The 2019 GMC Canyon Denali is top of the line mid-size truck. It has it all but big size. Canyon is an excellent performer thanks to the proven Duramax diesel unit. The company provides reliability and durability. For unwanted situations, there is a warranty. Luxury trim level, called Denali, will install a lot of premium features inside the pickup. Also, the exterior suffers modifications to make the vehicle more appealing.
All in all, the 2019 GMC Canyon Denali will be the bet you can get from this nameplate in this class. For the upcoming model, the company is not changing anything radical. The truck is getting a new generation in 2022. By then, we could see one more facelift, but that is not so necessary. Also, General Motors will pay more attention to heavy-duty class next season. So, that is another year where mid-size is not in the first plan. This year’s debut of Sierra 1500 took all the attention of truckers.
2019 GMC Canyon Denali Changes
The company already announced there won’t be big changes on the 2019 GMC Canyon Denali. As the base model, it comes with the same exterior design. Inside the cabin, we will see updates. First of all, GM is improving the speech recognition of its infotainment system. Rear park assist and collision alert are some of the features we won’t find on lower trims, but these are available on the new GMC Canyon Denali. Also, six-way adjustable driver seat is standard for some lower versions. But, at the top trim, we have a heating and ventilating.
Outside, this model brings unique 20-inch wheels. Also, you will recognize Denali truck when you see it. Chrome grille is something you can’t miss. The bed is covered with a bedliner, which the optional feature for other classes.
2019 GMC Canyon Denali Specs
The 2019 GMC Canyon Denali will use either 2.8-l Duramax diesel or a 3.6-liter V-6 petrol engine. The first one is the favorite choice. A turbo-diesel model is capable to produce 180 hp and 360 lb-ft of torque. On the other hand, a petrol unit is more powerful, creating 310 hp. But, the twisting power is 100 lb-ft short. Rear-wheel drive is standard, and AWD optional.
Towing Capacity and Mileage
Maximum towing capacity is 7,700 pounds, which is the class-leading performance. Since the Chevy Colorado is using the same engine, the outputs of 2019 Canyon Denali and Chevrolet’s truck are the same.
A V-6 petrol might be more powerful, but besides the towing capacity, it is behind the diesel in mileage. Duramax engine can go up to 30 mpg on the highway with two-wheel drive. City cruising cuts these numbers to 22 mpg. In AWD mode Canyon Denali loses 2 mpg in each sector.
2019 GMC Canyon Denali Release Date and Price
The official info about the arrival of 2019 GMC Canyon Denali and the base model is out. However, details about release date and price are still unavailable. However, since there are no big changes on the truck, it will probably keep the starting price. In 2018 it was $41,000 for the petrol engine and 2WD. Diesel and AWD are already just shy of $50,000 value. With additions, the price will go over $60k.