GMC Canyon Model Review

22/30  CITY/HWY
EPA-Estimated MPG
9.4  Sec.
0-60 MPH
2-4
Doors
4
Seats
74  cu ft
Cargo Space

What's New for the 2018 GMC Canyon?

The 2018 GMC Canyon is a small pickup truck that is suited to everything from everyday chores to a casual evening out on the town. They've introduced some beautiful new features, exciting colors, and technological features that bring the model up to the modern era. In 2018, it's getting a full facelift, with brand new LED signature lighting among its most notable new features. For a more comprehensive breakdown, this short review should fill you in on the newest highlights of this small pickup with a huge array of power features.

2018 GMC Canyon front

2018 Canyon Trim Levels

The lineup of 2018 trims features the Canyon SL, SLE, All-Terrain, SLT, and Denali. You're going to love each and every one of the advanced features that you'll find on this one. For example, the SLT also comes in an SLT- Leather-Appointed model that with a powerful off-road package, Hill Descent Control, and Dark Argent metallic cast-aluminum wheels. Standard features are impressive as well. Comfort is king in the front cabin, with a Quiet Cabin feature that's going to make every drive a peaceful one. Connectivity anyone? You've got the option for a 4G hotspot, and that's going to come in handy for just about anyone in today's very connected world. Beautiful new colors include Cardinal Red, Quicksilver Metallic, Marine Blue Metallic, and Jet Black. Each new color is sleek, stylish, and suitable for a pickup of this side. And if the standard cab isn't enough for you, you can always go with an extended cab.

2018 GMC Canyon Handling and Performance

2018 GMC Canyon exteriorThe standard engine is an already powerful 2.5L I4 DI DOHC engine. This one puts out 200 hp @ 6300 rpm and gives you 191 lb-ft of torque @ 4400 rpm. Throw in a 6-speed automatic transmission and you have more than enough power to pull a pickup of this side. And if you opt for one of the off-road trims, you're going to be able to get into some very tight spots thanks to its small size and power. The SLT gives you a 3.6L V6 DI DOHC VVT engine that churns out a whopping 308 hp @ 6800 rpm, with 275 lb-ft of torque @ 4000 rpm. With tow and haul modes in place on this trim, you're going to be able to do a lot more with this small pickup with a giant under the hood.

Safety Features

2018 GMC Canyon bedSafety always counts, and GMC made sure to throw in plenty of great safety features on the Canyon. It's OnStar safe certified, has a teen driver feature to keep more inexperienced drivers alert, comes with StabiliTrak® electronic stability control system, 6 air bags, and rear vision monitoring. That's just the tip of the iceberg though. Thanks to 4-Wheel Disc Brakes, traction control, and plenty of extras, it's a solid 4-star rating in most reviews. There is also a host of optional safety features that will kick that up to 5, if safety is number one on your priority list.

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