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2023 GMC Canyon configurator shows safety tech not standard

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On December 20, a number of automotive websites reported the 2023 GMC Canyon pricing configurator went live. But when we went to find it a day later, all we could find was a link to the 2022 configurator.

We did a little digging, and while the configurator is live, the link appears to have been momentarily pulled from the GMC build-and-price page.

So, if you’re looking for the link and can’t find it, go here. You’re welcome.

After playing around with the configurator a bit, here are a few of our biggest discoveries.

2023 GMC Canyon pricing

We did get a sneak peek at the 2023 GMC Canyon pricing earlier this month via a leak. But now we really have the chance to dig into the pricing and options as well as play around with how we’d trim the truck.

As previously noted, there is just one cab/bed configuration and only four trims. There is just one trim available with 2WD capability – the base Elevation model – and all the other trims are 4WD only. On the base Elevation model, which starts at $38,095, the AWD option will add $3,300.

We see the AT4X, with a base price of $56,995, will have a late availability. But if you trick it out and add bells and whistles, you’re more likely looking at a price of around $68k. We added Volcanic Red Tintcoat paint ($645), the Edition 1 Package ($9,295) and a power sunroof $1,000. But when we tried to add the Sports Bar Package, that was a no-go if you wanted to keep the Edition 1 package intact, which we did.

So, what does this Edition 1 Package include:

  • Lighting wiring kit
  • 30-inch off-road front grille light bar
  • Off-road front bumper with safari bar
  • Tire pressure monitoring
  • Performance front skid plate
  • 17-inch beadlock capable wheels
  • Underbody cameras
  • Accessory power distribution box
  • ComeUp Winch
  • Accessory switch kit
  • Unique Edition 1 badging

This package is only available on the top AT4X trim, but you do have a number of other options on the other trims that will make them very off-road capable. Think lift packages, skid plates and technology packages.

2023 GMC Canyon pricing

Safety surprise

What we will point out is GM is being GM in optioning out safety features, and this perpetually irks us. If you want thinks like blind-spot steering assist, rear-cross-traffic braking, adaptive cruise control, rear pedestrian alert and 360-degree cameras – it’s all an option.

The good news is, you can get them as options on the base trim, but it’s still going to cost more than $1k with the Safety Plus Package ($445) and Technology Package ($950).

Oh, and in case you’re wondering about remote start, that’s a part of the Convenience Package on the Elevation trim, and the configurator says you have to see the dealer for pricing.

The bottom line

Though the 2023 GMC Canyon pricing configurator might be fully live by the time you get to this article, there are still a couple key takeaways we have to offer: Up-level safety you get standard on a Toyota Corolla is optional on a luxury truck, and midsize trucks are getting more expensive with fewer options.

In general, we can’t wait to drive the 2023 GMC Canyon, but dang, we never thought we’d spend $70k for a midsize truck.

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Jill Ciminillo

Jill Ciminillo is the Managing Editor for Pickup Truck + SUV Talk as well as a Chicago-based automotive writer, YouTube personality and podcast host, with her articles and videos appearing in outlets throughout the U.S. Additionally, she co-hosts a weekly radio show on car stuff for a local Chicago station. Previously, Jill has been the automotive editor for both newspaper and broadcast media conglomerates. She is also a past president for the Midwest Automotive Media Association and has the distinction of being the first female president for that organization. Jill is also currently a juror for the North American Car, Utility and Truck of the Year (NACTOY).

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  1. Russ December 21, 2022

    Tim, Good to see you on the pickup truck segment on Sunday Morning. Fun coverage.

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