The 2022 GMC Terrain is Here, But is it Right for You?

February 14th, 2022 by

Here at Ron Hodgson, St. Albert and Edmonton, we are excited to announce the new 2022 model line-up. If you do not see your vehicle in our new inventory, please reach out to our team for more information.


If you’re in the market for a compact crossover that offers a more unique appearance than what you’re used to, the 2022 GMC Terrain‘s truck-like exterior may prove to be exactly what you’re looking for. Every trim is powered by an offhand turbocharged four-cylinder engine and purchasers can enjoy a chrome-laden Denali trim, which distinguishes the Terrain from its competitors. 

What’s Expected for 2022?

The Terrain has a fashionable style for 2022 that offers a revamped grille in addition to a new front bumper, tail lamps as well as LED headlights. This, coupled with fresh 18- and 19-inch wheel sizes, modern upholstery, as well as both Android Auto and wireless Apple CarPlay performance make it an appealing choice. 

A more tough-appearing AT4 trim enters the lineup while the base SL model drops off. Moreover, the previously-optional turbocharged 2.0-litre four-cylinder engine is discontinued, which means the turbo 1.5-litre mill is now the single engine option.

Cost and Which Trim to Purchase

In order to prevent the cost of the Terrain from becoming unreasonable, we recommend the SLE trim. Its stock equipment offers plenty of utility and comfort that many compact SUV consumers would consider essential, which includes but is not limited to Android Auto and wireless Apple CarPlay capability, touchscreen infotainment, as well as a myriad of driver-assistance attributes.

To put things into perspective, the SLE AWD model (on the lower end of the price range) starts at $34,998, respectively. While on the opposite end sits the Denalim which starts at $43,598

Engine, Performance, and Transmission

The Terrain offers a stock turbocharged 1.5-litre four-cylinder engine alongside a nine-speed automatic as well as either front- or AWD. We put that engine through our assessment evaluation; it took nearly 9 seconds to hit 96 km/hr. Furthermore, the Terrain offers its passengers a relaxing, almost pampering ride. 

Real-World MPG and Fuel Economy

The 2022 Terrain with its FWD 1.5L engine is rated at 9.2L/100km city and 7.8/100km highway. The AWD is rated at City/Hwy 9.6L and 8.3L per 100km, respectively.

Interior, Cargo, and Comfort

The Terrain is a responsive companion when hauling giant cargo loads of varying sizes. Praise goes to a stock 60/40 split-folding rear seat, in addition to an accessible fold-flat front seat. The Terrain’s freight space provides a class-competitive area. Our carry-on luggage evaluation for the Terrain held up to 24 cases with folded rear seats.

Infotainment and Connectedness

Simple operation, as well as fast response to orders, makes Terrain’s infotainment system benefit from explicit graphics, rational menus, as well as up-to-the-minute in-car connectedness attributes. Android Auto, wireless Apple CarPlay, as well as a boarded Wi-Fi hotspot all come as stock equipment. 

An in-dash map-reading network comes stock for the superior Denali but is also accessible for other trims. Moreover, a head-up display is accessible as well—it’s stock with the Denali and discretionary with the SLT as well as the AT4—but far from other GM trims that display this attribute on the windshield, the Terrain uses a panel with pop-up abilities on the dashboard.

Safety and Driver-Assistance Attributes

A myriad of driver-assistance attributes come as stock equipment and more can also be integrated as discretionary options. Key safety attributes include:

  • Standard automated emergency braking with pedestrian recognition
  • Standard lane-departure alert with lane-keeping assist
  • Adaptive cruise control

Maintenance and Warranty Coverage

GMC’s warranty is competitive with most of the Terrain’s category rivals. Moreover, the first visit is covered as a complimentary service. 

  • The limited warranty covers 60,000 km (or 3 years) 
  • Powertrain warranty covers 100,000 km (or 5 years)
  • Complimentary maintenance for the first visit is covered

If you do not see your model in stock, please contact our team. Check out the available 2021 model new inventory here and our used inventory here.

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