2019 GMC TERRAIN DENALI OVERALL IMPRESSION: – Nice to have all-wheel drive available. – Ride is fairly comfortable on the open road. – A more compelling choice among smaller SUVs. PROS – Engine Performance – Comfortable & Upscale Cabin – Intuitive Touchscreen Interfaces CONS – Wind Noise (Higher Speeds) – Less Cargo Capacity vs. Competition
What’s New For 2019 The 2019 GMC Terrain receives an upgraded rearview camera and new appearance packages. Adaptive Cruise Control and Front Pedestrian Braking are now part of the available Driver Alert Package II. Features & Options: Two Safety Packages Worth Noting The 2019 GMC Terrain AWD Denali comes with leather seats, an eight-inch touchscreen, satellite radio, blind-spot monitors, a 110-volt power outlet, remote start, power driver’s seat, heated front seats, and a panoramic sunroof. The Denali receives unique styling cues and interior trim, as well as Denali-specific 19-inch wheels and LED headlights. Stepping inside reveals leather seats with plenty of bolstering, lots of soft-touch materials, brushed aluminum trim, and plenty of power adjustments to help find the perfect driving position. The first thing we noticed was the unique push/pull space-saving gear shifter in front of the console. It took us awhile to get used to it, but it does add extra storage space in the console and room for the smartphone charger. The seating position in the Denali’s cabin seems lower than before, which makes the Terrain feel less SUV-like. The infotainment system is straight-forward and simple, with the eight-inch screen’s big icons. The display is clear, bright, responsive, and fast, all without too many features or too much information. The backseat has plenty of room for adults, and rear passengers will appreciate the tall doors, so there’s less ducking to climb in. However, the flat seat bottoms won’t be comfortable for long trips. The seats fold mostly flat to provide 63.3 cubic feet of cargo space, less than the competition. Behind the rear seats there is 29.6 cubic feet available. The 2019 GMC Terrain Denali is powered by a turbocharged 2.0-liter inline four-cylinder, making 252 horsepower and 260 lb-ft. of torque. When properly equipped, the Terrain Denali tows 3,500 lbs. Mated to a nine-speed automatic with all-wheel drive, it offers peppy acceleration and gets an EPA-estimated 21/26 city/highway and 23 combined mpg. The transmission pairs nicely with the new 252 horsepower turbo engine, and it felt strong during our quick runs up I-70 west of Denver. The turbo offers steady power and a cool whistling sound as it climbs through the gears. We found ourselves wanting steering wheel paddle shifters which aren’t offered on the Terrain. Our other complaint is the noticeable amount of wind noise coming from the outside mirrors at higher speeds(…). Conclusion: A Compelling Choice The 2019 GMC Terrain represents a more compelling choice in the smaller, five-passenger crossover segment. The Denali trim ramps up the level of luxury too. It’s comfortable, easy to drive, and comes standard with one of the best infotainment interfaces in the class.
This week we are taking a look at the 2019 GMC Terrain Denali, a very popular small SUV that was completely redone in 2018. Not much has changed for 2019 except a much-improved rear camera and some new colors.
Looks The Terrain has the signature GMC Professional Grade bold grill and flat front end. 19” wheels sit under squared-off wheel wells, and the lines of this SUV have a distinct curve upwards at the rear, giving it a “floating roof” that is popular these days. Dual exhaust and a rear spoiler complete the aggressive look of the Terrain Denali. Performance Terrain comes standard with a 1.5-liter 4-cylinder gas engine, or an optional 1.6-liter diesel, which I reviewed last year. When you go up to the Denali, it comes with a 2.0-liter turbocharged 4-cylinder engine putting out a pretty strong 252-horses that feels much like a 6-cylinder. It is mated to a 9-speed automatic transmission. Terrain comes standard as front-wheel drive, but my tester is the all-wheel drive version. Interior The interior is nice and well laid out. The front seats are comfortable and gauges are easy to read and they are configurable. There is no gear shifter on the center console, instead there are shift buttons on the center stack. I like that there are knobs for the radio and air conditioning controls. Also on the center console there are USB and data ports, and just in front of the center armrest is a handy cell phone charger. There is an 8” color touchscreen that operates the navigation system, Bluetooth, 4GLTE Wi-Fi hotspot, Apple Car Play and Android Auto. This is also where you operate two of my favorite features, the Rear Seat Reminder which warns you when you get where you are going that you put something in the back seat, and Teen Driver, which has a number of safety features, from muting audio until seat belts are buckled to turning on active safety technologies. The in-vehicle report card shows information about your teen’s driving so you can identify potential problem areas. Overall the interior is well done, it does have a lot of plastic, but that’s not uncommon in this price range. Ride and Drive The ride and handling of the Terrain Denali are good, the steering is exceptional, and acceleration is strong with just a slight turbo lag when pressing it hard. Fuel economy is rated at 21 in the city, and 26 out on the highway.
The GMC Terrain Denali has all of the great GMC features included in the standard model, plus all of the incredible upgrades drivers have come to expect from the Denali line. Boasting increased capability features like upgraded premium suspension, 2.0L turbocharged gas engines, and a traction select system, the luxe GMC Terrain Denali has been engineered to take you further. In addition to boosted capabilities and responsiveness, the GMC Terrain Denali also offers luxury aesthetic finishes like chrome details, a multidimensional Denali grille, fog lamps, LED headlamps with signature lighting, heated leather-wrapped steering wheel, real burnished aluminum accents, French stitched leather-appointed front seats, and an available SkyScape sunroof to ensure you drive off the lot in style. GMC lease deals and quality service from our Southeast Michigan dealers now make obtaining this luxury ride even easier.
The GMC Terrain Denali also comes equipped with the latest tech and safety features to keep you feeling up-to-date and secure. Built in navigation, a customizable touch screen, Apple CarPlay compatibility, Android Auto compatibility, and available 4G LTE Wifi hotspots as well as high definition surround vision allowing you to see your car from bird’s-eye view are only some of the technological features available to you when you decide to drive a GMC Terrain Denali. Additionally, each one of our cars comes standard with GMC Pro Safety features like automatic emergency braking, forward collision alert, following distance indicators, lane keep assist with lane departure warning, and front pedestrian braking to grant you peace of mind driving off the lot in the GMC Terrain Denali.
With dealership locations all throughout Southeast Michigan in over 20 cities you can get your GMC lease deal almost anywhere. On the west side we have locations in Brighton, Highland, Farmington Hills, Waterford, Ann Arbor, and Southfield. To the North side of Detroit metro, we have locations in Sterling Heights, Lake Orion, St. Clair, Washington Township, Troy, and Rochester Hills. On the Southern end we have locations in Westland, Taylor, Plymouth, and Clinton Township. In the area closer to Detroit, we have locations in Ferndale, Grosse Pointe, Dearborn, and Center Line.
ULTRA LOW-MILEAGE LEASE FOR WELL-QUALIFIED GM EMPLOYEE
PROGRAM PARTICIPANTS WITH AN ELIGIBLE CURRENT GM LEASE $259 PER MONTH 36 MONTHS $3,759 DUE AT SIGNING
Must be a current GM lessee through GM Financial. Customer remains responsible for current lease payments. EXAMPLE BASED ON NATIONAL AVERAGE VEHICLE SELLING PRICE. EACH DEALER SETS ITS OWN PRICE. YOUR PAYMENTS MAY VARY. Payments are for a 2020 GMC Terrain Denali with an MSRP of $39,865. 36 monthly payments total $9,324. Payments may be higher in some states. Closed-end lease. Option to purchase at lease end for an amount to be determined at lease signing. GM Financial must approve lease. Take retail delivery by 2/3/20. Mileage charge of $.25/mile over 30,000 miles. Late payment and early termination fees apply. Lessee is responsible for insuring the lease vehicle. Lessee pays for maintenance, repair, excess wear and a disposition fee of $495 or less at end of lease. Not available with some other offers. Residency restrictions apply.
ULTRA LOW-MILEAGE LEASE FOR WELL-QUALIFIED GM EMPLOYEE
PROGRAM PARTICIPANTS WITH AN ELIGIBLE CURRENT GM LEASE
$353 PER MONTH 39 MONTHS $353 DUE AT SIGNING
Must be a current GM lessee through GM Financial. Customer remains responsible for current lease payments. EXAMPLE BASED ON NATIONAL AVERAGE VEHICLE SELLING PRICE. EACH DEALER SETS ITS OWN PRICE. YOUR PAYMENTS MAY VARY. Payments are for a 2020 GMC Terrain Denali with an MSRP of $39,865. 39 monthly payments total $13,767. Payments may be higher in some states. Closed-end lease. Option to purchase at lease end for an amount to be determined at lease signing. GM Financial must approve lease. Take retail delivery by 2/3/20. Mileage charge of $.25/mile over 32,500 miles. Late payment and early termination fees apply. Lessee is responsible for insuring the lease vehicle. Lessee pays for maintenance, repair, excess wear and a disposition fee of $495 or less at end of lease. Not available with some other offers. Residency restrictions apply.