Road Test/ 100
Predicted Reliability/ 5
Predicted Owner Satisfaction/ 5
GM's small pickups, the Canyon and its Chevrolet Colorado twin, are more maneuverable than full-sized trucks and better equipped than their Nissan and Toyota competitors. In our tests the V6 version got 18 mpg overall, and the four-cylinder diesel bumped fuel economy to 24 mpg. V6 versions feature a tow-haul mode. A four-cylinder gasoline engine is also available. The ride is rather choppy, but handling is responsive. Rear- and four-wheel-drive versions are available. Inside are the latest electronics, including the MyLink Bluetooth audio system. These are the first small trucks to offer forward-collision and lane-departure warnings; a backup camera is standard. New for 2017 are an eight-speed automatic and more horsepower to the V6. Reliability has been below average.