With adjustable cab and bed configurations and four-cylinder and V-6 engines, the 2020 Canyon provides the best versatility in the midsize-truck market. As with its accumulated stablemate, the Chevrolet Colorado, the Canyon is attainable in extended- and crew-cab configurations and with a 5.2- or 6.2-foot bed. It additionally appearance two acute powertrains: a agile 308-hp V-6 and an able agent four-cylinder; a gas four-cylinder is additionally offered, but we don’t acclaim it. The top adaptation is the Denali, which appearance a beautiful autogenous and exterior. However, alike aback absolutely able at added than $50,000, the Canyon is missing added accepted driver-assistance features. Still, if you’re adorable for a abate another to a full-size truck, the Canyon should be a top consideration.
Most changes for the 2020 Canyon absorb reshuffling alternative appearance amid packages. A new color, Carbon Atramentous Metallic, is available, as is a remote-locking tailgate. GMC is additionally dent bottomward the Canyon’s offerings: the rear-wheel-drive long-box model, all-wheel-drive extended-cab All Terrain trim, and covering All Terrain trim are all no best available. The six-speed-manual manual and abetting audio ascribe are additionally discontinued for 2020. An off-road AT4 archetypal will accompany the calendar in 2021 and the added Canyon models will additionally accept active styling.
We would alpha our body with the V-6 engine; the gas four-cylinder is underwhelming and the agent is able but too apathetic to absolve the $4995 exceptional against the V-6. The abbreviate bed is alone 5.2 anxiety long, so we would accept the best option, 6.2 feet, for the added versatility (try putting a mattress in a 5-foot bed). The All Terrain trim provides an adorable black-painted grille rather than the chrome grille begin on best trims. It additionally includes acrimonious and powered advanced seats, alien start, a high-definition advancement camera, automated altitude control, and an 8.0-inch touchscreen. The alone no-cost exoteric blush is white; for $195, you get your aces of atramentous or red and again added colors are attainable for $495 and $595. If you’d like to accumulate your Canyon at beneath than $40,000, stop here. But we would analysis one added box for the seven-speaker Bose audio arrangement and navigation, putting our absolute at $40,785.
Of the Canyon’s leash of engines, we’d beacon you abroad from the abject 2.5-liter four-cylinder. Higher models affection a accepted 308-hp 3.6-liter V-6 akin to an eight-speed automated transmission. Not alone does the V-6 accept butt deactivation in an attack to bottle fuel, it’s additionally one of the quickest mid-size pickups we’ve tested. The agent 2.8-liter four-cylinder sacrifices acceleration in favor of ammunition ability and towing proficiency. Indeed, the Canyon’s agent agent is decidedly polished; however, it’ll amount buyers a block of change. The Canyon’s ride affection doesn’t transcend its class, but it manages to auspiciously bang a antithesis amid bendable and close damping. On aflutter and unpaved roads, it’s actual able and will absorb up best imperfections while muting harshness. The All Terrain archetypal elevates off-road adequacy alike added with an upgraded suspension. At artery speeds, the Canyon is abiding and relaxed. Around town, its abate ambit and activity crave beneath disciplinarian absorption in cartage and in bound confines. A close anchor pedal provided acknowledging acknowledgment in the Canyon we tested.
The abject Canyon with the four-cylinder can tow 3500 pounds and has a burden accommodation of 1599 pounds; with the diesel, it can tow up to 7700 pounds and has a burden accommodation of 1605 pounds.
The abject four-cylinder with all-wheel drive has EPA estimates of 19 mpg burghal and 24 highway. The added able-bodied V-6 will set you aback alone 2 mpg in the city. The agent adaptation is EPA-rated at 19 burghal and 28 highway. In our 200-mile fuel-economy test, the agent akin its artery rating, but the gasoline-powered adaptation fell abbreviate of its artery appraisement by 2 mpg.
The Canyon’s autogenous architecture is aerial on action and low on flash. It appearance an cocked apparatus animate blueprint and controls that are attainable to ability and read. Unfortunately, the centermost animate is abounding by a colossal shifter. Artificial toggle switches for accent accessories on the centermost assemblage are attainable and accessible, but they attending bargain in pricier trim levels as with the Denali we tested. Therein lies our bigger complaint about the Canyon’s interior: alike in Denali trim, it never feels like a exceptional environment. Its advanced bench is affably spacious. However, the aback bench has bound legroom. The animated rear-seating position improves comfort, but three adults will be squished on continued trips. The Canyon may not accept as abundant allowance for accustomed accoutrements central the cab, but it has the best cargo-bed aggregate and decidedly added amplitude for abate items than its rivals. Its abysmal center-console bin, assorted aperture pockets, and added assorted accumulator spots throughout the berth accommodate ambush for an array of apart items. For items that booty up a lot of space, there’s a behemothic artificial bin beneath the rear bench (only on the aggregation cab).
The Canyon’s touchscreen infotainment arrangement is adorable and intuitive, with accepted appearance such as Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. The awning is attainable to use, with rubberized knobs for aggregate and affability and bombastic adamantine buttons for quick operation. The SLE archetypal and up accept an 8.0-inch touchscreen with a 4G LTE adaptable hotspot. The Denali has an absolute wireless charging pad, and the Bose exceptional audio arrangement is additionally standard.
The Canyon did not accomplish able-bodied in its crash-testing tests. It becoming a four-star appraisement (out of a accessible five) from the National Artery Cartage Assurance Administration, and it was not called a Top Assurance Aces by the Insurance Institute for Artery Safety. It additionally offers little in the way of driver-assistance equipment, abrogation it far abaft the Ridgeline and the Toyota Tacoma. If you’re a chump who wants every allotment of assurance tech there is, you’ll accept to attending elsewhere. Key assurance appearance include:
GM provides aggressive advantage in the mid-size-pickup articulation with the Canyon and the Colorado. The two accept the best bane aegis and the best absorbing roadside-assistance coverage. While adulatory appointed aliment is included, Toyota provides bigger coverage.