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.