The 2023 GMC Canyon is this first model year of the all-new mid-size pickup’s third generation. This next-gen truck introduces revised exterior styling, a completely overhauled interior, and a new powertrain. Now, GM Authority is breaking down GMC Canyon towing capacities.
To begin, we’re going to review the new powertrain options. With the introduction of a new generation, the 2023 GMC Canyon will receive the turbocharged 2.7L I4 L3B gasoline engine. Originally launched in the 2019 Chevy Silverado and 2019 GMC Sierra, the L3B is the sole engine available for the all-new Canyon. Unlike the 2023 Chevy Colorado, which receives three different tunes of the engine depending on trim level, the all-new Canyon is only available with the top 2.7L Turbo High Output tune, rated at 310 horsepower and 430 pound-feet of torque.
As for the transmission, GM has decided to offer a offer a revised eight-speed transmission, the same one found in the 2023 Chevy Colorado. All models, regardless of drivetrain configuration, will use a 3.42 axle ratio.
With that, here are 2023 GMC Canyon towing capacities:
2023 GMC Canyon Towing Capacities
|Model||Drivetrain||Turbo High-Output 2.7L I4 L3B|
|Axle Ratio||Max Trailer Weight (lbs / kg)|
|Canyon Elevation||2WD||3.42||7,700 / 3,4931|
|Canyon Elevation||4WD||3.42||7,700 / 3,4931|
|Canyon AT4||4WD||3.42||7,700 / 3,4931|
|Canyon AT4X||4WD||3.42||6,000 / 2,722|
|Canyon Denali||4WD||3.42||7,700 / 3,4931|
Looking over the numbers, we see that the maximum weight a 2023 Canyon can tow is 7,700 pound, while the only trim level that can’t is the AT4X. It’s worth noting that the optional ProGrade Trailering System (RPO code ZL6) is required to meet these numbers.
When compared to the outgoing 2022 GMC Canyon towing capacities, we find that both models have equal towing capabilities when properly equipped. However, the outgoing Canyon needed to be equipped with the optional 2.8L I4 LWN turbo-diesel Duramax engine, which is now out of production.
As a reminder, production of the 2023 GMC Canyon will commence on January 25th, 2023 at the GM Wentzville plant in Missouri. The Canyon will ride on an updated version of the same GMT 31XX platform used by the previous generation. Known internally within GM as 31XX-2, the updated architecture will be shared with the Canyon’s corporate platform-mate, the 2023 Chevy Colorado.
Official pricing details will follow closer to the start of production.