2018 GMC Canyon  RealSafeCars73Safety Rating

#6 of 2018 Pickups

#116 of all 2018 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. With optional all-wheel drive (AWD), it can easily handle mud, snow, and sand. Exceeding the average MPG (miles per gallon) for its class, it reduces fuel costs and the carbon footprint. Having more than average horsepower for its class, the Canyon packs some oomph. GMC offers a 3-year, 36,000-mile basic warranty, and a 5-year, 60,000-mile powertrain warranty on its lineup.


The 2018 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 2018 GMC Canyon has a score of 73, implying a 0.052% chance of driver death (4.6% chance of injury).

We estimate that the 2018 GMC Canyon has a vehicle lifetime fatality chance of 0.0518% and a vehicle lifetime injury chance of 5.9124%, meaning the average driver has a 0.0518% chance of dying in an accident if they drive the car under regular conditions for fifteen years, and a 5.9124% chance of being injured.

Compared to the average vehicle, the 2018 GMC Canyon is 8% more likely to result in a fatal accident. Compared to other pickups, the 2018 GMC Canyon is 7% less likely to result in a fatal accident.

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And it is about as safe as many comparable models.

8757Nissan FrontierDodge JourneyChevrolet ColoradoGMC CanyonMitsubishi OutlanderToyota TacomaFord EscapeVolkswagen TiguanFord FusionKia SportageToyota RAV4Jeep CherokeeComparison to similar models.  This plot compares the RSC rating of the 2018 GMC Canyon with its main competition. Models are plotted on a scale from 57 to 87. The 2018 GMC Canyon is safer than the 2018 Nissan Frontier and less safe than the 2018 Kia Sportage, the 2018 Ford Fusion, the 2018 Volkswagen Tiguan, and the 2018 Ford Escape. It is about as safe as the 2017 Chevrolet Colorado, the 2018 Mitsubishi Outlander, and the 2017 Toyota Tacoma.

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