The last time the GMC Terrain was updated was in 2022. The SUV arrived for the model year with updated styling, wireless smartphone compatibility, a new AT4 trim, and updates to the SUV’s powertrain lineup. After the recent updates, we believe the upcoming 2023 GMC Terrain will be a carryover model. The SUV is expected to be redesigned in 2024.
For 2022, GMC updated the Terrain’s design. The SUV received reshaped headlights, revised taillights, and a new front fascia. New wheel designs round out the changes. The current Terrain wears C-shaped headlights that sit beside an enormous grille. Along the side, the SUV has rugged body cladding and a clear window on the C-pillar to give the appearance of an elongated body. C-shaped taillights give the Terrain a cohesive look. The 2023 GMC Terrain should retain the same overall design as the current SUV that’s on sale.
The interior of the current Terrain features a straightforward design that’s inspired by GMC’s trucks. Large dials, clearly labeled buttons, and a simple design make the cabin easy to use. The center console also houses the pushbuttons for the transmission, which creates more storage compartments in the center console. The Terrain has low-quality materials and rough plastics that stop the SUV from feeling like an upscale option. As a carryover model, the 2023 Terrain will have the same interior design as the 2022 model.
On the tech front, we expect the 2023 GMC Terrain to be available with the same features as the current model on sale. That means a seven-inch touchscreen, wireless Android Auto and Apple CarPlay, a Wi-Fi hot spot, Bluetooth, four USB ports, and six audio speakers will be standard. Available features include an eight-inch touchscreen, navigation, a seven-speaker Bose audio system, satellite radio, and a wireless charging pad.
Just like the current Terrain that’s on sale, the 2023 model is expected to be available with one powertrain. The SUV should come standard with a turbocharged 1.5-liter four-cylinder engine that produces 170 horsepower and 203 pound-feet of torque. A nine-speed automatic transmission is standard, as is front-wheel drive. The Terrain is available with all-wheel drive as an option.
GMC offers the current Terrain with forward collision warning, automatic emergency braking, lane departure warning, lane-keeping assist, pedestrian detection, a Teen Driver system, and automatic high-beam assist as standard equipment. Available features include blind-spot monitoring, rear cross-traffic alert, lane change alert, park assist, a head-up display, and adaptive cruise control.