2018 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 2018 GMC Canyon has few changes for 2018. Leather seats are now available on the All Terrain model and a washer-fluid sensor is standard on all models. 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 diesel engines, but the GMC offers a more sophisticated full-time 4-wheel-system that is only available on Chevy’s off-road-oriented ZR2 (other 4×4 Chevys have part-time 4WD). Available features include forward collision alert, lane-departure warning, locking rear differential, hill-descent control, heated steering wheel, and heated/ventilated front seats. These GM pickups offer technology and all-around refinement. The smaller, more-tractable dimensions should make Canyon a practical alternative for many big-truck intenders.

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: $22,080
Base crew cab, 5-ft bed: $28,105
4WD SLE ext. cab: $33,665
4WD SLT crew cab, 6-ft bed: $39,760
4WD All Terrain ext. cab: $35,715
4WD Denali crew cab, 5-ft bed: $44,265

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)
24-26

Optional Engine
3.6-liter V6
Horsepower
308
Std. Transmission
8-speed automatic
Avail. Transmission
NA
EPA City Range (mpg)
17-18
EPA Hwy Range (mpg)
24-25

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)
28-30

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2018 GMC Canyon extended cab
2017 GMC Canyon Denali​
2018 GMC Canyon Denali crew cab
NHTSA Ratings
Overall - 4
80%

(5 is the highest rating)

Front Crash - 4
80%
Side Crash - 5
100%
Rollover - 3
60%

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