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2020 TRUCKS – Which GMC Pickup Truck is Right For You?

Which GMC Pickup Truck is right for you?

Purchasing a new vehicle is the second largest purchase that the average Canadian will make in their lifetime, so it is an understandably overwhelming, and sometimes frustrating, process.

With so many makes, models and options to choose from, you can easily find yourself down an internet rabbit hole of research and information.

BUT, rest assured that this blog post will help you choose which GMC Pickup truck is the right choice for you!

GMC Canyon

Overview

The GMC Canyon is the smallest of the GMC family of pickups and is considered to be a midsize Truck.

Don’t let its stature fool you though, it boasts plenty of convenience and capability features just like its bigger siblings.

This pickup is available in 11 exterior colour options and 2 interior colour options and can be purchased with a crew or extended cab body style.

It has a starting MSRP of $24,798 CAD, and has two featured editions for the 2020 model year, the Elevation and The All Terrain X.

Trim Levels

There are 4 trim levels for the GMC Canyon and these include the SLE, SLT, All-Terrain and Denali. Each trim level builds on the trim level below it by adding improved features as the trim levels go up.

All of the trim levels come with standard equipment as well as available equipment that can be added for an additional cost.

SLE

  • 8-in. diagonal GMC Infotainment System
  • Built-in 4G LTE Wi-Fi® Hotspot capability (data plan required)
  • 4 USB ports
  • 17” bright silver cast aluminum wheels
  • Leather-wrapped steering wheel
  • Aluminum interior trim
  • Tilt/telescopic steering column
  • Steering wheel controls
  • Remote locking EZ-Lift and Lower tailgate
  • HD Rear Vision Camera
  • 6-way power driver seat
  • Fog lamps

SLT

SLE features plus:

  • Heated leather-appointed front seats
  • 18” polished cast aluminum wheels
  • Remote vehicle starter system
  • 4-way power front passenger seat
  • Heated, power exterior mirrors
  • 308 hp 3.6 L V6 engine with Direct Injection and Variable Valve Timing
  • 8-speed automatic transmission
  • Automatic locking rear differential
  • Sliding rear window
  • Single-zone automatic climate control
  • Heated steering wheel
  • Rear park assist
  • Wireless charging pad

All Terrain

SLE features plus:

  • Off-road suspension
  • Hill Descent Control
  • Transfer case shield
  • Unique 17″ Dark Argent metallic cast-aluminum wheels
  • Automatic locking rear differential
  • Body-colour bumpers and grille surround with unique grille
  • Carbon-fibre-inspired interior accents
  • All-Terrain exclusive contrasting red stitching
  • Remote vehicle starter system
  • 4-way power front passenger seat
  • 308 hp 3.6L V6 engine with Direct Injection and Variable Valve Timing
  • Sliding rear window
  • Single-zone automatic climate control
  • Heated driver and front passenger seats
  • Trailering assist guidelines

Denali

SLT features plus

  • 20” Diamond Cut machined aluminum wheels with painted accents
  • Navigation
  • Bose Premium 7-Speaker sound system
  • 5” chrome assist steps
  • Spray-on bedliner with Denali logo
  • Polished exhaust tip (V6 engine only)
  • Cargo area lamps
  • Body-colour rear bumper

Engines and Capability

Remember when we said not to judge the Canyon by its stature? Well just take a look at the engine specs below and you will see why!

All three engines are available for the SLE, SLT and All-Terrain Trim Levels, but only the 3.6L V6 and the 2.8L Duramax are available for the Denali trim level.

With towing capabilities ranging from 3,500 lbs to 7,700 lbs, you can rest assured that the Canyon can cover your towing needs.

Feature Highlights

Capability, Technology and Safety are not sacrificed when you step into the GMC Canyon, in fact, they are front center. The truck has comparable features to its bigger counter parts in each of these categories!

Stabilitrak with Traction Control, Trailer Sway and Hill Start Assist, and Available Integrated Trailer Brake Controller all add to the capability of the GMC Canyon making it a fine choice for towing

Technology features include Built-In 4G LTE Wi-Fi, Available 8-IN. Diagonal GMC Infotainment System, Power Outlets and so much more. These ensure that both you and your passengers stay connected for the entire ride.

Last, but arguably most important, Safety! Available Rear Park Assist, Lane Departure Warning and Forward Collision Alert will give you piece of mind no matter the length of your trip.

Who is it For?

So, who is the GMC Canyon for?

It’s for the back-woods adventurer who needs a reliable truck to tow their toys back and forth. Whether it is mountain bikes, a canoe, or a boat, The Canyon can handle it.

For the driving lover that wants to be able to move effortlessly between city driving and back country roads with all the bells and whistles that make driving fun.

Lastly, for the former car or SUV driver who wants to get into something bigger, but not too big.

Do any of these descriptions sound like you? Well then it looks like we found your GMC Pickup Truck!

GMC Sierra 1500

Overview

The GMC Sierra 1500 is a 1/2 ton truck that packs a powerful punch while still remaining comfortable and convenient for drivers.

Completely redesigned in 2019, the 1500 received a brand new exterior look that would look good parked in any driveway!

This pickup is available in 12 exterior colours and 2 interior colours and can be purchased with a regular,crew or extended cab body style as well as short, standard or long box configurations.

The Sierra 1500 has a starting MSRP of $31,798 CAD and has two featured editions for the 2020 model year, the Denali CarbonPro Edition and The AT4 CarbonPro Editon.

Trim Levels

6 Trim levels are offered for the GMC Sierra 1500 including Base, SLE, Elevation, SLT, AT4, and Denali.

Each trim level builds on the last by adding improved features as the trim levels go up and each comes with standard features as well as available features that can be added for an additional cost.

Base

  • Chrome front and rear bumpers
  • 4.3L V6 engine with Direct Injection, Active Fuel Management®
  • Variable Valve Timing and 6-speed automatic transmission
  • StabiliTrak® with Traction Control
  • Hill Start Assist
  • DURALIFE® brake rotors
  • LED headlamps and tail lamps
  • 12 total cargo tie-downs, rated at 227 kg (500 lb.) per corner
  • CornerStep rear bumper
  • Vertical recovery hooks (4WD)
  • GMC Infotainment System4 with 7-in diagonal touch-screen

SLE

Base features plus:

  • Chrome grille and window surround
  • Traction Select System with Terrain mode on 4WD models
  • 2.7L Turbo engine with 8-speed automatic transmission
  • GMC Infotainment System with 8-in. diagonal touch-screen
  • Leather-wrapped steering wheel
  • Remote keyless entry

Elevation

SLE features plus:

  • Monochromatic exterior with a body-colour surround grille with high gloss Black inserts
  • 20″ Black wheels
  • LED fog lamps
  • Keyless Open and Start

SLT

Elevation features plus:

  • GMC MultiPro™ Tailgate – industry-first six-function tailgate
  • 5.3L V8 engine with 8-speed automatic transmission on 2WD
  • Heated steering wheel
  • 10-speed automatic transmission on 4WD
  • Dynamic Fuel Management
  • High-Intensity LED headlamps and LED tail lamps
  • ProGrade™ Trailering System
  • Integrated trailer brake controller
  • Heated,10-way power leather-appointed front driver and outboard passenger seats
  • Rear seatback storage

AT4

SLT features plus:

  • 2-inch factory-installed suspension lift
  • Autotrac 2-speed transfer case
  • Heated and ventilated front seats
  • Off-road suspension, Rancho® monotube shocks and skid plates
  • Integrated Dual Exhaust
  • Vertical Red Recovery Hooks
  • Spray-on bedliner with AT4 logo
  • Traction Select System with Off-Road mode
  • Body colour surround grille with high gloss black mesh and Black chrome inserts
  • Jet Black leather-appointed front seats with exclusive Kalahari accents
  • Heated rear outboard seats on the crew cab

Denali

SLT features plus:

  • Two-speed Autotrac™ transfer case
  • Heated steering wheel
  • Integrated Dual Outlets
  • Continuous Damping Adaptive Ride Control
  • High-Intensity LED headlamps and LED tail lamps
  • Spray-on bedliner
  • Perforated Forge leather-appointed seating and ash wood trim
  • Heated and ventilated front seats and heated rear outboard seats
  • 8-in. diagonal digital Driver Information Centre
  • Premium GMC Infotainment System with Navigation

Engines and Capability

So many engines to choose from!

The 2.7L Turbo Engine is standard on the SLE and Elevation and the 5.3L V8 Engine is standard on the SLT, AT4 and Denali.

GM’s 5.3L V8 Engine is also available to add to both the SLE and Elevation.

Buyers can add the 6.2L V8 Engine to the AT4 as well as the Denali and if you prefer diesel, the 3.0L Turbo Diesel is available to add to all trim levels!

With fuel efficiences ranging from 9.1 hwy to 11.9 hwy, you can forget the old notion of pickups being gas guzzlers and consider the GMC Sierra 1500 as your next purchase whether you are a city or country driver.

Feature Highlights

Looking for a capable and tehcnologically advanced truck that doesnt sacrifice safety? Well, step inside the 2020 GMC Sierra 1500 and find each of these features exemplified!

Standard Traction Select System and High Strength Steel Cargo bed are a good start for the capability category, but why not add Available X31 Off-Road Package and Available ProgradeTM Trailering System to the mix as well so you never have to hesitate when asked to tow something up those cottage roads.

Technologically speaking, this truck is advanced to say the least. Available Wireless Charging Pad, Available Bed View Camera and both standard and avaialble Trailering Technology puts you ahead of the rest and ensures that you stay connected and informed from point A to B.

Aside from the standard safety equipment to keep you and your family safe, there are over 10 advanced safety technologies that can be added to your GMC Sierra 1500! Some of these include, Available Automatic Emergency Braking, Available Rear Cross Traffic Alert and Available Following Distance Indicator.

Who is it For?

So, who is the GMC Sierra 1500 for?

It’s for the family who needs some extra space for all of their hockey or camping equipment, without sacraficing a spacious and comfortable ride

For the truck enthusiast who needs to tow and carry some weight in the back, while maintaining a smooth ride upfront

Lastly, for the first, second or third-generation truck buyers that grew up hearing stories about and working on these trucks in the garage.

Is this the right GMC Pickup Truck for you?

GMC Sierra 2500 HD

Overview

Completely redesigned for 2020, the GMC Sierra 2500 HD gives competition a run for its money.

The Sierra 2500HD is the largest GMC pickup truck options of the three in this post, and is available in a regular, crew or double cab with both standard and long box configurations.

This truck is available in 8 exterior colours and 2 interior colours and has a starting MSRP of $44,998

Trim Levels

5 Trim levels are offered on the GMC Sierra 2500 HD including Base, SLE, Elevation, SLT, AT4, and Denali. Each trim level builds on the last by adding improved features as the trim levels go up.

Base

  • All-new 6.6L gas V8 engine with 6-speed automatic transmission
  • Automatic locking rear differential
  • StabiliTrak® with Traction Control
  • Hill Start Assist
  • Duralife™ brake rotors
  • Best-in-class HD cargo bed volume
  • 12 total cargo tie-downs, rated at 227 kg (500 lb.) per corner
  • Side Bed Step and CornerStep rear bumper
  • 7-in. diagonal GMC Infotainment System
  • Rear air vents on Double and Crew Cab models
  • LED headlamps and tail lamps with signature C-shape design
  • Available remote keyless entry, cruise control, LED cargo box lighting and 120V bed outlet

SLE

Base features plus:

  • Chrome grille, bumpers and window surround
  • GMC Infotainment System with 8-in. diagonal touch-screen
  • Leather-wrapped steering wheel
  • Remote keyless entry

Elevation

SLE features plus:

  • GMC MultiPro™ Tailgate – world’s first six-function tailgate
  • ProGrade™ Trailering System with in-vehicle Trailering App
  • Traction Select System with Tow/Haul Mode
  • Heated, leather-wrapped steering wheel
  • Electronic 2-speed AutoTrac™ transfer case (4WD models only)
  • Digital Variable Steering Assist
  • Premium GMC Infotainment System with customizable profiles and 8-in. diagonal touch-screen
  • Heated, 10-way power leather-appointed Outboard front seats
  • Rear seatback storage

AT4

SLT features plus:

  • Available 6.6L Duramax® Turbo Diesel V8 with Allison® 10-speed automatic transmission
  • Off-road suspension, Rancho® shocks and skid plates
  • 18″ all-terrain tires and available 20″ all-terrain tires
  • Black chrome grille inserts with high-gloss-black grille surround
  • Red front recovery hooks
  • High-intensity LED headlamps and LED tail lamps
  • GMC MultiPro™ Tailgate – world’s first six-function tailgate
  • Spray-on bedliner with AT4 logo
  • Heated and ventilated leather-appointed 10-way power front seats and heated rear outboard rear seats

Denali

SLT features plus:

  • Available 6.6L Duramax® Turbo Diesel V8 with Allison® 10-speed automatic transmission
  • Chrome front recovery hooks
  • 20″ Polished Aluminum wheels with All Terrain Tires (SRW)
  • Spray-on bedliner with Denali logo
  • Bose premium sound system
  • Authentic perforated Forge leather-appointed seating and open-pore ash wood trim

Engines and Capability

Each trim level comes standard with the 6.6L V8 Gasoline Engine paired with the 6-speed trasnmission , but can be upgraded to the 6.6L Duramax Turbo Diesel V8.

The 6.6L Duramax Turbo Diesel V8 has the first-ever factory installed diesel engine after-run cooling function and is paired with the Allison 10-speed Automatic Transmission!

Both engines have cast aluminum cylinder heads but they differ when it comes to compression ratio and valvetrain!

Which engine suits your needs more?

Feature Highlights

Forget what you know about the 2019 GMC Sierra 2500 HD because it has been replaced by a much more technological, safe and capable beast.

Let’s talk cameras, and discuss the fact that you can add up to 15 cameras with the Technology Package, which also includes HD Surround Vision,Rear Camera Mirror and Bed View Camera. Talk about taking trailering to a whole new level! 

Those cameras will also assist in keeping you safe while backing up and parking, but for when you’re on the road and in motion, a bunch of other safety features are also available. Just to name a few, Automatic Emergency Braking, Safety Alert Seat, and Lane Departure Warning are all available to add as well.

Who is it For?

So, who is the GMC Sierra 2500HD for?

It’s for the farmer who needs to make sure they can tow and carry even the heaviest load throughout their day, without having to switch between vehicles

For the camping family with the 5th wheel, and all of the equipment to go with it who still need some space for the kids and the dog

Lastly, for the contractor or construction worker who needs a truck that can double as the weekday warrior as well as the weekend toy hauler

Does that sound like you? Maybe the 2500HD is the right GMC Pickup truck for you!

Which GMC pickup truck is right for you? Well it could be the GMC Canyon, GMC Sierra 1500 or the GMC Sierra 2500! Feel free to browse our inventory by clicking the buttons below!