2020 GMC Canyon

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Despite being an upmarket version of the Chevrolet Colorado mid-size pickup, the GMC Canyon is still an affordable, no-nonsense option for truck buyers who don't need massive towing capacity or payload capability. The Canyon instead trades on practicality, with better gas mileage and maneuverability than any full-size truck.

Few changes come to the Canyon this year. An optional power-locking tailgate, a new tire-fill alert, and an updated infotainment system for higher trims is about all that's new for 2020.

The base engine remains a 2.5-liter 4-cylinder that makes 200 horsepower and 191 lb-ft of torque. It pairs to a 6-speed automatic. Like all available engines, rear-wheel drive is standard and four-wheel drive is available. Fuel economy is 20 mpg city, 26 highway, 22 combined mpg with rear-wheel drive, while opting for four-wheel drive drops those numbers slightly to 19/24/21 mpg.

The optional and far more popular choice is the 3.6-liter V-6. This engine generates a stout 308 horsepower and 275 lb-ft of torque, which is routed through an 8-speed automatic. The added power enables a maximum towing capacity of 7,000 pounds, though gas mileage dips a bit to 18/25/20 mpg and 17/24/19 mpg with two- and four-wheel drive, respectively.

A 2.8-liter turbodiesel is also on the options sheet. It churns out 186 horsepower and 369 lb-ft of torque; all that twisting force allows for a 7,700-pound towing capacity. This engine also delivers the highest gas mileage of the bunch, with the EPA rating it good for 20/30/23 mpg and 19/28/22 mpg for two- and four-wheel-drive models.

Active-safety features remain largely unavailable on the Canyon. A Driver Alert Package includes forward-collision and lane-departure warnings, but no automatic braking is available on any trim.

The NHTSA gives the Canyon four stars overall, with a three-star rollover rating. The IIHS gave the Canyon 'Acceptable'? ratings in front and side tests along with a 'Poor'? headlight score.
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Despite being an upmarket version of the Chevrolet Colorado mid-size pickup, the GMC Canyon is still an affordable, no-nonsense option for truck buyers who don't need massive towing capacity or payload capability. The Canyon instead trades on practicality, with better gas mileage and maneuverability than any full-size truck.

Few changes come to the Canyon this year. An optional power-locking tailgate, a new tire-fill alert, and an updated infotainment system for higher trims is about all that's new for 2020.

The base engine remains a 2.5-liter 4-cylinder that makes 200 horsepower and 191 lb-ft of torque. It pairs to a 6-speed automatic. Like all available engines, rear-wheel drive is standard and four-wheel drive is available. Fuel economy is 20 mpg city, 26 highway, 22 combined mpg with rear-wheel drive, while opting for four-wheel drive drops those numbers slightly to 19/24/21 mpg.

The optional and far more popular choice is the 3.6-liter V-6. This engine generates a stout 308 horsepower and 275 lb-ft of torque, which is routed through an 8-speed automatic. The added power enables a maximum towing capacity of 7,000 pounds, though gas mileage dips a bit to 18/25/20 mpg and 17/24/19 mpg with two- and four-wheel drive, respectively.

A 2.8-liter turbodiesel is also on the options sheet. It churns out 186 horsepower and 369 lb-ft of torque; all that twisting force allows for a 7,700-pound towing capacity. This engine also delivers the highest gas mileage of the bunch, with the EPA rating it good for 20/30/23 mpg and 19/28/22 mpg for two- and four-wheel-drive models.

Active-safety features remain largely unavailable on the Canyon. A Driver Alert Package includes forward-collision and lane-departure warnings, but no automatic braking is available on any trim.

The NHTSA gives the Canyon four stars overall, with a three-star rollover rating. The IIHS gave the Canyon 'Acceptable'? ratings in front and side tests along with a 'Poor'? headlight score.
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Retail Price

$22,200 - $44,300 MSRP / Window Sticker Price

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$1,168 - $3,275 Nat'l avg. savings off MSRP
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Engine 2.5L I-4
MPG 20 City / 26 Hwy
Seating 2 Passengers
Transmission 6-spd auto w/OD
Power 200 @ 6300 rpm
Drivetrain rear-wheel
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