If you’re looking for the space of an SUV but do not need the third-row seating, the all-new 2018 GMC Terrain Denali offers you more room with a small car feel. The example we had the opportunity of driving had a Red Quartz Tintcoat paint job with Jet Black interior. The 19” wheels give it a sporty look and it is impossible to miss the LED Signature head and tail lamps. With roof rack rails and a hands-free liftgate, the Terrain is ready for any adventure.
As you take your first step into the vehicle you may notice that something is missing. The usual shifter cannot be found to place the car into gear. You have the option to select a gear using four buttons underneath the radio and climate control features. To the right of those buttons is the “L” button that gives you the ability to shift through the gears up or down, but seems to be a little out of the way if you needed it. Other than that the interior is nice and comfortable and the infotainment system is easy to use. Throughout the car you will also find heated and cooled seats, lane departure, and if you are feeling really adventurous, off-road mode.
The new Terrain Denali comes with all-wheel drive and is powered by a 2.0L DOHC 4 cylinder turbocharged motor that gets 21mpg in the city and 26mpg on the highway. Overall, this 2018 GMC is a great all around vehicle that can handle a family road trip, a trip to the grocery store and even an off-road adventure.