2020 GMC Canyon

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2020 GMC Canyon
2020 GMC Canyon

Key specs

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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

6 trims

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Our 2020 GMC Canyon trim comparison will help you decide.

Notable features

  • 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

2020 GMC Canyon review: Our expert's take

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

Rating breakdown (out of 5):
  • Comfort 4.7
  • Interior design 4.7
  • Performance 4.7
  • Value for the money 4.7
  • Exterior styling 4.9
  • Reliability 4.9

Most recent consumer reviews


Nice midsized pickup

This midsized pickup is perfect for someone who wants to use it for commuting and side projects. I'm very disappointed that it does not have built in Navigation. That seems like small money to include that.


Very pleased.

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.


Love it sharpe Looking in Satin Steel Metallic

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

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New car and Certified Pre-Owned programs by GMC
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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