A new powertrain is one of the highlights of the 2013 GMC Terrain Denali along with several other upgrades that boost the look, feel and performance of one of General Motor’s favorite SUV models. While the midsize crossover class isn’t the most exciting class of vehicles, they are the family favorite for hauling around to soccer games, family day trips and any other over the road fun. The latest Denali focused on giving their drivers the best experience yet in regard to performance, comfort and cargo options.
The engine in the 2013 GMC Terrain Denali, a 3.6 liter direct injected V6, offers admirable power and certainly enough to stay head to head with its biggest competitors including the Nissan Murano or Ford Edge. The transmission might be even more impressive. It is a six speed automatic that is tuned for the highest performance for drivability. While the EPA has officially set the mileage to 16 city miles per gallon and 18 highway miles per gallon, testers have recorded an overall mileage of around 18 miles per gallon. While that is nowhere close to the fuel efficient hybrids, it is not bad considering the size and power that comes along with it.
Along with superb performance the 2013 GMC Terrain Denali has an interior built for luxury and comfort. There is a soft touch dash pad to go along with a wood trimmed steering wheel. Matching wood is complemented in the door inserts, which also have leather matching the armrests and seats. The Denali logo is proudly embossed in the leather seats. Of course all the bells and whistles of high technology are also included to make the 2013 GMC Terrain Denali a great pick for midsize crossover vehicles. The base price for a four cylinder engine, front wheel drive model starts at a modest $35,350.