2017 GMC Canyon  RealSafeCars72Safety Rating

#8 of 2017 Pickups

#132 of all 2017 vehicles


The Canyon, part 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. The GMC Canyon packs some potency, exceeding the average horsepower for its class. With optional all-wheel drive (AWD), it bypasses mud and snow 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 2017 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 2017 GMC Canyon has a score of 72, implying a 0.052% chance of driver death (4.7% chance of injury).

We estimate that the 2017 GMC Canyon has a vehicle lifetime fatality chance of 0.0523% and a vehicle lifetime injury chance of 5.9768%, meaning the average driver has a 0.0523% chance of dying in an accident if they drive the car under regular conditions for fifteen years, and a 5.9768% chance of being injured.

Compared to the average vehicle, the 2017 GMC Canyon is 9% more likely to result in a fatal accident. Compared to other pickups, the 2017 GMC Canyon is 6% less likely to result in a fatal accident.

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And it is about as safe as many comparable models.

8359Nissan FrontierJeep WranglerChevrolet EquinoxDodge JourneyDodge Grand CaravanFord FusionJeep CherokeeToyota RAV4Toyota TacomaGMC TerrainGMC CanyonChevrolet ColoradoComparison to similar models.  This plot compares the RSC rating of the 2017 GMC Canyon with its main competition. Models are plotted on a scale from 59 to 83. The 2017 GMC Canyon is safer than the 2017 Nissan Frontier and the 2017 Jeep Wrangler and less safe than the 2017 Toyota RAV4, the 2017 Jeep Cherokee, the 2017 Ford Fusion, and the 2016 Dodge Grand Caravan. It is about as safe as the 2017 Dodge Journey, the 2017 Chevrolet Colorado, and the 2017 GMC Terrain.

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