Prices for the 2017 Canyon start at $21,880 (including a $995 destination charge), although that's somewhat deceiving – that figure is for the SL trim, a special-order pickup usually reserved for work fleets. Don't count on seeing one on dealer lots. Instead, the Canyon (with no letters) is considered to be the base model for consumers, and it has a starting price of $24,950. It does include carpeted floors and cloth upholstery, and comes in a four-wheel drive version. Other standard features include keyless entry, a rear vision camera, USB port and projector headlamps with LED signature lighting.
Moving up to a Canyon SLE bumps the starting price to $28,945, but brings on a lot of additional features. These include:
- An eight-inch diagonal Color Touch radio with Intellilink
- 17-inch wheels
- A leather-wrapped tilt/telescoping steering wheel
- EZ Lift and lower locking tailgate
The Canyon SLT, which used to be the top trim level before the introduction of the Denali, starts at $33,330 and adds a few more features to the SLE package. These upgrades include heated, leather-appointed front seats, 18-inch polished aluminum wheels and automatic climate control.
Topping off the 2017 Canyon model line is the all-new Denali, with a starting price of $40,050. It builds on the SLT trim and adds five-inch chrome assist steps, 20-inch machined aluminum wheels, heated and air-conditioned front seats, and a Driver Alert Package that includes forward collision alert and lane departure warning.
The base 2.5-liter inline-4 engine produces 200 horsepower and 191 pound-feet of torque. This engine can be mated to either a six-speed automatic or manual transmission. The new V6 engine makes 308 horsepower and 275 pound-feet of torque and is paired to an eight-speed automatic transmission. The impressive turbodiesel inline-4 creates 181 horsepower and produces 369 pound-feet of torque. This engine, which is capable of hauling up to 7,700 pounds, is also mated to an eight-speed automatic transmission.
On top of the three engines, the Canyon is available in two- or four-wheel drive, with or without an extended bed, and in four-door Crew Cab or Extend Cab (rear quarter doors) body styles. Since it's a bit complicated, we'll break down the Canyon's different configurations based on trim:
- SL: Extended cab, two-wheel-drive, 2.5-liter four-cylinder.
- Canyon: Extended cab, Crew Cab, long or short bed, two- or four-wheel drive, 2.5-liter four-cylinder and 3.6-liter V6.
- SLE: Extended cab, Crew Cab, long or short bed, two- or four-wheel drive, 2.5-liter four-cylinder, 3.6-liter V6, and 2.8-liter four-cylinder diesel.
- SLT: Extended cab (V6 only), Crew Cab, long or short bed, two- or four-wheel drive, 3.6-liter V6 and 2.8-liter four-cylinder diesel.
- Denali: Crew Cab, long or short bed, two- or four-wheel drive, 3.6-liter V6 and 2.8-liter four-cylinder diesel.