Midsize pickup trucks are the sweet spot for many buyers because they offer the utility of a truck with increased maneuverability from their smaller size. The GMC Canyon and Chevrolet Colorado twins are two popular options in the segment, and for 2023, both are getting an overhaul. Chevy recently announced changes to the 2023 Colorado, and today, GMC outlined plans for the 2023 Canyon.
The 2023 Canyon gets a refreshed exterior with bolder styling. GMC says the truck is higher and wider than its predecessor, and the automaker simplified the truck’s body style options for the new model year. A crew cab and short bed come standard for the Canyon line. Each trim gets an exclusive interior theme. The Denali trim gets laser-etched wood and leather upholstery, while the new AT4X has unique white and black trim.
GMC added a new AT4X trim to the Canyon line for 2023. The off-road-oriented truck gets a three-inch factory lift, Multimatic DSSV shocks, and a turbocharged 2.7-liter four-cylinder engine with unique off-road tuning. The truck has front and rear electronic locking differentials, and the gauge cluster offers off-road performance displays. GMC also equips the truck with five drive modes: Baja, Terrain, Off-Road, Towing, and Normal.
Though pickups aren’t always the most generously equipped regarding safety gear, GMC gives every Canyon a solid set of advanced driver aids. Standard features include automatic emergency braking, front pedestrian braking with bicyclist detection, automatic high beams, lane keep assist, lane departure warnings, forward collision alerts, and following distance indicators.
The 2023 Canyon will start production early next year, and the AT4X will follow in spring. Reservations for the limited-production AT4 Edition 1 are open now. Pricing starts at $63,350 for the truck, but the standard Canyon starts much lower at around $40,000.