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GMC Canyon

2019
  • Road Test
  • Predicted Reliability
  • Predicted Owner Satisfaction
GM's small pickups, the Canyon and its Chevrolet Colorado twin, are more maneuverable than full-sized trucks and are 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. The V6 is now more powerful, and an eight-speed automatic is available.
All Ratings & Reliability
2015-2018
2015 Redesign Year
GMC Canyon 2018
This version of the Canyon represented the first redesign of the model in 11 years. While it drew lots of praise upon introduction, the reality of the situation is the truck stands out because its competitors are so weak. Ride quality is choppy and jostling, while interior quality is low. If you plan to tow a trailer, save yourself some money and look for one with the trailering package already fitted. Updates for 2016 include Apple CarPlay and an available 2.8-liter four-cylinder turbodiesel engine.
Average Retail Price Trade-in Price Reliability Verdict Owner Satisfaction View Local Inventory
2018 N/A N/A
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2017 N/A N/A
2016 $16,300 - $30,575 $13,440 - $27,640
2015 $14,750 - $29,050 $11,905 - $26,075
2004-2012
2004 Redesign Year
GMC Canyon 2011
The compact Canyon has an unsettled ride and the body quivers constantly. Handling is sound, but unexceptional, and the 48-foot turning circle makes parking maneuvers a chore. The optional four-wheel-drive system is part-time only. Until 2009, the Canyon offered only crude and noisy four- and five-cylinder engines, when a smooth and powerful V8 was added. Updates for 2009 also included standard electronic stability control, as well as the 300-hp V8. The Canyon was dropped after 2012 -- then re-emerged for the 2015 model year.
Average Retail Price Trade-in Price Reliability Verdict Owner Satisfaction View Local Inventory
2012 $7,900 - $17,050 $5,230 - $13,730
2011 $6,700 - $16,150 $4,085 - $12,815
2010 $5,650 - $14,125 $3,020 - $10,900
2009 $4,700 - $13,025 $2,125 - $9,825
2008 $4,150 - $11,825 $1,690 - $8,720
2007 $3,275 - $10,675 $1,000 - $7,650
2006 $2,825 - $9,825 $590 - $6,850
2005 $2,825 - $8,850 $550 - $5,910
2004 $2,825 - $8,050 $540 - $5,160