MPG: 18 city/25 highway/21 combined
Canyon shares most of its DNA, including fuel economy and other core specifications, with the Chevrolet Colorado.
In its most fuel-efficient version, the Canyon Extended Cab uses a 2.9-liter four-cylinder engine to generate 185 horsepower. Paying the extra $1,095 for the four-speed automatic transmission won't affect the fuel-economy numbers.
Equipped with the automatic transmission, the rear-wheel-drive Canyon Extended Cab can tow up to 3,400 pounds, and haul 1,379 pounds of passengers and cargo. It features a 6-foot cargo box with a bed liner.
Twin fold-down bench seats in the rear of the Extended Cab's cabin boost occupant capacity to five. Legroom in back is a little tight, making the rear seats better suited for children than adults.
SLE is Canyon's midlevel model and offers a healthy list of standard features, such as stability control, full power accessories, air conditioning, remote keyless entry, cruise control, Bluetooth cellphone connectivity, leather-wrapped tilt steering wheel, OnStar telecommunications with turn-by-turn navigation, and a six-speaker audio system with CD player and satellite radio.