2013 GMC Terrain Consumer Reviews

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2013 Gmc Terrain
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2013 GMC TERRAIN

by from North East Ohio on January 25, 2014

Has 4 cylinder but impressed with power, love the interior and exterior styling. Especially the red stitching on dark gray/black interior. Blue tooth, OnStar and touch pad for radio, satellite and nav...
Has 4 cylinder but impressed with power, love the interior and exterior styling. Especially the red stitching on dark gray/black interior. Blue tooth, OnStar and touch pad for radio, satellite and navigation are awesome. The cargo space is much larger than other manufacturers in a mid size S.U.V. The millage is a little better than what was advertised on window sticker. The only negative I have found is we live in area that gets a lot of snow and the snow and road dirt coming off tires enters under door above rocker panel and builds up on bottom of door. I may need to install mud flaps to prevent this.
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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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A Really Nice Rental Car - Part 3

by from Allen, Texas on June 19, 2013

The riding experience was pleasant. The wind noise was mostly muted, the engine was extremely smooth and quiet, and the ride was mostly smooth and always solid. Over continuous rough pavement (not a c...
The riding experience was pleasant. The wind noise was mostly muted, the engine was extremely smooth and quiet, and the ride was mostly smooth and always solid. Over continuous rough pavement (not a common sight in California & Nevada), it can get slightly choppy, but there was no excessive bounce. Some unexpectedly loud road noise filters through on coarse asphalt. Some of those elements make this car an excellent speeder. On empty highways, it could go over 90 miles per hour without drama. I found it hard to believe my test car was a 2013 model, as the 2013 model got the powerful 3.6-liter V-6 as the V-6 option. Both my father (the driver, remember?) and I thought our rental was the four-cylinder model until we opened the hood and discovered that - surprise, surprise - our rental actually had the V-6. Though it had fine power, the car generally felt sluggish even with an acceptably responsive 6-speed automatic transmission. Part of this could be due to the extra weight of all-wheel-drive on my test car. And while the V-6 was exceptionally smooth at lower revs, but the sound became extremely coarse once the engine kicked above 5500 RPM to climb steeper hills. It sounded like a blender about to explode. The cooling system did a good job, though, as the temperature gauge needle always stayed on the cooler side even when we were ascending mountains near the violently hot Death Valley. A feature I enjoyed when I opened the hood was the strut that was supporting it. I really loved having the hood open and close with a damped feeling, and the feeling of lightness the strut gave to opening the hood was pleasant. We found the Terrain to be a fine handler. I can not offer any fun-to-drive ratings since I was the passenger, but there was plenty of grip on winding roads. The body stayed fairly flat around bends as well for a vehicle of this size. On the other hand [you have different fingers], we found the turning radius to be on the wider side, at 40 feet. More often than not, expected U-turns became 3-point turns. For reference, our daily driver is a 2003 Honda Odyssey so my father isn't exactly not used to piloting large vehicles. Towards the end of the trip, the trip computer displayed an average of 16.1 miles per gallon. That might seem like a low number, but I forgot the reset the mileage at the beginning of the trip. The trip computer displayed 15.7 miles per gallon at the very beginning of the trip, so the average was already unfairly low. We didn't hypermile improve the average either. We drove the car harder than normal through mountain passes and mountainous highways. Overall, I enjoyed the Terrain as our rental car. It is a great highway cruiser and handles winding roads confidently. While I would not consider buying this car due to the narrow front seat space and aloof power, it does make a great car for road trips and hauling around passengers. *DISCLAIMER: I did not drive the vehicle. I only sat in the front passenger seat for 6 days over a roughly 1000-miles road trip while my father drove.*
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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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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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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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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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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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