2013 GMC Terrain  RealSafeCars73Safety Rating

#44 of 2013 SUVs

#103 of all 2013 vehicles


The Terrain, a mainstay of GMC's lineup since 2010, is a midsize SUV with seating up to 5. The Terrain provides superior EPA (miles per gallon) for its class, easing fuel costs and reducing pollution. Strong on technology, it has offered Android Auto since 2021 and Apple CarPlay since 2018. With optional all-wheel drive (AWD), it handles mud, snow, and sand with ease. GMC offers a 3-year, 36,000-mile basic warranty, and a 5-year, 60,000-mile powertrain warranty on its lineup.


The 2013 GMC Terrain is below average compared to all vehicles.

Comparison to all vehicles.  This plot shows RSC safety scores on the horizontal axis vs. the number of vehicles with each safety score (depicted by bar height and percentages at the bottom). Colors reflect vehicle safety, ranging from red (not that safe) to green (safer). For reference, a score of 0 implies a 0.15% chance of driver death (13% chance of driver injury) over 15 years, and a score of 100 reflects a 0.016% chance (1.4% chance of driver injury). The 2013 GMC Terrain has a score of 73, implying a 0.051% chance of driver death (4.6% chance of injury).

We estimate that the 2013 GMC Terrain has a vehicle lifetime fatality chance of 0.0514% and a vehicle lifetime injury chance of 5.8731%, meaning the average driver has a 0.0514% chance of dying in an accident if they drive the car under regular conditions for fifteen years, and a 5.8731% chance of being injured.

Compared to the average vehicle, the 2013 GMC Terrain is 7% more likely to result in a fatal accident. Compared to other suvs, the 2013 GMC Terrain is 23% more likely to result in a fatal accident.

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And it is about as safe as many comparable models.

8661Hyundai Santa FeMitsubishi OutlanderChevrolet EquinoxToyota RAV4Subaru ForesterBuick VeranoFord EscapeFord EdgeKia SorentoSubaru OutbackHonda CR-VGMC TerrainComparison to similar models.  This plot compares the RSC rating of the 2013 GMC Terrain with its main competition. Models are plotted on a scale from 61 to 86. The 2013 GMC Terrain is safer than the 2013 Hyundai Santa Fe, the 2013 Mitsubishi Outlander, and the 2013 Chevrolet Equinox and less safe than the 2013 Subaru Outback, the 2013 Kia Sorento, the 2013 Ford Edge, and the 2013 Ford Escape.

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