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Comprehensive Review of the 2019 GMC Terrain: Specs, Performance, and Pricing

The 2019 GMC Terrain stands out in the compact crossover market with its intriguing design, versatile interior, and robust engine options. This detailed review explores the essential aspects of the 2019 Terrain, highlighting its strengths and weaknesses, pricing details, and performance metrics. At CarSmart Of Jackson, we pride ourselves on providing comprehensive insights into the vehicles we offer to our valued customers in Jackson, Cape Girardeau, Scott City, Perryville, Sikeston, Chaffee, Poplar Bluff, Bloomfield, and Dexter, Missouri.

2019 GMC Terrain at CarSmart Of Jackson


The 2019 GMC Terrain underwent a complete redesign, shedding its previous blocky aesthetics for a more polished and contemporary appearance. It offers three turbocharged four-cylinder engine options, including an efficient diesel variant. The Terrain prioritizes comfort, boasting a refined chassis that rivals luxury vehicles for smoothness. However, it leans more towards comfort rather than engaging driving dynamics.

What's New for 2019 GMC Terrain?

The 2019 model year introduced the Black Edition package available on the SLE and SLT models, featuring a unique darkened grille and black exterior trim. Additionally, the SLT model now offers a Chrome package that swaps the black features for chrome, adding a touch of sophistication.

Enhancements in Safety Features

  • The optional Driver Alert II package, available on SLT and Denali trims, now includes adaptive cruise control and pedestrian detection.

  • A new 360-degree camera option enhances visibility and safety on the Denali model.

Engine, Transmission, Performance, and Towing

The Terrain is available with three engine choices:

  • The base model features a 170-hp 1.5-liter turbocharged four-cylinder.

  • A 137-hp 1.6-liter turbocharged four-cylinder diesel focuses on fuel efficiency.

  • The top-tier 252-hp 2.0-liter turbocharged four-cylinder offers the most responsive and engaging driving experience.

While the base engine is somewhat underwhelming in power, the 2.0-liter engine provides ample thrust, achieving 0-60 mph in just 6.8 seconds. The Terrain can tow up to 3500 pounds when equipped with the 2.0-liter turbo engine, making it a versatile choice for a variety of driving needs.

CarSmart Pro Tip Of the Day

At CarSmart Of Jackson, we pride ourselves on providing not just quality pre-owned vehicles but also valuable insights to enhance your car buying experience. Today’s CarSmart Pro Tip Of the Day is all about the luxurious features you should consider when purchasing your next vehicle.

Heated seats are a must-have, especially during those chilly Missouri winters. They provide immediate warmth and add a touch of luxury to your daily drive. Pair those with a heated steering wheel, and you'll never have to endure a cold morning commute again. Both features are often available in higher trim levels, so it's worth checking the specifications of the model you're interested in.

For those who appreciate the finer things in life, leather seats offer not only comfort but also durability and easy maintenance. They give your vehicle a premium feel and are often paired with other luxury features like a hands-free liftgate. This feature allows you to open your trunk with a simple foot motion under the bumper – perfect for when your hands are full of groceries or gear.

Another feature that can enhance both the appearance and performance of your vehicle is alloy wheels or premium wheels. These wheels are not only stylish but also lighter and stronger than standard steel wheels, improving your vehicle's handling and fuel efficiency.

At CarSmart Of Jackson, our knowledgeable sales staff is here to help you navigate these options and find the best fit for your needs. We ensure that every vehicle on our lot, from base models to those with premium trim levels, meets our high standards of quality.

So, whether you’re looking for heated seats, a heated steering wheel, leather seats, a hands-free liftgate, or premium wheels, CarSmart Of Jackson has you covered with a range of quality pre-owned vehicles. Visit us today and let our expert team help you find the perfect vehicle with all the features you desire.

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Interior, Infotainment, and Cargo

Key Features

  • Available in both standard 7.0-inch and upgraded 8.0-inch touchscreen infotainment systems.

  • Apple CarPlay, Android Auto, and an onboard Wi-Fi hotspot come standard.

  • The interior space is versatile with a 60/40 split-folding rear seat and an available fold-flat front seat, providing ample cargo space.

While the interior is versatile, it has been critiqued for mixed material quality and an unconventional push-button gear selector, which might be off-putting for some users.

Safety and Driver-Assistance Features

The Terrain is generally well-regarded for safety, though it missed out on the Top Safety Pick award due to the underperformance of its headlamps in tests. Essential safety features such as automated emergency braking, lane-keeping assist, and adaptive cruise control are available as options, providing peace of mind for our customers at CarSmart Of Jackson.

Financing and Warranty at CarSmart Of Jackson

At CarSmart Of Jackson, we understand that financing can be a major concern for many car buyers. That's why we offer financing options for all credit situations. Whether you have excellent credit, are building your credit, or have faced credit challenges in the past, our team is here to help you secure a loan that fits your budget and needs.

Additionally, most of our vehicles that are 10 years or newer and have under 100,000 miles come with a FREE Lifetime Powertrain Warranty. This means you can drive with confidence, knowing that your investment is protected for the long haul.

If you don't see a 2019 GMC Terrain in our current inventory, don't worry! At CarSmart Of Jackson, we have established strong relationships with dealers and auctions across the country. We go above and beyond to locate the exact vehicle you're looking for. Our commitment to customer satisfaction means we will do everything in our power to find the perfect match for you.

Ready to find your next vehicle? Visit our website today to view our current inventory and discover the CarSmart Of Jackson difference. We're here to help you drive home in the vehicle of your dreams!

Inside 2019 GMC Terrain

Frequently Asked Questions

Q1: What is the fuel efficiency of the 2019 GMC Terrain?

A1: The diesel model offers the best fuel efficiency, closely matching many compact sedans with its superior mpg ratings.

Q2: What are the main safety features available in the 2019 Terrain?

Q3: How does the Terrain compare in terms of interior space?

At CarSmart Of Jackson, we strive to offer our customers in Jackson, Cape Girardeau, Scott City, Perryville, Sikeston, Chaffee, Poplar Bluff, Bloomfield, and Dexter, Missouri, the most reliable and comprehensive vehicle information. Visit us to experience the 2019 GMC Terrain firsthand and discover why it's a top choice in the compact SUV market.

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About The Author

Kevin Schingeck, born and raised in the heart of Missouri, has established himself as a trusted authority in automotive sales and financing over an illustrious 13-year career. As the General Manager of both our Farmington and Jackson, Missouri locations, Kevin's extensive knowledge extends beyond just sales, excelling in connecting customers with ideal financing solutions tailored to their needs. His knack for pairing clients with the right lenders stems from a rich blend of local insights and industry expertise. For anyone seeking comprehensive guidance in the realm of vehicle sales and financing, Kevin's unparalleled experience and leadership at our dual locations stand as a testament to his dedication and proficiency.


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