New 2022 GMC Terrain SLT Redesign, Specs, Release Date, Price – The 2022 GMC Terrain may be a good choice for those looking for something a little different than the typical compact crossover. Its truckish appearance might make you notice it. However, its features and price are not what makes it stand out in its class. The Terrain’s four-cylinder turbocharged engine is weak and the Terrain’s offroad capabilities are limited, even with the optional all-wheel-drive system. The Terrain’s Denali model is available in chrome, which sets it apart from other rivals like the Mazda CX-5 or the Honda CR-V. However, this top-spec model has a high price.
New 2022 GMC Terrain SLT Redesign
What’s new for 2022?
The Terrain, like its platform-mate, Chevrolet Equinox, gets a styling update for 2022. This includes a new grille and bumper, new LED headlamps/taillamps, refreshed upholstery, wireless Apple CarPlay, and Android Auto functionality. The AT4 model is more rugged and the base SL trim is gone. The turbo 1.5-liter turbocharged engine is now the only engine option.
We recommend the SLE model to keep the Terrain’s cost down. The Terrain comes standard with a lot of features that compact SUV buyers will value, such as wireless Apple CarPlay or Android Auto capability, touchscreen infotainment, and a host of other driver-assistance functions.
Engine, Transmission, & Performance
The Terrain is standard with a turbocharged 1.5-liter four-cylinder engine, a nine-speed auto, and front- or all-wheel drive. Although we haven’t yet tested it, we did put the engine through our testing process fitted to the Chevrolet Equinox. It took 8.9 seconds for it to reach 60 mph. The Terrain offers its passengers a cossetting, comfortable ride. The Terrain’s softly spring suspension can be a boon for long highway drives but the comfort-oriented setup reduces driver engagement when the roads get twisty. The direct, but syrupy steering that allows for effortless turn-in at low speeds is just as ineffective as a mob boss in an interrogation room.
Fuel Economy and Real-World MPG
According to the EPA, the 2022 Terrain will get up to 25 mpg city-wide and 30 mpg highway. If the Terrain is equipped with all-wheel drive, the highway estimate drops to 28 mpg. The Terrain has yet to be put through our real-world highway fuel-economy test, but we will update this story as soon as we do. Visit the EPA website for more information on the Terrain’s fuel economy.
Interior, Comfort, & Cargo
Subpar build quality and a poor mix of materials make it difficult to create a spacious, comfortable interior. The Terrain’s ergonomics-challenged push-button shifter adds salt to the interior of the compact crossover. It is composed of several switches that look similar to power window controls. They are located on the middle console and are not intuitive to use. We think it will become a familiar feature over time. However, the buttons are difficult to find at a glance, especially when looking for reverse. This makes it difficult to perform three-point turns quickly and operate the manual mode. The terrain is a great partner for carrying large loads of different sizes. You can choose from a 60/40 split-folding rear or a fold-flat front seat. The Terrain’s cargo space is class-leading. The Terrain was able to hold 24 bags with the rear seats folded. Those looking for the most cargo space will be best served by the CR-V, although only slightly.
2022 GMC Terrain SLT Release Date & Price
The 2021 Terrain Standard SL is available for sale at $26,195 while the base 2022 Terrain SLE starts at $29,095. It is important to remember that the current SLE pricing starts at $296955, which will mean that there will be an increase in the price for the model year 2022. The price drop for the model year 2022 will be visible across the board. The SLT will see a $600 price reduction, while Denali, which is the most expensive, will see a $900 price drop. The pricing of the AT4 trim is not yet known, but it will likely be priced between the SLT or Denali, which retail for $33,095 to $37,795, respectively.