Contrary to popular belief, you don’t have to buy a truck just for its capabilities. Are pickups the most robust automobiles on the market? Sure, but that doesn’t mean they can’t have soft qualities as well to appeal to drivers looking for a commuter or versatile passenger vehicle. Midsize trucks are the perfect combination of strength, comfort, and fuel efficiency for every driving occasion. However, if you’re looking for a premium experience in a midsize pickup, we have just the model for you: the 2022 GMC Canyon.
This small luxury pickup, from a renowned premium truck brand, offers a comfortable experience whether you’re heading out on the highway on a road trip, towing a trailer for work, or hitting the trail on the weekend for some much-needed adventure. You’ll have ample configurations and accommodations to choose from for comfort, convenience, and performance, including your choice of either an extended or crew cab that seats up to five passengers and either a five or six-foot bed to hold between 41.3 and 49.9 cu.ft. of cargo room. You can’t get much better than having the power to build a truck specifically for yourself and your needs. If we’ve piqued your interest, take a look for yourself at what the 2022 GMC Canyon has to offer. As your premier Canyon dealer in Charlotte, NC, we here at Williams Buick GMC welcome you to come in and see first-hand everything the 2022 GMC Canyon has to offer.
Trucks with a variety of trims to choose from allow you to personalize the style, comfort, and even performance. The 2022 GMC Canyon has four trim levels to choose from and offer a variety of features and configurations for every type of driver.
The Elevation Standard is the base model Canyon, but you would never know without looking at its price. Its assertive exterior is bold and accented by confident features. From the 18” black painted aluminum rims wrapped with all-season tires to the black painted grille inserts complimenting the body-color grille surround, there’s no doubt that even as a base model, it’ll grab your attention. The Elevation Standard’s interior even boasts comfort and class, but for additional richness, the Elevation trim is a good place to start.
You’ll find a touch of chrome, aluminum trim, and a leather-wrapped manual tilt and telescoping steering wheel, bringing the Canyon Elevation greater indulgence. What might appeal more to you is the 6-way power driver seat versus the 4-way seat in the base model or auto climate control versus manual. You’ll even get extra interior lighting, an auto-dimming rearview mirror so you’ll no longer need to worry about getting blinded by the headlights behind you at night, keyless entry, remote start, and a rear window defogger.
If you’re looking for the most rugged and aggressive GMC Canyon, the off-road AT4 trim is the model for you. Not only will you benefit off-road with the standard Off-road Suspension Package, aggressive 31-inch Wrangler DuraTrac tires on a set of 17-inch rims, and a little extra protection from rocks and debris on the truck’s underside with a transfer case shield, but you’ll enjoy every bump on the trail with additional interior amenities for comfort that lower-level models don’t offer without an additional cost. The AT4 comes standard with heated front seats for cooler temperatures and power lumbar control on the driver seat. But for the most thrills, you’ll want to opt to add the AT4 Off-Road Performance Package, which includes a suspension leveling kit for optimal off-road performance and added body armor.
Although the Canyon Elevation Standard and Elevation are great entry-level luxury models, and the AT4 adds a few extra interior perks, for the most premium design and features the 2022 GMC Canyon has to offer, you’re going to want to go with the top-level Denali trim. It receives an upper-class exterior with a chrome grille, assist steps, and other chrome accents throughout the truck as well. In the interior, you’ll be surrounded by premium style and comfort with a leather interior and Ash wood trim. For additional pampering, the Denali is equipped with all the advanced technologies available with the Canyon for the most premium experience. But if the 2022 GMC Canyon Denali isn’t rich enough for you as is, you might want to check out the available Black Edition Package to give your Canyon Denali a sleek tuxedo effect.
Pickups are a great way to appear tough on and off the road. Beyond their intimidating good looks and stance, they’re built with purpose and driven with intent. The midsize 2022 GMC Canyon is a luxury model that looks bold, with a touch of class and a similarly robust and rich performance.
While some drivers seek out the most fuel-efficient models to save on fuel costs, others regularly look for the most powerful options for towing and hauling or for the best performance on rough terrains. No matter which driver you might be, you’ll find a powertrain with the 2022 GMC Canyon capable of it all. You’ll have a choice of three different engine options, in either two-wheel drive or four-wheel drive, depending on your fuel preference and if you prefer the most powerful or most fuel-efficient powertrain.
The smallest Canyon engine is the gas-powered 2.5L 4-cylinder motor, which is standard with any of the two-wheel drive models other than the two-wheel drive Canyon Denali. The desirable gas-powered 3.6L 6-cylinder engine is available with all trim levels and comes standard with both drivetrains on the Denali and all four-wheel drive Canyons. Last but certainly not least, the Canyon is one of two midsize trucks on the market to offer a diesel engine, and its 2.8L turbo-diesel 4-cylinder is available for every one of its models except the base model.
Even if you don’t plan on making it to the trail, the rugged 2022 GMC Canyon also makes a great pavement cruiser. To save the most on fuel for a daily commuter, the 4-cylinder engine option is your best gas-powered option, with an estimated fuel economy of 19 MPG (miles per gallon) in the city and 25 MPG on the highway with two-wheel drive, and 19 MPG in the city and 24 MPG on the highway with four-wheel drive.
However, if you decide to opt for more horsepower and torque, the 6-cylinder ending is a close second, with an estimated fuel economy of 18 MPG in the city and 25 MPG on the highway in two-wheel drive, while four-wheel drive will get you 17 MPG in the city and 24 MPG on the highway. As with most vehicles available with a diesel engine, you’ll get the best fuel economy and towing power from the turbo-diesel Canyon, getting 20 MPG in the city and 30 MPG on the highway with two-wheel drive and 19 MPG in the city and 28 MPG on the highway with four-wheel drive, along with a towing capacity of up to 7,700 lbs.
Even on the road, horsepower and torque are essential for performance. Horsepower will give your truck the energy and speed it needs for the work you expect from it, while torque will give your truck the power and strength needed to conquer those tasks, whether it be towing on the pavement or climbing that steep hill off-road. Both are equally important, and between the many powertrain options the 2022 GMC Canyon offers, we’re sure you’ll find the speed and power you’re looking for to conquer the trail. You can expect to produce up to 308 hp and 369 lb-ft. of torque, depending on the powertrain you decide on. And with the StabiliTrak system, standard on every Canyon, will keep your truck on track, and with an available automatic locking rear differential for additional traction, you’ll be able to journey just about anywhere.
Luxury amenities for a vehicle can come in an array of forms. To some, it may be premium comfort and style features like leather seating and chrome accents. But today, many desired amenities come in the form of advanced technologies. We can assure you that the 2022 GMC Canyon will not disappoint with the powerful technology it has to offer.
Whether you’re looking to cruise down the highway or hit the trail listening to your favorite music while trying to ensure your passengers stay connected, the 2022 GMC Canyon has you covered. The base Elevation Standard model is equipped with the least amount of technology, with a 7-inch infotainment center that doesn’t include Bluetooth or Apple CarPlay and Android Auto compatibility like all the other trims offer, which are displayed on an 8-inch infotainment center screen with available navigation. However, a SiriusXM satellite radio trial does come standard with every Canyon, so if AM/FM radio isn’t your thing, you’ll have a couple of months to try out satellite radio through the 6-speaker audio system in the Canyon Elevation Standard.
Moving on from the base model, you’ll find a lot more entertainment and connectivity features available, with the Denali being the richest in technology. It comes standard with the upgraded 7-speaker premium Bose audio system and HD Radio for clearer radio quality, both of which are available for the other trim levels, except the Elevation Standard model. All but the base model Canyons also have Wi-Fi hotspot capability, making it easier for you to stay connected and your passengers entertained no matter where the road takes you, streaming their favorite movies or playing their favorite music.
To keep all of your smartphone and other streaming devices charged while out on the road, the base model Canyon has two front USB ports to use. All other trims come with two additional USB ports in the rear seat. If you opt for one of the two top-level trims, wireless charging becomes an option for you as well.
Some of the best vehicle safety features today are of the technological kind. We’re happy to inform you that the 2022 GMC Canyon is equipped with some of the most advanced safety technologies on the market, including the all-exclusive General Motors Teen Driver technology. Not only will the new driver in your family have an onboard driving coach with them at all times, reminding them to buckle up and slow down, but you can stay informed of your teen’s driving abilities with a report card of your teen’s driving performance. Plus, when Teen Driver is activated, it turns on all active safety features, automatically giving you a little added peace of mind letting your teen out on their own.
Every Canyon model is equipped with a rear vision camera with a high-definition rear vision camera available for a clearer view of what’s behind your truck when in reverse. Unfortunately, the high-definition camera is not available with the Elevation Standard but is on every other model and even comes standard on the Canyon Denali. The same goes for the active safety and driver-assist technologies, Lane Departure Warning, and Forward Collision Alert, with Rear Park Assist being the only assistance feature available for the base model.
For lengthy drives on the open road, Lane Departure Warning can help keep you from drifting out of your lane by alerting you when you unintentionally cross over your lane lines. But when you’re driving through congested traffic, Forward Collision Alert will warn you when you are following too closely to the vehicle in front of you, allowing you to take action and avoid a possible collision. And for when you’re trying to back out of your driveway or back into a parking spot at the grocery store, Rear Park Assist can help you avoid a rear-end collision with objects behind you while in reverse at low speeds by providing you with distance alerts.