2018 GMC Terrain to Start from $25,970

Once the 2018 GMC Terrain reaches dealerships you’ll be able to take one home for $25,970 the brand just announced. 

Base model SL’s bring GMC’s new-look LED lighting both front and back, a new 170-hp, 1.5-liter turbo-four hooked to GM’s new nine-speed automatic transmission; the brand’s driver-controllable Traction Select Rolodex system; and the customary OnStar 4G LTE Wi-Fi hotspot plus Apple CarPlay and Android Auto.

You just won’t be able to get one like that right away.

When GMC’s all-new compact crossover officially goes on sale this summer early buyers will only be offered the 252-hp 2.0-liter turbo with the 1.5 and a 1.6-liter diesel arriving later.

The $28,795 SLE and $32,295 SLT both offer the 2.0-liter turbo as an optional upgrade, but the top-of-the-line $38,496 Terrain Denali straps in the 2.0-liter as standard kit–you can add AWD for a further $1,749.

The Denali brings the bling the subbrand’s known for with exclusive 19-inch “ultra-bright” machined aluminum wheels, chrome grille and brightwork body accents; plus unique interior treatments and a suite of standard safety features like blind zone alert, cross traffic alerts, park assist and everyone’s favorite vibrating safety seat.

“Terrain helped define the premium compact SUV segment and the all-new 2018 model elevates it with a stronger roster of standard and available features,” said Duncan Aldred, vice president of Global GMC. “GMC’s proven SUV experience makes it a more compelling choice than ever, with a strong blend of design, functionality and engineering excellence.”

The Opel-sourced 1.6-liter diesel will be a $3,770 option available starting with the $32,565 SLE Diesel FWD but only gets as fancy as the $36,890 SLT Diesel AWD with GMC choosing not to offer an oil burner with Denali models.