The segment of compact crossover seems more competitive than ever and GMC Terrain needs improvements to ensure decent sales numbers. That’s why many talk about the redesign, which should happen in the near future. According to the latest reports, that will happen with the 2025 model year, while the 2024 GMC Terrain will probably carry on without more important changes. We will see a familiar design, with familiar specs and features.
So, while the 2025 model is about to get a completely new design, the 2024 GMC Terrain will continue with familiar pros and cons. This SUV offers a comfortable ride, spacious seats and an intuitive infotainment system. On the other hand, we don’t like its underpowered engine, subpar interior quality and high starting price. As there are no significant changes to come for the next year, we expect that the launch date will be scheduled for the last quarter of the year.
2024 GMC Terrain Design
So, the 2024 GMC Terrain will carry on with familiar features and specs. We are about to see the same overall layout, based on the E2 architecture and a lot of parts shared with Chevy Equinox. The current generation has been around since 2018 and it was updated for 2022. This update brought a new front face, with more aggressive headlights, grille etc. So, we expect that the next year’s version will bring a familiar appearance, without any notable change.
The same goes for interior design, which has both strong and weak points. What we really like about it is the amount of space, which is generous in both rows of seats. This compact SUV accommodates adults in both rows with ease. On the other hand, the materials aren’t the nicest, while the build quality isn’t on par with most classmates, especially not with fresher rivals, such as Hyundai Tucson or Kia Sportage, for example.
The cargo area is good for about 30 cubic feet behind the second row and 63 cubic feet of the total volume. These figures are not bad, but not great either.
2024 GMC Terrain Engine
Since a few years ago, there is just one engine option on offer and the 2024 GMC Terrain will continue in the same way. We are about to see a familiar 1.5-liter turbo-four engine, which recently received a minor 5-hp power increase, so the max output now goes up to 175 horsepower. Still, that’s still not enough for a respectable performance in this class. The engine still feels underpowered, especially on the open road.
The engine comes coupled with a 9-speed automatic transmission, which sends power either to the front or all wheels, depending on the configuration. The average fuel economy goes around 24 mpg in the city and 29 mpg on the highway, which is relatively decent for the segment.
Since this is probably going to be the final production year of the generation, we don’t expect bigger changes in this aspect. So, base models should come standard with goodies like a 7-inch touch screen, wireless Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, Bluetooth, four USB ports, satellite radio, a six-speaker stereo, a Wi-Fi hot spot, an analog gauge cluster, single-zone automatic climate control, keyless entry and push-button start, etc.
Among options, expect to find goodies like an 8-inch touch screen, navigation, wireless device charging, a seven-speaker stereo, a 120-volt household-style power outlet, an 8-inch digital gauge cluster with an analog tachometer, dual-zone automatic climate control, remote start, ambient lighting and a sunroof.
When it comes to safety, base models should come standard with goodies like a rearview camera, forward collision warning, automatic emergency braking, pedestrian detection, lane-departure warning, lane-keep assist, automatic high beams etc. Also, count on options like blind-spot monitoring, rear cross-traffic alert, surround-view camera, adaptive cruise control etc.
2024 GMC Terrain Release Date and Price
We expect that the 2024 GMC Terrain will hit the market in the last quarter of 2023,with a starting price of around 30.000 dollars.
What to expect from the 2025 GMC Terrain?
As we’ve just mentioned, the 2025 GMC Terrain will receive a full redesign and from what we know so far, it won’t follow the path of Chevy Equinox. While Chevy’s compact crossover is going fully electric, that won’t be the case with the next-generation Terrain. Instead, the company will introduce a slightly smaller SUV, with a shorter wheelbase and a far boxier look. We presume that GM’s goal is to offer a rival to the new Ford Bronco Sport. This means a unibody crossover with enhanced off-road performance, thanks to a more rugged design, upgraded suspension, various off-road features etc. We already saw the render of the 2025 GMC Terrain and it shows a bolder front face, boxy fenders and other aesthetics that are typical for an off-roader.