What New Features Are In The 2023 GMC Terrain?

February 23rd, 2023 by


The 2023 GMC Terrain is a luxurious yet affordable SUV that GMC is eager to introduce to its lineup. Below, you can learn about what’s new for the 2023 version so you can decide whether to purchase it as your next vehicle, whether it be for family, recreational, or commuter use. View our inventory of New GMCs or if you have any questions, give us a call at (817)-632-8800.

Engine and Performance

2023 GMC Terrain line-up

2023 GMC Terrain

The 2023 GMC Terrain is a reliable SUV that offers impressive performance for its smaller size. The standard engine is a 1.5-liter turbocharged four-cylinder that produces 175 horsepower. This is five more horsepower than the 2022 version offers, so it’s reassuring to see that GMC is working on making continuous improvements with each new model year. The acceleration from zero to 60 miles per hour is just under nine seconds, which is a respectable acceleration for the vehicle’s class.

When you take the 2023 Terrain for a spin, you’ll experience a comfortable ride that almost babies its passengers. The soft suspension is a lifesaver when you’re completing long treks on highways across city or state lines, as it absorbs bumps in the road and allows for safe acceleration. If you encounter any twists or bends, you can take them on with confidence when you’re behind the wheel of the 2023 Terrain, as it provides direct steering that lets you assume control.

Trim Levels

GMC has chosen to remain consistent in the trim levels that it offers for the Terrain. In 2022, customers had the choice of four trim levels: the SLE, SLT, AT4, and Denali. For the 2023 model, you have the choice of the same four trims.

There are a few small differences between the trims that are worth considering. For example, you can get available redesigned 19-inch wheels as part of the Elevation Package that’s only available with the first two trim levels. GMC has also added a Black Diamond Edition package for the Denali trim. Additionally, you get front-wheel drive if you choose the SLE or SLT, while all-wheel drive comes standard on the AT4 and Denali.

Fuel Economy

The fuel economy is quite similar for the 2023 and 2022 GMC Terrain. Both models, when equipped with all-wheel drive, get 28 mpg on the highway and 25 mpg in the city, which equates to a combined fuel efficiency of 26 mpg.

If you get a front-wheel-drive system with the 2023 version, however, you can achieve a slightly better fuel economy of 29 mpg on the highway. Note that the combined fuel economy is the same at 26 miles per gallon. In comparison, the 2022 Terrain with front-wheel drive delivers 30 mpg on the highway.

Exterior Build

No matter what trim level of the GMC Terrain you get, you can access a muscular-looking vehicle with plenty of squared edges. Even though the Terrain is an ideal family vehicle, it can satisfy the aesthetic preferences of a car owner who’s looking for something a little more robust than the average SUV.

While some color options are the same between the 2022 and 2023 Terrain models, there are a few key differences. In the 2022 model, the choices are Cayenne Red Tintcoat, White Frost Tricoat, Ebony Twilight Metallic, Summit White, Marine Metallic, and Quicksilver Metallic. The 2023 model keeps White Frost Tricoat, Ebony Twilight Metallic, Summit White, and Marine Metallic shades. It swaps out the Cayenne Red Tintcoat and Quicksilver Metallic for Volcanic Red Tintcoat and Sterling Metallic. With the addition of a couple of new colors, you can enjoy a unique-looking vehicle with some flair compared to earlier Terrain owners.

Cargo Space and Interior Features

If you plan on hauling a lot of luggage with you on whatever adventures await you and your family, you can consider getting the 2023 Terrain for its innovative interior design. It comes standard with a 60/40 split-folding rear seat. You can fold down one, two, or all three of the back seats to create space for your luggage and other items. If you anticipate the need for even more cargo space, you can think ahead and request the available fold-flat front seat for your Terrain.

Cargo space isn’t the only benefit of the 2023 Terrain’s interior. You’ll find real aluminum trim throughout the vehicle, which gives it a sense of elegance and sophistication that is hard to find in other vehicles in the Terrain’s class. As far as the seats go, you can choose between the Jet Black/Jet Black or Medium Ash Gray/Jet Black color combinations. A couple of available interior features include a SkyScape sunroof that opens across the first row and heated front seats.

Technology and Infotainment

With the 2023 Terrain, you have the option of getting a 6-inch or 8-inch diagonal head-up display. The touch screen with both of these displays is user-friendly and intuitive, meaning you can easily make selections while keeping your attention on the road. Apple CarPlay and Android Auto are also available so that you and your passengers can connect your Terrain to mobile devices.

Safety Features

The 2023 GMC Terrain comes standard with GMC Pro Safety, which is the auto manufacturer’s basic safety system. This system has six features, some of which include front pedestrian braking, forward collision alert, and lane keep assist with lane departure warning.

This vehicle also comes with multiple available features that can make your driving experience even safer. For example, you can get the high definition surround vision system, which uses several cameras to create a digital image of what your car looks like from an overhead view. Also available as separate options are the rear cross traffic alert and the lane change alert with side blind zone alert.

If the 2023 GMC Terrain sounds like your dream vehicle, you can commence your buying journey at Hiley Buick GMC of Fort Worth. Visit our dealership or contact us today to get in touch with a knowledgeable and friendly sales representative who will be eager to help you. Even if you don’t have your heart set on the 2023 GMC Terrain, you can browse dozens of other new GMC and Buick vehicles until you find the one that fits your needs.

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