At the moment, the new and updated GMC Canyon for 2018 is the most refined and up-to-date pickup-truck available. It is appealing not only compared to dated competitors but to even the alternative full-size trucks. Some of its strongest points include a maneuverable size, a confident and comfortable ride quality, plenty of available high-tech features, a classy-looking interior, and a variety of fuel-efficient engines. Its release date is currently unknown but we should expect it in the coming weeks.
The vehicle comes with subtle changes for 2018. Apparently, there haven’t been much to choose from particularly from the midsize or the compact trucks. General Motors even halted the production of the Canyon for a couple of years. However, the good news is that a new version for 2018 should be expected sometime soon.
The vehicle comes built on the same platform as its Chevy Colorado sibling, and comes with improved dimensions over the previous model. Indeed, the designers created a vehicle that is enticing and sports cutting-edge technology. It is also more practical than the previous model. For instance, it comes with a fuel sipping V6 engines that are more fuel savvy and more powerful. Also, buyers should expect a towing capacity of up to 7,000 pounds.
Interior wise, the vehicle comes with important updates such as voice controls, smartphone apps, an 8” touchscreen interface, and OnStar technology – which bundles a Wi-Fi hotspot functionality, and 4G LTE connection. This is not to say that the vehicle doesn’t come with its share of downsides. Alternatives worth investing your time into include Ford F-150 for 2018, 2018 Toyota Tacoma, and Nissan frontier.
Interior Pictures & Exterior Review – 2018 GMC Canyon
The new GMC Canyon for 2018 will be available in four trims ranging from the spry base SL to the well-equipped SLT trim, and will be availed in four-seat and five-seat crew can configuration.
The entry-level 2018 GMC Canyon SL will come equipped with a tilt-only steering wheel, 16” alloy wheels, a rearview camera, keyless entry, air-conditioning, LED daytime running lights, cloth upholstery, projector style headlights, cruise control, an upgraded audio system, Bluetooth audio and phone connectivity, OnStar telematics, color-keyed floor mats and carpeting, a 4.2” touchscreen interface, a four-way driver’s seat, power locks and windows, black vinyl floor coverings, theft-deterrent system, a rear window defogger, a USB port, well-built spotter mirrors, six-speaker sound system, and EZ-Lift tailgate.
Opting for the SLE will get you GMC’s IntelliLink infotainment system, Siri Eyes Free, cruise control, 17” alloy wheels, leather-wrapped steering wheel, an upgraded audio system, soft-touch trim materials, satellite radio, cruise control, a folding rear bench seat, keyless ignition and entry, body-color exterior mirrors, audio controls, and an 8” touchscreen interface.
Furthermore, additional options include the available All-Terrain package that comes bundled with heated front seats, an off-road oriented suspension system, 17” dark tinted alloy wheels, four-way power passenger seat, front recovery hooks, hill descent control, distinctive cloth upholstery, an off-road oriented suspension system, and an automatic locking rear differential.
The top-of-the-line SLT builds on the SLE’s equipment list and adds front passenger and driver lumbar adjustment, a navigations system, Bose premium sound system, leather upholstery, remote starting, automatic climate control, and exterior heated mirrors.
2018 GMC Canyon Engine Specs
Putting 200 hp and 191 pounds of torque is a 2.5L inline four-cylinder engine that comes under the hood of the all-terrain 2018 GMC Canyon. Driving the 2WD Canyon is a 6-speed manual transmission system. The EPA fuel economy ratings for the vehicle stand at 19/26/22 mpg in the city/highway/combined for the two-wheel-drive version, and 19/25/21 mpg with the AWD.
The other available engine under the hood of the Canyon is the 3.6L V6 diesel engine good for 305 horsepower and 269 pounds of torque. Expect 18/26/21 diesel mpg for the two-wheel drive models, and 17/24/20 mpg for the four-wheel-drive versions.
When properly equipped, the V6-inspired models should tow up to 7,000 pounds.
The redesigned 2018 GMC Canyon Duramax sprints to 60 mph in just 7.4 seconds.
2018 GMC Canyon Price & Release Date
Expect the truck sometime next year, though the exact details remain shrouded in mystery. As for the price, buyers should expect the 2018 GMC Canyon to go for sale with an MSRP starting from $32,695.
Some of the exterior colors to expect include Emerald Alloy Metallic, Emerald Green Metallic, Onyx Black, Cardinal Red, and Summit White.