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GMC Canyon

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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

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Safety ratings provided by NHTSA

  • Number of airbags6

Specifications of the GMC Canyon

Key specifications available across all trim levels
  • Seats2 - 5
  • Doors4
  • Fuel typeGas
  • TransmissionManual or Automatic
  • City consumption11.9 - 14 L/100km
  • Highway consumption8.8 - 9.9 L/100km
  • Width1885 - 1887 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 version of the GMC Canyon 2015 - present is available in 6 trims:

SL trim features and specs

Available with the SL trim:
  • Front seats electrically adjustable (optional)
Available across all trims:
  • Electric windows
  • Emergency wheel
  • ISOFIX installation points
  • Power steering
Available with the SL trim:
  • Extended cab
Available across all trims:
  • Alloy wheels
  • Daytime running lights
  • LED daytime running lights
  • Short wheel base
  • Standard roof
Available with the SL trim:
  • Rear-wheel drive
Available across all trims:
  • Anti-lock Braking System (ABS)
  • Brake assist system
  • Disc brakes
  • Dusk sensor
  • Electronic traction control
  • Front-driver airbag
  • Front-passenger airbag
  • Side airbag
  • Side curtain airbag
  • Stability control
  • Tire pressure indicator
Available with the SL trim:
  • Android Auto
  • Apple CarPlay
  • Bluetooth (optional)
  • Power door locks (optional)
  • Touchscreen (optional)
  • WiFi (optional)
Available across all trims:
  • Computer
  • Digital cockpit
  • Hill start assist
  • Radio
  • Rear sensors
  • Rear view camera
  • USB port for front passengers
1 engine is available with the SL trim:
2.5 L - Gas - 202 hp
City consumption:12 - 12.2 L/100km
Highway consumption:9.1 - 9.2 L/100km
Transmission:Manual or Automatic
Range:737 - 745 km

Base trim features and specs

Available with the Base trim:
  • Cargo barrier (optional)
  • Center arm rest between front seats (optional)
  • Front seats electrically adjustable (optional)
Available across all trims:
  • Electric windows
  • Emergency wheel
  • ISOFIX installation points
  • Power steering
Available with the Base trim:
  • Crew cab
  • Extended cab
  • Fog lights (optional)
  • Four-wheel drive (optional)
  • Long wheel base
  • Roof bars (optional)
  • Roof rails (optional)
Available across all trims:
  • Alloy wheels
  • Daytime running lights
  • LED daytime running lights
  • Short wheel base
  • Standard roof
Available with the Base trim:
  • Emergency call system (optional)
  • Four-wheel drive
  • Rear-wheel drive
Available across all trims:
  • Anti-lock Braking System (ABS)
  • Brake assist system
  • Disc brakes
  • Dusk sensor
  • Electronic traction control
  • Front-driver airbag
  • Front-passenger airbag
  • Side airbag
  • Side curtain airbag
  • Stability control
  • Tire pressure indicator
Available with the Base trim:
  • Android Auto
  • Apple CarPlay
  • Bluetooth (optional)
  • Cruise control (optional)
  • Navigation system (optional)
  • Power door locks (optional)
  • Touchscreen (optional)
  • WiFi (optional)
Available across all trims:
  • Computer
  • Digital cockpit
  • Hill start assist
  • Radio
  • Rear sensors
  • Rear view camera
  • USB port for front passengers
3 engines are available with the Base trim:
2.5 L - Gas - 202 hp
City consumption:11.9 - 12.7 L/100km
Highway consumption:8.8 - 9.6 L/100km
Transmission:Manual or Automatic
Range:708 - 762 km
3.6 L - Gas - 305 hp
City consumption:13 L/100km
Highway consumption:9.2 L/100km
Transmission:Automatic
Range:709 km
3.6 L - Gas - 308 hp
City consumption:13.4 - 14 L/100km
Highway consumption:9.6 - 9.9 L/100km
Transmission:Automatic
Range:658 - 684 km

All Terrain trim features and specs

Available with the All Terrain trim:
  • Air conditioning (automatic)
  • Center arm rest between front seats
  • Driver seat has lumbar support
  • Front seats electrically adjustable
  • Heated front seats
  • Heated steering wheel (optional)
  • Leather steering wheel
  • Multifunction steering wheel
  • Passenger seat has lumbar support
Available across all trims:
  • Electric windows
  • Emergency wheel
  • ISOFIX installation points
  • Power steering
Available with the All Terrain trim:
  • Crew cab
  • Door mirrors electrically adjustable
  • Extended cab
  • Fog lights
  • Four-wheel drive
  • Long wheel base
  • Roof bars (optional)
  • Roof rails (optional)
Available across all trims:
  • Alloy wheels
  • Daytime running lights
  • LED daytime running lights
  • Short wheel base
  • Standard roof
Available with the All Terrain trim:
  • Dimming interior mirror
  • Four-wheel drive
Available across all trims:
  • Anti-lock Braking System (ABS)
  • Brake assist system
  • Disc brakes
  • Dusk sensor
  • Electronic traction control
  • Front-driver airbag
  • Front-passenger airbag
  • Side airbag
  • Side curtain airbag
  • Stability control
  • Tire pressure indicator
Available with the All Terrain trim:
  • Android Auto (optional)
  • Apple CarPlay
  • Bluetooth
  • Cruise control
  • HDMI port for rear passengers (optional)
  • Navigation system
  • Power door locks
  • Touchscreen
  • WiFi
Available across all trims:
  • Computer
  • Digital cockpit
  • Hill start assist
  • Radio
  • Rear sensors
  • Rear view camera
  • USB port for front passengers
1 engine is available with the All Terrain trim:
3.6 L - Gas - 308 hp
City consumption:14 L/100km
Highway consumption:9.9 L/100km
Transmission:Automatic
Range:658 km

Denali trim features and specs

Available with the Denali trim:
  • Air conditioning (automatic)
  • Cargo barrier (optional)
  • Center arm rest between front seats
  • Driver seat has lumbar support
  • Front seats electrically adjustable
  • Heated front seats
  • Heated steering wheel
  • Leather steering wheel
  • Multifunction steering wheel
  • Passenger seat has lumbar support
  • Ventilated front seats
Available across all trims:
  • Electric windows
  • Emergency wheel
  • ISOFIX installation points
  • Power steering
Available with the Denali trim:
  • Crew cab
  • Door mirrors electrically adjustable
  • Fog lights
  • Four-wheel drive
  • Long wheel base
  • Roof bars (optional)
  • Roof rails (optional)
Available across all trims:
  • Alloy wheels
  • Daytime running lights
  • LED daytime running lights
  • Short wheel base
  • Standard roof
Available with the Denali trim:
  • Collision warning system
  • Dimming interior mirror
  • Four-wheel drive
  • Lane departure warning
Available across all trims:
  • Anti-lock Braking System (ABS)
  • Brake assist system
  • Disc brakes
  • Dusk sensor
  • Electronic traction control
  • Front-driver airbag
  • Front-passenger airbag
  • Side airbag
  • Side curtain airbag
  • Stability control
  • Tire pressure indicator
Available with the Denali trim:
  • Android Auto (optional)
  • Apple CarPlay
  • Bluetooth
  • Cruise control
  • HDMI port for rear passengers (optional)
  • Navigation system
  • Power door locks
  • Touchscreen
  • WiFi
  • Wireless charging pad/mat
Available across all trims:
  • Computer
  • Digital cockpit
  • Hill start assist
  • Radio
  • Rear sensors
  • Rear view camera
  • USB port for front passengers
1 engine is available with the Denali trim:
3.6 L - Gas - 308 hp
City consumption:14 L/100km
Highway consumption:9.9 L/100km
Transmission:Automatic
Range:658 km

SLT trim features and specs

Available with the SLT trim:
  • Air conditioning (automatic)
  • Cargo barrier (optional)
  • Center arm rest between front seats (optional)
  • Driver seat has lumbar support
  • Front seats electrically adjustable
  • Heated front seats
  • Heated steering wheel (optional)
  • Leather steering wheel
  • Multifunction steering wheel
  • Passenger seat has lumbar support
Available across all trims:
  • Electric windows
  • Emergency wheel
  • ISOFIX installation points
  • Power steering
Available with the SLT trim:
  • Crew cab
  • Door mirrors electrically adjustable (optional)
  • Extended cab
  • Fog lights (optional)
  • Four-wheel drive (optional)
  • Long wheel base
  • Roof bars (optional)
  • Roof rails (optional)
Available across all trims:
  • Alloy wheels
  • Daytime running lights
  • LED daytime running lights
  • Short wheel base
  • Standard roof
Available with the SLT trim:
  • Collision warning system (optional)
  • Dimming interior mirror
  • Emergency call system (optional)
  • Four-wheel drive
  • Lane departure warning (optional)
  • Rear-wheel drive
Available across all trims:
  • Anti-lock Braking System (ABS)
  • Brake assist system
  • Disc brakes
  • Dusk sensor
  • Electronic traction control
  • Front-driver airbag
  • Front-passenger airbag
  • Side airbag
  • Side curtain airbag
  • Stability control
  • Tire pressure indicator
Available with the SLT trim:
  • Android Auto (optional)
  • Apple CarPlay (optional)
  • Bluetooth
  • Cruise control
  • HDMI port for rear passengers (optional)
  • Navigation system
  • Power door locks
  • Touchscreen
  • WiFi
Available across all trims:
  • Computer
  • Digital cockpit
  • Hill start assist
  • Radio
  • Rear sensors
  • Rear view camera
  • USB port for front passengers
3 engines are available with the SLT trim:
2.5 L - Gas - 202 hp
City consumption:11.9 - 12.7 L/100km
Highway consumption:8.8 - 9.5 L/100km
Transmission:Automatic
Range:710 - 762 km
3.6 L - Gas - 305 hp
City consumption:13 - 13.6 L/100km
Highway consumption:9.2 - 9.9 L/100km
Transmission:Automatic
Range:670 - 709 km
3.6 L - Gas - 308 hp
City consumption:13.4 - 14 L/100km
Highway consumption:9.6 - 9.9 L/100km
Transmission:Automatic
Range:658 - 684 km

SLE trim features and specs

Available with the SLE trim:
  • Air conditioning (automatic) (optional)
  • Cargo barrier (optional)
  • Center arm rest between front seats
  • Driver seat has lumbar support (optional)
  • Front seats electrically adjustable
  • Front seats have lumbar support (optional)
  • Heated front seats (optional)
  • Heated steering wheel (optional)
  • Leather steering wheel
  • Multifunction steering wheel
  • Passenger seat has lumbar support (optional)
Available across all trims:
  • Electric windows
  • Emergency wheel
  • ISOFIX installation points
  • Power steering
Available with the SLE trim:
  • Crew cab
  • Door mirrors electrically adjustable
  • Extended cab
  • Fog lights
  • Four-wheel drive (optional)
  • Long wheel base
  • Roof bars (optional)
  • Roof rails (optional)
Available across all trims:
  • Alloy wheels
  • Daytime running lights
  • LED daytime running lights
  • Short wheel base
  • Standard roof
Available with the SLE trim:
  • Collision warning system (optional)
  • Dimming interior mirror
  • Emergency call system (optional)
  • Four-wheel drive
  • Lane departure warning (optional)
  • Rear-wheel drive
Available across all trims:
  • Anti-lock Braking System (ABS)
  • Brake assist system
  • Disc brakes
  • Dusk sensor
  • Electronic traction control
  • Front-driver airbag
  • Front-passenger airbag
  • Side airbag
  • Side curtain airbag
  • Stability control
  • Tire pressure indicator
Available with the SLE trim:
  • Android Auto (optional)
  • Apple CarPlay (optional)
  • Bluetooth
  • Cruise control
  • HDMI port for rear passengers (optional)
  • Navigation system
  • Power door locks
  • Touchscreen
  • WiFi
Available across all trims:
  • Computer
  • Digital cockpit
  • Hill start assist
  • Radio
  • Rear sensors
  • Rear view camera
  • USB port for front passengers
3 engines are available with the SLE trim:
2.5 L - Gas - 202 hp
City consumption:11.9 - 12.7 L/100km
Highway consumption:8.8 - 9.6 L/100km
Transmission:Automatic
Range:708 - 762 km
3.6 L - Gas - 305 hp
City consumption:13 - 13.6 L/100km
Highway consumption:9.2 - 9.9 L/100km
Transmission:Automatic
Range:670 - 709 km
3.6 L - Gas - 308 hp
City consumption:13.4 - 14 L/100km
Highway consumption:9.6 - 9.9 L/100km
Transmission:Automatic
Range:658 - 684 km

Overview of the GMC Canyon

Learn about the 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.

Safety

Although the GMC Canyon's advanced driver safety tech is reserved for its top models, many of the top-of-the-line features are available as optional add-ons for lower trims. In the 2019, you can add on forward-collision and lane-departure warning systems, which help prevent accidents and keep you driving straight, and six airbags and a rearview camera, as well as oversized sideview mirrors are optional.

Safety features across older generations include:

  • Six standard airbags, as well as front and rear head-curtain (standard in 2010+ models, optional in earlier models)
  • Optional traction control in all generations/trims
  • Optional fog lamp (2012+ models)
  • Four-wheel antilock brakes to prevent wheels from skidding when sudden braking is applied (standard from 2006)
  • Electronic Stability Control to detect and minimize traction-loss (standard in 2009+ models)

Interior

The interior features of the Canyon are generally consistent across all generations and trims, so no matter which one you choose, you can rely on your Canyon coming fully equipped. The only non-standard amenity is a heated front seat; however, it is optional for nearly all models. Interior features from 2008 models included power windows, air conditioning and tilt steering to optimize the comfort of arm-positioning, while fog lamps, leather seats and a sunroof were optional.

Technology

The technology for the Canyon is impressive compared to other trucks in its class. In 2012, Bluetooth compatibility for Apple/Android became standard for all trims, much earlier than other similar trucks. In 2015, USB ports in the front were also added to base trims.

An infotainment media centre was introduced in 2015, with optional GPS navigation. The rear backup camera was optional for earlier trims but became standard in the new 2019 models.

Space

With its powerful V6 engine, the Canyon's towing capacity has a rather high minimum rating of 1590 kg. In addition, the flatbed has decent room for everyday use, and cabin headroom is average for its class, though some legroom in the rear is compromised.

Comfort

The GMC Canyon is available in two- or four-wheel drive, allowing its drivers to choose an option suitable for their use. Its suspension is above-average even in base trims, making for a comfortable ride on all roads, but for those who commonly go on the trail, an All Terrain model offers jacked-up suspension, cushioning its passengers on rough roads.

Leather seating is optional for all trims and most model years and standard for the SLT model, and a heated steering wheel is another add-on to customize the comfort of the Canyon. 

Frequently asked questions about the GMC Canyon

The 2.5 L-engine GMC Canyon can tow 1,588 kg, while 3.6 L-engine Canyons have a 3,175 kg towing capacity when fitted with the available Trailering Package.

The GMC Canyon, along with its "twin" counterpart the Chevrolet Colorado, emerged in 2004, with first production beginning that year.

Current colour options for the GMC Canyon are Dark Slate Metallic, Quicksilver Metallic, Summit White, Onyx Black Marine Blue Metallic, Satin Steel Metallic and Red Quartz Tintcoat.

GMC Canyons are produced in the United States at the Wentzville Assembly plant, located near St. Louis in Wentzville, Missouri.

The new 2019 GMC Canyon's base trim starts at $27,700, which can be reduced to as low as $4,000 by opting for an older model.