2020 GMC Canyon

Original MSRP Range
$22,200 - $44,300
Available Style(s)
Truck
MPG
17 - 20 MPG City / 24 - 26 MPG Hwy
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2020 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
  • Less-than-comfortable front seats
  • 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

4.4/ 5
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Overview

What's New in the 2020 GMC Canyon?

There's very little in the way of changes for 2020. A tailgate lock control is now integrated into the key fob. Carbon Black Metallic is now an exterior color choice. See the 2020 GMC Canyon models for sale near you

Which Canyon is the Best?

Our dream 2020 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 beefy 6-cylinder engine for muscle when it's necessary. The efficient turbodiesel would certainly give us pause, though, during engine selection. Find a GMC Canyon for sale

 

How Much Does a 2020 GMC Canyon Cost?

The Canyon comes in six trim levels: SL, Canyon, SLE, All-Terrain, SLT and Denali. There are extended and crew cab styles available, while 5-ft-2-in and 6-ft-2-in beds are available. Not every configuration is available on every trim level. Prices reflect the $1,095 factory delivery charge.

The base-level Canyon SL ($23,295) 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, consider the Canyon ($26,795), 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 ($30,195), 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 ($35,195) 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 a few extra interior niceties. It should be noted that this is not the GMC equivalent of the far more advanced Chevy Colorado ZR2.

The Canyon SLT ($40,495) 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 ($45,095), which gets the majority of options listed above plus 20-in wheels, heated and ventilated front seats, a heated steering wheel, wireless smartphone charging and special styling.

Canyon Trims

TruckOriginal MSRP / PriceEngineHorsepowerCity MPG / Hwy MPGTransmissionDrive
Canyon 2WD Crew Cab 128'$27,600 / $26,3304 Cylinder / 6 Cylinder20020 / 266-Speed Shiftable Automatic / 8-Speed Shiftable AutomaticRWD
Canyon 2WD Crew Cab 128' Denali$40,500 / $38,6374 Cylinder Turbo / 6 Cylinder30818 / 256-Speed Shiftable Automatic / 8-Speed Shiftable AutomaticRWD / AWD4WD
Canyon 2WD Crew Cab 128' SLE$31,000 / $29,5744 Cylinder Turbo / 4 Cylinder / 6 Cylinder20020 / 266-Speed Shiftable Automatic / 8-Speed Shiftable AutomaticRWD / AWD4WD
Canyon 2WD Crew Cab 128' SLT$35,900 / $34,2484 Cylinder Turbo / 6 Cylinder30818 / 256-Speed Shiftable Automatic / 8-Speed Shiftable AutomaticRWD / AWD4WD
Canyon 2WD Ext Cab 128'$25,700 / $24,7744 Cylinder / 6 Cylinder20020 / 266-Speed Shiftable Automatic / 8-Speed Shiftable AutomaticRWD / AWD4WD
Canyon 2WD Ext Cab 128' SL$22,200 / $22,1774 Cylinder20020 / 266-Speed Shiftable AutomaticRWD
Canyon 2WD Ext Cab 128' SLE$29,100 / $27,7614 Cylinder / 6 Cylinder20020 / 266-Speed Shiftable Automatic / 8-Speed Shiftable AutomaticRWD / AWD4WD
Canyon 4WD Crew Cab 128' All Terrain w/Cloth$37,900 / $36,1564 Cylinder Turbo / 6 Cylinder30817 / 246-Speed Shiftable Automatic / 8-Speed Shiftable AutomaticRWD / AWD4WD
Canyon 4WD Crew Cab 128' All Terrain w/Leather$39,300 / $37,4924 Cylinder Turbo / 6 Cylinder30817 / 246-Speed Shiftable Automatic / 8-Speed Shiftable AutomaticRWD / AWD4WD
Canyon 4WD Crew Cab 128' Denali$44,000 / $41,9764 Cylinder Turbo / 6 Cylinder30817 / 246-Speed Shiftable Automatic / 8-Speed Shiftable AutomaticRWD / AWD4WD
Canyon 4WD Crew Cab 128' SLE$36,100 / $34,4394 Cylinder Turbo / 4 Cylinder / 6 Cylinder30817 / 246-Speed Shiftable Automatic / 8-Speed Shiftable AutomaticRWD / AWD4WD
Canyon 4WD Crew Cab 128' SLT$39,400 / $37,5874 Cylinder Turbo / 6 Cylinder30817 / 246-Speed Shiftable Automatic / 8-Speed Shiftable AutomaticRWD / AWD4WD
Canyon 4WD Crew Cab 141' All Terrain w/Cloth$38,500 / $36,7294 Cylinder Turbo / 6 Cylinder30817 / 246-Speed Shiftable Automatic / 8-Speed Shiftable AutomaticRWD / AWD4WD
Canyon 4WD Crew Cab 141' All Terrain w/Leather$39,900 / $38,0644 Cylinder Turbo / 6 Cylinder30817 / 246-Speed Shiftable Automatic / 8-Speed Shiftable AutomaticRWD / AWD4WD
Canyon 4WD Crew Cab 141' Denali$44,300 / $42,2624 Cylinder Turbo / 6 Cylinder30817 / 246-Speed Shiftable Automatic / 8-Speed Shiftable AutomaticRWD / AWD4WD
Canyon 4WD Crew Cab 141' SLE$36,700 / $35,0114 Cylinder Turbo / 4 Cylinder / 6 Cylinder30817 / 246-Speed Shiftable Automatic / 8-Speed Shiftable AutomaticRWD / AWD4WD
Canyon 4WD Crew Cab 141' SLT$40,000 / $38,1604 Cylinder Turbo / 6 Cylinder30817 / 246-Speed Shiftable Automatic / 8-Speed Shiftable AutomaticRWD / AWD4WD
Canyon 4WD Ext Cab 128'$31,100 / $29,9804 Cylinder / 6 Cylinder30817 / 246-Speed Shiftable Automatic / 8-Speed Shiftable AutomaticRWD / AWD4WD
Canyon 4WD Ext Cab 128' All Terrain w/Cloth$36,600 / $34,9166 Cylinder30817 / 248-Speed Shiftable AutomaticAWD4WD
Canyon 4WD Ext Cab 128' SLE$34,500 / $32,9134 Cylinder / 6 Cylinder30817 / 246-Speed Shiftable Automatic / 8-Speed Shiftable AutomaticRWD / AWD4WD
GMC Canyon Safety

Is the 2020 GMC Canyon a Safe Car?

All 2020 GMC Canyon models come standard with dual front airbags as well as 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 both standard on the SLT and the Denali.

In National Highway Traffic Safety Administration crash testing, the Canyon earned four stars overall, with 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. While the extended variation 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 cabs' headlights were rated 'Poor.'

Frontal Crash Rating–Overall
Overall Rating
Rollover Rating–Overall
Side Barrier Rating–Overall
Side Crash Rating–Overall
5 Year Cost to Own

$46,120 ($0.61 per mile)

5-Year Cost to Own includes out of pocket expenses like fuel and insurance, plus the cars loss in value over time (depreciation)See Detailed Cost to Own
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
  • Payload
  • Trailering Pkg
  • Protection Pkg
  • All Terrain X Pkg
  • Convenience Pkg
  • Power Pkg
  • All Terrain X Pkg Savings
  • Suspension Pkg
  • Skid Plate Pkg

Competition

2020 GMC Canyon vs the competition

2020 Chevrolet Colorado - The Canyon's Chevrolet-badged stablemate is obviously worth considering, as the trucks are virtually identical. The 2020 Colorado isn't offered in an equivalent Denali trim, but the Canyon can't match the hardcore Colorado ZR2 off-road model.

2020 Toyota Tacoma - Sportier than the Canyon and more off-road oriented, the 2020 Tacoma is also less comfortable, spacious and refined. You might have more fun in the Tacoma, but you may be less happy with your daily drive.

2020 Honda Ridgeline - The 2020 Ridgeline is effectively the Tacoma's polar opposite, and thus the Canyon rests somewhere in between them. While it's effectively a crossover 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.

2020 Ford Ranger - All-new for 2019, the latest Ranger impresses with its up-market cabin, segment-leading towing numbers and high-end tech.

Used GMC Sierra - If you need more capabilities than the Canyon offers, consider a used Sierra. Given that the pricing for a new Canyon and a new Sierra isn't that different, you should be able to get a comparable used version.

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