A decade ago, diesel and pickups tend to be a rare combination due to the fact that gasoline engines are more preferred. Because of their difference in power and startup time, gasoline engines have taken the lead. This combination also became a Detroit standard until eventually, these pickups became more and more common. Nowadays, diesel pickups are now being manufactured more because despite its slower startup time, diesel engines now have much better fuel efficiency along with greater torque. Pickup trucks tend to be huge; that is, until the mid-size pickups came into existence. And right now, the 2016 GMC Canyon Diesel 4×4 had joined the group.
Under the Hood
Featuring a Mid-size pickup truck with a Turbocharged and Intercooled four-cylinder diesel engine, the GMC Canyon Diesel 4×4 runs at 181 horsepower @ 3400 revolutions-per-minute and 369 pound-feet of torque at 2000 rpm. Even though this is somewhat slower compared to other diesel pickups, it definitely has a large amount of power in it. This pickup is highly recommended when doing some real nice tow of some construction materials whenever you have a personal building project. Experts are quick to point out that the startup time of the diesel engine is slow but, who cares? If you tend to have a quicker startup, just try to find a gasoline-powered pickup, others say. But if you’re actually looking for a pickup truck that will do the hauling, towing, trailer-pulling and even the hill-climbing, this is definitely the pickup truck for you.
Compared to the fuel efficiency for gasoline-powered Canyon 4x4s, experts have found out that the Canyon Diesel 4×4 had returned 23 mpg against the 17 and 18 mpg of the gasoline-powered versions. Needless to say, you can enjoy a 600-mile long interstate journey with just a 21-gallon tank. Be informed, however, that this fuel economy rating is also affected by the pickup’s load weight along with the overall terrain.
The only downside of this one, though, is the fact that it’s more expensive compared to other pickups having the V-6 engines installed. However, if you want to do some serious jobs, owning a 2016 GMC Canyon Diesel 4×4 is definitely a must.
- Category : Mid-size Pickup Truck
- Engine : Turbocharged and Intercooled DOHC 16-valve diesel inline-4
- Transmission : 6-speed automatic with manual shifting
- Drivetrain : 4WD
- Power : 181 hp @ 3400 rpm
- Torque : 369 lb-ft @ 2000 rpm
- 0-60 mph : 9.4 seconds
- Top Speed : (Governor Limited) 100 mph
- Mileage : (City/Highway) 20/29 mpg; (C/D Observed) 23 mpg
- Price : Starting at $40,735 – $43,990 (as tested)