Standard on all trim levels is the Pro Safety suite with automatic forward emergency braking with pedestrian detection, forward-collision warning, lane-departure warning, lane-keeping assist, following distance indicator and automatic high beam assistance. The Driver Alert Package includes camera-based adaptive cruise control, lane-change alert, blind spot monitoring, rear cross-traffic alert, rear-parking assist and a Safety Alert Seat and is available on all grades. The Denali trim gets an upgraded suspension and offers the new Premium Package as an option. See the 2020 GMC Terrain models for sale near you
We recommend the SLT, which is the SLE trim with options, leather upholstery and bigger wheels. We'd also opt for the Driver Alert Package. We'd skip the diesel engine. Either of the gas engines would be fine, given your performance and fuel economy preferences. Find a GMC Terrain for sale
The 2020 Terrain is available in SL, SLE, SLT and Denali trim levels. Prices include a $1,195 factory destination charge. Unavailable on the SL, AWD adds $1,700 to all other grades.
The base SL trim ($26,195) comes only with FWD and the base 1.5-liter engine along with 17-in wheels, automatic HID headlights, LED running lights, privacy glass, heated mirrors, passive entry and push-button start, active noise cancellation, a rearview camera, height-adjustable front seats, a 60/40 split folding and reclining back seat, a leather-wrapped steering wheel, cloth upholstery, OnStar emergency communications and remote services, a 7-in touchscreen, Apple CarPlay, Android Auto, four USB ports (including one Type-C port), a 6-speaker sound system with an auxiliary audio jack and the Pro Safety suite of safety and driver-assist technologies.
The SLE trim ($29,595) is available with any engine and AWD. It adds as standard equipment a spare tire, an auto-dimming rearview mirror and levers in the cargo area that fold the back seat. That's not a lot for an extra $2,900, but it does open the door to options. The Driver Convenience package, included on the SLE Diesel, adds remote ignition, a power lift gate, roof rails, dual-zone automatic climate control, heated front seats and an 8-way power driver seat with lumbar adjustment. To that package you can add the Infotainment Package I, which includes an enhanced gauge cluster, an additional standard-type USB port, a 110-volt house-style outlet, an 8-in touchscreen, an SD card reader and satellite radio.
The SLT trim ($32,395) includes the Driver Convenience and Infotainment Package I items plus 18-in wheels, fog lamps, auto-dimming exterior mirrors and leather upholstery. Its Infotainment Package II adds integrated navigation, HD Radio and a 7-speaker Bose sound system. Its Preferred package, included on the SLT Diesel, adds a hands-free power lift gate, driver-memory functions, a 6-way power passenger seat and a heated steering wheel.
Optional on the SLE and SLT trims is Driver Alert Package I, which adds blind spot monitoring, a rear cross-traffic alert system, rear parking sensors and the Safety Alert Seat.
The Denali ($39,495) comes only with the 2.0-liter engine and includes all of the SLT's optional equipment. It also adds ritzier styling details, 19-in wheels, upgraded interior materials and LED headlights. Optional on the Denali only is the Advanced Safety package, which adds a surround-view parking camera and an automatic parking system. The Comfort package adds ventilated front seats, heated rear seats and wireless smartphone charging.
The Driver Alert Package includes camera-based adaptive cruise control, lane-change alert, blind spot monitoring, rear cross-traffic alert, rear-parking assist and a Safety Alert Seat. Optional on all but the base trim is a panoramic sunroof. Denali-only options include surround-vision cameras.
|Basic||3 Years/36,000 Miles|
|Drivetrain||5 Years/60,000 Miles Qualified Fleet Purchases|
|Corrosion||3 Years/36,000 Miles|
|Rust-Through||6 Years/100,000 Miles|
|Roadside Assistance||5 Years/60,000 Miles Qualified Fleet Purchases|
|Maintenance||1 Year/1 Visit|
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