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2021 GMC Canyon
AT4 Crew Cab 4WD with Cloth
MSRP
$38,200
Invoice
$36,443
Average Price Paid
$36,713
760 listings nationwide

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2020 GMC Sierra 1500
AT4 Crew Cab 4WD
MSRP
$53,700
Invoice
$50,532
Average Price Paid
$50,770
501 listings nationwide

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Pricing Analysis Price analysis based on recent sales data applied to current trim without options.

2021 GMC Canyon
AT4 Crew Cab 4WD with Cloth
Fair Price
$37,300
Good Price
$35,995
Great Price
$35,249
2020 GMC Sierra 1500
AT4 Crew Cab 4WD
Fair Price
$52,211
Good Price
$50,061
Great Price
$48,831

Expert Reviews Reviews from CarGurus experts.

2021 GMC Canyon
AT4 Crew Cab 4WD with Cloth
Steve Halloran Preview:

GMC’s Canyon adds a new trim and revised front and rear styling for 2021 and remains one of the major players in the midsize truck segment. The second generation of GM’s midsize trucks...

2020 GMC Sierra 1500
AT4 Crew Cab 4WD
George Kennedy Test Drive Review:

It’s no surprise that trucks have improved and evolved over the years. After all, think about an average sedan from the early 1980s compared with a modern 2020 vehicle. Yet because pic...

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  • Look and Feel 8
  • Performance 9
  • Form & Function 10
  • Technology 9
  • Safety 8
  • Cost-Effectiveness 6

Specs

2021 GMC Canyon
AT4 Crew Cab 4WD with Cloth
2020 GMC Sierra 1500
AT4 Crew Cab 4WD
Powertrain
Drivetrain
4X4
4X4
4X4
4X4
4X4
Fuel Economy, City
19 MPG
17 MPG
15 MPG
22 MPG
16 MPG
Fuel Economy, Highway
28 MPG
24 MPG
19 MPG
26 MPG
21 MPG
Fuel Tank Volume 21 gal 24 gal
Engine
Fuel Type
Diesel
Gasoline
Gasoline
Diesel
Gasoline
Power
181 hp @ 3,400 RPM
308 hp @ 6,800 RPM
--
277 hp @ 3,750 RPM
355 hp @ 5,600 RPM
Torque
369 lb-ft @ 2,000 RPM
275 lb-ft @ 4,000 RPM
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460 lb-ft @ 1,500 RPM
383 lb-ft @ 4,100 RPM
Cylinders
4 cylinders
6 cylinders
8 cylinders
6 cylinders
8 cylinders
Compression Ratio
16.5:1
11.5:1
11.5:1
15:1
11:1
Displacement
2,800 cc
3,600 cc
6,200 cc
3,000 cc
5,300 cc
Bore x Stroke
3.7 in x 3.94 in
3.7 in x 3.37 in
4.06 in x 3.62 in
3.3 in x 3.54 in
3.78 in x 3.62 in
Safety
ABS Brakes Standard Standard
Driver Airbag Standard Standard
Passenger Airbag Standard Standard
Front Side Airbags Standard Standard
Curtain Airbags Standard Standard
NHTSA Crash Test Results
Overall -- 4 stars
Front Crash Overall -- 4 stars
Front Crash Driver -- 4 stars
Front Crash Passenger -- 4 stars
Side Crash Overall -- 5 stars
Side Barrier Driver -- 5 stars
Side Barrier Passenger -- 5 stars
Side Pole Driver -- 5 stars
Comfort and Convenience
Air Conditioning Standard Standard
Radio Standard Standard
Power Windows Standard Standard
Power Door Locks Standard Standard
Driver Power Seats Standard Standard
Passenger Power Seats Standard Standard
Interior
Maximum Seating 5 seats 5 seats
Front Legroom 45 in 44.5 in
Back Legroom 35.8 in 43.4 in
Payload and Towing
Cargo Volume -- --
Maximum Payload 1,531 lbs 2,120 lbs
Standard Towing Capacity 3,500 lbs 9,200 lbs
Maximum Towing Capacity 7,600 lbs 9,200 lbs
Exterior
Length 212.4 in 231.7 in
Width 83.9 in 81.2 in
Height 70.6 in 78.4 in
Wheelbase 128.3 in 147.5 in
Bed Length 61.7 in 69.9 in

Available Options

2021 GMC Canyon
AT4 Crew Cab 4WD with Cloth

Exterior Colors

  • Cayenne Red Tintcoat
  • Desert Sand Metallic
  • Onyx Black
  • Satin Steel Metallic
  • Summit White

Option Packages

  • Audio System, 8" Diagonal GMC Infotainment System With Navigation
  • Engine, 2.8L Duramax Turbo-Diesel, Di, 4-Cylinder
  • Driver Alert Package
  • LPO, Assist Steps, Black, 3" Round, Off-Road Step Bars
  • LPO, Assist Steps, Black, 5" Rectangular
  • LPO, Cat-Back Performance Exhaust Upgrade System
  • LPO, Exterior Convenience Package
  • LPO, Performance Air Intake System
  • LPO, Power Package
  • LPO, Rocker Guard, Black
  • LPO, Sport Bar And Lighting Package
  • LPO, Vinyl Tonneau Cover With Integrated Support Bows
2020 GMC Sierra 1500
AT4 Crew Cab 4WD

Exterior Colors

  • Carbon Black Metallic
  • Dark Sky Metallic
  • Onyx Black
  • Pacific Blue Metallic
  • Red Quartz Tintcoat
  • Satin Steel Metallic
  • Smokey Quartz Metallic
  • Summit White

Option Packages

  • Engine, 6.2L Ecotec3 V8
  • Engine, Duramax 3.0L Turbo-Diesel I6
  • AT4 CARBONPRO Edition
  • AT4 Preferred Package
  • AT4 Premium Package
  • Driver Alert Package I
  • Driver Alert Package II
  • LPO, Accessory Assist Step, Off-Road, Black
  • LPO, Assist Step And Tonneau Package
  • LPO, Assist Steps, Black Tubular, 6" Rectangular Wheel To Wheel
  • LPO, Auxiliary Trailer Camera, Wired, One Camera And Hardware
  • LPO, Bedside Storage, Right Hand And Left Hand Side
  • LPO, Black Tubular Assist Steps, 4" Round
  • LPO, Black Tubular Assist Steps, 6" Rectangular
  • LPO, Body Color Wheel Arch Moldings
  • LPO, Cargo Convenience Package
  • LPO, Cat-Back Performance Exhaust
  • LPO, Front Brake Kit-Performance
  • LPO, Performance Air Intake System
  • LPO, Performance Upgrade Package
  • LPO, Rear Seat Infotainment System With DVD Player
  • LPO, Tri-Fold Hard Tonneau Cover
  • LPO, Tri-Fold Soft Tonneau Cover
  • MULTIPRO Audio System By Kicker
  • Off-Road Performance Package
  • Sunroof, Power
  • Technology Package
  • Wheels, 20" X 9" (50.8 CM X 22.9 CM) 6-Spoke Carbon Grey Painted Aluminum
  • Wheels, 20" X 9" (50.8 CM X 22.9 CM) Machined Aluminum With Carbon Grey Metallic Accents

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