If you are shopping for a crossover that fits in your budget with the right set of features in it, consider taking a look at the new 2019 GMC Terrain that has earned quite a good name in this respect. What you get in a nutshell is a calm ride framed within its handsome styling. But that is definitely not all. There are many more aspects that will slowly reveal, once you try it with a test drive at any reputable place like the Poway GMC dealer.
The 2019 Terrain Lineup
The lineup of the 2019 GMC Terrain continues from the yesteryear with the same trim levels, namely, the SL, SLE, SLT, and Denali that will keep increasing the level of creature comforts as you climb higher the ladder. Going with the trend of crossovers, GMC too offers a trio of turbocharged engine capacities one being the 1.5-liter, and the other two of 2.0-liter gas-powered and turbo-4 engines including a rare option of a 1.6-liter turbodiesel engine.
But irrespective of the engine power you choose, the 9-speed automatic transmission is kept as standard with the turbocharged engines while a 6-speed automatic transmission is mated for the turbo diesel variant. This powertrain options helps the GMC Terrain stand different from the rest of the Crossovers in the same price segment.
Comfort and Convenient Features
The 2019 GMC Terrain invites you into its cozy interior cabin that has place to seat four adults with comfort, while enough room is spared at the back for the gear changing operation. The rear cushions with flat-bottomed surface are soft yet supportive through the long hour journeys.
The best part of the 2019 GMC Terrain lineup is that, none of its trims are sparsely equipped. Even the Base versions come with exterior features like 17-inch wheels, mechanical feature like active noise cancellation, infotainment and connectivity features like a 7.0-inch touchscreen display, Bluetooth streaming, compatibility with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto.
If you choose the SLT version, you are enabled to get a leather trimmed upholstery and heated seats with an 8.0-inch touchscreen, even the tires get larger to 18-inch wheels, while climbing up to the Denali version will get your interior trimmed with leather as a standard feature with soft-touch materials, the wheels increases to 19-inch and all these are packed inside an ornate exterior.
The Fun Drive
Keeping all other aspects aside, the 2019 GMC Terrain will never disappoint you when it comes to its driving experience. With the trio options of turbocharged engines, every driving habit gets one engine of their choice.
Driving the base model at the Poway GMC dealership that is powered with a 1.5-liter turbo-4 powered engine will let you enjoy the benefits of raising 170 of horsepower and 203 pound-feet of torque. That is a powertrain typically tailored to drive around the town, drive between the signal lights, and drive with as low speed as the traffic allows you. The higher 2.0-liter turbo-4 engine feels much more powerful and has the capability to tow up to 3,500 pounds, with its 252 count of horsepower and 260 lb-ft of torque.
All the three powertrains have excellent handling that absorbs all the imperfections of the road under it huge wheels, making each drive convert into a fun time for all.