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2013 Terrain’s new V-6 proves itself on test track - car fanatics - 06-21-2012 12:37 PM
Photo credit: GMC
June 21, 2012
By: CF staff
New 3.6L has more power and more torque, same fuel efficiency
When the 2013 Terrain goes on sale later this year, its optional 3.6L V-6 will make it the quickest, most powerful iteration yet of GMC’s small SUV. After final testing, engineers confirm the new engine delivers 0-60 mph acceleration in 6.7 seconds.
“Straight-line acceleration to 60 in under seven seconds is a great proof point for the 2013 Terrain, but the benefit this engine upgrade has for drivers goes much deeper,” said Essy Ipakchian, lead development engineer for the Terrain. “They’ll notice improved passing power with fewer downshifts, as well as stronger towing performance.”
The SAE-certified 301-horsepower, 3.6L engine uses technologies like direct injection and continuously variable valve timing to deliver power and torque gains accompanied by EPA-estimated fuel economy ratings that are equal to its predecessor – 17/24 mpg for front-drive models and 16/23 mpg when paired with Terrain’s all-wheel drive system.
Torque output is rated at 272 lb-ft, a gain of 22.5 percent. Towing capacity for the Terrain V-6 is rated at 3,500 pounds.
“This new 2013 Terrain engine delivers the uncompromised performance our customers desire,” said Tony DiSalle, vice president of GMC Marketing. “It’s the most powerful V-6 the brand has ever produced, and our engineers deserve credit for achieving that without sacrificing fuel economy.”
Terrain’s 3.6L engine replaces the current 3.0L V-6 in the third quarter of 2012 with the arrival of 2013 models. It will be available as a standalone, $1,500 option on SLE-2, SLT-1, and SLT-2 models.
For the all-new 2013 Terrain Denali luxury small SUV, the V-6 will be a $1,750 option that also includes upgraded 19-inch chrome-clad wheels.
RE: 2013 Terrain’s new V-6 proves itself on test track - jspookss - 06-21-2012 02:00 PM
RE: 2013 Terrain’s new V-6 proves itself on test track - Thed - 06-21-2012 03:05 PM
You can't outrun ugly.
RE: 2013 Terrain’s new V-6 proves itself on test track - redsky - 06-21-2012 03:08 PM
Talk about an eyesore.
RE: 2013 Terrain’s new V-6 proves itself on test track - ncguy - 06-21-2012 04:37 PM
I will agree that the Terrain isn't one of my favorite in the 'looks' department but...
There is no uglier than the Rav4 in this segment
Give me a Nox with the 3.6L any day please! :OHYEAH!:
RE: 2013 Terrain’s new V-6 proves itself on test track - LovemyPathfinder - 06-21-2012 06:52 PM
Ehh... it's pretty hard to make this segment pretty.
You just have to work with what you got.
RE: 2013 Terrain’s new V-6 proves itself on test track - 96s-10ss - 06-21-2012 06:56 PM
ncguy;213808 Wrote:I will agree that the Terrain isn't one of my favorite in the 'looks' department but...
My mom has one ::