GMC Canyon

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Base MSRP price range:
$20,955 - $37,250
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CR Model Summary
GM's small pickups, the GMC Canyon and its twin, the Chevrolet Colorado, aren't so small anymore. A little shorter but a lot narrower than the full-sized Sierra, the Canyon comes with big-truck features, such as a spring-loaded tailgate, and big-truck capability. Buyers can choose a 200-hp, 2.5-liter four-cylinder or GM's 305-hp, 3.6-liter V6, both backed by a standard six-speed automatic transmission, with either rear- or four-wheel drive. V6 versions feature a tow-haul mode. A four-cylinder diesel is expected in the fall. Inside are the latest connectivity systems, including GMC's IntelliLink Bluetooth audio system. These are the first small trucks to offer forward-collision and lane-departure warnings, and a backup camera is standard.
General Model Specs
Body styles
extended cab, crew cab
Drive wheels
Rear or selectable 4WD
2 front, 3 rear
Engines available
2.5-liter 4 (200 hp)
3.6-liter V6 (305 hp)
Transmissions available
6-speed automatic
6-speed manual
Basic: 3/36
Powertrain: 5 year/ 100,000 mile
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Reliability History - GMC Canyon
Trouble spots by year 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14
Engine Major
Engine Cooling
Transmission Major
Transmission Minor
Drive System
Fuel System
Engine Minor
Electrical System
Safety Specs
Safety belts
Pretensioners, front/rear Yes/no
Air bags
Side air bags, front/rear Standard/no
Side curtain air bags Standard
Active safety features
Antilock brakes Standard
Traction control Standard
Stability control Standard
Daytime running lights Standard
Crash and rollover tests
IIHS front moderate overlap NA
IIHS front small overlap NA
IIHS side crash NA
IIHS rear crash NA
IIHS roof crush NA
NHTSA overall crash score NA
NHTSA overall frontal-crash score NA
NHTSA front-crash, driver/front passenger NA / NA
NHTSA overall side-crash score NA
NHTSA side-crash, driver/rear passenger NA / NA
NHTSA side pole-crash NA
NHTSA rollover, 2WD/4WD NA / NA
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