The Car Pro Test Drives the 2021 GMC Canyon AT4
Thursday on KFYO Mornings with Dave King and Matt Martin, The Car Pro Jerry Reynolds joined Dave and Matt to talk about his test drive of the week, the difference between car dealerships and car makers, as well as other auto industry news.
This week, The Car Pro was test driving the 2021 GMC Canyon AT4, a mid-sized truck that has been quite popular in the auto industry, despite being a bit of a knockoff of the larger GMC Sierra, according to Jerry. This AT4 model is a special package that has a different suspension that makes it a kind of off road vehicle. One thing that Jerry stressed was the size of the truck. Reynolds said that, in a world where trucks are getting bigger and bigger, that many people are finding that this mid-size is more manageable, easier to park, and easier to turn, while still having good cabin room. The Canyon AT4 has a V6 engine that puts out a little over 300 horses, has good fuel economy, has a nice ride and drive, is quiet inside, and has a nice interior. The car also comes loaded with special features such as the Ford collision alert, and a rear camera, with the only thing missing being a moon roof. Jerry said, "It's not a luxury truck by any stretch, but its nice," going on to say that its even been a bit of a joy to drive. The truck has a window sticker price of $43,000, which Reynolds says is a lot of money, but not unexpected, as they tend to price these things high so that they can later put rebates on them.
Reynolds also talked about some stories on his website carprousa.com, such as one about the 2021 Dodge Durango being sold out, or a story on understanding the difference between a car dealer and a car maker, where Jerry explains that a lot of people lump the two together and think that a dealership that carries only a certain brand actually is the same company, but that is not the case.