2018 GMC Canyon

Original MSRP Range
$21,100 - $43,600
Available Style(s)
Truck
MPG
17 - 20 MPG City / 24 - 26 MPG Hwy
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2018 GMC Canyon

What We Like

Stout power and towing capability from the V6 and diesel engine options; more manageable size than a full-size truck; easy-to-use tech controls

What We Don't

Ride is still pretty bumpy; front-seat comfort can be insufficient; efficiency friendly front air dam must be removed for off-roading; no equivalent to Chevy Colorado ZR2

Ratings

Expert Rating

4.2/ 5

Consumer Rating

4.6/ 5

Overview

What's New in the 2018 GMC Canyon?

After significant updates last year, the Canyon is effectively unchanged for 2018.See the 2018GMC Canyon models for sale near you

Which Canyon is the Best?

Our dream Canyon is a well-equipped SLE model with the pickup's optional 3.6-liter V6 engine. That way, we could get a wide range of amenities without spending big money -- and we'd still have the pickup's bulky 6-cylinder engine for muscle when necessary. The turbodiesel would certainly make us think twice, though.Find a GMC Canyon for sale

How Much Does a 2018 GMC Canyon Cost?

The Canyon comes in five trim levels: SL, base Canyon, SLE, SLT and Denali. There are extended and crew cab styles available, while 5-foot-2-inch and 6-ft-2-in beds are available. Not every configuration is available on every trim level.

The base-level Canyon SL ($21,100) is only offered in the truck's base-level extended-cab configuration. Pitched as a bare-bones work truck, it includes a backup camera, a part-power driver's seat (manual recline), LED daytime running lights, vinyl floor coverings, no rear seats, air conditioning, a USB port and a 6-speaker sound system. It skips out on essentials such as cruise control and remote keyless entry.

If you want a few more features, enter the Canyon ($24,600), which adds rear seats and carpeted floor coverings to the mix. More importantly, it opens the door to a wide range of desirable options including remote keyless entry, cruise control and many of the items included on the SLE. It is the crew cab's base trim level.

Next up is the Canyon SLE ($28,500), which includes 17-in wheels, power mirrors, the IntelliLink touchscreen interface, Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, OnStar with 4G LTE Wi-Fi hot spot capabilities, two additional USB ports in the rear, a tilt-telescopic steering wheel and an auto-dimming mirror. Automatic climate control, remote ignition and a sliding rear window can be added with the SLE Convenience package. It can also be equipped with the All Terrain X package, an off-road-oriented variation that boasts a special suspension, all-terrain tires, dark windows and exterior trim, a rear locking differential, hill-descent control and few extra interior niceties. It should be noted that this is not the GMC equivalent to the far more advanced Chevy Colorado ZR2.

The Canyon SLT ($34,800) includes the SLE Convenience package items plus the V6 engine, leather and heated power front seats.

Additional Canyon options include the diesel engine, forward-collision alert, lane-departure warning, running boards, an innovative in-bed cargo-divider system, chrome wheels, a navigation system and a Bose sound system.

And then there's the new Denali ($43,300), which gets the majority of options listed above plus 20-in wheels, heated and ventilated front seats, a heated steering wheel, a wireless smartphone charging and special styling.

Canyon Trims

TruckOriginal MSRP / PriceEngineHorsepowerCity MPG / Hwy MPGTransmissionDrive
Canyon 2WD Crew Cab 128.3'$27,200 / N/A4 Cylinder / 6 Cylinder20020 / 266-Speed Shiftable Automatic / 8-Speed Shiftable AutomaticRWD
Canyon 2WD Crew Cab 128.3' Denali$39,600 / N/A4 Cylinder Turbo / 6 Cylinder30818 / 256-Speed Shiftable Automatic / 8-Speed Shiftable AutomaticRWD / AWD4WD
Canyon 2WD Crew Cab 128.3' SLE$30,400 / N/A4 Cylinder Turbo / 4 Cylinder / 6 Cylinder20020 / 266-Speed Shiftable Automatic / 8-Speed Shiftable AutomaticRWD / AWD4WD
Canyon 2WD Crew Cab 128.3' SLT$34,800 / N/A4 Cylinder Turbo / 6 Cylinder30818 / 256-Speed Shiftable Automatic / 8-Speed Shiftable AutomaticRWD / AWD4WD
Canyon 2WD Crew Cab 140.5'$28,800 / N/A4 Cylinder / 6 Cylinder30818 / 256-Speed Shiftable Automatic / 8-Speed Shiftable AutomaticRWD
Canyon 2WD Crew Cab 140.5' Denali$40,100 / N/A4 Cylinder Turbo / 6 Cylinder30818 / 256-Speed Shiftable Automatic / 8-Speed Shiftable AutomaticRWD / AWD4WD
Canyon 2WD Crew Cab 140.5' SLE$32,100 / N/A4 Cylinder Turbo / 4 Cylinder / 6 Cylinder30818 / 256-Speed Shiftable Automatic / 8-Speed Shiftable AutomaticRWD / AWD4WD
Canyon 2WD Crew Cab 140.5' SLT$35,300 / N/A4 Cylinder Turbo / 6 Cylinder30818 / 256-Speed Shiftable Automatic / 8-Speed Shiftable AutomaticRWD / AWD4WD
Canyon 2WD Ext Cab 128.3'$24,600 / N/A4 Cylinder / 6 Cylinder200N/A6-Speed Manual / 6-Speed Shiftable AutomaticRWD / AWD4WD
Canyon 2WD Ext Cab 128.3' SL$21,100 / N/A4 Cylinder200N/A6-Speed ManualRWD
Canyon 2WD Ext Cab 128.3' SLE$28,500 / N/A4 Cylinder / 6 Cylinder20020 / 266-Speed Shiftable Automatic / 8-Speed Shiftable AutomaticRWD / AWD4WD
Canyon 4WD Crew Cab 128.3' All Terrain w/Cloth$37,500 / N/A4 Cylinder Turbo / 6 Cylinder30817 / 246-Speed Shiftable Automatic / 8-Speed Shiftable AutomaticRWD / AWD4WD
Canyon 4WD Crew Cab 128.3' All Terrain w/Leather$38,400 / N/A4 Cylinder Turbo / 6 Cylinder30817 / 246-Speed Shiftable Automatic / 8-Speed Shiftable AutomaticRWD / AWD4WD
Canyon 4WD Crew Cab 128.3' Denali$43,300 / N/A4 Cylinder Turbo / 6 Cylinder30817 / 246-Speed Shiftable Automatic / 8-Speed Shiftable AutomaticRWD / AWD4WD
Canyon 4WD Crew Cab 128.3' SLE$35,700 / N/A4 Cylinder Turbo / 4 Cylinder / 6 Cylinder30817 / 246-Speed Shiftable Automatic / 8-Speed Shiftable AutomaticRWD / AWD4WD
Canyon 4WD Crew Cab 128.3' SLT$38,500 / N/A4 Cylinder Turbo / 6 Cylinder30817 / 246-Speed Shiftable Automatic / 8-Speed Shiftable AutomaticRWD / AWD4WD
Canyon 4WD Crew Cab 140.5' All Terrain w/Cloth$37,800 / N/A4 Cylinder Turbo / 6 Cylinder30817 / 246-Speed Shiftable Automatic / 8-Speed Shiftable AutomaticRWD / AWD4WD
Canyon 4WD Crew Cab 140.5' All Terrain w/Leather$38,700 / N/A4 Cylinder Turbo / 6 Cylinder30817 / 246-Speed Shiftable Automatic / 8-Speed Shiftable AutomaticRWD / AWD4WD
Canyon 4WD Crew Cab 140.5' Denali$43,600 / N/A4 Cylinder Turbo / 6 Cylinder30817 / 246-Speed Shiftable Automatic / 8-Speed Shiftable AutomaticRWD / AWD4WD
Canyon 4WD Crew Cab 140.5' SLE$36,000 / N/A4 Cylinder Turbo / 4 Cylinder / 6 Cylinder30817 / 246-Speed Shiftable Automatic / 8-Speed Shiftable AutomaticRWD / AWD4WD
Canyon 4WD Crew Cab 140.5' SLT$38,800 / N/A4 Cylinder Turbo / 6 Cylinder30817 / 246-Speed Shiftable Automatic / 8-Speed Shiftable AutomaticRWD / AWD4WD
Canyon 4WD Ext Cab 128.3'$29,500 / N/A4 Cylinder / 6 Cylinder20019 / 246-Speed Manual / 6-Speed Shiftable AutomaticRWD / AWD4WD
Canyon 4WD Ext Cab 128.3' All Terrain w/Cloth$34,800 / N/A6 Cylinder30817 / 248-Speed Shiftable AutomaticRWD / AWD4WD
Canyon 4WD Ext Cab 128.3' All Terrain w/Leather$35,700 / N/A6 Cylinder30817 / 248-Speed Shiftable AutomaticRWD / AWD4WD
Canyon 4WD Ext Cab 128.3' SLE$32,700 / N/A4 Cylinder / 6 Cylinder20019 / 246-Speed Shiftable Automatic / 8-Speed Shiftable AutomaticRWD / AWD4WD
GMC Canyon Safety

Is the 2018 GMC Canyon a Safe Car?

All 2018 GMC Canyon models come standard with dual front airbags, along with side-curtain airbags for front and rear occupants. The Canyon also includes a standard backup camera and traction control. Options include forward-collision alert and a lane-departure warning system.

In National Highway Traffic Safety Administration crash testing, the Canyon earned four stars overall, comprised of a 4-star frontal crash-test rating, a 5-star side-impact rating and a 3-star rollover rating. The nonprofit Insurance Institute for Highway Safety gave the Canyon crew cab the best possible rating of Good in all crash tests. And while the extended duplicated those results in the moderate overlap front test and the roof strength test, it got the second-lowest Acceptable score in both the side and driver-side small overlap front tests. Both cab's headlights were rated Poor.

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Warranty

Original Warranty

Basic3 Years/36,000 Miles
Drivetrain5 Years/60,000 Miles Qualified Fleet Purchases
Corrosion3 Years/36,000 Miles
Rust-Through6 Years/100,000 Miles
Roadside Assistance5 Years/60,000 Miles Qualified Fleet Purchases
Maintenance2 Years/24,000 Miles 2 Visits

Safety Features & Equipment

Braking & Traction
  • 4-Wheel Anti-Lock Brakes
  • Tire Pressure Monitoring System
  • Traction Control
Passenger Restraint
  • Driver Air Bag
  • Passenger Air Bag
  • Rear Side Curtain Airbags
  • Side Air Bag
  • Side Head Air Bag
Road Visibility
  • Daytime Running Lights
  • Fog Lights
Accident Prevention
  • Bluetooth, Hands-Free
  • Rearview Camera
Security
  • Alarm System
  • Telematics
  • Vehicle Anti-Theft System
Packages
  • Rollover Protection
  • Convenience Pkg

Competition

2018 GMC Canyon vs the competition

2018 Chevrolet Colorado -- The Canyon's Chevrolet-badged stablemate is obviously worth considering, as the trucks are virtually identical. The Colorado isn't offered in an equivalent Denali trim, but the Canyon can't match the hardcore Colorado ZR2 off-road model.

2018 Toyota Tacoma -- The Tacoma is sportier than the Canyon and more off-road oriented. It's also less comfortable, spacious and refined. You may have more fun in the Tacoma, but you may be less happy in daily driving.

2018 Honda Ridgeline -- The Ridgeline is effectively the Tacoma's polar opposite, and thus the Canyon rests somewhere in between them. Though it is effectively a crossover SUV with a truck bed, the Ridgeline's truck capabilities are nevertheless impressive and it boasts superior space, comfort and versatility as a result of its unique structure. Read Honda Ridgeline vs Chevrolet Colorado: Which is Better? for more information.

Used GMC Sierra -- If you need more capabilities than the Canyon can offer, consider a used Sierra. Given that the Canyon and Sierra prices aren't that different when new, you should be able to get a comparable used version.

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