The 2020 GMC Canyon is a mid-size truck that does away with the fluff and bluster of other trucks in its class. Instead, it’s a robust, no-nonsense, powerful pickup truck that’s built to last.
In its 2020 model, the GMC Canyon gains several features. The touchscreen on higher trims has been upgraded to 8 inches in size and it includes a navigation system. There’s a tire fill alert that honks the horn when the tire is inflated to the perfect pressure, and you now have the option of a power-locking tailgate.
The GMC Canyon’s clean lines and tasteful chrome give it a timeless look. It’s classier than the Chevrolet Colorado and presents itself in a more business-like fashion both inside and out.
The base engine of the 2020 GMC Canyon is a 2.5-liter inline-4 that offers 200 horsepower.
An optional 3.6-liter V6 will get you an impressive 308 horsepower, and this extra boost is probably why it’s currently our most popular engine choice on the GMC Canyon.
Finally, you can choose the 2.8-liter turbodiesel that offers 181 horsepower and a massive 369 pounds per foot of torque. We recommend the turbodiesel if you plan on performing a lot of towing, as it can pull up to 7,700 pounds. It’s paired with a 6-speed automatic. The engine is refined, powerful, and economical. It’s able to give you 30 miles to the gallon on the highway.
The 2020 GMC Canyon usually comes with a manual transmission as standard, but the upgrade to an 8-speed automatic with the V6 is a popular choice.
There are six levels from which to choose in 2020 GMC Canyon – the SL, base, SLE, All-Terrain X, SLT, and Denali. There are two bed lengths.
The workhorse truck option, the SL, has a 2.5-liter four-cylinder engine outputting 200 horsepower and 191 pounds per foot of torque. It’s only available in the extended-cab form and has no rear seats, but it does have a 7-inch touchscreen, air conditioning, two USB ports, and support for Android Auto and Apple CarPlay, making it perhaps the most tricked-out fleet work truck in 2019/2020.
You have the choice between an extended- and crew-cab body style with the base model, and you can also upgrade to the 3.6-liter V6 engine. More options are available on the base model, such as a remote locking tailgate and cruise control.
Though you can add options to the base model, the price of the SLE trim is enticing if you’re looking for a step up. It’s the first model with which you can choose the 2.8-liter turbodiesel engine, and it comes with a Wi-Fi hotspot, better interior materials, and an 8-inch touchscreen. You can choose optional driver safety aids such as a lane departure warning and forward collision warning.
For those looking to take their Canyon off-road, the All-Terrain X is the trim level to choose. Besides the V6 engine, it includes several upgrades suitable for off-roading, a rear locking differential, a reinforced suspension, and off-road tires.
The SLT improves on the SLE with a 4-way power front passenger seat with lumbar control, automatic climate control, a heated steering wheel, power driver seat lumbar control, and a leather interior. A 16-inch spare tire is included as standard, and the truck gets 18-inch polished cast-aluminum wheels in 18-inch all-season Blackwall tires.
The top of the range Denali has all the trimmings, from an upgraded sound system and driver safety aids as standard to a spray-in bed liner and heated seats. The faux wood trim and contrast stitching look and feel great.
More than any competing model, inside the Canyon is a nice place to be, no matter the trim level you choose. Certainly, the Denali is the cream of the crop, but the excellent touchscreen system, 4G LTE Wi-Fi Hotspot, and navigation system available across the board make any 2020 Canyon a comfortable ride.
This is mirrored by the refined nature of the Canyon’s powertrain; it’s composed and quiet on the road, and the suspension cushions bumps well.
The 2020 GMC Canyon has a wonderful engine lineup with three powerful, efficient engines from which to choose. With so many trim levels, you’re sure to find the perfect midsize pickup truck for your needs in the 2020 GMC Canyon.