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Our Expert Review: 2013 Gmc Terrain

Grandpa

by from Muscatine, IA on March 21, 2013

What can we say that is not special about this vehicle? We love this car so much more than all the others we tested that it is surral to say the least. The 4 cyl has plenty of power to pull our boat a...
What can we say that is not special about this vehicle? We love this car so much more than all the others we tested that it is surral to say the least. The 4 cyl has plenty of power to pull our boat and great gas mileage. Thr navigation screen is eazy to use and we also like the heated seats. Terrains are everywhere and now we know why. Enjoy we will for sure.
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2013 GMC Terrain SLT-1

by from Minnesota on March 30, 2014

I have owned my 2013 Terrain AWD for 15 months. I waited until January 2013 so I could get the 3.6 engine and I love the performance the engine provides. We took it on a 3000 mile trip and it handled ...
I have owned my 2013 Terrain AWD for 15 months. I waited until January 2013 so I could get the 3.6 engine and I love the performance the engine provides. We took it on a 3000 mile trip and it handled great on the flats lands and in the Rockies and Big Horn mountains. When acceleration was needed on two lane roads to pass a vehicle it performed excellent and it corners very well. The winter of 2013/2014 in Minnesota was an excellent test of the AWD system in all kinds of weather. Got to love the heated seats when it's 30 below and it also has a very good heater and defrost system. My wife loves the car also and that is always a big plus. Cons: I wish the console was about three inches longer for my arm to rest on much like my GMC Sierra. Even after adjusting the seat to a comfortable position and dialing in the steering wheel the console is a little short.
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Windows up on the highway

by from RI on July 29, 2013

Very happy with this vehicle. Averaging 27 to 29 MPG with combined driving. The only complaint is that any windows down when moving above 35 mph causes excessive pressure build-up in the cabin. As the...
Very happy with this vehicle. Averaging 27 to 29 MPG with combined driving. The only complaint is that any windows down when moving above 35 mph causes excessive pressure build-up in the cabin. As the pressure builds, then rapidly drops, an ear shattering pounding occurs. No way to stop it except to raise the windows. It's a definite design flaw.
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Six months review

by from Melbourne, FL on March 19, 2014

I have owned my 2013 Terrain SLT-1 for a little over six months, and am still glad I bought it. Let's talk about power: I have the 2.4 liter Ecotech engine, and while I will not win a drag race, I fin...
I have owned my 2013 Terrain SLT-1 for a little over six months, and am still glad I bought it. Let's talk about power: I have the 2.4 liter Ecotech engine, and while I will not win a drag race, I find the engine sufficient for daily suburban Florida driving. I took the Terrain to the Smokey mountains, the only issue I found there was I needed to focus on pushing the gas to keep from slowing. No complaints with the four it kept up as well as my former 2003 Jeep Liberty and my wife's 2009 Jeep Liberty. Comfort: the interior is comfortable. I am average height and weight and fit perfect in the Terrain. Even larger folks should have no problem, On day of delivery my 6'3" friend sat comfortable in the passenger seat positioned with plenty of room for a rear seat passenger. The leather interior, fit and finish, are on par with the Cadillac SRX. Features: my terrain is moderately equipped, I do have the Power Lift Gate and Navigation system in addition to the other SLT1 standards. Both are great features, not necessary, but very convenient. There are many more options that can be had, but for a typical person, the SLT1 is more than enough. There are so many little features and extras as standard, the Terrain seems very sophisticated! Cons: the Terrain is not as quiet as advertised, especially at highway speeds. Around town the quiet inspired features work well, on the highway, road noise is slightly higher than should be for a vehicle of this price range, not a deal breaker. The blue tooth voice command, she is lousy at understanding direction. Too many specific commands required, the speech needed is not natural. She is not like talking to KITT! Overall, I would choose this vehicle again. I would but the four cylinder again. After 6000 miles, the Terrain is competent, luxurious, and reliable.
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Impressed with this vehicle.

by from Mobile, Alabama on June 4, 2013

I'm impressed with this vehicle. It's everything that I believed it would be. After all the research, it turn out to be one the most reliable vehicle. Safety features such as, the cross traffic alert ...
I'm impressed with this vehicle. It's everything that I believed it would be. After all the research, it turn out to be one the most reliable vehicle. Safety features such as, the cross traffic alert and the side blind zone have already played a major role preventing serious incidents. This is an ideal vehicle for me and my family. We're very please with the vehicle performance. The 3.6L V-6 provide the power to get us in and out of any situation without placing us into a danger. The accessories helped to customized the vehicle into a complete package. The level of convenience and security provided by the various features is truly remarkable. There is no better comfort than to enjoy the ride and controlling the vehicle from the driver seat or as a passenger. The floor is at a height that helps make it easy to move items in and out. Likewise it's designed for drivers of all sizes to enter and exit.
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Window Response

by from Bremerton, WA on January 16, 2013

I have owned 5 SUV's of different sizes and manufacturers. Each one has the buffeting effect that is described above when the windows are down. I even notice it is addressed in the owners manual as so...
I have owned 5 SUV's of different sizes and manufacturers. Each one has the buffeting effect that is described above when the windows are down. I even notice it is addressed in the owners manual as something that will happen. This is just the way it is, no big deal. I suppose it is simply a result of the common SUV profile. Perhaps there are some that do not have the effect? I have the V-6 Denali and absolutely love it.
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Best Vehicle Ever

by from Spring Hill, TN on April 23, 2013

I owned a 2010 Terrain SLT2 and loved it so much, I decided to try out the 2013 Terrain Denali. IN LOVE! They both are incredible vehicles and I love them both. I would recommend the Terrain to anyone...
I owned a 2010 Terrain SLT2 and loved it so much, I decided to try out the 2013 Terrain Denali. IN LOVE! They both are incredible vehicles and I love them both. I would recommend the Terrain to anyone that wants a great SUV that comes at a great price. You can't find anything out there to match the value of the Terrain. With that being said, both of my Terrains were/are 6 cylinders and that is definitely the way to go. My 2010 was mocha and my 2013 is quicksilver. Both beautiful colors. So....if you are in the market for a great SUV, look no further than the GMC Terrain. You will not be disappointed.
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THE BEST

by from Myrtle Beach S.C. on July 25, 2013

I waited four years to own my Terrain and feel like a queen on the highway. Quiet, comfortable, and stylish. It has everything in it and on it that I could ask for. Love it!
I waited four years to own my Terrain and feel like a queen on the highway. Quiet, comfortable, and stylish. It has everything in it and on it that I could ask for. Love it!
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great for the money

by from Illinois on January 29, 2013

alittle disappointed in gas mileage but as time goes should get better. rides alittle hard, but love the feeling of room around me
alittle disappointed in gas mileage but as time goes should get better. rides alittle hard, but love the feeling of room around me
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romeo and juliet

by from wilmington delaware on November 27, 2014

I brought a equinox for my wife after looking at the terrain , because she love the style , comfort and looks. at the time I owned a Chrysler 300 but I wanted and fell in love with the terrain. So a y...
I brought a equinox for my wife after looking at the terrain , because she love the style , comfort and looks. at the time I owned a Chrysler 300 but I wanted and fell in love with the terrain. So a year later I traded the 300 for (2006) for a (2013) terrain. Man what a difference. There is nothing I dislike about my terrain. and im not the only one. I hope to owned it and it be trouble free just as long as my 300 was to me. (80000 miles)It has everything I wanted in a automobile. Now I know the difference between a car and a automobile. THANKS GMC
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