Compact SUVs have become one of the most popular model choices in America today. Drivers seem to like the combination of roomy interiors, improved ground clearance, solid fuel economy, and maneuverability. But what if you want something more? If you are one of those people who wants to cut loose when Born to be Wild comes on the car stereo, then the average compact SUV just isn’t going to cut it for you. As John Kay of Steppenwolf sings, “Get your motor running, head out on the highway, looking for adventure in whatever comes our way.” Your average crossover is just not going to have the horsepower or features to “fire all of your guns at once and explode into space.”
This is why GMC introduced the AT4 off-road trim to the Terrain model. GMC knew there were drivers like you who wanted to break free from the mundane and, like a true nature’s child, go out into the wild. This is why there is only one choice if you need a compact SUV for your weekly driver than can also be ready to handle your weekend adventures. This is why you need a 2024 GMC Terrain AT4.
An Engine to Make Heavy Metal Thunder
The 2024 GMC Terrain AT4 comes with equipped with a powerful and efficient 1.5L Turbo I-4 gas engine paired with a Hydra-Matic 9T45 nine-speed automatic transmission. The engine has a dual overhead camshaft configuration with four valves for each cylinder. GMC has given the engine variable valve timing and automatic stop/start to improve fuel economy. The transmission features electronic precision shift, so you can emulate the performance of a manual transmission without the hassle of working a clutch. As a result, this powertrain uses direct fuel injection to deliver 175 horsepower and 203 lb-ft of torque.
Fuel economy is solid on the 2024 Terrain AT4. Drivers will get 23 miles per gallon in city driving conditions, and 28 miles per gallon when you are able to open it up on the highway. Unlike far too many crossovers, the Terrain AT4 is going to give you speed and acceleration you want and need. This model will get you from 0 to 60 miles per hour in a blistering 6.8 seconds, with a top speed of 132 miles per hour. It can also handle cornering well at speed, completing the standing quarter-mile in just 15.3 seconds at 93 miles per hour. This kind of performance is unmatched by most compact SUV models.
Take the Wilderness in a Love Embrace With Standard Off-Road Features
As befitting its off-road orientation, GMC has given the Terrain AT4 standard all-wheel drive. This will help provide just the right amount of torque to each wheel, reducing skids and improving traction. The transmission features a traction select system with off-road mode. This will deliver excellent performance when you want to get closer to nature in your GMC Terrain AT4.
The 2024 Terrain AT4 rides on a set on 17-inch glass black aluminum wheels wrapped with a set of all-season tires. GMC has given this model a slight suspension lift, providing a useful 7.9 inches of ground clearance. This will help get you up and over most obstacles. The Terrain AT4 features a skid plate to shield the engine compartment in case you make contact while getting over a log or large rock formation in your adventures.
Sometimes you encounter ground fog or decide to go off-roading in the evening. If this happens, the standard set of fog lamps on the Terrain AT4 will help you get safely through your latest adventure. Once you are back on the road, you can shutdown the foggers and rely primarily on the LED headlamps.
You Can Climb So High in the Terrain AT4’s Interior
You and your passengers are going to be riding inside of a cabin that is roomy, comfortable, and connected. The 2024 Terrain AT4 delivers on all of these requirements.
GMC has designed the Terrain to provide over 103 cubic feet of passenger space. This gives your front row passengers 40.9 inches of legroom and 39.7 inches to those seated in back. In fact, you can comfortably fit up to five passengers inside of the Terrain AT4 and still have plenty of room in back for all of your belongings. This is because the Terrain can fit up to 29.6 cu.ft. of cargo inside of its trunk. Fold down the back seats and the cargo area expands to 63.3 cu.ft. GMC has also made it easy to load and unload with a standard hands-free programmable power liftgate on the Terrain AT4 model.
The seats on the Terrain AT4 feature perforated leather. This are jet black in color, look as good as they feel, and are specially designed for this model, with the AT4 logo embroidered into them. The front seats are power adjustable and heated, which will come in handy on cold mornings and cool evenings out on the trail. There are also all-weather floor mats that can be easily removed for cleaning after a weekend spent camping out in your 2024 GMC Terrain AT4.
GMC helps you and your passengers stay connected with the GMC Infotainment System. This features an eight-inch diagonal touchscreen, and allows you to connect your phones using wireless Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, so you can stay in touch even if you leave your charging cables at home. This enables you to make hands-free calls and texts, and to stream your favorite music and apps right from your phone. The Terrain AT4 has a six-speaker audio system, but you can upgrade to a Bose premium audio system with seven speakers. You can also get a built-in navigation system in your GMC Infotainment System as well.
The 2024 Terrain also lets you keep your devices charged up with plenty of USB-C ports throughout the vehicle. In addition, the Terrain has a built-in Wi-Fi hotspot that will give you internet connectivity wherever your adventures take you.
Keeping You Safe When You’re Racing With the Wind
The 2024 Terrain AT4 features the GMC Pro Safety Plus set of advanced driver assistance systems. These are in addition to the standard GMC Pro Safety features included on all models of the Terrain, making this model one of the safest in this model’s lineup.
One of the biggest hassles for many drivers is changing lanes on a busy highway. Too often, we have another motorist sitting in our vehicle’s blind spot. We only become aware of them when we try to change lanes and either they honk their horn at us, or worse, collide with us as we move over. The Terrain AT4 has Lane Change Alert with Side Blind Zone Alert. This will let you know if there is a vehicle driving in your Terrain AT4’s blind spot when you signal to change lanes. Similarly, this can occur when you go to back out of a parking spot. While the standard HD rear vision camera will let you know what is within the range of the camera, the Rear Cross Traffic Alert will let you know if there is a vehicle or pedestrian about to cross from behind your vehicle that you don’t see.
If you are like many drivers, you may not enjoy parallel parking. While the Terrain’s compact dimensions help in this regard, it can still be difficult on a busy main street or in a tight spot. The Terrain AT4 features has Rear Park Assist. This will let you know if you are coming close to another object by emitting a series of sounds, preventing you from damaging your vehicle’s rear fender.
With these and other standard driver assistance features, you will be able to get places in your Terrain AT4 safely and easily. These are the kind of systems that come in handy whether you are using your Terrain to get to and from work, or going out on the trail for a fun-filled weekend of off-roading.
The 2024 GMC Terrain AT4 Is Born to be Wild
If you are ready to make the move from the standard compact SUV to one that is built for adventure, then you should make your next model a 2024 GMC Terrain AT4. This is one vehicle that will help you with your daily drive, as well as give you the ability to fill your weekends with thrills. The Terrain AT4 can handle this while giving you exceptional performance, solid fuel economy, and superior safety.