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2021 GMC Canyon AT4 is ready for the rough stuff

It's not full-on wild like the Chevy Colorado ZR2, but the AT4 isn't far off.

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Andrew Krok
Cars are Andrew's jam, as is strawberry. After spending years as a regular ol' car fanatic, he started working his way through the echelons of the automotive industry, starting out as social-media director of a small European-focused garage outside of Chicago. From there, he moved to the editorial side, penning several written features in Total 911 Magazine before becoming a full-time auto writer, first for a local Chicago outlet and then for CNET Cars.
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Think of the 2021 GMC Canyon AT4 as a Chevy Colorado ZR2 for people who have never consumed Monster energy drinks. 

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It's a little calmer, a little less rugged, and while it's getting older, it still makes for a solid off-road-oriented midsize pickup.

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It'll tow up to 7,000 pounds, and it'll haul about 1,500 pounds' worth of stuff in the bed.

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Considering the average new-car transaction price has eclipsed $40,000, I guess I can't call the Canyon AT4 expensive, but it sure feels it.

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Starting at $39,595 (including destination) with cloth seats, my leather-bedecked tester rings in with options at $45,780.

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Why GM doesn't take Toyota more seriously as an existential threat is beyond me.

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If you combine (and, sometimes, double) the sales of the GMC Canyon and the Chevrolet Colorado, they still can't match the selling power of Toyota's venerable midsize pickup. 

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For what it is, though, the 2021 GMC Canyon AT4 is solid.

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It's an attractive pickup truck that offers more off-road prowess than your average midsizer, without requiring a deep-end leap into something more purpose-built like the ZR2.

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