While diesel is fairly common as an option for small vehicles, it's not readily available for many SUV models. One exception is the 2018 diesel GMC Terrain, according to Fremont Motors.
The 2018 Terrain has a 1.6-liter turbocharged, 137-horsepower DOHC diesel engine and a Hydra-Matic six-speed automatic transmission. Front-wheel and all-wheel drive versions are available, with fuel economy about the same for both. It can also run on B20 biodiesel fuel.
The diesel option isn't available on all Terrain trim levels; at the moment, it's offered for the SLE and SLT mid-level trims. The SLE has heated front seats, a powered liftgate, and powered driver's seat, remote start and two climate zones. Auto stop and start also helps save fuel. HID headlamps offer great illumination.
The SLT has leather seats, a heated steering wheel, a memory feature for the driver's seat and exterior mirrors, as well as a universal home remote. The infotainment screen is 8 inches in the SLT, an inch larger than the SLE version. A six-way powered passenger seat with lumbar support is part of the package as well. The SLT also has fog lamps and heated exterior mirrors.
Other new features for the Terrain include a fold-flat front passenger seat, available Apple CarPlay and AndroidAuto, and driver alert packages such as rear parking assist, lane-change alerts and a side blind-zone alert. Additional high-tech safety options are also available.
The 2018 diesel Terrains start at just over $34,000. Feel free to check one out at the Fremont Motors GMC dealership in Riverton, Wyoming.