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GMC Canyon Named Best Midsize Pickup by Cars.com

2016 GMC Canyon black

You’re not the only one who loves the GMC Canyon! Cars.com gave the Canyon a big award: the Best Mid-size Pickup of 2016! Here’s why it took home the prize.

It helped that the Canyon was the only premium pickup truck in the mid-size lineup. It has even more value than other pickups when it comes to convenience and luxury.

The GMC Canyon was tested head-to-head against other top midsize pickups like the Honda Ridgeline, Toyota Tacoma, and Nissan Frontier. It pulled out ahead of the rest, though!

Hear it from the Cars.com editor!

“[The 2016 GMC Canyon] is well-balanced and confident both on paved streets and off-road. It’s a well-appointed truck on the interior and has some serious ability when it comes to payload and towing as well as overall engine performance,” said Cars.com editor-in-chief, Patrick Olsen.

You heard it from him! The GMC Canyon has so much to offer—its luxurious interior not only has top tech elements and fabrics that envelop you in comfort, but it also seals out the exterior noise for a wonderfully silent ride.

And performance? Well, the Canyon took home the award for a reason! With a towing capacity of 3,500 pounds and a payload max of 1,600 pounds, it can carry more than other vehicles in its class! What are you waiting for? Check out the 2016 GMC Canyon today!

GM Trucks Top Cars.com’s Midsize Pickup Challenge

2015 Chevy Colorado

The results of Cars.com’s Midsize Pickup Challenge are in and they bode well for the trucks we sell at dealerships in the Joseph Auto Group.

Four pickups were evaluated in 21 tests over the course of six days, including the 2015 GMC Canyon, 2015 Chevrolet Colorado Z71, 2015 Nissan Frontier PRO-4X, and 2015 Toyota Tacoma TRD Pro.

They were tested for performance, seating and ergonomics, tech and entertainment, ride quality, visibility, value, off-road capability, braking and acceleration, fuel economy, and comfort.

According to Cars.com, the best truck was the GMC Canyon, which was also named Autoweek’s Best of the Best Truck for 2015.

Pickup Truck Editor Mark Williams explained that the Canyon “offered a capable and luxurious ride and feel that clearly separated the GMC from the rest of the pack.”

The Chevrolet Colorado Z71 wasn’t far behind, however, thanks to its smooth transmission and confidence when hauling heavy loads.

“What impressed us most with both of the GM trucks is how much they can carry, and how comfortable and confident they are doing it,” said Williams. “During brake testing and when carrying a max payload during our fuel-economy runs, brake control and chassis dynamics were smooth and predictable, comforting even.”