While many people buy trucks and think they’re going to be loading the bed to the gills and hauling mounds of miscellaneous debris, the fact is many don’t. But, for the buyer who will be using their truck like a workhorse, AutoGuide’s latest chapter in their ongoing long-term test of the 2015 GMC Canyon shows the truck is up to snuff.
The publication found it extremely easy to load and unload various hauls, highlighting the built in tie downs at each corner of the bed in the Canyon. One quirk they found, though, was the position of these tie-downs was too low for certain duties. This was easily remedied by the purchase of the aftermarket GMC tie-downs with 13 different adjustable positions.
The bed itself remained durable and barely scathed after moving a heaping pile of scrap wood with nails. AutoGuide reports only a few minor scratches. The coarseness of the bed material also came in handy, holding whatever the haul in its place with ease.
Overall, AutoGuide says, “the Canyon accomplishes everything you’d want from a solid work truck.”
The Canyon did show a few faults on the interior side of things, though. When attempting to use the rear seat room for extra space to haul, the Canyon’s seats can either be folded down flat, or the seat bucket can collapse upwards, leaving the floor for extra space.
When the seats are folded down flat, this means loading the rear an additional three feet higher, a tough task for some larger loads. But this is true of almost any truck. Option two, the buckets folded upward revealed a plastic storage area for small items, leaving the space unusable for larger things. The Canyon’s older brother, the Sierra, forgoes the plastic bin and instead leaves the whole space for use, something AutoGuide wishes the Canyon would adopt.
Overall, the publication walks away mighty impressed with the mid-sized trucks capability thus far, and we await the next installment of their long-term review.