Canyon takes Autoweek top honors

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GMC’s Canyon has been named Autoweek’s Best of the Best/Truck for 2015.

Editors praised the all-new premium midsize truck for its design, utility, features and “perfect size.”

“It’s truly a truck in the most honest sense…but refuses to forego the requirements a modern buyer has in a vehicle: refinement, modern conveniences and amenities, high-quality build, practicality and style,” Autoweek’s editors penned, who also noted the Canyon is “brimming with a near-luxury experience.”

 Autoweek’s annual Best of the Best awards are based on the evaluations of eight vehicle finalists selected for their performance, design, build quality, value and significance. A three-day test session at Michigan International Speedway by the editors determined the awards, which include one car and one truck.

“Of the hundreds of vehicles Autoweek tests each year, only a relative few truly stand out from the rest,” says Autoweek editor Wes Raynal. “The GMC Canyon is not only one of the best new vehicles on the market, it’s one of the most important, signaling an exciting return to the mid-sized truck segment.”

Canyon starts at $21,880 and is available in base, SLE and SLT models, and in extended cab and crew cab body styles.