2022 GMC Canyon AT4 Crew Cab

MSRP $38,400 - $40,800

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2022 GMC Canyon AT4 Crew Cab Price, Review, Ratings and Pictures

Updated on: December 28, 2021

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Pick-up trucks are the DNA of the American automotive industry, and it just gets better. Prominent manufacturers in the market try to put up their best foot forward in bringing the best out of these core automobiles. On a similar note, the new GMC Canyon is an excellent truck in this segment with that mesmerizing charisma and a feature-loaded line-up. The latest line-up gets small changes with a new Denali Black Edition and a name change of the mid-range package from High Elevation to Elevation Premium. The 2022 GMC Canyon builds on the GMT 31XX platform, sharing Chevrolet Colorado's underpinnings. The AT4 model is an appealing off-roader with an impressive price tag and upbeat body style.

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Pros

Excellent off-road performance

Stylish exterior than competitors

Satisfying driving traits

Undeniable road presence

Cons

Not many driver aids under the cohort

The base engine is slightly sluggish

What's New?

High Elevation package renamed to Elevation Premium Package 

8-inch infotainment touchscreen display as standard 

Forward Collision Alert and Lane Departure Warning have been added to the options list.


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Features

vehicle bio

base price

$38400

bodystyle

4dr Crew Cab

passenger capacity

5

drivetrain

four wheel drive

engine type

displacement

222 cu.in.

horsepower

308 hp @ 6800 rpm

torque

275 lb.-ft. @ 4000 rpm

transmission

8-Speed Automatic

chassis

frame type

Fully-Boxed

suspension front

Independent Coil

suspension rear

2-Stage Multi-Leaf

brake rotors (f/r)

12.2/12.75 in.

dimensions

wheelbase

140.5 in.

length

224.6 in.

width

74.3 in.

height

70.5 in.

curb weight

4513 lbs.

ground clearance

8.1 in.

capacity

cargo volume

41.3 cu ft.

payload capacity

1475 lbs.

fuel economy

city/combined/highway

17/18/16 mpg

highway range

462.0 mi.

warranty

roadside assistance

No


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Trims

Base$38,400 onwards

Colors and Styles

2022 GMC Canyon AT4 Crew Cab in Cayenne Red color
Cayenne Red

Vehicle images are guides only and may not reflect the model's exact specifications/features– exact specifications/features should be confirmed with the seller.

Ratings

Engine and Performance

7.0

Fuel Economy

6.0

Interior

6.0

Exterior

6.0

Safety

4.0

Competition

6.0

5.8

OVERALL RATING

Expert Review, Pricing Analysis and Buying Guide

5.8

Overall Rating


The 2022 GMC Canyon comes in two body styles- Crew cab and Extended Cab. The 2022 Canyon Crew Cab AT4 variant comes with a standard 3.6L V6 engine. There are multiple additional packages to step up the premium-ness of the truck with features like a heated steering wheel, leather upholstery, and heated front seats. The exterior design of the truck features massive alloy wheels, a chrome grille, and sharper headlights. The 2022 GMC Canyon Crew Cab AT4 rivals the likes of the Chevrolet Colorado Crew Cab Z71, Toyota Tacoma Double Cab TRD Off-Road, and Nissan Frontier Crew Cab PRO-4X.

2022 GMC Canyon AT4 Crew Cab Front Angle View
2022 GMC Canyon AT4 Crew Cab Rear Angle View

7.0/10
Engine and Performance

6.0/10
Fuel Economy

6.0/10
Interior

6.0/10
Exterior

4.0/10
Safety

6.0/10
Competition


2022 GMC Canyon AT4 Crew Cab Features

The 2022 GMC Canyon Crew Cab gets four trim levels. Starting with the base Elevation Standard and closing at the top-end Denali model. The AT4 variant is treated as a separate model and comes equipped with an off-road-tuned suspension with an all-terrain 4WD. While it comes only in a single trim level, there is an option between cloth and leather upholstery. As standard, the AT4 variant equips a 3.6-Liter V6 engine generating 308 hp.

Trim

AT4

MSRP 4WD (Short Box)

$39,595

MSRP 4WD (Long Box)

$40,195

Key Features

Exclusive Off-road suspension and Hill Descent Control

 

4WD with two-speed AutoTrac Transfer Case

 

17-inch Dark Argent Metallic cast-aluminum wheels

 

6-way power-adjustable seats

 

Unique AT4 Premium Leather seats and AT4 embroidery

 

Apple CarPlay and Android Auto

 

Black rocker guards and door handles

 

31-inch Goodyear Wrangler Duratrac Tires

Which Trim should you buy?

Since it is available as a single trim, you don't get much choice here. The new AT4 model is impressive inside out with exceptional off-roading capability, huge wheels, re-tuned suspension, and exceptional handling. The price of the AT4 model is affordable and packs a good feature-to-price ratio.

2022 GMC Canyon Crew Cab AT4 Release Date

The 2022 GMC Canyon AT4 models are already available to book and you can do so from your nearest GMC dealership.

2022 GMC Canyon AT4 Crew Cab Engine and Performance

7.0/10

Pick-up trucks usually come equipped with powerful V6 engines that are tuned to deliver better low rev end torque. This helps in offering excellent tow rating and off-road capabilities. The 2022 GMC Canyon Crew Cab also abides by the legacy by offering powerful engine options. The base engine in the lineup is a 2.5L Inline-4 but the AT4 model gets a 3.6-Liter V6 block as standard. This engine is not exclusive to this trim and can be availed in base variants too by paying extra. The engine is mated to an 8-speed automatic transmission and comes standard in 4WD drivetrain configuration. 

2022 GMC Canyon AT4 Crew Cab Rear Angle View

The engine generates around 308 hp and 275 lb.-ft. Torque. The truck sprints 0-60 mph in 9.0 seconds while covering a quarter-mile distance in 17.1 seconds with the V6 block under the hood. The vehicle could also be equipped with a 2.8L Inline-4 Duramax turbo-diesel unit that churns out 181hp and 369 lb-ft of torque. This engine comes equipped with a 6-speed automatic transmission and offers better-towing capabilities than the V6 engine. The vehicle can tow up to 7,550lbs with the V6 block. When it comes to pick-up trucks, maneuverability plays an important role. On that note, the AT4 model is a true off-roading companion. 

The Canyon AT4 could be equipped with an Off-road Performance package that raises the suspension by 1-inch and equips the vehicle with unique 17” Gloss Black Wheels while it removes the front air dam. Apart from that, the vehicle also comes with 31" Goodyear Wrangler Duratrac tires which offer excellent road grip and can take a beating on off-roads. The 4WD drivetrain with automatic locking rear differential and 2-speed AutoTrac transfer case ensures that max torque is available at the wheels at all times, and the truck stays planted to the ground at all times. You could also equip a Power package into the AT4 Crew Cab for $1,850 which adds a Performance Air Intake System and a Cat-Back Performance Exhaust. 

Models

2022 GMC Canyon Crew Cab AT4

2022 Chevrolet Colorado Crew Cab Z71

2022 Toyota Tacoma Double Cab TRD Off-Road

2022 Nissan Frontier Crew Cab PRO-4X

MSRP

$39,595 (est.)

$38,000

$36,000 (est)

$38,390

Engine 

3.6-Liter V6

3.6-Liter V6

3.5-Liter V6

3.8-Liter V6

Drivetrain

4WD

4WD

4WD

4WD

Transmission

8-speed automatic

8-speed automatic

6-speed automatic

9-speed automatic

Power 

308hp @ 6300 rpm

308hp @ 6800 rpm

278hp @ 6000 rpm

310hp @ 6400 rpm

Torque

275lb-ft @ 4400 rpm

275lb-ft @ 4000 rpm

265lb-ft @ 4600 rpm

281lb-ft @ 4400 rpm

0-60 MPH (sec)

9.0

9.1

9.8

8.8

Quarter mile (sec)

17.1

16.2

16.7

NA

Top Speed (MPH)

130

130

130

130

The 2022 GMC Canyon Crew Cab AT4 is a solid adventure truck with an excellent off-road suspension system and a two-speed transfer case. As such it is not meant for straight-line acceleration. All trucks in the competition offer similar 0-60MPH at around 9 seconds. They are slow and sluggish but that is compensated by the excellent off-road capabilities. Nissan Frontier comes equipped with the largest engine in the lot and that translates to better power and torque figures than the Canyon AT4, but only by a small margin. 

2022 GMC Canyon AT4 Crew Cab Fuel Economy

6.0/10

A high-performance pick-up truck with above par economy definitely gets an edge over others. The 2022 GMC Canyon Crew Cab AT4 returns around 16 MPG in the city and 22 MPG on the highway. It puts out an efficiency of 18 mpg in the combined road and driving conditions. The Canyon AT4 comes with a 21.0-gallon fuel capacity and the driving range is not so impressive in the north of 450 miles on highways. These efficiency figures are not the best in the segment, in fact, they are disappointing. The diesel engine should return even better fuel economy.

Models

2022 GMC Canyon Crew Cab AT4

2022 Chevrolet Colorado Crew Cab Z71

2022 Toyota Tacoma Double Cab TRD Off-Road

2022 Nissan Frontier Crew Cab PRO-4X

MPG (City)

16

17

18

17

MPG (Highway)

22

24

22

23

MPG (Combined)

18

19

20

19

Fuel Capacity (Gallons)

21.0

21

21.1

21.1

Range (City/Highway/Combined, in Miles)

336/462/378

357/504/399

380/464/422

359/485/401

The Tacoma Double Cab TRD Off-Road offers the best fuel economy in the city at 20 mpg while the Chevy and Nissan follow with a combined efficiency of 19 mpg. However, take it to the highways and the Chevy offers better fuel economy. The GMC is the least efficient machine offering a disappointing fuel economy. When it comes to range, the Toyota is still the better performer while the Chevy can travel more than 500 miles on the highway which is the highest highway range. The GMC is again the worst performer in terms of the range also as it needs a refill at the earliest compared to others. 

2022 GMC Canyon AT4 Crew Cab Interior

6.0/10

2022 GMC Canyon Crew Cab AT4 comes loaded with a variety of premium amenities and comfortable seating arrangements. Moreover, you can choose between cloth and leather upholstery in the AT4 variant. Being a Crew Cab, the vehicle can seat 5 people as standard. The front seats offer an optional heating feature. Front seats are bucket type and get 6-way power adjustment capabilities. Both front and rear rows offer decent legroom and headroom. Driver visibility has no hindrance thanks to the elevated seating arrangement. 

2022 GMC Canyon AT4 Crew Cab Dashboard

The AT4 Crew Cab offers an above-par environment in terms of premium-ness and utility. Apart from the above, you can also opt for unique AT4 premium leather-appointed front seats with Kalahari accents and AT4 embroidery on the head restraints. The vehicle also features multiple small-item storage spaces as well. These allow for a much more organized ride. At the rear, you get a standard 41.7 cubic feet space.

Models

2022 GMC Canyon Crew Cab AT4

2022 Chevrolet Colorado Crew Cab Z71

2022 Toyota Tacoma Double Cab TRD Off Road

2022 Nissan Frontier Crew Cab PRO-4X

Seating Capacity

5

5

5

5

Front Row (Head/Shoulder/Leg) (in)

41.4/57.5/45.0

41.4/57.5/45.0

39.7/58.3/42.9

39.9/58.3/42.4

Rear Row (Head/Shoulder/Leg) (in)

38.3/56.2/35.8

38.3/56.2/35.8

38.3/58.9/32.6

38.6/58.3/33.6

Cargo Capacity (cu ft)

41.3

41.3

N/A

27.1

All Crew Cab models in this class offer a seating capacity of five. This means no more crampy seating for the family. There are two box options with the GMC Canyon Crew Cab AT4 - a short box and a long box. The short box offers 41.3 cu ft cargo space while the long box variant offers 49.9 cu ft. In terms of passenger space and cargo space, both the GMC Canyon and Chevrolet Colorado rule the segment. Standout interior features include:

  • Front bucket seats with leather upholstery
  • 6-way power-adjustable front seats with heating function
  • Single-zone automatic climate control
  • Leather-wrapped steering wheel with optional heating feature 
  • Unique AT4 premium leather-appointed front seats with Kalahari accents

What’s there to keep you entertained?

The GMC Canyon upgrades to the latest GMC infotainment technology and connectivity features in the market. The 2022 Canyon AT4 Crew Cab equips an 8-inch infotainment touchscreen that is highly responsive and showcases sharp graphics. An optional navigation system and a premium 7-speaker Bose sound system are available in the options list.

2022 GMC Canyon AT4 Crew Cab Infotainment System

Latest connectivity, including smartphone integration via Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, Bluetooth wireless, and Wi-Fi Hotspot are a part of the AT4 package. The standout infotainment of the 2022 GMC Canyon AT4 include- 

  • 8-inch touchscreen display
  • 4G LTE with Wi-Fi Hotspot
  • 4.2" diagonal color Driver Information Center
  • Bluetooth Connectivity
  • Apple CarPlay and Android Auto
  • Steering wheel mounted controls
  • 7-speaker Bose sound system
  • Navigation

2022 GMC Canyon AT4 Crew Cab Exterior

6.0/10

The new 2022 GMC Canyon Crew Cab looks exceptionally stunning with its bold charisma. Sporty elements like 17-inch 17" Dark Argent Metallic cast-aluminum wheels and chrome front grille add to the bold looks. The sides of the truck feature a step assist and straightforward design language. The rear again gets impressive taillight and Gloss black exhaust with the optional Off-road Performance package. Moreover, this package removes the air dam and adds Off-road Rocker Panel protection. Summit White is the only available standard color option while the rest of the color choices would cost you around $500. Overall looks of the Canyon Crew Cab AT4 are compelling.

2022 GMC Canyon AT4 Crew Cab Rear Angle View

There is an AT4 Off-Road Performance Edition Package available to equip in the Canyon AT4 which adds plenty of exterior features including 17" gloss-black aluminum wheels, black AT4 badges, a front leveling kit, a black chrome exhaust tip, performance front, and mid skid plates, off-road rocker protection and the removal of the front air dam. You could also add the Exterior Convenience Package which includes 5-inch black rectangular assist steps and black molded splash guards with logo. Overall the Canyon is one of the more rugged-looking small-size pickups in the segment while also being fresh and beautiful-looking. 

Models

2022 GMC Canyon Crew Cab AT4

2022 Chevrolet Colorado Crew Cab Z71

2022 Toyota Tacoma Double Cab TRD Off-Road

2022 Nissan Frontier Crew Cab PRO-4X

Curb Weight (lbs.)

4,425

4,488

4,445

4,696

Length (inches)

212.4

212.7

212.3

205.5

Width (inches)

74.3

74.3

75.2

72.8

Height (inches)

70.6

70.6

70.6

73.9

Ground Clearance (inches)

8.2

8.2

9.4

8.9

Wheelbase (inches)

128.3

128.3

127.4

125.9

The new GMC Canyon Crew Cab and Chevrolet Colorado Crew Cab are dimensionally superior to competitors. The heaviest of the lot is the Nissan Frontier PRO-4X. It is also the smallest one in the lot but that large engine did add to its weight while GMC Canyon and Chevrolet Colorado sit on the lighter side. Moreover, the GM twins are long and have a large wheelbase which translates to better interior and cargo space. The Toyota offers the most ground clearance followed by the Nissan while the GMC cousins have the least clearance. Prominent exterior features of the 2022 GMC Canyon AT4 include-

  • Massive 17-inch Dark Argent Metallic cast-aluminum wheels
  • Off-Road suspension
  • Black Chrome grille
  • LED headlamps and taillights
  • Gloss Black exhaust tip
  • Performance skid plates

2022 GMC Canyon AT4 Crew Cab Safety

4.0/10

Safety is equally important along with performance and hauling capacity. Also, powerful engines and an efficient transmission system call for excellent braking performance. The new GMC Canyon Crew Cab AT4 features 12.2-inch rotors at the front and 12.75-inch rotors at the rear. It couples with ABS technology and traction control to provide adequate control. Larger disc rotors ensure good surface area coverage leading to better braking performance. 

The vehicle stops from 60-0MPH in just 125 feet which is impressive for a truck weighing over 4000lbs. The new GMC Canyon Crew Cab abides by the same and includes various advanced driver assistance features. As standard, you get an HD Rear vision camera while you can opt for the Driver Alert package for 690USD. This adds features like lane-departure warning, Forward Collision Alert, and Rear park assist. Moreover, structural rigidity is above average in the segment. Important safety features incorporated into the 2022 GMC Canyon AT4 include-

  • Forward Collision Alert
  • Lane-departure warning
  • Rear park assist
  • Hill descent control
  • Electronic traction control
  • Forward Collision Alert
  • HD Rear Vision Camera
  • Lane Departure Warning
  • OnStar & GMC Connected Services capable
  • Rear Park Assist
  • Rear Vision Camera
  • StabiliTrak, electronic stability control system with traction control
  • Tire Pressure Monitoring System

2022 GMC Canyon AT4 Crew Cab Competition

6.0/10

2022 GMC Canyon Crew Cab AT4 vs 2022 Chevrolet Colorado Crew Cab Z71

Both these massive heavy-duty trucks carry similar underpinnings. The powertrain options are similar. Interior comfort is at par with few upper-end options for the Canyon Crew Cab.

2022 Chevrolet Colorado Crew Cab Z71

The AT4 model is an off-roading specialist with bigger alloy wheels and a re-tuned suspension system. The exterior fascia of the new Canyon is more appealing from the front of the Chevy Colorado with a chrome grille. Between the two, GMC Canyon makes for a better value proposition.

2022 GMC Canyon Crew Cab AT4 vs 2022 Toyota Tacoma Double Cab TRD Off-Road

The 2022 Toyota Tacoma Double Cab TRD Off-Road displays a striking exterior design and houses a similar powertrain churning out at par power. However, the acceleration capability of the Canyon is better due to its lower curb weight.

2022 Toyota Tacoma Double Cab TRD Off-Road

The Canyon AT4 also offers both cloth and leather upholstery options along with a better interior. Both trucks get advanced safety features as options to boost driver confidence and tackle tough road situations. Moreover, for 2022 MY, Toyota added two new off-road-oriented trim levels to the lineup- Trail 4x4 and TRD Pro.

2022 GMC Canyon Crew Cab AT4 vs. 2022 Nissan Frontier Crew Cab PRO-4X

The 2022 Nissan Frontier Crew Cab is a bit compact compared to the GMC Canyon. The Nissan’s wheelbase is shorter and this affects its interior and cargo space. However, Nissan offers a large engine with better power output and better suspensions.

2022 Nissan Frontier Crew Cab PRO-4X

But the heavy curb weight of the Nissan affects its acceleration. Moreover, Canyon AT4 offers better interiors and advanced features in comparison to Nissan which makes it a better value proposition.

2022 GMC Canyon AT4 Crew Cab Final Verdict

Buying the new GMC Canyon Crew Cab AT4 can be a good choice when analyzing the price-to-feature ratio. The Canyon AT4 is a sporty companion for off-roading as well as possesses heavy loading and hauling capacity. Interior space is refined with AT4 specific badging for a more premium outlook. Overall, if you are looking for a high-performance pick-up truck with ample seating capacity and equally appealing cargo volume, the 2022 Canyon Crew Cab AT4 is the one to go for.

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