Video: The 2021 GMC Canyon AT4 Has a Special NEW Off-Road Package – Is It Now a Chevy Colorado ZR2 Fighter?

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The 2021 GMC Canyon AT4 has a $3,195 package that makes it more off-road capable, but will it compete with a ZR2?

Tommy takes you around the 2021 GMC Canyon AT4 with the “Off-Road Performance Package,” to see if it is closer to its ZR2 cousin. You see, when the GMC Canyon AT4 came out, many people thought it would have the same, robust off-road package that the Chevrolet Colorado ZR2 has; but it didn’t.

The Chevrolet Colorado ZR2 is one of the best off-road-capable mid-size pickup trucks out there. In fact, it’s one most capable factory 4x4s sold in the United States – period. Front and rear lockers, a trick suspension, tons of armor, and outstanding overall capability make it compelling as hell. Only the Jeep Gladiator Rubicon can top it, and only by a small margin – off-road.

We were all hoping that the GMC Canyon AT4 would have the same, or similar setup as the ZR2 – but it does not. Well, to answer the groans of fans, the GMC Canyon AT4 has a new, $3,195 Off-Road Package. Remember: the base price for the 2021 Chevrolet Colorado ZR2 is $41,600 – so it sits at the same price point as this 2021 GMC Canyon AT4 with the off-road package.

Starting at just over $38,000 – the regular AT4 package gives you:

  • 31″ Goodyear Wrangler Duratrac tires
  • Off-road suspension
  • “Advanced” Hill descent control
  • Bose audio sound system with “advanced” infotainment and connectivity
  • Premium leather seats are available options

According to GMC, the $3,195 Off-Road Package gives you:

  • 1” Suspension Leveling Kit
  • Performance Front & Mid Skid Plates
  • Off-Road Rocker Panel Protector
  • Unique 17” Gloss Black Wheels
  • Gloss Black Performance Exhaust Tip
  • Carbon Black AT4 Logos
  • GMC Spray-In Bedliner
  • Accessory Floor Liners
  • Removes Front Air Dam

While these upgrades are very welcome, especially the lift and armor, it still keeps the Canyon AT4 quite a distance away from the Colorado ZR2’s abilities. It’s still great in the rough, but it’s no ZR2. I guess you have to prioritize whether or not you want comfort and luxury over off-road capability.

By the way, you can order some of these components (like the $375 performance skid plates) separately.

Check out this video and see what Tommy thinks!