I looked at TVs for over a year just in case I decided to purchase a RV, a long time dream. Except for the very expensive Touareg diesel, all of the SUVs I looked at were limited to 5000 lbs. or just too big.
My research led me to believe that that limit was too close to my safe comfort zone which is of course quite relative. I also looked and tried full-sized pick-ups whose prices are quite attractive with all of their incentives. But, they are just to big for me. I then discovered the Canyon/Colorado and was told there was a future diesel option in the works.
I finally opted for the Canyon diesel in March and I am still waiting for it...any day now I am told. I chose it over the other TVs because of its size, performance and the fact that the towing mechanicals and technologies are integrated: tow/haul, diesel brake and trailer brake.
The engine is powerful yet economical and has been around for many years around the world (also in a Jeep model a few years ago).
I have viewed every driving test, hauling test and general review I could find on You Tube channels, newspaper articles etc. and all were unanimous that these trucks are winners. PBS Motorweek recently had a very good look at the Canyon. Here:
2016 GMC Canyon Duramax | MotorWeek
Once the truck was purchased, I focussed on the RV and fell for the Escape 19 due in June 2017.
Right now, I am looking at the different hitches ETI is offering. Equalizer vs. E2, no idea on which is best but at least I don't have to decide until March!
Good luck! JP