2017 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 2017 GMC Canyon adds a topline Denali model with unique trim and heated/ventilated front seats. The available V6 engine is new and now has cylinder deactivation for improved fuel economy. The new V6 gets an 8-speed automatic transmission to replace the previous 6-speed. A trailer-brake controller is newly available on V6 versions. Also, an off-road-oriented All Terrain X Package has been added. 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 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). 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: $20,940
Base crew cab, 5-ft. bed: $26,510
SLE 4×4 ext. cab: $32,160
SLT 4×4 crew cab, 6-ft. bed: $38,015
Denali 4×4 crew cab, 5-ft bed: $42,820

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
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)
29-31