2018 GMC Canyon Review and Price

2018 GMC Canyon is a mid-size truck which predecessors proved to be among most wanted in its class. Since second generation of Canyon was released almost a year ago, we cannot expect major changes, except introduction of turbodiesel engine, which is really good news. Canyon’s towing capacity is estimated to be 6,700 pounds, with addition of hauling capacity of 1,450 pounds. Three trim levels will be offered-SL, SLE and SLT, as well as three configurations and two body styles with either two or four doors. 2018 GMC Canyon can accommodate up to five passengers.

Exterior and Interior

2018 GMC Canyon models
Yes, there are certain similarities of 2018 GMC Canyon and Sierra, in terms of exterior design. Both vehicles are robust at first glance. At the front fascia recognizable massive three-bar grille and rectangular LED daytime running headlights makes the first impression. Pronounced wheel arches add some curves in quite smooth surfaces. Rectangular tail side is equipped with EZ Lift-and Lower function enables easier opening and closing of the tailgate. Base SL model comes with 16-inches aluminum wheels, SLE with 17-inches and highest trim level SLT with 18-inches aluminum wheels.

2018 GMC Canyon interior
2018 GMC Canyon interior

Interior of 2018 GMC Canyon provides quite and comfortable environment. A 4.2-inch color display is standard for SL, while upper trim levels have larger displays. Regarding high tech and safety features, there are USB ports, a rearview camera, Bluetooth, audio system; satellite radio etc. Six standard airbags along with head curtain side airbags provide safety to all passengers. For SLE and SLT there will be GMC’s IntelliLink infotainment system, Siri Eyes Free and Apple CarPlay.


2018 GMC Canyon engine
2018 GMC Canyon engine

Under the hood of GMC Canyon we might expect three engine options. Baseline will be a standard 2.5 liter four-cylinder engine powered by gasoline. This one is capable of 200 hp and 191 lb-ft of torque and it will be mated to a six-speed automatic transmission and a RWD or AWD, while you might require a six-speed manual with 2WD. If you prefer more powerful engine, you might find 3.6 liter V6 interesting, since it can cope with a maximum 7,000 pounds tow capacity. This one has capacity to produce 305 hp and 269 lb-ft of torque. Also gasoline powered as previous one, this motor is mated to a six-speed automatic transmission. Yet, if your choice is a diesel engine, there will be a 2.8 liter Duramax four-cylinder turbodiesel. This one has output of 200 hp and 325 lb-ft of torque and will be paired with an 8-speed automatic transmission.
EPA estimations go from 17-19 mpg in the city to 24-26 mpg on the highway, but those figures vary depending on wheel drive system and transmission type.

2018 GMC Canyon Release Date and Price

While its introduction in showroom has been scheduled for 2015, the arrival of 2018 GMC Acadia on market cannot be expected before 2018. The price will start at around $30,000 and it will consequently rise with additional features.