2012 GMC Canyon

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2012 GMC Canyon Ratings


Consumer Rating

The J.D. Power 100-Point Score is based on hundreds of thousands of independent and unbiased opinions of verified car owners.
J.D. Power
Out of 100

Quality & Reliability

Measures the level of defects, malfunctions, and design flaws experienced by vehicle owners. Covers the entire vehicle from engine to infotainment system. A higher rating means fewer problems.

Driving Experience

Owners' evaluation of the vehicle's design, performance, comfort, functionality, safety, and technology, comprise this rating. Newer and recently-redesigned vehicles tend to score better.


J.D. Power's forecast of depreciation (how much of its current value the vehicle will likely lose) over the next three years. Lower depreciation equals a higher rating.

Dealership Experience

Not Rated
Owners' experience with this brand's dealerships during the purchase and service process make up this rating. Key factors include customer service, dealership facilities, and the quality of work.

Best Midsize Pickup of 2012

All J.D. Power rankings are powered by VIN verified vehicle owners. See ratings methodology.
Midsize Pickup
#3 GMC Canyon

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Owners Like

Measured owner satisfaction with 2012 GMC Canyon after 90-days of ownership.
  • Forward visibility
  • Styling of gauges and instruments
  • Vehicle acceleration

Owners Don't Like

The problems experienced by owners of the 2012 GMC Canyon during the first 90-days of ownership.
  • Interior storage spaces
  • Flexibility of seat configurations
  • The vehicle's heating and air conditioning

Performance Specs

MPG City

16 - 18


21 - 25


185 - 300


4 speed, Automatic, 5 speed, Manual


Gas I4, Gas I5


4-Wheel Drive, Rear Wheel Drive

Available Trims

2012 GMC Canyon Review

At GMC we've been engineering and building professional grade trucks for over a century and everything we've learned in that time has gone into the Canyon. Canyon delivers all the capability and technology you'd expect in a genuine GMC truck. The 2012 Canyon offers2 great engines to choose from. With 185 hp and 190 Foot pounds of torque the Vortec 2.9L I-4 engine. Or go with Canyon's available 242 hp Vortec 3.7L I-5 engine you'll enjoy the performance of a V6 and the fuel efficiency of a 4-cylinder. Canyon is engineered to grip the road regardless of the season. Standard features like all-season tires and 4-wheel anti-lock brakes help to maximize the available traction. And of course the surefootedness of 4-wheel drive is available on every Canyon model. Is there nothing Canyon Crew Cab can't do? With a huge payload rating a large double-wall steel cargo box with a handy 2-position tailgate it's ideal for hauling gear. And it's just as good at transporting people with a spacious interior that can seat 3 5 or 6 passengers depending on the Cab you choose. The bottom line? If you're looking for a mid-size pickup that meets the standard of professional grade the 2012 Canyon is your truck.

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