02.16.17 - GMC Canyon

2017 GMC Canyon: Midsized with Full Size Capability

In GMC by Carl Durrek

The balance of needs when it comes to a pickup truck often becomes the challenge of having to choose between desires. Can you have a pickup truck with the capability you want but also have the fuel efficiency that keeps the cost down? Can you have the smaller and more efficient engine with enough power to get the job done? What about towing capacity, bed length and the space inside to take the work crew where you need to go? These are all good questions that can be answered with one vehicle that’s right for the job; the GMC Canyon.

This truck has the power you want when you need a truck that can get the job done. Even though it’s a midsized truck it has the ability of a full size truck to make it an easy choice for you on the road. The size makes the Canyon easier to maneuver and park while the diesel engine can give you the grunt you need and the Denali trim can offer you a luxury location to sit and enjoy the ride in comfort and style that you don’t often find in a pickup of this size.

As we move through 2017 the GMC Canyon offers you a new direct injected 3.6-liter V6 engine that’s mated to a new eight-speed automatic transmission. The new trims added to give you the features you want include the Denali, the Terrain X and the Nightfall Edition. Teen Driver is now a standard feature on this truck and the new seven-inch touchscreen infotainment system is offered on several of the trim levels. With so many great choices on the GMC Canyon you’ll easily find the truck you want and know that you can enjoy the power that makes it easy to tow as much as 7,700 pounds behind the truck.

Some of the favorite items you’ll find in the Canyon include the safety and the diesel engine. The safety equipment offered give you items such as driver assist items that include forward collision alerts, lane departure warnings and the ability to move into the 4WD function when needed on some trims. The diesel engine is amazing as a power plant that brings you 181 horsepower and 369 lb.-ft. of torque while adding the towing capacity of 7,700 pounds. With this engine the Canyon is rated at 22 city/30 hwy mpg to make it one of the most powerful and efficient trucks on the market.

The other engines you can choose are the base engine which is a 2.5-liter four-cylinder that brings you 200 horsepower and 191 lb.-ft. of torque and the 3.6-liter V6 which is rated at 308 horsepower and 275 lb.-ft. of torque. The four-cylinder uses either a six-speed manual or automatic transmission while the V6 is attached to the eight-speed automatic for the smooth and enjoyable shifting you need. With this lineup of engines you’ll have the ride you want and the equipment you need to enjoy the Canyon the way you need it to perform for you.

When you look to the options of this great truck you’ll find several packages to choose from. You can have items on this pickup such as a Bose premium sound system with seven speakers, the 4WD system, several choices of wheels and tires, the off road items that make a difference for you, racks that can be added for your outdoor adventure fun, and more convenience and comfort items than you’d ever expect to find on a midsized pickup truck. The GMC Canyon is certainly a truck that you can choose and know you made the smart choice for your needs.

Look around the pickup truck lineup and you won’t find another model that fits what you need as perfectly as the GMC Canyon. When you want comfort, power, fuel efficiency and capability, the Canyon has it all. This is a truck that can be configured anyway you need it and offers you the benefit of what you want on the road. It’s time for you to take a drive to your local GMC dealer and make the Canyon the choice you want when you’re looking for the right truck for you.