2023 GMC Terrain Preview: Redesign, Changes, Price, Release Date

After the last year’s update, we expect that the current generation of this compact crossover will remain in production for another year or two. The 2022 model has brought a lot of interesting novelties, such as a new grille, bumper etc. So, we expect that the 2023 GMC Terrain will carry on without more important changes. We count on familiar design characteristics, though there is always a chance to see minor tweaks in terms of new features and similar things.

You may count on a familiar layout, on an SUV that still has a couple of good things to offer. We like its comfortable ride, as well as good fuel economy. Also, the cabin is spacious and comfortable, while the recent update has made this SUV look more appealing. However, there are few drawbacks as well, starting from a small cargo area and underpowered engine.

Considering that there are no significant changes to come, we presume that the 2023 GMC Terrain will arrive sometime in the second half of 2022.

2023 GMC Terrain

2023 GMC Terrain Redesign

The 2023 GMC Terrain could easily represent the final production year of the generation and if we consider the last year’s refresh, it’s quite obvious that bigger changes won’t occur. So, we expect to see the same design, based on the good-old E2 platform, the same one that underpins Chevy Equinox. The two models have a lot in common but what we like about the Terrain is a nice suspension setup, which makes the ride smooth and comfortable.

The recent update has brought a new styling. There is a new grille design, as well as new headlights and a new bumper. All these things make the crossover look better and more appealing. That’s why we don’t expect to see any changes for the next year, though minor updates like new color options are always possible.

The last year’s refresh has also brought a new version called AT4. It doesn’t come with too many off-road upgrades, but you may count on things like the front skid plate, upgraded tires and unique styling details. Of course, the well-known Denali trim also comes with lots of exclusive styling details, which emphasize its luxury.


The recent update hasn’t brought any interior updates, so we may presume that the 2023 GMC Terrain will continue in the same way. Therefore, we expect to see a cabin design that offers a relatively attractive cabin layout, but not that great overall quality. The build quality could be better, while there is also a good number of areas with hard plastics and other cheap materials. Things are a little bit better in the Denali trim.

2023 GMC Terrain Interior

On the other hand, there is nothing to complain about regarding passenger space. This model features one of the longest wheelbases in the segment, so the legroom is more than sufficient. The driving position is also pretty good, as well as the visibility.

The cargo area isn’t that generous with space. You may count on about 29.6 cubic feet of space behind the second row and 63.3 cubic feet of the total cargo volume.


The list of standard and available equipment shouldn’t change too much for the next year. The recent refresh has brought a couple of novelties, starting from goodies like wireless Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. The list of standard equipment should also include goodies like a 7-inch touch screen, Amazon Alexa, Android Auto, Apple CarPlay, a six-speaker stereo, four USB ports, Bluetooth, and a Wi-Fi hot spot. Among options, you can get goodies like a sunroof, dual-zone climate control, an 8-inch touch screen, navigation, wireless device charging, satellite radio, HD Radio, a seven-speaker Bose stereo, a DVD player, and a rear-seat infotainment system.

2023 GMC Terrain Engines

Things under the hood are about to remain the same. Unfortunately, the optional 2.0-liter turbo-four has been discontinued, so a smaller 1.5-liter unit remains the only one on the offer. This engine puts out around 170 horsepower and while that’s enough for daily commuting, things aren’t that great on the open road. The engine can be quite loud at a higher speed, while a 9-speed automatic transmission that often hesitates with shifts doesn’t help at all.

On the other hand, we do like the fuel economy. It goes around 25 mpg in the city and 30 mpg on the highway, which is decent for the class. Models with all-wheel drive are slightly thirstier.

2023 GMC Terrain AT4

2023 GMC Terrain Release Date and Price

We expect to see 2023 GMC Terrain sometime in the second half of 2022, with the starting price of around 29.000 dollars. The competition in the segment is extremely tough and some of the key players are models like Honda CR-V, Toyota RAV4, Chevy Equinox etc.

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