2021 GMC Canyon

2021 GMC Canyon

If we can rely on the latest reports, it looks like GM plans to keep current-generation Canyon for several more years. However, as the competition is getting tougher these days, we are about to see an update before a complete overhaul. This refresh is expected to come with the 2021 GMC Canyon, which will come with a couple of novelties in terms of the styling, according to our reliable source. Other than that, things should remain pretty much the same.

Pros:

  • Upscale interior
  • Intuitive infotainment system
  • Great towing capacity
  • Amazing fuel economy with diesel engine

Cons:

  • Firm ride
  • Not the most comfortable seats in the class

Scorecard:

Styling:4
Features:4
Performance:4
Comfort & Quality:3
Safety:4
Critics Rating:3
Total:3.8

Exterior

2021 GMC Canyon Exterior

The upcoming update is about to bring some styling changes, according to the latest reports. Allegedly, this will be just a slight facelift, which will include a couple of tweaks, particularly at the front end. We should see a couple of revisions on the grille, bumper and similar areas.

All in all, the new looks should bring this truck closer to the recently redesigned Sierra. Still, don’t expect too much, as the redesign is also relatively near. The rear end probably won’t feature notable changes. Also, the thing we should mention is a new off-road version that is about to come, under the AT4 name. This model will come with several mechanical upgrades, similar to what we can see in the Chevy Colorado ZR2. Also, it will feature a couple of distinctive styling details.

Interior

2021 GMC Canyon Interior

The interior probably won’t feature any notable change, which isn’t a bad thing at all, as the Canyon features one of the nicest cabins in the class. Of course, it’s not on par with crossover-based Honda Ridgeline, but definitely features lots of hi-quality materials and pretty attractive dashboard design.

On the other side, we could see a couple of additions in terms of standard equipment, particularly in terms of safety features, as the current model seems a little bit short in this aspect.

Engines

2021 GMC Canyon Engine

The three familiar engine options will carry on in the 2021 GMC Canyon. Therefore, base versions will feature a 2.5-liter four-cylinder unit, which is good for about 200 horsepower. V6 options will be in the offer too. It is a familiar 3.6-liter unit that delivers around 310 horsepower, which ensures pretty impressive driving dynamics.

Those who seek for a work machine will like to hear that a 2.8-liter turbodiesel will remain in the offer as well. This engine is good for about 180 horsepower and 370 pound-feet of torque and ensures impressive fuel economy and towing ratings, some of the bests in the class.

2021 GMC Canyon Release Date and Price

Although with updates, the 2021 GMC Canyon probably won’t come much earlier than usual. We expect to see it sometime in the last quarter of next year. Base models should go around $22,500.

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