2023 GMC Terrain To Get New Engine52
The 2023 GMC Terrain arrives as the sixth model year for the latest second-gen crossover, introducing a few critical changes and updates as compared to the fully refreshed 2022 model year. Now, GM Authority has learned that one of these updates is a new engine.
According to GM Authority sources, the 2023 GMC Terrain will be equipped with the turbocharged 1.5L I4 LSD gasoline engine. Output from the LSD is rated at 175 horsepower at 5,800 rpm and 203 pound-feet of torque at 2,000 rpm. The new turbocharged engine will replace the turbocharged 1.5L I4 LYX gasoline engine previously equipped by the 2022 GMC Terrain. Notably, output is similar between the two four-cylinder engines, with the LYX rated at 170 horsepower at 5,600 rpm and 203 pound-feet of torque at 2,000 rpm.
As before, the 2023 GMC Terrain will once again utilize the GM 9-speed automatic transmission for cog swaps, the same transmission configuration equipped by the preceding 2022 GMC Terrain.
As GM Authority covered previously, the 2023 GMC Terrain is set to enter production on August 22nd, 2022. Notably, production of the 2023 Chevy Equinox will also begin on August 22nd. GM is increasing production of the Chevy Equinox and GMC Terrain at the GM San Luis Potosi plant in Mexico following the end of production for the Chevy Onix at the facility. Although Chevy Onix production at the GM San Luis Potosi plant ended in May, the Onix will continue to be sold in Mexico with units imported from China.
The GMC Terrain was originally set to receive a refresh for the 2021 model year, but due to complications stemming from the COVID-19 pandemic, the refresh was delayed until the 2022 model year. Updates compared to the 2021 model year include revisions to the exterior styling and new exterior paint options as well, with four exterior colors deleted – Blue Emerald Metallic, Graphite Gray Metallic, Satin Steel Metallic, and Red Quartz Tintcoat.
What’s more, the 2022 GMC Terrain introduces small changes to the interior styling and materials, as well as all-new interior trims and the addition of the new Head-up Display feature for the SLT and AT4 trims.
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Cut cut cut. Am I reading this correctly? The new engine is 5 HP less than the old one? Really, most of us here have said that the Terrain needs more HP? Or do
I need a 3 rd cup of coffee. I think my reality just keeps getting worse. Why bother. Cup 3 please.
It says the new 1.5 is 175 horsepower whereas the old 1.5 was 170 horsepower
That’s kickass! That’s also sarcasm… The terrain would fly out of the lots if it had a much bigger motor that did not have to work so hard… I just bought a 2022 Acadia Denali AWD with the V6… very happy.
Have to go with the V6 but gawd they could make it interesting right?
The Acadia is a low quality pile of Junk.
Enjoy trying to replace that battery after 3 years.
What battery??? It’s 3.6 V-6 gas motor… Evan, sometimes it is better to keep your mouth shut and let people think you are an idiot than to open it and remove all doubt!
All cars have a battery now that needs to be replaced. You need to heed your own advice.
David… Replacing a battery is standard wear & tear… Just like oil changes, replacing tires, etc… Those are called consumables. On the other hand, if the motor or transmission had a history of failing, then that would be a different story…
On the other hand, To replace the battery pack on a Tesla, depending on the model, could run you between $13,000 to $20,000. And that is not an item covered under the Tesla warranty…
The average life span of a 12 volt battery is around 5 years… Sometimes they last longer, sometimes they last less time. It depends on a number of factors.
In my 65 plus years on the planet, 50 of them owning vehicles I have probably replaced more than 200 batteries with the number of vehicles that I have owned over the years both for commercial and personal use.
I understand full well all of the maintenance factors of owning a vehicle and I have a 2015 Silverado lemon as we speak.
Our 2019 GMC Sierra SLT AWD just had to have its main battery replaced due to poor quality.
However the worst part was all the unnecessary BS that had to be taken off in order to change the battery. The grossly incompetent engineers that designed that need fired & barred from car engineering.
And bite me with your American Ignorance Dee.
Hey Evan, psst… I am not American.. The thing about “assuming” is that you are usually wrong. Have a nice day…
My mistake but so what really.
I was looking at getting 2023 Terrain hoping for more HP. I love my local GMC Caddy Dealer. No way on Gods Green Earth can I Get A Blackwing CT4 and now GM pulls this. The world as I knew it has passed. 😵
That’s why I would get the Acadia with the 3.6L V6.
Dan, I have the 2022 Acadia Denali AWD with the V6… That thing becomes a whole different animal (as far as SUV/Crossovers go) when you put it in Sport mode and take it for a romp… It is a fun thing to drive…
The world has changed, for sure, and not for the better. I will never love tiny engines, turbo or not. Yuck. Just as the engine on/off feature is a nightmare. Shame on GM for this dangerous idea just to save a cup of gas.
LOL, I love this so much.
Everybody: “We need a bigger engine!”
gm: “No prob, fam. I gotchu!”
*𝘤𝘳𝘦𝘢𝘵𝘦𝘴 𝘢𝘯𝘰𝘵𝘩𝘦𝘳 1.5𝘭 𝘸𝘪𝘵𝘩 𝘫𝘶𝘴𝘵 5 𝘦𝘹𝘵𝘳𝘢 𝘩𝘱*
*whew* do you promise not to use up all that extra horsepower in one place???
Does it even have 5 HP extra? The new one is rated at 200 RPMs higher than the rating on the old one. There is no indication of why they even bothered.
I lost a lot of Terrain sales to other brands when they dropped the 2L engine. That was a great setup. This isn’t terrible, but it’s not remotely exciting either.
I’m wondering how many ‘bu sales you lost because the 2 litre was only available in the highest trim package?
Not just the highest. SLT could do either. It was standard in Denali. Most people interested in the SLE didn’t care, but I imagine there were a couple where it mattered.
ya, Awsome, huh??? LOL
at this rate, in 20 years it might have the same hp as the current base honda cr-v. way to go.
Don’t allow GM to get distracted from its quest to be 100% EV
Any ICE products will get minimal attention then be phased out.
This isn’t Toyota approach but GM doesn’t have the scale or capital to go this route
And that’s why GM will go bankrupt again and this time it won’t be bailed out but put down permanently in the history books.
The smart Japanese are winning big time with their highly efficient and reliable hybrid cars & SUVs.
Do they actually believe a 5 hp gain is going to make a heavier car perform better that the lighter Terrain? That’s millennial thinking for you, no common sense.
Sorry my bad but heck what’s the difference it’s an insult to car buyers. You have to go Audi or BMW to do better with a price point that is not acceptable. What GM could do very easily is either tweak up this motor up to maybe 210. I’m sure that is very possible in 2022 and watch them fly off the shelves but that they could card less about selling cars. Sick of it all. It’s over for GM.
Last comment. My dealership had a real pretty Terrian Denali loaded. I wanted to buy it. 4WD everything. I drove it and it was a dog. I mean it could be a star with 210 220 that in no way would it take the sales of the V-6 away. That’s all I have devoted way too much time to this. So be it. 😊
Back to the 70’s with underpowered death traps. Dealers tell people the magic word turbocharged, and they think that the vehicle has infinite power when in fact the vehicle will not pull a hair off of a dog’s back.
David… Reminiscing about your AMC Pacer from your high school days, are you???
Next engine choice for gm will be a Briggs and Stratton.
Let me get this straight. In the (basically) same article about the Chevy Nox, it says it’s going to use this new engine paired with a 6 speed trans. In this one, they say this new engine paired with the 9 speed trans? Is this correct?
If yes, and if I were looking to buy one of the two GM twins, that would make my decision a no brainer. It would be the Chevy for me! You can take that 9 speed and stick it.
BTW. So many car magazine and people rate the Mazda’s so high. I work at a store with Mazda. I drive them often. So what gives? Few people complain like they are here about Mazda’s anemic and sorely outdated 2.5L 4 cyl. It has similar HP to the GM cars but with less torque than the GM cars. The only other option with the Mazda is to go to the top lines (bumping the price way up) to get the 2.5L turbo. It’s better, but not by much. And guess what. Every Mazda with an automatic is the 6 speed.
The Equinox has been paired with the 6-speed while the Terrain has gotten the 9-speed for a few years now. The Equinox’s actually rate for better fuel economy, but that could easily be explained by larger wheels/more kit in the Terrain’s.
Much better power to weight rstio
screw GM for not making the 2.0 LSY an option.
Who makes these silly decisions with these insults to people intelligence a little 1.5 l engine making a measly 175 h p with a 3500 lbs vehicle what is the big deal just put back the 2.0 l engine and it would a great small c u v and probably more people would buy the terrain . I would like to buy a terrain denali but not with that engine and a hefty MRSP !!! That’s nuts !!!
Sadly GM has made turbocharged 4 cylinder engines in the over 2 liter class with horsepower exceeding 250 HP, it’s not Rocket Science, anyone can do it and just about every automaker has done it or is doing it today. So, why’s GM “leading
from behind” with a paltry 170 HP 1,5 liter turbo engine when it used to have bigger more powerful engines in the GMC Terrain? In order to understand why GM does things the way they do, you first have to understand the inner workings of the Powertrain Engineers within GM, while they’ll gladly make engines that’ll compete on every level (4, 6 and 8 cylinders, turbo and non turbo as requested) it isn’t the engineers call, no sir, it’s a call from some pathetic GM Exec whose been given a job and that job is to “save money”….period. Any way they can do it, if smaller is cheaper and it’s “just good enough” then go with it and to hell with all of those folks who’d gladly pay extra for more horsepower in the GM vehicle.
There is no other reasonable explanation, most other auto manufactures will gladly give you what you want, more power, you got it, more comfort, you got it, more interior room, you got it…more, more, more of everything the customer wants.
Except for GM, and that comes from an internal arrogant attitude that says “we (GM) know what’s best for you, and you don’t”…that said, GM will continue to build vehicles that are “just good enough” to rake in the average customer who doesn’t know a DOHC engine from a flathead engine, and it makes no difference to them how many gears in the trans are made available, if it has 2 speeds or 10 speeds, as long as it goes forward, and it stops and it looks “pretty decent”, then GM will continue to sell vehicles to customers who demand vehicles that are “good enough” (sic) to get them where they need to go, caring less about the CID of an engine, it’s horsepower or torque figures are just so much fodder to them, they could care less. Same as if you or I were to go into a jewelry store or a furniture store, looking for jewelry or furniture and not knowing the first thing about either one, but still wanting “something acceptable” to our limited knowledge.
Some of us like to think that we are “smart in every field of anything and everything we’ll ever purchase in life”, but in reality, we only “know what we know” and so sometimes we just go with the flow, and purchase something that we thought was acceptable but later found out we could have done better if we knew more about the product we were buying.
Anyway, trust me….GM sells a lot of “just good enough vehicles to folks who accept what they know and are happy with their decisions in life”…not everyone is an automotive expert in everything mechanical so GM fills a void for those who could care less about more horsepower or torque…just give me “SOMETHING” (safe and nice looking) I can drive, period.
Sad truth. God whatever you do don’t go for a customer that wants something special. Look at the XT-4 Sport. I saw one that was just lovely. Had everything looked nice. So here is a 2.0 237 HP. Now that’s ok $55,000. with a 5k over MSRP. I want an SUV but there is only one that would fill the bill an Audi SQ-5. Try finding one in the US with out a 10K mark up. Looks like my ATS-V 2016 is my car for years to come.
CAFE. Ridiculous layover regulations from the 70s and 80s
This is off topic but I have to put this in where most might see it. My local dealership Reliable Cadillac GMC Judy got in their first CT4-V Blackwing and are asking $15k over sticker! So you know what? I know them all quite well hey I should my family and friends bought enough cars there over the years. I’m going to tear them a new one for their greed. IDK if things will ever get back to normal again but if they do I will never do anything with them ever again. They are in Roseville Ca. They will get their money for sure someone in the US will buy it. ☠️
I’m in Utah. I get a lot of sales from California customers because all the dealerships out there are charging insane markups. I regularly hear about $30k over sticker on Yukons/XLs and HDs. We’re the last Costco Auto Program GMC dealer in the western states because everyone else who previously qualified for the program dropped it in favor of big markups. I get Costco leads from San Diego to Seattle (where Costco is based!), Arizona, New Mexico, and more. It’s crazy.
Meanwhile Nissan’s 1.5T 3 cylinder makes 201 HP and 225 torque with combined mileage higher than GM’s 1.5 gets on the highway. Such progress GM. All it sounds like they did was let the engine rev slightly higher to get the added 5 horses. Big deal!
The Nissan has some neat features on it (variable compression), while this just seems like a refresh of the old 1.5 I4. Knowing GM this “new” motor probably has a few cost cutting changes while cleaning up PM, CO, NOx a little bit. Is it even a twin scroll yet?
This is pretty clear on how much they could care less. So much for GM. You have to go Audi or BMW
I’m not that desperate.
I’m curious if this new engine will correct the turbo freezing issue in cold weather.