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The 2024 GMC Canyon is one of the most capable and impressive midsize trucks in the class. Unfortunately, the Canyon is often overlooked in favor of more popular choices, including the Toyota Tacoma, Ford Ranger, and Chevrolet Colorado. Still, the Canyon brings much of what many owners want in a midsize truck. When you want something a little better than the rest of the class, this GMC pickup could be the right choice.

Here are five reasons the Canyon is a fantastic midsize truck.

1. The 2024 GMC Canyon provides excellent practicality

Gone are the days of boring pickups without much character. This GMC midsize pickup has several qualities that make it easy to drive and enjoy every day, including:

  • Crew Cab build
  • Rear USB connections
  • Large rear bench seat
  • Room for four full-size adults
  •  Climate controls in the rear
  • Large truck bed with tie-down cleats

2. This pickup has an excellent powertrain

Every 2024 Canyon uses the same 2.7-liter turbocharged 4-cylinder high-output engine that delivers 310 horsepower and 430 lb-ft of torque through an 8-speed automatic transmission. This is enough power to handle towing up to 7,700 pounds and carrying as much as 1,600 pounds of payload. The Chevy Colorado and Jeep Gladiator are the only midsize trucks to match the towing figure.

Fuel mileage for the Canyon is 18 city/23 hwy mpg for the 2WD Elevation trim and drops to 17 city/20 hwy mpg in 4WD models.

Red 2024 GMC Canyon midsize truck taking on an intense off-road trail.
2024 GMC Canyon | GMC

3. GMC delivers great looks with a rugged and modern design

Midsize pickup trucks are more attractive than ever, and the 2024 GMC Canyon isn’t an exception. This impressive GMC truck has a rugged and tough exterior with:

  • A large grille
  • Recognizable GMC logos
  • LED headlights
  • An impressive stance
  • Rugged appearance qualities

Going inside, you’ll find large interior screens with several buttons and dials. This interior package mixes the benefits of modern tech and traditional controls. Enjoy the tech offered, which includes:

  • Wireless Apple CarPlay and Android Auto
  • Wireless charger
  • Google built-in

4. Every model is an off-road midsize truck with excellent off-road angles

When GM released the new generation Canyon, this truck took a huge leap into the off-road world. Every version is an off-road pickup with impressive angles to enable owners to easily  tackle the trails. The ground clearance and off-road angles of the Canyon are:

Ground clearance – 10.7 inches

Approach angle – 32.8 degrees

Departure angle – 24.5 degrees

Breakover angle – 20.9 degrees

The AT4X AEV model takes things further with a 1.5-inch lift, 35-inch tires, and upgraded hardware. These changes adjust the off-road angles to be:

Ground Clearance – 12.2 inches

Approach angle – 38.2 degrees

Departure angle – 26.0 degrees

Breakover angle – 26.9 degrees

5. The 2024 GMC Canyon comes in five trim levels

The trim levels for this GMC midsize pickup truck are Elevation, AT4, Denali, AT4X, and AT4X AEV. The Elevation model delivers the most affordable package and has good practicality, while the AT4 models have the most off-road features. Squeezed in between the three AT4 names is the Denali, which packages the luxury qualities associated with this trim name.

The specially made AT4X AEV brings features added by American Expedition Vehicles, including:

  • 17-inch wheels
  • Rugged skid plates
  • AEV steel bumpers

The 2024 GMC Canyon is a diamond among midsize trucks, offering qualities that make it attractive and useful.

Source: GMC Media