2018 GMC Terrain Denali Test Drive: Touring Yellowstone in Style

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Once we arrived at Old Faithful, we found that we were a bit too early to watch an eruption, but we still had fun walking around the park area.

Continuing on to the Jackson Hole Four Seasons hotel in Wyoming, we observed so much beauty along the way. We passed a sign that mentioned ‘cascades’, so we had to get out and see what that entailed. From a wooden platform built on the side of a cliff, we observed a gorgeous waterfall running down to a river at the bottom (phenomenal).

2018 GMC Terrain Denali Test Drive: Touring Yellowstone in Style

If I could have had an entire week in and around Yellowstone, that would have been just fine with me; there are so many side roads and things to see — one day just wasn’t enough time. Ah well, now we’ll just have to go back (and bring the kids).

The town of Jackson Hole was beautiful, albeit a bit touristy. Kev and I stopped to look in one of the gift stores lining the road, and I was tempted to load up on souvenirs, but I refrained. It was fun to window shop, though.

The Four Seasons turned out to be built on the side of the Grand Tetons attached to a ski resort. I can only imagine how amazing it is to stay there during ski season, as the lifts are right outside the hotel.

As we were enjoying our smooth and sure ride in the Terrain, Kev and I played a guessing game, trying to figure out how much the Terrain might cost. Knowing that it was a Denali, I was expecting something in the mid $50s; his first guess was $60K, but since there was no window sticker in the glovebox (and we didn’t have internet service for much of the ride so I could Google prices), we just weren’t sure. At one point, Kev said that if we ever needed to replace our Yukon Denali XL with something else, maybe we should consider the Terrain; not knowing what the price might be, I laughed and said sure.

2018 GMC Terrain Denali Test Drive: Touring Yellowstone in Style

We were both aiming way too high, price-wise. The 2018 GMC Terrain Denali starts at $39,270; the fully loaded model we drove comes in at $44,350 including a $975 destination charge. That seemed reasonable for the amenities and the tech included in the vehicle. Even better, the Terrain Denali is rated at 21 mpg in the city and 29 mpg on the highway; the average is listed as 23 mpg.

You can learn more about the 2018 GMC Terrain Denali .

Disclosure: GMC paid for my travel, room, and meals; there were no conditions or expectations made regarding what I chose to write about with regard to my experience.

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About the Author

Judie Lipsett Stanford
I've had a fascination with all types of gadgets and gizmos since I was a child, beginning with the toy robot that my grandmother gave my brother - which I promptly "relieved him of" in 1973. I'm a self-professed gadget magpie. I can't tell you how everything works, but I'm known world-wide for using a product until I have a full understanding of what it does, what its limitations are, and if it excels in any given area — or not.