2016 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: For 2016, GMC Canyon gains an available 2.8-liter turbodiesel 4-cylinder engine that puts out 181 horsepower and 369 pound-feet of torque. Inside, the GMC IntelliLink infotainment system receives Apple CarPlay capability. The GMC Canyon was 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. Both are available with 4-cylinder, V6, and now diesel engines, 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 debuted as Best Buys in their segment, since they offer technology and all-around refinement.

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: $25,705
SLE 4×4 ext. cab: $31,695
SLT 4×4 crew cab, 6-ft. bed: $37,950

Base Engine
2.5-liter 4-cylinder
Horsepower
200
Std. Transmission
6-speed manual (ext. cab only)
Avail. Transmission
6-speed automatic
EPA City Range (mpg)
19-20
EPA Hwy Range (mpg)
25-27

Optional Engine
3.6-liter V6
Horsepower
305
Std. Transmission
6-speed automatic
Avail. Transmission
NA
EPA City Range (mpg)
17-18
EPA Hwy Range (mpg)
24-26

Optional Engine
2.8-liter turbodiesel 4-cylinder
Horsepower
181
Std. Transmission
6-speed automatic
Avail. Transmission
NA
EPA City Range (mpg)
20-22
EPA Hwy Range (mpg)
29-31

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2016 GMC Canyon extended cab