2022 GMC Terrain

MSRP $26,195 - $31,900

Ranked #8 in Suv

7.7

Overall Rating

2022 GMC Terrain Price, Review, Ratings and Pictures

Updated on: August 31, 2021

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Nathan Dyer 

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The GMC Terrain has been refreshed for the 2022 model year and does see quite a few changes including the discontinuation of the base SL trim and optional 2.0L turbocharged Inline-4 engine. Along with this, there is new front and rear fascias, two new exterior paint options, new wheel design, new interior fabrics and trims, the infotainment system comes with wireless Android Auto and Apple CarPlay, the SLT trim will come with a new Tech Package, and the all new AT4 model (reviewed seperately)

The rest of the GMC Terrain is the same with a 1.5L turbocharged Inline-4 making 170 hp and FWD or AWD. The interior is smart in design and spacious and has what you need for a slightly higher price. However, the selling point of the car is the exterior which is as handsome as it gets for the small SUV segment. That said, The 2022 GMC Terrain is priced at a starting MSRP of $29,090, bringing it into direct competition with the Toyota RAV4, Mazda CX-5, and Honda CR-V.

2022 GMC Terrain Latest Updates

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Pros

Homely and roomy cabin

Plush Denali trim

Relaxed driving dynamics

Cons

Underwhelming lone engine option

A shortfall of standard offerings

Tight Cargo space

What's New?

Discontinued Base SL trim and 2.0L turbocharge Inline-4

Wireless Apple CarPlay and wireless Android Auto

New exterior color options - Marine Mettalic and Cayenne Red Metallic

New front and rear fascias

New 18-inch and 19-inch wheels

All new interior fabrics and trims

Built in Amazon Alexa capability

New available - Tech Package


Features

vehicle bio

base price

$26195

bodystyle

dr SUV

passenger capacity

5

drivetrain

all wheel drive

engine type

horsepower

170 hp @ 5600 rpm

torque

203 lb.-ft. @ 2000 - 4000 rpm

transmission

9-Automatic

chassis

brake rotors (f/r)

11.8/11.3 in.

dimensions

wheelbase

107.3 in.

length

182.3 in.

width

72.4 in.

height

65.4 in.

curb weight

3659 lbs.

ground clearance

7.9 in.

capacity

passenger volume

103.2 cu ft.

fuel economy

city/combined/highway

25/26/28 mpg

highway range

436.80 mi.

warranty

roadside assistance

No


Pictures & Videos


Trims

SL$26,195 onwards

SLE$27,900 onwards

SLT$31,900 onwards

Colors and Styles

2022 GMC Terrain in Satin Steel Metallic color
Satin Steel Metallic

Vehicle images are guides only and may not reflect the model's exact specifications/features– exact specifications/features should be confirmed with the seller.

Ratings

Pricing and Features

6.0

Engine and Performace

6.0

Fuel Economy

9.0

Interior

8.0

Exterior

9.0

Safety

8.0

Competition

8.0

7.7

OVERALL RATING

Expert Review, Pricing Analysis and Buying Guide

7.7

Overall Rating


The Terrain is a mixed bag. It's handsome at a glance, and the sleek style, sharp (and quiet) interior and modern tech make it desirable - Edmunds

The 2022 GMC Terrain has quite a few changes including reducing the trims to two - SLE and SLT, prices start at an MSRP of $29,095 (incl. the destination charges of $1,195). GMC does offer financing and leasing options for well-qualified buyers. You can lease one for $399 per month for 39 months with a mileage cap of 10,000 miles or can finance one for $404 per month for 72 months. 

Money matters aside, the 2022 Terrain comes with a 1.5L turbocharged inline-4 making 170 hp and power goes to front wheels, AWD is optional. The interior features heated power-adjustable seats (SLT trim), automatic air conditioning, and an updated infotainment system with wireless connectivity. Safety features are many and include the GMC Pro Safety suite of safety features as standard equipment.

2022 GMC Terrain SUV Three Quarter Front View
2022 GMC Terrain SUV Three Quarter Rear View

9.0/10
Fuel Economy

8.0/10
Interior

9.0/10
Exterior

8.0/10
Safety

8.0/10
Competition


2022 GMC Terrain Buying Advice

Priced at an MSRP of $30,695 we do recommend buying the GMC Terrain SLT with the FWD system, as with the 170hp engine the AWD system does not seem necessary, along with this you get better fuel economy. Plus on the interior you get heated power-adjustable seats, dual-zone automatic climate control and leather upholstery as standard. We would recommend getting the GMC Pro Safety Plus package, tech package, and larger 19-inch wheels.

 

2022 GMC Terrain Features

The 2022 GMC Terrain comes in two trims from the 2021 model year - SLE and SLT, the SL trim has been discontinued for the 2022 model year. The new AT4 and Denali models of the Terrain are reviewed separately. Prices for the Terrain start at an MSRP of $29,095 including destination charges of $1,195.

The 2022 Terrain will be powered by a 1.5L turbocharged inline-4 and power will go to the front wheels in its standard configuration. For $4,000 more you can have the AWD drivetrain which will come with the same engine. There are also a few changes in 2022 Terrain as it has been given a slight refresh.

Trim

SLE

SLT

MSRP (FWD)

$29,095

$30,695

MSRP (AWD)

$33,095

$34,695

Key Features

In addition to or replaces SL trim features with:

In addition to or replaces SLE trim features with:

 

New Drive assist package with GMC Pro safety

Heated front seats

 

16-inch compact spare tire

Leather Upholstery

 

Rear seat release levers

HD rear vision camera

 

4.2-inch driver information screen

Roof-mounted side rails

 

18-inch Aluminum Wheels

Dual-zone automatic temperature control

 

Wireless Android Auto and Apple CarPlay 

Alexa Voice Command

The GMC Terrain also comes with a good number of options, accessories, and packages which include the popular Convenience package, Hit the road package, infotainment package I and II which are available on the SLE and SLT trims, respectively, and lastly the GMC Pro Safety Plus package (advanced driver-assist features). 

2022 GMC Terrain Engine and Performance

The Terrain provides its passengers with a comfortable, cosseting ride - Car And Driver

The 2022 GMC terrain comes with a sole engine option - the 1.5L turbocharged inline 4 which makes 170 hp and 203 lb-ft. The 2.0L turbocharged inline-4 has been discontinued for the 2022 model year. The 1.5L turbocharged engine is paired to a 9-speed automatic which directs all the power to the front wheels. AWD is an available drivetrain option.

The 1.5L claims a respectable place in terms of driving and handling, it cruises with smoothness on roads, and propels the crossover with ease, an 0-60mph is expected in 9.3 seconds and that will be lauded by daily drivers. The optional all-wheel-drive is a worthy upgrade to handle rare rough patches and confident driving dynamics in general.

Models

2022 GMC Terrain

2021 Honda CR-V 

2021 Mazda CX-5 

2021 Toyota RAV4

MSRP

$29,095

$25,350

$25,370

$26,350

Engine

1.5-Liter Turbocharged I-4

1.5-Liter Turbo Inline-4

2.5-Liter Inline-4

2.5-Liter Inline-4

Drivetrain

FWD

FWD

FWD

FWD

Transmission

9-speed automatic

CVT

6-speed automatic 

8-speed automatic

Power (hp @ rpm)

170 hp @ 5600 RPM

190 hp @ 5600 RPM

187 hp @ 6000 RPM

203 hp @ 6600 RPM

Torque (lb-ft @ rpm)

203 lb-ft @ 2000 RPM

179 lb-ft @ 2000 RPM

186 lb-ft @ 4000 RPM

184 lb-ft @ 5000 RPM

0-60 (sec) 9.3 7.7 8.3 8.2
quarter-mile TBC 16 16.4 16.4
Top Speed 120 129 130 120

The most powerful of the above is the Toyota RAV4 which makes 203 hp and 184 lb-ft of torque, 33 hp more than the GMC Terrain. Following the RAV4 is the Mazda CX-5 which makes 187 hp and then comes the Honda CR-V which makes 190 hp and has the best performance of the above with 7.7-second 0-60 time. The GMC Terrain has the least amount of power and is the slowest in the 0-60 time as well.

2022 GMC Terrain Fuel Economy

9.0/10

The 2022 GMC Terrain has no changes to fuel economy from the 2021 model. The 2022 Terrain has an EPA estimated fuel economy of 25 mpg in the city, 30 mpg on the highway, and a combined 27 mpg. With the AWD system, the fuel economy drops by 2 mpg on the highway and 1 mpg in combined.

Models

2022 GMC Terrain

2021 Honda CR-V 

2021 Mazda CX-5 

2021 Toyota RAV4

MPG (City)

25

28

25

27

MPG (Highway)

30

34

31

35

MPG (Combined)

27

30

28

30

Fuel Capacity (gallons)

14.9

14

14.8

14.5

Range (City/Hwy/Combined) (miles)

372 / 447 / 402

392 / 476 / 420

370 / 458 / 414

392 / 508 / 435

The GMC Terrain comes with a 14.9-gallon fuel tank which allows it to have a combined range of 402 miles. However, the competition does have better mpg numbers and similar sized fuel tanks which give it a better-combined range, the best is offered by the Toyota RAV4 which has a combined 435 miles of driving range.


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2022 GMC Terrain Interior

8.0/10

The 2022 GMC Terrain comes with a few changes but that is for the infotainment system and the upholstery colors and interior trims are new. The interior has seating for 5-occupants. The front row seats are 6-way driver and 4-way front passenger both are manually adjustable and have cloth upholstery and single-zone automatic climate control.

The SLT trim gets heated 8-way power-adjustable driver and heated 6-way power-adjustable front passenger seats with perforated leather upholstery and dual-zone climate control with separate rear vents. The SLT trim also has a heated steering wheel. The 2022 GMC Terrain comes with a cargo capacity of 29.6 cu.ft. 

Models

2022 GMC Terrain

2021 Honda CR-V 

2021 Mazda CX-5 

2021 Toyota RAV4

Seating Capacity

5

5

5

5

Front Row (Head/Shoulder/Leg) (in)

40 / 57.2 / 40.9

40.1 / 57.9 / 41.3

39.7 / 57.1 / 41

39.5 / 57.8 / 41

Rear Row (Head/Shoulder/Leg) (in)

38.5 / 55.6 / 39.7

39.2 / 55.6 / 40.4

39 / 54.8 / 39.6

39.5 / 56.4 / 37.8

 Cargo Capacity (cu.ft.)

29.6 39.2 30.9 37.6

The 2022 GMC Terrain comes with plenty of space on the interior and is similar to the competition, however, in terms of cargo space the 2022 Terrain offers the least, the most being the Honda CR-V offering 10 cu.ft. more. The infotainment section does get new updates, but the screen sizes of 7.0-inches on the SLE trim and 8.0-inches on the SLT trim stay the same. 

The new features of the infotainment system include wireless Android Auto and Apple CarPlay as standard along with a built-in Amazon Alexa voice assistant along with the SLT getting the optional Tech Package which adds a new heads=up display. There is the option on the SLE trim to get the larger 8.0-inch system and will come with Navigation, which is an option on the SLT trim as well. Other features of the infotainment include:

  • Wifi hotspot
  • USB ports
  • Optional Bose 7-speaker sound system
  • Voice commands
  • Bluetooth Connectivity
  • SiriusXM satellite radio
  • AM/FM/HD radio

2022 GMC Terrain Exterior

9.0/10

The 2022 GMC Terrain does have a minor refresh to the exterior. The front fascia does have a subtle modification with a new grille design and also new LED headlights. There are new LED taillights as well along with new 18-inch and 19-inch wheel designs and two new exterior colors - Marine Metallic and Cayenne Red Metallic, the third one is AT4 exclusive. 

2022 GMC Terrain SUV Left Side View

The rest of the GMC Terrain is the same and will feature black lower body trim, deep-tinted rear glass, heated power-adjustable mirrors, roof rails, and fog lamps (halogen). Options for the exterior do include roof racks, SkyScape power sunroof, side steps, and a few more in the form of accessories.

Models

2022 GMC Terrain

2021 Honda CR-V 

2021 Mazda CX-5 

2021 Toyota RAV4

Curb Weight (lbs)

3449

3337

3552

3370

Length 

182.3

182.1

179.1

180.9

Width 

72.4

73

72.5

73

Height 

65.4

66.1

66.2

67

Ground Clearance 

6.9

7.8

7.5

8.6

Wheelbase 

107.3

104.8

106.2

105.9

In terms of exterior dimensions, the GMC Terrain measures 182.3-inches in length, which is the longest of the above and has the longest wheelbase measuring 107.3-inches. The Toyota RAV4 is the tallest with a height of 67 and has the most ground clearance of 8.6-inches. Some notable exterior features on the GMC Terrain are:

  • LED headlights with LED DRLs
  • Heated and powered side mirrors
  • 18" alloy wheels with all-season tires
  • Powered liftgate
  • LED taillights
  • Roof rack

2022 GMC Terrain Safety

8.0/10

The 2022 GMC Terrain has been crash-tested by the NHTSA and has been given an overall 5-star safety rating. The IIHS has not yet tested the 2022 model but has tested the 2021 model that has been given an overall "Good" safety rating. 

GMC equips each 2022 Terrain model with many safety features and GMC Pro Safety - the suite of driver-assist features that include automatic emergency braking, forward-collision alert, lane keep assist, lane departure warning, following distance indicator, front pedestrian braking and automatic beans. An available GMC Pro Safety Plus is available for both trims.

2022 GMC Terrain Competition

8.0/10

2022 GMC Terrain vs 2021 Honda CR-V

The 2021 Honda CR-V comes with more power and does offer much better performance. The CR-V also has better fuel economy figures and has the most cargo space on offer among the competition. The CR-V is also more affordable by $3,000 making it the better option when compared to the GMC Terrain. 

2021 Honda CR-V

2022 GMC Terrain vs 2022 Mazda CX-5

With a larger displacement engine the Mazda CX-5 does offer more power and better performance, and also offers better fuel economy too. On the interior, there is marginally more cargo space and interior space making this the closest competitor to the GMC Terrain. The CX-5 is priced nearly $3,000 lesser making it a better option.

2021 Mazda CX-5

2022 GMC Terrain vs 2022 Toyota RAV4

The Toyota RAV4 makes a lot more power and offers much better performance than the GMC Terrain. In terms of fuel economy and driving range, the RAV4 is the best out of the competition. The interior space is similar but has significantly more amount of cargo space than the Terrain. The RAV4 is priced approximately $2,000 lesser than the GMC Terrain, and like the CR-V and CX-5 is a better option.

2021 Toyota RAV4

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2022 GMC Terrain Final Verdict

The 2022 GMC Terrain does come with a lesser-powered engine compared to the competition and also loses out in mpg figures (marginally) and driving range. However, The interior space is nice with good materials and good technology as well, but is lower than the competition and is priced higher than the competition. So if you are looking for a small SUV that is priced lower, has better performance, and is more practical, we do recommend having a look at any of the competition.

 

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