2018 GMC Canyon Reviews, Ratings & Specs

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Color:  Summit White
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MSRP
$19,907 - $39,675
Crash Test
MPG (up to)
20 City / 26 HWY
Horsepower
181-308
Seats
2-5

How 2018 GMC Canyon Ranks In Its Class

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Expert Review

By Kelley Blue Book Editorial Staff

4.2 Overall Score
Performance 4.3Comfort 4.0Styling 4.2Value 3.6

Editor's Overview

Comfortable, capable and fuel-efficient, the ruggedly handsome 2018 GMC Canyon is a standout in the resurgent midsize-pickup-truck segment. The new Canyon is available in several body styles and with several engines, including a turbodiesel, which is unique in the sparsely populated class. Competition comes from the popular Toyota Tacoma, the Nissan Frontier and the similar Chevy Colorado.

GMC Canyon Models & Trims

4WD Denali $34,550 - $39,675
Horsepower: 181 hp - 308 hp
Engine Type: Diesel I4, Gas V6
Standard Seating: N/A
Standard Wheels: 20 (in.) - Aluminum
Bluetooth
Navigation System
Heated Seats
Sun Roof
Back-Up Camera
Premium Audio
Smart Device Integration
WiFi Hotspot
Keyless Start
Keyless Entry
Automated Emergency Braking
Blind Spot Monitor
Cross-Traffic Alert
Lane Departure Warning
4WD SLT $32,415 - $37,050
Horsepower: 181 hp - 308 hp
Engine Type: Diesel I4, Gas V6
Standard Seating: N/A
Standard Wheels: 18 x 8.5 (in.) - Aluminum
Bluetooth
Navigation System
Heated Seats
Sun Roof
Back-Up Camera
Premium Audio
Smart Device Integration
WiFi Hotspot
Keyless Start
Keyless Entry
Automated Emergency Braking
Blind Spot Monitor
Cross-Traffic Alert
Lane Departure Warning
4WD All Terrain w/Cloth $34,537 - $39,054
Horsepower: 181 hp - 308 hp
Engine Type: Diesel I4, Gas V6
Standard Seating: N/A
Standard Wheels: 17 x 8 (in.) - Aluminum
Bluetooth
Navigation System
Heated Seats
Sun Roof
Back-Up Camera
Premium Audio
Smart Device Integration
WiFi Hotspot
Keyless Start
Keyless Entry
Automated Emergency Braking
Blind Spot Monitor
Cross-Traffic Alert
Lane Departure Warning
4WD SLE $31,637 - $36,010
Horsepower: 181 hp - 308 hp
Engine Type: Diesel I4, Gas I4, Gas V6
Standard Seating: N/A
Standard Wheels: 17 x 8, 18 x 8.5 (in.) - Aluminum
Bluetooth
Navigation System
Heated Seats
Sun Roof
Back-Up Camera
Premium Audio
Smart Device Integration
WiFi Hotspot
Keyless Start
Keyless Entry
Automated Emergency Braking
Blind Spot Monitor
Cross-Traffic Alert
Lane Departure Warning
4WD All Terrain w/Leather $34,357 - $38,948
Horsepower: 181 hp - 308 hp
Engine Type: Diesel I4, Gas V6
Standard Seating: N/A
Standard Wheels: 17 x 8 (in.) - Aluminum
Bluetooth
Navigation System
Heated Seats
Sun Roof
Back-Up Camera
Premium Audio
Smart Device Integration
WiFi Hotspot
Keyless Start
Keyless Entry
Automated Emergency Braking
Blind Spot Monitor
Cross-Traffic Alert
Lane Departure Warning
4WD $23,789 - $26,984
Horsepower: 200 hp - 308 hp
Engine Type: Gas I4, Gas V6
Standard Seating: N/A
Standard Wheels: 16 x 7 (in.) - Aluminum
Bluetooth
Navigation System
Heated Seats
Sun Roof
Back-Up Camera
Premium Audio
Smart Device Integration
WiFi Hotspot
Keyless Start
Keyless Entry
Automated Emergency Braking
Blind Spot Monitor
Cross-Traffic Alert
Lane Departure Warning
2WD Denali $34,550 - $39,675
Horsepower: 181 hp - 308 hp
Engine Type: Diesel I4, Gas V6
Standard Seating: N/A
Standard Wheels: 20 (in.) - Aluminum
Bluetooth
Navigation System
Heated Seats
Sun Roof
Back-Up Camera
Premium Audio
Smart Device Integration
WiFi Hotspot
Keyless Start
Keyless Entry
Automated Emergency Braking
Blind Spot Monitor
Cross-Traffic Alert
Lane Departure Warning
2WD SLT $32,415 - $37,050
Horsepower: 181 hp - 308 hp
Engine Type: Diesel I4, Gas V6
Standard Seating: N/A
Standard Wheels: 18 x 8.5 (in.) - Aluminum
Bluetooth
Navigation System
Heated Seats
Sun Roof
Back-Up Camera
Premium Audio
Smart Device Integration
WiFi Hotspot
Keyless Start
Keyless Entry
Automated Emergency Braking
Blind Spot Monitor
Cross-Traffic Alert
Lane Departure Warning
2WD $25,508 - $28,939
Horsepower: 200 hp - 308 hp
Engine Type: Gas I4, Gas V6
Standard Seating: N/A
Standard Wheels: 16 x 7 (in.) - Aluminum
Bluetooth
Navigation System
Heated Seats
Sun Roof
Back-Up Camera
Premium Audio
Smart Device Integration
WiFi Hotspot
Keyless Start
Keyless Entry
Automated Emergency Braking
Blind Spot Monitor
Cross-Traffic Alert
Lane Departure Warning
2WD SLE $31,637 - $36,010
Horsepower: 181 hp - 308 hp
Engine Type: Diesel I4, Gas I4, Gas V6
Standard Seating: N/A
Standard Wheels: 17 x 8, 18 x 8.5 (in.) - Aluminum
Bluetooth
Navigation System
Heated Seats
Sun Roof
Back-Up Camera
Premium Audio
Smart Device Integration
WiFi Hotspot
Keyless Start
Keyless Entry
Automated Emergency Braking
Blind Spot Monitor
Cross-Traffic Alert
Lane Departure Warning
2WD SL $19,907 - $22,564
Horsepower: 200 hp
Engine Type: Gas I4
Standard Seating: N/A
Standard Wheels: 16 x 7 (in.) - Aluminum
Bluetooth
Navigation System
Heated Seats
Sun Roof
Back-Up Camera
Premium Audio
Smart Device Integration
WiFi Hotspot
Keyless Start
Keyless Entry
Automated Emergency Braking
Blind Spot Monitor
Cross-Traffic Alert
Lane Departure Warning

Owner Reviews

4.81
3 star
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2 star
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1 star
0%

This is a great mid size truck!

Truck tows well, rides well is very stylish, very comfortable and has great features. Gets great gas mileage for a truck. Wish the dealer would've had a diesel in stock but the gas model is great. Only issue is a shudder when driving at a steady speed.

Will C
Helpful

This is the first GMC I have owned and am absolutely pleased with it.

My 2018 GMC Canyon is a 6 speed manual 4 cylinder. It gets roughly 24-26 mpg. It rides smoothly for a truck and is easy to shift. My favorite feature is the hill assist.

Regina K
Helpful

When you are driving, it is quiet and comfortable inside.

Smooth ride, quiet, sleek, can haul things if I need to, comfortable ride in front and back. Has the latest technology. This is my second canyon.

Sandy H
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Compare Models & Key Features

Key Specs

Overview

Kelley Blue Book Value

Kelley Blue Book Value
$34,550 - $39,675
$32,415 - $37,050

Horsepower

Horsepower
181 - 308 (hp)
181 - 308 (hp)

Bluetooth

Bluetooth
Standard
Standard

BackUp Camera

BackUp Camera
Standard
Standard

Engine Type

Engine Type
3.6L DI DOHC V6 VVT (308 hp [230.0 kW] @ 6800 rpm, 275 lb, 3.6L DI DOHC V6 VVT, 2.8L DURAMAX TURBO
3.6L DI DOHC V6 VVT (308 hp [230.0 kW] @ 6800 rpm, 275 lb, 3.6L DI DOHC V6 VVT, 2.8L DURAMAX TURBO
Interior Features

Convenience & Comfort

Sun Roof

Alarm

Alarm
Standard
Standard

BackUp Camera

BackUp Camera
Standard
Standard

HeadsUp Display

Keyless Entry

Keyless Entry
Standard
Standard

Universal Garage Door Opener

Rain Sensing Wipers

Heated Mirrors

Heated Mirrors
Standard
Standard

Heated Steering Wheel

Heated Steering Wheel
Standard
Not Available

Power Mirrors

Power Mirrors
Standard
Standard

Steering Wheel Controls

Steering Wheel Controls
Standard
Standard

Cruise Control

Cruise Control
Standard
Standard

Power Windows

Power Windows
Standard
Standard

Rear Defrost

Rear Defrost
Standard
Standard

Privacy Glass

Premium Sound System

Premium Sound System
Standard
Optional
Optional

Driver Restriction Features

Automatic Parking

Power Steering

Power Steering
Standard
Standard

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
35.8 (in.)
35.8 (in.)

Second Head Room

Second Head Room
38.3 (in.)
38.3 (in.)

Trunk Volume

Cargo Volume

Cargo Volume
- TBD - (cu. ft.)
- TBD - (cu. ft.)

Entertainment

Bluetooth

Bluetooth
Standard
Standard

MP3 Player

MP3 Player
Standard
Standard

Entertainment System

Satellite Radio

Satellite Radio
Standard
Standard

WiFi Hotspot

WiFi Hotspot
Standard
Standard

Smart Device Integration

Smart Device Integration
Standard
Standard

AUX Input

AUX Input
Standard
Standard

CD Player

Heating & Cooling

Climate Control

Climate Control
Standard
Standard

AC

Dual Zone

Navigation & Communication

Navigation System

Navigation System
Standard
Optional
Optional

Cell PhoneHookup

Seats

Standard Seat

Standard Seat
Leather
Leather

Passengers

Passengers
5
5

Power Driver Seat

Power Driver Seat
Standard
Standard

Power Passenger Seat

Power Passenger Seat
Standard
Standard

Heated Front Seats

Heated Front Seats
Standard
Standard

Heated Rear Seats

Cooled Front Seats

Cooled Front Seats
Standard
Not Available

Cooled Rear Seats

Seat Memory

3rd Row Seating

Pass Through Rear Seat

Pass Through Rear Seat
Standard
Standard

Seat Massage

Driver Lumbar

Driver Lumbar
Standard
Standard
Exterior Features

Accessories

Standard Seat

Standard Seat
Aluminum
Aluminum

Power Liftgate

Hands Free Liftgate

Power Folding Mirror

Bed Liner

Bed Liner
Standard
Optional
Optional

Rear Spoiler

Running Boards

Running Boards
Standard
Optional
Optional

Dimensions

Tire Width

Tire Width
P255/55R20
P265/60R18

Wheelbase

Wheelbase
128.3 - 140.5 (in.)
128.3 - 140.5 (in.)

Turning Radius

Turning Radius
41.3 - 44.6 (ft.)
41.3 - 44.6 (ft.)

Length

Width

Width
74.3 (in.)
74.3 (in.)
Mechanical Specs

Engine & Performance

Weight

Horsepower

Horsepower
181 (hp)
181 (hp)

Torque

Torque
369 (ft. lbs.)
369 (ft. lbs.)

Maximum Towing Capacity

Maximum Towing Capacity
7550 - 7600 (.lbs)
7550 - 7600 (.lbs)

Maximum Towing Weight

Maximum Towing Weight
500 (.lbs)
500 (.lbs)

Trailer Hitch Receiver

Gas Electric Hybrid

FlexFuel Electric Hybrid

PlugIn Electric Gas

PlugIn Electric FlexFuel

Turbocharged

Turbocharged
Optional
Optional
Optional
Optional

4wheel Disc Brakes

4wheel Disc Brakes
Standard
Standard

Limited Slip Differential

Limited Slip Differential
Standard
Standard

Performance Tires

Performance Tires
Standard
Not Available

Engine Cylinders

Engine Cylinders
V6 Cylinder
V6 Cylinder

Drivetrain

Drivetrain
4 Wheel Drive
4 Wheel Drive

Fuel

Fuel Capacity

Fuel Capacity
21 (gal.)
21 (gal.)

Combined

Combined
21 (mpg)
21 (mpg)

City

City
17 (mpg)
17 (mpg)

Highway

Highway
24 (mpg)
24 (mpg)

Suspension

Active Suspension

Air Suspension

Stance Suspension

Transmission

Manual Mode

Overdrive

Overdrive
Standard
Standard

CTV Transmission

Safety Features

Features

Spare Tire

Spare Tire
Conventional Spare Tire
Conventional Spare Tire

Tow Hooks

Tow Hooks
Standard
Standard

ABS Brakes

ABS Brakes
Standard
Standard

Automatic Headlights

Tire Pressure Monitor System

Tire Pressure Monitor System
Standard
Standard

Child Safety Locks

Stability Control

Stability Control
Standard
Standard

Traction Control

Traction Control
Standard
Standard

HID Headlights

Auto Leveling Headlinghts

Rear Parking Sensors

Adaptive Cruise Control

Night Vision

Assistance

Automated Emergency Braking

Blind Spot Monitor

Lane Keeping Assist

Lane Departure Warning

Lane Departure Warning
Standard
Optional
Optional

Cross Traffic Alert

Air Bags

Driver Airbag

Driver Airbag
Standard
Standard

Passenger Airbag

Passenger Airbag
Standard
Standard

Passenger Airbag OnOff Switch

Front Side Airbag

Front Side Airbag
Standard
Standard

Rear Side Airbag

Front Head Airbag

Front Head Airbag
Standard
Standard

Rear Head Airbag

Rear Head Airbag
Standard
Standard

Passenger Airbag Sensor

Passenger Airbag Sensor
Standard
Standard

Knee Airbag

Seatbelt Airbag

Crash Test Results: Front, Side & Rollover

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration provides consumers with information about crash protection and rollover safety.

Overall
Front
Side
Rollover

The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety is a non-profit group which conducts safety testing beyond federal regulations. "Good" is the highest rating.

Moderate Overlap Front
G
Side
G
Roof Strength
G
Driver-side Overlap Front
G
G
Good
A
Acceptable
M
Marginal
P
Poor

Safety Features

  • StabiliTrak, stability control system *
  • Traction control, electronic *
  • Daytime Running Lamps
  • Airbags, Dual-stage frontal airbags for driver and front passenger; Seat-mounted side-impact airbags for driver and front outboard passenger; Head-curtain airbags for front and rear outboard seating positions; Includes front outboard Passenger Sensing System for frontal passenger airbag (Always use safety belts and child restraints. Children are safer when properly secured in a rear seat in the appropriate child restraint. See the Owner's Manual for more information.)
  • OnStar and GMC connected services capable; EFFECTIVE WITH RETAIL SALES STARTING 5/1/2018. (Visit onstar.com for coverage map, details and system limitations. Services vary by model.) *
  • GMC Connected Access with 10 years of standard connectivity which enables services such as, Vehicle Diagnostics, Dealer Maintenance Notification, GMC Smart Driver, Marketplace and more; EFFECTIVE WITH SALES STARTING 5/1/2018. (Limitations apply. Not transferable. Standard connectivity available to original purchaser for ten years from the date of initial vehicle purchase for model year 2018 or newer GMC vehicles. See onstar.com for details and further plan limitations. Connected Access does not include emergency or security services. Availability and additional services enabled by Connected Access are subject to change.)
  • Rear Vision Camera
  • Lane Departure Warning *
  • Forward Collision Alert
  • Teen Driver mode a configurable feature that lets you activate customizable vehicle settings associated with a key fob, to encourage safe driving behavior. It can limit certain vehicle features, and it prevents certain safety systems from being turned off. An in-vehicle report gives you information on your teen's driving habits and helps you to continue to coach your new driver
  • Tire Pressure Monitor System
  • Rear Vision Camera (Deleted when (ZW9) pickup box delete is ordered.) *

* Optional Safety Feature

Long-Term Reliability

J.D. Power Ratings

JD Power's Initial Quality Study measures issues with a vehicle the first 90 days after purchase.

‌Overall
Mechanical
Powertrain Quality
Body & Interior Design
‌Features
Among the best
Among the best
Among the best
Among the best

Safety Recalls (1)

Fuel System, Gasoline May 31, 2018
Report Receipt Date:
May 31, 2018
NHTSA Campaign:
18V358000
Summary:
General Motors LLC (GM) is recalling certain 2018 Buick LaCrosse, Cadillac ATS, Chevrolet Equinox, Malibu and Colorado and GMC Terrain, Acadia and Canyon vehicles. The high pressure fuel pump may detach from its mounting flange, possibly resulting in the pump damaging the high pressure fuel line.
Consequence:
A damaged fuel line can create a fuel leak, increasing the risk of a fire.
Remedy:
GM will notify owners, and dealers will replace the high pressure fuel pump, and high pressure fuel pipe, free of charge. The manufacturer has not yet provided a notification schedule. Owners may contact Buick customer service at 1-800-521-7300, Cadillac customer service at 1-800-458-8006, Chevrolet customer service at 1-800-222-1020, or GMC customer service at 1-800-462-8782. GM's number for this recall is 18188.

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