Off-Road Driving with 2019 GMC Terrain


The 2019 Terrain is yet another popular model in the segment of compact crossovers, from the house of GMC that is particularly appreciated for its impeccable performance, especially on the off roads. Wrapped in its handsome looks the 2019 GMC Terrain keeps its calm through the ride absorbing all the road imperfections through its high end mechanisms under the hood.

Dealerships like the Monterey GMC advertised this year that the 2019 GMC Terrain is coming in SL, SLE, SLT, and Denali trim levels featuring advanced creature comforts and impressive performance. Following the latest trend of crossovers, GMC too has offered a trio of turbocharged engines made available in almost every other trim except for the base and Denali. For those who are trying to reduce its owning costs, GMC offers them a relatively rare option of turbodiesel. But irrespective of the engine you choose, the Terrain seals the powertrain with a standard 9-speed automatic transmission.

At the first glance itself, the 2019 GMC Terrain will trap your mind with its good looks both inside and out making it one of the most desirable crossovers to own.

Engine Option Details

The lineup of 2019 GMC Terrain offers you a trio of engine options that includes a 1.5-liter, a 2.0-liter gas-powered turbo-4 engine, or a 1.6-liter turbodiesel. While the gas engines are paired to a 9-speed automatic transmission exclusively, the turbodiesel is given a 6-speed automatic transmission. The 2.0-liter turbo-4 as the bigger option also has much more impressive output of power and is able to tow a weight of up to 3,500 pounds, but that gets the fuel economy compromised to as low as 20mpg in combined trip.

When configured to front-wheel drive that is count as standard, GMC makes the all-wheel drive available as a part-time system.

Off-Road Performance

At the GMC Monterey dealership, one thing that we learnt about the 2019 GMC Terrain is that, with its trio of turbocharged engines, give you the options of different driving performances as per your choice. Irrespective of the power option you choose, all the three turbocharged engines are appreciated for the feel good factor they are able to maintain.  A new 9-speed transmission is kept standard to mate all the three powertrains.

The base powertrain starts with a 1.5-liter turbo-4 making 170 of horsepower and 203 pound-feet of torque that enhances the maneuverability beyond expectations. The fat count of torque helps the 2019 Terrain to move with grace especially at lower speeds especially around the town, between the stop lights, and the crowd of other cars.

Climbing up to the next is the 2.0-liter turbo-4 engine that is able to make a 252 of hp and is able to pull the car with much more strength than the base turbo-4 one making 260 lb-ft of torque making the 2019 GMC Terrain ready to face any challenge thrown to it by the unpredictable road conditions.

Overall, the 2019 GMC Terrain keeps the honor of its name showing its potential in delivering mind-blowing off-road performance while towing up to 3,500 pounds of weight without any complaint.

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