The return of GMC and Chevy to the midsize pickup segment is bringing about the reintroduction of the Canyon and Colorado, respectively, which the automakers discontinued following the 2012 model year. Now with an all-new look, new engines and a market that is craving smaller pickups that can still haul plenty of cargo, the Canyon and Colorado seem primed for a successful comeback. The only hang up until today was whether they would be affordable of not.
Well, that issue was addressed today, as General Motors announced that the 2015 Canyon will start at $21,880, plus $925 for delivery, and the Colorado will start at $20,995, plus $875 for delivery.
For the nearly $22k that the GMC will cost, buyers are will get a nice list of standard features, including a 200-horsepower engine, distinct LED lighting, a power driver seat, a CornerStep rear bumper for easy bed access and 16-inch aluminum wheels. The sub-$21k Colorado will check in with the same base engine as its GMC cousin, a six-speed manual transmission, power windows, a rearview camera and a locking tailgate.
While these prices are a good bit higher than the Tacoma’s $18,125 base price and just about even with the Frontier’s $21,510 entry fee, neither the Tacoma nor the Frontier can match the standard features of the Canton and Colorado. This is particularly true under the hood, where the Tacoma and the Frontier produce just 159 and 152 horsepower, respectively.
GMC also announced that the Canyon’s better-equipped SLE trim will check in at $27,520 and feature an extended cab, aluminum interior trim, a soft-touch dash and door panels, an EZ-Lift tailgate, an eight-inch touchscreen audio system, and an OnStar 4G LTE WiFi hotspot. Also in the mix is an SLT crew cab with four-wheel drive, a 3.6-liter V-6 that produces 305 horsepower, leather seating, auto climate control, 18-inch aluminum wheels, remote start and an auto-locking rear diff. This SLT package will come in at $37,875.
Chevy also released pricing for a few other trim levels, including the LT crew cab with two-wheel drive and a five-foot bed that starts at $27,785, and the Z71 with a five-foot bed, crew cab and four-wheel drive that starts at $34,990.
These announced trims and prices are not comprehensive, but they do give us a look at the bottom, middle and top of the Canyon and Colorado lineups.