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2018 GMC Canyon Overview

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The 2018 GMC Canyon is built to perform, but it offers more than just capability. Its diesel engine earns a best-in-class fuel economy rate of 30 mpg on the highway. This mid-size truck offers capability and efficiency under its hood, with comfort inside the cabin.


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2018 GMC Canyon

What’s New for the 2018 GMC Canyon?

While the primary structure of the GMC Canyon has remained the same, there are a few new additions to the 2017 model. The 2018 GMC Canyon now comes standard with a washer fluid level sensor across all trim levels, including the Denali. Drivers can also opt for available leather-appointed front seating on the All Terrain; this seating is in Jet Black with Cobalt Red stitching.

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2018 GMC Canyon Exterior

Designed with a standout, rugged exterior, the 2018 GMC Canyon stands out in its segment. Sitting on a bold frame, the Canyon offers several cab and bed configurations. Drivers can choose between the extended cab model (6-foot 2-inch bed), crew cab (5-foot 2-inch bed), and the longer crew cab (6-foot 2-inch bed). For a unique look, the Denali offers a one-of-a-kind chrome grill to distinguish it from its counterparts in the segment.

The 2018 GMC Canyon is available in eight exterior colors: Dark Slate Metallic, Cardinal Red, Quicksilver Metallic, Summit White, Onyx Black, Red Quartz Tintcoat, Marine Blue Metallic, and Satin Steel Metallic.

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Exterior features available on the 2018 GMC Canyon SL

  • Corner Step rear bumper, LED signature projector-type headlamps, Cargo area lamps, Daytime running lamps, Manual-folding mirrors, 16-inch Ultra Silver Metallic cast aluminum wheels

Exterior features available on the 2018 GMC Canyon
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  • Same exterior features as the SL-

Exterior features available on the 2018 GMC Canyon SLE
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  • Body-color door handles, Front fog lamps, Spotted mirror, Manual-folding body-color mirrors, EZ-Lift and Lower tailgate, 17-inch Blade Silver Metallic cast aluminum wheels

Exterior features available on the 2018 GMC Canyon SLT
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  • Power-adjustable heated chrome mirrors, Chrome door handles, Sliding rear window, 18-inch polished cast aluminum wheels

Exterior features available on the 2018 GMC Canyon Denali
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  • Polished exhaust tip, Trailering Package

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2018 GMC Canyon Performance

When buying your 2018 GMC Canyon, there are a few engines to choose from. The base trim comes standard with a 2.5-liter I4 DI DOHC engine, paired to a six-speed manual transmission. This combination produces 200 horsepower and 191 lb-ft of torque. Available on the Canyon is a 3.6-liter V6 VVT engine; this engine becomes standard on the SLT. Paired to a six-speed automatic transmission, the V6 earns 308 horsepower and 275 lb-ft of torque. The SLT and above trims also offer a 2.8-liter Duramax diesel engine.

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2018 GMC Canyon Efficiency

The 2018 GMC Canyon stands out in its segment’s fuel economy ratings. Its standard 2.5-liter engine earns drivers up to 26 MPG on the highway and 19 MPG in the city. If you decide to upgrade to the V6, fuel economy will shift to 18/25 MPG City/Highway. However, the diesel is truly where the Canyon shines; its 3.6-liter diesel engine earns a best-in-class fuel economy rating for its segment, with up to 30 MPG on the highway at 22 MPG in the city.

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2018 GMC Canyon Interior

With seating for up to five passengers, this four-door pickup offers premium features throughout the cabin. Advanced audio comes standard with a six-speaker system and GMC IntelliLink Radio, equipped with a 7-inch diagonal color touch screen. The base trim also offers Bluetooth streaming, Android Auto, Apple Carplay, and an auxiliary jack. If you’re interested in upgrading your sound even further, the Denali offers a Bose seven-speaker audio system, equipped with a touchscreen and navigation system.

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Interior features available on the 2018 GMC Canyon SL

  • Interior: Four-way power driver’s seat, Single-zone manual air conditioning, Center dome interior lighting, Manual tilt steering column, Manual day/night rearview mirror, Driver information display, Black vinyl floor covering, Two-way manual passenger seat
  • Radio and Technology: Six-speaker audio system, GMC IntelliLink Radio with 7-inch diagonal color touch-screen. USB ports, Auxiliary jack, Bluetooth streaming audio, App Shop, Android Auto and Apple CarPlay Capability

Interior features available on the 2018 GMC Canyon
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  • Interior: Floor carpeting, floor mats

Interior features available on the 2018 GMC Canyon SLE
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  • Interior: Aluminum interior trim, Soft-touch instrument panel materials, Cruise control, Front dual reading lights, Manual tilt and telescopic steering column, Mounted audio controls on leather-wrapped steering wheel, Illuminated sliding vanity mirrors, Auto-dimming rearview mirror, Overhead console, Multi-color driver info display
  • Radio and Technology: AM/FM/SiriusXM stereo, Two USB charging ports, Remote keyless entry, OnStar Basic Plan for five years, MyLink radio with 8-inch diagonal touch screen

Interior features available on the 2018 GMC Canyon SLT
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  • Interior: Single-zone automatic air conditioning, Heated driver and front passenger seats, Four-way power-front passenger seat, Passenger and driver seats lumbar control
  • Radio and Technology: Remote vehicle start system

Interior features available on the 2018 GMC Canyon Denali
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  • Radio and Technology: Bose seven-speaker audio system, Touch screen with Navigation system, Forward Collision Alert, Lane Departure Warning

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2018 GMC Canyon Safety

The 2018 GMC Canyon’s Teen Driver mode allows parents to monitor their teen’s driving progress, even from a distance. The system allows parents to set regulations for their teen, including speed restrictions and volume limits. The vehicle also comes with a theft-deterrent system, helping to protect your Canyon even when you’re not around.

Standard Safety Features on the 2018 GMC Canyon

  • Rear Vision Camera
  • Duralife four-wheel antilock disc brakes
  • StabiliTrak stability control system
  • Electronic traction control
  • Teen Driver mode
  • Theft-deterrent system
  • Tire Pressure Monitoring System

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Model Overview: 2017 GMC Canyon