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2020 GMC Canyon Interior Review

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Interior: 6.7

The 2020 GMC Canyon has a mostly upscale interior with intuitive infotainment features. However, a few critics noted that the seats need better support.

  • "The Canyon's interior is laid out logically, with simple and effective knob interfaces, plenty of space up front, and a wide range of seating adjustments." -- Edmunds
  • Inside, the cabin that once impressed us in comparison to other midsize trucks has now fallen to the back of the pack with the introduction of its revised competitors. … Still, there's a lot to like about the Canyon's user-friendly tech and the new Denali trim that offers a premium vibe not offered on the mechanically identical Chevrolet Colorado." -- Autotrader (2019)
  • "The … GMC Canyon’s interior is a fine blend of modern style with truck practicality." -- Kelley Blue Book (2019)

Seating

The GMC Canyon seats up to five people. Vinyl upholstery and a four-way power-adjustable driver's seat are standard. Options include cloth or leather upholstery, a six-way power-adjustable driver's seat, heated and ventilated front seats, a four-way power-adjustable passenger seat, a leather-wrapped steering wheel, and a heated steering wheel.

According to most critics, the front seats are comfortable, but they could offer more support. The second row of Crew Cab models has sufficient space for adults and decent comfort as well. Rear seats in the Extended Cab are very small and are best suited to kids or for very short trips.

For securing child safety seats, the Canyon Crew Cab has two complete sets of LATCH connectors for the rear outboard seats and a tether anchor for the rear middle seat. The tether anchors are hard to find and could be confused with other hardware, and the lower anchors are set deep in the seat.

  • While the Canyon is unmistakably a pickup from the outside, the cabin comfort and features are far from basic pickup fare. The Denali trim's seats offer good comfort on long drives despite the firm backrests and not much lateral support. The rear seats, though, are fairly flat and upright. Adults won't want to stay back there too long." -- Edmunds
  • "You sit up high in the … GMC Canyon, and not just because it’s a truck. The seating position gives good visibility in all directions, and the seats themselves are both wide and supportive. … The Crew Cab handles four adults comfortably and five in a pinch." -- Kelley Blue Book (2019)
  • "More importantly, we discovered the front seats could be a little more supportive after a long stint behind the wheel." -- Autotrader (2016)

Interior Features

Standard features in the 2020 Canyon include a rearview camera, the Teen Driver system, and a 7-inch touch-screen infotainment system with Android Auto, Apple CarPlay, a six-speaker stereo, two USB ports, and Bluetooth.

Options include an 8-inch touch screen, a seven-speaker Bose stereo, two additional USB ports, HD Radio, satellite radio, a Wi-Fi hot spot, wireless device charging, navigation, cruise control, remote keyless entry, remote start, and automatic climate control.

You can also equip the Canyon with a few safety features, including rear parking sensors, forward collision warning, and lane departure warning.

The Canyon's infotainment features are generally straightforward, with clear icons and simple controls. There are also large physical knobs for other functions.

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  • For 2020, the Canyon delivers even more refined infotainment, with a larger revised display and a tile-based home screen that feels similar to an Android device. … Voice controls were a mixed bag on our test model." -- Edmunds
  • "Most of the functions are in a big center stack, with large knobs that should be easily operated by gloved hands. … The available infotainment upgrade with the larger 8-inch touch screen is worth the additional cost. The system is simple to operate, Apple CarPlay and Android Auto compatible and it offers on-board Wi-Fi." -- Kelley Blue Book (2019)
  • "The audio system is mounted high within easy reach; volume and tuning are by separate knobs, with band and station selection done through the screen. Like many such systems, some operations that used to be 'one touch' simple now require multiple steps. Climate controls are likewise easy to reach, but are even easier to use." -- Consumer Guide (2015)

Cargo

The Canyon is available with a 5-foot-2-inch or a 6-foot-2-inch bed, depending on the cab choice. A remote-locking EZ-Lift and Lower tailgate is optional. The bed sides and load floor are high, which can make retrieving cargo difficult. Some critics say that the Canyon doesn't have as many novel features as some other compact pickup trucks do; others note that the bed is user-friendly.

  • The bed is somewhat basic and lacks some of the extra features (such as additional tie-downs) of its rivals, though you can add a variety of dealer-sourced accessories to spruce it up. The tailgate lip and bed sides are high and can make loading difficult, although handy bumper steps address this issue somewhat." -- Edmunds
  • "At the business end, [the Colorado and Canyon] offer a decidedly user-friendly cargo box. Not only are there four 'solid' tie-down hooks, there are also 13 ports that can hold additional hooks, and there are optional racks for such things as bikes and kayaks that can be purchased through the dealer. Also nice is a damped, easy-open (and lift) tailgate, along with a step built into the rear bumper." -- Consumer Guide (2015)
  • An available EZ Lift-and-Lower function uses built-in struts to allow the tailgate to be opened and closed with just one hand. For more practicality, the bed can be split into upper and lower sections thanks to a standard two-tier loading system." -- Left Lane News (2015)
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