The 2023 GMC Canyon made its official debut this week, arriving with four trim levels: base Elevation, off-road ready AT4, ultra-capable AT4X and range-topping Denali. Today, we’re going to take a closer look at the Denali trim level, which continues as the most luxurious Canyon variant available, offering up chrome exterior trim, large 20-inch wheels and a lavishly appointed cabin.
The GMC Canyon Denali stands out from the Elevation, AT4 and AT4X trim levels with its chrome exterior trim, which adorns the faux front skid plate, grille and mirror caps and frames the exterior GMC logos. The Denali trim level also comes standard with chrome running boards, LED headlights, taillights, daytime running lights and fog lamps, as well as a widened stance and two-inch factory suspension lift.
The cabin of the range-topping Denali is the most important aspect of this luxury-focused truck. The well-equipped interior includes a 6.2-inch diagonal head-up display, 11-inch diagonal driver’s display and an 11.3-inch infotainment display, along with laser-etched open-pore wood trim, a heated steering wheel, a seven-speaker Bose stereo, Jet Black leather upholstery with Teak accents, heated and ventilated power front seats and a drive mode selector with four available modes.
Power in the 2023 GMC Canyon comes from GM’s turbocharged 2.7L I4 L3B gasoline engine in the available High Output tune, which is rated at 310 horsepower and 430 pound-feet of torque. All Denali units will come standard with four-wheel drive, with the new GM eight-speed automatic serving as the sole transmission option. Completing the package is an available sunroof, adaptive cruise control, GM’s Safety Alert Seat and a host of other active safety features such as automatic emergency braking, front pedestrian braking, following distance indicator and more.