Kelley Blue Book Value®
$7,884 - $21,892
Used Fair Market Range
Crash Test Rating
Source NHTSA
MPG (up to)
17 City / 23 HWY
Horsepower
185-300
Seats
3-6
Front passenger 3/4 w/ wheels turned.
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Kelley Blue Book Value®
$7,884 - $21,892
Used Fair Market Range
Crash Test Rating
Source NHTSA
MPG (up to)
17 City / 23 HWY
Horsepower
185-300
Seats
3-6

Expert Review

By Kelley Blue Book Editorial Staff

3.0 Overall Score
Performance 2.7 Comfort 2.6 Styling 2.9 Value 3.5

You'll Like The 2012 GMC Canyon If...

If you're looking for a simple, clean and inexpensive compact pickup to be used the way a compact pickup was intended (working, not cruising), the 2012 GMC Canyon is about as no-nonsense...

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2012 GMC Canyon Owner Reviews

4.42

12 Reviews

50% 42% 8% 2 star 0% 1 star 0%

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Good family and light work vehicle. A great little truck!

The truck is very useful, but it has a very light carrying capacity (4,000 lbs max). We use it for hauling wood, dirt, trees, and produce as well hauling our tents and tables to Farmer's Markets. It has issues with maintaining speed on cruise control on hills, often kicking up to a very high RPM for a short period instead of slowly downshifting to maintain the speed which is a problem since we live in mountainous country. The interior is very spacious and works well for our family of 4.

- Cara S

You don't need to fear switching from operating from a small car/cars to a truck. It is a great small truck that can help when you need to move/hull things, but don't want to drive a tank.

My truck is a great truck for people who want good gas mileage and to carry smaller/medium items like furniture or helping people move. It has a V6 and gets in the 20+ MPG mix driving which is pretty good for a truck if you use it both for hauling and for traveling to work. What I don't like is that it cannot carry wide loads or has the get up and go if the load is very heavy. It's good if you want to save on gas and don't need a heavy duty truck.

- Mary S

The canyon is super reliable.

The vehicle is very reliable, no real problems. When a tire is low or the oil needs to be changed a message pops up on the dash. Swapping a tire with the spare requires a proprietary piece that comes with the truck, and the process can be a bit of a hassle.

- Jeremy S

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Compare Models & Key Features

2012 GMC Canyon Front passenger 3/4 w/ wheels turned.
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2012 GMC Canyon Front passenger 3/4 w/ wheels turned.
SLT
Key Specs

Category Name: Overview

Kelley Blue Book Value

Kelley Blue Book Value
$7,884 - $9,637
$13,012 - $15,027

Horsepower

Horsepower
185 - 242 hp
185 - 300 hp

Bluetooth

Bluetooth

Engine Type

Engine Type
2.9L DOHC 4
2.9L DOHC 4
3.7L DOHC 5
5.3L V8 SFI
Interior Features

Category Name: Convenience & Comfort

Cruise Control

Cruise Control

Privacy Glass

Privacy Glass

Power Steering

Power Steering

Category Name: Dimensions

Front Leg Room

Front Leg Room
42.2 - 44 in.
42.2 - 44 in.

Front Head Room

Front Head Room
39.6 in.
39.3 - 39.6 in.

Rear Leg Room

Rear Leg Room
23.1 in.
23.1 - 34.8 in.

Second Head Room

Second Head Room
37.9 in.
37.9 - 38.3 in.

Cargo Volume

Cargo Volume
44 cu. ft.
37 - 44 cu. ft.

Category Name: Entertainment

Bluetooth

Bluetooth

MP3 Player

MP3 Player
Optional
Optional

CD Player

CD Player
Optional
Optional

Category Name: Seats

Passengers

Passengers
3 - 5
3 - 6
Exterior Features

Category Name: Accessories

Running Boards

Running Boards
Optional

Category Name: Dimensions

Wheelbase

Wheelbase
111.3 - 126 in.
111.3 - 126 in.

Turning Radius

Turning Radius
39.4 - 44.3 ft.
39.4 - 44.3 ft.

Width

Width
67.6 - 68.6 in.
67.6 - 68.6 in.
Mechanical Specs

Category Name: Engine & Performance

Horsepower

Horsepower
185 - 242 hp
185 - 300 hp

Torque

Torque
190 - 242 ft. lbs.
190 - 320 ft. lbs.

Maximum Tongue Weight

Maximum Tongue Weight
240 - 500 .lbs
290 - 500 .lbs

Limited Slip Differential

Limited Slip Differential
Optional

Category Name: Fuel

Fuel Capacity

Fuel Capacity
19 gal.
19 gal.

Combined

Combined
9 - 12 mpg
7 - 20 mpg

City

City
17 mpg
14 mpg

Highway

Highway
23 mpg
19 - 20 mpg
Safety Features

Category Name: Features

Tow Hooks

Tow Hooks
Optional

ABS Brakes

ABS Brakes

Tire Pressure Monitor System

Tire Pressure Monitor System

Stability Control

Stability Control

Traction Control

Traction Control

Safety & Reliability

NHTSA Crash Test
  • Front

  • Overall

  • Rollover

  • Side

*National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

IIHS Crash Test
  • Moderate Overlap Front

  • Side

  • Roof Strength

  • Driver-side Overlap Front

    N/A

*Insurance Institute for Highway Safety