2021 GMC Canyon  RealSafeCars69Safety Rating

#9 of 2021 Pickups

#135 of all 2021 vehicles


The Canyon, part of GMC's lineup since 2004, is a large pickup with seating up to 5. The Canyon provides superior EPA (miles per gallon) for its class, easing fuel costs and reducing pollution. The Canyon has technology that is now expected: Android Auto and Apple CarPlay. 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 2021 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 2021 GMC Canyon has a score of 69, implying a 0.057% chance of driver death (5.1% chance of injury).

We estimate that the 2021 GMC Canyon has a vehicle lifetime fatality chance of 0.0568% and a vehicle lifetime injury chance of 6.4866%, meaning the average driver has a 0.0568% chance of dying in an accident if they drive the car under regular conditions for fifteen years, and a 6.4866% chance of being injured.

Compared to the average vehicle, the 2021 GMC Canyon is 18% more likely to result in a fatal accident. Compared to other pickups, the 2021 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.

9652Nissan FrontierGMC CanyonChevrolet ColoradoToyota TacomaFord RangerChrysler VoyagerVolkswagen AtlasChevrolet TraverseGMC AcadiaChevrolet BlazerChrysler 300Kia SedonaComparison to similar models.  This plot compares the RSC rating of the 2021 GMC Canyon with its main competition. Models are plotted on a scale from 52 to 96. The 2021 GMC Canyon is safer than the 2021 Nissan Frontier and less safe than the 2021 Toyota Tacoma, the 2021 Ford Ranger, the 2021 Chrysler Voyager, the 2021 Kia Sedona, the 2021 Chrysler 300, the 2021 Chevrolet Blazer, the 2021 GMC Acadia, the 2021 Chevrolet Traverse, and the 2021 Volkswagen Atlas. It is about as safe as the 2021 Chevrolet Colorado.

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