Many have praised the 2015 GMC Canyon. Whether it’s winning TFLTrucks inaugural midsize truck award, claiming Autoweek’s Best of the Best Truck award, or being crowned the victor in the Cars.com pickup challenge, or coming through for us in a pinch, the mid-sizer has impressed many a publication. This week, it’s Ward’s Auto.
Ward’s loved the inside of the 2015 Canyon, naming it one of the 10 Best Interiors of the year. The truck impressed the judges because “its extensive feature content, contrast stitching and thoughtful layout erase the dark memories of old-school compact work trucks and make the Canyon more like a well-equipped SUV, but with a bed in back.”
The judging team also said the segment was pretty stale until last year, when the new Chevrolet Colorado/GMC Canyon emerged and reminded buyers that they didn’t need to go to a full-size truck to get “soft surfaces, a Bose audio system, supple and durable leather, an easily navigated touchscreen and advanced safety features.”
The team spent the past two months evaluating 42 new or significantly redesigned cars and trucks based on design aesthetics, materials, ergonomics, safety, comfort, value, fit-and-finish and driver information.
It’s not the first time a GMC has graced the list, either. Just last year the GMC Sierra Denali landed on the list for its “excellent build quality [and] rugged practicality.” The Corvette Stingray was also given the nod for its interior that year.
While the 2015 Canyon was the only GM product to make the list this year, we’re guessing that the 2015 Chevrolet Colorado made some sort of honorable mention.
Here’s the full list of winners for 2015:
- ’14 BMW i3 ($52,550)
- ’15 Chrysler 300C Platinum ($51,175)
- ’15 Ford F-150 King Ranch ($60,675)
- ’15 GMC Canyon SLT ($40,465)
- ’15 Honda Fit EX-L ($21,590)
- ’15 Jeep Renegade Limited ($33,205)
- ’15 Kia Sedona SXL ($43,295)
- ’16 Mazda6 Grand Touring ($33,395)
- ’15 Mercedes C400 ($65,000)
- ’15 Nissan Murano SL ($41,905)