2017 GMC Canyon Updates Help Pickup Get New Award

2017 GMC Canyon updatesGMC only just recently announced the 2017 GMC Canyon updates, and this announcement is followed by something even better. Cars.com recently named the 2017 Canyon the Best Mid-Size Pickup of 2016. With the Cars.com award under its belt, GMC is going for even better ratings in 2017 with a broader lineup and more options.

The Canyon is the only premium mid-size truck in its segment and was also the top pick of Cars.com editors in a 2015 comparison of mid-size pickups. The 2016 Canyon was noted for its excellent towing and payload capabilities, a well-appointed interior, and balanced performance on the road and off.

Later that week, GMC announced that the 2017 Canyon will have a more diverse lineup, adding a new Denali trim, a new All Terrain model called the All Terrain X, and a new propulsion system, among others. The Canyon is consistent with GMC’s other Denali models, including its chrome exterior trim, a V6 engine paired with an 8-speed automatic transmission, and unique interior content.

The All Terrain X package adds Goodyear DuraTrac all-terrain tires, all-weather floor liners, and more. The new propulsion system is available on all Canyon models. The new Canyon also has upgrades to its technology and amenities, including new IntelliLink radio with touchscreen, standard Teen Driving Mode, and a heated steering wheel. These are just a few of the updates to the new Canyon.

Back-to-School Driving Tips for Parents and Teens

Now that school is back in session, we should all refresh or memories on how to safely navigate school traffic, especially parents and teens. Follow these back-to-school driving tips and make this school year a safe and stress-free one.

Leave early. If you’re a teen driver, you’re the most likely to be in a rush to get to school if you’re worried about being late. This leads to more reckless driving and breaking the speed limit, so combat this by leaving home at least ten minutes early.

Stay distraction-free. Early mornings are also the most important time to avoid driving distractions like texting, since you’re already tired and the roads are busy. You’re more likely to hit young pedestrians on the way to school than any other time.

Remember procedures. Parents, if you’re dropping your kids off, follow drop-off procedures and make sure you’re up-to-date on the right locations and policies. Don’t double park or drop your kids off across the road—stay in a single file line and pull up to the school. Your kids have a much lower risk of getting hit this way. Carpooling is a great way to reduce the number of cars in the line and make it move faster!

Keep your eyes open. Be cautious of bicyclists and pedestrians, and always stop well behind buses when they’re picking up or dropping off children. Pay attention to your surroundings and keep your eyes on the road!

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