the Chevy Colorado and GMC Canyon seem almost forgotten, aging mid-size pickup twins that may surprise you to learn, still sit upstairs from our rankings for the segment. However, both already good trucks are getting a full redesign for 2023, as well as a renewed focus on tough-looking (and indeed tough) off-road variants, including the ZR2 and AT4X models. While some might lament the loss of entry-level extended-cab midsizers, as well as their available diesel engine, their pricing might make you forget both. To have already covered the prices of the new Coloradohere’s a look at the mechanically similar, also new 2023 GMC CanyonCosts:
A look at what we can compare from 2022 and 2023 requires nuance, since GMC has scaled back so many of the old truck’s engine, cabin and bed configurations. The new Canyon is only available with a four-door crew cab and short bed, with a single (new) 2.7-liter turbocharged I-4 petrol engine offered in a variety of tune states, giving a choice of 28 possible body styles. and powertrain combinations is reduced to just six. Gone is the extended cab body; 74 inch (six foot, 2 inch) long bed; gas-powered 3.6-liter V-6 and 2.5-liter I-4 engines; and the 2.8-liter diesel Duramax I-4. The only two-wheel-drive variant of the 2023 Canyon is the base Elevation model, which offers all-wheel-drive as an option. Every other Canyon gets 4WD standard.
No cheap trucks
The base model of the 2023 GMC Canyon is the 2WD version of the Elevation, which is bad news for anyone looking to get back into a new sub-$33,000 Canyon. Without options, the base Canyon is $38,095 — making it $9,200 more expensive than the 2023 Ford Ranger XL 2WD SuperCab. Even if you add two full doors If you choose an equivalent crew cab model, it’s still over $7,000 cheaper than the most basic 2023 Canyon Elevation. When compared to its import competitors, the GMC Canyon’s starting price is $8,180 more than the equivalent Toyota Tacoma SR 2WD Double Cab and $6,310 more than the 2023 Nissan Frontier 2WD S Crew Cab. Even the segment-priced 2023 Honda Ridgeline Sport is $1,250 less.
However, within the Canyon line, prices are looking good. The 2023 Canyon Elevation is $780 cheaper than the 2022 Elevation 2WD powered by its V-6 engine; The 2023 4WD Elevation is also $1,095 cheaper than the 2022 equivalent. Next, above the Elevation, sits the Canyon AT4, which comes standard with 4WD and aims for a more masculine look. In 2022 GMC is coming Art broke out the leather and cloth seat versions of the Canyon AT4 as independent trim levels. Technically, however, going for leather also adds the “AT4 Premium Package” that inflates the cost difference between the new truck and the old one. The 2023 AT4 with cloth seats will set you back $45,395, a $1,085 increase over the 2022 model; Add leather and the required premium package, and the 2023 version is $47,235 – $1,805 more than before.
The AT4 Premium package adds driver’s seat memory, six-way passenger seat, power lumbar, rear seat center armrest, driver’s seat back pocket, wireless device charging, heated steering wheel, ventilated front seats, and security Plus package added (which also adds rear cross-traffic braking, rear parking assist and dead-zone steering assist). Almost all of these parts were formerly standard, minus the safety parts, passenger seat and mobile phone charger.
The middle class truck of the upper class gets a suitable price
Frontrunner Denali sees a bigger price hike for 2023, its MSRP rising $2,605 to $52,495. While you get a new 11.3-inch infotainment screen with a seven-speaker Bose premium audio system, laser-etched wood trim, and adaptive cruise control, the truck doesn’t differ that much from feature to feature. Of course, the 2023 redesign drastically beefs up the Canyon’s internals, so that’s of some value – especially for a luxury-oriented model like the Denali.
Compared to the luxury midsize trucks you can buy from GMC’s competitors, the Canyon Denali’s pricing is less rosy. The Ford Ranger Lariat 4WD is $10,055 off, the Toyota Tacoma Limited is $7,580 off, and even the Honda Ridgeline Black Edition will save you $4,920.
The AT4X a Raptor Fighter? Probably not
Most GMC fans are looking forward to the 2023 Canyon AT4X, which will compete against its twin, the Chevy Colorado ZR2, as well as the upcoming Ford Ranger Raptor, Toyota Tacoma TRD Pro and Nissan Frontier Pro-4X, although the latter may not be quite up is on the same level.
With its 10.7 inches of Ground clearance, magic Multimatic DSSV dampers, 3-inch lift kit (above the Elevation’s standard ride height), 33-inch mud tires on 17-inch beadlock-enabled wheels, front and rear electronic lockers, skid plates, underbody cameras, and Baja-exclusive drive mode. It is designed for tough off-road use. The AT4X therefore offers the highest price in the Canyon family, a whopping $56,995.
2023 GMC Canyon Prices
|cutting length||RRP (dest. incl.)||powertrain||Price difference to 2022|
|Canyon Height||$38,095||+$3,300 for 4WD||$780-$1,095|
|Canyon AT4 with cloth seats||$45,395||4WD hrs||$1,805|
|Canyon AT4 with leather seats||$47,235||4WD hrs||$1,845|
|Canyon Denali||$52,495||4WD hrs||$2,605|
|Canyon AT4X||$56,995||4WD hrs||New for 2023|