Another model car from GMC’s second best-seller, the Terrain Series, the 2016 Denali compact crossover received somewhat few ‘enhancements’, relatively smaller updates that never escaped the observing eyes of its critiques, compared to the series’ overall former designs.
Unlike the former ones, the 2016 model exhibits a pretty much rounded appearance in place of hunky, bulkier ‘Hummer’ look. Though it still looks masculine, the cameras never fail to gaze into its softer look. LED lights and revised version of the bumpers in front and rear decorate the shiny outside. And it has more chrome than ever, therefore gaining a much better approval from the testers, comparing to the former models of the said series.
Being a five-seater (yes, it doesn’t have a third or rear seat), it does give more space for passengers and cargo, giving a justifiably comfortable interior than the SUVs with the traditional cramped-up seating arrangement. The seven-inch GPS touch-screen now has better graphics. It also employs free connectivity from Apple’s SiRi Eyes and a 4G LTE OnStar Wifi connection. You can also have GMC’s IntelliLink as an optional add-on for the price of $495.
- Category : Compact Crossover/SUV
- Engine : DOHC 24-valve V-6, aluminum block and heads, direct fuel injection
- Transmission : 6-speed automatic with manual shifting mode
- Drivetrain : AWD
- Power : 301 hp @ 6500 rpm
- Torque : 272 lb-ft @ 4800 rpm
- 0-60 mph : 6.3 seconds
- Top Speed : 118 mph
- Mileage : (city) 16 MPG; (highway) 23 MPG
- Price : starting at $38,550 to$41,215 (as tested)