Sometimes, a company hits the sweet spot, releasing an all-around excellent product right when customers really want or need that exact product. Such was the case this year for GM, which released two all-new midsize trucks right as the market demanded trucks that offered a better mixture of power and efficiency. Both trucks, the Chevrolet Colorado and the GMC Canyon, have already been winning awards for that effective combination.
The new GMC truck just took home Autoweek’s Best of the Best award; the editors claimed the truck offers the “perfect size” and a “near-luxury experience,” very big praise for a smaller truck. But when you get a glimpse of the Canyon and its excellent numbers, you start to understand why it deserves such accolades. The truck’s aggressive style makes its size an optical illusion—and it certainly drives bigger and stronger than you might expect.
Plus, the truck can get up to 27 mpg on the highway, while also towing over 4,000 lbs and getting us as much as 305 horsepower. “Of the hundreds of vehicles Autoweek tests each year, only a relative few truly stand out from the rest,” said Autoweek editor Wes Raynal. “The GMC Canyon is not only one of the best new vehicles on the market, it’s one of the most important, signaling an exciting return to the mid-sized truck segment.”
The GMC Canyon isn’t just returning to the midsize segment, though; it’s smashing all the conventional wisdom surrounding that segment and setting up a new, much higher standard for trucks that come after it. For now, you can come after it yourself. Just come visit us at Freehold Buick GMC for more information on the truck that earned an Autoweek Best of the Best award.