2022 GMC Canyon  RealSafeCars69Safety Rating

#12 of 2022 Pickups

#164 of all 2022 vehicles

The Canyon, a mainstay 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. 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 2022 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 2022 GMC Canyon has a score of 69, implying a 0.057% chance of driver death (5.1% chance of injury).

We estimate that the 2022 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 2022 GMC Canyon is 22% more likely to result in a fatal accident. Compared to other pickups, the 2022 GMC Canyon is 6% more likely to result in a fatal accident.


Active safety features can substantially reduce the risks of harm to vehicle occupants by preventing severe accidents. An optional safety feature on the 2022 GMC Canyon which we recommend is Lane Keep Assist with Lane Departure Warning.

And it is less safe than many comparable cars.

9862Chevrolet ColoradoGMC CanyonToyota TacomaHyundai Santa CruzFord RangerChrysler VoyagerHonda OdysseyFord F-150Mitsubishi OutlanderKia SorentoDodge ChallengerHyundai Santa FeComparison to similar models.  This plot compares the RSC rating of the 2022 GMC Canyon with its main competition. Models are plotted on a scale from 62 to 98. The 2022 GMC Canyon is less safe than the 2022 Toyota Tacoma, the 2022 Hyundai Santa Cruz, the 2022 Ford Ranger, the 2022 Chrysler Voyager, the 2022 Hyundai Santa Fe, the 2022 Dodge Challenger, the 2022 Kia Sorento, the 2022 Mitsubishi Outlander, the 2022 Ford F-150, and the 2021 Honda Odyssey. It is about as safe as the 2022 Chevrolet Colorado.

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