2015 GMC Canyon  RealSafeCars70Safety Rating

#6 of 2015 Pickups

#132 of all 2015 vehicles


The Canyon, a mainstay of GMC's lineup since 2004, is a large pickup with seating up to 5. The Canyon provides exceptional fuel efficiency for its class, saving your wallet and the environment. 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 2015 GMC Canyon is somewhat 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 2015 GMC Canyon has a score of 70, implying a 0.055% chance of driver death (4.9% chance of injury).

We estimate that the 2015 GMC Canyon has a vehicle lifetime fatality chance of 0.0547% and a vehicle lifetime injury chance of 6.2437%, meaning the average driver has a 0.0547% chance of dying in an accident if they drive the car under regular conditions for fifteen years, and a 6.2437% chance of being injured.

Compared to the average vehicle, the 2015 GMC Canyon is 14% more likely to result in a fatal accident. Compared to other pickups, the 2015 GMC Canyon is 2% less likely to result in a fatal accident.

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But it is about as safe as many comparable models.

9348Toyota TacomaNissan FrontierChevrolet EquinoxGMC CanyonDodge JourneyChevrolet ColoradoToyota SiennaSubaru OutbackJeep CherokeeDodge Grand CaravanKia SorentoGMC TerrainComparison to similar models.  This plot compares the RSC rating of the 2015 GMC Canyon with its main competition. Models are plotted on a scale from 48 to 93. The 2015 GMC Canyon is safer than the 2015 Toyota Tacoma and the 2014 Nissan Frontier and less safe than the 2015 Kia Sorento, the 2015 Dodge Grand Caravan, the 2015 Jeep Cherokee, the 2015 Subaru Outback, and the 2014 Toyota Sienna. It is about as safe as the 2015 Chevrolet Equinox, the 2015 Dodge Journey, and the 2015 Chevrolet Colorado.

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