2013 GMC Terrain Denali AWD: A Brief Review

The 2013 GMC Terrain Denali AWD is considered as the range-topping model included on the Terrain’s lineup for this year. This is because the vehicle is loaded with a lot of features that makes it more upscale and able to provide a more spirited performance compared to some of its siblings.

Under the hood, the 2013 GMC Terrain Denali AWD is powered by a new engine which is the 3.6-liter V6 mated to a 6-speed automatic transmission. This is capable of generating the maximum power output of up to 301 horsepower and 272 lb.-ft. of torque. Although the maximum power output produced by the engine is quite impressive, most of the buyers of the 2013 GMC Terrain Denali will most likely feel this since the engine will be involved in tugging the vehicle’s relatively heavy weight which is around 4,200 lbs.

When viewed outside, the 2013 GMC Terrain Denali flaunts an attractive exterior design. Its blocky and muscular shoulders make the vehicle look reliable. Unfortunately, the 2013 GMC Terrain Denali lacks the cleaner and more elegant lines found on the Chevrolet Equinox. The Denali might have looked better with these fine lines on.

Unfortunately, the interior design of the 2013 GMC Terrain Denali AWD is not as impressive as its exterior layout. In fact, a lot of car experts believe that the vehicle’s interior appearance is not worth its sticker price. Buyers would most likely find a lot of hard plastics inside the cabin. Fortunately, General Motors has equipped the Terrain Denali heated and leather-covered seats in front. Both of these are comfortable and provide the needed support. Given the last set of characteristics, many buyers might also appreciate the Terrain Denali’s interior despite of the visible flaws.

As of the present, the 2013 GMC Terrain Denali AWD is sold at a base price of $36,275. This is expected to compete with domestic competitors such as the Lincoln MKX and the Ford Edge. Aside from that, this will also go head to head with other imported models such as the Acura RDX, Lexus RX 350, BMW X3, Audi Q5, and Volvo XC60.

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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.

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