GMC’s 2019 Canyon brings diverse options and upgraded interior to the mid-size truck category. There are many trims available including the All Terrain, Canyon, Denali, SL, SLE, and SLT, ranging from outdoorsy to luxurious.
The standard Canyon is now connected to the cloud, has optional parking sensors, four new metallic colors (Dark Sky, Blue Emerald, Sedona, and Smokey Quartz), and 17-inch wheels on the SLE.
Beds range from five-foot-two to six-foot-two, the latter of which is the extended cab. Choices for the engines are a 2.5-liter V4, a 3.6-liter V6, and a 2.8-liter diesel inline-4. Gas and diesel V4s come with an optional six-speed automatic. Otherwise, a six-speed manual is standard. An eight-speed automatic can be ordered with V6 engines. With the diesel, expect to reach up to 30 mpg when on a highway and tow over 7,500 pounds, meeting all the needs of most pickup drivers.
Visually, the stylish rectangular headlights and arches are complemented by the tall grille bound by a boxy shape. Compared to the Colorado, this creates a business-like appearance from the front and sides. A further element to distinguish the Canyon is the rising beltline adding a sporty touch.
The Canyon’s can be chosen with a crew cab or extended cab. No matter the version, two doors are on each side. The extended cab has half doors, while the crew cab has full doors. A six-foot-two bed is the only option on the extended cab. A five-foot-two bed is an option on the crew cab. Inside, the controls are high up on the dashboard easily reached by the driver.
The standard, entry-level Canyon is capable of 191 pounds per foot of torque and 200 horsepower, all thanks to a 2.5-liter inline-4 engine. Rear wheel drives pairs with a six-speed manual stick, though automatic transmission is an available option paired with either four-wheel or standard drive.
Want more power? No problem! The next level up, utilizing a 3.6L V6, pulls with 275 pounds per foot of torque and 308 horsepower, and just so happens to be the most popular of the engine choices thanks to its fuel economy and power. Even more refined power is available through the eight-speed automatic transmission.
Want an even more refined engine that has the best efficiency and torque? The 2.8-liter inline-4, a turbocharged diesel, provides 369 pounds per foot of torque and 186 horsepower. The diesel V6 can pull up to 7,700 pounds comfortably. By comparison, its gas V6 counterpart can pull up to 7,000 pounds, but with more stress applied to the engine.
Try out the All Terrain X if you plan to go off-road. A clear upgrade from the All Terrain, it comes with all-terrain Goodyear tires, as well as other surprises to help the off-roader. The four-wheel drive has a stronger transfer case with a strength that blows others out of the water.
For those looking for great value, look for the SL model. It has power locks, windows, and driver’s seat, and a seven-inch screen that can be hooked up to both Android and Apple devices wirelessly. It is only available with the extended cab, rear-wheel drive, and vinyl seats.
The next trim up includes the V6 engine, a four-wheel drive option, and cloth for the interior. The SLE trim increases the screen size from seven to eight inches. It has the possibility of including navigation, heated seats, alloy wheels, and skid plates. The steering wheel is now wrapped in leather.
There are, of course, far more options. Want to upgrade the SLE further? The All Terrain adds to skid plates, an off-road suspension, off-road styling cues, and recovery hooks. The All Terrain X further adds all-terrain Goodyear tires and a spray-in bedliner.
For luxury, look at the SLT and Denali trims of the Canyon. The wheels are increased by two inches to 19. You get front power seats, leather upholstery, and a remote start for those cold mornings. The Denali adds cooled front seats, an audio system by Bose, slightly larger wheels at 20 inches, and navigational services.
As for comfort and quality, the SLE has cloth seats, and the upgraded SLT and Denali have leather. No matter the option you choose, expect solid quality throughout, and power that puts to shame older models of pickups.
To find the perfect 2019 GMC Canyon for you, get in touch with Fletch’s in Petoskey, Michigan today.