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2013 GMC Terrain Denali

An Engine Upgrade Is Our Sort Of Bling Admittedly, when GMC invited us to drive the new 2013 Terrain Denali, the summons did not incite argument over which one of us wanted to attend as much as trigger flashbacks to Envoy Denali and Diamond Edition Jimmy models. It's not that we are averse to the "Professional Grade" version of the Chevrolet Equinox. In fact, we like this second generation of the Theta-platform crossovers just fine. It's just that, collectively, midsize crossovers are about as exciting as watching sun tea brew. And this wasn't even a new vehicle, just a familiar trim... Read More

Vital Stats

Engine:
3.6L V6
Power:
301 HP / 272 LB-FT
Transmission:
6-Speed Auto
MSRP:
$41,720 as tested
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