2018 GMC Canyon

small pickup / Extended cab pickup

2018 GMC Canyon Extended cab pickup
2016 GMC Canyon shown

Crashworthiness

Rating overview
Small overlap front: driver-side
Moderate overlap front
Side
Roof strength
Head restraints & seats

Crash avoidance & mitigation

Headlights (varies by trim/option)
Front crash prevention
Optional system
Basic

Other available safety features

  • Standard daytime running lights
  • Optional lane departure warning

Key

  • G
    Good
  • A
    Acceptable
  • M
    Marginal
  • P
    Poor
  • Superior
  • Advanced
  • Basic

Some ratings use a scale of Poor to Good. Others range from Basic to Superior.

Small overlap front: driver-side

Rating applies to 2017-19 models

Tested vehicle: 2017 Chevrolet Colorado Z71 Extended Cab 2wd
The Chevrolet Colorado and GMC Canyon Extended Cab were redesigned for the 2015 model year after a two-year absence from the market. Beginning with the 2017 model year, the A-pillar, door lower hinge pillar, and door sill were reinforced to improve occupant protection in small overlap frontal crashes. Driver-side small overlap ratings are assigned by the Institute based on a test conducted by General Motors as part of frontal crash test verification.

Overall evaluation
Structure and safety cage
Injury measures
Head/neck
Chest
Hip/thigh
Lower leg/foot
Restraints and dummy kinematics
The dummy’s face remained in contact with the frontal airbag, but its head still rolled around the left side because the seat belt allowed excessive forward excursion of the head and torso. The side curtain airbag deployed and has sufficient forward coverage to protect the head from contact with side structure and outside objects.

Moderate overlap front

Rating applies to 2015-19 models

Tested vehicle: 2015 GMC Canyon Extended Cab 2wd
The GMC Canyon and Chevrolet Colorado Extended Cab were redesigned for the 2015 model year after a two-year absence from the market. Moderate overlap frontal ratings are assigned by the Institute based on a test conducted by General Motors as part of frontal crash test verification.

Overall evaluation
Structure and safety cage
Injury measures
Head/neck
Chest
Leg/foot, left
Leg/foot, right
Restraints and dummy kinematics

Side

Rating applies to 2015-19 models

Tested vehicle: 2017 Chevrolet Colorado WT Extended Cab 2wd
The Chevrolet Colorado and GMC Canyon Extended Cab were redesigned for the 2015 model year after a two-year absence from the market.

Overall evaluation
Structure and safety cage
Driver injury measures
Head/neck
Torso
Pelvis/leg
Head protection
Rear passenger injury measures
Head/neck
Torso
Pelvis/leg
Head protection

View of the vehicle and barrier just after the crash test.

View of the vehicle after the crash with front door removed, showing the side airbags and damage to the occupant compartment.

Smeared greasepaint shows where the driver dummy's head was protected from being hit by hard structures by the side curtain airbag.

Smeared greasepaint shows where the rear passenger dummy’s head was protected by the side airbag.

Roof strength

Rating applies to 2015-19 models

Tested vehicle: 2017 Chevrolet Colorado WT Extended Cab 2wd

Overall evaluation
Curb weight 4,102 lbs
Peak force 16,532 lbs
Strength-to-weight ratio 4.03

Head restraints & seats

Rating applies to 2015-19 models

Seat type: Power cloth seat

Overall evaluation
Dynamic rating
Seat/head restraint geometry

Front crash prevention

System details

  • Optional Forward Collisiion Alert

Package name

  • Optional Driver Alert Package

Applies to 2015-19 models

Overall evaluation

  • This system meets the requirements for forward collision warning.
  • Autobrake not available.
Basic
Basic
with optional equipment

How front crash prevention is evaluated

Headlights

Trim level(s)

  • All trims
Low-beam headlight type Halogen projector
High-beam headlight type Halogen reflector
Curve-adaptive? No
High-beam assist? No
Overall rating

Low beams
On the straightaway, visibility was good on the left side of the road and fair on the right side. On curves, visibility was fair on both right curves and inadequate on both left curves.

The low beams created excessive glare.

High beams
On the straightaway, visibility was fair on the right side of the road and inadequate on the left side. On curves, visibility was fair on the gradual right curve and inadequate on the sharp right and both left curves.

How headlights are evaluated