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2019 GMC Canyon

Original MSRP Range
$22,200--$44,200
Available Style(s)
Truck
MPG
17--20 MPG City / 24--26 MPG Hwy
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2019 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 2019 GMC Canyon?

Most 2019 changes are options or trim specific and include such features as a new HD back-up camera that's standard for all but the base grade, as well as a 6-way power driver's seat for the SLE, the All Terrain and the Denali trims. Rear park assist is a new option with expanded availability of wireless charging and heated steering wheel features. What is new across the board are new GMC Infotainment systems with a more intuitive interface.

Which Canyon is the Best?

Our dream 2019 GMC Canyon is a well-equipped SLE model with the pickup's optional 3.6-liter V6 engine. It provides 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.

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How Much Does a 2019 GMC Canyon Cost?

The Canyon comes in six trim levels: SL, base Canyon, SLE, All-Terrain, SLT and Denali. There are extended and crew cab styles available, while 5-foot-2-inch and 6-foot-2-in beds are available. Not every configuration is available on every trim level. Prices reflect the $995 factory delivery charge.

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 six airbags, 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 the new GMC Infotainment system with a 7-in touchscreen, Bluetooth connectivity 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 ($25,895), 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 ($29,895), which includes 17-in wheels, power mirrors, an upgraded version of the Infotainment system with an 8-in 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-and-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.

The Canyon All Terrain ($36,895) is an off-road grade of the SLE with 4WD, a special suspension, special 17-in wheels with all-terrain tires, dark windows and exterior trim, a rear locking differential, hill-descent control, a transfer-case shield 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 ($36,695) includes the SLE Convenience package items plus the V6 engine, leather and heated power front seats plus the Driver Alert Package with forward-collision warning and lane-departure warning.

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 Denali ($39,790), 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'$27,600 / $26,3304 Cylinder / 6 Cylinder20020 / 266-Speed Shiftable Automatic / 8-Speed Shiftable AutomaticRWD
Canyon 2WD Crew Cab 128.3' Denali$40,400 / $38,5414 Cylinder Turbo / 6 Cylinder30818 / 256-Speed Shiftable Automatic / 8-Speed Shiftable AutomaticRWD / AWD4WD
Canyon 2WD Crew Cab 128.3' SLE$30,900 / $29,4784 Cylinder Turbo / 6 Cylinder20020 / 266-Speed Shiftable Automatic / 8-Speed Shiftable AutomaticRWD / AWD4WD
Canyon 2WD Crew Cab 128.3' SLT$35,800 / $34,1534 Cylinder Turbo / 6 Cylinder30818 / 256-Speed Shiftable Automatic / 8-Speed Shiftable AutomaticRWD / AWD4WD
Canyon 2WD Crew Cab 140.5'$29,200 / $27,8564 Cylinder / 6 Cylinder30818 / 256-Speed Shiftable Automatic / 8-Speed Shiftable AutomaticRWD
Canyon 2WD Crew Cab 140.5' Denali$40,900 / $39,0184 Cylinder Turbo / 6 Cylinder30818 / 256-Speed Shiftable Automatic / 8-Speed Shiftable AutomaticRWD / AWD4WD
Canyon 2WD Crew Cab 140.5' SLE$32,600 / $31,1004 Cylinder Turbo / 6 Cylinder30818 / 256-Speed Shiftable Automatic / 8-Speed Shiftable AutomaticRWD / AWD4WD
Canyon 2WD Crew Cab 140.5' SLT$36,300 / $34,6304 Cylinder Turbo / 6 Cylinder30818 / 256-Speed Shiftable Automatic / 8-Speed Shiftable AutomaticRWD / AWD4WD
Canyon 2WD Ext Cab 128.3'$25,700 / $24,7744 Cylinder / 6 Cylinder20020 / 266-Speed Manual / 6-Speed Shiftable AutomaticRWD / AWD4WD
Canyon 2WD Ext Cab 128.3' SL$22,200 / $22,1774 Cylinder20020 / 266-Speed ManualRWD
Canyon 2WD Ext Cab 128.3' SLE$29,000 / $27,6664 Cylinder / 6 Cylinder20020 / 266-Speed Shiftable Automatic / 8-Speed Shiftable AutomaticRWD / AWD4WD
Canyon 4WD Crew Cab 128.3' All Terrain w/Cloth$37,800 / $36,0614 Cylinder Turbo / 6 Cylinder30817 / 246-Speed Shiftable Automatic / 8-Speed Shiftable AutomaticRWD / AWD4WD
Canyon 4WD Crew Cab 128.3' All Terrain w/Leather$39,200 / $37,3964 Cylinder Turbo / 6 Cylinder30817 / 246-Speed Shiftable Automatic / 8-Speed Shiftable AutomaticRWD / AWD4WD
Canyon 4WD Crew Cab 128.3' Denali$43,900 / $41,8804 Cylinder Turbo / 6 Cylinder30817 / 246-Speed Shiftable Automatic / 8-Speed Shiftable AutomaticRWD / AWD4WD
Canyon 4WD Crew Cab 128.3' SLE$36,000 / $34,3444 Cylinder Turbo / 6 Cylinder30817 / 246-Speed Shiftable Automatic / 8-Speed Shiftable AutomaticRWD / AWD4WD
Canyon 4WD Crew Cab 128.3' SLT$39,300 / $37,4924 Cylinder Turbo / 6 Cylinder30817 / 246-Speed Shiftable Automatic / 8-Speed Shiftable AutomaticRWD / AWD4WD
Canyon 4WD Crew Cab 140.5' All Terrain w/Cloth$38,100 / $36,3474 Cylinder Turbo / 6 Cylinder30817 / 246-Speed Shiftable Automatic / 8-Speed Shiftable AutomaticRWD / AWD4WD
Canyon 4WD Crew Cab 140.5' All Terrain w/Leather$39,500 / $37,6834 Cylinder Turbo / 6 Cylinder30817 / 246-Speed Shiftable Automatic / 8-Speed Shiftable AutomaticRWD / AWD4WD
Canyon 4WD Crew Cab 140.5' Denali$44,200 / $42,1664 Cylinder Turbo / 6 Cylinder30817 / 246-Speed Shiftable Automatic / 8-Speed Shiftable AutomaticRWD / AWD4WD
Canyon 4WD Crew Cab 140.5' SLE$36,300 / $34,6304 Cylinder Turbo / 6 Cylinder30817 / 246-Speed Shiftable Automatic / 8-Speed Shiftable AutomaticRWD / AWD4WD
Canyon 4WD Crew Cab 140.5' SLT$39,600 / $37,7784 Cylinder Turbo / 6 Cylinder30817 / 246-Speed Shiftable Automatic / 8-Speed Shiftable AutomaticRWD / AWD4WD
Canyon 4WD Ext Cab 128.3'$31,100 / $29,9804 Cylinder / 6 Cylinder30817 / 246-Speed Manual / 6-Speed Shiftable AutomaticRWD / AWD4WD
Canyon 4WD Ext Cab 128.3' All Terrain w/Cloth$36,500 / $34,8216 Cylinder30817 / 248-Speed Shiftable AutomaticRWD / AWD4WD
Canyon 4WD Ext Cab 128.3' All Terrain w/Leather$37,900 / $36,1566 Cylinder30817 / 248-Speed Shiftable AutomaticRWD / AWD4WD
Canyon 4WD Ext Cab 128.3' SLE$34,400 / $32,8174 Cylinder / 6 Cylinder30817 / 246-Speed Shiftable Automatic / 8-Speed Shiftable AutomaticRWD / AWD4WD
Safety

Is the 2019 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 warning and a lane-departure warning system, which are standard on the SLT and Denali.

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.

Behind the Wheel

For better or for worse, the GMC Canyon drives more like a full-size pickup than its Toyota Tacoma and Honda Ridgeline competitors. It offers a more comfortable ride than the former, but a less comfortable ride than the latter. Its handling and maneuverability are worse than both, but then it can also tow more than both. At the same time, the Canyon is quite obviously much smaller than a full-size truck, and as such almost feels like a sports car by comparison when behind the wheel. If you deal with tighter roads or just don't need all that much truck, the Canyon should be a great alternative to the half-ton GMC Sierra.

Inside, the cabin that once impressed us in comparison to other midsize trucks has now fallen to the back of the pack with the introduction of its revised competitors. The Ridgeline in particular provides a far more comfortable, spacious and versatile environment. Still, there's a lot to like about the Canyon's user-friendly tech and the new Denali trim that offers a premium vibe not offered on the mechanically identical Chevrolet Colorado. On the other hand, the Chevy offers the hardcore off-roading ZR2 model.

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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
Maintenance1 Year/1 Visit

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
  • Parking assist
  • Rearview Camera
Security
  • Alarm System
  • Telematics
  • Vehicle Anti-Theft System
Packages
  • Trailering Pkg
  • Driver Alert Pkg
  • Convenience Pkg
  • Power Pkg
  • Payload
  • Elevation Special Edition Pkg
  • Chrome Appearance Pkg
  • Chrome Appearance Pkg
  • Protection Pkg
  • Convenience Pkg
  • Skid Plate Pkg

Competition

2019 GMC Canyon vs the competition

2019 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.

2019 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.

2019 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 pricing for the Canyon and the Sierra aren't that different when new, you should be able to get a comparable used version.

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