There are a few choices of GMC Canyon engine available on the 2016 Canyon, not to mention a slew of other choices, too. This article's goal is to help you choose which GMC Canyon engine is right for you!GMC offers the 2016 Canyon with four trim levels (Canyon SL, Canyon, SLE, and SLT) which vary in price between $21,880* up to $38,875* base MSRP.
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The 2016 GMC Canyon is a capable and dependable light-duty, mid-sized truck with an option for 4x2 or 4x4 drivetrains. It comes in extended cab or a full crew cab capable of seating 4 passengers and the driver. The box volumes are 41.3 cubic feet for the short box or 49.9 cubic feet for the long box.Standard interior features include an 8-inch touchscreen with GMC’s IntelliLink infotainment system, AM and FM radio, 2 USB ports, Voice-activated radio and phone connectivity, hands-free calling, wireless Bluetooth streaming, and phone apps such as Pandora.However, what you’re really looking at when purchasing any pickup truck is the powerhouse under the hood. The 2016 GMC Canyon comes with three choices of engines, between gas- and diesel-fueled.  
2016-GMC-Canyon-2.5L-I4-DI-DOHCGMC’s 2.5L Inline-4
The 2016 GMC Canyon comes standard with a 2.5L direct-injection inline 4-cylinder, dual-overhead cam engine with variable valve timing. The 2.5L creates 200 horsepower at 6,300 rpm and 191-lb.ft. of torque at 4,400 rpm. A manual transmission is standard with the 2.5L engine, along with a compression ratio of 11.3:1 and a rear axle ratio offers a rear axle ratio of 4.10. The 2.5L is not included on Crew Cab models.  
GMC’s 2.8L Duramax Turbo-Diesel
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New to the 2016 GMC Canyon is the 2.8L Duramax turbo-diesel 4-cylinder direct-injection engine creating 181 horsepower at 3,400 rpm and 369-lb.ft. of torque at 2,000 rpm. It comes standard with a compression ratio of 16.5:1, and offers dual-overhead cams, exhaust brake, trailer brake controller, a transfer case on 4x4 models, and more. A 6-speed manual transmission is standard, with an optional 6-speed automatic transmission available. The 2016 GMC Canyon with the 2.8L Duramax engine also offers a rear axle ratio of 4.10.   
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The biggest engine offered on the 2016 GMC canyon is the 3.6L V6 engine capable of 305 horsepower at 6,800 rpm and 269-lb.ft. of torque at 4,000 rpm. It comes with direct injection, variable valve timing, a compression ratio of 11.5:1, and has a rear axle ratio of 3.42. The 3.6L is standard on Crew Cab models and comes with a 6-speed automatic transmission.  

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If you’ve been mulling over purchasing a new 2016 GMC Canyon, then hopefully this will help you make your choices a little easier. While some engines may be better at hauling larger loads, some are good for all-around pick-up uses.To try out each of these engines in a test-drive, please call or visit your local AutoNation GMC Dealership today!*MSRP excluding tax, license, registration, destination charge and options. Dealer prices may vary.
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