2022 GMC Canyon

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$27,500

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2022 GMC Canyon
2022 GMC Canyon

Key specs

Base trim shown

Overview

The good:

  • V-6 power
  • Quiet cabin at highway speeds
  • Multimedia system usability
  • Apple CarPlay, Android Auto standard
  • Steering feel

The bad:

  • Brake pedal feel
  • Bumpy ride
  • Dated cabin
  • Seating comfort
  • Denali version doesn't feel very luxurious

5 trims

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Notable features

  • Mid-size pickup truck
  • Choice of gas or diesel four-cylinder and V-6 gas engines
  • 7,700-pound maximum towing capacity
  • Forward collision warning available
  • Off-road-oriented AT4 trim available

2022 GMC Canyon review: Our expert's take

What Is the 2022 GMC Canyon?

The GMC Canyon is a mid-size pickup truck that seats up to five and is available in extended- or crew-cab form. It comes standard with a 200-horsepower, 2.5-liter four-cylinder gas engine; a 308-hp, 3.6-liter V-6 gas engine and a 181-hp, turbo-diesel 2.8-liter four-cylinder are also offered. The four-cylinder engines pair with a six-speed automatic transmission, and the V-6 comes with an eight-speed automatic. The Canyon is available with rear- or four-wheel drive. 

Competitors include the Nissan Frontier, Ford Ranger and Toyota Tacoma. The Canyon is a mechanical twin of the Chevrolet Colorado

What’s New on the 2022 GMC Canyon?

GMC has added a Denali Black Edition that consists of upgrades including gloss-black exhaust tips, 20-inch low-gloss-black alloy wheels, black assist steps and all-weather floormats. 

What Features in the 2022 GMC Canyon Are Most Important?

Standard features include:

  • Cloth upholstery
  • Power-adjustable driver’s seat
  • Bluetooth streaming audio
  • 7-inch touchscreen multimedia system
  • Apple CarPlay and Android Auto smartphone connectivity

Available features include:

  • Remote start
  • Cruise control
  • Automatic air conditioning
  • Leather-trimmed seats
  • Heated front seats
  • Ventilated front seats
  • Heated steering wheel
  • 8-inch touchscreen
  • Navigation
  • Bose premium stereo
  • Wireless device charging
  • Forward collision warning
  • Lane departure warning

Should I Buy the 2022 GMC Canyon?

The Canyon’s available V-6 engine is powerful, while the available turbo-diesel uncorks the truck’s top towing capacity and provides the best EPA-estimated gas mileage. The Canyon’s cabin is quiet on the highway, too. Unfortunately, a number of other aspects of the driving experience disappoint: Brake pedal feel is poor and the ride is too stiff. The seats aren’t all that comfortable, either.

Consumer reviews

Rating breakdown (out of 5):
  • Comfort 4.0
  • Interior design 4.0
  • Performance 4.5
  • Value for the money 4.0
  • Exterior styling 4.7
  • Reliability 4.3

Most recent consumer reviews

5.0

2022 GMC Canyon Elevation= AWESOME!!

I love my 2022 GMC Canyon Elevation. The V6 engine is great. Good gas mileage, even for the way I drive it! Great comfort and very stylish. All around, just a great truck.

4.4

2022 GMC Canyon 4x4 - love it after one month

I purchased my new GMC Canyon Elevation 4x4 Crew Cab a month ago and it's been a pleasure to drive to this point. I think it rides very well for a truck which disagrees with the Cars.com review. It has plenty of power with the V6 and 8-speed transmission for passing. I have yet to tow with it but that's coming next month when I tow a flat bed trailer with 2 ATV's on it. I love the 18" tires and blacked out wheels which gives it a much higher stance than my old 2010 Colorado 4x4. The truck stands very tall for a mid-size model and it gives me a great view of the road behind the wheel. I love the Infotainment system with Sirus XM, Spotify, etc. The soft-lowering tailgate is nice and so is the auto-locking feature. It doesn't have standard features such as lane departure, blind spot warning, adaptive cruise control, etc. My wife's Subaru Forester came standard with those features whereas the Canyon has them as an add-on option. Not a deal breaker. The lack of decent rubber all-weather floor mats were a disappointment so I had to order them along with splash guards. I'm not sure about the Goodyear Fortitude tires in the winter since the reviews don't rate them well in deep snow. If I have to, I will install 4 snow tires. So far I love the truck and I love the Satin Steel color. It's a major upgrade from my 2010 Colorado 4x4. It's a bit early but I would definitely recommend this truck to a prospective buyer.

5.0

Reliable Truck for a Happy Husband

My husband was in dire need of a more reliable vehicle and he really wanted a nice truck. We test drove the Canyon and we both loved how smoothly it drove and I love how quiet it is (especially compared to the truck he had before). We've used the truck to haul all my school items to my new school that would have taken me several trips had we not had his truck. I'm so glad we invested in this truck and I'm looking forward many years of reliable usage and several important and enjoyable road trips.

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Warranty

New car and Certified Pre-Owned programs by GMC
New car program benefits
Bumper-to-bumper
36 months/36,000 miles
Corrosion
36 months/36,000 miles
Powertrain
60 months/60,000 miles
Roadside assistance
60 months/60,000 miles
Certified Pre-Owned program benefits
Maximum age/mileage
5 model years or newer/up to 75,000 miles
Basic warranty terms
12 months/12,000 miles bumper-to-bumper original warranty, then may continue to 6 years/100,000 miles limited (depending on variables)
Powertrain
6 years/100,000 miles
Dealer certification required
172-point inspection
Roadside assistance
Yes
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