The 2022 GMC Canyon is the eighth model year of the fourth-generation vehicle, arriving with just a few updates and changes over the lightly updated 2021 model year. Now, however, the 2022 GMC Canyon is no longer available to order with the naturally aspirated 2.5L I4 LCV gasoline engine.
As it turns out, the 2022 GMC Canyon has been unavailable to order in conjunction with the naturally aspirated 2.5L I4 LCV gasoline engine since mid-November. As such, the naturally aspirated 3.6L LGX V6 is now the new “standard” engine in the 2022 model year lineup, thus increasing the base price for the 2022 GMC Canyon from $27,995 to $29,480. In addition to the V6, the 2.8L I4 LWN turbodiesel Duramax is also available.
Specs for 2.5L I4 LCV gasoline engine include output ratings of 200 horsepower at 6,300 rpm and 191 pound-feet of torque at 4,400 rpm, connecting to a six-speed automatic transmission. Meanwhile, the naturally aspirated 3.6L LGX V6 is rated at 308 horsepower at 6,800 rpm and 275 pound-feet of torque at 4,000 rpm, connecting to an eight-speed automatic transmission, and the 2.8L I4 LWN turbodiesel Duramax is rated at 181 horsepower at 3,400 rpm and 369 pound-feet of torque at 2,000 rpm, connecting to a six-speed automatic transmission. Both rear-wheel drive and four-wheel drive are offered.
Previously, the 2022 GMC Canyon offered the naturally aspirated 2.5L I4 LCV gasoline engine as standard on the following trim levels:
- Elevation Standard Extended Cab 2WD
- Elevation Standard Crew Cab Short Box 2WD
- SLE Extended Cab 2WD
- SLE Crew Cab Short Box 2WD
- Elevation Extended Cab 2WD
- Elevation Crew Cab Short Box 2WD
As is the case for all second-generation GMC Canyon models, the 2022 Canyon rides on the GMT 31XX platform. Production of the 2022 GMC Canyon takes place at the GM Wentzville factory located in Missouri.