2021 GMC Canyon at Jack Carter Chev in Calgary, Alberta

When it comes to pickup trucks, you can rarely find one that checks off all the boxes. Style and luxury take a backseat to power and capability, while midsize trucks often struggle to even provide the latter—but not the 2021 GMC Canyon. Thanks to its smart and stylish design, along with an array of hard-working engine options, this midsize pickup brings it all to the table. Learn more about the 2021 GMC Canyon with your source for all things Chevrolet, Buick, and GMC in Alberta: Jack Carter Chevrolet GMC.

Design

The strong, muscular design of the 2021 GMC Canyon amounts to a sneak peek at the power found under its sculpted hood, while no shortage of details back up this promise—like the body coloured-grille and black painted 18” wheels found on the Canyon Elevation. New for 2021, the Canyon AT4 is a seriously off-road ready pickup, with 31” Goodyear® Wrangler Duratrac® tires and red recovery hooks adding both form and function, while the most luxurious trim level—the Canyon Denali—sports a redesigned grille along with no shortage of chrome accents. 

Of course, there’s a lot of substance as well as style, with available features like an EZ-Lift and Lower Tailgate with Remote Locking, spray-in bedliner, and 5” Chrome Assist Steps ensuring the Canyon gets the job done (and looks good doing it). Inside the 2021 GMC Canyon, luxurious touches abound; an amazingly quiet cabin features incredibly comfortable seats with a ton of cargo space, like the under-seat storage found under the rear-folding split bench seat in all Crew Cab models. Elevating the interior of the Canyon Denali are perforated leather-appointed front seats, with Ash-Wood trim and accents providing the proverbial cherry on top.

2021 GMC Canyon Dimensions

Cab/box-styleFront head room Front leg roomSecond-row head roomSecond-row leg roomPassenger capacity
Extended Cab, Long Box1,052 mm/ 41.40 in1,143 mm/ 45.00 in932 mm/ 36.70 in726 mm/ 28.60 in4
Crew Cab, Short Box1,052 mm/ 41.40 in1,143 mm/ 45.00 in973 mm/ 38.30 in909 mm/ 35.80 in5
Crew Cab, Long Box1,052 mm/ 41.40 in1,143 mm/ 45.00 in973 mm/ 38.30 in909 mm/ 35.80 in5
Cab/box-styleWheelbase Overall LengthMax Width, w/o MirrorsOverall HeightCargo Volume
Extended Cab, Long Box3,264 mm/ 128.50 in5,395 mm/ 212.40 in1,948 mm/ 76.70 in1,839 mm/ 72.40 in1,413 L
Crew Cab, Short Box3,259 mm/ 128.30 in5,403 mm/ 212.70 in1,887 mm/ 74.30 in1,796 mm/ 70.70 in1,169 L
Crew Cab, Long Box3,569 mm/ 140.50 in5,712 mm/ 224.90 in1,887 mm/ 74.30 in1,793 mm/ 70.60 in1,413 L

Performance

While many midsize pickups fail to live up to the performance standards set by the full-size segment, the 2021 GMC Canyon finds itself performing like a much heavier-duty truck. This is thanks to the three available engines, starting with a 2.5L 4-cylinder offering 200 horsepower and 191 lb-ft of torque. Next up, a 3.6L V6 with Variable Valve Technology gives the 2021 Canyon even more power, to the tune of 308 horses and 275 lb-ft of torque. Finally, the late availability 2.8L Duramax® Turbo-Diesel provides this midsize pickup with 181 horsepower and a whopping 369 lb-ft of torque—good for a towing capacity of 7,700 lbs. An available 8-speed automatic transmission aids in the excellent fuel economy of the Canyon, while available features like StabiliTrak® with Trailer Sway Control and Automatic Locking Rear Differential ensure smooth sailing on even the most challenging terrain.

2021 GMC Canyon Performance

EngineHorsepowerTorque EnerGuide Fuel Efficiency - City (estimated)EnerGuide Fuel Efficiency - Highway (estimated)Towing Capability
2.5L 4-cylinder engine200 hp191 lb-ft12.2 L/100 km9.4 L/100 km3,500 lb (1,588 kg)
3.6L V6 engine308 hp275 lb-ft12.9 L/100 km9.3 L/100 km7,000 lb (3,175 kg)
2.8L Duramax Turbo-Diesel 4-cylinder181 hp369 lb-ftN/AN/A7,700 lb (3,493 kg)

Safety & Technology

Not only does the 2021 GMC Canyon offer a ton of performance power wrapped in a stylish package, it also houses some of the best available infotainment and advanced driver assistance features on the market. The available 8” Diagonal GMC Infotainment System with Navigation and a built-in 4G LTE Wi-Fi Hotspot is compatible with Apple CarPlay, Android Auto, and Amazon Alexa, ensuring you can stay connected at all times. In terms of safety, options like Lane Departure Warning, Rear Park Assist, and Forward Collision Alert provide an added dose of confidence behind the wheel, while GM’s Teen Driver feature allows you to monitor your vehicle, engage certain safety systems, and even provide data so you can provide feedback to your new driver. 

GMC Canyon Model Changes

The 2020 GMC Canyon already had the performance aspect dialed in, so for 2021 a majority of the changes and upgrades are cosmetic—probably why the new Canyon is such a stellar looking truck. An all-new front-end design gives all trim levels a boost in the looks department, while the Canyon Denali trim receives even more luxurious interior aspects than ever before. New for 2021, the Canyon AT4 trim replaces the previous All Terrain trim and offers serious off-road capability thanks to a skid plate, electronic limited-slip rear differential, an Off-Road Suspension Package, and more!

2021 GMC Canyon Trim Levels

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GMC Canyon Elevation

Starting at $28,298
Details:
  • 5L 4-cylinder engine
  • Body-colour grille surround and black painted inserts
  • Black 18” wheels
  • Available LED fog lamps
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GMC Canyon AT4

GMC Canyon AT4

Starting at $41,898
Details:
  • 31” Goodyear® Wrangler Duratrac® tires
  • 4WD w/ Automatic Locking Rear Differential
  • 2-speed AutoTrac™ transfer case
  • Off-Road Suspension Package
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CANYON DENALI

GMC Canyon Denali

Starting at $49,098
Details:
  • Bose® Premium Audio System
  • 20” diamond-cut machined aluminum wheels
  • Heated & ventilated perforated leather front seats
  • 6L V6 engine
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The 2021 GMC Canyon makes no attempt to hide its luxury and style—but make no mistake, it offers just as much in the realm of power and capability. The 2021 Canyon is as rugged as they come, a midsize pickup with a full-size attitude, and can be found at Calgary’s source for all things Chevrolet, Buick, and GMC: Jack Carter Chev GMC. That means an extensive inventory of new and pre-owned vehicles, vehicle financing, service, parts, and more. We are also a proud member of General Motors’ Business Elite fleet program, and would be happy to help you add a few Canyons to your work vehicle lineup. To learn more, simply give us a call or contact us via the form below.

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