If you’re shopping for a new midsize pickup truck in Weyburn, Estevan, Carlyle, Radivlle, or Regina, and you think the only difference between the 2024 GMC Canyon and its closely related GM sibling is the branding, then it’s time to think again. The 2024 GMC Canyon goes in a different direction, with a stronger emphasis than ever on the off-road capability of this outstanding truck. If you want a truck smaller than a full-size truck but one that doesn’t compromise on style and capability, it’s time to take a closer look at the GMC Canyon.
If you weren’t aware of the move towards a stronger emphasis on off-road capability for the 2024 GMC Canyon, you would be as soon as you see it. The GMC Canyon has a more upright stance and greater ground clearance than its predecessors, especially in its AT4X guise. The AT4X features a factory lift of 3.0 inches that delivers a total ground clearance of 10.7 inches.
There are plenty of other reasons why the AT4X looks like such a serious off-roader, but all versions of the new Canyon look the part. The front fascia is modern and aggressive, with very on-point slim LED headlights and a massive grille. The new Canyon looks imposing in all its configurations, and even if you never actually go off-road, you always look pretty cool while doing whatever it is you do in your Canyon. And for 2024, there’s now a new AEV Edition of the AT4X trim packed with exclusive 17-inch AEV wheels, rugged 35-inch Goodyear mud-terrain tires, heavy-duty skid plates, and AEV steel bumpers. Standing 1.5 inches taller than the standard AT4X, the AEV boasts 12.2 inches of ground clearance and is for buyers who want something beyond what its stablemate offers without compromising on standard perks like four-wheel drive, an 11.3-inch infotainment system, heated front seats, and remote start.
Trucks are notorious these days for being offered in an almost unlimited number of trim levels, specifications, and configurations. The 2024 GMC Canyon offers all the choices you need, but the lineup is simplified to concentrate on the configurations people actually want and tend to buy. The Canyon has four trim levels: Elevation, AT4, Denali, and AT4X. The GMC Canyon is exclusively a crew cab model with a 5-foot-2 bed, and all models feature a 2.7-litre turbo-four engine.
All versions of the 2024 GMC Canyon come with a 2.7-litre turbo-four engine with Active Fuel Management and Stop/Start that also powers the Canyon’s GM stablemate. However, while that model has three different tunings, the GMC Canyon gets the most powerful high-output version under the hood of every trim level. The powerplant puts out 310 horsepower and 430 lb.-ft. of torque, which goes to the front or all four wheels through a new iteration of the eight-speed automatic transmission with quicker downshifts than the previous version.
With the output being best-in-class for a midsize pickup truck, it shouldn’t be a surprise that the Canyon also boasts a best-in-class maximum available towing capacity of up to 3,493 kg (7,700 pounds). The AT4X can tow up to 2,722 kg (6,000 pounds), and the AT4X can tow 2,495 kg (5,500 pounds). Elevation models are standard rear-wheel-drive with four-wheel-drive available, but all other trim levels are standard four-wheel-drive.
The stunning 2024 GMC Canyon takes the midsize pickup truck to new levels of excellence, style, and capability in North America, so experience it yourself with a test drive from Barber Motors here at 1 Government Rd, Weyburn, Saskatchewan. Alternatively, call us at (306) 842-6531 to arrange an appointment for a time that fits your schedule.