Stability control is standard, as is trailering sway control. The All-terrain model also adds hill descent control which uses the brakes to rein in speed when heading down steep, low-traction surfaces.
Though not equipped on this example, the Canyon can be had with forward collision alert and lane-departure warning. I was disappointed to see that blind-spot monitoring and rear cross-traffic alert are missing from the options list.
One of IntelliLink's coolest tricks is a simple one. A row of softkeys along the bottom edge of the screen allows the driver to save and access favorite terrestrial, satellite and Pandora Internet radio stations as well as addresses for navigation and contacts for hands-free calling.
This color display is where you'll view fuel economy and trip data. With steering wheel controls, the display can be configured to also display navigation data, to select and call contacts and to input destinations via voice command.
The $500 Bose audio system isn't much to write home about, but it certainly gets the job done. Interestingly, the system features separate EQ curves for talk and music content. This is great for fans of sports radio, podcasts or audiobooks.
If you'd prefer a bowtie badge up front, the 2015 GMC Canyon is mechanically identical to the 2015 Chevrolet Colorado, save a few styling, suspension and transmission tweaks. It's worth noting that an identically equipped Colorado Z71 is about $2,000 cheaper than the Canyon All-terrain.