in 2013 Affordable Compact SUVs

Avg. Price Paid: $20,992 - $28,340
Original MSRP: $26,305 - $36,745
MPG: 22 City / 32 Hwy
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Used Car: 2013 GMC Terrain Review

Review Last Updated: 4/17/15

The 2013 GMC Terrain has a spacious, attractive interior, a balanced ride and good performance with its available V6 engine, reviewers said.

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The 2013 GMC Terrain has a standard four-cylinder engine and an available V6. An automatic transmission comes with either engine. Reviewers preferred the power of the V6, which they said feels strong. With the base engine and front-wheel drive, the Terrain gets 22/32 mpg city/highway, which is good for the class. Though reviewers weren’t blown away by the Terrain’s performance, most agreed that it has a quiet, comfortable ride and composed handling.

Most reviewers liked the 2013 GMC Terrain’s interior, which they said has generally high-quality materials, especially the Denali trim, and offers plenty of passenger space. The rear seat slides back and forth to allow for more cargo or passenger space, and earned praise for being roomy. The 2013 Terrain doesn’t have as much overall cargo space as a number of rivals, although most critics were pleased with its luggage capacity. Standard features include a rearview camera, a USB port and Bluetooth. Available features include a rear-seat entertainment system, GMC’s IntelliLink infotainment system, leather seating, a sunroof, forward collision alert, lane departure warning and blind spot monitoring. Auto journalists commented that IntelliLink is straightforward and easy to operate.

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Other SUVs to Consider

The 2013 Toyota RAV4 has more cargo space than the Terrain and one of the best reliability ratings in the class. Test drivers agreed that its cabin is quiet, comfortable and attractive.

Reviewers said the 2013 Mazda CX-5 is very sporty for an SUV. It gets better fuel economy than the Terrain, and critics liked its modern cabin design.

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