2011 GMC Canyon  RealSafeCars3Safety Rating

#11 of 2011 Pickups

#172 of all 2011 vehicles


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


The 2011 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 2011 GMC Canyon has a score of 3.4, implying a 0.14% chance of driver death (13% chance of injury).

We estimate that the 2011 GMC Canyon has a vehicle lifetime fatality chance of 0.1426% and a vehicle lifetime injury chance of 16.2875%, meaning the average driver has a 0.1426% chance of dying in an accident if they drive the car under regular conditions for fifteen years, and a 16.2875% chance of being injured.

Compared to the average vehicle, the 2011 GMC Canyon is 197% more likely to result in a fatal accident. Compared to other pickups, the 2011 GMC Canyon is 156% more likely to result in a fatal accident.


And it is less safe than many comparable cars.

1002Chevrolet ColoradoGMC CanyonToyota TacomaSuzuki Grand VitaraSuzuki EquatorSubaru LegacyKia SorentoMazda 6Ford FusionNissan FrontierChrysler 200Dodge AvengerComparison to similar models.  This plot compares the RSC rating of the 2011 GMC Canyon with its main competition. Models are plotted on a scale from 2 to 100. The 2011 GMC Canyon is less safe than the 2011 Toyota Tacoma, the 2011 Suzuki Grand Vitara, the 2011 Suzuki Equator, the 2011 Dodge Avenger, the 2011 Chrysler 200, the 2011 Nissan Frontier, the 2011 Ford Fusion, the 2011 Mazda 6, the 2011 Kia Sorento, and the 2011 Subaru Legacy. It is about as safe as the 2011 Chevrolet Colorado.

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