More Awards for 2016 GMC Canyon
For another consecutive year, the GMC Canyon midsize pickup truck has been named the segment’s top choice by leading automotive website, Cars.com. The Canyon was also recognized by the site in 2015. Editors placed the 2016 Canyon up against models from Honda, Toyota, Nissan as well as our Chevrolet sister brand. Even with all of the stiff competition the 2016 GMC Canyon was able to come out on top. In order to be named the best truck in its class, the staff from Cars.com put the trucks through 18 different tests to separate the wheat from the chaff.
Why is the 2016 GMC Canyon the best midsize pickup?
The evaluators from Cars.com took the five competing midsize pickup trucks to proving grounds in south-central Michigan where they would have plenty of room to see what the field was capable of doing. Among the tests that were performed included acceleration, braking, off-road capability and a 165-mile endurance cruise (loaded and unloaded.) Overall, the 2016 Canyon was able to score enough points to hold off advances from the other top competitors. The Canyon picked up wins for the lightest of the pickups, being able to haul the most payload as well as sporting the highest towing capacity. All of this translated into the truck picking up a majority of the points awarded by the judging panel.
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Final Cars.com results
- 2016 GMC Canyon — 2,509
- 2017 Honda Ridgeline — 2,490
- 2016 Chevy Colorado — 2,462
- 2016 Toyota Tacoma — 2,390
- 2016 Nissan Frontier — 2,307
“Establishing a benchmark for a premium midsize pickup was our goal with the Canyon, and PickupTruck.com’s insights affirm our instincts,” Duncan Aldred, vice president of GMC Sales and Marketing said in a press release. “The Canyon’s quiet cabin, premium design and materials make it a maneuverable solution for customers who want the capability of a pickup with the modern amenities customers expect from GMC.”
If you would like to take a closer look at the award-winning 2016 GMC Canyon, contact a Don Wheaton sales professional today.