2012 GMC Canyon

A mid-size truck with full-size attitude. 2012 Canyon can take on the toughest tasks without breaking a sweat. The proof is built in, with best-in-class standard four-cylinder horsepower and trailering capacity of up to 6,000 lbs.18 Engineered never to back down from a challenge, Canyon is proof that the spirit of big ideas and bold dreams will never disappear.

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Specifications

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MODELS

  WT SLE SLT
Regular Cab 2WD/4WD  
Extended Cab 2WD/4WD
Crew Cab 2WD/4WD  

EPA-ESTIMATED FUEL ECONOMY IN MPG (CITY/HIGHWAY)

  2WD CITY/HWY. 4WD CITY/HWY.
Vortec 2.9L I-4 manual 18/25 18/24
Vortec 2.9L I-4 automatic 18/25 17/23
Vortec 3.7L I-5 automatic (Reg., Ext. and Crew Cab) 17/23 17/23
Vortec 5.3L V8 automatic (Extended Cab and Crew Cab) 14/20 14/19

MAXIMUM CAPACITIES

Cargo volume (cu. ft.)1 37.0-44.0
Payload (lbs.)2 1,170-1,429
Fuel tank (gal. approx.) 19
Seating 3-6
Trailering (lbs.)3 1,900-6,000
GVWR4 4,850-5,300

EXTERIOR FEATURES

  WT SLE SLT
Bedliner Standard Standard Standard
Bodyguard Package: Bed rail protectors and Molded splash guards Optional Optional Not Available
Window: sliding, rear (not available for the SLE-1) Not Available Standard Standard

ENGINES/CHASSIS FEATURES

  WT SLE SLT
Engine: 2.9L DOHC I-4, with 185 hp Standard Standard Not Available
Engine: 3.7L DOHC I-5, with 242 hp Not Available Optional5 Standard
Engine: 5.3L V8 SFI, with 300 hp Not Available Optional6 Optional6
Differential: Eaton® locking rear7 Not Available Optional8 Standard
Suspension Package: Z85 Heavy-Duty Standard Standard Standard
Suspension Package: Z71 High-Stance Off-Road Not Available Optional9 Optional9
Transfer case: electronic-shift; includes dash-mounted controls (4WD models only) Standard Standard Standard
Transmission: five-speed manual Optional Not Available Not Available
Transmission: four-speed automatic Standard Standard Standard

SAFETY AND SECURITY FEATURES

  WT SLE SLT
Air bags:10 frontal, driver and right-front passenger; includes Passenger Sensing System; side-impact, front and rear occupant head-curtain side-impact Standard Standard Standard
Brakes: four-wheel antilock, front disc/rear drum Standard Standard Standard
OnStar®:11 Directions & Connections® Plan for the first six months Standard Standard Standard
StabiliTrak® Electronic Stability Control System with Traction Control Standard Standard Standard

INTERIOR FEATURES

  WT SLE SLT
Power Convenience Package: power windows, power-programmable door locks, power outside mirrors, inside rearview auto-dimming mirror with compass, outside temperature display and Remote Keyless Entry Not Available Standard Standard

SEATING

  WT SLE SLT
Front buckets: leather-appointed, two-position, heated, with power lumbar adjusters; include eight-way power-adjustable driver seat and six-way power-adjustable passenger seat (not available for the SLE-1) Not Available Standard Standard
Front, 60/40 split-bench in vinyl Optional Not Available Not Available
Front, 60/40 split-bench with recliners in Deluxe Cloth Standard Standard Not Available
Front, bucket with recliners in Deluxe Cloth Not Available Optional12 Not Available
Rear, 60/40 flat-folding, split-bench (Crew Cab models only) Not Available Standard Standard
Rear, forward-facing, flat-folding jump seat with rear storage compartment (Extended Cab models only) Optional13 Standard Standard

SOUND SYSTEMS

  WT SLE SLT
AM/FM stereo with seek-scan and digital clock Standard Not Available Not Available
AM/FM stereo with CD/MP3 player and Radio Data System (RDS)14 Not Available Standard Standard
Personal Audio Link15 Not Available Optional Optional
SiriusXM Radio:16 with three trial months Optional Standard Standard

WHEELS

  WT SLE SLT
16-inch steel Standard Not Available Not Available
16-inch aluminum Not Available Standard Standard
17-inch chrome-clad (requires Z71 High-Stance Off-Road suspension) Not Available Optional Optional

AVAILABLE DEALER-INSTALLED GMC ACCESSORIES17

Brush Grille Guards Hard Tonneau Cover
Chrome Fuel Door Molded Splash Guards
Chrome Tubular Assist Steps Premium All-Weather Floor Mats
  • 1 Cargo and load capacity limited by weight and distribution.
  • 2 Maximum payload capacity includes weight of driver, passengers, optional equipment and cargo.
  • 3 Maximum trailer weight ratings are calculated assuming a base vehicle, except for any option(s) necessary to achieve the rating, plus driver. The weight of other optional equipment, passengers and cargo will reduce the maximum trailer weight your vehicle can tow. See your GMC dealer for additional details.
  • 4 Gross Vehicle Weight Rating. When properly equipped; includes weight of vehicle, driver, passengers, cargo and optional equipment.
  • 5 Not available with five-speed manual transmission.
  • 6 Requires available four-speed automatic transmission. Not available on Regular Cab models.
  • 7 Not available with 2WD Regular Cab models with Northeast or California emissions.
  • 8 Standard with Z71 High-Stance Off-Road Suspension Package.
  • 9 Requires available 3.7L DOHC I-5 engine or 5.3L V8 SFI engine. Not available on Regular Cab models.
  • 10 Always use safety belts and child restraints. Children are safer when properly secured in a rear seat in the appropriate child restraint. See the Owner's Manual for more information.
  • 11 Visit onstar.com for coverage map, details and system limitations. Services vary by model and conditions.
  • 12 Requires Extended or Crew Cab models.
  • 13 Requires available carpeted floor covering.
  • 14 RDS functions only where stations broadcast RDS information.
  • 15 Requires AM/FM stereo with CD/MP3 player.
  • 16 Requires a subscription sold separately by SiriusXM after three-month trial. Available only in the 48 contiguous United States and Washington, D.C. Visit siriusxm.com for details.
  • 17 Some accessories may not be available on all models. See dealer for details.
  • 18 Maximum trailer weight ratings are calculated assuming a base vehicle, except for any option(s) necessary to achieve the rating, plus driver. The weight of other optional equipment, passengers and cargo will reduce the maximum trailer weight your vehicle can tow. See your GMC dealer for details.

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