The segment’s only premium midsize pickup, the GMC Canyon sets a new standard in the segment for sophistication, capability, utility and “Professional Grade” excellence, and it gets even better for 2017.
The Canyon was named “Best Midsize Pickup Truck” in both 2016 and 2015 by the editors of Cars.com and PickupTruck.com in the Midsize Pickup Truck Challenge. The Canyon competed against the Honda Ridgeline, Nissan Frontier, Chevy Colorado and Toyota Tacoma in 18 categories and came out on top.
“Establishing a benchmark for a premium midsize pickup was our goal with the Canyon, and PickupTruck.com’s insights affirm our instincts,” said Duncan Aldred, vice president of GMC Sales and Marketing. “The Canyon’s quiet cabin, premium design and materials make it a maneuverable solution for customers who want the capability of a pickup with the modern amenities customers expect from GMC.”
For 2017, GMC expands the appeal of the Canyon even further with the introduction of a new All Terrain X version. Optimized for off-roading, the All Terrain X features Goodyear DuraTrac tires, a specially tuned suspension with transfer case shield, Hill Descent Control, all-weather floor mats and a spray on bedliner. Other enhancements include a body-colored grille surround and rear step bumper, three-inch round step bars, remote start, automatic climate control and a red stitched interior with heated front seats.
The luxuriously equipped new Canyon Denali sets itself apart from the rest of the Canyon line with chrome exterior trim, Denali-specific ultra-bright 20-inch wheels, a spray-on bedliner, chrome assist steps and uplevel cabin amenities that include Jet Black leather upholstery, heated and ventilated front seats, a heated steering wheel, a seven-speaker Bose audio system, navigation, and a full-color driver information center. Lane Departure Warning and Forward Collision Alert are standard, too.
Additional enhancements for the 2017 Canyon include new exterior colors––Mineral Metallic, Dark Slate Metallic and Red Quartz Metallic––an available heated steering wheel, Teen Driving Mode and a new IntelliLink radio with seven-inch color touchscreen.
There’s big powertrain news for the 2017, as well – a new 3.6-liter V6 engine paired with a segment-first eight-speed automatic transmission. The V6 produces 308 hp and 275 lb/ft of torque, and the efficient eight-speed automatic helps with smoother shifts and stronger acceleration. This powertrain gives the 2017 Canyon a trailer rating of up to 7,000 pounds, second in the segment to the 7,700-pound maximum towing capacity you get with the available 2.8-liter Duramax diesel engine.
There are plenty of other impressive features you’ll want to see for yourself when the 2017 GMC Canyon starts arriving in the coming months. Stop by today to find out more.
This article is presented by Colonial Buick GMC in Watertown, Massachusetts.