2017 GMC Canyon Extended Cab

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2017 MODEL
$20,885 - $36,270 See Inventory Prices

7.9

Overall Rating

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With heat building up in full sized pick-up truck segment, the midsize segment is also catching up fast. With more and more features incorporated the segment has seen heat building up. GMC offers Canyon and being mechanical cousin to Chevrolet Colorado it shares the same 3.6L V6 and 2.8 L turbo-diesel. Extended cab starts from $22,095. Which is a little pricier than Colorado.

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Pros

Powerful V6 with best-in-class torque

Quite and comfortable cabin

Cons

Low on safety features

Poor hauling than rivals

What's New?

Improved V6 engine

New trims Denali, Terrain X package, and Nightfall edition now available


Features

vehicle bio

base price

$20885

bodystyle

4dr Extended Cab

passenger capacity

2

top speed

99 mph

drivetrain

RWD

engine type

displacement

150 cu. in.

horsepower

200 hp @ 6300 rpm

torque

191 lb.-ft. @ 4400 rpm

transmission

6-speed manual

chassis

suspension front

independent front short and long arm suspension

suspension rear

rigid axle rear leaf suspension

brake rotors (f/r)

12.7 in. ventilated front disc/12.2 in. solid disc brakes

dimensions

wheelbase

128.3 in.

length

212.4 in.

width

74.3 in.

height

70.4 in.

curb weight

3922 lbs.

ground clearance

8.4 in.

capacity

towing capacity

9200 lbs.

payload capacity

1424 lbs.

performance

zero to 60 mph

6.3 sec.

standing ¼-mile

15.7 sec.

fuel economy

city/combined/highway

19/22/26 mpg

highway range

546 mi.

warranty

basic warranty

3 years/36000 miles

drivetrain warranty

5 years/60000 miles

corrosion warranty

6 years/100000 miles

roadside assistance

No



Styles

 2017 GMC Canyon Extended Cab in Onyx Black color  2017 GMC Canyon Extended Cab in Cyber Gray Metallic color  2017 GMC Canyon Extended Cab in Cardinal Red color  2017 GMC Canyon Extended Cab in Bronze Alloy Metallic color
Onyx Black

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Ratings

Features

8.8

Engine

8.1

Fuel Economy

7.6

Interior

6.8

Exterior

8.1

Safety

7.4

Driving

8.5

7.9

OVERALL RATING

Trims and Configurations

MSRP


 2017 GMC Canyon Extended Cab SL

SL

power
200 hp @ 6300 rpm
fuel
Regular unleaded
mpg
22 combined

$20,885


Style Prices MPG Engine Transmission Drivetrain Seats Colors
SL 4dr Extended Cab SB (2.5L 4cyl 6M) Starting at $20,885 MSRP (19/22/26) 200 hp @ 6300 rpm, 2.5 L, I4, regular unleaded
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6-speed manual rear wheel drive 2   Bronze Alloy Metallic
  Cardinal Red
  Cyber Gray Metallic
  Dark Slate Metallic
  Onyx Black

 2017 GMC Canyon Extended Cab Base

Base

power
200 hp @ 6300 rpm
fuel
Regular unleaded
mpg
22 combined

$24,105 - $29,050


Style Prices MPG Engine Transmission Drivetrain Seats Colors
4dr Extended Cab SB (2.5L 4cyl 6M) Starting at $24,105 MSRP (19/22/26) 200 hp @ 6300 rpm, 2.5 L, I4, regular unleaded
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6-speed manual rear wheel drive 4 NA
4dr Extended Cab 4WD SB (2.5L 4cyl 6A) Starting at $29,050 MSRP (19/21/24) 200 hp @ 6300 rpm, 2.5 L, I4, regular unleaded
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6-speed automatic four wheel drive 4 NA

 2017 GMC Canyon Extended Cab SLE

SLE

power
200 hp @ 6300 rpm
fuel
Regular unleaded
mpg
22 combined

$28,100 - $32,310


Style Prices MPG Engine Transmission Drivetrain Seats Colors
SLE 4dr Extended Cab SB (2.5L 4cyl 6A) Starting at $28,100 MSRP (20/22/26) 200 hp @ 6300 rpm, 2.5 L, I4, regular unleaded
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6-speed automatic rear wheel drive 4 NA
SLE 4dr Extended Cab 4WD SB (2.5L 4cyl 6A) Starting at $32,310 MSRP (19/21/24) 200 hp @ 6300 rpm, 2.5 L, I4, regular unleaded
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6-speed automatic four wheel drive 4 NA

 2017 GMC Canyon Extended Cab SLT

SLT

power
308 hp @ 6800 rpm
fuel
Regular unleaded
mpg
20 combined

$32,485 - $36,270


Style Prices MPG Engine Transmission Drivetrain Seats Colors
SLT 4dr Extended Cab SB (3.6L 6cyl 8A) Starting at $32,485 MSRP (18/20/25) 308 hp @ 6800 rpm, 3.6 L, V6, regular unleaded
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8-speed automatic rear wheel drive 4 NA
SLT 4dr Extended Cab 4WD SB (3.6L 6cyl 8A) Starting at $36,270 MSRP (17/19/24) 308 hp @ 6800 rpm, 3.6 L, V6, regular unleaded
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8-speed automatic four wheel drive 4 NA

Top GMC Cars

2017 GMC Sierra 2500HD Regular Cab
8.0/10

Engine: 360 hp @ 5400 rpm, 6 L V8

2017 GMC Canyon
7.7/10

Engine: 200 hp @ 6300 rpm, 2.5 L I4

MPG: 22 combined

2017 GMC Sierra 1500 Double Cab
7.5/10

Engine: 285 hp @ 5300 rpm, 4.3 L V6

MPG: 20 combined

2017 GMC Sierra 2500HD
7.3/10

Engine: 360 hp @ 5400 rpm, 6 L V8

2017 GMC Sierra 1500
7.3/10

Engine: 285 hp @ 5300 rpm, 4.3 L V6

MPG: 20 combined


Expert Review


CARHP Editorial April 3, 2019

7.9

Overall Rating


8.8/10
Features

 

8.1/10
Engine

 

7.6/10
Fuel Economy

 

6.8/10
Interior

 

8.1/10
Exterior

 

7.4/10
Safety

 
 
 

Be that as it may, the Canyon more than compensates at its marginally higher asking cost with progressively upscale lodge and a lot of accessible highlights. What's more, on the off chance that you truly need to go on an experience, the indestructible and colossally fit Toyota Tacoma TRD is a superior pick. So, most will discover the Canyon an extraordinary truck for puttering about in city.

2017 GMC Canyon Extended Cab Features

8.8/10

The 2017 GMC Canyon comes in two cab styles – an Extended Cab and a Crew Cab. The Short Box is only not available in the Extended Cab. The base 2017 GMC canyon SL is only available with Extended Cab and starts at $22,095. Apart from the base 2.5L I4 and 3.6L V6 gas engines, a 2.8L Turbo Diesel is also available albeit at a steep price of $5,000.

Trims

Canyon SL

Canyon

SLE

All-Terrain Cloth

SLT

All-Terrain Leather-Appointed

Denali

MSRP

$22,095

$28,195

$31,395

$35,795

$35,795

$36,695

$40,595

Key Features

 

All features in Canyon SL:

All features in Canyon Canyon:

All features in Canyon SLE:

All features in Canyon All-Terrain Cloth:

All features in Canyon SLT:

All features in Canyon SL All-Terrain Leather Appointed:

Rear Vision Camera

 

7" diagonal GMC Infotainment System

 

8" diagonal GMC Infotainment System

 

Off-road suspension

 

 

Heated leather-appointed front seats

 

Off-road suspension

 

20" ultra-bright machined aluminum wheels

 

4-way power driver's seat

 

16" cast aluminum wheels

 

 

4G Wi-Fi Hotspot

 

Hill Descent Control

 

18" polished aluminum wheels

 

Jet Black/Cobalt leather-appointed front seating

 

8" diagonal GMC Infotainment System with Navigation

 

 

DURALIFE brake rotors

CornerStep rear bumper

 

Projector headlamps with LED signature

 

4 USB ports

 

Transfer case shield

 

Remote vehicle starter system

 

Hill Descent Control

 

Bose Premium 7-Speaker Audio system

Vinyl floor covering

 

CornerStep rear bumper

 

17" cast aluminum wheels

 

Unique 17" Dark Argent metallic cast-aluminum wheels with painted accents

 

Power passenger seat

 

Unique 17" Dark Argent metallic cast-aluminum wheels with painted accents

 

Center console with wireless charging mat

 

 

Rear seat delete

 

Automatic locking rear differential (4WD models)

Body-color bumpers and grille surround

 

308 HP 3.6L Direct Injected V6

Transfer case shield

 

 

Spray-on bed liner with Denali logo

 

 

 

 

Leather-wrapped steering wheel

 

Carbon-fiber-inspired interior accents

 

8-speed automatic transmission

 

17" All-terrain Blackwall Tires

 

Heated leather-wrapped steering wheel

 

 

 

 

Aluminum interior trim

 

All-Terrain exclusive contrasting red stitching

 

Single-zone automatic climate control

All Terrain specific black grille center

 

Polished exhaust tip (V6 engine only)

 

 

Tilt/telescoping steering column

 

 

 

Body-color outside mirrors

 

 

 

EZ Lift and Lower locking tailgate

 

 

 

 

We Recommend :

Of all, we think the GMC Canyon SLE ($31,395) is the best value as it equipped with features like 8-inch touchscreen infotainment, 4G LTE Wi-Fi hotspot. Moreover, you can also option plenty of off-road goodies and advanced active safety features.

2017 GMC Canyon Extended Cab Engine

8.1/10
“The Canyon lineup features one of the quickest mid-size pickups we’ve tested to date. It can corner as well as any competitor, and its brakes hauled it down in a relatively short distance. Its handling is composed, capable, and more agile than that of full-size trucks.” - Edmunds

Engine and Transmission

The GMC Canyon accompanies three motor alternatives. Out of all, we will exhort avoiding the base 181 hp 2.5L normally suctioned I4. It feels iron deficient in such a vast vehicle and even a few cars can tow more than it. Next up is the throaty 3.6L V6. Its 308 bhp control yield and 275 lb-ft torque make the Canyon one of the snappiest truck in the market.

Models

GMC Canyon

Chevrolet Colorado

Toyota Tacoma

Nissan Frontier

MSRP

$21,800

$21,195

$25,200

$18,990

Engine

2.5L I4 DI DOHC engine

2.5L DI 4-cylinder engine

2.7L I4 DOHC

16-valve 4-cylinder engine

2.5-liter DOHC 16-valve 4-cylinder engine

Transmission

6-speed manual

6-speed manual

6-speed automatic

5-speed manual

Power

200 hp @ 6300 rpm

200 hp @ 6300 rpm

159 hp @ 5200 rpm

152 hp @ 5,200 rpm

Torque

191 lb-ft @ 4400 rpm

191 lb-ft @ 4400 rpm

180 lb-ft 3800 rpm

171 lb-ft @ 4400 rpm

For most of us, the V6 will fit the bill perfectly. However, if you want to use your GMC truck as a truck, a 2.8L Turbo Diesel inline-4 engine churning out 181 hp and an impressive 369 lb-ft of torque is on the menu.

While the base 2.5L gas engine comes mated to a 6-speed manual, the V6 is equipped with either a 6-speed automatic or an 8-speed automatic. For mud lovers, 4-wheel drive with locking differentials is on offer. However, if you are serious about escaping apocalypse, check out the hardcore Chevy Colorado ZR2.

Acceleration

The Canyon with the base 2.5L inline-4 does 0-60 in a yawningly slow 9.0 seconds. However, upgrade to the GMC Canyon 3.6L V6 with 308 hp and you will be rocketing to 60 mph from rest in a mere 6.3 seconds. It’s properly fast for such a large vehicle.

Models

GMC Canyon

Chevrolet Colorado

Toyota Tacoma

Nissan Frontier

0-60 MPH

9.0 sec

8.1 sec

9.8 sec

7.5 sec

Quarter mile

17.1 sec @ 82.4 mph

16.2 sec @ 84 mph

14.7 sec @ 91 mph

16.5 sec @ 90 mph

Engine

2.5L

2.5L

2.7L

2.5L

Emission

Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year

8.1

8.1

8.4

8.4

Ride and Handling

Despite being a ladder frame truck with rigid rear axle and leaf spring rear suspension, Canyon rides with surprising compliance. That does not mean it’s softly sprung because the Canyon can handle off-road roads without bottoming out. Even fast turns are executed flat despite the high ride height of this midsize truck.

Braking

The GMC Canyon gets 12.2-inch brakes on the front wheels and 12.7-inch brakes on the rear wheels. These brakes can haul the close to 4000 pounds Canyon from 60 to 0 in 121 feet. That’s second only to the Toyota Tacoma which can stop from 60 in 119 feet.

Model

GMC Canyon

Chevrolet Colorado

Toyota Tacoma

Nissan Frontier

Brake – front (in)

12.2

12.2

10.8

11.10

Brake Rear (in)

12.7

12.8

10.0

11.30

Curb Weight (lbs.)

3943

3986

4425

3785

60-0 MPH (ft.)

121

123

119

125

Towing Capacity

When it comes to hauling, this GMC midsize truck is right up with some full-size pickups. When equipped with the torquey 2.8L turbo diesel belting out 369 pounds-feet of torque, the Canyon can tow 7700 pounds. That’s up with the full-size trucks and better than all other competitors except its corporate cousin – the Chevy Colorado.

Model

GMC Canyon

Chevrolet Colorado

Toyota Tacoma

Nissan Frontier

Drive Train

RWD

RWD

RWD

RWD

Power Train

2.8L

3.6L

3.5L

4.0L

Weight (lbs.)

7700

7700

6800

6710

2017 GMC Canyon Extended Cab Fuel Economy

7.6/10

The Canyon with the base 2.5L inline-4 gas engine delivers 20 mpg in city and 26 mpg on the highway. The far more capable and recommended 3.6L V6 delivers 17 mpg in city and 24 on highway. Then comes the torquey turbo diesel delivering an impressive 20 mpg in city and 28 mpg on highway. However, you also have to factor in the $5000 premium you have to pay for the diesel at the dealer.

Model

GMC Canyon

Chevrolet Colorado

Toyota Tacoma

Nissan Frontier

Mpg city mpg

20

20

20

17

Mpg highway mpg

26

26

23

22

Mpg combine mpg

22

22

21

21

2017 GMC Canyon Extended Cab Interior

6.8/10
“One commonality of full-size pickups is a spacious interior, and the Canyon’s front-passenger space gets close to that of the big guys. Rear-seat roominess is midpack, and the top-tier Denali’s interior trim seems more mainstream than elite.” – Kelley Blue Book

Seating and Comfort

The GMC Canyon interior is more upscale than the Chevy Colorado with good quality materials and plenty of soft-touch surfaces. The front seats are large and supportive but since it’s a mid-size truck, it’s not as spacious as a full-size pickup. The rear seat backs are too upright in the Crew Cab models. There are plenty of in-cab storage space for stowing away laptops and bottles.

Model

GMC Canyon

Chevrolet Colorado

Toyota Tacoma

Nissan Frontier

Passenger capacity

4

4

4

4

Front (Head/Shoulder/Leg)

(In.)

41.4/57.5/45.0

41.4/57.5/45.0

39.7/58.3/42.9

39.7/58.3/42.4

Rear (Head/Shoulder/Leg)

(In.)

38.3/56.2/35.8

38.3/56.2/35.8

34.9/56.5/24.6

38.3/54.9/25.4

Infotainment System

All configurations of 2017 GMC Canyon comes equipped with Android Auto and Apple CarPlay. While the base 2017 GMC Canyon SL gets a 7-inch touchscreen infotainments system, a larger 8-inch touchscreen infotainment is available from Canyon SLE onwards. The top end Canyon Denali also gets 2D and 3D GPS navigation and a booming Bose 7-speaker audio system.

2017 GMC Canyon Extended Cab Exterior

8.1/10
“No question: The Canyon definitely looks like a smaller GMC Sierra. The big truck’s rectangular, indented wheel arches, large vertical grille, and distinctive headlights are all scaled down on this handsome pickup.” – Carconnection

The 2017 GMC Canyon looks like the Full-measure GMC Sierra pickup with same thick outside lines and comparable forcing grille. In any case, this being an average size truck is undeniably increasingly sensible inside the city. You can zest up the outsides with expansive wheels, a lot of dim or chrome complements, all-season tires and then some. Corner Step makes getting to the bed a breeze and splash on bed-liners are a choice.

Model

GMC Canyon

Chevrolet Colorado

Toyota Tacoma

Nissan Frontier

Curb Weight (lbs)

3943

3986

4425

3785

Length(in)

212.4

212.7

212.3

205.5

Width(in)

74.3

74.3

74.4

72.8

Height(in)

70.4

70.4

70.6

68.7

Ground clearance(in)

8.4

8.4

9.1

8.7

Wheel base(in)

128.3

128.3

127.4

125.9

Track width(in) F/R

62.4/62.4

62.4/62.4

63.0/63.2

61.8/61.8

Payload Capacity

The GMC Canyon comes with two bed sizes – the short bed and the long bed. The short bed measures 61.7 inches in length and is available only with Crew Cab. The long bed measures 74 inches and is available in both Crew Cab and Extended Cab. The GMC Canyon has a payload rating of 1316 pounds. That’s second only to the Nissan Frontier.

Model

GMC Canyon

Chevrolet Colorado

Toyota Tacoma

Nissan Frontier

Capacity (lbs)

1316

1228

1175

1496

2017 GMC Canyon Extended Cab Safety

7.4/10

While the 2017 GMC Canyon comes standard with basic safety features, active safety features like forward collision warning and lane-departure warning are only available with Driver Alert Package in Canyon SLE and Canyon SLT. The GMC Canyon Denali gets them as standard. Apart from these, the 2018 GMC Sierra comes with following safety features:

  • StabiliTrak electronic stability control system
  • All-speed traction control
  • Daytime Running Lamps
  • 6 airbags
  • Rear Vision Camera
  • Teen Driver
  • Tire Pressure Monitoring System

2017 GMC Canyon Extended Cab Competition

Chevy Colorado

The Chevy Colorado is the corporate cousin of the GMC Canyon and hence is similar mechanically. This means both trucks share same tow rating and deliver similar performance on the road. However, there is a difference. The Canyon moves upscale as it’s from the GMC brand with better interior materials and appointments. Also, a hardcore off-roader like the Colorado ZR2 is not offered by the GMC.

Toyota Tacoma

The Tacoma is surpassed by other mid-size trucks in terms of interior comfort, towing capacity and fuel efficiency. However, if you need an off-roader, few can match the all-terrain prowess of the Tacoma equipped with the TRD package. Add Toyota’s bulletproof reliability and strength to the mix and you have a truck that you can trust when crossing Martian terrain.

Nissan Frontier

The 2017 Nissan Frontier is outclassed by most rivals. Whatever you decide to compare - towing capacity, payload rating, comfort, fuel efficiency or on-road performance, all other mid-size trucks trump it. A low price tag and high predicted reliability rating do not do much to make this Nissan Mid-size truck a viable alternative.

2017 GMC Canyon Extended Cab Final Verdict

The GMC Canyon hits a sweet spot consolidating the capacity of a full-estimate truck in an unmistakably progressively reasonable measurement that is anything but difficult to putter about and stop inside the city. Over this, the Sierra gloats an agreeable, well-manufactured and sumptuously designated inside and a consistent ride.

It lacks a couple of dynamic security highlights and there is no bad-to-the-bone rough terrain prepared form on offer either. Besides, the torquey 2.8L Turbo Diesel costs a stout $5,000. All things considered, on the off chance that you needn't bother with the enormous capacity of a full-estimate pickup, the Canyon is exceedingly prescribed as it will spare you bunches of dollars and parking garage bothers.