2018 GMC Canyon

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2018 GMC Canyon
2018 GMC Canyon

Key specs

Base trim shown

Pickup Truck

Body style


Combined MPG


Seating capacity

212.40” x 70.40”


Rear-wheel drive



The good:

  • Refined ride quality
  • Minimal interior noise
  • Tech features
  • V-6 refinement
  • Big truck looks

The bad:

  • Can be pricey
  • Limited gearing options
  • Standard off-road capabilities
  • Disappointing manual transmission

6 trims

Starting msrp listed lowest to highest price

Wondering which trim is right for you?

Our 2018 GMC Canyon trim comparison will help you decide.

See also: Find the best Pickup Trucks for 2023

Notable features

  • Four-cylinder and V-6 gas engines
  • Turbo-diesel four-cylinder engine available
  • Eight-speed automatic with V-6
  • Denali version available
  • 7,700-pound maximum trailering capacity
  • Forward collision warning available

2018 GMC Canyon review: Our expert's take

What it is: The Canyon mid-size pickup truck is a corporate twin of the Chevrolet Colorado. The Canyon comes in two cab styles — extended and crew cab — and in two wheelbase lengths: 128 and 140 inches. Extended-cab models have rear-hinged rear doors and a 6-foot-2-inch cargo bed. The crew cab has four regular doors and a choice of bed lengths: 5-foot-2 or 6-foot-2. Engine choices include a gas four-cylinder or V-6 and a turbocharged four-cylinder diesel.

Competitors include the Honda Ridgeline, Nissan Frontier and Toyota Tacoma.

Black leather front seats with red stitching are newly available for the All Terrain model, and a washer-fluid-level sensor is now standard on all models.

Consumer reviews

Rating breakdown (out of 5):
  • Comfort 4.6
  • Interior 4.6
  • Performance 4.7
  • Value 4.4
  • Exterior 4.8
  • Reliability 4.7

Most recent consumer reviews


Exelent truck over all

Would give it a 5 star but for the lack of a mettle bumper and the dumb location of the headlight control and 4 wheel drive control (almost half to open the door to see them) along with the fact I half to duck down to see the fuel gauge.


Best truck I have owned

This truck is every thing I wanted on it and more, couldn't be more happier, So this truck on line and to my surprise it was still at the lot for sale , test drove it and bought it on the spot, Dealer ship very friendly to work with.


Great vehicle so far

I've only owned it a few weeks but for a first time truck owner, I'm really liking it. If there was one thing I could change, it would be to get rid of the key start and add a push button start. Other than that, I love it.

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New car and Certified Pre-Owned programs by GMC
New car program benefits
36 months/36,000 miles
36 months/36,000 miles
60 months/60,000 miles
24 months/24,000 miles
Roadside assistance
60 months/60,000 miles
Certified Pre-Owned program benefits
Maximum age/mileage
5 model years or newer/up to 75,000 miles
Basic warranty terms
12 months/12,000 miles bumper-to-bumper original warranty, then may continue to 6 years/100,000 miles limited (depending on variables)
6 years/100,000 miles
Dealer certification required
172-point inspection
Roadside assistance
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