GMC Canyon – 10 Facts You Didn’t Know!Jan 21th, 2016
The 2016 GMC Canyon
is here and we love it! It drives like a car, hauls like a truck, and returns the best fuel economy in its class!
Here are 10 facts you might not know about GMC’s latest crop of midsize trucks:
CornerStep Rear Bumper (Standard on all models)
First seen on the new GMC Sierra & Chevrolet Silverado, the integrated step makes it easy to get in and out of the bed. Plus, it helps keep your bumper free of scratches from footwear!
Rear Vision Camera (Standard on all models)
You’ll never worry about parking again thanks to a standard rear vision camera with integrated grid lines that help guide you perfectly into any space or spot!
How does it compare to Sierra/Silverado? Before we go ahead and compare the two keep in mind the dimensions of the Sierra will change based on cab and and bed length!
Seating (4 seats or 5)
Looking for some extra space for friends? Be sure to spec the ‘Crew Cab’ model, as you’ll get a fifth seat located between the rear two. Spec the Extended model and you’ll get a little extra room for storage instead!
Trailering (Choose ‘Max Towing’ Package)
Plan on hauling? Equip your Canyon with the V6 engine and Max Trailering package and you’ll be able to haul up to 7,000 lbs! That’s just 600 lbs shy of a GMC Sierra Regular Cab Standard Box V6!
GMC C-Theme (Standard on all models)
Like it’s bigger brother the Sierra, Canyon also features GMC’s signature C-shape lighting, and even base models get Halogen projector-beam headlamps with LED accents. You’ll also notice the C-shape in the rear light and on the interior dash vents!
GMC ProGrade Protection (Standard on all GMC’s)
The ProGrade Protection warranty is one of the great benefits of owning a GMC. It includes a 2-year/40,000km complimentary lube-oil-filter service, which you can use up to four times! Plus, you get a comprehensive:
3-year/60k new vehicle warranty
5-year/160k powertrain warranty
5-year/160k roadside assistance warranty
Storage (Standard on all models)
Canyon includes loads of handy interior cubbies and storage areas, but our favourite has to be the clever storage compartment hidden beneath the rear seats! It’s a great spot for an extra sweater or pair of work pants! Plus, the centre console includes a storage management system to help de-clutter phone cords!
Quietness (Standard on all models)
Those who appreciate a quiet cabin will love Canyon! it features triple-sealed doors, like the full size GMC Sierra and Chevrolet Silverado! Plus, other touches like extra-thick windows, windshield and sheer-style body mounts that help minimize road harshness and noise.
Apple CarPlay & Android Auto (Standard SLE & SLT models)
Canyon SLE & SLT models also come equipped with an eight-inch IntelliLink touchscreen fitted with Apple CarPlay & Android Auto, a seamless phone integration system that mirrors what’s on your Apple or Andrioid phone. Our favourite infotainment system yet!