2013 GMC Terrain: A Brief Review

The 2013 GMC Terrain is expected to become a popular choice among buyers who are after for a compact crossover which offers a strong V-6 engine option and flaunts a premium style. Aside from that, a lot of car experts currently admire this vehicle for its attractive and quiet cabin, spacious backseat, and its capability to provide a comfortable as well as sophisticated ride. Unfortunately, these car experts have noticed that this compact crossover offers an estimated cargo space which is smaller compared to some of closest competitors and this could serve as one of the vehicle’s downsides.
In order to provide a clearer picture of the vehicle, this article provides some of the significant features of the 2013 GMC Terrain such as the following.
  1. Available engine options

The 2013 GMC Terrain will most likely be offered with two engine options. The first option is the base 2.4-liter 4-cylinder engine which is capable of generating up to 182 horsepower. This is mated to a 6-speed automatic transmission and expected to provide a highway rating of 32 miles per gallon on the highway.

The second option is the direct-injected 3.6-liter V-6 engine that generates a maximum power output of 301 horsepower and 272 lb.-ft. of torque.  This is mated to a 6-speed automatic transmission and expected to provide the fuel economy ratings of 17 miles per gallon in the city and 24 miles per gallon on the highway.

The 3.6-liter V-6 serves as the replacement for the 3.0-liter V-6 that was used on the outgoing model. The new engine is expected to generate more power than the previous. The good thing is that the new engine’s fuel economy ratings are still the same as what the outgoing engine had provided.

  1. Interior Features

The 2013 GMC Terrain offers an attractive and elegant interior. The vehicle has also obtained the upgraded leather upholstery, ambient lighting, and wood trim. In addition to this, the Terrain gained a number of additional standard features such as the power seats in front, Bluetooth integration for smartphones, power liftgate, lane departure warning, and forward collision warning system.

  1. Exterior Features

The 2013 GMC Terrain will be offered with new headlights and taillights, 18- or 19-inch wheels, and chromed grille.


About Marty Bay

Marty Bay is the Lead Writer and Editor for VPM Automotive. He has researched and reviewed 100s of cars, and writes extensively about car technologies.


  1. I love the look and feel of the 2013 Denali Terrain, but you can’t drive it with the windows down. With the windows down, you get a womp-womp noise that gets louder as you go faster. Over 45mph, the noise is so bad it actually hurts your ears.

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