The 2022 GMC Canyon represents the eighth model year of the second-generation mid-sized pickup truck, for which it gets small changes following the quasi-refresh it received for the 2021 model year (see 2021 GMC Canyon details). Here are all of the changes and updates for the 2022 Canyon.
The 2022 GMC Canyon model line remains unchanged from the 2021 model year, and is as follows:
- Elevation Standard
Notably, the model line was restructured for the 2021 model year, which resulted in the replacement of the SL, Canyon (base), SLE, All Terrain, and SLT models with Elevation Standard, Elevation, and AT4.
The outside of the Canyon sees no changes for the 2022 model year. As such, the following exterior color options remain:
- Satin Steel Metallic
- Summit White
- Onyx Black
- Hunter Metallic
- Dynamic Blue Metallic
- Cayenne Red Tintcoat
- Desert Sand Metallic
The pickup truck also continues to offer four different wheel sets, including:
- 18-inch by 8.5-inch Black aluminum (RPO code: RCW) wheel
- Standard on Elevation Standard and Elevation models
- 20-inch by 8.5-inch Diamond cut machined aluminum (RQ9) wheel with painted accents
- Standard on Denali models
- 17-inch by 8-inch Dark Argent Metallic cast aluminum (R1U) wheel
- Standard on AT4 models
- 17-inch by 8-inch Gloss-Black aluminum (RIF) wheel
- Available on AT4 models equipped with the AT4 Off-Road Performance Edition Package
Additionally, three spare wheels are available, including a new spare wheel (see Mechanical section below for more details).
On the inside, the Canyon sees the addition of all-weather floor liners as a dealer-installed option.
Additionally, wireless cell phone charging is no longer standard on Denali models. Instead, it’s now optional. The feature remains available on AT4 models equipped with the Jet Black and Kalahari leather interior (HVD).
No other changes were made to the interior of the 2022 GMC Canyon, which means it still offers the following four interior color combinations and four seating materials:
Interior Color Combinations
- Jet Black
- Jet Black with Kalahari
- Jet Black with Dark Ash
- Cocoa with Dark Atmosphere
- Perforated leather
As we mentioned above, the 2022 Canyon receives a new standard, 17- by 8-inch gloss-Black aluminum spare wheel on AT4 models in the Crew Cab Short Box body configuration. For the 2021 model year, these models were equipped with the 17-inch by 8-inch steel spare wheel, which remains standard on:
- Denali models
- Elevation models equipped with 4WD
- Elevation Standard models equipped with 4WD and either the 3.6L LGZ V6 or the 2.8L LWN I4 Turbo-Diesel Duramax engines
The 17-inch steel spare wheel also remains available on 2WD Elevation and Elevation Standard models equipped with the 3.6L LGZ V6 or 2.8L LWN I4 Turbo-Diesel Duramax.
Under the hood, the 2022 GMC Canyon continues to offer the following engine and transmission choices:
|Engine||Transmission||Horsepower @ RPM||Torque @ RPM||Rear Axle|
|2.5L I-4 LCV (Gasoline)||6-Speed Automatic (MYB)||200 @ 6300||191 @ 4400||4.10|
|3.6L V-6 LGZ (Gasoline)||8-Speed Automatic (M5T)||308 @ 6800||275 @ 4000||3.42|
|2.8L I-4 LWN (Diesel)||6-Speed Automatic (MYB)||181 @ 3400||369 @ 2000||3.42|
The Canyon Denali Black Edition Package is new for the 2022 model year, and as the name implies it is exclusive to Denali models. The new package includes the following content (which are all dealer-installed), deletions, requirements, and restrictions:
- 20-inch aluminum, low gloss Black (RZO) wheels
- Black, five-inch rectangular assist steps
- GMC Black Chrome Exhaust Tip
- All Weather Floor Liners
- Five-inch chrome production assist steps
- Standard polished exhaust tip
- Deletes carpeted front and rear floor mats
- Onyx Black exterior color
- Jet Black interior
Not available with:
- 2.8L LWN I4 Duramax Turbo-Diesel engine
- Power Package (LPO-level item)
- Cat-Back Performance Exhaust Upgrade System (LPO-level item)
- All-weather floor mats (LPO-level item)
- All-weather floor liners (LPO-level item)
2022 GMC Canyon Availability
The 2022 GMC Canyon is assembled by GM USA at the GM Wentzville factory in Missouri. Production of the Canyon – as well as its corporate cousin, the Chevy Colorado – has been interrupted several times so far this year as a result of the ongoing microchip shortage. Most recently, production resumed on September 27th after being idle since September 6th, followed by a month-long downtime in December to revamp the lines for the next-gen models. As such, inventory of the mid-size pickup continues to be tight, though some dealers have units in stock.
Looking ahead, we expect the current, second-generation GMC Canyon to remain in production only through the 2022 model year before being replaced by the overhauled, future GMC Canyon for the 2023 model year. Notably, the ongoing microchip shortage has not yet delayed the next-generation 2023 Canyon, which we’ve been spying for the last few months.
No other discounts or incentives available on next-gen midsize pickup truck. Turning on too late when the sun goes down.
No other discounts or incentives available on next-gen midsize pickup truck.
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