Buyers looking for a compact SUV that features plenty of passenger and cargo space, a well-designed interior and comfortable seats should take a look at the 2021 GMC Terrain. Buyers can dress up the Terrain in the Denali trim to add the pinnacle of sophistication. The Terrain is a popular model at dealerships serving Watsonville GMC shoppers.
According to the GMC Dealership Near Watsonville, the 2021 GMC Terrain seats five and is offered in four trim levels, listed as SL, SLE, SLT and Denali. Powering the Terrain is a turbocharged 1.5-liter four-cylinder engine that produces 170 horsepower and 203 lb-ft of torque that’s linked to a nine-speed automatic gearbox. Front-wheel drive is standard across the lineup, and all-wheel drive is available. The 2021 GMC Terrain has a towing capacity of up to 3,500 pounds, an excellent showing for a compact SUV.
The 2021 Terrain gets solid fuel economy, with an EPA-estimated rating of 25 mpg city/30 mpg highway with front-wheel drive.* With all-wheel drive, the Terrain checks in with 25 mpg city/28 mpg highway.
The 2021 GMC Terrain gets favorable reviews from the automotive media. Autotrader writes: “There’s much to like about the 2021 GMC Terrain compact crossover/SUV. The quality of cabin materials, for example. Or the quiet, sophisticated ride. Or the generous amount of technology encompassing connectivity, safety, and driver assistance features. They all add up to make the Terrain a solid choice. ... Overall, the Terrain is a well-rounded crossover.”
Even the Terrain’s base SL trim gets a long list of standard features, including 17-inch alloy wheels, active grille shutters, remote start, keyless entry, active noise cancellation, a leather-wrapped steering wheel, a 7-inch touchscreen, Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, and four USB ports. Standard safety features include forward collision alert, automatic emergency braking and lane keeping assist.
The SLE trim comes with similar features as the SL, but it opens the door to several option packages, including the Driver Convenience package, Infotainment Package I and GMC Pro Safety Plus. The latter adds rear parking sensors, a blind-spot monitor with rear cross-traffic alert and adaptive cruise control.
The SLT trim includes 18-inch wheels, leather upholstery, automatic dimming side mirrors, power-adjustable heated front seats, dual-zone automatic climate control, an 8-inch touchscreen and satellite radio.
The luxurious Denali trim comes with an upgraded premium suspension, the Pro Safety Plus suite of driver aids, a seven-speaker Bose audio system, front parking sensors, a heated steering wheel and wireless device charging.
Safety is important for buyers choosing a new family vehicle. Terrain buyers will have the confidence that comes with knowing the 2021 Terrain is very safe. The IIHS gave the Terrain its top rating of Good in all crash-test categories. The Terrain received the highest score of five stars for overall safety by the NHTSA.
* All vehicle mileage based on 2021 EPA mileage estimates. Use for comparison purposes only. Do not compare to models before 2008. Your actual mileage will vary, depending on how you drive and maintain your vehicle.