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?

The 2018 GMC Canyon has a reputation for top performance in the midsize class. This makes it a good pick for serious work or adventurous play. Top tow ratings and better fuel economy sweeten the deal. Despite its practical side, this truck is designed for shoppers with a penchant for the finer things in life.

2018 GMC Canyon front

Trims & Features

When it comes to a high class truck cabin, the 2018 GMC Canyon Denali may have a corner on the market. Ventilated and heated front seats are covered in fine leather. SLT and All Terrain models also have leather-appointed front seats. SLE and base Canyon editions have a stain resistant cloth upholstery. While some trucks utilize a Dark Ash hue to accent Jet Black seats, others go a different direction with a Dune and Cocoa combination. Despite their glamorous side, GMC trucks are designed with the working person in mind. This also helps with daily commutes and weekend chores. For less fatigue while riding, the seats are made of dual-density foam. Extensive noise insulation and shear-style body mounts improve the ride quality for passengers. Doing chores is easier with CornerSteps on both bumpers. Entertainment is at your fingertips with the standard seven-inch touchscreen, while the upgraded eight-inch touchscreen adds gesture technology and more voice commands. Both systems have Apple CarPlay and Android Auto.

Horsepower

2018 GMC Canyon exteriorCanyons come with three powertrains, compared to one or two on rival midsize trucks. With 200 horses under the hood, the base I-4 is the most powerful in its class. It beats four-cylinder competitors by 30 horsepower or more. The tow rating is 3,500 pounds when properly equipped. The Canyon V6 handles 6,600 pounds. It is also best-in- class, generating 308 horsepower. Compared to rivals, it has an advantage of 28 horsepower or more. Only GM trucks offer the Duramax Turbo-Diesel. This I-4 engine is rated for 181 horsepower, more than typical gas-powered four-cylinder rivals. Making it very desirable, it cranks out 369 lb.-ft. of torque, beating typical gas-powered V6 rivals by 100 lb.-ft. or more. Since it's a diesel, you can be sure it is built extra tough. An eight-speed automatic transmission has been introduced to the menu, and exhaust braking makes downhill driving safer. The 7,700-pound tow rating is best in class. All three of these models are good at saving fuel, making them more efficient than other rival midsize truck engines. The Canyon All Terrain has AutoTrac four-wheel drive and Hill Descent Control for off-roading fun.

Safety

2018 GMC Canyon bedTaking safety seriously, the 2018 GMC Canyon has six airbags for accident protection and Stabilitrak for crash prevention. Electronic systems monitor stability and traction to keep the truck from losing its grip on the pavement. DuraLife rotors are standard, helping the brakes maintain effectiveness for twice as long as normal rotors. Crash warning features include a lane departure warning. If the truck wheels are straying from the marked lane, the system beeps and flashes. This should prompt the driver to straighten up in the lane. Likewise, a forward collision warning uses audible and visual cues to tell the driver to hit the brakes. Adding peace of mind, roadside assistance is complementary for the first five years of ownership. Plus you can get OnStar with automatic crash notification. Pro Grade protection, including two free maintenance visits, comes with your purchase.

You can learn more about the 2018 GMC Canyon by visiting our dealership. Get behind the wheel with a test drive.

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