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2012 GMC Canyon Truck

Price Range: $17,490 - $31,790 | 16 MPG City - 21 MPG Highway

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2012 GMC Canyon Truck

Benefits of Driving a 2012 GMC Canyon Truck

The GMC Canyon falls in the compact pickup truck category and is a sister vehicle to the Chevrolet Colorado. Base pricing starts at $17,410, making it one of the most affordable entry-level trucks available. The Canyon has been praised by reviewers for its simple and straightforward layout of interior controls and gauges. Properly equipped with the Z85 towing package on the optional V8 engine, the 2012 Canyon can tow up to 6,000 pounds. It competes directly with the Nissan Frontier and the Toyota Tacoma. Fuel economy is estimated at 18 mpg city and 25 mpg highway for the 2-wheel drive 4-cylinder version.

What's new for 2012?

For 2012, the SLE Canyon loses its manual transmission; otherwise the Canyon is basically unchanged.

Model Strengths

  • Economical pricing
  • predictable and reassuring handling
  • many styles and configurations available

Model Review

The 2012 GMC Canyon is available in three trims-- Work Truck, SLE and SLT --and in three body styles--Regular, Extended and Crew cab. Two bed lengths (5.1-foot and 6-foot) and three different engines are available.

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Safety Features & Equipment

Braking & Traction

4-Wheel ABS Std
Traction/Stability Control Std
Tire Pressure Monitoring System Std

Passenger Restraint

Driver Air Bag Std
Passenger Air Bag Std
Side Head Air Bag Std
Rear Head side Air Bag Std

Road Visibility

Daytime Running Lights Std
Electrochromic Rearview Mirror Opt
Intermittent Wipers Std

Accident Prevention

Handsfree Wireless Std


Anti-theft System Std
Telematics Opt
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2012 GMC Canyon Truck

2WD Reg Cab Work Truck


Engine Type 2.9L Gas I4
Horsepower 185 @ 5600 RPM
Torque (lb-ft) 190 @ 2800 RPM
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Fuel Capacity 19.0 gal
Fuel Economy 18 MPG City / 25 MPG Hwy
Estimated max. distance per tank of gas 475 miles


Driven Wheels RWD


Rims 16 x 6 in.
Tires P215/70R16
Spare Tire Compact Spare Tire

Interior Space

Seating Capacity 3 adults
Front Headroom/Legroom 39.6 in. / 44.0 in.
Luggage/Cargo Space 44.0 cubic ft.


Wheelbase 111.3 in.
Overall Length 192.4 in.
Width 67.6 in.
Height 65.2 in.
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2012 GMC Canyon Truck

2WD Reg Cab Work Truck


Air Conditioning Standard
Bluetooth, Hands-Free Standard
Leather Wrapped Steering Wheel Standard
Telematics Standard
Telematics Optional


Adjustable Steering Wheel Standard
Auxiliary Power Outlet Standard
Bed Liner Standard
Cruise Control Standard
Front Floor Mats Standard
Front Split Bench Seat Standard
Intermittent Wipers Standard
Passenger Vanity Mirror Standard
Power Steering Standard
Auto-Dimming Rearview Mirror Optional
Front Split Bench Seat Optional
Full-Size Spare Tire Optional
Power Driver Mirror Optional


AM/FM Stereo Standard
AM/FM Stereo Optional