Though “compact crossover” may not be your first thought when GMC comes to mind, the automaker has been a strong competitor within the class thanks to models like the Terrain. Introduced in 2010, the Terrain’s main problem has been the lack of a more powerful V6 option. Likely putting an end to this critique, the 2013 GMC Terrain is available with a direct-injected 3.6L V6 that has over 300 hp at the ready. The standard engine is a 2.4L 4-cylinder that, like the V6, is paired with a six-speed automatic transmission. Though not quick by any means, the 4-cylinder does get an impressive 22/32 mpg city/highway.
The Terrain can be had in front- or all-wheel drive configurations, the former being standard. Also new for 2013, GMC is finally offering a Terrain in the top-level Denali trim.Read more »
Though still having plenty of standards, a key difference between the Terrain SLE-1 and other trims is that the SLE-1 has few options to choose from. For example, the SLE-1 is the only trim without even the option of the V6 engine, dual exhaust tips or the 2.4L’s 1500 lb trailering equipment. Yet it does come with cloth seats, two buckets up front and a 60/40 split rear bench. Besides being foldable, this functional rear seat can move fore and aft plus recline. A 7-inch high-resolution touch screen controls the six-speaker audio system that can receive input from USB/Auxiliary ports. Also, the touch screen is called upon to reveal all that is behind you when the standard rearview camera is active.
While not standard, the Terrain SLE-2 is available with the V6 engine, which GMC has given a 3500 lb towing capacity. Standards include premium cloth seats, driver 8-way power seat adjuster and a leather-wrapped steering wheel with mounted cruise and audio controls. SLE-2 drivers get automatic air-conditioning with climate control and a total of four 12-volt auxiliary power outlets. Remote keyless entry is standard with remote vehicle start optional. Along with IntelliLink, an eight-speaker Pioneer audio system is installed to complement the touch-screen and navigation is available. Eight cup-holders help keep the five-passenger Terrain free of spills and are easily seen by way of ambient lighting.
Moving up to the SLT level is when the list of standard equipment grows much longer. Features equipped on the Terrain SLT-1 include perforated leather seating, heated driver/front passenger seats, and remote vehicle start. An available Safety Package consists of forward collision alert, lane departure warning and ultrasonic rear parking assist. Outside mirrors are heated and power adjustable but must be manually folded if desired. Rails with a nice charcoal finish are installed up top for luggage. Except for the front-windshield and two forward-most side-windows, a solar ray deep-tint is applied to all the glass for increased privacy. The optional power liftgate can be customized to open to the owner’s preferred height.
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|Build & Price|
2013 GMC Terrain$21,995 | 27,679 mi
2013 GMC Terrain$22,209 | 24,584 mi
2013 GMC Terrain$22,595 | 24,501 mi
2013 GMC Terrain$22,682 | 29,031 mi
2013 GMC Terrain$22,988 | 24,989 mi
2013 GMC Terrain$22,988 | 23,247 mi
2013 GMC Terrain$22,988 | 23,329 mi
2013 GMC Terrain$23,488 | 21,709 mi
2013 GMC Terrain$23,488 | 23,002 mi
2013 GMC Terrain$23,990 | 13,320 mi
2013 GMC Terrain$25,744 | 15,855 mi
2013 GMC Terrain$26,844 | 19,781 mi
2013 GMC Terrain$26,900 | 15,599 mi
2013 GMC Terrain$27,965 | 11,196 mi
2012 GMC Terrain$23,997 | 35,913 mi
2012 GMC Terrain$25,992 | 35,187 mi
2011 GMC Terrain$17,354 | 32,976 mi
2011 GMC Terrain$18,499 | 36,252 mi
2011 GMC Terrain$18,598 | 56,750 mi
2011 GMC Terrain$18,995 | 36,566 mi
2011 GMC Terrain$20,936 | 26,122 mi
2010 GMC Terrain$17,999 | 49,079 mi
2010 GMC Terrain$18,991 | 89,141 mi
2010 GMC Terrain$19,985 | 66,774 mi
2010 GMC Terrain$19,997 | 34,161 mi
2010 GMC Terrain$19,999 | 79,690 mi
2010 GMC Terrain$20,995 | 37,872 mi
2010 GMC Terrain$24,495 | 55,365 mi
Handles like a car but has confusing infotainment system.
Can't get a V6 but can get a lot of cargo space.
Cousins of the Terrain with less features but lower price.
Impressive interior space but the engine leaves you wanting.