GMC is bringing “Professional Grade” performance and quality to the midsize pickup truck segment with the 2015 GMC Canyon, and it's now available here at Colonial Buick GMC in Watertown, Massachusetts. In addition to its rugged capabilities, good looks and more maneuverable size, this all-new Canyon offers many advantages to truck buyers.
With the addition of the 2015 GMC Canyon, GMC offers a unique truck lineup. Ford and Ram only offer half-ton and heavy-duty full-size trucks, while Toyota and Nissan customers can only get compact and half-ton full-size trucks (no heavy duty). Current and future GMC customers now have a full range of trucks available to them and don’t have to leave GMC to accommodate their changing needs, lifestyles or budgets.
While its exterior is smaller and more manageably sized than a full-size truck, the 2015 Canyon has the largest bed of any midsize pickup, and it is also larger and more spacious inside than the current breed of small trucks. This means that the 2015 GMC Canyon is comfortable and easy to drive, yet it offers big payload and towing ability pickup drivers can count on. For comparison, the GMC Canyon Crew Cab is about the same length as the Sierra 1500 Regular Cab, but it is six inches narrower and sits about four inches lower. The Canyon also offers as many or as few amenities as drivers want, including leather upholstery, heated seats, remote start and more.
The GMC Canyon also benefits from a selection of advanced engines, both of which are the most powerful in the segment. First up is a direct-injected 2.5-liter DOHC inline four-cylinder with variable valve timing (VVT) that produces 200 hp and 191 lb/ft of torque and returns an EPA-estimated 20 mpg city and 27 mpg highway. This engine is both more powerful and more efficient that the four-cylinders found in the older Toyota Tacoma and Nissan Frontier. With this standard engine, the 2015 GMC Canyon has a maximum payload of up to 1,490 pounds and a tow rating of 3,500 pounds.
The available direct-injected, VVT 3.6-liter V6 engine makes the Canyon stand out even more. With 305 hp and 269 lb/ft of torque, this engine is far more powerful than the V6s offered in the Tacoma and Frontier, and it is almost as efficient as the four-cylinder, returning a best-in-class EPA-estimated 18 mpg city and 26 mpg highway. The Canyon V6 increases maximum payload to 1,620 pounds and maximum towing capability to a best-in-class 7,000 pounds. Even better, GMC says it will offer a class-exclusive diesel engine in the Canyon, and it’s expected to increase payload and towing capability even more.
Advanced technology is another 2015 GMC Canyon advantage. Off-road drivers will appreciate the “G80” automatic locking differential, available on certain trims, for its ability to maximize grip in low-traction driving situations. Standard Trailer Sway Control, StabiliTrak electronic stability control with Traction Control, a Rear Vision Camera with dynamic guidelines, available Hill Descent Control, Active Grille Shutters and other features help drivers make the most of the Canyon pickup’s capabilities.
Inside, the Canyon is engineered to be quiet with triple door seals, inlaid doors, liquid applied sound deadening materials and rear wheelhouse liners. It offers multiple USB ports, a 12-volt outlet and the GMC IntelliLink infotainment and connectivity system, and it also offers the class-leading advantage of OnStar with 4G LTE and standard built-in Wi-Fi hotspot. Finally, the innovative and exclusive GearOn cargo management system is an easy way for owners to maximize and customize space and functionality in the cargo bed, and the CornerStep rear bumper makes accessing the bed simple.
There’s quite a bit more to discover about the new 2015 GMC Canyon, which is on-sale now, so stop by today to check it out for yourself and take one for a test drive.