Why Buy a GMC Canyon?

November 17th, 2023 by

The New GM CanyonFull-size trucks rule the American auto market, but the reality is that they are often “too much” for many truck owners. Not everyone needs 10,000 pounds of towing capability or a massive bed, making midsize trucks a great choice for a large number of buyers. General Motors offers two pickups in the category, including the Chevrolet Colorado and GMC Canyon

Both trucks offer surprisingly refined road manners, comfortable interiors, and plenty of off-road capability. The 2023 Canyon got a handful of updates, including a new AT4X off-road trim that brings rugged styling and legitimate off-road chops. The Canyon follows other GMC models with a more upscale interior and finishes than its Chevy counterpart, and recent updates to the truck have made it more plush and comfortable than before. 

Truck Bed Cargo Space in the 2023 GMC Canyon

GMC equips a powerful turbocharged 2.7-liter four-cylinder engine making 310 horsepower and 430 pound-feet of torque. Power reaches the rear or all four wheels through an eight-speed automatic transmission. The Canyon offers plenty of torque, especially off the line, making the truck feel energetic around town. That torque also makes scaling challenging off-road obstacles much easier so there’s never a situation in which the Canyon feels underpowered. 

Interior of the New GMC Canyon

The Canyon offers generous interior space and nicer-than-expected materials. Cloth upholstery comes standard, along with manual seat adjustments, but higher trims add synthetic or genuine leathers and niceties like heated and ventilated front seats and a heated steering wheel. The front buckets are deep, well-padded, and nicely supportive, and there’s plenty of space for passengers of all sizes. Rear-seat passengers don’t get quite as plush accommodations, but the bench offers more padding and support than expected. 

An 11.3-inch touchscreen and 8-inch digital gauge cluster come standard, and GMC offers an 11-inch gauge cluster in higher trims. Apple CarPlay and Android Auto are on board by default, along with multiple USB ports, SiriusXM radio, a Wi-Fi hotspot, and more. More expensive configurations add a Bose stereo, power outlets, remote start, and more. 

Rear View of the 2023 GMC Canyon

The newest Canyon hasn’t been crash-tested yet, but GMC equips a decent list of safety equipment. Standard driver aides include lane keep assist, lane departure warnings, automatic emergency braking, and forward collision warnings. The truck also gets a teen driver system and a rearview camera. 

Valley Buick GMC has the full line of GMC Canyon trucks available, and can answer any questions you may have about the pickup. And, if it’s the full-size Sierra that you need, we’ve got you covered there, too.