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Horsepower and torque aren’t everything when it comes to working with pickup trucks. Much of a truck’s life will be spent sitting still while being loaded and unloaded. So before we even mention the powertrain, let’s look at how the GMC Canyon works while it’s in park.
Starting with the business end of the pickup truck, the Canyon offers four permanent tie-down spots in the corners of the bed. They are nicely sized rings that are fully coated with the spray-in bedliner, making them durable and easy to access. Unfortunately, they are a little low in the bed and that can occasionally lead to them being tough to reach depending on what you’re packing back there.
There is a solution. GM offers optional tie-down rings that can be installed higher up to solve the problem, though unfortunately our tester doesn’t have them.