The mid-size Canyon is capable to satisfy the needs of most buyers for the towing and loading gear. It also offers diverse options and a variety of powertrains. The turbodiesel version is best in the towing and delivers 30 mpg highway with the two-wheel drive. The Canyon can also be had with the four-cylinder and V-6 petrol power while offers slightly more luxurious trim options than the closely related Chevy Colorado.
So, the buyers who have the eye on the torque and efficiency the 2019 GMC Canyon Diesel will be the right pick for them. The engine performs smoothly and can tow more than average truck owner needs. GM also introduces some upgrades for the new model year. The new infotainment system comes with other upgrades which include new cameras, park assist, new power driver seats in some trims, new wheel design and color options.
2019 GMC Canyon Diesel: Design
The 2019 GMC Canyon Diesel applies the familiar design recipe and if you like the full-size Sierra the mid-size Canyon will also get your attention.
The model doesn’t bring refinements we saw on the all-new Sierra 1500 which will likely appear on the new generation version. The Canyon has tall grille which changes the pattern and finishes depending on the trim options and the pair of nice headlights also contribute to the look. The squared-off fenders also define the identity of the model although the redesigned Sierra softer them.
The Canyon returns in two cab styles, the extended and crew cab and the number of cargo beds is also two.
Inside the cabin, the Canyon is refined and the quality of materials is also very good. The controls are also well arranged and easy to use. GMC addressed some issues of the previous infotainment system and the new version has a more intuitive user interface, improved voice recognition, smartphone features, 4G LTE connection and more.
The model also receives the new six-way adjustable driver seat on SEL, All Terrain, SLT and Denali versions. The rear park assist is also available. The model also has standard heated and ventilated seats on the SLT and upper grades and buyers also can pick the perforated leather upholstery and more refinements.
2019 GMC Canyon Diesel: Performance, MPG
Everything counts but the 2.8-liter Duramax turbodiesel four-cylinder engine is what makes the difference in towing and efficiency. The engine also powers the Chevy Colorado and it is refined and capable performer. The engine comes in the combination with the six-speed automatic gearbox and provides 186 horsepower and 369 pound-feet of torque.
The Canyon Diesel performs well on the road and the well-weighted steering also helps. The optional off-road upgrades will boost the performance beyond the paved roads.
The Duramax powered Canyon comes with both two- and four-wheel-drive options. The two-wheel-drive version hits 30 mpg highway and 22 mpg city.
Depending on the configuration, the Canyon Diesel can tow between 7, 550 and 7, 700 pounds. In the load area, it can carry between 1, 389 and 1, 499 pounds.
2019 GMC Canyon Diesel: Availability, Price
The 2019 GMC Canyon Diesel will be available later in the year. The price won’t vary much from the current range.