2016 GMC Canyon Release Date, MSRP Price, Diesel, Engine, Specs – The newly offered 2016 GMC Canyon can be a good substitute for your full-size pickup truck as it delivers all around utility capabilities. If that come as a more important fact than the towing rate and the ultimate payload carrying, than the Canyon is a perfect vehicle for you. It comes available as of next year when GMC has scheduled its release date.

2016 GMC Canyon
2016 GMC Canyon

The GMC Canyon was introduced to us in 2015. That year also marked the appearance of its rival and counterpart the Chevy Colorado. It is going to be interesting how these two cars fair against each other for the upcoming year as they both carry over a similar kind of a setup for the 2016 year with a few minor changes which may be just important enough to determine the rivalry here.

The newest GMC Canyon vehicle is certainly going to be high on your priority list in the pickup truck segment this year but surprisingly falls short on delivering the ultimate payload and towing rates. But nevertheless, with the added changers the 2016 Canyon is going to be a popular choice for the shoppers this year. It may not be the only mid-size pickup truck on the market now but it is still going to hold its position there and if you want to find out all the rates, specs and even see some pictures, continue reading on the review.

2016 GMC Canyon exterior

The 2016 GMC Canyon remains a popular choice among buyers by retaining its rugged and capable looking stance. It holds just enough traditional elements to its look in order to enable it to be the contender and a favorite mid-size pickup truck for many. As fans like dealing with the familiar things and particularly when it comes to the Canyon like the way it already looks, GMC did not tamper much with the design of the car. Many things were carried over and remained a part of the standard look of the car. Thus the tailgate and bumper area and more or less the same with even the flared-and-squared wheel arches being similar to as before. The front end of the car is almost unchanged and will be a familiar picture as before.

2016 GMC Canyon front
2016 GMC Canyon front

Considering other characteristics of the GMC Canyon’s exterior look we notice that it holds some global lines to it which will make it a popular product in various parts of the world, even as diverse ones as the Southeastern Asian regions and the deep South as well. Although the grille has horizontal lines to it the shoulder ones have not been designed in that way at all. It wanders up to the roof pillars part and sweeps up towards the end and results in a very modern look now of the truck. This gives the Canyon a look similar to the number of small pickups that have been made in Asia and never made its way to the US. The bottom line is that in that way it is not something that has largely been seen in the GMC vehicles but it is a refreshing cool new addition to the vehicle’s redesign.

2016 GMC Canyon back
2016 GMC Canyon back

Interior

Inside the 2016 GMC Canyon you will see an all-out rugged interior which has just good enough styling treatments and cues that make its inside as similar to a crossover or a wagon. The central dahs of the car has all the necessary primary controls arranged there with all the displays and gauges that are used for giving you the most important information about the vehicle. Behind them is a beefy steering wheel which also has its own array of controls and buttons added there for better and easier use.

2016 GMC Canyon interior
2016 GMC Canyon interior

Actually, the inside has been mostly based on the Sierra vehicle and does hold a number of details that are almost the same as in these two cars. One of the differences though is that the gearshift lever is placed on the column while inside the Canyon it is at the center console. Also the Canyon has more sedan-like additions that are not part of the initial Sierra design with bucket seats, upholders and door armrests being some of them. The Canyon has a real business like look on the inside and even gets better with the added stitched soft-touch materials and aluminum trims in the higher levels such as in SLE and SLT versions.

Engine

The base engine used inside the 2016 GMC Canyon truck is the 2.5-liter four or a 3.6-liter V-6. The base version does make 200 hp and is an appropriate base setup for driving and everyday use. This version is an adequate choice of you use your truck only as an economy car and when it comes combined with the GM’s quick-shifting automatic it does give some ostentatious rates. The second engine option gives you an output of 305 hp but does not offer great fuel economy. But when we compared the tow rate of the base engine set at 3,500 pounds and the 7,000 pounds that the V-6 comes with it is obvious which utility version you are going to pick between these two.

Price and release date

The 2016 model of the GMC Canyon comes as always for a fairly affordable price rate with it being set at 20,955 USD as base MSRP. The SLE is given a price quote of 26,954 USD while the SLT is set at 31,180 USD. All of the trim version will be released at the same time when the Canyon makes it to the market next year in February when the release date is set.

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