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2013 GMC Terrain Overview

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2013 GMC Terrain Overview

What’s New for the 2013 GMC Terrain

A new powertrain is in the cards for the 2013 GMC Terrain with a larger, stronger V6 engine. The SUV will also be equipped with an updated touchscreen audio interface with smartphone app integration and a brand new, top-level Denali trim level.

AWARDS: 2013 GMC Terrain Named Consumers Digest Best Buy

2013 GMC Terrain Exterior

GMC is known for its rugged styling and the exterior of the 2013 Terrain is no exception. With bold angles and sharp lines, this SUV puts forward an aggressive silhouette that is easy to love. Add the prominent grille in all its chromed-out glory and you’ve got one SUV that is the perfect mixture of ruggedly handsome and gracefully elegant.

2013 GMC Terrain Performance

Each 2013 Terrain comes standard with a 2.4 –liter four-cylinder engine that generates 182 horsepower and 172 lb-ft of torque. This powertrain comes with standard six-speed automatic and front-wheel-drive, though all-wheel-drive is optional.
Also available on any Terrain but the SLE-1 is a 3.6-liter V6 that almost doubles the power with 301 hp and 272 lb-ft of torque. A six-speed automatic transmission is also standard along with front-wheel-drive, which allows the SUV to two up to 3,500 pounds. Only the V6 Denali is available with all-wheel-drive, though.

2013 GMC Terrain Efficiency

For the four-cylinder, front-wheel-drive Terrain, fuel economy is rated at 26 mpg combined, while the all-wheel-drive drops slightly to 23 mpg combined. The V6 is rated at 20 mpg combined for the front-wheel-drive models and 19 combined for the all-wheel-drive.

2013 GMC Terrain Interior

The interior of the GMC Terrain defies the philosophy of the GMC brand—rather than the typical rugged cabin associated with the brand, the Terrain has an elegant feeling to it. Graceful curves highlight this sophisticated styling, while the gauges and controls have a soft blue backlighting, adding that touch of class that every car’s interior needs. A 7-inch color touchscreen comes standard on all Terrains, showcasing an audio system with a customized menu that connects to the IntelliLink system, which provides consumers with Bluetooth streaming audio. The lack of sound within the interior is also phenomenal, making it easy for those in the comfortable, roomy back seats to fall asleep.

AWARDS: 2013 GMC Terrain Named Best Mid-Size Crossover by Texas Auto Writers Association

2013 GMC Terrain Safety

Standard safety features such as antilock brakes, stability and traction control, multiple airbags, GM’s OnStar emergency telematics system, and a rearview camera helped the Terrain earn a government crash testing rating of four out of five possible stars in overall crash protection. The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety gave the SUV its highest possible rating of “Good” in its frontal-offset, side-impact, and roof-strength tests. Other available safety features include lane departure warning, collision warning, rear park assist, blind spot monitoring, and cross-traffic alert.