• (4.4) 27 reviews
  • MSRP: $20,940$38,260
  • Body Style: Truck
  • Combined MPG: 20-22
  • Engine: 200-hp, 2.5-liter I-4 (regular gas)
  • Drivetrain: 4x2
  • Towing Capacity: 3,500 lbs.
2016 GMC Canyon

Our Take on the 2016 GMC Canyon

Our Take

The GMC Canyon debuted as a 2015 model and its corporate twin is the Chevrolet Colorado. The two trucks marked General Motors’ entrance to the midsize pickup truck segment. The Canyon comes in two cab styles — extended and crew cab — and in two wheelbase lengths: 128 and 140 in... Read Full Report

What We Don't Like

  • Pricey
  • Limited gearing options
  • Standard off-road capabilities
  • Disappointing manual transmission

Notable Features

  • Four- or six-cylinder gas engines
  • Turbo-diesel engine available late in model year
  • Multiple four-wheel-drive systems
  • 7,000-pound maximum towing capacity
  • Collision warning available
  • Extended or crew cab


Our Expert Reviews

Editor's note: This review was written in June 2015 about the 2015 GMC Canyon. Little of substance has changed with this year's model. To see what's new for 2016, click here, or check out a side-by-side comparison of the two model years. A decked-out 2015 GMC Canyon is by far the most luxurious and mild-mannered midsize truck in its class, and that upscale feeling doesn't co... Read full review for the 2016 GMC Canyon

Consumer Reviews


Average based on 27 reviews

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016 Canyon

by Zeeman44 from NW Iowa on October 4, 2015

I had 3 midsized pickups before they stopped making 'Made in America' midsized trucks. My big truck just Didn't fit. Took too much room in the garage, hard to find a parking place, hard to get back ou... Read Full Review

17 Trim Levels Available

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Crash-Test Reports

IIHS Ratings

Based on GMC Canyon Base

Moderate overlap front

IIHS Ratings

Based on GMC Canyon Base

G Good
A Acceptable
M Marginal
P Poor

Moderate overlap front

Left Leg/Foot
Overall Front
Right Leg/Foot
Structure/safety cage
Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) is a nonprofit research and communications organization funded by auto insurers. IIHS rates vehicles good, acceptable, marginal or poor based on performance in high-speed front and side crash tests. IIHS also evaluates seat/head restraints for protection against neck injuries in rear impacts.

NHTSA Ratings

Based on GMC Canyon Base

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Overall Side
Overall Rollover Rating

NHTSA Ratings

Based on GMC Canyon Base

Overall Front
Overall Side
Overall Rollover Rating
Side Barrier
Side Barrier Rating Driver
Side Barrier Rating Passenger Rear Seat
Side Pole
Side Pole Barrier combined (Front)
Side Pole Barrier combined (Rear)
National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) is part of the U.S. Department of Transportation. NHTSA provides vehicle safety information such as front- and side-crash ratings and rollover ratings. Vehicles are rated using a star rating system from 1-5 stars, with 5 being the highest.


There are currently 2 recalls for this car.

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Service & Repair

Estimated Service & Repair cost: $1,400 per year.

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