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What you must know before buying the GMC Canyon

John Diether
Automotive Editor - November 9, 2020
  • 2021 Canyon stock improving
  • Factory rebate increases to $3,000
  • Lease from $279 for 36 months
  • APR offers still on hold

What's in store:

The 2021 Canyon continues flowing into dealers, displaying an exterior refresh aimed at greater differentiation between trims. The bare-bones Base model is no longer available. A factory rebate and attractive leases are already available.

Current inventory favors the Crew Cab in mid-level SLE trim, which buyers heavily prefer. Even so, the Canyon isn't nearly as common as its corporate twin, the Chevrolet Colorado.

Current factory offers will remain in effect through November 30, 2020 and are available nationally unless otherwise noted. It's possible GMC will enhance incentives ahead of Black Friday weekend.

More cash off:

GMC now offers a $3,000 rebate on the 2021 Canyon to all buyers, an excellent amount for this early stage of the model year. We don't usually see rebates this size on the Canyon until spring.

Best lease deal:

Current lessees of any brand can now lease a 2021 Canyon Elevation Crew 4x2 from $279 for 36 months (10,000 miles a year) with just $579 due at signing. The effective monthly cost works out to $295, an exceptional value for this price class.

If you're not currently in a lease, your total cost may be higher, but you can probably still get very good value. See your local dealer for a quote.

Shop for rates:

GMC has paused promotional financing on most of its lineup, including the 2021 Canyon. We expect discounted rates to return as early as next month. For now, we recommend comparing offers at local dealers.

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Elevation 4x2 Crew Cab (GM/Non-GM Lessees) Excellent Deal
$279Monthly Payment
Term Length (months): 36
Due at signing: $589
Mileage: 10k
MSRP: $33,095
Deal Valid in: California
Expiration: 1/4/21

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2021 GMC Canyon Overview

Joel Patel
Automotive Editor

What's New

The 2021 GMC Canyon receives a new front-end design, an updated Denali trim, and a new AT4 model. The changes help the midsize pickup truck stay fresh after being introduced for its second generation for the 2015 model year.

GMC’s new AT4 trim for the Canyon is meant to appeal to consumers that want to go off-roading. It features 31-inch all-terrain tires, a unique suspension setup, unique styling, an electronic limited-slip rear differential, and a skid plate. It gives GMC a competitor to the Toyota Tacoma TRD Pro and its cousin, the Chevrolet Colorado ZR2.

Meanwhile, the range-topping Denali trim now comes with 20-inch wheels, a unique grille design, and additional chrome trim pieces. More features have been added, including heated and ventilated front seats, a heated steering wheel, bespoke stitching, and open-pore ash wood trim.

Choosing Your GMC Canyon

The Canyon is available in four trims: Elevation Standard, Elevation, AT4, and Denali. Starting prices range from $27,595 including destination for the Elevation Standard to $42,095 for the Denali.

Engine Choices

There are three available engine options for the GMC Canyon. There's the base 2.5-liter four-cylinder that comes standard on the Elevation Standard and Elevation. A 3.6-liter V6 powers the AT4 and Denali and is available on the lower two trims. Finally, a 2.8-liter four-cylinder turbodiesel is optional on the AT4 and Denali.

Engine TypeHorsepowerTorqueMax TowingFuel Economy (Combined)
2.5L 4-Cylinder200 hp191 lb-ft3,500 pounds22 mpg
3.6L V6308 hp275 lb-ft7,000 pounds21 mpg
2.8L 4-Cylinder Turbodiesel181 hp369 lb-ft7,700 pounds23 mpg

Both of the four-cylinder engines are paired with a six-speed automatic transmission, while the V6 comes with an eight-speed automatic. The AT4 comes standard with four-wheel drive, but the other three trims get standard rear-wheel drive and available 4WD.

The amount of torque the diesel engine makes is staggering, and it’s also the most capable when it comes to towing capacity. The V6 engine, though, is the best choice for the majority of consumers, as it offers a decent amount of towing capacity and usable performance for daily use.

Passenger and Cargo Capacity

The Canyon is available in two body styles: Extended Cab (two doors) or Crew Cab (four doors). The Extended Cab can only carry four passengers, and space is tight in the back. The Crew Cab offers five seats with a normal rear bench.

The Extended Cab is only available with a 6-foot-2-inch bed that can hold up to 49.9 cubic feet of cargo space. The Crew is offered with a 5-foot-2-inch box with 41.3 cubic feet, but it's also available with the larger bed.

Safety Features

Compact pickup trucks aren’t known for being packed with all of the latest safety features, and the Canyon falls into that trend. The only notable standard piece of equipment the truck comes with is the automaker’s Teen Driver system.

The Elevation trim can be fitted with rear parking sensors, forward collision warning, lane departure warning with the Driver Alert Package that costs $690. The Denali comes with these features as standard, but these are the only available features on the Canyon.


A 7-inch touchscreen is standard on the Canyon. The infotainment system includes Apple CarPlay, Android Auto, Bluetooth, satellite radio, a six-speaker audio system, and two front USB ports. A 3.5-inch driver information center is also included.

Higher Canyon trims come with an 8-inch touchscreen, while the AT4 Leather and Denali get HD radio, wireless charging, and a 4.2-inch driver info display. The Denali further adds navigation and a Bose audio system.

Wi-fi hot spot capability is a $175 option. On the Elevation, navigation, the 4.2-inch gauge cluster, HD radio, and a Bose audio system are bundled for $1,095. It costs $995 on the AT4 Leather.

Elevation Standard - From $27,595

The Elevation Standard trim is best suited for work duties. It comes with cloth upholstery, a four-way power driver’s seat, carpet floor covering, and manual air conditioning. On the outside, the pickup comes with 18-inch wheels, a rear bumper with integrated CornerSteps, and manual exterior mirrors.

Remote keyless entry, a remote locking tailgate, and cruise control are available through the $630 Convenience Package.

Elevation - From $31,195

The Elevation adds a few more convenience features, including the 8-inch touchscreen, a six-way power driver’s seat, automatic climate control, an auto-dimming rearview mirror, remote keyless entry, remote start, heated exterior mirrors, and a leather-wrapped steering wheel.

The High Elevation Package brings leather upholstery, heated front seats, a heated steering wheel, and lumbar control for the driver’s seat for $1,400.

AT4 - From $39,395

The AT4 is the off-road-oriented trim in the lineup. It comes with 31-inch tires, an automatic locking rear differential, a two-speed transfer case, the V6 engine, four-wheel drive, red recovery hooks, an off-road suspension, and 17-inch wheels. On the inside, the trim adds heated front seats as standard.

Adding leather upholstery adds an additional $1,800 to the price tag, but also brings a 4-way power passenger seat and a heated steering wheel.

Denali - From $42,095

The range-topping Denali comes with leather upholstery, a ventilated driver's seat, wood trim, 20-inch wheels, 5-inch chrome assist steps, chrome exterior trim, a spray-on

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CarsDirect Tip

The 2021 GMC Canyon Elevation strikes the best balance when it comes to pricing, standard equipment, and available packages. We recommend going with the available V6 engine and the Driver Alert Package.

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