6 Things Families Need to Know About the 2017 GMC Canyon Denali

Don’t fully fancy the Chevrolet Colorado or the Toyota Tacoma? There’s another family-friendly midsize pickup truck option out there and it is about to get a whole lot fancier. Meet the 2017 GMC Canyon Denali.

It’s the segment’s first and only premium midsize truck. With others in the segment there are various packages and add ons that make the trucks unique and have that extra touch. When it comes to premium look, touch and feel, GMC’s signature Denali styling offers a luxe options unique to the brand.

The typical Denali touches are present plus a few extras. GMC tells us, “Like all Denali models, the new Canyon Denali is distinguished with a unique chrome grille and unique wheels – 20-inch ultra-bright-machined aluminum wheels with painted accents. Exterior cues include chrome fog lamp bezels, five-inch-diameter rectangular chrome assist steps, a polished exhaust tip and a standard spray-in bed liner. The Canyon Denali will be offered in six exterior colors.”

The luxury touches don’t stop at the doors. Inside potential buyers will find a Jet Black interior featuring Mulan leather-appointed seats with perforated, heated-and-ventilated front seats (exclusive to the Canyon lineup), a unique instrument panel and console trim as well as Denali-logo sill plates and floor mats.

Safety technology comes standard. But wait, there’s more! All these feature are standard as well:

  • Forward Collision Alert
  • Lane Departure Warning
  • Heated steering wheel
  • GMC IntelliLink with Navigation, an eight-inch-diagonal color touchscreen and phone integration with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto
  • OnStar 4G LTE connectivity with a Wi-Fi hotspot
  • Automatic climate control
  • Full-color driver information center
  • Remote vehicle starter system
  • Two USB charging ports on the rear of the center console ad another USB port inside the console.

It can haul. While the 2017 GMC Canyon Denali offers a variety of engine options, the standard standard 3.6L V-6 can haul up to 7,000 pounds while the all-new 2.8L Duramax turbo-diesel is rated to haul up to 7,700 pounds.

It will go on sale in late 2016. Yes, that’s almost a full year of teasing ahead of it’s debut but it might just be worth the wait.

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