GMC’s gussied-up Terrain – the 2013 Terrain Denali – finally has an official price tag. According to the automaker, the 2013 Terrain Denali will carry a base suggested retail price of $35,350 – including $825 in destination – when it reaches dealers this fall.
That price brings home a 2013 Terrain Denali fitted with the direct-injection 2.4-liter I-4, six-speed automatic transmission that’s presently offered in lesser Terrain models, along with front-wheel drive. Add all-wheel-drive to the mix, and the MSRP increases by $1750 to $37,100.
Those seeking V-6 power have a new option: General Motors’ 301-hp, direct-injection 3.6-liter V-6 replaces the previous 3.0-liter V-6. Though it will ultimately be rolled out across the 2013 Terrain lineup, it premieres on the Terrain Denali. GMC says the new 3.6-liter carries a $1500 premium, making it no more expensive than the outgoing 3.0-liter engine. As such, a front-wheel-drive 2013 Terrain Denali with the V-6 should start at $36,850, while an all-wheel-drive model fitted with the six-cylinder should start at $38,600.
As we reported in March, the Terrain Denali builds upon the existing top-tier Terrain SLT-2 trim level by adding a few touches cribbed from GMC’s other Denali models. The requisite chrome honeycomb grille insert appears, and is paired with satin chrome accents placed on the grille surround, mirror caps, and roof rails. Terrain Denali models receive a new FE2 suspension tuning and bespoke dual-stage dampers. Unique chrome-clad 18-inch wheels are standard on four-cylinder models, while six-spoke, 19-inch wheels are included with the optional V-6.
Inside, Denali models boast unique jet black perforated leather seating with Denali logos, illuminated sill plates, and a four-spoke steering wheel with wood accents. The 2013 Terrain Denali also builds upon the SLT-2’s standard safety package (which incorporates forward collision and lane departure warnings) with standard rear cross-path and blind spot detection systems – both of which are presently Denali-trim exclusives. GMC’s touch-screen infotainment system, complete with USB audio input and Bluetooth phone pairing, is standard equipment, leaving navigation, a dual-screen rear-seat DVD entertainment system, a cargo protection package, and towing equipment as the only major options available.
Expect more pricing information to emerge closer to the 2013 Terrain Denali’s on-sale date, which GMC says falls in the third quarter of 2012.