2018 GMC Canyon Review and Design

The 2018 GMC Canyon comes as a brand new model featuring an overhauled exterior and cabin, as well as updated powertrain. Equipped with efficient 2.5-liter inline four-cylinder and 3.6-liter V-6, it still is available in single, extended, and crew cab forms, with different bed lengths to suit each style.

Exterior and Interior

The 2018 GMC Canyon looks too pretty to be a workhorse, with standard projector-beam headlights, GMC’s signature C-shaped LED daytime running lights, a restyled grille design, and step pockets in the rear bumper.

The pickup comes in a number of different configurations including an extended cab with a six-foot bed and crew cab with a standard five-foot bed and optional six-food bed.

The pickup sits on 18-inch alloy wheels, with tall athletic lines and crisp departure angles. The profile presents chiseled lines with chrome running boards alongside the flanks, in addition to chrome door trim and chrome-tipped towing mirrors.


Round back, a chrome rear bumper and corporate emblems keep the party swinging, while side mirrors include backup lights. These are twin LED lights which illuminate the area between the front windows and the tailgate.

At first glance the interior design looks as if taken straight from the full-size Sierra -which it basically is!- including the eight-inch infotainment screen. However, there are changes and they come in the form of upgraded and more plush materials, restyled gauges and new door seal plates.

Moreover, the cabin comes with standard 4G LTE connectivity with Wi-Fi tethering, plus GMC’s IntelliLink infotainment system featuring navigation, voice recognition, and Bluetooth connectivity. There are also available five USB ports, a 110-volt standard house receptacle, and at least three 12-volt plugs.


The standard is a 2.5-liter inline four-cylinder delivering 200 horsepower and 191 pound-feet of torque, paired with six-speed automatic transmission. On option is also a 3.6-liter V-6 pumping out pumps out 305 horses and 269 pound-feet, and also comes paired with the six-speed automatic.

Both are pretty solid engines for towing and hauling. Properly equipped with the V-6, the 2018 GMC Canyon is rated to tow 7,000 pounds on its hitch and haul 1,620 pounds in its bed,


The 2.4-liter I-4 earns an EPA-estimated 20 mpg city, 27 mpg highway, and 22 mpg combined when paired with the six-speed automatic in the extended cab configuration. If you opt for a four-wheel-drive Canyon, the EPA numbers drop to 19 mpg city, 25 mpg highway, and 21 mpg combined.

2018 GMC Canyon Price

The 2018 GMC Canyon starts at $27,650 while the most expensive SLT with four-wheel drive starts at $38,175 before options.