The GMC Terrain is a well-loved truck for a good reason. The GMC Terrain’s standard engine is a 1.5-liter turbocharged gasoline engine that delivers 170 hp and 203 lb-ft of torque for plenty of towing power.
Behind the GMC Terrain wheel, General Motors has equipped the Terrain with some of the best technology available to drive snow and ice as safely as possible. For example, a programmable, hands-free power tailgate helps with loading and unloading. A power passenger seat and heated steering wheel are among the other features.
GMC Terrain Towing Capacity
The 2020 GMC Terrain has a towing capacity of up to 3,500 pounds, but it really depends on the trim model and year and options. But here is the thing: those options and including things like AWD can increase the vehicle’s weight, reduce fuel efficiency, and reduce the weight it can tow. So you should consult the GMC owner’s manual for the manufacturer towing capacity for your particular Terrain.
Hitch installation is expected to start at around $300 and cost up to $800.
The trailer hitch is the best way to haul your boat, bike, or other equipment. Here is the most popular option for GMC Terrain.
Best Trailer Hitch for GMC Terrain: CURT 13591 Trailer Hitch
Fits: 2010-2017 GMC Terrain | All
This particular custom class 3 hitch fits specific years of the Chevy Equinox, GMC Terrain, Pontiac Torrent, and Saturn Vue. This Chevy / Pontiac / Saturn / GMC hitch is stringently tested following SAE J684 to ensure a weight carrying capacity of 3,500 lbs. gross trailer weight and 350 lbs. tongue weight. It is compatible with a weight-distribution hitch to provide more stable towing. It also features a 2″ receiver tube opening to accept a ball mount or other hitch accessories with a 2’s x 2″ shank.
From class 1 to class 5, all CURT custom-fit receiver hitches are made in the USA to ensure quality from design to finish. CURT custom hitch designs are thoroughly tested at their in-house testing facility in Detroit, MI. They offer a lifetime warranty as well.
GMC Terrain Trailer Hitch Installation
The installation is fairly simple. Most people do it themselves. I do recommend having a second set of hands to assist with lifting it into place. You can do this with the vehicle on the ground.
On the GMC Terrain, you will need to remove the center panel to provide clearance for the hitch to be installed, and be careful not to get any debris in the weld nuts.