The 2024 Terrain Packs Quite the Punch in Four Key Areas

April 12th, 2024 by

A white 2024 GMC Terrain AT4 is shown driving off-road after visiting a GMC dealer.

What’s on your list of must-haves for your next vehicle? Are you looking for a sophisticated SUV that offers tangible value, engaging performance, cutting-edge technologies, and plenty of luxury? While drivers are often forced to compromise or spend beyond their budgets to get what they want, GMC proves you don’t have to with the 2024 Terrain.

The 2024 Terrain might be one of the smallest SUVs on our lot, but as your GMC dealer, we promise it packs an incredible punch. Its packaging gives you more for your money, and its extensive trim lineup has unique personalities defined by exclusive features and distinct style cues. Whether you’re looking for an adventurous and rugged Terrain or one dripping in luxury, GMC delivers tenfold in four key areas: trims, performance, technologies, and design.

#1) Trims: Let Your Style and Personality Shine

The 2024 Terrain’s diverse lineup reflects that drivers have unique needs, from their style preferences to what they expect in terms of performance and technology. GMC caters to this individuality, creating distinct personalities across the Terrain’s four-trim lineup—a lineup that includes the SLE, SLT, AT4, and Denali.

The Well-Equipped Base Trims: Meet the Terrain SLE and SLT

The Terrain SLE and SLT are base trims designed for shoppers looking for a well-equipped model that fits their budget. The SLE sets the benchmark in the Terrain’s 2024 lineup, rolling off the GMC production line with signature design elements like C-shaped LED lighting. It’s powered by GMC’s proven 1.5L turbocharged engine and features a Traction Select System, the GMC Pro Safety suite, and a rear vision camera to enhance your experience in the driver’s seat.

Climbing the lineup to the SLT adds a few more conveniences to the 2024 Terrain, like a hands-free programmable power liftgate with a projected LED logo, a heated steering wheel, and a flat-folding passenger seat that stretches the Terrain’s cargo capacity and lets you take advantage of the SUV’s 63.3 cu.ft. of space.

The Best for the Adventurer: Meet the Terrain AT4

Our customers looking for luxury and adventure will find it in the 2024 Terrain AT4. GMC gives the popular SUV an edge by aesthetically distinguishing it with AT4 badging, an exclusive grille, and black chrome exterior accents. The Terrain AT4 also sits on Gloss Black aluminum wheels and sport terrain tires that complement other off-road components, like its front steel skid plate and AWD Traction Selection System with an Off-Road mode.

The Terrain AT4’s interior is sporty and well-equipped, from the heated steering wheel and plush seating to the optional Skyscape sunroof and exclusive AT4 interior accents. GMC also gives the AT4 a more extensive suite of safety and driver assistance features with GMC Pro Safety Plus and the option to add a head-up display and a high-definition surround vision camera for a bird’s eye view around this adventure-ready SUV.

The Opulent Chariot: Meet the Terrain Denali

The Terrain Denali is as luxurious as it gets in the GMC lineup, with the Denali name highly regarded industry-wide. For 2024, GMC ensures this trim doesn’t disappoint and answers every need for opulence, convenience, and innovation.

The Denali is instantly recognizable by its exclusive 19-inch bright machined aluminum wheels and Denali grille. Inside, the cabin is resplendent with premium materials, including burnished aluminum accents, French-stitched perforated leather seats, and heated second-row seats. Technology is also abundant, with the driver sitting in a modern cockpit framed by a center touchscreen and an 8.0-inch driver information center. The standard Head-Up Display and the Bose Premium Audio System provide the finishing touches.

A red 2024 GMC Terrain SLE is shown driving on a dirt path.

#2) Performance: An Engaging and Efficient Heartbeat

The 2024 Terrain is appealing as a smaller SUV because it’s easy to maneuver in every condition. Its smaller footprint plays a significant part in this, but GMC doesn’t shy away from ensuring the Terrain is engaging and fun to drive. Under the hood, you can find a 1.5L turbocharged inline-four producing 175 hp and 203 lb-ft of torque. With ample low-end torque, the Terrain is responsive and has plenty of power to confidently handle itself in town and on the highway.

GMC adds to the Terrain’s allure by offering this SUV in FWD or AWD. FWD is standard on the SLE and SLT trims and boasts the Terrain’s best fuel economy, averaging 24 MPG in the city and 29 MPG on the highway. So, where does that leave the AWD AT4 and Denali in terms of fuel consumption? Even with AWD, the Terrain’s 1.5L Turbo doesn’t guzzle fuel, modestly sipping to the tune of 23 MPG in the city and 28 MPG on the highway. As a result, all-season and all-condition confidence doesn’t come at a higher cost at the pump—another excellent advantage GMC offers with the Terrain.

#3) Technology: Innovative and Driver-Oriented Features

Technology is a focal point for the 2024 Terrain, with innovative, driver-oriented technologies that heighten your experience behind the wheel. GMC puts everything you need within view and reach, from connectivity and navigational tools to entertainment and safety features. It’s an incredible combination that reflects the 2024 Terrain’s core identity as a sophisticated and modern road warrior.

Connectivity and Entertainment

Driving the 2024 Terrain puts you in a tech-savvy cockpit framed by a 7.0- or 8.0-inch color touchscreen display and a digital driver dashboard that shows vital performance insights like speed, fuel economy, navigational cues, and more. The Terrain’s center display features the GMC infotainment system and offers wireless Apple CarPlay and Android Auto integration, a Wi-Fi hotspot, navigation, Alexa Built-In, and Bluetooth capability. It’s also home to the Terrain’s rear vision camera and, depending on the package and trim, the HD Surround Vision camera.

GMC Pro Safety and GMC Pro Safety Plus

Terrain’s technologies extend to active and passive features that work behind the scenes to improve your focus and mitigate potential collisions. Every 2024 Terrain is outfitted with the GMC Pro Safety suite that includes Automatic Emergency Braking, Front Pedestrian Braking, a Following Distance Indicator, Forward Collision Alert, IntelliBeam high beams, and Lane Keep Assist with Lane Departure Warning.

Top-tier trims offer more technologies via GMC Pro Safety Plus. The suite adds a Lane Change Alert with a Side Blind Zone Alert, Rear Park Assist, and Rear Cross Traffic Alert. You can also enjoy a more relaxing drive at highway speeds with Adaptive Cruise Control.

The black interior in a 2024 GMC Terrain AT4 is shown.

#4) Design: Sophisticated and Functional Build

SUVs like the long-running Suburban Carryall of the late 1930s were designed as utilitarian vehicles with little thought to comfort. The idea was simply to get people and cargo from Point A to Point B. Although the purpose of SUVs remains the same, fortunately, the delivery and design are legions better, as we see with models like the 2024 Terrain. This SUV blends functionality with elegance for a stunning and versatile package.

We see this balance in several key elements, like the Terrain’s spacious cabin. Offering seating for five passengers, the Terrain’s interior is outfitted with premium materials and feels even more spacious with the Skyscape sunroof. The flat-folding passenger seat and second row add functionality to the space, offering 63.3 cu.ft. of cargo space with the second row folded and 29.6 cu.ft. with the second row upright. With both rows and the passenger seat folded flat, the Terrain can easily accommodate objects up to eight feet long.

The Terrain’s integrated storage areas, like the seat pockets and center console, offer functional spaces without compromising the SUV’s elegant design. More importantly, these areas are integrated into the Terrain’s design and showcase GMC’s expertise in using every inch of space for maximum benefit. For example, the front row offers 40 inches of headroom and 40.9 inches of legroom, with the second row boasting 38.5 inches and 39.7 inches, respectively, to give you and your passengers plenty of space to relax and enjoy the ride. It’s an exceptional balance that no longer requires you to choose comfort over capacity, passengers over cargo, or sophistication over functionality.

Experience the Difference By Taking a Test Drive

GMC does an outstanding job with the 2024 Terrain, with its value-oriented packaging featuring premium materials, tech-savvy features, and a modern design. The combination is incredible and even more impressive when you climb in the driver’s seat. With a test drive, you can experience GMC’s outstanding approach to making the 2024 Terrain a segment leader.

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