2024 GMC Canyon Safety Features
The 2024 GMC Canyon is an attractive option if you're looking for a midsize truck with many of the capabilities offered with larger pickup models. In terms of engine power, towing capacity, and cargo-hauling capabilities, the Canyon offers more than enough to satisfy most pickup truck drivers. GMC has also placed heavy emphasis on the Canyon's safety features to help you keep you and your passengers safe. Here at Fahrney Buick GMC in Selma, California, our truck experts have taken a closer look at what's offered in the new 2024 Canyon.
The new Canyon is packed with several safety features designed to avert accidents in an emergency. You'll find forward collision warning to alert you to obstacles up ahead and automatic emergency braking that kicks in if you don't react quickly enough. The forward collision warning system also has a pedestrian detection feature, which is great for city driving and extra peace of mind.
When you're on the highway, you can rely on lane departure warning and lane-keep assist systems to ensure you stay on the right track. Another helpful highway-driving safety feature is adaptive cruise control, which can automatically adjust your speed to make sure you maintain a safe distance from other drivers ahead of you.
Other features aimed at helping you avoid collisions include blind-spot monitoring and optional rear cross-traffic alert. The monitor warns you if a car is approaching your blind spot, which is one of the most common causes of collisions. If you opt to add the rear cross-traffic alert feature, you also get rear automatic emergency braking.
In the event of a collision, the Canyon is equipped with air bags to help minimize injuries. Front air bags safeguard the heads of the driver and front-seat passenger, while side air bags are positioned to reduce the impact of a collision on your torso. Overhead airbags aim to cushion the impact of a side-on collision that results in a rollover.
You can also depend on some features to help you out in case you lose control of your Canyon. For example, stability control can detect when you're traveling too fast to handle your truck effectively. If this happens, the system can reduce power to the engine so you return to a safer speed. In addition, anti-lock brakes detect when your Canyon's tires stop spinning after you hit the brakes. The braking system adjusts the pressure to allow your tires to continue to turn, which improves your ability to steer your Canyon while you brake.
Truck drivers who regularly tow know that the safety of their trailer is just as important as their vehicle. Luckily, the Canyon offers a variety of safety features to help with this. The Trailering Package includes a trailer brake to give you more control over your load.
It also features a 2-inch hitch with either four-pin or seven-pin connectors to make sure your trailer is securely attached at the rear. If you stick to carrying your loads in your cargo bed, you can add in-bed lighting to make the job of unloading and loading at any time of the day safer.
GMC Canyon Driver-Assistance Features
Beyond its safety features, the Canyon boasts many driver-assistance options designed to make your job behind the wheel easier. Driver-assistance technology allows you to retain an overall picture of your vehicle's performance and surroundings, alerting you to potential dangers earlier than would otherwise be the case. For example, the rearview camera gives you a clear view of what's going on at the back of your Canyon, which is especially useful if you're parking or going in reverse.
The optional head-up display is another handy piece of technology that's well worth considering. It projects key information about your truck, including your speed and other performance details, onto the windshield so you can monitor your Canyon's performance while keeping your eyes on the road ahead.
Many of you will be planning to use your Canyon for transporting cargo, and this may involve maneuvering in and out of tight parking spots when you're loading up or emptying your cargo bed. If this is the case for you, the optional surround-view parking camera could be what you're looking for. You get an aerial view of your Canyon on your display so you can see how much room you have to maneuver on all sides. A more basic alternative is provided by rear parking sensors, which are another optional upgrade.
A further popular feature available in the Canyon and other GMC vehicles is Teen Driver. If you have a learner in your household, this feature allows you to control how they use your Canyon so they stay safe. For instance, Teen Driver lets you impose a speed limit on your truck or keep the stereo below a certain loudness level. It works by creating different profiles for each driver, enabling you to have restrictions for a secondary driver.
Finally, you can add a navigation system to your Canyon to help you find your next destination. The navigation system is especially helpful if you use your Canyon for work purposes and regularly have to find new addresses. It also benefits you more generally by keeping you on top of the latest traffic information, allowing you to avoid busy areas when possible. If you combine the navigation system with the head-up display, you can have all the relevant information you need on the windshield for ease of access.
Test-Drive the 2024 GMC Canyon at Fahrney Buick GMC
The large variety of safety and driver-assistance features available with the 2024 Canyon makes GMC's midsize pickup the perfect choice for a safety-conscious truck driver. Our GMC experts at Fahrney Buick GMC in Selma, California, are on hand to answer any questions you may have about the features we've outlined. We can also arrange a test drive near Fresno for you so that you can experience for yourself how the Canyon's safety tech performs on the road. Feel free to swing by our dealership during opening hours or check out our online vehicle offers to learn more.