Used 2012 GMC Canyon Crew Cab

2012 GMC Canyon
List price range
$15,190 - $21,957

Pros

  • Affordable
  • composed on- and off-road handling
  • varied engine choices.

Cons

  • Base engine lacks power
  • spartan seat comfort
  • subpar build quality
  • aging design
  • disappointing crash test scores.

Used 2012 GMC Canyon Crew Cab for Sale

GMC Canyon 2012 SLE-1 4dr Crew Cab SB (2.9L 4cyl 4A)
67,643 miles
Used 2012
GMC Canyon
SLE-1
List$15,190
Est.Loan: $277/mo
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$300 Below Market
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Dealer Notes
This Sheehy Value CERTIFIED and VERY WELL EQUIPPED 2012 GMC Canyon SLE1 V6 Crew Cab with the CUSTOM CAMPER TOP and TOW PACKAGE is nicely equipped with Custom Camper Top, 6 Speakers, 7-Pin Sealed Trailer Wiring Connector, ABS brakes, Air Conditioning, Alloy wheels, AM/FM radio: SiriusXM, AM/FM Stereo w/CD/MP3 Player, Automatic Rear Locking Differential, Bodyside moldings, Bumpers: chrome, Dual front impact airbags, Electronic Stability Control, Emergency communication system, Front 60/40 Split-Bench Seat, Front fog lights, Fully automatic headlights, Heavy-Duty Suspension Package, Illuminated entry, Leather steering wheel, MP3 decoder, Outside temperature display, Panic alarm, Passenger vanity mirror, Power door mirrors, Power windows, Radio data system, Rear step bumper, SIRIUSXM Satellite Radio, SLE Deluxe Cloth Seat Trim, SLE-1 Trim Package, Speed control, Split folding rear seat, Tachometer, Traction control, Trailer Hitch, Trailering Equipment, Variably intermittent wipers, NON SMOKER, Vehicle Detailed, Recent Oil Change. $0 Deductibla Warranty Included at No Additional Charge. 3-Day 100% MONEY BACK GUARANTEE*. Multi Point Quality Inspection on every Pre-Owned vehicle, FREE CARFAX REPORT with Purchase or FREE Appraisals. We sell in quantity and offer the LOWEST PRICES on the best hand picked vehicles in Northern Virginia, only the BEST pass our rigorous Inspection process so you can buy with confidence. All Toyota of Stafford Pre-Owned Vehicles are MARKET BASED PRICED, which means we use real-time Internet price comparisons to ensure you get the BEST PRICE the FIRST TIME, in most all cases we offer you MORE CAR with MORE EQUIPMENT at a BETTER DEAL. Call our Pre-Owned Managers Mickey Ortiz or Serkan Hur to scheduled a hassle free test drive. We are located at 95 Garrisonville Rd, just 30 SECONDS Off I-95 Exit 143-B in Stafford Virginia. We offer FREE 15 Minute APPRAISALS. We accept all TRADE-INS no matter the mileage or condition. ** More Pictures Available at SheehyToyotaStafford.com.
GMC Canyon 2012 SLT 4dr Crew Cab 4WD SB (3.7L 5cyl 4A)
56,786 miles
Used 2012
GMC Canyon
SLT
List$21,957
Est.Loan: $400/mo
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$300 Below Market
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4 Wheel Drive, never get stuck again.. One of the best things about this SLT is something you can't see, but you'll be thankful for it every time you pull up to the pump! Take a road, any road. Now add this Truck and watch how that road begins to look like a racetrack.. New Inventory!!! Dare to compare!! CARFAX 1 owner and buyback guarantee* Less than 57k Miles! Optional equipment includes: Wheels: 18' x 7.5' Chrome Aluminum, Front License Plate Bracket...Standard features include: Leather seats, Bluetooth, Remote power door locks, Power windows with 1 one-touch, Heated drivers seat, Automatic Transmission, 4-wheel ABS brakes, Air conditioning, Cruise control, Traction control - ABS and driveline, 3.7 liter inline 5 cylinder DOHC engine, Head airbags - Curtain 1st and 2nd row, Passenger Airbag, Heated passenger seat, 8-way power adjustable drivers seat, Power mirrors, Tilt steering wheel, Four-wheel drive, Fuel economy EPA highway (mpg): 21 and EPA city (mpg): 16, 4 Doors, Front fog/driving lights, External temperature display, Compass, Tachometer, 4WD Type - Part-time, Limited slip differential - Mechanical, Daytime running lights, Dusk sensing headlights, Bed Length - 61.4 ', Power steering, Clock - In-radio display, Rear bench seats, Intermittent window wipers, Pickup Bed Type - Regular, Privacy/tinted glass, Trailer hitch, Climate controlled - Driver and passenger heated-cushion, driver and passenger heated-seatback, Front seat type - Bucket, 6-way power adjustable passenger seat...
GMC Canyon 2012 SLT 4dr Crew Cab 4WD SB (3.7L 5cyl 4A)
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Used 2012
GMC Canyon
SLT
Ramsey GMC
78.3 mi away
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Edmunds' Expert Review

The 2012 GMC Canyon looks sharp and offers good light-duty pickup truck value. But in just about every other area, it doesn't measure up to its competition.

vehicle overview

Buyers looking for a compact or midsize pickup typically want rugged styling, multiple engine and body styles, and optional four-wheel-drive and off-road packages. The 2012 GMC Canyon meets all the criteria, yet is still a truck we hesitate to recommend. It simply lacks the overall refinement and creature comforts of contemporary rivals.

The Canyon's largest obstacles are its aging cabin and subpar materials. We're loath to cynically call the Canyon fleet fodder, but its dated and uninspiring interior makes almost no pretense of trying to compete. Lackluster performance from its base engines, including a five-cylinder that pales against competitive V6s, reinforces our suspicions. Still, the base four-cylinder is competent enough for light around-town duty, and there's also a stout, very capable -- and very thirsty -- V8.

The Canyon does offer a solid build and sharp looks, and if you must have a strapping V8 in a compact package, only the Dodge Dakota comes close. But models like the Nissan Frontier and Toyota Tacoma are better in nearly every regard.

trim levels & features

The 2012 GMC Canyon is a compact/midsize pickup offered in three body styles -- regular cab, extended cab (with small rear access doors) and crew cab (with four regular doors) -- and in three different trim levels: Work Truck, SLE and SLT. Canyon crew cab models come equipped with 5-foot cargo boxes, while other models feature a 6-foot box. Rear-wheel drive is standard and four-wheel drive is available on all models. The SLT is available only with 4WD.

Standard features on Work Trucks include 16-inch wheels, a bedliner, skid plates on 4WD models, a 60/40-split front bench seat, air-conditioning, cruise control, a leather-wrapped steering wheel, Bluetooth, six months complimentary OnStar Directions and Connections service, and an AM/FM stereo.

SLE models add foglights, tinted rear glass, chrome interior accents, power accessories, an auto-dimming rearview mirror, front bucket seats and an AM/FM/CD player with satellite radio and three months complimentary service.

The top-line SLT includes all of the above and adds 17-inch chrome wheels, skid plates, a heavy-duty suspension and heated leather front bucket seats with eight-way adjustment for the driver.

An off-road suspension package, standard on SLE extended cab and SLT models and optional on all but regular cab SLE models, includes 17-inch wheels, beefier components and a locking rear differential.

performance & mpg

The 2012 GMC Canyon offers three engines. A 2.9-liter four-cylinder generating 185 horsepower and 190 pound-feet of torque is the base engine for Work Truck and SLE-1 models. A 3.7-liter five-cylinder that produces 242 hp and 242 lb-ft of torque comes standard on SLE-2 and SLT models (and is optional on the SLE-1).

A 5.3-liter V8 rated at 300 hp/320 lb-ft is available for SLT and SLE-1 Crew Cab and two-wheel-drive extended cab models. Regular cab Work Trucks get a five-speed manual transmission standard, and a four-speed automatic is available. All other models get the four-speed automatic.

Four-wheel-drive models feature a two-speed transfer case with dash-mounted controls and an automatic locking rear differential (the latter is also standard an all Crew Cab models).

EPA estimated fuel economy ranges from 18 mpg city/25 mpg highway and 21 combined on four-cylinder regular and crew cabs, to 14 mpg city/19 highway and 16 mpg combined on V8 4WD crew cabs with an automatic transmission. A properly equipped V8-powered Canyon can tow up to 6,000 pounds.

safety

The 2012 GMC Canyon comes standard with the OnStar emergency communications system, antilock brakes, stability control, traction control and head curtain airbags.

In Insurance Institute for Highway Safety testing, the Canyon extended cab received a top rating of "Good" for frontal-offset collisions, while the crew cab earned a second-best "Acceptable." For side-impact protection, however, the crew cab received the lowest rating of "Poor."

driving

The 2012 GMC Canyon's cabin is quiet enough around town, but leaks significant wind noise at highway speeds. The four- and five-cylinder engines operate smoothly, but are several lengths behind the V6s offered by competitors. The four-speed automatic offers easy, well-timed shifts.

The 5.3-liter V8 unsurprisingly offers the best power and towing ability, putting the Canyon on par with the brawny V8 Dodge Dakota, but it packs a commensurate thirst as well.

interior

Although the Canyon looks handsome from the outside, sharing chiseled cues with the full-size Sierra, the cabin is a bit dated. As competitors increasingly refine their interiors, however, the Canyon forges ahead with mediocre cab materials, plenty of hard plastic trim and seating that's short on support or long-haul comfort.

Controls and instruments are arranged in logical fashion, however, with thick, chunky knobs designed to accommodate work-gloved fingers. There's also generous legroom up front. Rear-seat passengers in extended cab models will twist and bend to reach the back row, and once back there won't find a ton of elbow- or legroom.

Outside, the Canyon's removable tailgate can be set partially open, on an equal plane with the tops of the wheelwells, allowing for a flat load area for longer items or 4x8 panels.

Top consumer reviews

Read what other owners think about the 2012 GMC Canyon.

ONLY small pickup that can be towed.
tompaine1, 10/9/2013
Never figgered out why other companies build auto transmissions that CANNOT allow people to tow the vehicle with all four wheels down. And Edminds NEVER mentions it as a HUGE advantage of GM vehicles. There are a BUNCH or RV'ers out there who buy Canyon and Colorado SOLEY due to this characteristic. Otherwise, it is a small pickup. What do you expect ? Since the S-10 got dumped, it's the only game in town.
This is a Great Little Truck
john r. page, 4/18/2017
It has its "act together."
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Features & Specs

MPG
16 city / 21 hwy
Seats 5
4-speed automatic
Gas
242 hp @ 5600 rpm
MPG
16 city / 21 hwy
Seats 5
4-speed automatic
Gas
242 hp @ 5600 rpm
MPG
18 city / 25 hwy
Seats 6
4-speed automatic
Gas
185 hp @ 5600 rpm
MPG
16 city / 21 hwy
Seats 6
4-speed automatic
Gas
242 hp @ 5600 rpm
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Safety

NHTSA Overall Rating

The National Highway Transportation Safety Administration offers independent analysis.
  • Frontal Barrier Crash Rating
    OverallNot Rated
    DriverNot Rated
    PassengerNot Rated
  • Side Crash Rating
    OverallNot Rated
  • Side Barrier Rating
    OverallNot Rated
    DriverNot Rated
    PassengerNot Rated
  • Combined Side Barrier & Pole Ratings
    Front SeatNot Rated
    Back SeatNot Rated
  • Rollover
    Rollover4 / 5
    Dynamic Test ResultNo Tip
    Risk Of Rollover18.5%
IIHS Rating
The Insurance Institute of Highway Safety uses extensive crash tests to determine car safety.
  • Side Impact Test
    Not Tested
  • Roof Strength Test
    Not Tested
  • Rear Crash Protection / Head Restraint
    Marginal
  • IIHS Small Overlap Front Test
    Not Tested
  • Moderate Overlap Front Test
    Good

More about the 2012 GMC Canyon
Used 2012 GMC Canyon Crew Cab Overview

The Used 2012 GMC Canyon Crew Cab is offered in the following styles: SLT 4dr Crew Cab 4WD SB (3.7L 5cyl 4A), SLE-2 4dr Crew Cab 4WD SB (3.7L 5cyl 4A), SLE-1 4dr Crew Cab SB (2.9L 4cyl 4A), SLE-1 4dr Crew Cab 4WD SB (3.7L 5cyl 4A), and SLE-2 4dr Crew Cab SB (3.7L 5cyl 4A).

What's a good price on a Used 2012 GMC Canyon Crew Cab?

Save up to $300 on one of 2 Used 2012 GMC Canyon Crew Cab for sale at dealerships within 25 miles of Ashburn, VA with prices as low as $15,190 as of08/21/2018, based on data from dealers and consumer-driven dealer ratings ranging from5 to 5 out of 5 stars.

Price comparisons for Used 2012 GMC Canyon Crew Cab trim styles:

  • The Used 2012 GMC Canyon Crew Cab SLE-1 is priced between $15,190 and$15,190 with odometer readings between 67643 and67643 miles.
  • The Used 2012 GMC Canyon Crew Cab SLT is priced between $21,957 and$21,957 with odometer readings between 56786 and56786 miles.

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