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  1. John Goreham Contributing Writer, GM-Trucks.com 12-12-2018 Wards has named the General Motors 6.2-liter V8 engine with Dynamic Fuel Management (DFM) to its 2019 Wards 10 Best Engines Award list. “General Motors’ thundering 420-horsepower V-8 in the Silverado exemplifies how engineers continue to find ways to improve efficiency without giving up something in return. DFM determines 80 times per second exactly how many cylinders require fuel to meet power demands. And, incredibly, it uses as few as two cylinders to propel the full-size pickup down the highway,” says Wards' Senior Content Director Drew Winter. “The truly amazing part is the cylinder deactivation is imperceptible, so seamless that the only thing the driver notices is fewer stops at the pump." Coincidental to the award, GM-Trucks.com has just taken delivery of a long-term tester with this very engine. “Chevrolet first introduced its Active Fuel Management cylinder deactivation system in 2005, and Dynamic Fuel Management is a natural progression of the technology,” said Jordan Lee, Small Block chief engineer. “Dynamic Fuel Management enables only the cylinders needed to deliver the power you want, seamlessly delivering the best balance of power and fuel economy.” The full list of Wards' 10 best engines is as follows: 3.0L (B58) DOHC Turbocharged I-6 (BMW X5) 6.2L OHV V-8 with DFM (Chevrolet Silverado) 5.0L DOHC V-8 (Ford Mustang GT/Bullitt) 3.0L DOHC TurboDiesel V-6 (Ford F-150) 2.0L DOHC Atkinson i-VTEC 4-Cyl./HEV (Honda Accord Hybrid) 120-kW Fuel Cell/Electric Propulsion System (Hyundai Nexo) 150-kW Propulsion System (Hyundai Kona EV) 2.0L DOHC VC-Turbo 4-Cyl. (Infiniti QX50) 2.0L DOHC Atkinson 4-Cyl./HEV (Lexus UX 250h) 3.6L DOHC Pentastar eTorque V-6 (Ram 1500)
  2. Ward's pointed out the Canyon's long list of interior features, noting "...lots of soft surfaces, a Bose audio system, supple and durable leather, an easily navigated touchscreen and advanced safety features... heated power front seats and a second row that accommodates three comfortably and folds up for additional storage space." Our own review this past week of the 2015 Yukon Denali which has some similar interior features to the Canyon included, "The infotainment system was perhaps the standout in this interior. It is simple to use and easy to appreciate. My phone synched in about five seconds, and I loved all the apps and used them intuitively." The Canyon was the only General Motors vehicle to make the list. For the Ward's story click this link.
  3. John Goreham Contributing Writer, GM-Trucks.com 4/20/2015 The awards for the 2015 GMC Canyon keep stacking up. Last week the Canyon won the Cars.com pickup challenge and this week it was named a Ward's 10-Best Interior. Wards rates the vehicles it considers on design aesthetics, materials, ergonomics, safety, comfort, value, fit-and-finish and driver information. Ward's pointed out the Canyon's long list of interior features, noting "...lots of soft surfaces, a Bose audio system, supple and durable leather, an easily navigated touchscreen and advanced safety features... heated power front seats and a second row that accommodates three comfortably and folds up for additional storage space." Our own review this past week of the 2015 Yukon Denali which has some similar interior features to the Canyon included, "The infotainment system was perhaps the standout in this interior. It is simple to use and easy to appreciate. My phone synched in about five seconds, and I loved all the apps and used them intuitively." The Canyon was the only General Motors vehicle to make the list. For the Ward's story click this link.
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