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Texas-Sized Excellence: 2023 GMC Canyon Denali Review

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Texas-Sized Excellence: 2023 GMC Canyon Denali Review

Here it is, folks—the next-gen mid-size truck that’s been making waves in the automotive world. In our quest for the perfect combination of style, performance, and technology, we’ve taken the 2023 GMC Canyon 4WD Denali Crew Cab for a spin. Buckle up and get ready for a wild ride through the world of Texas-sized trucks!

The 2023 GMC Canyon lineup is all about variety, offering something for every kind of driver. Whether you’re into high-elevation adventures or off-road escapades, you’ll find your match among the available trims: Elevation, AT4, Denali, and the rugged AT4X.

The 2023 Canyon stands tall and proud with its impressive dimensions. It’s higher and wider than its predecessor, giving you improved angles for tackling tough terrain. The removal of the front air dam enhances the approach angle, while shifting the front axle forward provides better proportions and a confident stance. But what truly sets it apart is the all-new sheet metal design, with LED lighting that shines brilliantly and a unique, eye-catching look. And let’s not forget those stunning 20″ Exclusive Diamond-Cut Machined Aluminum Wheels, making a bold statement on the road.

Practicality meets style in the 2023 Canyon’s cargo area. With a cargo box length of 61.70 inches and a width of 58.10 inches, you’ll have no trouble fitting all your gear. Plus, the 120-volt box-mounted power outlet ensures you’re always powered up for your adventures.

Beneath the hood, the Canyon Denali roars to life with a 2.7-liter turbocharged engine, packing a punch with 310 horsepower and a formidable 430 lb.ft. of torque. Paired with an 8-speed automatic transmission, this powerhouse is ready to conquer any challenge. And here’s the kicker: it’s the same engine across the entire lineup, ensuring consistent performance. Need to tow? No problem – this beast can tow up to a staggering 7,700 pounds.

Step inside the Denali, and you’ll be greeted by a luxurious interior that’s nothing short of a masterpiece. Laser-etched wood décor and premium leather appointments adorn the cabin, creating a sophisticated atmosphere. The exclusive Jet Black with teak accents and laser-etched open pore wood trim exudes elegance. What’s more, each Canyon trim boasts its unique interior identity, so you can find the perfect fit. And for the audiophiles out there, the 7-speaker Bose audio system delivers a concert-like experience.

The 2023 Canyon leaves no room for compromise when it comes to technology. A massive 11.3-inch center screen takes center stage, accompanied by an 11-inch digital driver display and a 6.3-inch Head-Up Display (HUD). With up to 10 available camera views, including segment-first front and rear underbody cameras, you’ll have eyes everywhere you need them.

On the road, the Canyon Denali impresses with city/highway fuel efficiency of up to 17/21 MPG. Its versatile drive mode selector offers four settings: Terrain, Off-Road, Normal, and Tow/Haul, allowing you to tailor your driving experience to the terrain. Safety is paramount, with features like the safety alert seat and an in-vehicle Trailering App, ensuring confident towing.

Starting at $51,000, the 2023 Canyon Denali delivers unbeatable value. Our fully-equipped model, with an MSRP of $53,990, offers a premium experience without breaking the bank.

In conclusion, the 2023 GMC Canyon Denali is a game-changer in the world of mid-size trucks. It combines striking looks, cutting-edge technology, and outstanding performance into a single package. We’ve thoroughly enjoyed our time with this truck, from its head-turning exterior to its comfortable interior and advanced tech. It’s a truck that’s ready for whatever adventure you throw its way. If you’re an automotive enthusiast seeking the best of the best, the Canyon Denali is a must-see. So, what are you waiting for? It’s time to experience the Denali difference for yourself.

Adam was one of the founding members of txGarage back in 2007 when he worked for a Suzuki dealership in Dallas, TX. He is now our Publisher and Editor-in-Chief. He's always been into cars and trucks and has extensive knowledge on both. Check Adam out on twitter @txgarage.

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