American Cars Under $25,000

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GMC Canyon
Price: Starting at $20,955
The twin sibling of the Chevrolet Colorado, Canyon features the bold GMC grille and slight variations in packaging. Like the Colorado, Canyon adds the optional 2.8-liter Duramax that produces 181 horsepower and 369 lb-ft of torque at ,000 rpm for a maximum trailering rating of 7,700 pounds. Buyers still have a choice of two gasoline engines: a 2.5-liter DOHC four cylinder producing 200 horsepower, or a 3.6-liter V6 that boosts output to 305 horses. Both are actually quite fuel efficient, with an estimated highway rating of 25 mpg and 24 mpg respectively — with 4WD. Canyon is available in three configurations: extended cab, crew cab, or crew cab with a long bed. With the tailgate down, the longer bed can handle eight-foot long items without any overhang. With its impressive capability and easy-to-drive size, Canyon buyers won’t feel the need for a full-size pickup anymore.

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