2021 GMC Canyon for Sale in Johnston, RI
The 2021 GMC Canyon is not your typical pickup truck. This model is notably more premium than its rivals, with chrome coverings, a plush cabin, and other upscale touches abounding. But it certainly doesn’t make any trade-offs on sheer brawn, and its ride quality is rather athletic despite its rugged body-on-frame construction. For the upcoming model year, the GMC Canyon gets a revised front-end design, an enhanced Denali trim level with new features and an upgraded grille, and brand-new Elevation and off-road-ready AT4 models.
Trims and Powertrains
The 2021 GMC Canyon is made in both an extended-cab and crew-cab body style; the crew cab can be ordered with either a short or long cargo bed. Four trim levels are available: Elevation Standard, Elevation, AT4, and Denali. The standard powerplant for the rear-wheel drive Elevation Standard and Elevation is a 2.5-liter four-cylinder (200 hp and 191 lb.-ft. of torque) with a six-speed automatic transmission. A 3.6-liter V6 making a best-in-class 308 hp and 275 lb.-ft. of torque matched to an eight-speed automatic is available on these two lower trims, but it’s standard on the AT4 and Denali.
There will also be a Duramax turbo-diesel engine (for the Denali trim, with later availability), a turbocharged 2.8-liter four-cylinder making 181 hp and 369 lb.-ft. of torque. It will be paired with a six-speed automatic tranny. Rear-wheel drive is standard with four-wheel drive available on all trims except for the AT4, which gets 4WD standard. The Elevation Standard with the four-cylinder engine can tow 3,500 lb. and has a payload capacity of 1,599 lb. With the diesel powerplant, it’ll be able to tow up to 7,770 lb. or carry up to a 1,605-pound payload maximum.
Features by Trim Level
The Elevation Standard gets 18-inch wheels, a tilt steering wheel, a rearview camera, a 7-inch infotainment touchscreen, Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, Bluetooth hands-free and audio streaming, and a power-adjustable driver’s seat. The Elevation adds a sliding rear window, a leather-wrapped tilt-and-telescoping steering wheel, LED fog lights, and a remote-locking tailgate. A High Elevation Package will be available to supply leather seats, heated front seats, and a heated steering wheel.
The AT4 is enhanced with a slate of off-road elements, including specialized 17-inch wheels with 31-inch Goodyear Duratrac off-road tires, advanced hill descent control, a unique off-road suspension, a transfer case shield, red recovery hooks, and signature AT4 badging. The luxurious Denali yields 20-inch wheels, an 8-inch infotainment touchscreen with navigation, a power-adjustable front passenger’s seat, a wireless smartphone charger, leather-upholstered seating, a premium Bose audio system, heated and ventilated front seats, and a sprayed-in bedliner. Many of these top-tier features will be available as options for the lower-end trims.
Active safety aids such as forward collision warning, lane departure warning, and rear parking sensors are available for the lower-level trims, but they come standard with the range-topping Denali.