2022 GMC Terrain Facelift: Changes, Features, Release Date

Just like in the case of Chevy Equinox, the Terrain’s facelift was also initially planned for the 2021 model year but the Coronavirus outbreak caused the delay. So, this mid-cycle refresh has been moved for the 2022 GMC Terrain, and the latest reports suggest this model will hit the market already in summer. The compact crossover will get so-much-needed updates, which will make it more competitive in this overcrowded segment.

From what we know so far, the focus will be on styling. However, a couple of changes should happen on the inside as well, while the off-road version with the “AT4” badge is also expected. On the other side, the engine lineup will remain the same.

All in all, you may count on a crossover that is spacious and comfortable to drive, which also has a pretty intuitive infotainment system. With this update, it will also become more appealing than before.

2022 GMC Terrain

2022 GMC Terrain Facelift

The core of thing mid-cycle refresh will be mostly about styling changes. The 2022 GMC Terrain facelift will include novelties on both ends and bring a bolder, more rugged appearance. At the front, you may count on new headlights, grille and bumpers, which all take inspiration from GMC pickups, and now look way more attractive than before. The rear end will come with revisions on the tailgate and taillights, while the bumper should receive some new details as well. Of course, new 2022 GMC Terrain colors, wheels and other typical mid-cycle updates are also expected.

The mechanical aspect of the vehicle, on the other side, will remain the same. You may count on a familiar layout, based on the E2 platform, which ensures a quite smooth and comfortable ride. Also, this crossover is big enough to accommodate adults in both rows, but we will get on that in the Interior section.

2022 GMC Terrain AT4

One of the more interesting novelties that we expect to see with this update is the addition of the 2022 GMC Terrain AT4 to the lineup. At this point, we are still waiting for the details, but may presume this version will come with a lot of interesting upgrades in terms of off-road hardware. Some of the things that come to mind are standard all-wheel drive, all-terrain tires, skid plates, hill descent control etc.

2022 GMC Terrain AT4

Of course, we count on a plethora of unique styling details, which will emphasize the model’s off-road character. Count similar details you can find in other AT4 models in the lineup.

Besides AT4, 2022 GMC Terrain Denali will also continue with exclusive details. This model comes with different grille designs, wheels and other styling details, while unique details will come on the inside as well.


Most likely, bigger interior changes won’t happen. The 2022 GMC Terrain interior will feature a familiar layout, though there is always a chance to see things like new materials and color schemes. On the other side, a bigger dashboard revision shouldn’t happen. Also, we won’t exclude the possibility to see a 7-inch screen dropped, which means that the bigger 8-inch unit could become standard in all models.

2022 GMC Terrain Interior

The overall cabin layout will remain the same, which means a lot of passenger room in both rows, as we already mentioned. The front seats are comfortable but would use more support. On the other side, the cargo area isn’t that generous. It offers around 29.6 cubic feet of space behind the second row and 63.3 cubic feet, which is slightly below-average for the class.

Of course, updates in terms of standard features will come as well, both in terms of tech and safety systems.

2022 GMC Terrain Engines

The 2022 GMC Terrain facelift will bring a lot of interesting changes but the engine lineup will remain the same. This means that base models will continue with a 1.5-liter turbo-four, which puts out around 170 horsepower. With such a power, you won’t get any spectacular performances, but definitely enough peppiness for daily commuting. More ambitious drivers should go for an optional 2.0-liter turbo-four, which puts out around 250 horsepower and offers much better acceleration and overall performance.

The base engine comes in pair with a 6-speed automatic transmission, while the optional 2.0-liter unit uses a more up-to-date 9-speed unit to send power to the wheels. When it comes to fuel economy, the base engine returns around 25 mpg in the city and 30 mpg on the highway. The bigger engine is slightly thirstier and offers fuel economy of around 22 mpg in the city and 28 mpg on the highway.

Release Date and Price

The 2022 GMC Terrain will hit the market sometime in the third quarter of the year, while the more precise date is yet to be specified. The base price should go around 26.000 dollars.

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