Kelley Blue Book Value®
$16,320 - $38,260
Used Fair Market Range
Crash Test Rating
Source NHTSA
MPG (up to)
19 City / 26 HWY
Horsepower
181-305
Seats
2-5
Front passenger 3/4 w/ wheels turned.
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Kelley Blue Book Value®
$16,320 - $38,260
Used Fair Market Range
Crash Test Rating
Source NHTSA
MPG (up to)
19 City / 26 HWY
Horsepower
181-305
Seats
2-5

Expert Review

By Kelley Blue Book Editorial Staff

4.3 Overall Score
Performance 4.4 Comfort 4.1 Styling 4.3 Value 3.7

Editor's Overview

The 2016 GMC Canyon, with great style, robust capabilities and three noteworthy engine choices, immediately jumps to the top of what had become a stale and even lackluster compact/midsiz...

2016 GMC Canyon Owner Reviews

4.48

42 Reviews

57% 36% 5% 2% 1 star 0%

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Nice basic truck that hauls plenty, with nice ride, great gas mileage.

Problems: Powertrain control module software needed updating to eliminate hot weather errors and power loss. Very slight coolant leak resulted in need to top up coolant slightly (about 1/2 pint) every six months. Performance: I have the 2.5L four cylinder, which performs very adequately, especially with the 6-speed manual transmission. I have no problems merging with traffic on the interstate, and the truck feels peppy in town. The ride is smooth in my opinion for a pickup truck, though car owners may find it slightly bumpy and rough. The truck corners well, and the brakes are very adequate. Reliability: So far, I have had very few issues with the truck. I had the power loss/traction control error happen several times during hot weather...the truck would go into limp mode and would stay that way for something like 50 miles/several restarts. This could have been potentially dangerous in heavy traffic. The problem was eliminated with a flash update of the truck's computer. Slight coolant loss from seepage around heater hose crimp fittings; required about 1/2 pint every six months. Other than oil consumption of 1/2 to 1 quart between changes (approximately 8000 miles; done when maintenance indicator shows the oil life is almost up), there have been no other maintenance or reliability issues. Truck currently has 48k miles on it. Comfort: We regularly take this truck on road trips, as it's comfortable and has room for everything we take (beach chairs, coolers, luggage, camping equipment, etc). The seats are fabric covered and offer good support, though they could stand to be a little larger (I am a large person). Standard power seat on driver's side is nice. Air conditioning will freeze you out of the cab! It works really well. Features: This truck is the base model, and the only extras from the factory it has are keyless entry, rear window defogger, and cruise control, and premium paint color. Dealer installed options include the plastic bedliner, window tint, lower fender mudguards. It has the basic stereo, with no bluetooth or navigation, but does permit a cabled connection to an iPod or iPhone via USB, or other audio device via line in. It's plenty loud, and the audio quality is good. The truck is the extended cab version, and the rear jump seats are forward-facing. They're useless for all but the shortest of adults and children. I'd like to replace them with a cargo area tray like the very base SL has, but you can't get it unless you order vinyl floor covering. I had to have carpet I've put a folding soft tonneau cover on the bed, and it makes carrying luggage and other stuff a dream.

- Daniel B

Comes with a hitch, so if you run out of room in the back of the truck.

No problems whatsoever. Very reliable. The comfort and features are having your seats warmed up, on a cold morning. Starting your vehicle using your key fob. While getting ready for work is a plus, the backseat is comfortable for the passengers. As well. The other great feature is the touch screen radio, with Sirius access. The Bose speakers provides great sound throughout the truck. Another feature is the short bed, great room for loading and unloading your items, as needs. The truck is excellent on gas, and runs very smooth. I am not happy with the color of my truck which is black.

- Veronica V

I would definitely recommend this truck. It is sporty yet functional.

Drives very smoothly, very easy on turns and drives like a car but with convenience of a truck. Very dependable. Very sporty. I can go off reading in it, as well. It is just a beautiful truck inside and out. I never heard of a GMC canyon until I looked at the dealer lot and just fell IN love with it. One of the best vehicles I have ever owned. I have owned 2 GMC vehicles in past and they were great cars.

- Deborah S

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Compare Models & Key Features

2016 GMC Canyon Front passenger 3/4 w/ wheels turned.
2WD SL
VS
2016 GMC Canyon Front passenger 3/4 w/ wheels turned.
4WD SLT
Key Specs

Category Name: Overview

Kelley Blue Book Value

Kelley Blue Book Value
$16,320 - $18,833
$19,008 - $22,063

Horsepower

Horsepower
200 hp
200 - 305 hp

Bluetooth

Bluetooth
Optional

BackUp Camera

BackUp Camera

Engine Type

Engine Type
2.5L I4 DI DOHC VVT (200 hp [149.0 kW] @ 6300 rpm 191 lb
2.5L I4 DI DOHC VVT
2.5L I4 DI DOHC VVT (200 hp [149.0 kW] @ 6300 rpm 191 lb
3.6L SIDI DOHC V6 VVT (305 hp [229 kW] @ 6800 rpm 269 lb
PICKUP BOX
2.5L I4 DI DOHC VVT
3.6L SIDI DOHC V6 VVT
Interior Features

Category Name: Convenience & Comfort

Alarm

Alarm
Optional

BackUp Camera

BackUp Camera

Keyless Entry

Keyless Entry
Optional

Cruise Control

Cruise Control
Optional

Power Windows

Power Windows

Rear Defrost

Rear Defrost
Optional

Power Steering

Power Steering

Category Name: Dimensions

Front Leg Room

Front Leg Room
45 in.
45 in.

Front Head Room

Front Head Room
41.4 in.
41.4 in.

Rear Leg Room

Rear Leg Room
28.6 in.
28.6 - 35.8 in.

Second Head Room

Second Head Room
36.7 in.
36.7 - 38.3 in.

Cargo Volume

Cargo Volume
49.9 cu. ft.
41.3 - 49.9 cu. ft.

Category Name: Entertainment

Bluetooth

Bluetooth
Optional

MP3 Player

MP3 Player
Optional
Optional

WiFi Hotspot

WiFi Hotspot
Optional

Smart Device Integration

Smart Device Integration
Optional

AUX Input

AUX Input
Optional
Optional

CD Player

CD Player
Optional
Optional

Category Name: Seats

Passengers

Passengers
2
2 - 5

Power Driver Seat

Power Driver Seat
Exterior Features

Category Name: Accessories

Standard Wheels

Standard Wheels
Aluminum
Aluminum

Bed Liner

Bed Liner
Optional

Running Boards

Running Boards
Optional

Category Name: Dimensions

Wheelbase

Wheelbase
128.3 in.
128.3 - 140.5 in.

Turning Radius

Turning Radius
41.3 ft.
41.3 - 44.6 ft.

Width

Width
74.3 in.
74.3 in.
Mechanical Specs

Category Name: Engine & Performance

Horsepower

Horsepower
200 hp
200 - 305 hp

Torque

Torque
191 ft. lbs.
191 - 269 ft. lbs.

Maximum Towing Capacity

Maximum Towing Capacity
3500 .lbs
7000 .lbs

Maximum Tongue Weight

Maximum Tongue Weight
350 .lbs
350 - 500 .lbs

4wheel Disc Brakes

4wheel Disc Brakes

Limited Slip Differential

Limited Slip Differential
Optional

Engine Cylinders

Engine Cylinders
4 Cylinder

Drivetrain

Drivetrain
Rear Wheel Drive
Rear Wheel Drive

Category Name: Fuel

Fuel Capacity

Fuel Capacity
21 gal.
21 gal.

Combined

Combined
10 - 13 mpg
9 - 13 mpg

City

City
19 mpg
18 mpg

Highway

Highway
26 mpg
26 mpg

Category Name: Transmission

Overdrive

Overdrive
Optional
Safety Features

Category Name: Features

Spare Tire

Spare Tire
Temporary Spare Tire

ABS Brakes

ABS Brakes

Tire Pressure Monitor System

Tire Pressure Monitor System

Category Name: Air Bags

Driver Airbag

Driver Airbag

Passenger Airbag

Passenger Airbag

Front Side Airbag

Front Side Airbag

Front Head Airbag

Front Head Airbag

Rear Head Airbag

Rear Head Airbag

Passenger Airbag Sensor

Passenger Airbag Sensor

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