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    2013 GMC Terrain Denali To Start At $34,525*



    William Maley

    Editor/Reporter - CheersandGears.com

    June 12, 2012

    GMC has announced pricing for the newest member of the Denali family, the Terrain. For $34,525 (excluding a $825 destination charge), you get a 2.4L inline-four, FWD, GMC's Intellilink infotainment system, a programmable power liftgate, an eight-way power driver's seat, dual-flow dampers for the front suspension, and eighteen-inch wheels.

    If you want a bit more power, a 3,6L DI V6 producing 301 HP will be available for an extra $1,500. The price includes nineteen-inch wheels taking the place of the eighteens.

    All-wheel-drive will be available for both powertrains for an additional $1,750.

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    Suite of advanced safety and technology features standard on luxury small SUV

    DETROIT – GMC today announced pricing for the Terrain Denali, a luxury small SUV that goes on sale in the third quarter of this year. With the longest list of advanced safety features ever for a GMC, a fuel-efficient 2.4L I-4 and front-wheel drive, the Terrain Denali will cost $35,350, including an $825 destination charge.

    Optional all-wheel drive raises the base price to $37,100, while a V-6 can be paired with either drivetrain for an additional $1,500. New for 2013, Terrain’s 3.6L V-6 uses direct injection and continuously variable valve timing to produce a class-leading 301 horsepower, as well as improved torque for stronger passing and towing performance. The cost of the V-6 also includes an upgrade from 18- to 19-inch chrome-clad wheels.

    Terrain Denali’s standard safety systems include forward collision alert and lane departure warning, as well as Denali-exclusive side blind zone and rear cross traffic alert.

    Forward collision alert and lane departure warning use the industry’s first single-camera crash-avoidance system to visually and audibly warn drivers when a collision is imminent or the vehicle crosses a lane marker without a turn signal engaged.

    Side blind zone and rear cross traffic alert help avoid collisions by using radar to watch spots the driver may not be able to see – and provide visible and audible warnings. When another vehicle is in the Terrain’s blind zone, a yellow icon is illuminated on either side view mirror. Rear cross traffic alert displays warnings on the in-cabin connectivity screen, which also displays footage from Terrain’s standard rear view camera.

    Along with unique exterior and interior styling, the Denali model’s standard features include luxuries not offered on any other Terrain model, including an eight-way power front passenger seat and the added comfort of dual-flow dampers for the front suspension.

    Other standard technology and convenience features include Intellilink, GMC’s voice-controlled infotainment system with Bluetooth smartphone integration and apps like Pandora and Stitcher Smart Radio, a programmable power lift gate, and Homelink integrated garage door opener controls.

    With so many standard features, Terrain Denali’s options list is short. A trailering package, the aforementioned 3.6L V-6, Color Touch Navigation, and organization accessories like a rear cargo cover, a cargo convenience net and luggage crossbars are available at additional cost.

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    It's 4 grand more than my loaded (with V-6) SLT-2 (only missing AWD, the Nav and TV screens). 5 and half more with the V-6. Don't see the value for a diff grille, tailights and Denali script.

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    I too as a owner of a 2012 SLT2 2WD I see no value in this.

    I to be honest do not have any issue not having the higher HP engine. The 3.0 does the job and while I would have liked to have a 3.6 I really have no regrett.

    For this price I would just move up to the SRX. There is a dealer here offering well optioned SRX's new for $32,000.

    GMC needs to offer real hardware for that kind of money and make the V6, Entertainm,entertainment system and AWD standard. Lighted rockers and a few extra chome items mean little to me. To be honest I could order the grill and tailights at cost and get the same effect. Even the wheels are hardly different from what I have now with the present 19".

    This is one the dealers will get and have to discount so sell. Look for rebates.

    The only Denali that was worth the extra money I have driven was the original Serria Pick up with AWD, 6.0 and electric sunroof with the high grade leather interior. But then that one was over $60K.

    GMC would have done better to replace the SLT2 with the Denali.

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    See now, the base model is so nice it renders the Denali redundant. Shoot, I'd happily take an SLE-1 AWD 3.6 if I were looking for a street-only CUV.

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    As I have stated in the past this was the WRONG Dilution of the Denali brand.

    $37,775 for a Denali Terrain with AWD and V6. WAY TOO MUCH!

    If they wanted something special in this small package, it would have been better to do a Black Ice Edition. Metallic All Black Monochromatic paint job with Black Chrome 19" wheels and fully loaded inside. Blacked out windows. This would be worthy of a $35K AWD small CUV.

    This is NOT the right way to go, FAILURE for GMC! Very sad. Only Denali worth it was the FULL Size Yukon XL and the Sierra trucks.

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    I expect the sticker on the fully loaded Denali will break the $40,000 level. Might get to $42K with the entertainment system. The SLT2 with all the toys are stickered a $38K now.

    Note there are a few high dollar options like AWD, V6 and entertaiment system that can add to the price fast. these three alone can add Approx $5,000 alone.

    The best value is the SLE model 2WD. they can be had for near $20,000 and while may not have all the toys they are well optioned.

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    You have to remember that many here are not the target market for Denali models. Trust me, these things will sell, and I guarantee that you'll see a lot of 4cyl, FWD Denali models on the road too. I am not interested in this particular model myself, as I would rather have a loaded SLT-2 instead. But I agree with hyperV6 that the Denali trim should have replaced the SLT-2 trim and the SLT-1 could have gained the SLT-2's extra options (standard chrome trim, etc and been called just SLT). Maybe that will happen if more people go with the Denali over the SLT-2 trim - that's what happened to the Acadia (SLT-2 was dropped in favor of the Denali trim, per my salesman at my GMC dealership).

    I still think for GMC to keep the Terrain relevant and in customer's minds they should do limited edition trims, such as what dfelt wants. I'd really be interested in one if they called it the All Terrain model and gave it a modest lift with AWD standard - a'la Jeep Patriot. By doing this they offer a niche vehicle that really doesn't cost more to do and gain sales in the process. Makes complete business sense.

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    Has the Denali brand ever been value for the dollar upgrades? Sounds like GMC is telling every Denali buyer to pay $5000 more for a higher trim level that probably cost an extra $500 at the factory. Oh well.

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    Any given Denali package is prolly 95% profit with economies of scale factored in. They're blingy, imo, and do not add functional value since the demise of 4WS on the early Denali pickups.

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    You have to remember that many here are not the target market for Denali models. Trust me, these things will sell, and I guarantee that you'll see a lot of 4cyl, FWD Denali models on the road too. I am not interested in this particular model myself, as I would rather have a loaded SLT-2 instead. But I agree with hyperV6 that the Denali trim should have replaced the SLT-2 trim and the SLT-1 could have gained the SLT-2's extra options (standard chrome trim, etc and been called just SLT). Maybe that will happen if more people go with the Denali over the SLT-2 trim - that's what happened to the Acadia (SLT-2 was dropped in favor of the Denali trim, per my salesman at my GMC dealership).

    I still think for GMC to keep the Terrain relevant and in customer's minds they should do limited edition trims, such as what dfelt wants. I'd really be interested in one if they called it the All Terrain model and gave it a modest lift with AWD standard - a'la Jeep Patriot. By doing this they offer a niche vehicle that really doesn't cost more to do and gain sales in the process. Makes complete business sense.

    I would agree with you that if they do not do a limited version like I stated, a OffRoad AWD version as you state would be a Killer Production version for GMC. This would bring in the Jeep Crowd. 3-5 inch lift with big tires, take the crawl ratios from the H3 Hummer and give it some off-road manners.

    The body style already is tough enough to handle an Off Road version.

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    i'd prefer the denali be a 3.6 only but at the same time 4 cyl. is what many customers are choosing.

    a used 4 cyl FWD denali on the used market in 3 years will be cheap and a good buy for a lot of bling.

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    Ok first off forget the OFF Road Package Idea. The Terrain is not an off road vehicle and to be honest never will be. This thing was designed to be a on road cross over and nothing more.

    The new Terrain will be here in 2014 as a 2015 so at this point it is just going to ride it out. Word is the next one will be on the Delta II and this will fix the major issue of weight. It will be a 4 cylinder only and be about the size of a Cruze and Escape. There will be a shift in the market on the SUV line at GM. I still expect the Trailblazer to appear at some point no matter what GM stated and Chevy will get some kind of version of the Trax. THe market is all about cross overs now and every company will offer them is several sizes and drivetrains.

    Either way the Denali price is to the point there are too many other good options. Hell for just over 40K you can get a lot of really prime vehicles. I own a loaded Terrain and it makes a wonderful $31K out the door vehicle but it is no way a $40K vehicle. Even GMC offers better at that price.

    High profits are often built on the idea there is a sucker born every min. I can't blame GM as this is pure money but I see a fool behind every wheel.

    I normally opt for all the options when I buy a new car but generally I get things like Superchargers, Turbo's and suspension packages. For $5k I expect more than some chrome and a night light.

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    Ok first off forget the OFF Road Package Idea. The Terrain is not an off road vehicle and to be honest never will be. This thing was designed to be a on road cross over and nothing more.

    Our famous and missing friend, PCS/Oracle of Delphi, stated long ago that the Theta platform was quite capable of handling off-road duty if the suspension was set-up correctly. The current set-up of the Terrain and Equinox is for on-road performance - aka "inclement weather" driving and light all-terrain duty. However, if a modest suspension lift can be installed, with meatier tires, an All-Terrain limited edition (not an Off-Road model) could be brought to market to capture an audience attune to such a vehicle. Jeep does this with the Compass (on-road) and Patriot (all-terrain) models, though we all know that with a little extra tuning the Patriot can be an off-road warrior too.

    My biggest peeve with the Terrain is that for a SUV-wannabe CUV with truck-like styling, it sits way too low to the ground. That would be okay if it was the FWD that sat this low, but I feel the AWD version should have some lift to it and extra ground clearance. My mom's '05 Saturn VUE V6 AWD (and the Gen1 Equinox & Pontiac Torrent too) sits higher off the ground than the current Theta's do.

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    Ok first off forget the OFF Road Package Idea. The Terrain is not an off road vehicle and to be honest never will be. This thing was designed to be a on road cross over and nothing more.

    Our famous and missing friend, PCS/Oracle of Delphi, stated long ago that the Theta platform was quite capable of handling off-road duty if the suspension was set-up correctly. The current set-up of the Terrain and Equinox is for on-road performance - aka "inclement weather" driving and light all-terrain duty. However, if a modest suspension lift can be installed, with meatier tires, an All-Terrain limited edition (not an Off-Road model) could be brought to market to capture an audience attune to such a vehicle. Jeep does this with the Compass (on-road) and Patriot (all-terrain) models, though we all know that with a little extra tuning the Patriot can be an off-road warrior too.

    My biggest peeve with the Terrain is that for a SUV-wannabe CUV with truck-like styling, it sits way too low to the ground. That would be okay if it was the FWD that sat this low, but I feel the AWD version should have some lift to it and extra ground clearance. My mom's '05 Saturn VUE V6 AWD (and the Gen1 Equinox & Pontiac Torrent too) sits higher off the ground than the current Theta's do.

    I agree that the Terrain should and could have a proper lift in AWD form and be a competition to the Compass/Patriot. GM should consider a limited version like this. I think they could get a nice profit on a built unit like this.

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    Ok first off forget the OFF Road Package Idea. The Terrain is not an off road vehicle and to be honest never will be. This thing was designed to be a on road cross over and nothing more.

    Our famous and missing friend, PCS/Oracle of Delphi, stated long ago that the Theta platform was quite capable of handling off-road duty if the suspension was set-up correctly. The current set-up of the Terrain and Equinox is for on-road performance - aka "inclement weather" driving and light all-terrain duty. However, if a modest suspension lift can be installed, with meatier tires, an All-Terrain limited edition (not an Off-Road model) could be brought to market to capture an audience attune to such a vehicle. Jeep does this with the Compass (on-road) and Patriot (all-terrain) models, though we all know that with a little extra tuning the Patriot can be an off-road warrior too.

    My biggest peeve with the Terrain is that for a SUV-wannabe CUV with truck-like styling, it sits way too low to the ground. That would be okay if it was the FWD that sat this low, but I feel the AWD version should have some lift to it and extra ground clearance. My mom's '05 Saturn VUE V6 AWD (and the Gen1 Equinox & Pontiac Torrent too) sits higher off the ground than the current Theta's do.

    Oh hell that means little as I could take a Sonic and make it into a capable off road vehicle too with the right parts. But that does not mean it would be a good idea.

    The issue is with my customer. We sell almost every off road part known to man at work at you would find few real off roaders that would bite on a butched up Terrain.

    Off roaders love RWD/AWD/4WD but if it has any ties to abased FWD they have little use for it. Vehicles like the Nitro, Patriot, Compass, Escape, Nox, Explorer. Terrain etc are not what real off roaders want. They have some nice slurs for them and people who consider them real off road material.

    Now the old S-10, Jeep and even the Samuri are ok with them but they have little interest in these Crossovers. In all the 4x4 events I have run the show Judging on where we average 800 vehicles few to none are what I would term a modern cross over.

    The rest are mostly soccer mom vehicles or butched up mini vans at best.

    The cost to make the Terrain into a real off roader will drive the price to where they would just get a Yukon anyways.

    The terrain has 7" of Ground Clearance and for the most will make it over what ever you need to with it.

    Hell I like the Terrain but I would not want to go off road in it. There are more and better options out there. I would rather see a light jeep like vehicle on the Delta put out and designed from the start as trail ready as they like to say.

    Short wheel base, light, good ground clearance, durable and easy to see out of is what most off roaders like and that is what they should be given.

    The comments I heard on the guys witht he Patriots were crazy. Even the regular Jeep guys make fun of their manhood.

    This is not what I feel but it is what I hear and see from the real trail guys out there. The kind that will run through a mud pit for $100 with out a truck. We did it evey year just to see how many we could get to do it. We has to limit the field. LOL!

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    $41,000 plus for a loaded AWD V6 Denali.

    Are they friggin nuts? I own a Terrain and love it but no way in hell is this vehicle worth that kind of money. Once you break $40K the door opens to a lot of better options.

    May as well just pay a little more and get the SRX. There is a dealer here selling the SRX new for $32,000 here. I see rebates on some real deals on this one.

    On a positive note the new engine is nice. The present one is good and the 3.6 is just 14% to the better. More power is never bad. At least you do not have to buy the Denali to get the 3.6.

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    I'd rather have a Yukon SLE than the current Acadia Denali if I had that sort of moolah. The reskinned Acadia is night-n-day nicer though.

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      The new powertrain supports a 7,000-pound max trailering rating that is second in the segment only to the Canyon’s available 2.8L Duramax diesel, which is rated at 7,700 pounds.
      The 2017 model year updates, including the new V-6 and eight-speed combination, will arrive at dealerships in the fourth quarter of this year. 

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    • By William Maley
      Last week, we brought you the details of the 2017 Chevrolet Colorado and its new 3.6L V6 and eight-speed automatic. As we noted in our story, a similar announcement for the GMC Canyon was likely incoming. That day has come.
      Today, GMC has announced the 2017 Canyon would be getting the updated 3.6L V6 and eight-speed automatic. If you want more details on the updated powertrain, we highly recommend checking out our Colorado story. If you want the TL;DR version,
      308 horsepower and 275 pound-feet of torque (up 3 horsepower and 6 pound-feet) Engine boasts a revised direct injection system, updated variable valve timing, and cylinder deactivation Eight-speed automatic (only on the V6) features a higher first-gear and lower rear-axle ratios Unlike the Colorado, the 2017 Canyon does come with a few more updates. First is a new All Terrain X model. Following in the footsteps of the Sierra All Terrain X, the Canyon variant gets a set of Goodyear Wrangler DuraTrac 255/65R17 all-terrain tires, distinctive 17-inch wheels, an off-road suspension, hill descent control, and a few other goodies. 2017 will also GMC launch the Canyon Denali which brings a number of luxury appointments such as leather upholstery, heated and ventilated front seats, heated steering wheel, Bose sound system, and a set of 20-inch wheels.
      The 2017 GMC Canyon arrives at dealers late this year.
      Source: GMC
      Press Release is on Page 2
      GMC Canyon Extends Momentum with Broader 2017 Lineup
      New Canyon Denali, All Terrain X expand choices, offer new propulsion system DETROIT – Building on the momentum of an 18-percent sales increase so far this year, GMC today announced a broader 2017 GMC Canyon lineup led by the new, range-topping Canyon Denali and new, off-road-inspired All Terrain X.
      Like all GMC Denali models, the new Canyon Denali is distinguished by chrome exterior details and unique wheels, along with exclusive interior trim and content. It also features a new 3.6L V-6 engine that’s paired with a segment-first eight-speed automatic transmission.
      This new propulsion system is offered across the 2017 Canyon lineup, including the new All Terrain X package, which takes the popular All Terrain model farther down the trail, with Goodyear DuraTrac all-terrain tires, all-weather floor liners and more. 
      “Canyon continues to carve out its own niche as the only premium truck in the midsize segment,” said Duncan Aldred, vice president of GMC Sales and Marketing. “With a broader 2017 Canyon lineup and the redesigned Acadia, GMC is offering more choices for finding the premium truck or SUV that matches customers’ design preferences and capability needs.”
      Additional new and revised features for the 2017 Canyon lineup include:
      New IntelliLink radio with 7-inch-diagonal color touchscreen Standard Teen Driver Mode through IntelliLink Available heated steering wheel Exterior colors Dark Slate Metallic, Mineral Metallic and Red Quartz Metallic Canyon Denali
      In addition to its Denali-signature chrome grille, the 2017 Canyon Denali features specific wheels — 20-inch ultra-bright machined aluminum with painted accents — along with tubular chrome assist steps, polished exhaust tip (V-6 only) and spray-on bedliner.
      Inside, a Jet Black interior features unique leather-appointed, heated and ventilated front seats — exclusive content in the Canyon lineup — along with unique instrument panel and console trim and Denali-logo sill plates and floor mats. Additional standard features include:
      Heated steering wheel GMC IntelliLink with Navigation and an 8-inch-diagonal color touchscreen 4G Wi-Fi hotspot Automatic climate control Full-color driver information center Remote start Bose® premium seven-speaker audio system Two USB charging ports on the rear of the center console and another inside the console Forward Collision Alert and Lane Departure Warning
      All Terrain X
      This special version of the popular All Terrain package offered on the SLE model is the most off-road-capable Canyon for those who travel beyond the paved path. The X adds Goodyear Wrangler DuraTrac P255/65R17 all-terrain tires and all-weather floor liners to All Terrain content, which includes:
      Off-road suspension and transfer case shield Body-color grille surround and rear step bumper Unique interior with red stitching and heated front seats Hill Descent Control Unique 17-inch aluminum wheels 3-inch-diameter round step bars Spray-on bedliner Remote start Automatic climate control and sliding rear window
      The All Terrain model requires the new 3.6L V-6/eight-speed automatic propulsion system. The 2.8L Duramax turbo-diesel engine is available.
      3.6L V-6 and eight-speed automatic
      The new 3.6L/eight-speed propulsion system offers stronger, more confident acceleration and smoother shift performance than the Canyon’s previous V-6/six-speed combination. This new combination focuses on refining everyday driving performance, including accelerating from a stop, passing on the highway and cruising at a constant speed.
      The 3.6L leverages technologies such as continuously variable valve timing, direct injection and Active Fuel Management (cylinder deactivation) to balance performance and efficiency. It is rated at an SAE-certified 308 hp (230 kW) and 275 lb-ft of torque (373 Nm).
      Canyon’s new Hydra-Matic 8L45 eight-speed automatic complements the 3.6L with a technologically advanced design and control system that supports smoother, more refined performance. Smaller “steps” between the gears as the vehicle accelerates allow the transmission to shift quicker, with almost imperceptible upshifts.
      The 8L45 eight-speed also has a wider 7.0 gear ratio that enables a numerically higher first gear ratio — helping drivers start off more confidently with a heavy load or when trailering — and numerically lower overdrive ratios that reduce engine rpm on the highway. A lower engine speed has two benefits: It can reduce fuel consumption to enhance efficiency and it reduces engine noise for a quieter cabin.
      The new powertrain supports a 7,000-pound max trailering rating that is second in the segment only to the Canyon’s available 2.8L Duramax diesel, which is rated at 7,700 pounds.
      The 2017 model year updates, including the new V-6 and eight-speed combination, will arrive at dealerships in the fourth quarter of this year. 
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