GMC’s five-passenger Terrain compact crossover came to market for its second generation with a roomier interior and lots of new technology.
For 2022, the Terrain gets some updates, as well as a new model — the first-ever Terrain AT4 (base price $34,000 plus $1,195 freight) — designed for customers who want more off-road capability.
The Terrain AT4 comes with standard all-wheel drive, unique off-road trim that includes a front steel skid plate, and an AT4-only premium exterior color, Desert Sand Metallic ($495 extra), which was included on our test vehicle for this report.
Also new for this model year is a refreshed and modernized Denali luxury model.
With the addition of the Terrain AT4, GMC now offers this special trail-ready trim level on all of its vehicles, after introducing it first on the 2019 Sierra full-size pickup. It was added to the Yukon full-size SUV and Acadia midsize crossover for 2021, and for 2022, it also debuts on the Canyon midsize pickup
Terrain trim levels for the 2022, in order from lowest to highest price, are the SLE ($27,900, front drive; $29,500, AWD); SLT ($31,900, FWD; $33,500, AWD; AT4 ($34,000, AWD only); and Denali ($36,600, AWD only). The entry-level SE trim level has been dropped.
All models come with a turbocharged 1.5-liter inline four-cylinder gasoline engine with 170 horsepower and 203 foot-pounds of torque. (Terrain no longer offers the diesel or 2.0-liter turbo gasoline engine options.)
This engine is connected to a nine-speed automatic transmission.