We’re Driving The 2023 GMC Canyon: What Do You Want To Know?90
The 2023 GMC Canyon got its big reveal last August, ushering in a brand-new third generation for the midsize pickup nameplate. Updates include new exterior styling, an overhauled interior, a new powertrain, the latest tech features, and the new off-road-capable GMC Canyon AT4X. Now, GM Authority has been given an opportunity to drive the 2023 GMC Canyon for ourselves, which leads us to ask – what do you want to know about it?
Starting outside, the 2023 GMC Canyon presents new exterior dimensions that are taller and wider than the preceding generation. Exterior features include LED lighting with thin signature lights, as well as a bold rectangular grille and crisp body lines. The front air dam was also removed, while the pickup offers improved approach, departure, and breakover angles compared to the previous generation.
The updates continue inside cabin, where we find a design that was completely overhauled for the 2023 model year. Standard spec includes an 8-inch digital instrument cluster for Elevation and AT4 trim levels, while Denali and AT4X trim levels incorporate an 11-inch instrument cluster. Safety tech features include the Pro Safety package as standard, which bundles together Automatic Emergency Braking, Front Pedestrian Braking with Bicyclist Detection, IntelliBeam headlamps, Following Distance Indicator, Lane Keep Assist with Lane Departure Warning, and Forward Collision Alert.
The powertrain spec includes the turbocharged 2.7L I4 L3B gasoline engine as standard, specifically the top 2.7L Turbo High Output variant. Maximum output is rated at 310 horsepower and 430 pound-feet of torque. The second-generation GM 8-speed automatic transmission is also included as standard, while both rear-wheel drive and four-wheel drive are available to put the power to the ground.
Under the body panels, the 2023 GMC Canyon rides on the updated GMT 31XX platform. Production takes place at the GM Wentzville plant in Missouri. Pricing starts at $38,095, including destination freight charge.
So then, we want to know – what do you want to know about the 2023 GMC Canyon? Tell us by posting your questions in the comments section below, and we will answer as soon as we’re able. In the meantime, remember to subscribe to GM Authority for more GMC Canyon news, GMC news, and around-the-clock GM news coverage.
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How’s the interior quality vs. the Colorado?
I ordered my (Canyon Denali) on Dec.16, 2022. STILL no build date…..about to give up and spend my money elsewhere. GMC is really a disappointment on the 3rd generation roll out. Thanks Mary !
Your dealer doesn’t have allocation probably. I ordered February 6th and my Canyon was built last week.
Do they finally have a fob with push- button start? My 2018 still has a key!
Yes they do.
idk what you are talking about. this truck is massively improved over the last generation. the interiors are vastly improved. if you have not seen one in person keep your opinion to yourself
I agree with you. I might go for the 2024 Ranger just because GM is Lolly gagging around. Never seen a 2023 model not out yet in 2023 and we are almost in May! Their loss
I ordered a 2023 Colorado on January 12, 2022. When I asked the dealer to get a progress check the reply was delayed. No reason, no status report. When I called GM for a status report the response was check with thevdealer.
No approval on EPA emissions yet. Not sure why it’s kpt so hush hush.
I ordered mine March 2022. No word yet.
I ordered mine in 1st week November. Same thing. Very disrespectful to customers and their dealers
everything gmc is nicer than chevy. thats the entire point of the gmc line. i drove an elevation at work the other day and its much improved. doesnt remind you of a cheap lifeguard truck anymore
When does GM start shipping the Canyon Denali? Mine has been built since February 3.
My A T X4 has been built since February also. No date for shipment ??
build date literally means nothing. you do realize gm and ford both have massive lots of vehicles awaiting parts. so build date doesnt even matter. i literally did a pre delivery inspection on a 22 sierra just two weeks ago. build date means NOTHING
Are the Canyons really all going to have a 2″ lift, which makes getting into the truck that much harder.
I would like to know that. I and my wife are older people and too much height would be difficult for us.
Does the Canyon have hood hinges with gas cartridges? I know , it is small potatoes but come on GM, or do you have to use a cheap hood rod to hold it open?
its literally a midsize truck and you can ALWAYS get side steps. literally solves your problem before even complaining about it. unless its a semi truck, vehicles arent hard to get into. if you cant easily enter a vehicle maybe dont drive
Fred ur are a heartless person. I to am old and have a 2019 sierra that is getting to hard to get into. I can drive just fine but would like something smaller and easier to get into. Someday you will be old. I hope people treat you better than you treat them.
Hey Fred Ahole, do those side steps swing around to the front so we old ass folks can check the oil, too? You, Fred, are a heartless Aaahole! Some of us aren’t 6’6”. [email protected] jerk !!!
Smiles per gallon 😎.?
Ummm, I want to know when mine is actually going to GET HERE? According to my dealer, it left the plant 4 weeks ago. Shipping is only 800 miles.. 🙄
I want to know when dealers will get the Canyon in stock so I can physically check it out and test drive it. Production must be super slow at this plant. Are basic parts that hard to obtain to further slow production? My dealer is still waiting for an allocation to build the truck that they submitted over a month ago.
GM is having a really tough time getting bought units to the end user. Everything is dependent on a poor trucking company with junk equipment.
I saw a full load of C8 Corvettes shipped open from Bowling Green to New Jersey. The trailer was trash and the driver was a clown.
Doesn’t anybody want to work anymore? There never was a problem getting cars delivered. Nutty fagan!
literally has nothing to do with truckers. it has everything to do with parts unavailability. thats whats causing the delays. doesnt matter what consumers think. they are usually wrong.
Does the AT4X get same wheel/tire for spare as other 4?
Is the AT4X the only model with the rear shocks outboard of the rear springs?
Does the front end have a steel bumper or is it all plastic with steel underneath like the Colorado?
It will get the same tire, it won’t get the same wheel. Why would you want the spare to be the same wheel it’s mounted under the truck?
When does GM start shipping the Canyon Denali?
Wondering if the antenna will be a shark fin style. . I don’t think this model will fit in the garage.
And it doesn’t have Home Link ?
For a new product introduction, GM has failed miserably. My truck….a Colorado Z71 (aka a twin) was built the 3rd week of February. 2 MONTHS later and no delivery date is in sight. Horrible! If this keeps on for another month, I’ll go buy from another brand.
Can we get a measurement of the Denali from the ground to the roof line (not the top of the antennae but the roof line) so that we see if it will fit in a garage. I will be installing a shorty antennae to replace the silly looking 6 inch thing that’s on them now.
The build and price site shows only 4 colors to choose from?! What’s up with that?
Is the new Canyon any longer that previous version?
Would like to know real MPG, highway and local. Also towing mpg’s. The EPA rating is poor at best. The old V-6 got better mileage!
When does the long bed be available ?
I have a theory that as this will ultimately be a global platform that Brazil will be tasked with creating the long bed as it’s their workhorse down there. We would possibly get a long bed 6-9 months after theirs enter production, but more than likely it will only be available on the Chevys. The longer bed would detract from GMC’s off road orientation
We’re still waiting for someone to tow something with the new Colorado/Canyon and report.
Why is it taking so long for the canyons to arrive at dealerships? Production started Jan 25 so almost 3 months later and dealers still don’t know when they will get one (Ohio, Kentucky area).
EPA held them up. Theve only been 3weeks allowed to ship.
build dates dont mean anything. there has been a supply issue with some parts in the fleets causing massive build ups of partial completed vehicles. this month, i literally just had a 22 sierra delivered. build date was last year. has nothing to do with truckers or shipping companies. parts simply dont exist in large numbers to lessen the amount of idle vehicles. thats the facts. consumers are generally wrong when it comes to dealerships and how they receive cars. doesnt matter who you are friends with
Hmmm- I ordered a 2023 Sierra AT4 in October of ’22, and it arrived in San Diego January of ‘23. I didn’t get it because the Chevrolet High Country has Max Towing Package. Instead, I ordered the High Country in November of ‘22, but found another at a different dealer the end of February.
I’m looking for details on the suspension. I plan to lower mine when it comes in so I don’t need a ladder to get in it.
I wish they still had the ZQ-8 package available.
lowered trucks serve zero purpose. dont ruin a vehicle just because you cant even enter a midsize/mini truck
It serves the purpose of the owner and that’s the only purpose it needs to serve. It doesn’t need to make anyone else happy.
I saw 2 Elevation 4×4 models yesterday near me. 1st ones I’ve seen at any of the 3 GMC dealerships around me. Sticker price was about $43,000 for each.
I believe truck manufacturers are missing a market for a lower soft ride truck.
I have seen numbers that a large percentage of sales are as a second vehicle and in most cases
rarely come close to hauling their rated capacity. I went from a 2002 GMC to a 2011 and had to lower
the 2011 for my wife to get in. The lowered tailgate was chest high and the new ones keep getting
higher. PS my 2011 just turned 80K I am in no hurry to buy one of these monsters.
I have a 2017 Denali and it “rides like a truck”. How is the ride on the new model? Also, how is the transmission? They claim it is new, but is it any better?