2021 GMC Canyon Trims: Elevation vs. Elevation Standard

Enhance your daily drive with the uncompromising power and elevated technology of the 2021 GMC Canyon. A small pickup by design, but big on practicality and style, the 2021 Canyon is built to help you adventure in style. With four distinct trim levels to choose from — including the off-road-ready and all-new AT4 — you’re sure to find a truck that interests you in the Canyon lineup. To help you decide whether the Elevation Standard, Elevation, AT4, or Denali trim is right for your lifestyle, the team at Buick GMC of Rochester created the following research guide for your convenience.

If the 2021 GMC Canyon is for you, shop our selection of new Canyon trucks for sale in Rochester, MN, to find your favorite. Be sure to schedule a test drive with the model that interests you. Questions? Contact our team of GMC experts online or at (507) 288-1811.

2021 GMC Canyon offroad

2021 GMC Canyon Trims

2021 GMC Canyon Elevation Standard in Dynamic Blue

2021 GMC Canyon Elevation Standard

Fierce, confident, and athletic, the 2021 GMC Canyon Elevation Standard trim is designed to exude attitude on every adventure. Key Elevation Standard features include:

MSRP: Starting at $27,595

Key Features:

  • RWD or 4×4
  • 2.5L four-cylinder engine paired with six-speed automatic transmission
  • Available 3.6L V6 engine paired with eight-speed automatic transmission
  • 18-in. Black-gloss aluminum wheels
  • Black door handles, beltline moldings, manual outside mirrors, rear bumper
  • Cab-mounted cargo area lamps
  • CornerStep rear bumper
  • Daytime running lamps
  • Four-way power driver’s seat and two-way manual front passenger’s seat
  • Six-speaker audio system
  • GMC Infotainment System with 7-in. color touchscreen
  • Apple CarPlay® / Android Auto™
  • Bluetooth®
  • Rear folding bench seat
  • Cloth seat trim
  • SiriusXM® Satellite Radio
  • Teen Driver
  • Rear vision camera

2021 GMC Canyon Elevation in Summit White

2021 GMC Canyon Elevation

Choose the Elevation trim to unlock four-wheel drive, trailering equipment, and interior upgrades for wherever your plans for a pickup take you. The 2021 GMC Canyon Elevation trim includes most Elevation Standard features, plus:

MSRP: Starting at $31,195

Key Features:

  • 3.6L V6, eight-speed automatic transmission, and Autotrac® two-speed transfer case standard with 4×4
  • Hitch guidance, Tow/Haul Mode, and Trailering Package with 4×4
  • Body color door handles and heated power outside mirror
  • EZ-Lift and Lower tailgate
  • Manual sliding rear window
  • Spotter mirror
  • Six-way power driver’s seat
  • GMC Connected Access capable
  • OnStar® and GMC Connected Services
  • 8-in. color touchscreen
  • Interior aluminum trim
  • Remote keyless entry and start

2021 GMC Canyon AT4 in Satin Steel

2021 GMC Canyon AT4

Your off-road capability gets a boost with the first-ever 2021 GMC Canyon AT4 trim. Built to balance your need for rugged design and refined appointments, the AT4 builds on the Elevation trim with:

MSRP: Starting at $39,395

  • 4×4 only
  • 3.6L V6 engine
  • Available 2.8L Duramax® turbo-diesel engine (late availability)
  • Red horizontal recovery hooks
  • Off-Road Suspension Package with advanced hill descent control
  • Transfer case shield
  • 17-in. Dark Argent metallic cast aluminum wheels
  • 31-in. Goodyear® Wrangler Duratrac® tires
  • LED fog lamps
  • Heated front seats
  • Power driver’s seat lumbar control
  • Cloth or exclusive AT4 premium leather-trimmed seats

2021 GMC Canyon Denali in Onyx Black

2021 GMC Canyon Denali

The pinnacle of GMC luxury automaking, the Denali trim in any GMC vehicle represents the very best version of that truck or SUV you can attain. The 2021 GMC Canyon Denali is no different. With distinctive style, impressive technology, and boosted convenience and comfort, this fully loaded Canyon trim is seriously impressive. Building on previous trims, the Canyon Denali adds:

MSRP: Starting at $42,095

  • Black horizontal recovery hooks
  • Polished exhaust tip
  • 20-in. Diamond Cut machined aluminum wheels with painted accents
  • 5-in. Denali chrome rectangular assist steps
  • Cargo LED lighting
  • Chrome beltline moldings and door handles
  • Chrome heated power outside mirrors
  • Spray-on bedliner
  • Heated steering wheel
  • Power front passenger’s seat lumbar control
  • Four way power front passenger’s seat
  • Ventilated front seats
  • HD Radio™
  • Wireless device charging
  • Bose® premium audio system

Cab & Bed Configurations

Whether you intend to use your truck for hauling, as a passenger vehicle, or a combination of the two, the three 2021 GMC Canyon cab and bed configurations allow you to choose the layout you need.

Extended Cab


Offering seating for four people in the Elevation Standard and Elevation trims, the Extended cab specs include:

  • 74-in. long bed
  • 49.9 cu.-ft. cargo volume
  • 45 in. front leg room / 28.6 in. rear leg room
  • 1,400-1,567 lbs. max. payload
  • Crew Cab, Short Box


    Available with every trim and offering seating for five passengers, the Crew Cab, short box configuration specs include:

  • 61.7-in. bed
  • 41.3 cu.-ft. cargo volume
  • 45 in. front leg room / 35.8 in. rear leg room
  • 1,398-1,578 lbs. max. payload
  • Crew Cab, Long Box


    Max out both passenger and cargo space with seating for five and the following specs using the Crew Cab, long box configuration in Elevation, AT4, and Denali trims.

  • 74-in. long bed
  • 49.9 cu.-ft. cargo volume
  • 45 in. front leg room / 35.8 in. rear leg room
  • 1,398-1,578 lbs. max. payload
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