Two-wheel drive Canyons are the most efficient powertrains and are capable of 27 highway mpg when equipped with the 4-cylinder engine. V6-equipped Canyons can achieve 26 mpg on the highway.
When properly equipped, Canyons with the 2.5L engines are rated up to 3,500 pounds of towing capacity; the figure jumps to 7,000 pounds on the 3.6L V6 and top out at an impressive 7,700 pounds for those trucks fitted with the diesel.
Buyers are given the choice of three different body styles and four different trims. Crew cab models, with four full-sized doors, are available in long and short bed styles, while the slightly smaller extended cab body style is available only with the longer bed. Four-wheel drive is an option across all body choices on SLE and SLT trims.
Base SL Canyons are adequately equipped with standard features that include 4-wheel antilock disc brakes, 16" aluminum wheels, a 7-inch touchscreen infotainment system with Bluetooth and Android Auto and Apple Carplay and 4-way power driver seat adjustment.
The SLE trim adds a slew of interior features, including an 8-inch color touchscreen upgrade, OnStar with built-in Wi-Fi hotspot technology, a leather-wrapped steering wheel, aluminum interior trim, four USB ports and steering wheel-mounted audio controls. Other additions to the SLE trim include 17-inch aluminum wheels and a upgraded rear tailgate.
The top-of-the-line SLT trim adds plenty of upscale goodies as well as a bit of bling. Additions include leather seating surfaces, heated front seats, heated and powered outside mirrors, a powered passenger seat, a remote starter, chrome exterior highlights and 18-inch polished aluminum wheels. Options on the SLT include a Bose stereo and a navigation system.
Like most modern vehicles, safety is addressed by a combination of airbags and electronic systems designed to help prevent an accident. The Canyon comes with a rearview camera, anti-lock brakes, traction control and stability control standard. Features such as forward collision alert and a lane-departure warning system are optional.