2016 GMC Canyon  RealSafeCars72Safety Rating

#9 of 2016 Pickups

#125 of all 2016 vehicles


The Canyon, part of GMC's lineup since 2004, is a large pickup with seating up to 5. Strong on technology, it has offered Android Auto and Apple CarPlay since 2016. The Canyon provides superior EPA (miles per gallon) for its class, easing fuel costs and reducing pollution. With optional all-wheel drive (AWD), it handles mud, snow, and sand with ease. The GMC Canyon has some real zest, surpassing typical horsepower for its class. GMC offers a 3-year, 36,000-mile basic warranty, and a 5-year, 60,000-mile powertrain warranty on its lineup.


The 2016 GMC Canyon is below average 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 2016 GMC Canyon has a score of 72, implying a 0.053% chance of driver death (4.7% chance of injury).

We estimate that the 2016 GMC Canyon has a vehicle lifetime fatality chance of 0.053% and a vehicle lifetime injury chance of 6.0501%, meaning the average driver has a 0.053% chance of dying in an accident if they drive the car under regular conditions for fifteen years, and a 6.0501% chance of being injured.

Compared to the average vehicle, the 2016 GMC Canyon is 10% more likely to result in a fatal accident. Compared to other pickups, the 2016 GMC Canyon is 5% less likely to result in a fatal accident.

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And it is about as safe as many comparable models.

8763Jeep WranglerChevrolet EquinoxDodge JourneyGMC CanyonChevrolet ColoradoGMC TerrainKia SorentoSubaru OutbackFord FusionDodge Grand CaravanJeep CherokeeToyota TacomaComparison to similar models.  This plot compares the RSC rating of the 2016 GMC Canyon with its main competition. Models are plotted on a scale from 63 to 87. The 2016 GMC Canyon is safer than the 2016 Jeep Wrangler and less safe than the 2016 Jeep Cherokee, the 2016 Dodge Grand Caravan, the 2016 Ford Fusion, the 2016 Subaru Outback, and the 2016 Kia Sorento. It is about as safe as the 2016 Dodge Journey, the 2016 Chevrolet Colorado, the 2016 GMC Terrain, and the 2016 Toyota Tacoma.

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