SHARP TURNS- Bring anything or anyone along

2014-01-17T00:00:00Z SHARP TURNS- Bring anything or anyone alongMATT SHARP nwitimes.com
January 17, 2014 12:00 am  • 

GMC has been doing big things with their trucks and SUVs. One of the SUVs that I see almost everywhere is the GMC Terrain. It comes in two models, the Terrain and the Terrain Denali. I am going to focus on the Denali version for now, it will be sure to get you and anything or anyone where ever you might be going.

I am sure most of you have seen just as many as these as I have, when they are coming at you on the road you see the distinct chrome grille with other chrome accents throughout the body. On either side of the grill is the LED headlamps that u can see from miles away, and on the back there are tail lamps to match. Rear fascia with satin-chrome skid plate and integrated exhaust outlets make it enjoyable to be behind a Terrain. You can program the lift gate to only open a certain height incase you might have a low garage or overhang, and if there is something in the way of the lift gate it will stop and close automatically to prevent damage. Once he lift gate opens with the touch of a button, you can enjoy up to 63.9 cubic feet of cargo space.

While filling the back of the Terrain Denali you will notice the soft-touch leather and wood accents throughout the interior. Of course the most leather is in the contrast-stitching outline perforated leather-appointed seating. The steering wheel is leather-wrapped with mahogany wood-grain inserts with many different controls fro the technology side of the Denali. Ambient lighting all around the Denali sets a certain comforting mode when driving at night.

You can use the steering wheel controls to control the color touch intellilink screen on the top of the center stack. With the radio with intellilink you get a reconfigurable home screen, voice activated controls, USB, Bluetooth audio streaming, and Smartphone integration for hands free calling and texting. You can also use the color touch screen to get where you are going easily with the navigation feature. You can get multiple map views, and integrated SiriusXM traffic and weather. The technology also extends to safety with the side blind zone alert system, for if you are changing lanes and don’t see the other car in your blind spot the Terrain will alert you immediately to help prevent accidents. That goes the same for the rear cross traffic alert as well.

The Terrain Denali offers two types of engines to meet any needs you may have, the Ecotec 2.4L I-4 VVT Engine, and the 3.6L V-6 VVT Sidi Engine. With the Ecotec engine you get up to 32 MPG with the variable valve timing and direct injection technologies to assure responsive performance meets maximum fuel efficiency. The Sidi engine is all about power with 301 HP at 6500 RPM, and an acceleration of 0 to 60 in 6.7 seconds.

The GMC Terrain starts at about $27,000 and the next step up the Terrain Denali starts out at about $36,000.

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