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The GMC Terrain is the smallest and most affordable SUV in the brand’s lineup. It’s the mechanical twin of the Chevy Equinox but has a unique personality. In typical GMC fashion, the Terrain pulls off a style and driving character that’s both premium and rugged.

There are four distinct trims available in the GMC Terrain lineup. The Denali trim is fancy, and the AT4 model is a capable off-roader, but the most popular trim of the Terrain is a more practical choice.

What are the trim levels of the 2024 GMC Terrain?

The base SLE trim of the GMC Terrain starts at $28,700. Like every other Terrain, it’s powered by a 1.5-liter turbocharged four-cylinder engine rated at 175 horsepower and 203 lb-ft of torque. Output is sent to the front or all four wheels via a nine-speed automatic transmission.

Standard features include a Traction Select System, signature GMC C-shaped LED lighting, a 7-inch infotainment system with wireless Android Auto and Apple CarPlay, premium cloth seating, automatic climate control, and a Teen Driver mode.

The standard GMC Pro Safety system bundles driver assistance tech features like automatic emergency braking, lane-keep assist, a following distance indicator, and automatic high beams.

Upgrading to the SLT trim adds some excellent features while keeping the pricing reasonable. It starts at $32,700 and adds a hands-free power liftgate, leather seating, heated front seats, a heated steering wheel, a fold-flat front passenger seat, a memory driver’s seat, a 110V power outlet, dual-zone automatic climate control, ambient interior lighting, an 8-inch infotainment system, remote start, and a universal garage door opener.

The upper trims of the Terrain

The rugged AT4 trim ($35,495) is the most capable off-roader in the 2024 GMC Terrain lineup. It has standard all-wheel drive, an off-road drive mode, a front steel skid plate, 17-inch gloss black wheels, and the GMC Pro Safety Plus system with blind-spot monitoring, rear cross-traffic alert, adaptive cruise control, and rear parking sensors.

Finally, the loaded Denali trim ($38,600) is the pinnacle of the Terrain lineup. It has many of the features that come with the AT4 model, like AWD, GMC Pro Safety Plus, and a hands-free power liftgate plus a head-up display, a Bose seven-speaker audio system, a premium suspension system, 19-inch bright machined aluminum wheels, chrome exterior trim, navigation, front parking sensors, and a wireless charging pad.

Which is the most popular trim level of the 2024 GMC Terrain?

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The most popular trim of the 2024 GMC Terrain is the mid-range SLT trim, according to Edmunds. This makes sense since it arguably provides the best bang for the buck in this SUV’s lineup. Heated leather seats, a bigger screen, and a hands-free power liftgate with a starting price below $33k make it a great buy in a competitive class of compact SUVs.

Incidentally, critics are a bit split on which trim is the best buy. Car and Driver recommends the base SLE trim, and MotorTrend prefers the AT4 model. Autotrader, however, agrees with buyers on the SLT being the best value.