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2020 GMC Canyon

2020 GMC Canyon

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$22,200 — $44,300 MSRP
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Extended Cab Pickup
2-5 Seats
19-22 MPG
(Combined)
Key specs of the base trim
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Overview

Is this the car for you?

The Good

  • V-6 power
  • Quiet cabin at highway speeds
  • Multimedia system usability
  • Apple CarPlay, Android Auto standard
  • Steering feel

The Bad

  • Brake pedal feel
  • Ride quality
  • Dated interior
  • Seating comfort
  • Denali version doesn't feel luxurious
2020 GMC Canyon exterior side view

What to Know

about the 2020 GMC Canyon
  • Mid-size pickup truck
  • Four-cylinder and V-6 gas engines
  • Turbo-diesel four-cylinder available
  • 7,700-pound maximum trailering capacity
  • Forward collision warning available

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2020 GMC Canyon Review

from the Cars.com expert editorial team

What Is the 2020 GMC Canyon?

The GMC Canyon is a mid-size pickup truck that’s available in extended- or crew-cab form. It comes standard with a 200-horsepower, 2.5-liter four-cylinder engine; a 308-hp, 3.6-liter V-6 and 186-hp, turbo-diesel 2.8-liter four-cylinder are also available. The Canyon is available with rear- or four-wheel drive. Competitors include the Honda Ridgeline, Ford Ranger and Toyota Tacoma. The Canyon’s Chevrolet sibling is the Colorado.

What’s New on the 2020 GMC Canyon?

A key fob-operated remote-locking tailgate and tire fill alert system are newly available.

What Features in the 2020 GMC Canyon Are Most Important?

Standard Apple CarPlay and Android Auto smartphone connectivity make it easy to connect your smartphone and access content. Available 4G LTE connectivity and a Wi-Fi hot spot help you stay connected on the go (data subscription required after initial trial period). There are premium Denali and off-road-focused All Terrain versions, as well, and available features include remote start, leather upholstery, heated and ventilated front seats, a heated steering wheel and wireless device charging.

Should I Buy the 2020 GMC Canyon?

The Canyon’s available V-6 engine is powerful and the truck’s cabin is quiet on the highway, but a number of other aspects of the driving experience disappoint; brake-pedal feel is poor and the ride is stiff. The seats aren’t that comfortable, either. In a recent comparison of four mid-size trucks the Canyon finished last, so it’s definitely worth checking out the competition before making a final purchasing decision.

Consumer Reviews

What drivers are saying

4.8
22 reviews — Read All reviews
Exterior Styling
(5.0)
Performance
(4.7)
Interior Design
(4.7)
Comfort
(4.7)
Reliability
(4.9)
Value For The Money
(4.8)

Read reviews that mention:

(5.0)

Very pleased.

by MCW from Midwest City, Oklahoma on October 7, 2020

I have been very satisfied with the Canyon. Gas mileage is very good and the performance is excellent so far. I’d recommend buying a Canyon to others. Read full review

(5.0)

Love it sharpe Looking in Satin Steel Metallic

by SWVABoy from North Carolina on September 29, 2020

Has great power with V6. good Quite ride. Good Gas mileage Good price Tows my trailer so well you hardly know it’s back there In short I love my Canyon My only regret is that I didn’t buy it sooner Read full review

Safety

Recalls and crash tests

Recalls

The 2020 GMC Canyon currently has 0 recalls


Crash and Rollover Test Ratings

Based on 2020 GMC Canyon SL

IIHS rates vehicles good, acceptable, marginal, or poor.

Crash Avoidance and Mitigation

Front Crash Prevention
basic

Head Restraints and Seats

Dynamic Rating
good
Overall Rear
good
Seat Head/Restraint Geometry
good

Headlights

Overall Rating
poor

Moderate overlap front

Chest
good
Head/Neck
good
Left Leg/Foot
good
Overall Front
good
Restraints
good
Right Leg/Foot
good
Structure/safety cage
good

Other

Roof Strength
good

Side

Driver Head Protection
good
Driver Head and Neck
good
Driver Pelvis/Leg
good
Driver Torso
acceptable
Overall Side
acceptable
Rear Passenger Head Protection
good
Rear Passenger Head and Neck
good
Rear Passenger Pelvis/Leg
good
Rear Passenger Torso
marginal
Structure/safety cage
good

Small Overlap Front - Driver Side

Chest
good
Head/Neck
good
Hip/Thigh
good
Lower Leg/Foot
poor
Overall Evaluation
acceptable
Restraints and Dummy Kinematics
acceptable
Structure and Safety Cage
acceptable
Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) is a nonprofit research and communications organization funded by auto insurers.

Warranty

New car and certified pre-owned programs by GMC

New Car Program Benefits

  • Bumper-to-Bumper

    36 months / 36,000 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)

  • Powertrain

    6 years/100,000 miles

  • Dealer Certification Required

    172-point inspection

  • Roadside Assistance

    Yes

  • View All CPO Program Details

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Cars.com Car Seat Check

Certified child passenger safety technicians conduct hands-on tests of a car’s Latch system and check the vehicle’s ability to accommodate different types of car seats. The Canyon received the following grades on a scale of A-F.*
* This score may not apply to all trims, especially for vehicles with multiple body styles that affect the space and design of the seating.

Warranty FAQs

What is a Bumper-to-Bumper warranty?

Often called a basic warranty or new-vehicle warranty, a bumper-to-bumper policy covers components like air conditioning, audio systems, vehicle sensors, fuel systems and major electrical components. Most policies exclude regular maintenance like fluid top offs and oil changes, but a few brands have separate free-maintenance provisions, and those that do offer them is slowly rising. Bumper-to-bumper warranties typically expire faster than powertrain warranties.

What is a Powertrain warranty?

Don't be misled a 10-year or 100,000-mile powertrain warranty doesn't promise a decade of free repairs for your car. It typically covers just the engine and transmission, along with any other moving parts that lead to the wheels, like the driveshaft and constant velocity joints. Some automakers also bundle seat belts and airbags into their powertrain warranties. With a few exceptions, powertrain warranties don't cover regular maintenance like engine tuneups and tire rotations.

What is included in Roadside Assistance?

Some automakers include roadside assistance with their bumper-to-bumper or powertrain warranties, while others have separate policies. These programs cover anything from flat-tire changes and locksmith services to jump-starts and towing. Few reimburse incidental costs like motel rooms (if you have to wait for repairs).

What other services could be included in a warranty?

Some automakers include free scheduled maintenance for items such as oil changes, air filters and tire rotations. Some include consumables including brake pads and windshield wipers; others do not. They are typically for the first couple of years of ownership of a new car.

What does CPO mean?

A certified pre-owned or CPO car has been inspected to meet minimum quality standards and typically includes some type of warranty. While dealers and third parties certify cars, the gold standard is an automaker-certified vehicle that provides a factory-backed warranty, often extending the original coverage. Vehicles must be in excellent condition and have low miles and wear to be certified, which is why off-lease vehicles feed many CPO programs.

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