Used 2016 GMC Terrain Denali Review

Used 2016 GMC Terrain Denali Review

Today we’re taking a look at the 2016 GMC Terrain Denali Edition. So how do we know this is the Denali and not just the basic run-of-the-mill terrain? Well, it’s got a lot of chrome for one. It also has a special. 

So under the hood here is a 3.6 liter v6. It’s good for up to 301 horsepower. And in this particular vehicle, it powers all four wheels through an all-wheel drive system. Now, because it has all-wheel drive and it. Almost 4,000 pounds. You’re looking at the economy around 16 in the city. 23 on the freeway.

In the back is a power liftgate. You can use it either by hitting the button there or hitting the remote. What you have inside is a trunk space that is fairly useful for a compact crossover. We got a spare tire under there, a sub over, and a couple of cubbies.

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With the seats down, we have a bed that isn’t completely flat, which would be ideal, but it is still very useful.

Okay, so the magic word for the backseat is spacious. I have tons of room here. I even have quite a lot of headroom considering I’m six foot one. If I need to power my iPad, there is a 12-volt socket down there, and then I also have a place to stick my iPads or magazine and put my drink. Excellent. Jeeps Drive on.

Okay. Once inside we are greeted with an interior that you would kind of expect with the badge Denali on this vehicle. Let’s go ahead and start it up.

Now, this car does come with a navigation system that is a touchscreen. It’s fairly easy to use, but it, it is so far recessed. I feel like my hand is kind of going into a place that it shouldn’t be which is a little bit. But with all the basic functionalities there, I can go to navigation. Now let’s go ahead and search star Starbucks.

Done and it shows there are 15 nearby and there we go. Navigation. Start guidance.

Now let’s look at some other features here. We have navigation, we have XM Radio, Pandora, Stitcher all the stuff that you would kind of expect in a modern system. I can change the tone, EQ, manual, and all that stuff. This does feature a Pioneer sound system, so it’s not your run-of-the-mill setup. I can also do weather, which comes over xm.

It is currently sunny and 50 degrees. I can also look at movies to see what movies are playing nearby.

The air con is right down here. It has, oh, that’s actually a really nice feeling knob. It’s this real rubberized texture. We have all these little buttons in here. I do have heated seats, of course, cuz this is a luxury-class car. Now the transmission is a six-speed automatic, and as I said before, this baby powers all four wheels through the all-wheel drive.

Now in the center cluster here, I do kind of like how they’ve gone. Really basic. We have tacked on the left, speedo on the right, and then we have a multi-inform cluster in the middle that gives you all of your traditional kind of information that can toggle through here. Oil live, tire pressure. I can switch to American or Canadian units.

Sure. Now the steering wheel actually really like they’ve managed to fit a lot of stuff in here. Adding on a bunch of extra buttons. We have the collision alert system here where I can toggle between the different levels of collision notification. I can also enable and disable lane departure as well as turn on that cruise control feature that we got right there.

Like all modern cars, this vehicle does feature a rear backup camera, and it’s a nice big one that also shows the angle of the steering wheel. Another feature it has is a rear cross-traffic alert where it’ll gimme a tone if a vehicle is crossing behind. So that’s a tour of the front. Let’s go ahead and take this car out on the road and see how it does.

Once on the road, the terrain hustles up to 60 miles per hour without much fanfare. Thanks to the throaty V six at Full Cruise. The seats are comfortable and the visibility is quite good. And in light of its working-class upbringing. Let’s not forget the GMC terrain we tested also comes with the full suite of active safety technology. It is a nice addition.

Key competitors like the Lexus NX or even the Hyundai Tucson may be all new, but nothing looks the business like this terrain Denali, thanks to copious amounts of. And an angled jaw that would make even Bruce Campbell jealous. And that’s probably why GMC moves over 100,000 terrains annually. Find out about the Used 2016 GMC Terrain Denali for sale here in our Used Ames Cars inventory. Also be sure to check out our Used 2013 Land Rover Range Rover 4WD 4DR HSE review and Used 2020 Chevrolet Equinox AWD 4dr LT w/2FL Review here!