2020 GMC Terrain Drops Diesel Option

Considering that the current generation of this compact crossover has been introduced a couple of years ago, no one expects to see bigger changes for the next year. The 2020 GMC Terrain is about to continue in the pretty much same way as the current model, although some reports are suggesting a couple of interesting changes. Of course, the overall design will remain untouched, but an interesting thing about the new model is that a diesel version is about to be dropped.

Also, many reports suggest smaller revisions in terms of trim level organization and equipment groups. Other than that, things are about to remain the same. The 2020 GMC Terrain will continue with the familiar styling and overall design. Also, the interior layout won’t change either. Therefore, the upcoming model will hit the market in a typical time of year, which in this case means sometime in late 2019.

2020 GMC Terrain

2020 GMC Terrain Redesign

As we already mentioned, the overall design definitely won’t change. The 2020 GMC Terrain is about to continue with same design characteristics. This is a typical compact crossover in terms of size. It rides on GM’s familiar D2 platform and shares a lot of parts with Chevy Equinox. Moreover, the two models are pretty much the same in terms of mechanics. On the other side, each crossover comes with its own styling.

The Terrain features a pretty attractive layout, though it isn’t as rugged as most of GMC models. One of its most recognizable characteristics are boomerang-like headlights, while the grille comes in a typical GMC manner. Like other models in the range, this one is also available in Denali trim, which includes several distinctive styling details, particularly in terms of the grille, chrome details etc. The next year won’t bring more important styling changes, though new color options are possible.


Interior design has always been one of the Terrain’s strongest points. Compared to most competitors, it features a pretty upscale cabin. The overall quality is great. The dashboard looks very stylish, while most materials feature pretty high quality. Moreover, Denali trim is pretty much on par with premium crossovers.

2020 GMC Terrain interior

In terms of comfort, we should mention that the cabin is very spacious, with plenty of legroom in both rows of seats. Also, sound insulation is pretty amazing for the class. On the other side, the cargo space isn’t the best in the class. You can count on less than 30 cubic feet behind rear seats. Once you fold them down, the capacity goes up to 63.3 cubic feet. Still, a good thing about this crossover is that the passenger’s seat also folds down, so you can load long objects like surfboard etc. The overall cargo capacity goes around 81 cubic feet.


As we already mentioned, the 2020 GMC Terrain may come with some novelties in terms of new standard features, but we have to say that the current model is already pretty generous in this aspect. All models come standard with things like 7-inch touch screen, voice recognition, Apple CarPlay, Android Auto, four USB ports, Bluetooth, a six-speaker sound system, and a built-in Wi-Fi hot spot. In higher trims, you can also get a bigger 8-inch touchscreen, as well as things like navigation, HD radio, satellite radio, a seven-speaker Bose premium sound system, a 110-volt power outlet, wireless charging etc.

On the other side, the current model is pretty disappointing in terms of standard safety features, so we hope that the 2020 GMC Terrain will come with some improvements. Currently, a rearview camera is the only standard feature. On the other side, surround-view parking camera, automatic park assist, blind spot monitoring, rear cross traffic alert, lane change alert, rear parking sensors, forward collision warning, low-speed forward automatic braking, and many other things are available. Some of these systems could become standard in the next year.

GMC Terrain rear view

2020 GMC Terrain Engines

One of the biggest changes for the next year will be under the hood. According to the latest reports, a diesel option won’t be in the offer anymore. Unlike Terrain, Chevy Equinox will continue with an oil-burner in the offer. The 2020 GMC Terrain will come with two turbocharged gasoline options. Base models will continue with a familiar 1.5-liter turbo-four, which is good for about 170 horsepower.

It provides decent performances for a daily ride, also features pretty good fuel economy, which goes around 26 mpg in the city and 30 mpg on the highway. For those who would like something peppier, there is a familiar 2.0-liter turbo-four, which is good for about 240 horsepower and 260 pound-feet of torque.

2020 GMC Terrain Release Date and Price

The 2020 GMC Terrain is expected to come in the last quarter of the year. Changes in price are not expected, so base models should go around 25.000 dollars.

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