2022 GMC Terrain Changes Include Rugged AT4 Version

Christian Wardlaw | Mar 23, 2021

If you’re wondering what’s new for the 2022 GMC Terrain, the answer is plenty. A compact 5-passenger crossover SUV, the 2022 Terrain receives styling updates, enhanced infotainment system capabilities, and a new off-road-themed Terrain AT4 model. 

2022 GMC Terrain AT4 White Front Quarter View

Adding the Terrain AT4 to the mix means the 2022 Terrain lineup now includes SLE, SLT, AT4, and Denali trim levels, with a popular Elevation blacked-out appearance package continuing for SLE and SLT trims. 

Each 2022 Terrain has a turbocharged 1.5-liter 4-cylinder engine making 170 horsepower and 203 pound-feet of torque. It drives the front wheels or all four wheels through a 9-speed automatic transmission. This year, Terrain owners can defeat the automatic engine stop/start system if they prefer to drive with it turned off. 

The Terrain’s previously-available 2.0-liter turbocharged engine, a gem of a power plant, went on hiatus before the 2021 model year. GMC did not mention its return in the documentation for the 2022 Terrain.

Styling changes include a new front end with standard LED headlights, a revised front bumper, and a bolder grille. The LED taillights are also new, and GMC has redesigned the Terrain’s wheels. Four new paint colors debut. 

Inside, new trim and fabric selections are available. GMC also adds standard wireless Apple CarPlay and wireless Android Auto, while the upscale Terrain Denali gets a new 8-inch driver information display and a new head-up display (HUD). The HUD is an option with SLT and AT4 trim.

Choose the Terrain AT4, and you’ll get a steel front skid plate, black wheels shod with more aggressive-looking tires, and lots of gray cladding to protect the SUV’s lower perimeter. But, this SUV remains a low-riding crossover, so the Terrain AT4 is still best used on the pavement rather than off of it.

GMC says the 2022 Terrain release date is the summer of 2021 for all versions except the Denali. The luxury-leaning Terrain goes on sale in the fall of 2021.

GMC is the source of information for this article. It was accurate on March 23, 2021, but it may have changed since that date.

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