There is no truck like a GMC Canyon. Easier to maneuver than larger trucks and more capable and versatile than any midsize pickup. A quiet cabin with comfortable seats. A high level of standard equipment. Premium materials and precision in engineering and design. New for 2016, Canyon adds the first Duramax diesel engine in a midsize pickup – at 31 MPG hwy16 it has the best fuel economy available in a pickup. Meet the 2016 Canyon: everything you want in a smart-sized pickup truck.


Other features include:


  • Power Driver Seat
  • CornerStep rear bumper
  • DuralifeTM brake rotors
  • Projector-beam headlamps with LED signature lighting
  • Electric power steering
  • Autotrac transfer case (4WD models)



  • Lane Departure Warning/Forward Collision Alert
  • EZ-Lift and Lower tailgate
  • IntelliLink with 8-inch-diagonal Color Touch Screen


Canyon’s cabin is precisely crafted, exceptionally quiet and comfortable, and designed to the highest standards — yours. Whether Extended Cab or Crew Cab, one look inside and it’s clear why this truck is redefining and refining the small pickup.

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The 2016 GMC Canyon mid-size truck has a comfortable interior highlighted with premium trim


The craftsmanship, attention to detail and premium materials are what you expect from all GMC vehicles including the Canyon.

  • Durable, soft-touch instrument panel
  • Aluminum trim
  • Contrasting stitching
  • Stain-resistant seat cloth
  • Dual-density seat foam that holds its shape longer and enhances comfort
  • Distinctive carbon-fiber-inspired trim and red stitching (All Terrain package)


2016 GMC Canyon small truck offers a large center console in a well crafted quiet cabin


Canyon’s interior is engineered to give you and your passengers an exceptional level of quiet. Features contributing to cabin quietness include:


  • Inlaid door design
  • Triple door seals
  • Shear-style body mounts
  • Liquid applied sound deadener

2016 GMC Canyon small pickup truck features easy to use steering wheel controls


Not only comfortable — functional as well. The 2016 Canyon provides exceptional storage, intelligently placed controls and driver-centric features including:


  • Large center console
  • Up to 4 USB ports3 and a 12V charging outlet
  • Controls that are large and easy to read


The Canyon was designed to be efficient and maneuverable, yet make a powerful and lasting first impression. From innovative cargo box features and a stronger foundation, to striking styling, Canyon is truly a standout among all trucks.


Canyon delivers an easy-to-use cargo box with plenty of functional features. Manage your cargo and protect your truck bed with:


  • The largest cargo box by volume in a midsized pickup
  • Integrated CornerStep rear bumper for easy access to the box
  • Available upper tie-downs can be placed in 13 locations to help you manage cargo of many shapes and sizes
  • Available accessories to help manage cargo of all shapes and sizes
  • Available EZ-Lift and Lower tailgate
  • Available spray-on bed liner


It’s the little things that set the Canyon apart. That’s abundantly clear with design details such as:

  • Projector-beam headlamps
  • LED-signature front lighting
  • Chrome grille surround
  • Chrome mirror caps and door handles on SLT models
  • Available All Terrain Package with distinctive carbon-fiber-inspired trim and red contrast stitching


The 2016 Canyon offers an engine lineup that delivers power and efficiency — because you shouldn’t have to compromise.

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Like the legendary Duramax V-8, Canyon’s available all-new Duramax 2.8L I-4 Turbo Diesel engine delivers abundant torque and horsepower—doing it all with stingy efficiency. The Duramax 2.8L features a variable-geometry turbocharger for optimal power and efficiency across the rpm band and a balance shaft for greater smoothness. It also features the best fuel economy in a truck at 22 city/31 highway16 MPG. Available on SLE and SLT Crew Cab models. Read more about Canyon Diesel Fuel economy on GMC Life.


Other Duramax features and specs:

  • 181 horsepower at 3400 rpm and 369 lb-ft of torque at 2000 rpm
  • Segment-first exhaust brake uses engine compression to slow the truck down, reducing the amount of conventional braking needed while driving downhill
  • Includes an integrated Trailer Brake Controller
  • B20 Biodiesel capable
  • Paired with a 6-speed automatic transmission

3.6L V6 (GAS)

Rated at 305 horsepower, the Canyon’s V6 offers an exceptional combination of power and fuel efficiency. EPA-estimated fuel economy is 18 city/ 26 highway for 2WD models and 17 city/24 highway for 4WD models. When equipped with the Max Trailering Package, it offers a max trailering rating of 7,000lbs4.

2.5L 4-cylinder (GAS)

Rated at 200 horsepower, Canyon’s 4-cylinder engine is the most powerful 4-cylinder in the segment. EPA-estimated fuel economy for models with an automatic transmission is 20 city/27 highway for 2WD models and 19 city/ 26 highway for 4WD models. A six-speed manual transmission is available on 2WD extended cab SL or base Canyon trim models.


This Ferritic Nitrocarburizing technology is a GM-exclusive patented process that hardens and strengthens rotors. DuralifeTM protects against corrosion and can double the life of the rotors compared to conventional rotors.


Stay confidently in command of your Canyon and whatever you may be hauling or trailering with these intelligent control features:


  • StabiliTrak® with Traction Control helps you stay on course, even during sudden maneuvers, by intelligently managing braking and throttle to help keep the vehicle on its intended path
  • Trailer Sway Control
  • Available Hill Descent Control allows for a controlled descent without use of the brake pedal
  • Available Automatic Locking Rear Differential for increased traction in low-speed situations


The 2016 Canyon small pickup offers technology to help you stay connected and in control.

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New for 2016 Canyon is Apple CarPlay.™5 It’s the smarter way to use your iPhone®. Now many of the functions you use your phone for—entertainment, communication and directions—appear on Canyon’s 8-inch diagonal color touch screen display.


Simply plug in your smartphone via USB3 and take advantage of these benefits:


  • Project your phone’s navigation, including traffic, into the 2016 Canyon’s IntelliLink display
  • Use voice recognition to make calls, send and receive texts and listen to music
  • Access calendar information, including times, addresses and contact information
  • Visit for more details.


OnStar offers available 4G LTE built-in Wi-Fi® hotspot so you stay connected to the internet and your favorite apps anywhere you go.6 It’s available and ready to connect to your devices on the go, giving you an integrated and customizable in-vehicle experience.


The standard Rear Vision Camera helps to provide clarity and peace of mind while maneuvering and parking your Canyon — even in the tightest of spots. It provides a view behind the vehicle, which is displayed in the radio screen.


The available 8-inch-diagonal Color Touch Radio with next-generation IntelliLink7 lets you customize your media and connect with unprecedented ease. Features include:

  • Natural language voice command
  • MyMedia connects media libraries from multiple devices
  • Customizable “Favorites” lets you save albums, songs, artists, destinations and contacts
  • Bluetooth® connectivity8
  • Smartphone integration for hands-free calling and phone book access
  • Ability to stream Pandora® Internet Radio9
  • Siri Eyes Free available for select iPhone users10


At every trim level, the GMC Canyon offers features to meet your needs. Explore your available options, and build a Canyon that’s all your own.

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Canyon Standard Content

Truly Professional Grade. Standard features include:


  • 2.5L I-4 engine with Direct Injection (except Crew Cab Long Box model)
  • 4-wheel antilock disc brakes with DURALIFE™ rotors
  • 6-speed automatic transmission (except 2WD extended cab base trim and SL trims)
  • Rear Vision Camera with dynamic guidelines
  • StabiliTrak® Stability Control
  • 16” Ultra Silver Metallic cast-aluminum wheels
  • Halogen projector-beam headlamps with LED signature lighting
  • Chrome CornerStep rear bumper
  • 4.2” diagonal color display, AM/FM stereo with USB port3 and auxiliary jack
  • Additional optional features


All of the Canyon standard equipment, plus these premium features:


  • 17” Blade Silver Metallic cast-aluminum wheels
  • Automatic locking rear differential (Standard 4WD models)
  • Front fog lamps
  • Power-adjustable, body color, manual-folding mirrors
  • EZ Lift & Lower tailgate
  • 8” diagonal Color-Touch Radio with IntelliLink7
  • OnStar 4G LTE6 (3mo/3GB whichever comes first)
  • Leather-wrapped steering wheel with audio controls
  • Additional optional features


SLT builds on the SLE trim with exceptional features, like:


  • 18” polished cast-aluminum wheels
  • Leather-appointed front seating
  • Heated driver and front-passenger seats
  • Remote vehicle starter system
  • Heated, power-adjustable, chrome, manual-folding mirror
  • 4-way power passenger front seat
  • Single-zone automatic climate control system
  • Sliding rear window
  • Additional optional features


Whether you want additional capability or a distinctive look, Canyon delivers. Choose from the Nightfall Edition, with a sleek monochromatic exterior and remote start, or the All Terrain Package with off-road suspension and Hill Descent Control. Whatever you’re looking for, Canyon elevates your driving experience.

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Nightfall Edition

Available on SLE crew cab models with black exterior, the Canyon Nightfall Edition delivers a dramatic monochromatic look with a black body color grille and 5” assist steps. It combines sought-after accessories with premium features, including:

  • Bright machined 18” aluminum wheels with polished argent inserts
  • Spray-on bedliner
  • Remote Start
  • Automatic HVAC
  • Polished exhaust tip

All Terrain Package

Available on the SLE trim with the Convenience Package:


  • Z71® Off-Road suspension package
  • 17” Dark Argent Metallic cast-aluminum wheels
  • Automatic locking rear differential (2WD models)
  • Hill Descent Control
  • Transfer case shield (4WD only)
  • Jet Black/Cobalt Red cloth heated front seats
  • 4-way power passenger front seat
  • Body-color CornerStep rear bumper
  • Additional optional features


The GMC Canyon offers state-of-the-art safety and Driver Alert technologies. These proven, innovative technologies help provide peace of mind for the unexpected. Safety features are no substitute for the driver’s responsibility to operate the vehicle in a safe manner. The driver should remain attentive to traffic, surroundings and road conditions at all times. Read the vehicle’s owner’s manual for more important safety information.

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Using cameras to watch where you may not be able to see, these available features let you know when you may be approaching another vehicle too quickly or when you’re leaving your driving lane:

  • Forward Collision Alert
  • Lane Departure Warning


  • Standard 6-month trial to OnStar®11
  • Service includes Automatic Crash Response, Turn-by-Turn Navigation12, Roadside Assistance, AtYourService, a link to emergency services, and Remote Door Unlock.
  • The OnStar Basic Plan, which is available for five years from vehicle delivery date, includes OnStar Vehicle Diagnostics, Dealer Maintenance Notification and access to RemoteLink® Key Fob Services.13


Your safety is very important to us. If you want to determine whether or not there is a recall on your current vehicle or on a vehicle you are considering, visit or call (888) 327-4236.


Standard on every 2016 GMC Canyon, GMC Pro Grade Protection has you truly protected with features and services including:

  • Two maintenance visits14
  • 3-year/36,000-mile Bumper-to- Bumper Limited Warranty15
  • 5-year/60,000-mile Powertrain Limited Warranty15
  • 5-Year/60,000-Mile Roadside Assistance & Courtesy Transportation15
  • 6 month trial of OnStar11
  • 5-year OnStar Basic Plan17
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