Automotive review: GMC's refined, stylish midsize truck, the 2018 Canyon

2018 GMC Canyon Denali

Inside and out, the Canyon is pure GMC, with a quiet, refined interior distinguished by premium materials and a stylish exterior. With a starting MSRP of $21,100, the 2018 GMC Canyon is available in six trims: SL, Canyon, SLE, All Terrain, SLT and Denali.

Three body configurations are offered: an extended cab model with a six-foot two-inch bed, a crew cab with a five-foot two-inch bed, and a crew cab with a 6-foot, 2-inch bed.

From a refinement standpoint, the interior of the 2018 Canyon is comfortable and well equipped. The cabin also boasts exceptional attention to detail and soft-touch materials throughout.

Rear seating is comfortable and measures 35.8 inches in rear legroom, 53.3 inches in rear hip room and 56.2 inches in rear shoulder room for Crew Cab models. Extended Cab models offer 28.6 inches in rear legroom, 52.2 inches in rear hip room and 57.3 inches in rear shoulder room.

Comfort is enhanced with technologies, connectivity and other features. Interior colors choices include Jet Black, Jet Black/Dark Ash, Cocoa/Dune and Jet Black/Cobalt Red.

For 2018, nine exterior colors are available, including Dark Slate Metallic, Cardinal Red and Onyx Black.

Denali model

The GMC Canyon Denali has a beginning MSRP of $39,600, and includes features such as a unique chrome grille, 20-inch aluminum wheels, leather-appointed seats as well as additional special trim and content.

Under the hood

The 2018 GMC Canyon features three different engines. There’s the 2.5-liter DOHC I-4 engine that produces 200 horsepower and 191 foot-pounds of torque. Fuel economy for this engine averages 20-mpg in the city and 26-mpg on the highway for 2WD models or 19 mpg in the city and 24 mpg on the highway for 4WD models.

Next there’s the 3.6-liter DOHC V6, which produces 308 horsepower and 275 foot-pounds of toque. Its fuel economy averages 18 mpg in the city and 25 mpg on the highway for 2WD models and 17 mpg in the city and 24 mpg on the highway for 4WD models.

And finally, there’s the 2.8-liter I-4 Turbo Diesel engine that produces 186 horsepower and 369 lb-ft of torque. Its fuel economy rating averages 22 mpg in the city and 30 mpg on the highway for 2WD models and 20-mpg in the city and 28 mpg on the highway for 4WD models.

GMC has manufactured trucks since 1902. To learn more about the 2018 GMC Canyon, visit your local Southeast Texas GMC dealers or log on to www.gmc.com.

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