2023 GMC Terrain

Starting MSRP 

$31,595

Est.
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Key Spec of 2023 GMC Terrain
fuel economy

25/27/30

fuel type

Regular Unleaded

horsepower

310 hp @ 6400 rpm

basic warranty

-

ProsConsWhat's New

A user-friendly infotainment system.

Unsatisfactory acceleration performance.

The GMC Terrain was last modified in 2022 so the 2023 GMC Terrain will be a carryover model following the most recent revisions.

Comfortable and pleasant driving experience.

Compared to most rivals, there is less room for cargo behind the back seat.

Part of the second Terrain generation that was introduced in the year 2018.

Roomy and upscale interior.

Comparable SUVs get better gas mileage.

2023 GMC Terrain Price, Review, Ratings and Pictures

Updated on: September 27, 2022

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The GMC Terrain's truck-like exterior can easily capture people's attention because it stands apart from the typical compact crossover, ever since the second generation of Terrain was released in the year 2018 it is regarded as one of the best in terms of internal space and has maintained its quality of continuous manufacturing. It is currently in its second generation and passengers are protected from a majority of shocks providing a comfortable ride, and simple yet user-friendly infotainment.

2023 GMC Terrain Latest Updates

  • Mar' 25, 2022 : General Motors To Recall 726,959 Units Of The GMC Terrain SUV After Petition Refusal Read More »
  • Sep' 27, 2021 : GMC Showcase Its 2021 Full AT4 Premium Off-Road Line-up Read More »



Over All Rating

0.0

Out of 10

Notable Rankings

#3 in Compact Suv

#11 in Suv


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Trims

SLE$31,595 Est. onwards


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2022 GMC Terrain SLE

SLE 4dr SUV (1.5L 4cyl 9A)

Dealer Price
$25,935
Est. $352/mo
Excellent deal
$5,850 Below market
RMV: $31,785
Springfield, TN
MSRP $30,435
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2022 GMC Terrain SLE

SLE 4dr SUV AWD (1.5L 4cyl Turbo 9A)

Dealer Price
$27,590
Est. $374/mo
Excellent deal
$6,082.5 Below market
RMV: $33,672.5
Colorado Springs, CO
MSRP $31,340
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2022 GMC Terrain SLE

SLE 4dr SUV AWD (1.5L 4cyl Turbo 9A)

Dealer Price
$27,590
Est. $374/mo
Excellent deal
$6,082.5 Below market
RMV: $33,672.5
Colorado Springs, CO
MSRP $31,340
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2022 GMC Terrain SLE

SLE 4dr SUV (1.5L 4cyl 9A)

Dealer Price
$26,033
Est. $353/mo
Excellent deal
$5,752 Below market
RMV: $31,785
Tustin, CA
MSRP $31,885
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2022 GMC Terrain SLE

SLE 4dr SUV (1.5L 4cyl 9A)

Dealer Price
$26,033
Est. $353/mo
Excellent deal
$5,752 Below market
RMV: $31,785
Tustin, CA
MSRP $31,885
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2022 GMC Terrain SLE

SLE 4dr SUV (1.5L 4cyl 9A)

Dealer Price
$26,033
Est. $353/mo
Excellent deal
$5,752 Below market
RMV: $31,785
Tustin, CA
MSRP $31,885
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2022 GMC Terrain SLE

SLE 4dr SUV (1.5L 4cyl 9A)

Dealer Price
$26,033
Est. $353/mo
Excellent deal
$5,752 Below market
RMV: $31,785
Tustin, CA
MSRP $31,885
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2022 GMC Terrain SLE

SLE 4dr SUV (1.5L 4cyl 9A)

Dealer Price
$26,033
Est. $353/mo
Excellent deal
$5,752 Below market
RMV: $31,785
Tustin, CA
MSRP $31,885
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2022 GMC Terrain SLT

SLT 4dr SUV AWD (1.5L 4cyl Turbo 9A)

Dealer Price
$31,390
Est. $426/mo
Excellent deal
$6,875 Below market
RMV: $38,265
Colorado Springs, CO
MSRP $35,140
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Colors and Styles

Build Car
Crystal White Metallic

Expert Review, Pricing Analysis and Buying Guide

The 2023 GMC Terrain doesn’t offer any significant changes from the 2022 GMC Terrain and it will be likely a carryover model following the most recent iterations while it is a part of the second Terrain generation that was introduced in the year 2018. The GMC Terrain 2023 model comes in four different trim levels while the AT4 and Denali trim has been separately written on our website, so we will discuss the SLE and SLT trim. The price range for the 2023 GMC Terrain should be comparable to that of the currently available model which starts at an MSRP of $29,795 to a maximum of $35,395. In this segment, it will always continue to compete against the likes of the Honda CR-V, the Hyundai Tucson, and the Toyota RAV4.


Features

The 2023 GMC is a compact five-passenger SUV that is expected to be a carryover model and continues to carry the current brand structure which is offered in four different trims which are SLE, SLT, AT4, and Denali, however, we will discuss only the SLE and SLT trims in this article the rest two trims are written separately on our website. The base GMC Terrain SLE trim starts at an MSRP of $29,795 and it offers a list of potent features and specifications including 17-inch aluminum wheels, heated power side mirrors, daytime running lights, cloth interior, a 7-inch touchscreen system, a Wi-Fi hotspot, automated emergency braking, and a six-speaker stereo as standard.

Trims

SLE

SLT

MSRP (FWD)

$29,795 

$33,795 

MSRP (AWD)

$31,395 

$35,395 

Key Features

17-inch Silver painted aluminum wheels

Add to or upgrade from SLE trim

Heated power outside mirrors

18-inch Silver painted aluminum wheels

USB data ports with auxiliary input jack

Hands-Free power programmable liftgate

4-way manual driver seat with manual recline

Heated power outside mirrors with integrated turn signal indicators

7-inch diagonal GMC Infotainment System

6-way power front passenger seat

Premium cloth seat trim

8-inch diagonal GMC Infotainment System

Single-zone automatic climate control

Dual-zone automatic climate control

The GMC Terrain comes equipped with a varied list of packages to choose from it is expected that it would be the same as the 2022 Terrain some of them are as follows

Driver Convenience Package @ $1,375 MSRP

  • Driver 8-way power seat.
  • Dual-zone automatic climate control.
  • Roof-mounted luggage rack side rails.
  • Remote Start.
  • Driver power lumbar control.

 

‘Hit the Road’ Package @ $1,095 MSRP

  • Roof-rack cross rails.
  • Molded assist steps.

Elevation Edition @ $995 MSRP

  • 19-inch Gloss Black aluminum wheels.
  • Black GMC center caps with red GMC lettering.
  • Black model and trim exterior badging.

We Recommend

We would recommend the SLT trim interior leather upholstery and additional amenities than the standard trim giving it a substantially finer look and justifying the additional $4,000 MSRP over the base trim. If you want extra driver assistance functions, such as adaptive cruise control, think about adding the Pro Safety Plus option.

Release Date

The release date information regarding the 2023 GMC Terrain hasn’t been known yet officially. According to fleet production statistics, GMC will start taking its first orders in late June, and manufacturing is expected to commence in late August while it should be available for purchase at dealerships before the end of 2022.

Engine and Performance

All the models of the 2023 GMC Terrain are expected to have a single engine option just like the currently existing Terrain. Furthermore, an FWD drivetrain and a nine-speed automatic transmission come as standard while an optional AWD drivetrain is also available. The base trim comes with a 1.5L Turbo Inline4 engine which when paired with the 9-speed automatic transmission can generate an output of 175 hp and 203 lb-ft of torque. Furthermore, it can complete a 0 to 60 MPH run in 9.3 seconds while covering a quarter-mile mark in 17.2 seconds. The Terrain offers a cozy, pleasant journey for its occupants. On extended highway trips, the gently sprung suspension is a blessing, but as the road becomes winding, the comfort-oriented setup saps the small crossover of driver involvement.

Model

2023 GMC Terrain

2022 Honda CR-V

2022 Hyundai Tucson

2022 Toyota RAV4

MSRP

$29,795 

$26,800

$25,800

$26,975

Engine

1.5L Turbo Inline4 engine

1.5L Inline4 engine

2.5L Inline4 engine

2.5L Inline4 engine

Drivetrain

FWD

FWD

FWD

FWD

Engine Power

(hp @ rpm)

175 hp @ 5,800 rpm

190 hp @ 5,600 rpm

187 hp @ 6,100 rpm

203 hp @ 6,600 rpm

Engine Torque (lb-ft @ rpm)

203 lb-ft @ 2,000 rpm

179 lb-ft @ 2,000 rpm

178 lb-ft @ 4,000 rpm

184 lb-ft @ 5,000 rpm

Transmission

9-speed automatic transmission

CVT

8-speed shiftable automatic

8-speed shiftable automatic

0-60 MPH

(seconds)

9.3 seconds

8.2 seconds

8.8 seconds

8.0 seconds

Quarter Mile

(seconds)

17.2 seconds

16.3 seconds

16.7 seconds

16.2 seconds

Top Speed

(MPH)

120 MPH

129 MPH

120 MPH

122 MPH

Towing Capacity

1,500 lbs

1,500 lbs

2,000 lbs

1,500 lbs

The 2022 Toyota RAV4 that is equipped with a 2.5L Inline4 engine can generate a much better engine power output of 203 hp while it produces a sub-par engine torque output of 184 lb-ft. Furthermore, it can complete a 0 to 60 MPH run in 8.0 seconds while covering a quarter-mile mark in 16.2 seconds which is much faster than its adversaries. On the other hand, the 2022 Honda CR-V outperforms its adversaries with a top speed of 129 MPH while the 2022 Hyundai Tucson excels with a much better towing capacity of 2,000 lbs and its suspension absorbs most of the road imperfections without feeling floaty.

2023 GMC Terrain Ride and Handling

The GMC Terrain may not have the most exciting ride in its class, but it offers steady handling, a soft ride, and little body lean during turns. It's agile enough to be fascinating rather than outrageously entertaining when you attack a set of curves. This is partially attributable to the frontal reinforcement, which gives the steering a secure feeling. Although the Terrain rides comfortably and drives precisely, its offered all-wheel-drive technology is an antiquated, manually engaged system that should be dropped from consideration. On winding roads, the Terrain is competent, balanced, and controls body roll. Although it isn't sporty, the Terrain maintains stability and composure when turning at respectable speeds. It also comes equipped with standard specifications such as automatic start/stop, traction select, and keyless start.

2023 GMC Terrain Braking Performance

The GMC Terrain comes equipped with a hill descent control that uses antilock braking to provide a smooth, controlled descent on steep declines and it comes with a performance brake lining to improve friction against the drum or disc. Furthermore, it is equipped with a 4-link rear suspension that reduces road imperfections and contributes to a smoother ride. The 4-wheel antilock disc brakes come with standard brake rotors measuring 11.8 inches front and 11.3 inches rear rotor size which assist in lowering wheel lockup and assisting in maintaining steering control during severe braking on the majority of slick terrain. Some of its standard specifications include automatic emergency braking, 4-wheel antilock, 4-wheel disc, and an electronic parking brake.

Model

2023 GMC Terrain

2022 Honda CR-V

2022 Hyundai Tucson

2022 Toyota RAV4

Brake rotors front (inches)

11.8 inches

11.1 inches

12.8 inches

12-inch

Brake rotors rear (inches)

11.3 inches

10.2 inches

12-inch

11.1 inches

Curb weight (lbs)

3,419 lbs

3,337 lbs

3,329 lbs

3,370 lbs

60-0

(ft)

NA

NA

NA

NA

In comparison, the 2022 Hyundai Tucson comes with the largest set of brakes that measure 12.8 and 12 inches at the front and rear, and with its least curb weight of 3,329 lbs, it is expected to be the most efficient in deceleration. On the other hand, the 2022 Toyota RAV4 and 2022 GMC Terrain offer a competitive set of brakes while their sheer curb weights of 3,370 lbs and 3,419 lbs can hinder their performance.

Fuel Economy

The EPA estimates the GMC Terrain offers a mileage of 25 MPG in the city, 30 MPG on the highway, and 27 MPG combined with an FWD drivetrain, while the AWD drivetrain offers the same MPG in the city while it offers 28 MPG on the highway, and 26 MPG combined which falls a little short of what other top compact SUVs receive. Additionally, it offers a fuel tank capacity of 14.9 gallons in its class.

Model

2023 GMC Terrain

2022 Honda CR-V

2022 Hyundai Tucson

2022 Toyota RAV4

MPG 

(City)

25 MPG

28 MPG

26 MPG

27 MPG

MPG (Highway)

30 MPG

34 MPG

33 MPG

35 MPG

MPG (Combined)

27 MPG

30 MPG

29 MPG

30 MPG

Fuel Tank Capacity

(Gallons)

14.9 gallons

14 gallons

14.3 gallons

14.5 gallons

Range, City/Highway/ Combined

(Miles)

372.5 / 447 / 402.3 

392 / 476 / 420

371.8 / 491.7 / 414.7

391.5 / 507.5 / 435 

The 2022 Honda CR-V offers a better mileage of 28 MPG in the city, while the Toyota RAV4 is a better fuel-efficient option giving a mileage of 35 MPG on the highway, and 30 MPG combined. Furthermore, it offers a range of 508 miles on the highway which results in a hassle-free drive experience without worrying about filing it at a gas station. On the other hand, the 2023 GMC Acadia outperforms its adversaries with a much better fuel tank capacity of 14.9 gallons in its class. On comparing all the statistics, we can conclude that the 2022 Toyota RAV 4 is a better fuel-efficient vehicle when compared to its adversaries.

Interior

The latest Terrain has an uncomplicated cabin that draws inspiration from GMC vehicles. The cabin is straightforward to operate thanks to big dials, labels on the controls, and large dials. The gear shifter is one distinctive feature of the Terrain's interior. To change gears, choose the drive or reverse, and put the car in park, it makes use of a variety of push- and pull buttons. The Terrain's shoddy build quality and scratchy plastics prevent the SUV from feeling like an expensive choice.

For a small SUV, the Terrain's luggage space falls short of average. When the back seats are folded down, the space behind the second-row seats expands to 63.3 cu-ft. For further convenience when storing longer goods, the front passenger seat may be folded down. Inside the GMC Terrain, there is seating for five passengers. A leather-wrapped steering wheel and fabric upholstery are included as standard equipment on all versions. Taller people may sit in either row with ease, and the chairs are comfortable for prolonged trips. However, the tilted dash makes it difficult to see forward.

Model

2023 GMC Terrain

2022 Honda CR-V

2022 Hyundai Tucson

2022 Toyota RAV4

Passenger Capacity

5

5

5

5

First Row (Head/ Shoulder/ Legroom)

(inches)

40 / 57.2 / 

40.9


 

40.1 / 57.9 / 

41.3

40.1 / 57.6 / 41.4

39.5 / 57.8 / 41


 

Second Row (Head/ Shoulder/ Legroom)

(inches)

38.5 / 55.6 39.7

39.2 / 55.6 / 40.4

39.5 / 56 / 41.3

39.5 / 56.4 / 

37.8

Cargo capacity to the third row (cu-ft)

NA

39.2 cu-ft

38.7 cu-ft 

37.6 cu-ft

Cargo capacity to the second row (cu-ft)

29.6 cu-ft

39.2 cu-ft

38.7 cu-ft

37.6 cu-ft

Cargo capacity to the first row (cu-ft)

63.3 cu-ft

75.8 cu-ft

80.3 cu-ft

69.8 cu-ft

The 2022 Hyundai Tucson offers one of the most spacious load capacities among small SUVs. The area behind the back seats is 38.7 cubic feet, and when these seats are folded, it is 74.8 cubic feet and wide cargo space makes it simple to load and unload heavier, bulkier things. Furthermore, the interior has a whole new look and the dashboard forms a broad arc around the driver and front passenger. Second, on the list is the 2022 Honda CR-V offers a 39.2 cu-ft trunk behind the back seats and a 75.8 cu-ft trunk with the back seats folded flat. On the other hand, the 2023 GMC Acadia boasts unmatched interior comfort and space in its class.

Some key interior features include

  • 4-way manual driver seat with a manual recline.
  • Premium cloth seat trim.
  • Single-zone automatic climate control.
  • Urethane steering wheel.
  • Flat-folding front passenger seatback.
  • Keyless Open.

How intuitive is the 2023 GMC Terrain Infotainment system?

Terrain's infotainment system is simple to use and responsive to orders, and it benefits from clear visuals, logical menus, and the newest in-car connection technologies. It is expected to have the same standard specification as the GMC Terrain 2022 including a seven-inch touchscreen, wireless Android Auto and Apple CarPlay, a Wi-Fi hotspot, and Bluetooth.

Some of its key infotainment features include

  • 4.2-inch diagonal multi-color driver information screen.
  • 7-inch diagonal GMC infotainment system.
  • 12-volt auxiliary cargo area power outlet.
  • SiriusXM 3-month Platinum trial subscription.
  • 4 USB ports with auxiliary input jack.
  • Wireless Apple CarPlay/ Android Auto capability.
Exterior

GMC changed the Terrain's appearance for 2022 and the GMC Terrain of 2023 should have the same general styling as the SUV that is currently on sale. The SUV's headlights, taillights, and front fascia all underwent revision, and completes the alterations are new wheel designs. The headlights of the current Terrain are C-shaped and are placed next to a huge grille. The SUV has rough body cladding along the side and transparent glass on the C-pillar to give the impression of an extended body. The Terrain has a unified design thanks to its C-shaped taillights and it has a menacing front look that swiftly transitions into a stylish back end with a blacked-out rear pillar that gives the roof the appearance of floating.

Model

2023 GMC Terrain

2022 Honda CR-V

2022 Hyundai Tucson

2022 Toyota RAV4

Curb Weight (lbs)

3,419 lbs

3,337 lbs

3,329 lbs

3,370 lbs

Length (inches)

182.3 inches

182.1 inches

182.3 inches

180.9 inches

Width, with mirrors

(inches)

72.4 inches

73-inch

73.4 inches

73-inch

Height

(inches)

65.4 inches

66.1 inches

65.6 inches

67-inch

Ground Clearance (inches)

6.9 inches

7.9 inches

7.1 inches

8.4 inches

Wheelbase (inches)

107.3 inches

104.8 inches

108.5 inches

105.9 inches

Front Track Width (inches)

62.3 inches

63-inch

63.8 inches

63-inch

Rear Track Width (inches)

62.5 inches

63.7 inches

64.1 inches

63.7 inches

The 2022 Toyota RAV4 offers the highest ground clearance that measures 8.4 inches which makes it easy to drive on uneven places while it also controls stability when accelerating at high speeds. On the other hand, the 2022 Hyundai Tucson outperforms a much higher wheelbase of 108.5 inches which gives stability while driving at corners and better ride comfort than other adversaries with a shorter wheelbase. While comparing the exterior dimension we can say that the 2022 Hyundai Tucson is a much better option when compared to its rivals.

Safety

GMC offers a suite of driver-assistance systems that are included as standard while others can be added as options. Some of the standard specifications include a forward collision warning, automated emergency braking, lane departure warning, lane-keeping assist, pedestrian recognition, and automatic high-beam assistance. The 2023 GMC has not been rated by the NHTS or IIHS while the 2022 GMC Terrain received the highest rating of Good in five safety crashes while four stars in the rollover test from the NHTSA.

Some of its key safety features are

  • Forward collision alert.
  • Hill descent control.
  • IntelliBeam.
  • Teen Driver.
  • Lane Keep Assist with Lane Departure Warning.
  • Rearvision camera.
Competition

2023 GMC Terrain vs 2022 Honda CR-V

In comparison to the Honda CR-V, the back seat in the GMC Terrain could feel a little bit more cramped. If you don't need to transport much in a single trip, the GMC Terrain's smaller load capacity over the Honda CR-V is acceptable. It is marginally trickier to enter and exit confined spaces in the GMC Terrain than in the Honda CR-V due to its wider turning radius. The more extended standard warranty of the GMC Terrain will give you greater peace of mind which makes it a preferable option to opt from.

2023 GMC Terrain vs 2022 Hyundai Tucson

You'll find it simpler to enter and exit the GMC Terrain in a small parking space because it is a touch narrower than the Hyundai Tucson. The GMC Terrain outperforms the Hyundai Tucson in terms of transferring the power from its engine to its wheels due to its significantly greater torque. Due to the Hyundai Tucson's more generous head and legroom compared to the GMC Terrain, passengers in the backseat will have much more room to spread out. 

2023 GMC Terrain vs 2022 Toyota RAV4

The RAV4's engine is stronger and more fuel-efficient than the Terrain's, and it boasts one of the biggest cargo capacities in its class. And to top it off, choosing the Toyota over the GMC will save you money and also offers 1.5 inches of higher ground clearance than that of the Terrain for improved off-road performance.

Final Verdict

The GMC Terrain offers smooth handling and an off-road-oriented trim. Customers will like the GMC's roomy interior and generous offering of standard equipment while its weak base engine, fuel economy, and cargo space are something lacking in its class.

Features

vehicle bio
base price

$31595

body style

dr SUV

engine type
displacement

92 cu in

horse power

310 hp @ 6400 rpm

torque

590 lb.-ft. @ 6000 rpm

transmission

9-Speed Automatic

dimensions
length

182.3 in

wheelbase

107.3 in

width

72.4 in

curb weight

3449 lbs

Height

65.4 in

Ground Clearance

6.9 lbs

capacity
passenger volume

103.2 cu ft

cargo volume

63.3 cu ft

passenger capacity

5 Seats

fuel economy
city/combined/highway

25/27/30 mpg

highway range

447.00 mi


GMC Terrain 5 year Cost To Own


Cash Price(MSRP)
$27,816
5 Year Cost To Own
$45,062
Total 5 year Cost To Own -  $45,062
Year 1Year 2Year 3Year 4Year 5total
Depreciation$7,682$1,608$1,463$1,721$1,597$14,071
Insurance$1,229$1,243$1,292$1,363$1,414$6,541
Fuel$1,759$1,781$1,821$1,879$1,991$9,231
Maintenance$523$804$703$1,955$1,948$5,933
Repairs$-4$-11$127$408$545$1,065
Financing Interest$1,727$1,436$1,078$645$240$5,126
Taxes and Fees$2,342$193$149$214$197$3,095
Total Cost-To-Own$15,258$7,054$6,633$8,185$7,932$45,062
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