Overview (Final Score: B+)
Theis a midsize truck sold as a premium option. With sporting smart looks, lots of style and plenty of capability, the Canyon was introduced a few years ago and has done well since.
For 2018, there aren’t many changes to the GMC Canyon, but some of them might be significant to buyers. Notably, the biggest upgrade is to the trailering system, which adds ball hitch guidelines to the rearview camera system.
Also of note is the larger 7-inch base infotainment screen. The Canyon is still offered with either a four- or six-cylinder gasoline or with a four-cylinder diesel engine in rear-wheel or four-wheel drive.
The 2018 Canyon is a well-designed pickup truck that offers plenty of capability and usability alongside comfort and good looks. It has a few drawbacks, such as its larger size compared to rivals and its limited off-pavement capability, but the Canyon is an excellent choice in the midsize pickup category.
The 2018 GMC Canyon is offered in two-seat or four-seat extended cab and five-seat crew cab body styles, with short or standard bed lengths for cargo. There are five trim levels, starting with the SL and base Canyon, running through the SLE, SLT and topping out with the Denali trim.
What We Love About the 2018 GMC Canyon:
- Great design and look for the pickup
- Good engine options with plenty of capability
- Crew cab offers more room than any other in this class
What We Don’t Love About the 2018 GMC Canyon:
- Size of the truck is close to a full-size pickup, making it just as difficult to park
- Off-road capability is negligible in the Canyon
- Denali trim is pricey and not as luxurious as it might imply
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