There’s plenty to get excited about this time of year. It’s the holiday season, which means lots of time to spend making merriment with friends and family. The NFL playoffs are coming up and college basketball is kicking into high gear. Plus, the promise of a new year offers chances for resolutions and new beginnings. Of course if you love cars like we do, you’re also excited about end-of-year awards, and wouldn’t you know it, GMC has a lot to be excited about this December.
Autoweek has selected the 2015 GMC Canyon as its Best of the Best Truck. The magazine was unabashed in its praise for the new pickup, saying “It’s truly a truck in the most honest sense of the word.” Specifically, the Canyon boasts a 1500-pound payload capacity and up to 7,000 pounds of towing ability without sacrificing any of the comforts required by a modern consumer.
The editors went on to discuss how the Canyon’s size played into the decision:
“Perhaps more importantly, GMC puts all that trucky goodness into a palatably sized package. We hesitate calling it small; as one editor pointed out, the Canyon sports a longer wheelbase than a first-gen GMT800 Sierra. Nevertheless, it’s a far cry from the gargantuan half-ton trucks running around these days like mini-Macks. ‘To me, the Canyon is the right size for a truck,’ said one tester. ‘Modern full-sizers often feel too big to be really useful both as commuters and as trucks.’ Every staffer echoed the sentiment: The Canyon is the perfect size.”
Autoweek’s Best of the Best takes a year’s worth of reviews and reactions to the automotive industry and distills them down the tastiest morsels, the ones that really stand out. They split the award into separate categories for cars and trucks. The 2015 Canyon beat out the Porsche Macan and the Lincoln MKC – steep competition – to claim the prize, and we couldn’t be more thrilled.
If you’re interested in the Canyon, keep watching this space. We’ll be sure to let you know when they’re available. Leith Buick GMC is proud to be your preferred GMC dealer in the Raleigh area.