What’s New with the 2023 GMC Terrain?

What's New with the 2023 GMC Terrain

The new 2023 GMC Terrain, the smallest offering in the carmaker’s SUV line, has some exciting new developments in store for customers. You’ll see several new colors across the line, as well as a brand-new top-level trim.

New Denali Trim Redefines GMC Luxury

The GMC Terrain’s Denali trim offers an abundance of standard conveniences that appeal to small-SUV lovers who expect plenty to choose from. The new Denali Black Diamond Edition is no mere excuse to jack up the price tag for a couple of knobs and cupholders. This new entry ups the ante with everything from a 360-degree camera system to a panoramic moonroof and darkened 19-inch wheels.

A new coat of Ebony Twilight Metallic black paint is also available, announcing to the car-buying public that there’s a bold new model for the small SUV niche. A new turbo 1.5-liter 4-cylinder engine can generate 175 horsepower, a welcome enticement for SUV drivers seeking a peppier engine for those morning and afternoon commutes, and more torque (203 lbs-ft) for hauling and towing.

Modified Price Tag

With small SUV entrants from Toyota and Ford also receiving upgrades, the GMC Terrain is priced to compete. There’s a $1,500 increase across the trim lineup, with the base-model FWD edition starting at just under $33,000. Off-roaders will appreciate the $37,395 AT4 trim, with a build tailor-made for those who love getting into the trails and tree lines (AWD is standard on the AT4). The Denali trim stickers for just under $40,000.

Features and Options

Features and options include an all-wheel-drive powertrain for the SLE and SLT models. Smartphone integration is standard across the entire line with Android Auto and Apple CarPlay. A new head-up display is optional with the SLT and AT4 and comes standard on the Denali trim. The Black Diamond’s package also includes self-parking and a powered sunroof.

Conveniences include a powered liftgate with programmable heights (optional in the SLE). Wi-Fi comes standard and is part of an infotainment system that includes Bluetooth and USB ports. There’s also an 8.0-inch touchscreen for every trim but the SLE. It’s an impressive roster of features and options aimed at allowing customers to specify an SUV with everything they want inside.

Space Where You Need it

The GMC Terrain may be a small-size SUV, but passengers will find space where it’s needed. For example, the Terrain surprises with 39.7 inches of rear legroom, which stands up very well to other compact SUVs. There are 29.6 cubic feet of storage behind the back row, though that turns into 63.3 cubes with the rear seats folded (the front passenger seat also folds down).

Seating in the new GMC Terrain is quite comfortable thanks to perforated leather seating in some of the lower trims and luxurious, plush leather in the Denali’s interior. If you’re looking for sumptuous interior comfort in a solid ride with surprising pep, head on over to your local GMC dealer and check out the new GMC Terrain.


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