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Revised Trim Structure Results In Minor Changes

2021 GMC Canyon
2021 GMC Canyon AT4

The updated 2021 GMC Canyon are coming soon with a mild facelift, and new trim structure. We have already seen the new for 2021 Canyon AT4, but GMC still hasn’t shown off the rest of the range. Overall, these updates are minor, and they will carry the model until the next generation model comes in a few years. Thanks to information uncovered by TFL, we have full pricing info on the revised Canyon.

Now, it will have a three trim model structure, with Elevation as the base, AT4 as the off-road model, and Denali continuing as the top trim level. The cab and bed configurations stay the same as the current Canyon. Four wheel drive can be added to all models for around $3,000, dependent on trim and cab/bed configurations.

A number of options and packages are available across the model range. The Power Pack carries through to 2021, giving a performance intake and cat-back exhaust for $1,850. There’s also the $375 performance skid plate pack, $250 trailering pack and $260 interior protection kit.

2021 GMC Canyon Denali

The entry level Elevation trim is broken up into two models. Opt for rear wheel drive, and you can choose the Elevation Standard trim, which forms the new base level, starting at $26,400. Here, you can option the convenience package for $630, giving keyless entry, theft prevention, locking tailgate, cruise control and rear window defogging. Rear wheel drive models, and all four wheel drive models, can get the Elevation trim that includes the convenience package. Available for $1,400 is the High Elevation Package that gives heated and power black leather seats, and a heated steering wheel.

New for the 2021 GMC Canyon is the AT4 trim. Only available in four wheel drive, this trim replaces the All Terrain model of 2020, and is a far more off-road focused truck. It’s available in two trim levels, “AT4 with cloth” and “AT4 with leather.” Why GMC didn’t offer two upholstery choices is a mystery, and all options are available with either interior trim level. The AT4 trim gives buyers the option for the $395 driver alert pack and $815 exterior convenience pack.

2021 GMC Canyon Denali


The Denali comes almost fully equipped from the start. It gains the $1,095 8 inch touchscreen infotainment that’s an option on lower trims, and all of their optional packages. Really, only accessories like different wheels, bed liners and covers are available for the Denali, apart from the obvious color choices.

Overall, the 2021 GMC Canyon has a far simpler trim structure than before. It’s also far less complex than its Chevy Colorado twin. With the styling updates and trim refreshes, this truck could be the one to have if you’re looking for a mid-size pickup with easy to understand options.


Written by Sam Krahn

Sam graduated with a communications Degree from Wayne State University, where he was also a member of the swim team. He's interested to see how new technology will affect the American performance vehicle landscape.

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