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 that keeps the truck in the right gear for the situation, rather than upshifting for fuel-economy improvements.
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, and a locking tailgate is a new option.
These small trucks offer optional FCW but no AEB or BSW.
An off-road AT4 model is new for 2021.