The 2016 GMC Canyon has rightly earned the impressive title of “Best Midsize Pickup Truck” from Cars.com. This is the second year in a row that the truck has dazzled the editors, coming in at the top of their Midsize Pickup Truck Challenge.

The Midsize Pickup Truck Challenge puts models through 18 rough and tough category tests over the span of a week. Categories include 165-mile fuel-economy drive (loaded and unloaded), acceleration, braking and off-roading. The Canyon competed against the Chevrolet Colorado, Honda Ridgeline, Toyota Tacoma and Nissan Frontier.

“The Canyon is an all-around great truck,” said Patrick Olsen, Cars.com editor-in-chief. “It is well-balanced and confident both on paved streets and off-road. It’s a well-appointed truck on the interior and has some serious ability when it comes to payload and towing as well as overall engine performance.”

The 2016 GMC Canyon at Van Buick GMC in Scottsdale makes a great first impression, but it’s the truck’s unmatched power and amenities that solidify it as a best-in-class vehicle. As the segment’s only premium truck, the Canyon has certainly set high standards that make it hard for other trucks to compete with. With a premium cabin and top-notch performance features like optional Duramax diesel engine, Duralife brake rotors and available automatic locking rear differential, the Canyon simply blows past the competition.

“Establishing a benchmark for a premium midsize pickup was our goal with the Canyon, and [Cars.com’s] insights affirm our instincts,” said Duncan Aldred, vice president of GMC Sales and Marketing. “The Canyon’s quiet cabin, premium design and materials make it a maneuverable solution for customers who want the capability of a pickup with the modern amenities customers expect from GMC.”

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