2022 GMC Canyon Extended Cab

MSRP $45,000 Est.

Ranked #12 in Midsize Pickup-truck

2022 GMC Canyon Extended Cab Price, Review, Ratings and Pictures

Updated on: October 18, 2021

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GMC Canyon is essentially a premium Colorado and it is targeted at the urban and family buyers in order to provide them with an opulent experience of owning a truck. The Canyon shares similar underpinnings as the Chevrolet Colorado but comes with a softer suspension for a better ride and a more luxuriously appointed cabin. It’s an apt fit for buyers looking for a family hauler. 

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Pros

Classic truck style

Powertrain choices

Decent handling characteristics

Cons

Expensive diesel variant

Weak base engine

Cramped interior space

What's New?

High Elevation Package is now called the Elevation Premium Package

No major changes


Features

vehicle bio

base price

$45000

bodystyle

dr Extended Cab

warranty

roadside assistance

No


Pictures & Videos


Trims

Base$45,000 Est. onwards

Colors and Styles

2022 GMC Canyon Extended Cab in Cayenne Red Metallic color
Cayenne Red Metallic

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

Expert Review, Pricing Analysis and Buying Guide


There is not a lot that has been changed for 2022 MY, as the GMC Canyon Extended Cab is already a pretty solid vehicle that ticks all the boxes for most of the buyers. The only thing though we would have liked if the truck came with Automatic Emergency Braking as standard. In its segment, it rivals the likes of 2022 Chevrolet Colorado Extended Cab, 2022 Toyota Tacoma Access Cab, and 2021 Ford Ranger SuperCab.

2022 GMC Canyon Extended Cab Features

The new GMC Canyon Extended Cab comes only in two trims which are Elevation Standard and Elevation. While the base Elevation standard starts at around $27,995 for a base 2.5L Inline-4 engine with a 2WD layout, the prices tend to increase swiftly with the bigger engines and more specced trims. In the Elevation standard, you get 18-inch alloy wheels, a 7.0-inch touchscreen infotainment system with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, 4-way power-adjustable driver's seat, and a tilt-adjustable steering wheel. 

The Elevation trim comes for $31,495 which is a premium of $400 from the last year and while there aren’t any notable additions in the feature list, you still get a Remote locking tailgate, LED fog lights, leather-wrapped tilt, and telescopic steering wheel and sliding rear window. Both the trims can be had with a base 2.5L I4 engine or an optional 3.6L V6 engine with a 2WD or 4WD drivetrain.

Model

Elevation Standard

Elevation

MSRP (2WD) (2.5L I-4)

$27,995

$31,495

MSRP (2WD) (3.6L V6)

$29,080

$32,680

MSRP (4WD) (3.6L V6)

$32,995

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Key Features

18.0-inch alloy wheels

Adds to Elevation Standard features

 

7.0-inch touchscreen infotainment system

Remote locking tailgate

 

Apple CarPlay and Android Auto smartphone integration

LED fog lights

 

Tilt steering wheel

Leather-wrapped Tilt and telescopic steering wheel

 

4-way power-adjustable driver's seat

Sliding rear window

Which Trim should you buy?

For us, it’s the Elevation that makes more sense as at a diminutive price difference, you get an opulent and finely curated cabin with more creature comfort features to make your life inside the truck easier. We are pretty much sure that with dealer discounts on the higher trims, the price difference between the two models will be reduced even further, making it a practical option. 

Release Date

The 2022 GMC Canyon Extended Cab is already available in the market. It has minimal changes to its name and with the truck already open for orders, you can get your hands on one, now.

2022 GMC Canyon Extended Cab Engine and Performance

As standard under the hood of the GMC Canyon is a 2.5L inline-4 motor which is good enough for producing 200hp and 191 lb-ft of torque. While this could be enough for a sedan or a hatchback may be, but for a truck that is required to pull a lot of stuff and even carry some on its bed, this engine feels quite lethargic and slow. This is paired to a 6-speed automatic and while it allows you to rev every bit of power out from that motor, it is still not a very nice feeling as the motor groans in pain as you start to push it. 

So we will recommend you to just ignore that there is a 2.5L I4 engine available for purchase and instead just straight ahead to the 3.6L V6 which produces 308hp and 275 lb-ft. This engine is paired with an eight-speed automatic. The V6 engine is optional on the Elevation Standard and Elevation trims. It makes the Canyon one of the quickest midsize pickups in its category. You also have a diesel variant and it will be reviewed separately.

On bumpy and unpaved roads, the 2022 GMC Canyon Extended Cab is very capable and will soak up most imperfections while muting harshness. At highway speeds, the Canyon is stable and relaxed. Around town, its smaller dimensions and agility aid maneuverability. Without a doubt, the truck is slowing-moving and takes 8.5 seconds to the 60mph mark. Even its braking capabilities are noteworthy and the GMC can come to a halt in 119ft when decelerating from the 60mph mark. 

Models

2022 GMC Canyon Extended Cab

2022 Chevrolet Colorado Extended Cab

2022 Toyota Tacoma Access Cab

2021 Ford Ranger Super Cab

MSRP

$26,800

$25,200

$27,000

$24,820

Engine 

2.5L Inline-4

2.5L Inline-4

2.7L Inline-4

2.3L turbo Inline-4

Drivetrain

2WD

2WD

2WD

2WD

Transmission

6-speed automatic

6-speed automatic

6-speed automatic

10-speed automatic

Power 

200 hp @ 6300 rpm

200 hp @ 6300 rpm

159 hp @ 5200 rpm

270 hp @ 5500 rpm

Torque

191 lb-ft @ 4400 rpm

191 lb-ft @ 4400 rpm

180 lb-ft @ 3800 rpm

310 lb-ft @ 3000 rpm

0-60 MPH (sec)

8.5

8.4

9.4

6.8

Quarter mile (sec)

16.5

16.2

17

15.2

Top Speed (MPH)

132

135

110

140

The Ford Ranger SuperCab is the most powerful here and produces 270hp and 310lb.-ft of torque while having pretty much the same engine size as everyone else. And unsurprisingly it is also the quickest car here from 0-60mph, thanks to the turbocharger. On the other hand, it’s the Tacoma which is the slowest thanks to its extremely lazy and slow motor and obviously the least power figures as well. Even though Tacoma has a larger engine than the GM twins, it produces quite feeble power and torque and takes 9.4 seconds to the 60mph mark. Even in the quarter-mile run, it is at least half a second slower than all of its rivals.

2022 GMC Canyon Extended Cab Fuel Economy

The 2.5-liter Inline-4 base engine returns 19/25/22 mpg in the city/highway/combined driving cycles with 2WD drivetrain configuration, while the four-wheel-drive model reigns with an 18/24/23 mpg rating for city, highway, and combined driving scenarios respectively. While most people prefer to go with the 3.6L V6 paired with the 8-speed automatic transmission, it does get a lower fuel economy rating of 17 mpg city, 24 highway, 19 combined for the four-wheel-drive variants. Additionally, it also gets a sizable fuel tank that can hold around 21-gallons of fuel and bestows a class-leading range of 462 miles. 

Models

2022 GMC Canyon Extended Cab

2022 Chevrolet Colorado Extended Cab

2022 Toyota Tacoma Access Cab

2021 Ford Ranger Super Cab

MPG (City)

19

19

20

21

MPG (Highway)

25

25

23

26

MPG (Combined)

22

22

21

23

Fuel Capacity (Gallons)

21

21

21.1

18

Range (City/Highway/Combined, in Miles)

399/525/462

399/525/462

422/485.3/443.1

378/468/414

The 2021 Ranger is the most powerful truck and it is also the most fuel-efficient one thanks to Ford’s legendary EcoBoost engine. But despite being the most frugal, it has the least driving range thanks to a smaller fuel tank that can hold 18-gallons only. It’s the Chevrolet and GMC cousins thus which are the most practical in terms of driving range despite being less on economy figures. Tacoma loses out in terms of fuel economy as well. It has a slightly larger tank than the GM twins and though its range is noteworthy, the Toyota truck falls short by almost 20 miles than the segment leaders.

2022 GMC Canyon Extended Cab Interior

GMC is like a more elegant sister of Chevrolet. While Chevy makes trucks that are pretty functional, GMC adds a touch of opulence to it. Somewhat similar is the case with Canyon and Colorado. While you will find a lot of design elements inside the Canyon that are similar to that of Colorado, the former’s cabin is still altogether a better place to be in. Easy-to-use dials and knobs stud the center stack, but the tall and wide vents squeeze the small touchscreen like mob enforcers to a CI. Plastic toggle switches for accessory equipment on the center stack are handy and accessible, but they look cheap in pricier trim levels. 

There are a lot of hits and misses in terms of interior design and while it is pretty decent for most of the jobs, there is certainly no wow factor in this cabin. The front seats though are extremely comfortable and wonderfully spacious. They come with power adjustability and can be configured to suit people of any body shape and size. The extended cab is not the biggest cabin one can have with the Canyon and while it is theoretically a five-seater, the rear seat space is not really a lot. If you want to seat three people at the back, then we recommend you get the Canyon Crew Cab version as for this, the extended cab can only fit two at max in the rear row.

Models

2022 GMC Canyon Extended Cab

2022 Chevrolet Colorado Extended Cab

2022 Toyota Tacoma Access Cab

2021 Ford Ranger Super Cab

Seating Capacity

4

4

4

4

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

41.4/57.5/45

41.4/57.5/45

39.7/58.3/42.9

39.8/56.6/43.1

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

36.7/57.3/28.6

36.7/57.3/28.6

34.9/56.5/24.6

35.9/55.2/30.4

Cargo Capacity (cu ft)

49.9

49.9

N/A

51.8

Coming to the numbers, all trucks can seat four passengers, but it is clearly the GMC and Chevrolet Colorado Extended Cab which have the best in class space in the front row and even the second row for that matter. It's the Tacoma which is pretty much the smallest car here and it also has the most cramped cabin. Ford Ranger SuperCab offers the most voluminous trunk of 51.8 cubic feet and it comes with a slightly spacious second row too.

Standout interior features: 

  • Power adjustable front seats
  • Single-zone automatic AC
  • Heated front seats
  • Cloth upholstery
  • Leather-wrapped and heated steering wheel
  • Full floor console with a covered box

What’s there to keep you entertained?

The 7-inch display unit continues to hold its relevance in the 2022 GMC Canyon Extended Cab as well. While the infotainment system is attractive and intuitive, with standard features such as Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, it is a tad bit small and we would’ve liked a bigger screen with a better layout. The screen is easy to use, with rubberized knobs for volume and tuning and redundant hard buttons for quick operation. The upper models do get an 8-inch touchscreen and that also comes with a 4G LTE wifi hotspot and it feels better than the base unit. 

Standout infotainment features on the 2021 GMC Canyon Extended Cab include: 

  • 4G LTE Wi-Fi Hotspot capable internet access
  • SiriusXM AM/FM/HD/Satellite with seek-scan
  • 7-speaker Bose sound system
  • Steering wheel mounted audio controls
  • Apple CarPlay and Android Auto\
  • USB Connection

2022 GMC Canyon Extended Cab Exterior

Well, the 2022 GMC Canyon Extended Cab does look pretty smart and it does turn quite a few heads. It looks more civilized and charming when compares to its cousin from Chevrolet, Colorado, which gets an athletic fascia. The Canyon is designed for the urban jungle and thus has a lot of chrome treatment all over its face and even the sides as well. 

The bulging wheel arches cut to a square, the bulging hood brooding like a brow over the broad rectangular grille, the corner bed step—all these classic GMC truck shapes look right on the Canyon. Honestly, it’s not a very striking design and we aren’t even a fan of the way it looks. It's just plain vanilla and does its job of blending with the urban traffic quite well. 

Models

2022 GMC Canyon Extended Cab

2022 Chevrolet Colorado Extended Cab

2022 Toyota Tacoma Access Cab

2021 Ford Ranger Super Cab

Curb Weight (lbs.)

3,932

3,950

3,915

4,145

Length (inches)

212.4

212.7

212.3

210.8

Width (inches)

74.3

74.3

74.4

73.3

Height (inches)

70.4

70.4

70.6

70.9

Ground Clearance (inches)

8.4

8.4

9.1

8.4

Wheelbase (inches)

128.3

128.3

127.4

126.8

By dimensions, both the Canyon and Colorado are pretty much the biggest trucks here while the Tacoma Access Cab is literally holding on to the tail in terms of size. Again it's the Ranger which is the smallest one here with a relatively smaller footprint but nevertheless, it has a better road presence. It is also the heaviest weighing 4,145 lbs. The GMC and Chevrolet on the other hand, get the longest wheelbases of 128.3 inches, but it is the Toyota that fairs well when ground clearance is concerned. 

 Standout exterior features:

  • Projector headlights w/ DRLs
  • Fog lamps
  • Heated and power-adjusted side mirrors w/ driver spotter mirror
  • EZ Lift tailgate w/ power locks
  • Chrome grille
  • Cargo Bed

2022 GMC Canyon Extended Cab Safety

Safety is not really a thing that you would like to talk about while showcasing your new Canyon to your friends. NHTSA gave the 2021 Canyon Extended Cab four stars in crash test results, and the IIHS echoed that with a “Marginal” rating for withstanding front-end collisions on the passenger side. The IIHS also dinged it for “Poor” headlights. Combined that with the lack of automatic emergency braking and the Canyon loses a lot of points there.

Yet it does get some modern and hi-tech features. Some of the standout safety specifications include: 

  • Electronic stability
  • Forward Collision Alert
  • Traction control
  • Teen Driver technology
  • Rear Park Assist
  • HD Rear Vision Camera
  • Lane Departure Warning

2022 GMC Canyon Extended Cab Competition

2022 GMC Canyon Extended cab vs 2022 Chevrolet Colorado Extended cab

The GMC Canyon Extended Cab and the Chevrolet Colorado Extended Cab are pretty much the same vehicles under the skin. There is really not a lot distinguishing between the two as they come with the same powertrain and hardware. While the looks are purely subjective, we certainly feel that Colorado looks a bit better and more muscular design at its disposal and is also slightly cheaper. While the interior in the Canyon is notches ahead of that of Colorado, we would still prefer Chevy for its sheer value to money and butch looks.

2022 GMC Canyon Extended Cab vs 2022 Toyota Tacoma Access Cab

Toyota Tacoma Access Cab has earned itself the reputation of being indestructible, thanks to its elder brother, the Toyota Hilux. That is the reason why most of the buyers prefer the Tacoma over any other truck as it is reliable and works perfectly even when not taken care of. The Tacoma does miss out on a lot of creature comfort features but it is a pretty versatile and tough truck. Even though it is underpowered and has poor fuel economy, the reliability of Toyota is where its uniqueness lies. 

2022 GMC Canyon Extended Cab vs 2021 Ford Ranger SuperCab

The Ford Ranger SuperCab is more powerful, more fuel-efficient and altogether a better value for money offering if we compare it against the Canyon Extended Cab. We agree that it is nowhere as premium as the Canyon and also the space inside the cabin is lesser in the Ranger. But as a work truck, the Ranger makes more sense as it can take more abuse than the Canyon and is also capable of pulling heavier loads.

2022 GMC Canyon Extended Cab Final Verdict

The GMC Canyon has always been a pretty capable truck and it is certainly the most civilized one too if we talk about the competition. Though it has a lot of rough edges and the base 2.5L I4 engine isn’t the one we would want to drive any day, the optional list is pretty expansive and that makes the 2022 Canyon Extended Cab a pretty exciting buy. The only thing being, it is a pretty expensive truck and while it can make a good recreational vehicle for the family, for the trucking job though, there are better trucks in the market.