The GMC Canyon can be powered by one of three available engines, a 2.5L 4-cylinder, a 3.6L V6, or a 2.8L 4-cylinder Duramax turbo-diesel. All are relatively powerful in this segment, with the 2.5L producing 200 horsepower and 191 pound-feet of torque, while the 3.6L is good for 305 horsepower and 269 pound-feet. Both engines are relatively efficient as well, with 2-wheel drive models capable of 27 mpg on the highway when equipped with the 4-cylinder engine. The V6-equipped Canyon is estimated at 26 mpg on the highway. Finally, the turbo-diesel, available in SLE and SLT crew cabs, makes 181 horsepower and 369 pound-feet of torque.
With the 2.5, a 6-speed manual transmission is standard on 2WD SL and Extended-Cab models. The 3.6 benefits from an 8-speed automatic, while other models get a 6-speed auto. When properly equipped, Canyons with the 2.5L have a tow rating of up to 3,500 pounds; the figure jumps to 7,000 pounds on the 3.6 and an impressive 7,700 pounds for the diesel.
Buyers are given the choice of three different body styles and four different trims. Crew Cabs, with four full-sized doors, are available in long and short bed styles, while the slightly smaller Extended Cab is available only with the longer bed. Four-wheel drive is an option across all body choices; however it is only available in SLE and SLT trims.
The Extended Cab version is the only Canyon that can be had in the basic SL trim. Priced a few thousand dollars less than other Canyon models, the SL has no rear seat and is equipped with the 6-speed manual transmission. It does however, come with a rearview camera.
The base trim on the Crew Cab versions is simply called Canyon. This trim level adds a power driver's seat, projector beam headlights, 16-inch alloy wheels and a corner step rear bumper.
The SLE trim adds a slew of interior features, including an 8-inch color touchscreen, OnStar with built-in Wi-Fi hotspot technology, a leather-wrapped steering wheel, aluminum interior trim, four USB ports and steering wheel-mounted audio controls. Other additions to the SLE trim include 17-inch aluminum wheels and a nicer rear tailgate.
The top-of-the-line SLT trim adds plenty of upscale goodies as well as a bit of bling. Additions include leather seating surfaces, heated front seats, heated and powered outside mirrors, a powered passenger seat, a remote starter, chrome exterior highlights and 18-inch polished aluminum wheels. Options on the SLT include a Bose stereo and a navigation system.
Like most modern vehicles, safety concerns are eased by a combination of airbags and electronic systems designed to help prevent an accident. The Canyon comes with a rearview camera, anti-lock brakes, traction control and stability control standard. Features such as forward collision alert and a lane departure warning system are optional.
Relatively Compact Footprint
Good Fuel Economy
Available 4-wheel Drive
The GMC Canyon returns for 2018 with several minor updates. All Canyon models now come equipped with a windshield washer fluid sensor and available Jet black leather seats with Cobalt Red stitching.
The GMC Canyon fits the bill for people who need a solid utility but who appreciate the fuel economy compromises a full-sized pickup truck bring with it. As trucks have gotten more capable, they've also gotten bigger. Modern, full sized trucks are simply too big to be practical in many situations these days. Enter the GMC Canyon, with a footprint not much bigger than the average family sedan; it's maneuverable but still rugged enough for all of the jobs that can only be dealt with by a true pickup truck. The GMC Canyon competes with other compact trucks such as the Toyota Tacoma and the Nissan Frontier.
Engine, 3.6L DI DOHC V6 VVT (308 hp [230.0 kW] @ 6800 rpm, 275 lb-ft of torque [373 N-m] @ 4000 rpm)
Transmission, 8-speed automatic
Rear axle, 3.42 ratio
GVWR, 6000 lbs. (2722 kg) (Standard on Crew Cab models with (LGZ) 3.6L DI DOHC V6 engine only.)
Transfer case, electric, 2-speed Autotrac
Differential, automatic locking rear
Four wheel drive
Trailering assist, guidelines
Recovery hooks, front
Steering, electric power-assist
Brakes, 4-wheel antilock, 4-wheel disc
Capless Fuel Fill (Requires gas engine and (E63) pickup box.)
Wheels, 18" x 8.5" (45.7 cm x 21.6 cm) polished cast aluminum
Tires, P265/60R18 all-season, blackwall
Tire, spare P265/70R16 all-season, blackwall
Wheel, spare, 16" x 7" (40.6 cm x 17.8 cm) steel
Bumper, rear Chrome
CornerStep, rear bumper
Moldings, Chrome beltline
Headlamps, projector-type with LED signature
Fog lamps, front
Lamps, cargo area cab mounted with switch on center switch bank
Mirror, spotter, located in corner of driver-side outside mirror
Glass, windshield shade band
Window, rear-sliding, manual
Door handles, Chrome
Tailgate, EZ-Lift and Lower
Tailgate handle, Black
Audio system, 8" diagonal Color Touch Screen with GMC Infotainment System, AM/FM/SiriusXM with USB ports and auxiliary jack, Bluetooth streaming audio for music and most phones, hands-free smartphone integration, voice-activated technology for radio and phone; and "Shop" with the ability to browse, select and install apps to your vehicle. You can customize your content with audio, weather and more. (Not available with (UQA) Bose premium 7-speaker system.)
SiriusXM Satellite Radio is standard on nearly all 2018 GM models. Enjoy a 3-month All Access trial subscription with over 150 channels including commercial-free music, plus sports, news and entertainment. Plus listening on the app and online is included, so you'll hear the best SiriusXM has to offer, anywhere life takes you. Welcome to the world of SiriusXM. (If you decide to continue service after your trial, the subscription plan you choose will automatically renew thereafter and you will be charged according to your chosen payment method at then-current rates. Fees and taxes apply. To cancel you must call us at 1-866-635-2349. See our Customer Agreement for complete terms at www.siriusxm.com. All fees and programming subject to change.)
Audio system feature, 6-speaker system
Audio system feature, USB port, located on instrument panel
Audio system feature, USB port, located inside center console
GMC 4G LTE and available built-in Wi-Fi hotspot offers a fast and reliable Internet connection for up to 7 devices; includes data trial for 1 month or 3GB (whichever comes first); EFFECTIVE WITH RETAIL SALES STARTING 5/1/2018. (Available Wi-Fi requires compatible mobile device, active OnStar service and data plan. Data plans provided by AT&T. Visit onstar.com for details and system limitations.)
Seats, front bucket
Seat trim, Leather-appointed front seats
Interior trim, aluminum
Seat adjuster, driver 4-way power with manual recline
Seat adjuster, 4-way power front passenger
Seat adjuster, power driver lumbar control
Seat adjuster, power passenger lumbar control
Seats, heated driver and front passenger
Seat, rear folding bench
Console, floor, front compartment, custom
Charging ports, 2, USB, located on the rear of the center console
Floor covering, color-keyed carpeting
Floor mats, carpeted front
Floor mats, carpeted rear
Steering wheel, leather-wrapped
Steering column, tilt and telescopic, manual
Steering wheel controls, mounted audio controls
Instrument panel, soft-touch materials
Display, driver instrument information enhanced, multi-color
Door locks, power
Windows, power with driver Express-Up and Down
Cruise control, electronic, automatic
Remote Keyless Entry, extended range
Remote vehicle starter system
Theft-deterrent system, immobilization
Theft-deterrent system, unauthorized entry
Air conditioning, single-zone automatic climate control
Defogger, rear-window electric
Handles, door release, front and rear, Chrome
Mirror, inside rearview auto-dimming
Visors, driver and front passenger illuminated sliding vanity mirrors
Lighting, interior, dual reading
Lighting, interior, roof, rear courtesy and dual reading lights
StabiliTrak, stability control system
Traction control, electronic
Daytime Running Lamps
Airbags, Dual-stage frontal airbags for driver and front passenger; Seat-mounted side-impact airbags for driver and front outboard passenger; Head-curtain airbags for front and rear outboard seating positions; Includes front outboard Passenger Sensing System for frontal passenger airbag (Always use safety belts and child restraints. Children are safer when properly secured in a rear seat in the appropriate child restraint. See the Owner's Manual for more information.)
OnStar and GMC connected services capable; EFFECTIVE WITH RETAIL SALES STARTING 5/1/2018. (Visit onstar.com for coverage map, details and system limitations. Services vary by model.)
GMC Connected Access with 10 years of standard connectivity which enables services such as, Vehicle Diagnostics, Dealer Maintenance Notification, GMC Smart Driver, Marketplace and more; EFFECTIVE WITH SALES STARTING 5/1/2018. (Limitations apply. Not transferable. Standard connectivity available to original purchaser for ten years from the date of initial vehicle purchase for model year 2018 or newer GMC vehicles. See onstar.com for details and further plan limitations. Connected Access does not include emergency or security services. Availability and additional services enabled by Connected Access are subject to change.)
Rear Vision Camera
Teen Driver mode a configurable feature that lets you activate customizable vehicle settings associated with a key fob, to encourage safe driving behavior. It can limit certain vehicle features, and it prevents certain safety systems from being turned off. An in-vehicle report gives you information on your teen's driving habits and helps you to continue to coach your new driver
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