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If such a thing as 'truck country' exists, it's definitely Colorado. Whether you're camping deep in the sticks, or your business takes you way out on to the plains, one thing can be certain – you've got to cover a lot of miles to get to these places. That means fuel efficiency is king here and the Duramax Canyon 4x4? It gets 28 miles for every gallon you feed it. 

To put that in perspective, that's the same as a 3.6L 2019 Subaru Legacy and you better believe that Subie can't tow 7,600 pounds of granola ... but you can. The Toyota counterpart, which doesn't offer a diesel, gets 23 on the highway, in case you were wondering. 

Then, there are the other reasons the Canyon is great, like its size. There's nothing wrong with a full-size truck, but if you want to get way back to the good campsites, navigate that jam-packed ski parking lot, or squeeze into that downtown parking garage you always park in when the Rockies are in town, it's nice to have a truck that's a bit smaller. 

And since it's a GMC, you can expect an interior that's well-appointed, comfortable, and generally, a nice place to be. Some may complain that there's not enough tech on this rig, as its only marketable safety features beyond the basics are lane departure warning and forward collision warning, but I don't think that's such a bad thing. 

The only drawback? It's expensive. A Canyon SLE 4x4 Duramax starts at approximately $38,645 which is a few ticks above a Tacoma TRD Off-Road at $34,545. But if you cover miles, that difference can easily be made up in fuel economy. It just depends, are you going to get out there? 

What are your thoughts? Have you ever driven a diesel Canyon? If so, how was it? Let us know in the comments below!

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