2021 GMC Canyon Diesel Crew Cab

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2021 GMC Canyon diesel Crew Cab Price, Review, Ratings and Pictures

Updated on: May 31, 2021

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The 2021 GMC Canyon Diesel Crew Cab is a mid-size pickup truck that is available for sale at a base MSRP of $39,625 and goes all the way to an MSRP of $49,925. Coming in with the same 3 trim configurations and multiple bed sizes, in the form of short bed and long bed, the 2021 Canyon Diesel Crew Cab is one of the most potent diesel pickup trucks that has an impressive towing capacity of 7,700 lbs. The 2.8L Duramax 4 cylinder turbocharged motor producing 181 hp and 369 lb-ft of torque, mated to a 6-speed automatic transmission also comes standard with the truck. It can also give out a combined gas mileage of 25 MPG as well.

2021 GMC Canyon Diesel Crew Cab

The only major change to the 2021 GMC Canyon Diesel Crew Cab is when it comes to the front view, which has seen an update in design. Apart from that, the Denali trim also received a few additional features in the form of 31" Goodyear tires, a heated steering wheel, heated and cooled front seats, and a few more. With no changes to the interior design and the jet black/cocoa color with a cloth or leather upholstery on offer, the 2021 Canyon Diesel Crew Cab can be had for a lease price of $573/month with a destination charge of $1,195. Competing with the likes of the 2021 Chevrolet Colorado Diesel Crew Cab and the 2021 Jeep Gladiator Diesel, we will find out how well the 2021 GMC Canyon Diesel Crew Cab stacks up in this review.

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Pros

Macho design

Great towing capacity

Impressive ride and handling

Cons

Many driver assist features are missed out

In cabin storage capacity is less compared to rivals

What's New?

Minor additions to standard equipment

Trim names changed

Revised front view design


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Features

vehicle bio

base price

$31900

bodystyle

3dr Crew Cab

passenger capacity

5

dimensions

wheelbase

128.3 in.

length

212.4 in.

width

74.3 in.

height

70.6 in.

curb weight

4456 lbs.

ground clearance

8.2 in.

capacity

passenger volume

39.2 cu ft.

cargo volume

41.3 cu ft.

towing capacity

3500 lbs.

payload capacity

1505 lbs.

warranty

roadside assistance

No


Pictures & Videos

Videos
2021 GMC Canyon diesel Crew Cab Review video

Trims

Elevation $31,900 onwards

Inline 4 |

  • 8 In Touch-Screen Display
  • Daytime Running Lamps
  • EV Drive Mode
  • Front LED Fog Lamps
  • Halogen Projector-Beam Headlamps w/ Automatic Exterior Lamp Control

AT4 $38,200 onwards

Inline 4 |

  • 17" Machined w/Painted Accents Aluminum Wheels
  • 2 - 1st Row LCD Monitor
  • Cruise Control
  • Driver Lumbar Support
  • Hill Hold Feature
  • Remote Start

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Colors and Styles

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Cayenne Red Metallic

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Expert Review, Pricing Analysis and Buying Guide


The 2021 GMC Canyon is essentially the more glamorous version of the Chevy Colorado, even though they're largely identical underneath the surface. - Caranddriver

The 2021 GMC Canyon Diesel Crew Cabs 2.8L Duramax diesel motor is also capable of doing 0-60 mph in 9 seconds and a quarter-mile time of 17.1 seconds. This mid-size pickup truck also offers many interior and exterior features like 31" tires, Bose premium audio system, navigation support, leather upholstery, LED headlights with LED DRLs, and many more as standard. The safety and driver-assistance features like StabiliTrak stability control, traction control, airbags, rear vision camera, forward collision monitoring system, and many more are offered too. However, most of these features are offered only with the Denali trim.

The 2021 GMC Canyon Diesel Crew Cab, which is offered for a starting price of $39,625, can also be leased or financed. The 2021 Canyon Diesel Crew Cab can be had for a lease price of $573/month, which is for a 36-month term with a down payment of $2,804. You can also have the truck for a monthly payment of $761 if you wish to finance your ride. This mid-size pickup truck offers a miles per dollar ratio of 2.66 and a 5-year cost of ownership of $40,716, both of which turned out to be pretty decent for the segment. This makes the 2021 GMC Canyon Diesel Crew Cab quite an easy truck to live with.

2021 GMC canyon diesel crew cab front view
2021 GMC canyon diesel crew cab rear view

2021 GMC Canyon diesel Crew Cab Pricing and Features

The turbodiesel engine option is a rarity in this segment, further setting apart the Canyon. - Carbuzz

The 2021 GMC Canyon Crew Cab Diesel can be had in 3 trim configurations, namely Elevation, AT4, and Denali (which have been reviewed separately). Available for a base selling price of $39,625, the 2021 Canyon Crew Cab Diesel comes with no changes to the mechanicals, retaining the same 2.8L Duramax 4 cylinder turbocharged motor, that is capable of putting out 181 hp and 369 lb-ft of torque. However, the major change is to the exterior design, which now comes with a new front fascia. However, all the features like LED headlights with LED DRLs, heated and powered side mirrors, 20" alloy wheels, etc are retained.

2021 GMC Canyon Crew Cab Diesel comes in 3 trim configurations

The interior sees no changes to the design, retaining the same jet black interior/cocoa color with leather or full-cloth upholstery, depending on the trim that you choose. All the features like 8" touchscreen infotainment (for Denali), Bose premium audio system, heated and powered seats, automatic climate control air conditioning, etc are offered too. When it comes to the safety front, the 2021 GMC Canyon Crew Cab Diesel comes with many standard features like StabiliTrak stability control, traction control, airbags, ABS with EBD, and many more. However, the driver-assistance features like forward-collision warning, lane-departure warning, etc are offered as an optional extra.

Trim

Elevation

AT4 - Leather

Denali

MSRP (2WD)Short Box

$39,625

N/A

N/A

MSRP(4WD)Short Box

$43,165

$45,770

$49,625

MSRP(4WD)Long Box

$43,515

$46,120

$49,925

Key Features

Cruise Control

In addition to Elevation

In addition to All-terrain Leather

  Cloth upholstery

31" Goodyear Wrangler Duratrac Tires

Bose premium audio system

  Full-black interior Dual-zone automatic climate control air conditioning

8" diagonal GMC Infotainment System with Navigation

 

Trailering Package

Transfer Shield Case

Front USB data ports and auxiliary input jack with SD Card Reader

 

Halogen projector-beam headlamps with LED DRLs

Off-Road Suspension Package

Heated steering wheel

 

CornerStep Rear bumper

Heated driver and front passenger seat

SiriusXM radio
  18" alloy wheels Apple CarPlay & Android Auto 20" alloy wheels

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2021 GMC Canyon diesel Crew Cab Buying Advice

The 2021 GMC Canyon Diesel Crew Cab can be had in three trim configurations. Of the three trims, we would recommend you to opt for the 4WD Elevation trim, which is available for a selling price of $43,165 for the short box variant. If you intend to carry more cargo, you can also opt for the long box variant, which is available for an MSRP of $43,515. With many features like 7" touchscreen infotainment with Android Auto and Apple CarPlay, heated seats, automatic climate control, etc, the 2021 Canyon Diesel Crew Cab Elevation is an impressive proposition for the segment.


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2021 GMC Canyon diesel Crew Cab Engine and Performance

Diesel generates 369 lb-ft of torque to top the towing and efficiency scales of the Canyon with 7,700 pounds of towing capacity. - Thecarconnection

The 2021 GMC Canyon Crew Cab Diesel, which is available for a base MSRP of $39,625, comes with the same 2.8L Duramax 4-cylinder Diesel engine that churns out 181-hp and 369 lb-ft of torque. The GMC Canyon Diesel Crew Cab also features a 2-speed AutoTrac transfer case which can shift between 2WD and 4WD according to the road conditions. The transmission duties are handled by a 6-speed torque converter automatic transmission. This pickup truck also offers a maximum towing capacity of 7,700 lbs.

2021 GMC Canyon Diesel Crew Cab comes with the 2.8L Duramax diesel motor

The 2021 GMC Canyon Diesel Crew Cab comes with no changes to the suspension and hence the ride and handling also remain unchanged. This mid-size pickup truck offers surprisingly good ride quality, both during slow city commuting as well as during highway riding. The vertical movement was quite low and the high-speed stability is much superior to most of the rivals. Even in terms of handling, the 2021 GMC Canyon Diesel Crew Cab was quite sure-footed, with a below-average body roll and excellent body control for a truck. The steering offered an impressive feel and feedback too, similar to the regular 2021 Canyon.

2021 GMC Canyon Diesel Crew Cab came out with a 0-60 mph time of 9 seconds

The 2021 GMC Canyon Diesel Crew Cab managed to do the 0-60 mph in a respectable 9 seconds and offered a quarter-mile time of 17.1 seconds. The top speed of 116 MPH is also achievable by the 2021 GMC Canyon Diesel Crew Cab when going flat out. This diesel pickup truck that weighs close to 3,943 lbs can also do the 60-0 mph braking in 121 feet, which is mainly due to the 12.2" front rotors and 12.75" rear rotors. In comparison, the regular 2021 Canyon did the same 0-60 mph in 8.5 seconds and offered a quarter-mile time of 16.5 seconds.

Models

2021 GMC Canyon Diesel Crew Cab

2021 Chevrolet Colorado Diesel Crew Cab

2021 Jeep Gladiator Diesel

MSRP

$39,625

$37,810

$42,655

Engine

2.8L Duramax 4-cylinder Diesel

2.8L Duramax 4-cylinder Diesel

3.0L Turbocharged V6 Diesel

Drivetrain

RWD

RWD

4WD

Transmission

6-speed automatic

6-speed automatic

8-Speed Automatic

Power

181 hp @ 3,400 RPM

181 hp @ 3,400 RPM

260 hp @ 3,600 RPM

Torque

369 lb-ft @ 2,000 RPM

369 lb-ft @ 2,000 RPM

442 lb-ft @ 1,400 RPM

0-60 MPH

9.0 seconds

9.1 seconds

7.6 seconds

Quarter Mile

17.1 seconds

16.2 seconds

15.9 seconds

Top Speed

116 MPH

115 MPH

N/A

Towing Capacity 7,700 lbs 7,700 lbs 7,000 lbs

The 2021 GMC Canyon Diesel Crew Cab turned out to be similar in terms of performance to the 2021 Colorado Diesel Crew Cab since both of them come with the same Duramax motor. However, the 2021 Jeep Gladiator Diesels 3L turbocharged V6 diesel motor managed to give out the best in class 260 hp and 442 lb-ft of torque. The 0-60 mph time and quarter-mile time were also better for the 2021 Gladiator Diesel. The 2021 Canyon Diesel Crew Cab came second with a 0-60 mph time of 9 seconds and the 2021 Colorado Diesel Crew Cab did the same in 9.1 seconds


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2021 GMC Canyon diesel Crew Cab Fuel Economy

On our 200-mile fuel-economy route that tests real-world results on the highway, the diesel AWD earned 28 mpg. - Caranddriver

Retaining the same powertrain of the outgoing 2020 model, the 2021 GMC Canyon Diesel Crew Cab offered an identical city gas mileage of 20 MPG and a highway gas mileage of 30 MPG. Both of these equate to combined gas mileage of 25 MPG, which is decent for a diesel mid-size pickup truck.

2021 GMC Canyon Diesel Crew Cab offered 22 MPG of combined gas mileage

The 2021 GMC Canyon Diesel Crew Cab comes with a 21-gallon fuel tank capacity, which helps this mid-size pickup truck to give out a city range of 420 miles, a highway range of 630 miles, and a combined range of 525 miles. In comparison, the regular 2021 GMC Canyon gave out a combined gas mileage of 22 MPG, which is slightly lower than the diesel moniker. The combined gas mileage is also lower.

Models

2021 GMC Canyon Diesel Crew Cab

2021 Chevrolet Colorado Diesel Crew Cab

2021 Jeep Gladiator Diesel

MPG (city)

20

20

22

MPG (highway)

30

30

28

MPG (combined)

25

25

24

Fuel Tank Capacity(gallons)

21

21

22

Range (city/highway/combined) (miles) 420/630/525 420/630/525 484/616/528

The 2021 GMC Canyon Diesel Crew Cab came out with a decent fuel efficiency rating, which is similar to the 2021 Chevrolet Colorado Diesel Crew Cab since both of them have the same motor under the hood. However, the 2021 Jeep gladiator Diesel managed to do slightly lower in the combined gas mileage front, offering 24 MPG, which is 1 MPG lower than its rivals. 


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2021 GMC Canyon diesel Crew Cab Interior

The 2021 GMC Canyon ranges from the utilitarian to the luxurious. - Thecarconnection

The 2021 GMC Canyon Diesel Crew Cab offers a well-specced interior, with a neat dashboard layout and excellent ergonomics. Coming in for a base MSRP of $39,625, the 2021 Canyon Diesel Crew Cab also offers soft-touching plastics and leather inserts on the interior, adding to the premium factor. Many features like leather upholstery, automatic climate control system, heated and powered seats, and many more are offered with the Denali trim too. The jet black/cocoa-colored interior is also offered. When it comes to the front row space, the 2021 Canyon Diesel offered the best in class shoulder room and legroom.

2021 Canyon Diesel Crew Cab comes with 2 interior color combinations

The 2021 Canyon Diesel Crew Cabs rear row space also comes unchanged in comparison to the outgoing 2020 model, retaining the same headroom, legroom, and shoulder room. Being a 5-seater mid-size pickup truck, the rear seat of the 2021 Canyon Diesel Crew Cab offered decent space for three passengers, which can be seen from the 56.2" shoulder room on offer. However, the headroom and legroom are not the best of the lot. Nevertheless, the 41.3 cu ft of cargo capacity is quite impressive and can be used well if you intend to haul a lot of cargo.

Models

2021 GMC Canyon Diesel Crew Cab

2021 Chevrolet Colorado Diesel Crew Cab

2021 Jeep Gladiator Diesel

Seating Capacity

5

5

5

Front (Headroom/Shoulder Room/Legroom; inches)

41.4/57.5/45.0

41.4/57.5/45.0

42.8/55.7/41.2

Rear (Headroom/Shoulder Room/Legroom; inches))

38.3/56.2/35.8

38.3/56.2/35.8

42.8/55.7/38.3

Cargo Capacity (Cu Ft) 41.3 41.3 35.5

The 2021 Jeep Gladiator Diesel turned out to be slightly superior in terms of headroom on offer, both for the front and rear row occupants. However, the 2021 Colorado Diesel and the 2021 Canyon Diesel offered a better front-row legroom and shoulder room. The shoulder room of the rear row was also better for both the General Motors twin. In terms of cargo capacity, the 2021 Canyon Diesel and Colorado Diesel came out on top with 41.3 cu ft, whereas the 2021 Gladiator Diesel only gave out 35.5 cu ft. The infotainment duties are handled by either a 7" or 8" touchscreen infotainment and the audio is handled by 6-speaker audio system.

2021 Canyon Diesel Crew Cab comes with 2 infotainment systems depending on the trim that you choose

The 2021 Canyon Diesel Crew Cabs infotainment systems are very intuitive to use, with well-laid out icons and above-average touch sensitivity and display quality. When it comes to the audio quality on offer, both the 6-speaker audio system and the premium Bose audio system (offered with the Denali trim) turned out to be quite impressive too. Many connectivity features and entertainment features like Android Auto, Apple CarPlay, SiriusXM radio, navigation, AUX, USB, Bluetooth, Wi-Fi hotspot, etc are offered too. Some of the interior and infotainment features on offer with the 2021 Canyon Diesel Crew Cab are:

  • Leather upholstery
  • Heated and powered setas
  • Heated steering wheel
  • Automatic climate control air conditioning system
  • 7"/8" touchscreen infotainment system
  • 6-speaker/ Bose premium audio system
  • Navigation
  • Bluetooth connectivity
  • USB
  • AUX

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2021 GMC Canyon diesel Crew Cab Exterior

The 2021 GMC Canyon wears its classic truck proportions well, even if it's aging. - Edmunds

The 2021 GMC Canyon Diesel Crew Cab comes with a few changes to the design front. Available for a base selling price of $39,625, the 2021 GMC Canyon Diesel Crew Cab gets an updated front fascia, which comes with the chrome wrapped grille with a large GMC logo embossed in the middle, fog lights, tweaked bumper design with the dual tow hooks, and automatic LED headlights with LED DRLs. The massive skid plate and the high hood line also adds to the character. The curb weight of 3,943 lbs adds to the performance and acceleration of this pickup truck.

2021 GMC Canyon Diesel Crew Cab gets an updated front fascia

The side and rear views of the 2021 Canyon Diesel Crew Cab see no major changes from the outgoing 2020 model. The side view of the 2021 GMC Canyon Diesel Crew Cab stands out due to the 20" alloy wheels, protruding fenders, and the wide 31" Goodyear tires. The large side mirrors are also on offer. The rearview gets LED taillights, an EZ tailgate system, blacked-out bumpers, and many more, all of which add to the character of this mid-size pickup truck. However, in comparison to the rivals, the wheelbase and ground clearance are not the best of the lot, which does adversely affect its off-road ability and interior space.

Models

2021 GMC Canyon Crew Cab Diesel

2021 Chevrolet Colorado Crew Cab Diesel

2021 Jeep Gladiator EcoDiesel

Curb Weight (lbs)

3,943

3,986

4,650

Length (inches)

212.4

212.4

218.0

Width (inches)

74.3

76.7

73.8

Height (inches)

70.7

72.4

75.0

Ground Clearance (inches)

8.3

8.4

10.0

Wheelbase (inches)

128.3

128.3

137.3

The 2021 GMC Canyon Diesel Crew Cab and the 2021 Chevrolet Colorado Diesel Crew Cab offered a similar exterior dimension since they are both based on the same platform. However, the 2021 Colorado Diesel came out to be taller and wider than the 2021 Canyon Diesel. The 2021 Jeep Gladiator Diesel turned out to be the largest offering of the segment, due to the better length, height, and ground clearance. The wheelbase was also better than the 2021 Canyon Diesel by close to 9". Some of the exterior features on offer with the 2021 GMC Canyon Diesel Crew Cab are:

  • Heated and powered side mirrors
  • 20" alloy wheels
  • Automatic LED headlights with LED DRLs
  • EZ tailgate system
  • Front foglights
  • CornerStep rear bumpers
  • LED taillights

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2021 GMC Canyon diesel Crew Cab Safety

GMC has fallen short of its midsize truck competitors when it comes to standard driver-assist technologies. - Carbuzz

The 2021 GMC Canyon Diesel Crew Cab managed to get a 4-star overall crash safety rating in the NHTSA crash test, with a 4-star rating in the overall frontal crash test, a 5-star rating in the overall side crash test, and a 3-star rating in the rollover crash test. The 2021 GMC Canyon Diesel Crew Cab also received a good rating in most of the subsections of the IIHS crash test. However, it wasn't selected as the top safety pick by the coveted organization.

2021 GMC Canyon Diesel Crew Cab misses out on many safety and driver-assistance features as standard

Along with a decent crash safety rating provided by the NHTSA and IIHS, the 2021 GMC Canyon Diesel Crew Cab also received all the safety features of the outgoing 2020 model, like the StabiliTrak stability control, traction control, ABS with EBD, rear vision camera, TPMS, tire fill alert, and many more as standard. However, all the driver-assistance features like the forward-collision warning, lane-departure warning, rear parking sensors, etc can only be selected from the optional list. Come of the safety and driver-assistance features on offer are:

  • Lane-departure warning
  • Rear parking sensors
  • Forward-collision warning
  • Rear-view camera
  • Tailgate/rear door lock
  • Lane-departure warning
  • ABS with EBD
  • Airbags
  • StabiliTrak stability control
  • Traction control

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2021 GMC Canyon diesel Crew Cab Competition

2021 GMC Canyon Crew Cab Diesel vs. 2021 Chevrolet Colorado Crew Cab Diesel

The 2021 Canyon Diesel Crew Cab and the 2021 Colorado Diesel Crew Cab are both quite the same since they are both based on the same platform from General Motors. Available for a base selling price of $37,810, the 2021 Colorado Diesel sees some differences when it comes to the interior and exterior styling along with the tech and features offered as standard with the trim configurations. With a lower interior quality on offer coupled with a spartan interior, especially for the lower trims, the 2021 Colorado Diesel is not a very value for money proposition of the segment. Hence, the Canyon seems to be a better bet.

2021 Chevrolet Colorado Diesel Crew Cab

2021 GMC Canyon Crew Cab Diesel vs. 2021 Jeep Gladiator Diesel

The Jeep Gladiator Diesel, which is available for a base selling price of $42,655, is an off-road-ready pickup truck that has the same aggressive styling as the Wrangler, which makes it more appealing than both GMC and Chevy diesel rivals. With a longer wheelbase and a powerful diesel motor, it's a win-win for the Jeep pickup. While the interior is amazing, the doorless and roofless configurations make it stand out from the rivals. Along with that, the 2021 Gladiator Diesel also offers better interior and exterior features too. The cabin is also slightly more spacious, especially for the rear seat passengers.

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2021 GMC Canyon diesel Crew Cab Final Verdict

The 2021 GMC Canyon Diesel Crew Cab is one of the better options of the segment if you want a proper truck that has impressive towing and hauling capability. Available for a base MSRP of $39,625, the 2021 Canyon Diesel manages to give out a decent performance, acceleration, and comfortable ride and handling. The interior space and features are also quite good for the segment. However, we weren't happy with the mediocre list of standard safety and driver-assistance features on offer. The interior quality is not the best of the lot as well. Hence, if you are alright with these issues, the 2021 Canyon Diesel should not be missed.


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2021 GMC Canyon Diesel Crew Cab FAQs

What is the gas mileage on offer with the 2021 GMC Canyon Diesel Crew Cab?

The 2021 GMC Canyon Diesel Crew Cab offered 20 MPG in the city and 30 MPG on the highway, which equates to combined gas mileage of 25 MPG.

What is the engine on offer with the 2021 GMC Canyon Diesel Crew Cab?

The 2021 GMC Canyon Diesel Crew Cab gets the same 2.8L Duramax 4 cylinder diesel motor that is capable of putting out 181 hp and 369 lb-ft of torque.

What is the starting price of the 2021 GMC Canyon Diesel Crew Cab?

The 2021 GMC Canyon Diesel Crew Cab can be had for a  base MSRP of $39,625.

What is the towing capacity on offer with the 2021 GMC Canyon Diesel Crew Cab?

The 2021 GMC Canyon Diesel Crew Cab offers an impressive towing capacity of 7,700 lbs.

What is the lease price of the 2021 GMC Canyon Diesel Crew Cab?

The 2021 GMC Canyon Diesel Crew Cab can be had for a lease price of $573/month, which is for a 36-month term with a down payment of $2,804.

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