A compact pickup truck with multiple cab style and engine choices, the 2010 GMC Canyon now features head curtain side air bags as part of the standard safety equipment across all trims. The base engine is a 2.9L inline four-cylinder paired with a five-speed manual transmission, which is good for 185 hp. The other available engines are a 3.7L inline five-cylinder which produces 242 hp and a 300 hp 5.3L V8. A four-speed automatic transmission is available.Read more Read less
For 2010, side-curtain airbags are now standard on all trims, and the top-line 5.3L V8 engine is now Flex fuel. Three new exterior colors are offered: Merlot Jewel Metallic, Gray Green Metallic and Pure Silver Metallic.
Economical pricing; predictable and reassuring handling; many styles and configurations available
The 2010 GMC Canyon falls in the compact pickup truck category, and is a sister vehicle to the Chevrolet Colorado. Base pricing starts at $16,985, making it one of the most affordable entry-level trucks available. The 2010 Canyon has been praised by reviewers for its simple and straightforward layout of interior controls and gauges. Properly equipped with the Z85 towing package on the optional V8 engine, the 2010 Canyon can tow up to 6,000 pounds. It competes directly with the Nissan Frontier and the Toyota Tacoma. Fuel economy is estimated at 18 mpg city and 25 mpg highway.