Car & Driver does not specifically rate the GMC Canyon diesel, as it is not available until 2016. It rates all current trims of the GMC Canyon with a bit over four stars out of five, as of 2015.
The GMC Canyon is number two on the list of midsize pickup trucks. Some of the pros of the GMC Canyon, as reported by Car & Driver, include its good looks, power and interior. The cons of the GMC Canyon include wind noise and difficulties with tight steering, such as when pulling into a parking space. The truck is available in both manual and automatic versions and both four-cylinder and six-cylinder engines.
The four-cylinder GMC Canyon has a fuel rating of 19 miles per gallon in the city and 25 miles per gallon on the highway. The six-cylinder has a fuel rating of 17 miles per gallon in the city and 24 miles per gallon on the highway. Though the six-cylinder does not have a good fuel rating, it has more power and easily tows up to 7,000 pounds. The six-cylinder is also more powerful and faster, going from 0 to 60 miles per hour in 7.5 seconds.
The base model of the GMC Canyon starts at just over $23,000, but with options, it can reach well over $40,000.