2015 GMC Canyon crew cab

Pros: Refined road manners for a pickup truck; good selection of modern comfort, safety, and technology features; available full-time 4WD system

Cons: Rear seat space is tight, especially in extended-cab models; prices rise quickly as options are added

CG Says: The GMC Canyon is redesigned for 2015, after taking the 2013 and 2014 model years off. The Canyon and its slightly less-ritzy cousin, the Chevrolet Colorado, are GM’s “compact” pickups–though they are really more midsize. They share a basic extended-cab or crew-cab platform and available 4-cylinder or V6 power, but the GMC offers a more sophisticated full-time 4-wheel-system that is not available on the Chevy (it only offers part-time 4WD). These new GM pickups debut as Best Buys in their segment, since they offer technology and all-around refinement that their aged class competition (the Nissan Frontier and Toyota Tacoma) can’t match—at least until those two rivals are redesigned, which is likely to happen in the near future.

The Facts
Class Compact Pickup Truck
Body Style(s) extended cab, crew cab
Passenger Count 5
Drive Wheels rear-wheel drive, 4-wheel drive
Manufacturer GMC
Nation of Manufacture USA
Base Prices (Only select models listed)
SL ext. cab: $20,955
Base crew cab, 5-ft. bed: $25,205
SLE 4×4 ext. cab: $31,145
SLT 4×4 crew cab, 6-ft. bed: $37,250

Base Engine
2.5-liter 4-cylinder
Std. Transmission
6-speed manual (ext. cab only)
Avail. Transmission
6-speed automatic
EPA City Range (mpg)
EPA Hwy Range (mpg)

Optional Engine
3.6-liter V6
Std. Transmission
6-speed automatic
Avail. Transmission
EPA City Range (mpg)
EPA Hwy Range (mpg)

2015 GMC Canyon extended cab