2018 GMC Canyon Diesel Changes, Price

GMC introduced its pickup truck Canyon, in the auto world, in the year 2004 along with Chevrolet Colorado. Both of them are pretty identical in mechanical aspect, but have their own styling features. Since Canyon comes with more equipment, it costs more than Colorado. GMC wants to take a bigger bite of the small pickup truck segment. So, the 2018 GMC Canyon Diesel is introduced with some updates to boost its success in the market. This mid size truck will not only provide plenty of towing capacity, it is also easier to navigate and park with better handling and riding manners. The 2018 Canyon Diesel is everything you want in a smart-sized pickup truck.

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2018 GMC Canyon Diesel – Stylish Exterior and Interior Design

Its visual appearance will pretty much be the same. According to some reports, the 2018 GMC Canyon is expected to get several new color options. Engineers are likely to use aluminum and steel to make its outer body. This will make it lighter, better in handling and offer more road stability. On the front it will have a chrome mesh grille, shiny door handles and eye-catching chromed mirrors. There could possibly be some tweaks around the grille.  Its headlights will feature noticeable LED DRLs. This new GMC Canyon Diesel 2018 will sit upon 20-inch aluminum wheels.

Canyon also delivers an easy-to-use cargo box with plenty of functional features. So the buyers can expect more cargo space. The 2018 GMC Canyon Diesel should receive optional sunroof. However, buyers can drop this feature if they do not want more sunshine. Its body looks sharp, compared to other mid size pickup trucks.

2018 GMC Canyon Diesel - interior

2018 GMC Canyon Diesel – Main Power Production Unit

Buyers will an option of have three engines in the new 2018 GMC Canyon Diesel. Its base engine will have a displacement of 2.5-liters and max power of 200 hp and 191 pound-feet of torque. The other petrol engine will have a 3.6-liter V6 unit, which will produce about 305 hp and 269 pound-feet of torque. The smaller 2.5-liters could be paired with either manual or automatic transmission, but the V6 will have an automatic gearbox only.

This pickup truck will also offer a diesel engine with a 2.8-liter unit. This engine will produce 181 hp and 369 pound-feet of torque. An unconventional thing about this engine should be a new 8-speed automatic transmission.

The rate of acceleration of this engine is measured to be 0-60 mph in 7 seconds. Estimated fuel economy will be around 28 mpg on highways and 21 mpg in city. Its towing capacity is believed to be around 7000 pounds while its payload is around 1590 pounds.


There are not big updates on the exterior, same goes for the interior. No major changes are expected inside the cabin. GMC will not mess with the level of comfort. Its seats will come with quality leather upholstery for high level of comfort. The cabin will also be well-insulated from the exterior noise. The air conditioning, cloth upholstery and floors, four-way power driver’s seat, power windows, a rearview camera, and a six-speaker audio system with a 4.2-inch display will remain the same as in the 2017 model.

The new 2018 GMC Canyon Diesel will host various safety features including Lane Department System, ABS forward collision, Adaptive cruise control, Rear-view 360-degree camera, Reverse sensing system, Blind spot monitoring feature, Hill descent control and Lane parking aid system.

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2018 GMC Canyon Diesel – Pricing and Release Date

In conclusion, the 2018 GMC Canyon Diesel is expected to come somewhere in the late 2017. It will be priced reasonably with its base trim starting from $22,000 and higher trims may go up to $32,000.

The 2018 GMC Canyon Diesel features a number of useful improvements, which make it better in every aspect. However, it may face competition with the Chevrolet Colorado, Toyota Tacoma, and Honda Ridgeline.

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