The 2018 GMC Canyon is a midsize pickup truck with big power, capability, and comfort. This brawny little beast offers power that completes everyday jobs with ease, while also maintaining great handling and a premium driving experience that many larger pickups lack.
The 2018 GMC Canyon is offered in five trims: SL, Canyon, SLE, SLT, and Denali. The Canyon is offered in three body styles—Extended Cab; Crew Cab, Short Box; and Crew Cab, Long Box—and in either 2WD or 4WD. The SL is only available as a 2WD Extended Cab model and the Canyon trim is only available in 2WD as a Crew Cab model. The Denali trim is available in every configuration but the Extended Cab. Specifications are for 2WD, unless otherwise stated.
The 2018 Canyon gives you the choice of three different engines and powertrain options, and they all offer admirable power and capability. The first engine is a standard 2.5-liter four-cylinder engine that delivers 200 horsepower and 191 lb-ft of torque, which is perfect for most daily tasks. This engine is the most powerful four-cylinder engine in its segment, and it pairs with either a six-speed manual or six-speed automatic transmission. The second engine is an available 3.6-liter V6 gas engine which boasts 308 horsepower and 275 lb-ft of torque; choose a six-speed automatic transmission or the available eight-speed automatic transmission for better handling, efficiency, and driving. The last engine, the 2.8-liter Duramax I-4 Turbo Diesel, offers remarkable torque at 369 lb-ft and enhances the Canyon’s mileage even more.
Besides its durability and capability, the Canyon has a stately exterior and upscale interior. The Canyon’s interior is constructed from premium interiors according to a sleek, high-end design that is both functional and stylish. Exterior noise and the roar of the engine can often be bothersome, and that’s why GMC designed the Canyon with advanced noise-reducing innovations, which include inlaid and triple-sealed doors as well as a fuel pump positioned for quieter engine operation. To make the interior even more comfortable for you and your family, you can opt for the available heated seats for the driver and front passenger.
The exterior of the 2018 Canyon blends sophistication with functionality. The rear end features a sleek, integrated CornerStep Rear Bumper which gives you easy access to the cargo bed even with the tailgate open. On the front end of the Canyon, LED signature lighting and a stately front grille work together to give a formidable yet sophisticated impression. The Canyon also offers available exterior packages to increase the looks and capabilities of the Canyon even further, including an All Terrain package which includes features—such as a Z71® Off-Road suspension package and Hill Descent Control—that are perfect for family adventures.