GMC Canyon Review

22/30  CITY/HWY
EPA-Estimated MPG
9.4  Sec.
0-60 MPH
2-4
Doors
4
Seats
74"
Bed Length

What's New for the 2018 GMC Canyon?

A few years ago, the 2018 GMC Canyon emerged as a leader in the midsize class. Even with new or updated competition, Canyons continue to lead with more horsepower and torque. GM offers the only midsize truck with a diesel choice, adding a second reason Canyon rules from the top of the pack. If your emphasis is on premium living, the Canyon has the edge here as well. For four years and counting, GMC has earned the Kelley Blue Book Image Award for Most Refined Brand.

2018 GMC Canyon front

Trims & Features

The basic GMC Canyon is a premium product. As such, it comes with many excellent features before you even climb the ladder to the SLE, All Terrain, SLT, or Denali editions. The advanced touchscreen system has Android Auto and Apple CarPlay connectivity as well as a built-in rearview camera. A power seat and driver-centric cockpit make the driver comfortable and happy. Dual-density seat foam maintains its shape, keeping you more comfortable in your seat, while the cloth upholstery resists stains. Triple door seals, shear-style body mounts, and other noise insulation methods keep the road from interfering with your conversation. Jet Black seats in cloth, premium leatherette, or leather can be accented with cobalt red or dark ash. Leather-appointed front seats come in a Cocoa and Dune combination. The Denali editions definitely raises the bar on how luxurious a truck can be. A favorite GM-exclusive feature, CornerSteps provides bed entry with less strain. The Nightfall SLE Edition adds a spray-on bedliner, polished exhaust tip, and 18-inch black aluminum wheels. The All Terrain X package includes DuraTrac all-terrain tires, black 3-inch round step bars, and all-weather floor liners. Paired with the Extended or Crew Cab, the standard bed measures 6 feet, two inches. The Crew Cab's other match is a short bed, measuring five feet, two inches.

Horsepower

2018 GMC Canyon exteriorRated top in the four-cylinder class, the 2018 GMC Canyon four-cylinder generates 200 horsepower and can tow 3,500 pounds. The class-best V6 churns out 308 horsepower and tows up to 6,000 pounds. SLE and higher trims offers the brand-exclusive 2.8L Duramax® Turbo-Diesel I-4 Engine. The powertrain kicks out 369 lb.-ft. of torque, the top rate in the midsize class. Exhaust braking uses engine compression to decrease the need for braking when you are driving downhill. With an automatic transmission, the tow rating is 7,700 pounds. The All Terrain edition is the most adventurous model. With its gas-charged shocks and higher ground clearance, the truck can make the most of its AutoTrac four-wheel drive system. A transfer case shield and other body armor protect it from debris. Hill descent control, a must-have for rough trail riding, is activated with the push of a button.

Safety

2018 GMC Canyon bedThe GMC Canyon offers crash warning features that reduce the chances of the truck causing an accident. The forward collision alert responds to slow or stopping traffic by beeping to let the driver know it's time to slow down. The lane departure warning will react if the truck strays over marked lines.

For those with children, a rear seat reminder activates under certain conditions, helping busy parents remember little ones in their carseats. If your teens are driving, the Teen Driver function allows you to set limits on radio volume and other aspects. An in-vehicle Report Card helps you guide them toward better driving habits. An OnStar Guidance Plan adds an automatic crash response system. Your GMC Pro Grade protection coverage includes two maintenance visits and five years of courtesy roadside assistance.

To learn more about the GMC Canyon, take a test drive of the Canyon at our dealership.

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