2023 GMC Canyon

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GMC Canyon highlights

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  • Powerful engine with a strong tow rating
  • Composed ride and handling on pavement and dirt
  • Spacious interior with an excellent driving position
  • Touchscreen interface is simple and easy to use


  • EPA estimates are slightly below average
  • Only comes in a crew cab with a short bed
  • Transmission sometimes changes gears frequently

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The 2023 GMC Canyon kicks off a new era of premium midsize trucks

The GMC Canyon is a midsize pickup truck that is based on the Chevrolet Colorado, but it uses more premium materials on the inside and features unique exterior styling. The 2023 Canyon marked the debut of its third generation. Highlights of the redesign include a roomier interior, a Google-based operating system, and a new turbocharged 2.7-liter four-cylinder engine. This new powertrain replaced the previous model's V6 and diesel engines.

The Canyon faces stiff competition from the Toyota Tacoma, Ford Ranger, Honda Ridgeline, and even its corporate cousin, the Chevy Colorado. Among other changes for 2023, a new off-road-focused AT4X trim was introduced. It includes features such as 33-inch mud-terrain tires and electronic locking front and rear differentials, plus improved ground clearance and climbing angles compared to the lower Canyon AT4 trim. Other highlights include better driver aids and a more modern-looking interior.

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Elevation 2WD 4D Crew Cab

Standard Features

  • ABS Brakes
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alloy Wheels
  • AM/FM Stereo
  • Android Auto
  • Apple CarPlay
  • Automatic Transmission
  • Auxiliary Audio Input
  • Bluetooth Technology
  • Cloth Seats
  • Cruise Control
  • Lane Departure Warning
  • Overhead Airbags
  • Power Locks
  • Power Mirrors
  • Power Windows
  • Rear View Camera
  • Satellite Radio Ready
  • Side Airbags
  • Smart Key
  • Traction Control
  • Turbo Charged Engine
  • Automated Cruise Control
  • Bed Cover
  • Bed Liner
  • Blind Spot Monitor
  • Front Seat Heaters
  • Lane Departure Warning
  • Leatherette Seats
  • Parking Sensors
  • Power Seat(s)
  • Rear Defroster
  • Remote Start
  • Running Boards
  • Sunroof(s)
  • Tow Hitch

Drive Wheels

Rear Wheel Drive (2WD)

Engine size




Torque (ft-lbs)


Engine type

Turbo Gas

Fuel capacity




Overall length




Leg room

F 45.2"/R 34.7"

Head room

F 40.3"/R 38.3"

Front tires


Rear tires


Seating capacity


Max towing capacity

770/7700 lbs.



5 reasons to buy the 2023 GMC Canyon

What We Like

Powerful engine: The new 310-horsepower engine had to replace three other engines and it appears to be a worthy successor. It offers more power and more torque (430 lb-ft) than all of the prior engines. The maximum towing capacity remains strong at 7,700 pounds.

More capable operating system: The GM operating system from the previous Canyon was no slouch, but the new Google-based system feels snappier and more capable and it can be wirelessly connected to Android Auto or Apple CarPlay®.

More off-road capable: The addition of the new AT4X model shows that GMC is serious about improving the Canyon's off-road credentials. You'll be able to take your truck farther off the beaten path than ever before.

What Needs Improvement

Limited configurations: One of the perks of buying a truck is the smorgasbord of options and configurations to choose from. While most people will likely buy the crew cab with the 5.5-foot bed, those who need a larger bed or prefer a regular cab will need to look elsewhere. That said, this may change in subsequent years, as GMC may change its mind.

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Ratings & reliability

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RepairPal gave the GMC Canyon an overall reliability rating of 4 out of 5 stars, which RepairPal describes as Excellent. This rating ranks GMC Canyon 2nd out of 9 among Midsize Trucks.

RepairPal reports that the average total annual cost for repairs and maintenance on a GMC Canyon is $426, compared to an average of $459 for Midsize Trucks and $619 for all the vehicles RepairPal considered in its dataset.

According to RepairPal, GMC Canyon owners bring their vehicles into a repair shop for unscheduled repairs an average of 0.6 times per year, compared to an average of 1.1 times for Midsize Trucks and 1.4 times for all the vehicles RepairPal considered in its dataset.

RepairPal reported that the probability of a repair being a severe or major issue is 12% for the GMC Canyon, compared to an average of 13% for Midsize Trucks and 12% for all the vehicles RepairPal considered in its dataset.

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