GMC Canyon Ousts Competitors to Win Cars.com Midsize Pickup Challenge

GMC CanyonWe at Rivard Buick GMC have been excited about the arrival of the GMC Canyon mid-size pickup since we heard its design was in the works. Admittedly, we are a tad biased, but winning awards like the Cars.com Midsize Pickup Challenge validate our claims that GMC’s all-new truck is worth some serious consideration.

The truck was chosen by the editors of Cars.com as winner of the competition after undergoing tests in performance, ergonomics, tech and entertainment, ride quality, and a host of other categories. At the end of test day, the Canyon came out on top of its three mid-size competitors.

“The GMC Canyon scored well throughout our tests, and offered a capable and luxurious ride and feel that clearly separated the GMC from the rest of the pack,” said Mark Williams, Pickup Truck editor for Cars.com.

All-new for 2015, the Canyon offers segment best power at 200 hp and efficiency at an EPA-estimated 27 mpg highway with 2WD. Pricing begins at just $20,955.

Like we said, it is definitely worth a visit to our dealership to take a closer look at what the mid-size Canyon has to offer.

Take a 2015 GMC Canyon Virtual Test Drive From Home Today

GMC CanyonFinally, a test drive that’s more about the vehicle’s features and less about obeying traffic laws. That is what GMC is offering with their 2015 GMC Canyon pickup truck. In an interactive offering called Canyon Experience, computer users can put the truck though its paces. First, they can pinpoint their home location and through an interface with Google Maps, then users can then “see” a GMC Canyon in their home neighborhood.

From the comfort of the operator’s home, he or she can custom road-test the Canyon in every possible weather and terrain condition while the engineering behind the truck’s design is outlined on the screen.

“The Canyon Experience will appeal to the variety of lifestyles and interests of our very diverse audience,” said Kenn Bakowski, Canyon marketing manager, in a statement. “Customers can learn about the various Canyon attributes that interest them, including capability, safety, the quiet cabin, connectivity and more.”

Customers can use the GMC Canyon virtual test drive features to configure the truck’s cabin and bed to best suit their own needs, while also “loading” it up with various cargo to see the diverse hauling capabilities of the 2015 GMC Canyon. If you’d like to go beyond the virtual, and take an actual reality test-drive of a Canyon, come into Rivard Buick GMC, today.