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Everyone’s talking about the off-road credentials of the new 2023 GMC Canyon, and you can see why. This midsize truck takes an impressive leap forward to be a serious challenger for off-road dominance in its class. That said, it’s also important to notice the features that make this truck the GMC pickup you want to drive.

What exterior changes does the 2023 GMC Canyon midsize truck offer?

Black 2023 GMC Canyon Denali in a showroom
2023 GMC Canyon Denali | GMC

Motor Authority tells us that all models of this pickup feature full LED lighting, which is something the Chevy Colorado does not offer. The design isn’t as smooth as the previous model, giving us a blunt front end and square grille. This new Canyon will be the first to have a sunroof, which hasn’t made its way to the midsize truck class until now.

The cargo area, or bed, of this GMC truck, features eight standard tie-downs with an option for nine more if desired. The truck bed also features six 2×6-inch pockets and four 2×8-inch bed pockets making it much easier to divide the bed and keep your stuff where you want it.

Is the GMC Canyon tailgate worth mentioning?

Tailgate 2023 GMC Canyon AT4X
Tailgate 2023 GMC Canyon AT4X | GMC

You bet it is. The new tailgate for this midsize truck features a halfway-up position. This allows longer loads of up to 500 pounds to be carried in the rear. This GMC Canyon tailgate also features a water-tight storage cubby built in for some drinks or items you need to stay dry. This special tailgate is optional for the base Elevation trim but standard on all other models.

How big are the screens in the 2023 GMC Canyon?

The Elevation and AT4 models of this midsize truck feature an eight-inch digital gauge cluster. Move to the Denali or AT4X trims, and this screen grows to be 11.0-inches in size. All models have an 11.3-inch touchscreen infotainment system with wireless connectivity functions.

When you choose the Denali or AT4X trims, you receive a 6.3-inch head-up display.

What interior colors will you find in this GMC truck?

2023 GMC Canyon AT4X Interior
GMC Canyon AT4X Interior | GMC

All trims of the 2023 GMC Canyon will have one interior color scheme each at the launch of this truck. More options will arrive later, giving buyers the desired selection. The color schemes you’ll find are:

  • Elevation – all-black
  • AT4 and Denali – black with brown trim
  • AT4X – red and white accents with white door grab handles

Is the 2023 GMC Canyon a safe midsize truck?

All models of the Canyon come equipped with an impressive array of safety features. These items include:

  • Automatic emergency braking
  • Pedestrian detection
  • Active lane control
  • Automatic high beams

Optional additional safety features are:

  • Blind-spot monitoring
  • Rear cross-traffic braking
  • Adaptive cruise control
  • Surround-view camera system

Unfortunately, the Super Cruise feature is not an option for the new Canyon.

Is the new GMC Canyon a good truck?

White 2023 GMC Canyon AT4 posed
2023 GMC Canyon AT4 | GMC

If you’re looking for a midsize truck with a serious off-road focus, the 2023 GMC Canyon is the truck you want to drive. All trims have impressive equipment for heading out on the trails. This truck is also a good choice for a daily ride to wherever you need to go.

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