Recently, GMC redesigned its mid-size pickup truck. Just like the Colorado, the new, third-generation Canyon came with a full set of novelties, even though continued to ride on the same platform. Considering that this is still a very fresh model, we don’t believe that the 2025 model could bring bigger changes. Does the same go for the 2025 GMC Canyon Denali, we will try to find out in the following paragraphs.
This will be the third production year of the new generation and, therefore, it’s hard to expect any bigger changes, especially if we consider that the recent redesign brought a lot of them and made this pickup way more upscale. Of course, this will once again be the most luxurious version of the truck. The 2025 GMC Canyon Denali will stand out in many ways. Unique styling solutions and, a long list of standard equipment – those are just some of them.
With no bigger change, we presume the next year’s model won’t be arriving earlier than usual.
2025 GMC Canyon Denali Design
Design-wise, the 2025 GMC Canyon Denali will continue to stand out in many ways. When compared to the rest of the lineup, this trim points out its luxury-oriented design. At the front, the most prominent is the new grille, with the massive use of chrome and different patterns. Speaking of the chrome, things are pretty much the same as in any other GMC Denali model – it is all over the place, in various areas of the truck, and it clearly accentuates the model’s premium character. Of course, the Canyon Denali also features unique wheels, along with many other small details, including numerous “Denali” badges around the vehicle.
On the other hand, the mechanical aspect isn’t all that different. Just like the previous generation, the Canyon rides on a GMT-31 platform, though the suspension has been slightly reworked in Denali’s case. Generally, the ride is smooth and comfortable, and there is nothing to complain about.
Compared to the previous generation, the cabin design is probably the area of the truck that suffered the most. It has been reworked completely and now looks way more upscale than before. In Denali’s case, it even looks luxurious, with massive materials upgrades and exclusive color schemes, when compared to the rest of the lineup. Furthermore, there is also a pretty generous list of standard equipment, including bigger screens and more connectivity features than you would normally find in a Canyon.
As a luxury-oriented model, the 2025 GMC Canyon Denali will continue in a crew cab layout, but we can’t say that’s an exclusive thing anymore, considering that all trims are now available only in this style. Regular and extended cabs are no longer available but that’s symptomatic for the whole segment, with a few exceptions, such as the new Tacoma, which continues in two cab styles and different bed lengths on offer.
As for the standard equipment, the 2025 GMC Canyon Denali will continue as the most prestigious variant of the truck, at least when it comes to luxury and convenience features. The list of standard features is pretty long and includes a variety of convenience features, such as remote engine start, heated exterior mirrors, sliding rear mirror, dual-zone climate control, auto-dimming rearview mirror, power-adjustable driver’s seat, heated front seats, adaptive cruise control, surround-view camera, etc.
Along with the AT4, this is the only Canyon that comes with an 11-inch digital instrument cluster, while the list of standard tech goodies also includes things like a head-up display and a Bose audio system. In terms of safety, it’s good to know that things like parking sensors, blind-spot monitoring, rear cross-traffic alert and forward mitigation systems are all parts of the standard equipment.
2025 GMC Canyon Denali Engine
With the new generation, GMC decided to keep things very simple when it comes to powertrain. All models come with just one engine, and the 2025 GMC Canyon Denali will be no exception. Of course, we are talking about the relatively new 2.7-liter turbo-four, its pretty fresh iteration codenamed L3B, which offers quite respectable max output of 310 horsepower and 430 pound-feet of torque.
The engine comes in pair with an 8-speed automatic transmission and the whole system feels quite impressive. The driving dynamics are pretty good, the transmission is smooth and refined, while the average fuel economy is better compared to the previous generation’s naturally aspirated V6. As for the towing capacity, the 2025 GMC Canyon Denali will be good for about 7.700 pounds, which is still the class-leading rating.
2025 GMC Canyon Denali Release Date and Price
With no significant changes to come, we are pretty sure that the 2025 GMC Canyon Denali won’t be coming before the second half of 2024. With the inflation and the current trend of increasing prices, it’s possible that the 2025 GMC Canyon Denali is going to cost more than the current model, which is available at around 52.600 dollars.