Autoweek Best of the Best/Truck: 2015 GMC Canyon
Trucks speak to a different part of the brain than cars, where the desire for power and road chops meets the need for utility and good ol’-fashioned dirt-under-the-fingernails grunt. That’s part of the reason we’re giddy to give the 2015 GMC Canyon the award. It’s truly a truck in the most honest sense of the word—with a roughly 1,500-pound payload in all trims and up to 7,000 pounds of towing ability—but refuses to forego the requirements a modern buyer has in a vehicle: refinement, modern conveniences and amenities, high-quality build, practicality and style.
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Perhaps more importantly, GMC puts all that trucky goodness into a palatably sized package. We hesitate calling it small; as one editor pointed out, the Canyon sports a longer wheelbase than a first-gen GMT800 Sierra. Nevertheless, it’s a far cry from the gargantuan half-ton trucks running around these days like mini-Macks. “To me, the Canyon is the right size for a truck,” said one tester. “Modern full-sizers often feel too big to be really useful both as commuters and as trucks.” Every staffer echoed the sentiment: The Canyon is the perfect size.
It also helps the Canyon’s cause that it’s one handsome truck, stylish yet still sturdy looking, and blows away the yawner that is its platform-mate, the soporific Chevrolet Colorado. Where the Chevy offers perhaps a bit more value, the GMC is brimming with a near-luxury experience. It’s startlingly quiet inside, with a lush feel about the cabin and rich appointments throughout.
For General Motors and for the wider buying public, the Canyon is as important an entry as we’ve seen in a long time. It marks the exciting return to the American compact-truck market, and we couldn’t be more pleased to call it a winner.
By Autoweek Editors
We here at HRBG we have seen them “fly off the shelves”! Here’s a link to our current Canyon inventory. People really love this truck. It’s GMC gold! It’s a gorgeous and professional grade. Here’s a walk around video Jon, the GMC go to guy, made of one of our GMC Canyons. Don’t forget we can custom order GMC’s so if you have that perfect truck in mind, but don’t see it in inventory we can still make it happen. 🙂 If you have any questions about the GMC Canyon please call or text our VIP team 479-289-5418. You can also email firstname.lastname@example.org. He knows everything about the new GMC lineup.