GMC is pumping up its 2017 GMC Canyon by giving it a new powertrain in addition to its new trim levels. To make it the ideal competitor, GMC is giving the Canyon a 3.6-liter V6. This is the same thing that is found in a number of Cadillac crossover models. The Canyon is also getting an 8-speed automatic transmission. Once again, all of this is being done to make it a more solid competitor against a number of models that are already on the market and those that are going to be upgraded for the upcoming year.
2017 GMC Canyon Engine Improvements
There are some great improvements that have been made to the 2017 GMC Canyon engine. They are:
- Active Fuel Management to increase fuel efficiency.
- Improved direct injection.
- Variable valve timing.
- An increase to 308 horsepower from 305.
- An increase to 275 pound-feet of torque from 269.
- A higher first gear ratio to make towing cargo easier.
- The overdrive ratios are lower to improve fuel efficiency.
- An 8-speed transmission up from the 6-speed of previous years.
2017 Canyon Terrain X and Denali
The Terrain X has an SLE model that is getting a 2.8-liter Duramax Turbo diesel engine. Most of the improvements to the Terrain X and Denali versions of the GMC Canyon are to the appearance. However, it does get to enjoy the same engine improvements as the base model, making them both more luxurious vehicles.
Test it out Yourself
All in all, 2017 is going to be an exciting year for the 2017 GMC Canyon because it is giving customers what they want, and that’s more power. While the previous years have given truck buyers something great, GMC keeps raising the bar. To see the GMC Canyon for yourself, stop by McKenzie Motors in Milton, Florida, and see if this beautiful truck is exactly what you’re looking for.