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2023 GMC Canyon Is a Mean Off-Road Machine

The menacing new Canyon is more capable and smarter than before.

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Jon Wong
Jon Wong was a reviews editor for CNET Cars. He test drove and wrote about new cars and oversaw coverage of automotive accessories and garage gear. In his spare time, he enjoys track days, caring for his fleet of old Japanese cars and searching for the next one to add to his garage.
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2023 GMC Canyon lineup including the Denali and both AT4X versions
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GMC is rolling out a new Canyon midsize truck for the 2023 model year featuring a fresh design, off-road capabilities and technology.

2023 GMC Canyon AT4X Edition 1 in display in studio
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For serious off-road fans, GMC adds a new AT4X model to the lineup.

2023 GMC Canyon AT4X Edition 1 rear quarter view in a brick building
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The AT4X features an upgraded suspension, enhanced lockers and a Baja drive mode.

2023 GMC Canyon AT4 driving on dirt
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While not as extreme as the AT4X, the Canyon AT4 still features an off-road suspension, but it doesn't get the the Multimatic dampers.

2023 GMC Canyon AT4 posing off-road
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All 2023 GMC Canyons receive a lift from the factory. Base Elevation, AT4 and Denali are raised by 2 inches.

2023 GMC Canyon AT4 dashboard overall on display.
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The 2023 Canyon features a hugely improved cabin with more quality materials and eye-catching design.

2023 GMC Canyon AT4 interior with large center touchscreen
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For infotainment, an 11.3-inch touchscreen can be had in the 2023 Canyon.

2023 GMC Canyon AT4 seat embroidered with badge
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Wireless Apple CarPlay and Android Auto comes on all 2023 GMC Canyons.

2023 GMC Canyon Denali in black in front of a modern house
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For people looking for a more plush truck, GMC offers the Canyon Denali with more chrome jewelry and exclusive interior appointments.

2023 GMC Canyon Denali in black posing in front of a house
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Inside, the Canyon Denali features real wood trim, special accent stitching and higher-quality leather.

2023 GMC Canyon Denali interior showing off its real wood trim
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2023 GMC Canyon Denali center console with shifter and drive mode knob
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2023 GMC Canyon Denali leather seats with special stitching
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2023 GMC Canyon AT4X Edition 1 in red being shown at sunset
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2023 GMC Canyon AT4X Edition 1 in red posing off-road
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2023 GMC Canyon AT4X Edition 1 heading off the beaten path
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2023 GMC Canyon AT4X Edition 1 kicking up dirt
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2023 GMC Canyon AT4X Edition 1 badge inside with a special cabin color scheme
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2023 GMC Canyon AT4X Edition 1 center console with transmission shifter
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2023 GMC Canyon AT4X Edition 1 special color scheme on display in the backseat
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2023 GMC Canyon AT4X Edition 1 special off-road bumper and winch
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2023 GMC Canyon AT4X Edition 1 showing off its front skidplate
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2023 GMC Canyon AT4X Edition 1 specific beadlock capable wheels
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2023 GMC Canyon AT4X Edition 1 off-road Multimatic shocks
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2023 GMC Canyon AT4X Edition 1 features waterproof underbody cameras
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2023 GMC Canyon AT4X Edition 1 showing off its waterproof tailgate storage
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2023 GMC Canyon AT4 grille on a white truck
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2023 GMC Canyon AT4 bed on a white truck
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2023 GMC Canyon AT4 tailgate storage being used
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2023 GMC Canyon Denali front grille with a large emblem
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2023 GMC Canyon Denali wheels with painted insets
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2023 GMC Canyon Denali pickup truck bed with liner
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2023 GMC Canyon Denali side steps with textured grips
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2023 GMC Canyon AT4X Edition 1 front quarter view staged in studio
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2023 GMC Canyon AT4X Edition 1 side view in studio
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2023 GMC Canyon AT4X Edition 1 rear view in studio sitting up high
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2023 GMC Canyon AT4X Edition 1 showing off its special off-road front bumper
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2023 GMC Canyon AT4X Edition 1 equipped with winch and light bar
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2023 GMC Canyon AT4X Edition 1 aggressive LED headlights on a red truck in studio
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2023 GMC Canyon AT4X Edition 1 headlight detail at private preview
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2023 GMC Canyon AT4X Edition 1 sitting on beadlock capable wheels
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2023 GMC Canyon AT4X Edition 1 rocker guards for body protection
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2023 GMC Canyon AT4X Edition 1 body line details on a red truck
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2023 GMC Canyon AT4X Edition 1 pickup truck bed in studio
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2023 GMC Canyon AT4X Edition 1 tailgate storage opened in studio
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2023 GMC Canyon AT4X Edition 1 tailgate trim detail in studio
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2023 GMC Canyon AT4X Edition 1 badge on a red truck in studio
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2023 GMC Canyon Denali on display at a private preview
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2023 GMC Canyon Denali rear quarter view during a private preview
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2023 GMC Canyon Denali chrome grille shown at a private preview
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2023 GMC Canyon Denali during a preview event inside a studio
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2023 GMC Canyon Denali on display at a private preview
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2023 GMC Canyon Denali front end show during a private preview
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2023 GMC Canyon Denali rear during a preview event
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2023 GMC Canyon Denali side view during a preview in studio
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2023 GMC Canyon Denali wheels and running board on display inside a studio
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2023 GMC Canyon Denali running boards shown during a preview event
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2023 GMC Canyon Denali rear bumper bed step during a press preview
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2023 GMC Canyon Denali bed shot inside a studio before the new truck's reveal
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