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GMC Canyon:Review the specs, features and pros & cons

GMC Canyon side view
GMC Canyon angular front perspective
GMC Canyon angular rear perspective

Overview of the GMC Canyon

Learn about the GMC Canyon

GMC Canyon Summary

For those looking for a multi-functional, versatile truck, the GMC Canyon is an ideal choice. With a powerful towing capacity, high-tech features—even in early generations—and an ample collection of airbags and additional features for increased comfort, the Canyon has a lot to offer for drivers looking for a workable, reliable vehicle. A diesel engine is an available option, although it does substantially impact the price of operating the Canyon. It drives well on rough and urban roads alike thanks to its advanced suspension, so drivers can use it for their everyday commute as well as take it off-road.

Pros and cons of the GMC Canyon

  • Two-wheel drive or four-wheel drive
  • Diesel engine available
  • Good towing capacity
  • Advanced driver  safety tech is only standard on top model
  • Diesel option can drive price up
  • Limited legroom in rear seats
This is general information and should not be relied on as purchasing advice.

Safety ratings of the GMC Canyon

Safety ratings provided by NHTSA

  • Number of airbags6

Specifications of the GMC Canyon

Key specifications available across all trim levels
  • Seats4 - 5
  • Doors4
  • Fuel typeDiesel or Gas
  • TransmissionAutomatic
  • City consumption11.8 - 14 L/100km
  • Highway consumption7.9 - 9.9 L/100km
  • Width1887 mm
  • Length5395 - 5705 mm
  • Trunk space-
  • Cargo space-
Exact values depend on trim and engine choice.

Trims available with the GMC Canyon

What is a trim? Trims are different options of the same car with different features and equipment. The specs depend on the trim you choose.This variant of the GMC Canyon 2020 - 2021 is available in 8 trims:

Base trim features and specs

Frequently asked questions about the GMC Canyon

Dimensions of the GMC Canyon

Vehicle dimensions
YearHeight fromWidth fromLength from
Exact values depend on trim choices.
20211786 mm1887 mm5395 mm
20201786 mm1887 mm5395 mm

Towing capacity of the GMC Canyon

Unbraked is when the trailer being towed does not have its own braking system. Braked is when the trailer being towed has its own braking system.
Braked and unbraked towing capacities
Exact values depend on trim choices.
2021907 kg1588 kg
2020907 kg1588 kg