These days, everyone talks about the next-generation Terrain, which will be designed to be more rugged and to compete with Ford Bronco Sport. However, that moment won’t come so soon. The current generation was refreshed recently and has another good year or two before it received a full redesign. Most likely, the new generation will arrive with the 2025 model year, which indicates that the 2024 GMC Terrain is about to be the final version of the current iteration.
The practice has taught us that final production years usually bring no bigger changes. So, the Terrain shouldn’t be an exception. Instead, we expect to see familiar designs and features, which haven’t significantly changed since 2018, despite the last year’s mid-cycle refers. This SUV still shows a couple of downsides, such as poor interior quality and weak acceleration. However, there are also many things to like about this SUV, starting from the spacious cabin, composed handling, attractive exterior design etc.
As there probably won’t be bigger changes, we presume that the 2024 GMC Terrain will hit the market sometime in the second half of the next year.
2024 GMC Terrain Design
As we’ve just mentioned, the 2024 GMC Terrain will most likely represent the final production year of the current generation. This means that no bigger changes should happen. Instead, we expect to see a familiar overall design, based on the E2 platform. Most parts are shared with Chevy Equinox, which is Terrain’s mechanical twin. However, GMC’s model features a little bit more refined suspension setup, which provides more composed handling. The Terrain is easy to drive and pretty smooth.
Despite that there are many classmates that are younger, the current Terrain still looks fresh and attractive. We like its bold and rugged design. It mimics design solutions from bigger models in the lineup, such as Sierra and Yukon. The 2024 Terrain will continue in the same way, though there is always a chance to see things like new color options and similar minor modifications.
The same scenario should happen with the Terrain’s interior. It may have some weak points but probably won’t change for the final production year. The overall cabin layout will remain the same, starting from the dashboard which looks OK in terms of aesthetics but features mostly subpar materials. The same could be said for the rest of the cabin. Simply, the current model doesn’t look as upscale as its rivals and that’s probably its main drawback.
However, not all things about this SUV are bad. Thanks to the relatively long wheelbase, both rows are spacious and comfortable, while the sound insulation is pretty decent. The cargo area is good for about 29.6 cubic feet of cargo space behind its rear seats and 63.3 cubic feet of the total cargo volume. That is a decent amount of space but still less compared to most compact SUVs on the market.
We presume that the list of standard equipment won’t change much compared to the current model, which comes standard with goodies like a 7-inch touch screen, wireless Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, Bluetooth, four USB ports, satellite radio, a six-speaker stereo, a Wi-Fi hot spot, single-zone automatic climate control, keyless entry and push-button start. Among upgrades, we expect to find goodies like an 8-inch touch screen, navigation, wireless device charging, a seven-speaker stereo, a 120-volt household-style power outlet, an 8-inch digital gauge cluster with an analog tachometer, dual-zone automatic climate control, remote start, ambient lighting and a sunroof.
We don’t expect bigger changes in terms of safety features either. Therefore, base models should come standard with goodies like a rearview camera, forward collision warning, pedestrian detection, automatic emergency braking, lane departure warning, lane keep assist, automatic high beams, rear seat alert etc.
2024 GMC Terrain Engine
Unfortunately, the 2024 GMC Terrain will continue with just one powertrain option. Of course, we are talking about a 1.5-liter turbo-four, with around 175 horsepower and 203 pound-feet of torque. That’s a decent amount of power for daily commuting but definitely not enough for the open road.
The engine comes coupled with a 9-speed automatic transmission, which generally does a decent job, despite that downshifts can be slow sometimes. Base models come with front-wheel drive, while all-wheel drive is available.
This turbo-four engine isn’t particularly capable. It isn’t particularly efficient either. You may count on 24 mpg on the highway and 29 mpg on the highway, which is below average for a compact SUV. Models with all-wheel drive are even thirstier.
When properly equipped, the GMC Terrain can tow around 1.500 pounds.
2024 GMC Terrain Release Date and Price
We expect that the 2024 GMC Terrain will hit the market sometime in the last quarter of 2023, with a starting price of around 30.000 dollars, while the range-topping Denali trim should go up to $40.000. Key competitors are models like VW Tiguan, Jeep Compass, Kia Sportage etc.