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The 2022 GMC Terrain offers intuitive infotainment controls, spacious seating, and a smooth ride, but its lack of power and below-average cargo space help relegate it to the bottom half of our compact SUV rankings.

The 2022 GMC Terrain is a good compact SUV Shoppers will appreciate this GMC’s secure handling, ample passenger room, and a solid amount of standard features. However, the Terrain doesn’t stand out among the competition.

While the folding front passenger seat makes it easy to carry longer items, overall cargo capacity is low. The 2022 Terrain would also benefit from a more powerful engine option as the lone four-cylinder isn’t the most energetic.

GMC makes many notable changes to the 2022 GMC Terrain, including the addition of a brand-new AT4 off-road trim. Also new is standard wireless Android Auto and Apple CarPlay and an available head-up display. The SL trim and available turbocharged 2.0-liter engine have been discontinued.

Engine, Transmission, and Performance

The Terrain comes standard with a turbocharged 1.5-liter four-cylinder engine with a nine-speed automatic and either front- or all-wheel drive. We haven’t tested one yet, but we put that engine through our testing regimen fitted to its mechanical twin, the Chevrolet Equinox; it took 8.9 seconds to reach 60 mph.

The 2022 GMC Terrain provides its passengers with a comfortable, cosseting ride. Although the softly sprung suspension is a boon on long highway drives, the comfort-oriented setup drains the compact crossover of driver engagement once the tarmac gets twisty.

Likewise, the direct but syrupy steering, which provides effortless turn-in at low speeds, proves as uninformative as a mob boss in a police interrogation room.

Fuel Economy and Real-World MPG

The EPA estimates the 2022 GMC Terrain with front-wheel drive will earn up to 25 mpg in the city and 30 mpg on the highway; going with all-wheel drive drops the highway estimate to 28 mpg.

We’ve yet to put the Terrain through our real-world highway fuel-economy test but we’ll update this story when we do. For more information about the Terrain’s fuel economy, visit the EPA’s website.

Interior, Comfort, and Cargo

A spacious and accommodating interior is let down by subpar build quality and a middling mix of materials. Meanwhile, the Terrain’s ergonomically challenged push-button shifter sprinkles salt in the compact crossover’s interior wounds.

It consists of several switches that look like power window controls, located low on the center console and less than intuitive to use.

Although it’s something we think owners would grow accustomed to overtime, we found the small buttons difficult to locate at a glance—especially when groping for reverse—making it difficult to pull off three-point turns quickly or operate the transmission’s manual mode.

The 2022 GMC Terrain is an amenable partner for lugging large loads of various sizes. Credit a standard 60/40 split-folding rear seat, as well as an available fold-flat front seat.

The Terrain’s cargo area offers class-competitive space. In our carry-on-luggage test, the Terrain held 24 cases with the rear seats folded; those in search of the absolute maximum cargo room will be better served—albeit only slightly—by the CR-V.

Infotainment and Connectivity

Easy to operate and quick to respond to commands, Terrain’s infotainment system benefits from clear graphics, logical menus, and the latest in-car connectivity features. Wireless Apple CarPlay, Android Auto, and an onboard Wi-Fi hotspot are all standard.

An in-dash navigation system is standard on the top Denali and is available on other models. A head-up display is available—it’s standard on the Denali and optional on the SLT and AT4—but unlike other GM vehicles which project this feature onto the windshield, the 2022 GMC Terrain utilizes a pop-up panel on the top of the dashboard.

Safety and Driver-Assistance Features

Overall Safety Rating (NHTSA)

A host of driver-assistance features is standard and more can be added as options. For more information about the Terrain’s crash-test results, visit the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) and Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) websites.


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2022 GMC Terrain

Full Specifications

2022 GMC Terrain Specs & Features
Starting MSRP
Engine Type Gas
Transmission 9-speed shiftable automatic
Drive Type Front-wheel drive
Cylinders Inline 4
Combined MPG 27 mpg
Total Seating 5
Basic Warranty 3 yr./ 36,000 mi.


Descent Control yes
Drive Type Front-wheel drive
Transmission 9-speed shiftable automatic


Fuel & MPG
Combined MPG 27 mpg
EPA Mileage Est. (Cty/Hwy) 25/30 mpg
Fuel Tank Capacity 14.9 gal.
Fuel Type Regular unleaded
Range In Miles (Cty/Hwy) 372.5/447.0 mi.


Direct Injection yes
Base Engine Size 1.5 l
Base Engine Type Gas
Cam Type Double overhead cam (dohc)
Cylinders Inline 4
Horsepower 170 hp @ 5,600 rpm
Torque 203 lb-ft @ 2,000 rpm
Valve Timing Variable
Valves 16


Towing & Hauling
Towing & Hauling
Max Towing Capacity 1,500 lbs.
Max Payload Capacity 1,146 lbs.


2 Front Headrests yes
2 Rear Headrests yes
LED Headlamp yes
Auto Delay Off Headlamps yes
Child Seat Anchors yes
Daytime Running Lights yes
Dual Front Side-Mounted Airbags yes
Dusk Sensing Headlamps yes
Engine Immobilizer yes
Front And Rear Head Airbags yes
Lane Departure Warning Accident Avoidance System yes
Post-Collision Safety System yes
Pre-Collision Safety System yes
Remote Anti-Theft Alarm System yes
Stability Control yes
Tire Pressure Monitoring yes
Traction Control yes
4-Wheel ABS yes
Emergency Braking Assist yes
Front And Rear Ventilated Disc Brakes yes
Passenger Airbag Occupant Sensing Deactivation yes
Rear Center 3-Point Belt yes
Rear Door Child Safety Locks yes
Rear Height Adjustable Headrests


Fleet Convenience Package (Fleet) +$120
Roadside Safety Package +$165
Infotainment Package I +$795
Driver Convenience Package +$1,375
Cargo Package +$210


In-Car Entertainment
In-Car Entertainment
3 Months Of Provided Satellite Radio Service yes
6 Total Speakers yes
USB Connection yes
Auxiliary Audio Input And USB With External Media Control yes
Satellite Radio Satellite Radio yes
Speed-Sensitive Volume Control yes
AM/FM Stereo yes


Comfort & Convenience
Comfort & Convenience
Cruise Control yes
Electric Power Steering yes
Front And Rear Cupholders yes
Front And Rear Door Pockets yes
Front Seatback Storage yes
Keyless Ignition yes
Overhead Console With Storage yes
Rear View Camera yes
Tilt And Telescopic Steering Wheel yes
Audio And Cruise Controls On Steering Wheel yes
Sun Sensor yes
Electrochromatic Inside Rearview Mirror yes
Interior Air Filtration yes
Dual Illuminating Vanity Mirrors yes
Single Zone Front Climate Control yes


Power Feature
Power Feature
4 One-Touch Power Windows yes
Hands-Free Entry yes
Heated Mirrors yes


Interior Options
Interior Options
Horizontal Cargo Net +$95
Interior Protection Package +$240
Floor Liner Package +$325
Rear Seat Infotainment System W/DVD Player +$1,995
Cargo Area Organizer +$155
Rear Seat Infotainment System W/O DVD Player +$1,795


Clock yes
Compass yes
External Temperature Display yes
Tachometer yes
Trip Computer yes


Front Seat Dimensions
Front Seat Dimensions
6 -Way Manual Driver Seat Adjustments yes
6 -Way Manual Passenger Seat Adjustment yes
Bucket Front Seats yes
Fold Flat Passenger Seat yes
Height Adjustable Driver Seat yes
Height Adjustable Passenger Seat yes
Premium Cloth yes
Front Head Room 40.0 in.
Front Hip Room 54.4 in.
Front Leg Room 40.9 in.
Front Shoulder Room 57.2 in.


Rear Seat Dimensions
Folding Center Armrest yes
Rear Ventilation Ducts yes
Rear Head Room 38.5 in.
Rear Hip Room 51.8 in.
Rear Leg Room 39.7 in.
Rear Shoulder Room 55.6 in.
Split-Folding Rear Seatback yes


Exterior Options
Exterior Options
Molded Assist Steps +$850
Front License Plate Mounting Package +$40
Custom Molded Front And Rear Splash Guards +$220
Roof Rack Cross Rails +$305
Bright Rear Bumper Protector +$135
Skyscape Power Glass Sunroof +$1,495
Wheel Locks +$95
“Hit The Road” Package +$1,095
Programmable Rear Power Liftgate +$400


Cargo Capacity, All Seats In Place 29.6 cu.ft.
Curb Weight 3,449 lbs.
Gross Weight 4,464 lbs.
Ground Clearance 6.9 in.
Height 65.4 in.
Length 182.3 in.
Maximum Cargo Capacity 63.3 cu.ft.
Maximum Payload 1,146 lbs.
Maximum Towing Capacity 1,500 lbs.
Overall Width Without Mirrors 72.4 in.
Turning Circle 37.4 ft.
Wheel Base 107.3 in.


Exterior Colors
  • Summit White
  • Quicksilver Metallic
  • Cayenne Red Tintcoat
  • Ebony Twilight Metallic
Interior Colors
  • Medium Ash Gray/Jet Black, premium cloth
  • Jet Black, premium cloth


Tires & Wheels
Tires & Wheels
Inside Mounted Spare Tire yes
Painted Alloy Wheels yes
Temporary Spare Tire yes
17 X 7.0 In. Wheels yes
All Season Tires yes
P225/65R17 Tires


Four-Wheel Independent Suspension yes
Stabilizer Bar Stabilizer Bar yes


Basic 3 yr./ 36,000 mi.
Drivetrain 5 yr./ 60,000 mi.
Free Maintenance 1 yr./ unlimited mi.
Roadside 5 yr./ 60,000 mi.
Rust 6 yr./ 100,000 mi.


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