2017 GMC Canyon Release Date, Review and Info

If you are looking for a midsize truck that offers a civilized appeal, strong engines, a smooth and serene ride, and a hard-to-beat demeanor, the new 2017 GMC Canyon should undoubtedly be your number one priority. Its release date should be expected mid this year.

Some of the 2017 highlights include a maneuverable size, a comfortable ride, high-tech feature galore, and a fuel-efficient and torque-rich diesel engine. Also, we should expect to see an optional four-cylinder engine, smartphone app integration, and an IntelliLink touchscreen interface.

2017 GMC Canyon exterior, side view

The GMC made news when it returned to the market last year. This handsome and well-designed Canyon in comparison to other older models in its class, was more fuel-efficient, quicker, roomier, and easier to drive.

Diesel fans have another reason why they should buy the Canyon, as it comes with an optional turbocharged diesel engine. However, the unfavorable price tag might dissuade you from opting from one. You still have the 2.8L four-cylinder engine, after all, which offers an impressive 181 hp and 369 pounds of torque.

See, the torque number is what makes the whole thing interesting, as it even dwarfs those of the gasoline V6. Aside from that, the Canyon also feels smoother, stronger and relaxed character when driven.

2017 GMC Canyon side angle, alloy wheels

Another noticeable change for 2017 is the smartphone app integration system. This makes it possible for a seamless connectivity especially for tech savvy users. Much can be said about the new Canyon, but the bottom line remains: the Canyon is a truly appealing workaholic that gets things done.

Available Trims – GMC Canyon

The new 2017 GMC Canyon is available in four trims: base SL, base Canyon, SLE, and SLT. All trims are offered in two bed lengths and a choice of either five-seat crew cab or two-and four-seat extended-cab body styles. The Denali is reviewed separately.

2017 GMC Canyon Exterior Colors & Interior Review

Available accessories for the entry-level SL include a four-way power driver seat, 16” alloy wheels, a 4.2” touchscreen interface, air-conditioning, automatic projector-style headlights, floor covering, a rearview camera, auxiliary audio jack, USB ports, a tilt-only adjustable steering wheel, daytime running lights, power windows, front bucket seats, vinyl upholstery, and six-speaker FM/AM audio system.

2017 GMC Canyon leather seats and gear shift knob

Next up is the base Canyon model that comes equipped with carpeting and floor mats, fold-up rear jump seats, and cloth upholstery. Other optional features include a theft-deterrent system, voice controls, Pandora internet radio, automatic rear differential, Bluetooth audio and phone connectivity, remote keyless entry, a rear defroster, cruise control, and an EZ-Lift tailgate.

Picking the SLE gets you additional body-color trim, 17” alloy wheels, an overhead console, Apple CarPlay smartphone integration, a leather wrapped steering wheel, an auto-dimming rearview mirror, an upgraded version of the IntelliLink interface, foglights, an 8” touchscreen interface, four USB ports, satellite radio, steering wheel controls, upgraded soft-touch interior trim materials, and power side mirrors.

2017 GMC Canyon rear angle, tailpipe and taillights

Opting for the SLE trim gets you 17” dark-tinted alloy wheels, a body-color rear bumper, power front lumbar adjustments, remote ignition, sliding rear window, distinctive cloth upholstery, cloth upholstery, rear locking differential, an all-terrain tires, power front lumbar adjustments, and automatic climate control.

Springing for the top-of-the range 2017 GMC Canyon SLT gest you a leather upholstery, 18” alloy wheels, door handles, chrome mirror covers and doors, and front seating upgrades.

2017 GMC Canyon interior, steering wheel and dashboard

The Driver Alert package available for the SLE and SLT trims comes fitted with lane-departure warning systems, frontal collision warning, and blind-spot monitoring. Other extras include an 8” IntelliLink interface, dual-mode sport exhaust, a navigation system, and a Bose audio system.

Engine Specs – 2017 GMC Canyon

A base 2.5L inline four-cylinder engine rated at 200 horsepower and 191 pounds of torque is the standard engine. It comes mated to a six-speed manual transmission system and a two-wheel drive.

Next up is a 3.6L V6 engine good for 305 hp and 269 pounds of torque. EPA ratings for the V6 stand at 18/26/21 mpg in the city/highway/combined for the two-wheel-drive, and 17/24/20 mpg for the all-wheel-drive. When properly equipped, expect the V6-powered models to tow a maximum of 7,000 pounds.

2017 GMC Canyon engine V6

Finally, the SLT and SLE crew cabs come with a 2.8L turbocharged four-cylinder engine rated at 181 horsepower and 369 pounds of torque.

Price & Release Date – 2017 GMC Canyon

Expect to pay an MSRP starting from $25,505 for the Canyon Crew Cab, and $20,955 for the Canyon Extended Cab. As for the release date, expect the vehicle mid this year.

2017 GMC Canyon front angle, grille

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2017 GMC Yukon Release Date and Review

If you’re looking for impressive towing capacity in a near-luxury truck-based SUV, the new 2017 GMC Yukon deserves a consideration. However, if you want better cargo capacity and practical passenger space, other large crossovers may be better options. Its strengths include an impressive interior quality, extremely hush highway ride, a strong V8 power, an available nine-passenger seating configuration, and an impressive interior refinement. Its release date should be expected sometime in the first half of 2017.

2017 GMC Yukon exterior, front view

There are lots of family vehicles choices in dealerships nowadays that are suitable for everyday usability like for hauling and towing purposes. But what if you want to kick it old school? Well, one of the remaining survivor of the truck-based mechanical underpinnings happens to be the vehicle under review – the 2017 GMC Yukon.

2017 GMC Yukon side angle, alloy wheels

This large juggernaut offers an intricate balance between V8 power and body-on-frame construction. Therefore, it offers a higher level of solidity and burliness, while delivering a substantially more towing capacity than crossovers. Folks! We are talking of a vehicle that provides a seating configuration for nine people, how cooler can it get? Even a minivan has got substantial reasons to be shy in its presence.

2017 GMC Yukon rear view, tailpipe and taillights

Nevertheless, there are various reasons why you should rethink owning it. For example, its suspension sends occasional truck-like shiver and shake to its occupants on a bump, its cargo capacity is disappointing, passenger space in the back benches is mediocre, and its refinement in overall, seems dated.

As such, it would be wise to consider its alternatives. They include the Dodge Durango, Toyota Sequoia, Honda Pilot, and Ford Expedition.

2017 GMC Yukon exterior, alloy wheels and headlights

Trim Options – 2017 GMC Yukon

Three trims – SLE, Denali, and SLT – are offered for the nine-passenger 2017 GMC Yukon. However, opting for the second-row captain’s chairs drops the seating capacity to seven. Both the 2017 GMC Yukon XL Denali and XL SLT reviews are covered separately.

2017 GMC Yukon front angle, grille and headlights

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Some of the standard accessories and features offered for the Yukon SLE include a rearview camera, a rear privacy glass, front and rear parking sensors, a tilt-and-telescopic steering wheel, automated headlights, eighteen-inch alloy wheels, automatic wipers, cruise control, a leather-wrapped steering wheel, roof rails, power front seats, a driver integrated blind-spot monitor, side assist steps, automatic tri-zone climate control, and second-row folding 60/40-split seats.

2017 GMC Yukon steering wheel, lcd screen and gear shift knob

Inside, you get a CD player, HD and satellite radio, voice controls, a 110-V household style power outlet, OnStar connectivity, Bluetooth audio and phone connectivity, a nine-speaker Bose audio system, five USB ports, eight-inch IntelliLink touchscreen interface, and Apple Carplay capability.

2017 GMC Yukon interior, steering wheel

The Yukon SLT builds upon what the base Yukon SLE provides plus a hands-free power liftgate, a telescopic-and-tilt steering wheel, wireless phone charging, ambient interior lighting, perforated leather upholstery, a blind-spot monitor with rear-cross traffic alerts, driver and passenger memory settings, keyless ignition and entry, power-folding mirrors, and fold-and-tumble 60/40-split seats.

2017 GMC Yukon trunk, cargo space

The Yukon Denali adds a navigation system, a trailer-brake controller, 20” alloy wheels, a more powerful V8 engine, a unique grille, power and heated fold-and-tumble chairs, active noise cancellation, a reconfigurable digital instrument panel, a magnetically controlled suspension system, and an upgraded 10-speaker Bose sound system.

2017 GMC Yukon rear angle, taillights and tailpipe

Of course, packages and standalone options will also be offered on the 2017 GMC Yukon, but unfortunately, we’ll have to wait until its release date to know their contents.

2017 GMC Yukon Engine Specs & Fuel Economy

Motivation for the 2017 GMC Yukon is offered by a 355-hp- and 383 lbs. ft. of torque – generating 5.3L V8 engine, which comes matched to a six-speed automatic transmission system. More mojo is offered by the 6.2L V8 behemoth that churns out 420 horsepower and 460 pounds-ft. of torque.

When the V8 is properly equipped, GMC says it can achieve a maximum towing capacity of 8,400 lbs. and 8,500 lbs. for the two-wheel drive Yukon SLT or SLE.

2017 GMC Yukon engine

When it comes to fuel economy ratings, expect the 5.3L V8 to return 16/23/18 mpg in the city/highway/combined, and 15/22/17 mpg with the two-wheel drive 6.2L V8. Zipping from 0-60 mph with the all-wheel drive Yukon only takes 7.3 seconds.

2017 GMC Yukon Release Date & Price

2017 GMC Yukon release date

The base Yukon SUV price starts from a base MSRP of $48,165, and $68,045 for the Denali all-wheel drive SUV. The Yukon should go for sale sometime in the first half of 2017.

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