2020 GMC Canyon  RealSafeCars69Safety Rating

#11 of 2020 Pickups

#161 of all 2020 vehicles


The Canyon, part of GMC's lineup since 2004, is a large pickup with seating up to 5. It has technology that is now expected: Android Auto and Apple CarPlay. With optional all-wheel drive (AWD), it can easily bypass mud and snow. The Canyon provides exceptional fuel efficiency for its class, saving your wallet and the environment. GMC offers a 3-year, 36,000-mile basic warranty, and a 5-year, 60,000-mile powertrain warranty on its lineup.


The 2020 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 2020 GMC Canyon has a score of 69, implying a 0.057% chance of driver death (5.1% chance of injury).

We estimate that the 2020 GMC Canyon has a vehicle lifetime fatality chance of 0.0566% and a vehicle lifetime injury chance of 6.468%, meaning the average driver has a 0.0566% chance of dying in an accident if they drive the car under regular conditions for fifteen years, and a 6.468% chance of being injured.

Compared to the average vehicle, the 2020 GMC Canyon is 18% more likely to result in a fatal accident. Compared to other pickups, the 2020 GMC Canyon is 2% more likely to result in a fatal accident.

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And it is less safe than many comparable cars.

8863Dodge JourneyChevrolet ColoradoGMC CanyonNissan FrontierVolkswagen PassatToyota TacomaVolkswagen TiguanFord FusionHyundai Santa FeFord RangerBuick RegalJeep CherokeeComparison to similar models.  This plot compares the RSC rating of the 2020 GMC Canyon with its main competition. Models are plotted on a scale from 63 to 88. The 2020 GMC Canyon is less safe than the 2020 Nissan Frontier, the 2020 Volkswagen Passat, the 2020 Toyota Tacoma, the 2020 Jeep Cherokee, the 2020 Buick Regal, the 2020 Ford Ranger, the 2020 Hyundai Santa Fe, the 2020 Ford Fusion, and the 2020 Volkswagen Tiguan. It is about as safe as the 2020 Dodge Journey and the 2020 Chevrolet Colorado.

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