The Canyon Elevation will continue to serve as the base trim level on the next-generation 2023 GMC Canyon, offering mass-market appeal with an approachable starting price of $40,000 and an extensive list of standard features.
The 2023 GMC Canyon Elevation may be the entry-level trim in the lineup, however it offers a long list of standard tech features, including an 11.3-inch diagonal center touchscreen with wireless Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, an eight-inch diagonal diver information cluster, an HD rear vision camera with hitch view, keyless entry and start and 18-inch wheels with all-terrain tires. These models also come standard with a factory two-inch suspension lift, enabling ground clearance of up to 9.6 inches, as well as a dedicated off-road performance display page in the infotainment system.
As for active safety features, all 2023 GMC Canyon trim levels come equipped with the automaker’s Canyon Pro Safety Package, which includes the following tech:
- Automatic Emergency Braking
- Front Pedestrian Braking with Bicyclist Detection
- IntelliBeam auto high beams
- Following Distance Indicator
- Lane Keep Assist with Lane Departure Warning
- Forward Collision Alert
All 2023 GMC Canyon models, from the base Elevation to the range-topping AT4X, come standard with GM’s turbocharged 2.7L L3B engine in the High Output tune, which is rated at 310 horsepower and 430 pound-feet of torque. Four-wheel-drive is an optional extra on the base Elevation trim level, while the updated GM eight-speed automatic serves as the sole transmission option.
The 2023 GMC Canyon is set to enter production on January 25th in the Elevation, AT4 and Denali trim levels, with production of the extreme AT4X trim set to commence in the spring of 2023. Assembly will take place at the GM Wentzville plant in Missouri. A complete pricing breakdown will be released closer to the official on-sale date, however GM says the Elevation trim will start at roughly $40,000 in the United States.