2017 GMC Terrain Nightfall Edition Review, Price

Black is back. Be it suits, ties, boots, mobiles or cars – black is what defines shut-up-and-ogle. ‘Nightfall’ – there’s something serenely dark and alluring about it. And this 2017 GMC Terrain Nightfall Edition is a realisation of everything that ‘black’ can be. And there’s a lot more to it than meets the eye.

2017 GMC Terrain Nightfall Edition - front

2017 GMC Terrain Nightfall Edition – Looks and Shape

The name suggests something special, something above the ordinary. And this GMC Terrain Nightfall Edition 2017 looks just that. Black all the way outside. As far as exterior modifications are concerned, everything comes in the dark hue and beautifully too.

Contrasting dark with a light is a worked out fashion; pure black is the call of the day. Look at the car, just look at it and keep looking. The only things shining about it would be the front and rear lamps, rims, window borders and the fog lights. And the rest is sight for sore eyes.

The 2017 GMC Terrain Nightfall Edition itself is a well-contoured muscle bulging just that much at just the right places. The 3 layer grille sporting GMCs’ logo is powerfully detailed in a dark matter metal mesh. Edges around it are dark compared to the other packages. A stacked up front fender houses the fog lamps on either side bordering over dark caves which are air intakes.

Bulges on the wheel arches with masochist curves merge smoothly with a body-line silhouetted just as the word ‘Nightfall’ suggests with a subtle shine.

The whole theme carries over inside, plush in the same hue, only contrasted here and there with some metal accents. Dark leather upholstery and stitches, similar upscale plastic, well-accentuated dashboard – the first-time look inside this 2017 GMC Terrain Nightfall Edition would leave anyone awestruck with its regal silence.

2017 GMC Terrain Nightfall Edition - interior

2017 GMC Terrain Nightfall Edition – A lot of New Features

This is package is exclusively available on SLE-2 and SLT trims. The package itself includes among the noticeable features:

  1. Charcoal grille with black gloss body paints and accents.
  2. Charcoal luggage rails.
  3. Black front plus rear end accents with black gloss rear license plate trim.
  4. Heated power-adjustable black gloss manually folding mirrors.
  5. Body paint door handles.
  6. 18″ aluminium wheels with black gloss accents.

GMC has done a laudable job in getting the right details modified to make this vehicle look as good as it can and even a bit more maybe; and that too, at a complete package which would make the buyer just $795 more broke – a packaging master-class.

The SLT-2 and SLT trims both come with a powerful 2.4-liter VVT (Variable Valve Timing) SIDI (Spark-Ignition Direct-Injection) engine with a 6 Speed Auto and FWD.

  • Engine Output – 182 hp @6700 rpm and 172 lb-ft@4900.
  • EPA – 32 mpg (Combined.)

2017 GMC Terrain Nightfall Edition - rear

Infotainment specs include among the mentionable features:

  • IntelliLink with an optional Color Touch Navigation add-on upgrade.
  • Premium Pioneer 8-speaker System.
  • SiriusXM Sat Radio.
  • OnStar 4G/LTE.

Over all of these features, the 2017 GMC Terrain Nightfall Edition SLT trim has:

  • Perforated Leather attenuated upholstery.
  • Heated driver plus front passenger seats.
  • Remote Vehicle-Start.
  • Chrome Luggage Rails.
  • Chrome Exterior Appearance Package.

All-in-all, this 2017 GMC Terrain Nightfall Edition is essentially a gorgeous black beast of a machine to have. And, given its moderate price, especially the Nightfall package itself, GMC might be looking at overvaluing its 2015 record sales of 110,000 plus Terrains.


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