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2013 GMC Terrain Denali: New trim level, new engine

2013 GMC Denali

2013 GMC Denali (Credit: Handout)

For the first time since its introduction in 2010, the GMC Terrain will be offered in a Denali trim level. The 2013 model year also brings a new engine to the Terrain: A 301-horsepower, 3.6-liter V-6 mated to a six-speed automatic transmission replaces the 3.0-liter V-6 as the optional engine. A four-cylinder remains standard. Fuel economy for the new V-6 is pegged at 17/24 mpg city/highway, exactly the same as the outgoing power plant.

The Denali trim is known for its luxury features — such as a chrome honeycomb grille and large chrome wheels — that are on other GMC vehicles.

The Terrain Denali comes with 18- or 19-inch chrome-clad aluminum wheels, body-colored bumpers, chrome rocker panels, dual chrome exhaust outlets (V-6 models) and other chrome accents, the carmaker says. In the cabin, the model gets more soft-touch materials, dashboard stitching and wood accents along the dash and steering wheel. As far as we know, this is the only Terrain to have a wood trim option. Leather upholstery and an eight-way power-adjustable seat for the driver and passenger are standard.

Like all Terrains, the Terrain Denali comes standard with a color touch-screen and backup camera. The forward collision alert and lane departure warning system, optional on SLT-2 Terrains, are standard on the Denali. A power liftgate is also standard.

The Terrain Denal is available both with the V-6 powertrain and a standard 182-hp four-cylinder engine with a six-speed automatic transmission. All-wheel drive is available with either engine.

Pricing for the 2013 Terrain Denali and Terrains equipped with a 3.6-liter V-6 will be announced later this year. The new Terrain is expected to go on sale this summer.

2013 GMC Terrain Denali

2013 GMC Terrain Denali

2013 GMC Terrain Denali

2013 GMC Terrain Denali

2013 GMC Terrain Denali

2013 GMC Terrain Denali

2013 GMC Terrain Denali

2013 GMC Terrain Denali

2013 GMC Terrain Denali

2013 GMC Terrain Denali

2013 GMC Terrain Denali

2013 GMC Terrain Denali

2013 GMC Terrain Denali

2013 GMC Terrain Denali

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