Our friends over at TFL Truck took a 2015 GMC Canyon All Terrain off-roading on a cold day over a snow covered landscape in Colorado. The verdict? It drives like a crossover and has some ground clearance issues.
The 2015 GMC Canyon All Terrain is the off-road version of truck complete with the Z71 package shocks and suspension upgrades. It is built for the guy who spends just as much time on pavement as he does in the dirt. Yet, as Roman Mica and Nathan Adlen explain, it isn’t able to handle everything you throw at it with its low spoiler and long wheelbase. Plus, the side steps made it difficult for the truck to climb over a moderate hill.
While the truck didn’t fare well in the off-road portion, its interior and driving characteristics were applauded. For Nathan, the truck drove like a crossover SUV. It was responsive and didn’t feel like a typical truck. Kind of like what GMC was going for all along.
In the end, both TFL Truck guys thought it is really the best of both worlds with the comfy cabin and the bed in the back.