2010 GMC Canyon  RealSafeCars3Safety Rating

#11 of 2010 Pickups

#170 of all 2010 vehicles


The Canyon, a mainstay of GMC's lineup since 2004, is a large pickup with seating up to 5. Having better than average EPA (miles per gallon) for its class, it reduces fuel costs and pollution. The Canyon has offered Android Auto and Apple CarPlay since 2016. With optional all-wheel drive (AWD), it handles mud, snow, and sand with ease. GMC offers a 3-year, 36,000-mile basic warranty, and a 5-year, 60,000-mile powertrain warranty on its lineup.


The 2010 GMC Canyon is very unsafe compared to all vehicles.

Comparison to all vehicles.  This plot shows RSC safety scores on the horizontal axis vs. the number of vehicles with each safety score (depicted by bar height and percentages at the bottom). Colors reflect vehicle safety, ranging from red (not that safe) to green (safer). For reference, a score of 0 implies a 0.15% chance of driver death (13% chance of driver injury) over 15 years, and a score of 100 reflects a 0.016% chance (1.4% chance of driver injury). The 2010 GMC Canyon has a score of 2.8, implying a 0.14% chance of driver death (13% chance of injury).

We estimate that the 2010 GMC Canyon has a vehicle lifetime fatality chance of 0.1435% and a vehicle lifetime injury chance of 16.3825%, meaning the average driver has a 0.1435% chance of dying in an accident if they drive the car under regular conditions for fifteen years, and a 16.3825% chance of being injured.

Compared to the average vehicle, the 2010 GMC Canyon is 199% more likely to result in a fatal accident. Compared to other pickups, the 2010 GMC Canyon is 158% more likely to result in a fatal accident.


And it is less safe than many comparable cars.

1002Chevrolet ColoradoGMC CanyonFord RangerToyota TacomaSuzuki Grand VitaraSuzuki EquatorSubaru LegacyMazda 6Subaru ForesterChrysler SebringFord FusionNissan FrontierComparison to similar models.  This plot compares the RSC rating of the 2010 GMC Canyon with its main competition. Models are plotted on a scale from 2 to 100. The 2010 GMC Canyon is less safe than the 2010 Ford Ranger, the 2010 Toyota Tacoma, the 2010 Suzuki Grand Vitara, the 2010 Suzuki Equator, the 2010 Nissan Frontier, the 2010 Ford Fusion, the 2010 Chrysler Sebring, the 2010 Subaru Forester, the 2010 Mazda 6, and the 2010 Subaru Legacy. It is about as safe as the 2010 Chevrolet Colorado.

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