I shouldn’t have liked this truck as much as I did.
In the weeks that have passed since I drove around this black beauty I’ve caught myself eyeing its brothers and sisters on the roads and sending a knowing wink in the direction of their drivers.
We now share a secret.
We all know what you wouldn’t imagine: Behind the intimidating exterior of this rugged GMC Terrain Denali is a truck that’s fun to drive.
And it’s not just the fact that you’re up good and high when you’re doing it.
It’s the way it feels from the moment you step up into the driver’s seat: Like a luxury car.
With great pickup on the highway and a smooth comfortable ride wherever you are, it was a truck I could learn to love for a long long time.
The fact that it also has plenty of storage, blind spot alerts and the must have iPhone connector also added to its charms. The kids gave a thumbs up to the well-appointed back seats and I loved that despite driving all across town I only had to fill up once for the week.
The cons: I turned off the “collision alert” and “lane departure” signals pretty quickly. I found it too sensitive and often inaccurate. It was an easy fix – with a push of a button or two- and then I was back to sinking into my comfy pilot seat chair and winking at oncoming traffic.
The GMC Terrain Denali model that I drove has an MSRP of $39,935. The base model has an MSRP of $28,695. For more information visit www.gm.ca