Skyscape Power Panoramic Sunroof, Perforated leather-appointed seating with piping and embroidered Denali logo on front-seat head restraints, Heated & Ventilated Front Seats, Heated Rear Seats, Hands-Free Power-Programmable Liftgate, 8″ Center Multi-Touch Screen Includes Apple Carplay /Android Auto, Bluetooth, 4G Wi-Fi Hotspot, Navigation, Heated Steering Wheel, Bose Premium Sound System, Remote Start, Lane Change Alert with Side Blind Zone Alert, Rear Cross Traffic Alert, Rear Park Assist, Safety Alert Driver Seat, Forward Collision Alert, Lane Keep Assist with Lane Departure Warning, Following Distance Indicator, IntelliBeam Headlamps, Adaptive Cruise Control, Rear Vision Camera, Rear Park Assist, HD Surround Vision, Denali-Exclusive Automatic Parking Assist, Denali-Exclusive Front Park Assist, 60/40 Split-Folding Rear Seat with Center Armrest and Recline, Second-Row Seat Mechanical Release Levers in Cargo Area, 19″ Machined Aluminum with Gray Painted Accents, 2.0L Turbocharged DOHC 4-cylinder with Stop/Start technology, 9-Speed Automatic Transmission, All-Wheel-Drive, Traction Select System, Trailer Tow Package, Balance of Factory Warranty and only 25,925 kms
GMC’s smallest crossover is the five-seat Terrain. It’s got city style, with LED daytime running lights and a greenhouse design that gives the roof a floating look. The 2019 GMC Terrain puts this compact-crossover SUV into the second year of its second generation. Sister to Chevrolet’s Equinox, the Terrain, like other GMC vehicles, is pitched a touch more upmarket. This is demonstrated by the elegant (for a crossover SUV) styling and underlined by the lush Denali trim level.
The GMC Terrain’s new gear selector, which employs both buttons and toggle switches, is easy to use. The system’s horizontal layout is key; the arrangement lets you use your index and middle fingers to quickly switch between Reverse and Drive when making a three-point turn, for instance. It also frees up a lot of space in the center console for a storage bin, side-by-side cupholders and additional controls.
As for comfort, quite simply it’s impeccable. The seats of the Denali version in particular offer a level of support that’s cozies up to perfection. If you have a finicky back, you will find these seats absolutely divine. In the rear, space is very generous for passengers. On the other hand that bench can be folded down fully to provide a fully flat floor for loading in cargo.
Spend even a bit of time in the GMC Terrain Denali and you’ll quickly feel at ease. It’s an experience marked by conviviality. It’s easy to see the appeal for this kind of vehicle for owners with certain needs.
Not generally considered an upscale brand, GMC nonetheless knows how to build luxury into its products. That it does so without betraying its “professional grade” roots is the tricky part. Yet, courtesy of its Denali sub-brand, GMC’s sport-utes come with an added layer of sophistication and content that separate them from the work-boots reputation of the base models.
Across the range of GMC products, the Denalis are those that offer buyers the most. Think of them as the Cadillacs of the brand. When you pick one of these versions, elements like LED lights, ventilated seats, wireless smartphone charging and more safety functions than you can shake a stick at are a given. This plush Terrain is of undeniably high quality. And that’s more than could be said of the outgoing generation. Clearly, the GM division did an excellent job when it revised the model.
The verdict: If you’re looking for a refined, versatile compact SUV with an easy-to-use multimedia system, the Terrain is worth a look especially in the Denali trim.
Denali is the ultimate expression of Professional Grade.
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