2016 GMC Terrain Release Date, Review and Specs

2016 GMC Terrain Release Date, Specs, Engine, Interior, Price – The Terrain vehicle gets a mid-life update of the 2016 model year. These enhancements have been announced just ahead of the Now York Auto Show and it will be the first time the vehicle is seen there in public. The car will get some new updates to the outside of the car and as well for the inside. It will help the GMC Terrain vehicle get a much needed refresh and a great start for the upcoming model year.

2016 GMC Terrain
2016 GMC Terrain

The GMC Terrain had the best selling year back in 2014, when the largest number of units were sold. But after that the sales immediately started slacking and were decreased dramatically, thus an upgrade was needed to get the vehicle back on track. The enhancements are going to be seen throughout the entire trim lineup as the announced trims, SL, SLE, SLT and the Denali of course, each get a visual enactment that is going to distinguish them apart. The SLE can be further set apart between the SLT-1 and SLT-2 trims which have their own entirely different set of tools.

2016 GMC Terrain red color, front view, headlights and grille

Additionally, power has been left to the provided two powertrain options and two drive options. Depending on the need and usage of your 2016 GMC Terrain you can choose and make your own setup. Versatility is what graces the new car and high usefulness and is what will help the model get closer to the top of the compact crossover and SUV segment which is otherwise already filled with the likes as Mazda CX-5, Ford Escape, Honda CR-V and Kia Sportage which dominantly take the top. There are not many pictures currently available and we expect them to emerge after the official showcase in New York, till then learn more about the car through the review.

2016 GMC Terrain rear angle, tailpipe and tailights

2016 GMC Terrain exterior

The better part of the changes imposed on the new 2016 GMC Terrain has been made to the exterior of the car. The visual enhancements mark the better part of the update that car has gone through and have many additions that were included here. The front end of the car combines with the better back end in order to provide an upscale look which was not present before. The grille has been updated to feature a black honeycombed backing and a three-bar chrome grille at front. There is an added C-shape chrome ring which wraps the newly featured daytime running LED lights which connect to the center bumper of the car. This allows the vehicle to visually get a bit more weight to the front end of it making it this crossover vehicle seem a bit more planted.

2016 GMC Terrain front
2016 GMC Terrain front


The car also uses the same C-shape design setup to the back end of the car. It surrounds the red reflectors placed on the rear bumper and comes with some chrome accents at the taillight area. The Denali trims come with the same look as other models but this one is enhanced with the usual Denali treatment which means adding more chrome for a flasher look. The 18-inch newly design wheels come as standard option while the Denalis get a 19-inch one. And completing the update are the added colors with White Frost Tricoat and Crimson Red Tintcoat as the two new emerging ones.

2016 GMC Terrain back
2016 GMC Terrain back


If casually observing the inside of the 2016 GMC Terrain you will not notice the many changes that have been made. But actually the inside is updated as much as the outside, with much detail paid to the center stack. The buttons of the infotainment system have been intuitively updated while the door button has been moved from the dash to the doors. The CD/DVD slot has been thrown out and replaced with a storage space compartment. The design of the shifter has been also made as now it holds the manual controls on its tip rather than them being placed on the dash of the car.

2016 GMC Terrain interior
2016 GMC Terrain interior

The seat coverings have been revised as well and now include some [premium cloth fabrics found on the  SL and SLE trims, while the upper trims get a an added optional “Saddle Up” leather color. But the most exclusive setting is made inside the Denali trims which use a Light Titanium and Jet Black color combination. The safety is upgraded as well as the SL and SLE trims get Side Blind Zone Alert and Rear Cross Traffic Alert which was previously only available on the Denali trims.

2016 GMC Terrain interior, leather seats and gear shift knob


As the aesthetics of the inside and out have changed, the powertrains of the 2016 GMC Terrain vehicle have remained unchanged. This means that the car still uses the 2.4-liter four-cylinder, as a standard option, and the 3.6-liter V-6 one as an optional one. Both engines have been boosted with the added direct fuel injection and variable valve in order to get better performance and power efficiency. The standard engine gives us 182 horsepower and 172 pound-feet of torque while the V-6 one brings an output of 301 horsepower and 272 pound-feet of torque. Both engines can be fitted to use the six-speed automatic transmission and regardless of your engine choice you can use the RWD as a standard or choose the AWD as the optional choice.

2016 GMC Terrain engine


Wheelbase: 9 ft. 4.5 in. (112.5 in.)
Length: 15 ft. 5.5 in. (185.5 in.)
Width: 6 ft. 0.8 in. (72.8 in.)
Passenger volume: 103 cu.ft.
Cargo volume: 63.9 cu.ft.
Curb weight: 3792 lbs.
Top Speed: 118 mph
0-60: 6.3 sec
MPG: 16/23 mpg
Available Exterior Colors: Onyx Black, Quicksilver Metallic, Summit White…
Towing Capacity: 1500 lbs

Price and release date

We will get our first look at the 2016 GMC Terrain car at this year’s New York Auto Show. This is going to mark the first official appearance of the car as well as to give us some information about its accurate release date when it arrives at markets and is available for sale. The current price is going to be similar to the previous one at $24,995 base MSRP, while the Denali trim gets a price tag of around $38,186. All of this will be made official at the release of the car at the show.

2016 GMC Terrain exterior, white color

2017 GMC Acadia Release Date, Review and Specs

2017 GMC Acadia has been redesigned and its dimensions are now smaller, and its weight lighter than before. The result is a more maneuverable vehicle to drive, fuel thrifty at the pump, and has better handling dynamics. It is a great addition to top-rated SUVs thanks to features such as a whisper-quiet and comfortable cabin, attractive interior and exterior styling, and has plenty of interior and engine configurations. Its release date should be expected sometime in the first half of 2017, at least according to very credible whispers.

2017 GMC Acadia black color, grille and headlights

After about a decade in production, General Motors finally bowed down to pressure and gave the Acadia a full redesign that has seen it get a myriad of redesigns and upgrades. Dimensions have slightly been reduced and although this has led to some slight improvements in other areas, both leg- and headroom have been dealt a blow slightly relative to the outgoing model.

2017 GMC Acadia auto show, side angle, alloy wheels

It measures 7.2-inch shorter lengthwise, sits 6.6-inches lower, and is 3.5-inches narrower than before. In spite of these changes, it still remains very competitive in the midsize SUV segment. Again, the new model has shed some weight, which GMC estimates to be around 700 pounds. This directly improves the fuel economy ratings and also improves on its maneuverability. In fact, the fuel economy for the FWD models with the new 2.5L engine are estimated at 28 mpg on the highway cruising. The Stop-start technology also boosts the city fuel economy to 22 mpg. There’s also the 3.6L V6 engine that is both efficient and powerful and delivers a stonking power of 310 hp enabling it achieve a maximum towing capacity of around 4,000 pounds.

2017 GMC Acadia exterior, rear angle, taillights and alloy wheels

Three-row seating is unchanged on most models, while still featuring additional powertrains in addition to the existing ones. “The all-new GMC Acadia leverages GMC’s proven reliability to shake up and take on the midsize crossover segment through offering a unique mix of capability, technology, and design.” said Duncan Aldred – Vice President of GMC Sales & Marketing. “General Motors is an able and ever-growing premium brand that has continued to be the hallmark of our success story.”

2017 GMC Acadia exterior, front view, trims

Once available, the new 2017 GMC Acadia is expected to square it out with the likes of “A” rated Toyota Highlander, Mazda CX-9, and the Honda Pilot.

2017 GMC Acadia Release Date & Price

According to credible reports, the new GMC Acadia price is expected to start from around 49,055 MSRP. Its release date, on the other hand, should be expected sometime in the first half of 2017.

2017 GMC Acadia release date

2017 GMC Acadia Exterior

There’s great emphasis on the GMC Acadia styling and refinement, while still remaining an Acadia to the core. Dark D-pillars, wraparound rear side windows, squared off and flared wheel arches, and a chrome-trimmed grille, allude to the Acadia’s evolutionary path. This is what the executive director, Global GMC User Experience and Design – Helen Emsley had to say, “The new 2017 GMC Acadia design language has been influenced by consumer input. The brand new model has a modern, mature SUV design conveyed in the sleeker windshield angle, sculptural details, and sleeker corners.”

2017 GMC Acadia front angle, headlights and grille

The wraparound headlights and new dimensional grilles reinforce the refined and confident appearance of its front end, while GMC’s premium attributes are armor-plated with the LED signature lighting on all models. Premium cues include a specific six-spoke wheels, a chrome lower-rear fascia, chrome side trim, and chrome-accented door handles.

2017 GMC Acadia rear view, taillights and tailpipe

2017 GMC Acadia Interior

The interior has been refined over the previous model. It now features better technologies and materials than before. The infotainment system is easier to use, and the feature availability meets modern expectations. Some of the standard accessories available include a tilt-and-telescopic leather-wrapped steering wheel, keyless entry and ignition, heated mirrors, USB/auxiliary audio input, smartphone connectivity with Android Auto and Apple CarPlay functions, Bluetooth connectivity, and a tri-zone automatic climate control.

2017 GMC Acadia lcd screen, dashboard, steering wheel and gear shift knob


Wheelbase: 9 ft. 4.5 in. (112.5 in.)
Length: 16 ft. 1.6 in. (193.6 in.)
Width: 6 ft. 3.4 in. (75.4 in.)
Passenger volume: 144 ft³
Cargo volume: 13 ft³
Curb weight: 3956 lbs
Top Speed: 115 mph
0-60: 6.8 sec
MPG: 21/26 (city/highway)
Available Exterior Colors: Sparkling Silver Metallic, Summit White…
Towing Capacity: 4000 lbs

Available Trims

2017 GMC Acadia trims

Trims offered include SL, SLT, SLE, and the top-of-the-range Denali. The Acadia SLE and SLT are further divided into SLE-1 and SLE-2, and SLT-1 and SLT-2.

Engine Specs

Beneath the hood of the 2017 GMC Acadia is a four-cylinder 2.5L engine able to provide 194 hp and 190 lbs. ft. of torque for the Acadia SL, SLE, and SLT1 models. There’s also the 3.6L V6 engine able to crank out a whopping 310 horsepower and 271 pounds-feet of torque.

2017 GMC Acadia engine


New safety features include front pedestrian braking, following distance indicator, forward automatic braking, low-speed forward automatic braking, front and rear parking assist, lane-keeping assist, safety alert seat, and a surround vision camera. We’re still waiting for the government crash impact safety results.

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2017 GMC Acadia front view

2017 GMC Acadia spy photos

2017 GMC Acadia side view, red color, alloy wheels

2017 GMC Acadia exterior, rear view

2017 GMC Acadia interior, leather seats

2017 GMC Acadia interior, lcd screen

2017 GMC Acadia interior, gear shift knob

2017 GMC Acadia trunk

New 2017 GMC Sierra 1500 – Release Date and Info

The new 2017 GMC Sierra 1500 is a solid pick in the full-size pickup class thanks to a wide range of body styles, fuel efficient engines, and a hush cabin. Additionally, the new model offers powerful and fuel-efficient engines, comfortable interior, and lots of configurations to choose from. The GMC Sierra 1500 release date should be expected sometime in the first half of 2017, at least for the USA market if recent industry rumors are anything to go by.

2017 GMC Sierra 1500 side view, blue color, alloy wheels

In addition to working as a rugged workhorse for small business owners, farmers, and construction companies, contemporary light-duty pickups are also seen handling family vehicles and daily driver duties. Therefore, automotive marques have made fuel efficiency and comfort a priority in recent years.

2017 GMC Sierra 1500 rear angle, taillights and tailpipe

This is especially true for the new model, it comes with a slew of modern technologies and a high quality cabin. The newest Chevy Silverado has also received a refreshing redesign and will undoubtedly offer the Sierra 1500 a run for its money.

2017 GMC Sierra 1500 spy shots, front view

Typical for this class, there’re a variety of engines choices offered ranging from the 4.3L V6 rated at 285 horsepower and 305 lbs. ft. of torque to the 6.2L V8 gonzo good for 420 horsepower and 460 pounds-feet of torque. Fuel economy ratings have also improved substantially, with the base engine offering EPA ratings of about 18/24/20 mpg with the rear-wheel drive version, and 17/22/19 mpg with the 4WD.

2017 GMC Sierra 1500 Denali side view, alloy wheels

2017 GMC Sierra 1500 towing capacity for the V6 stands at a whopping 7,200 pounds – enough to handle most folks’ heavier stuff. Performance aside, the GMC Sierra 1500 2017 also comes with a smorgasbord of latest safety and convenience technologies. They include an eight-inch infotainment screen, forward collision waning system, smartphone app integration, lane departure warning, rear-seat entertainment system, and ventilated and heatedfront seats.

2017 GMC Sierra 1500 rear view, silver color, taillights and tailpipe

Naturally, it is prudent to check out what other trucks in the segment have to offer before making a decision. The “A” rated Ford F-150 is perhaps one of the attention grabbers thanks to a performance-enhancing design and respectable fuel economy ratings. Others include the Toyota Tundra, and the Ram 1500.

2017 GMC Sierra 1500 Review of Trims & Body Styles

2017 GMC Sierra 1500 Denali front view, headlights, grille and alloy wheels

Three body styles are offered for the 2017 GMC Sierra 1500: Crew cab, Extended cab, and the Regular cab. Each cab is offered with unique configurations in terms of the bed length and trims. The Regular cabs are offered with base and SLE trim levels; Double cabs with base, and SLT, while the Crew cab gets the plush Denali trim model. The 2017 GMC Sierra 1500 Diesel, according to GMC, will be offered at a later date and will, in addition to offering impressive performance, offer amazing fuel economy ratings. More specs will be available on its release date.

2017 GMC Sierra 1500 Interior & Exterior Changes

2017 GMC Sierra 1500 interior, steering wheel

Some of the standard 2017 GMC Sierra 1500 accessories available include a four-inch color display, full power accessories, cruise control, dual-zone automatic climate control, chrome bumpers and grille, seventeen-inch wheels, auxiliary audio controls, adjustable front seat bench, cloth upholstery, rubber floor covering, and cruise control.

2017 GMC Sierra 1500 auto show, front view, grille, headlights and alloy wheels

Opting for the SLE gets you Bluetooth and Wi-Fi connectivity, LED cargo box lighting, stainless steel finished wheels, a color driver information display, a leather-wrapped steering wheel, an upgraded IntelliLink audio system, voice control functionality, satellite radio, adjustable driver lumbar support, and an “E-Z” lift/lower tailgate.

2017 GMC Sierra 1500 interior, leather front and back seats

The SLT steps you up with remote starting, eighteen-inch alloy wheels, heated eight-way power driver and passenger front seats, a rearview auto-dimming mirror, a trailer towing package, a 110-V power outlet, driver-seat memory settings, an anti-theft system, leather upholstery, an automatic dual-zone climate control, and power-adjustable pedals.

2017 GMC Sierra 1500 trunk

The top-of-the-line 2017 GMC Sierra 1500 Denali features a perforated leather upholstery, a locking rear differential, twenty-inch wheels, a heated steering wheel, heated and ventilated front seats, a customizable information display, assist steps, chrome exterior trim, a navigation system, and a Bose audio system.

2017 GMC Sierra 1500 Denali front angle, headlights and grille

Exterior 2017 GMC Sierra 1500 colors include Iridium Metallic, Fire Red, Bronze Alloy Metallic, Onyx Black, Summit White, and Sonoma Red Metallic.


Wheelbase: 143.5 in
Length: 229.3 in
Width: 80.0 in
Passenger volume: 136 ft³
Cargo volume: / ft³
Curb weight: 5776 lb
Top Speed: 99 mph
0-60: 5.6 sec
MPG: 15/21 (city/highway)
Available Exterior Colors: Iridium Metallic, Fire Red, Bronze Alloy Metallic, Onyx Black, Summit White, Sonoma Red Metallic
Towing Capacity: 12,000 lbs

2017 GMC Sierra 1500 Specs For The Engine

Three engines are offered beneath the hood of the 2017 GMC Sierra 1500: a 4.3L V6 rated at 285 horsepower and 305 lbs. ft. of torque, a 5.3L V8 good for 355 horsepower and 383 pounds-feet of torque, and a 6.2L V8 rated at 420 horsepower and 460 pounds-feet of torque.

2017 GMC Sierra 1500 engine

Towing capacity for the V6 stands at 7,200 pounds, the 5.3 V8 at 11,200 pounds, and that for the 6.2L V8 at a walloping 12,000 pounds.

2017 GMC Sierra 1500 Release Date & Price

2017 GMC Sierra 1500 release date

Various rumors say the new model should probably hit dealerships sometime in the second half of 2017.

The 2017 GMC Sierra 1500 Crew Cab price starts from an MSRP of $35,390, the Sierra 1500 Regular Cab from $26,670, and that for the Sierra 1500 Double Cab from $30,695.

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2017 GMC Sierra 1500 Denali front view, grille and alloy wheels

2017 GMC Sierra 1500 Denali rear view, red color, taillights and alloy wheels

2017 GMC Sierra 1500 front view, grille

2017 GMC Sierra 1500 auto show, side view, alloy wheels

2017 GMC Sierra 1500 front view, black color, grille

2017 GMC Sierra 1500 rear view, red color, taillights and tailpipe

2017 GMC Sierra 1500 interior, leather front seats, dashboard

2017 GMC Sierra 1500 interior, lcd screen

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