers class-leading safety as well. A variety of other standard and optional features have also been added, with the lone deduction being a lack of a diesel engine option.
2021 GMC Terrain Trim Levels
GMC Terrain SLE & SLTStarting at $31,198
- Standard GMC Pro Safety features
- Available Adaptive Cruise Control
- 1.5L Turbocharged gas engine
- HID headlamps
- Leather-wrapped steering wheel
GMC Terrain DenaliStarting at $42,898
- New Denali Premium Suspension
- Standard Front and Rear Park Assist
- 2.0L Turbocharged gas engine
- LED headlamps
- Hands-free Programmable Power Liftgate