The 2022 GMC Terrain is a compact crossover SUV that benefits from a light refresh for the 2022 model year that ushers in new front and rear styling, LED headlights, an AT4 edition, and a Tech Package for the two top trim levels that include a surround-view camera system and a head-up display. The Terrain isn’t just the perfect compact crossover to get you and up to four others around the streets of Stanleytown, Danville, Rocky Mount, and Greensboro; it’s also the perfect compact SUV to get you there in style and comfort.
The refreshed 2022 GMC Terrain lineup consists of four different trim levels, two of which are standard front-wheel-drive and two that are exclusively all-wheel-drive. The first two trims are the entry-level SLE and the SLT, which are then followed by the AT4, and finally, the range-topping and very opulent Denali.
The exterior styling of the Terrain delivers a perfect balance of style, glitz, and ruggedness for a small crossover designed primarily for urban driving and only mild brushes with the off-road environment. The front fascia is the rugged and mildly sinister element of the Terrain aesthetic, while the classic SUV silhouette gives way towards the back to a blacked-out rear pillar that makes the roof look as though it’s floating.
GMC has decided to keep things simple in 2022 by equipping every Terrain version with the same powerplant. The unit in question is a 1.5-litre turbo-four that produces 170 horsepower and 203 lb.-ft. of torque, which gets sent to the front or all four wheels through a nine-speed automatic transmission. The ride is smooth and composed, the steering is precise and responsive, and the Terrain handles well to deliver a very enjoyable driving experience in the town, city, or highway.
The available all-wheel-drive system that’s standard with the AT4 and Denali versions of the 2022 GMC Terrain is a straightforward system that puts the driver in control. The system defaults to front-wheel-drive in normal circumstances to help with fuel economy, but when the conditions require all four wheels to do their bit, the AWD system can be instantly engaged by the driver using a console-mounted controller.
All versions of the 2022 GMC Terrain come with standard automatic high beams, automatic emergency braking, and active lane control. Blind-spot monitors are standard with the Denali, and they are on the options list for the other three trim levels. And when it comes to overall safety, the NHTSA gives the Terrain a full five-star rating, and the IIHS names it a Top Safety Pick.
Even the base model comes with a generous level of standard features and equipment, but most buyers will probably start considering the Terrain from the SLT upwards. SLT models have standard keyless start, 17-inch alloy wheels, high-quality cloth upholstery, and a 7.0-inch touchscreen infotainment system with wireless Apple CarPlay and Android Auto compatibility. Top-of-the-line Denali versions go all-out with standard leather upholstery, heated front seats, a power tailgate, a larger 8.0-inch touchscreen, 19-inch alloys, LED headlights, and a heated steering wheel, front and rear parking sensors, and navigation. However, you can go even further if you’d like to by adding options such as a sunroof, a premium Bose sound system, power-adjustable seats, a power tailgate, and adaptive cruise control.
The only small things about the 2022 GMC Terrain are its exterior dimensions. However, the styling can make it look bigger than it really is at times, especially in certain color and wheel design combinations. The only way to truly appreciate the Terrain’s presence, quality, style, and excellent driving characteristics is to get behind the wheel with a test drive today at GR Chevrolet Buick GMC here at 930 Fairystone Park Hwy, Stanleytown, VA. Alternatively, call us now at (276) 629-2525 for more information, and we can book a test drive for a time that’s convenient for you.