2021 GMC Terrain

Key Figures

  • Price range in Canada: $31,198 to $46,673
  • Price range in the United States: $25,000 to $43,530
  • One engine choice with an output of 170 horsepower
  • Combined fuel economy: 8.6 L/100 km to 9.0 L/100 km, 26 to 27 mpg

The 2021 GMC Terrain is a compact crossover utility vehicle available in several trim levels, with a simplified powertrain lineup in both Canada and the United States.

One engine choice is available in the Terrain this year. It’s a turbocharged 1.5L inline-four that develops 170 horsepower and 203 pound-feet of torque, connected to a six-speed automatic transmission along with the choice of a front-wheel or an all-wheel drivetrain.

In the U.S., the 2021 GMC Terrain is available in SL, SLE, SLT and Denali trim levels, while the Canadian market gets SLE, SLT and Denali variants. The range-topping Terrain Denali wasn’t available at the start of the 2021 model year, but can now be ordered.

For 2021, the Terrain drops the previously optional turbocharged 2.0L inline-four that developed 252 horsepower. It’s worth nothing that a turbo-diesel 1.6L four with 137 horsepower and 240 pound-feet of torque was briefly offered in the Terrain as well, but was discontinued after the 2019 model year. The deletion of one paint colour—Smokey Quartz Metallic—along with minor trim changes round out the differences with the 2020 Terrain.

Available features in the Equinox include 17- to 19-inch wheels, LED headlights, a power liftgate, heated and ventilated front seats, heated rear seats, a heated steering wheel, dual-zone automatic climate control, a power sunroof, wireless smartphone charging as well as a GMC Infotainment System with seven- and eight-inch touchscreens, embedded navigation along with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto integration. Front and rear park sonar, forward collision alert, autonomous emergency braking, lane departure warning, lane keep assist, adaptive cruise control and blind-spot monitoring can also be found in the GMC as well. In addition, customers can choose an Elevation Edition appearance package on both the SLE and SLT trims.

A mid-cycle refresh has been announced for the 2022 model year, which will include a new AT4 trim level, paint color changes, new features such as head-up display and wireless Apple CarPlay and Android Auto as well as option package reshuffling.


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2021 GMC Terrain Pricing In Canada

Trim LevelMotorTransmissionMSRPFreight & PDINet Price
SLE FWDTurbo 1.5L I49-speed automatic$31,198$1,900$33,098
SLE AWDTurbo 1.5L I49-speed automatic$33,598$1,900$35,498
SLT AWDTurbo 1.5L I49-speed automatic$36,398$1,900$38,298
Denali AWDTurbo 1.5L I49-speed automatic$40,598$1,900$42,498

2021 GMC Terrain Pricing In The United States

Trim LevelMotorTransmissionMSRPDestination & HandlingNet Price
SL FWDTurbo 1.5L I49-speed automatic$25,000$1,195$26,195
SLE FWDTurbo 1.5L I49-speed automatic$28,500$1,195$29,695
SLE AWDTurbo 1.5L I49-speed automatic$30,100$1,195$31,295
SLT FWDTurbo 1.5L I49-speed automatic$32,600$1,195$33,795
SLT AWDTurbo 1.5L I49-speed automatic$34,200$1,195$35,395
Denali FWDTurbo 1.5L I49-speed automatic$35,900$1,195$37,095
Denali AWDTurbo 1.5L I49-speed automatic$37,500$1,195$38,695

2021 GMC Terrain Powertrains In Canada

Trim LevelMotorTransmissionDisplacement, ccPower (hp @ rpmTorque (lb.-ft. @ rpm)
SLE FWDTurbo 1.5L I49-speed automatic1,490170 @ 5,600203 @ 2,500 to 4,500
SLE AWDTurbo 1.5L I49-speed automatic1,490170 @ 5,600203 @ 2,500 to 4,500
SLT AWDTurbo 1.5L I49-speed automatic1,490170 @ 5,600203 @ 2,500 to 4,500

2021 GMC Terrain Powertrains In The United States

Trim LevelMotorTransmissionDisplacement, ccPower (hp @ rpmTorque (lb.-ft. @ rpm)
SL FWDTurbo 1.5L I49-speed automatic1,490170 @ 5,600203 @ 2,500 to 4,500
SLE FWDTurbo 1.5L I49-speed automatic1,490170 @ 5,600203 @ 2,500 to 4,500
SLE AWDTurbo 1.5L I49-speed automatic1,490170 @ 5,600203 @ 2,500 to 4,500
SLT FWDTurbo 1.5L I49-speed automatic1,490170 @ 5,600203 @ 2,500 to 4,500
SLT AWDTurbo 1.5L I49-speed automatic1,490170 @ 5,600203 @ 2,500 to 4,500

2021 GMC Terrain Fuel Economy In Canada

Trim LevelMotorTransmissionFuel TypeCity L/100 kmHighway L/100 kmCombined L/100 km
SLE FWDTurbo 1.5L I49-speed automaticRegular9.27.88.6
SLE AWDTurbo 1.5L I49-speed automaticRegular9.68.39.0
SLT AWDTurbo 1.5L I49-speed automaticRegular9.68.39.0

2021 GMC Terrain Fuel Economy In The United States

Trim LevelMotorTransmissionFuel TypeCity MPGHighway MPGCombined MPG
SL FWDTurbo 1.5L I49-speed automaticRegular253027
SLE FWDTurbo 1.5L I49-speed automaticRegular253027
SLE AWDTurbo 1.5L I49-speed automaticRegular252826
SLT FWDTurbo 1.5L I49-speed automaticRegular253027
SLT AWDTurbo 1.5L I49-speed automaticRegular252826

2021 GMC Terrain Competition

The 2021 GMC Terrain competes with the following models in the compact crossover category:
Chevrolet Equinox, Ford Bronco Sport, Ford Escape, Honda CR-V, Hyundai Tucson, Jeep Cherokee, Jeep Compass, Kia Sportage, Mazda CX-5, Mitsubishi Outlander, Nissan Rogue, Subaru Forester, Toyota RAV4, Volkswagen ID.4, Volkswagen Tiguan.