2017 GMC Canyon Arrives This Fall With New Trim Levels, Powertrain Choices | Edmunds

2017 GMC Canyon Arrives This Fall With New Trim Levels, Powertrain Choices

DETROIT — The 2017 GMC Canyon pickup truck will begin arriving at GMC dealerships in the fourth quarter of this year with new trim levels and more powertrain choices.

GMC spokesperson Kelly Wysocki told Edmunds that pricing will be announced closer to the on-sale date.

Key competitors to the Canyon in the midsize pickup truck market segment include the Chevrolet Colorado, Honda Ridgeline, Nissan Frontier and Toyota Tacoma.

The new engine choice this year is a more powerful 3.6-liter V6 engine that produces 308 horsepower and 275 pound-feet of torque. It features continuously variable valve timing, direct injection and an active fuel management (cylinder deactivation) system to improve fuel economy.

A new eight-speed automatic transmission, which replaces the previous six-speed unit, includes an advanced control system designed to provide smoother shifts as well as better acceleration.

According to GMC, the new powertrain combination of V6 and eight-speed transmission supports up to 7,000 pounds of trailer-towing capacity.

The new 2017 Canyon All Terrain X trim level, which GMC says is the most off-road capable version of the Canyon, includes such dirt-ready features as beefed-up suspension, transfer case shield, 17-inch aluminum wheels, all-terrain tires and all-weather floor liners, as well as body-color grille surround and rear step bumper, unique interior trim, heated front seats, remote start and automatic climate control.

Power for the All Terrain X is provided by the new 3.6- liter V6, which comes mated to the eight-speed automatic transmission, or an available 2.8-liter, four-cylinder Duramax turbodiesel engine.

And, as previously reported by Edmunds, the top-of-the-line 2017 Canyon Denali, introduced late last year, is aimed at buyers looking for more luxury in a midsize pickup.

The exterior features a Denali-signature chrome grille, unique 20-inch bright aluminum wheels, tubular chrome assist steps, polished exhaust tip and a spray-on bedliner.

The Jet Black interior is highlighted by leather-trimmed, heated and ventilated front seats, a heated steering wheel, model-specific dashboard and console trim, sill plates with Denali logos, automatic climate control, a full-color driver information center, remote start, navigation system with 8-inch touchscreen, a premium Bose sound system, forward collision warning and lane departure warning.

As with the All Terrain X, engine choices for the Denali include the 3.6-liter V6 and the 2.8-liter turbodiesel.

Edmunds says: The new powertrain options and trim levels on the 2017 GMC Canyon should give midsize pickup shoppers a lot to think about.

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