2019 GMC Canyon  RealSafeCars73Safety Rating

#8 of 2019 Pickups

#154 of all 2019 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. The GMC Canyon has some real zest, surpassing typical horsepower for its class. Strong on technology, it 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 2019 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 2019 GMC Canyon has a score of 73, implying a 0.051% chance of driver death (4.6% chance of injury).

We estimate that the 2019 GMC Canyon has a vehicle lifetime fatality chance of 0.051% and a vehicle lifetime injury chance of 5.8212%, meaning the average driver has a 0.051% chance of dying in an accident if they drive the car under regular conditions for fifteen years, and a 5.8212% chance of being injured.

Compared to the average vehicle, the 2019 GMC Canyon is 6% more likely to result in a fatal accident. Compared to other pickups, the 2019 GMC Canyon is 8% less likely to result in a fatal accident.

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And it is less safe than many comparable cars.

8857Nissan FrontierDodge JourneyChevrolet ColoradoMitsubishi OutlanderGMC CanyonHyundai Santa FeFord FusionToyota TacomaJeep CherokeeVolkswagen TiguanFord RangerBuick RegalComparison to similar models.  This plot compares the RSC rating of the 2019 GMC Canyon with its main competition. Models are plotted on a scale from 57 to 88. The 2019 GMC Canyon is safer than the 2019 Nissan Frontier, the 2019 Dodge Journey, and the 2019 Chevrolet Colorado and less safe than the 2019 Buick Regal, the 2019 Ford Ranger, the 2019 Volkswagen Tiguan, the 2019 Jeep Cherokee, the 2019 Toyota Tacoma, and the 2019 Ford Fusion. It is about as safe as the 2019 Mitsubishi Outlander.

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