"So far this has been a good truck. The 3.7L I-5 has plenty of power and is a good match to the 4L60E transmission. It does fine towing a 3000 pound trailer. I've been a little disapointed with the fuel economy. I get around 16-18 with my normal city/highway commute and 21-24 on the highway. My biggest complaint is the uncomfortable seats. I like the way the truck steers and brakes, and the performance in snow is great. If I would have got a truck with the bucket seat option, the overall rating would have been "good" instead of average."
"This is a good small work truck. I don't recommend it over-all. It doesn't hold any resell value, it has poor internal design, poor over-all HP compared to Toyota and Nissan compaq trucks. VERY POOR TOW RATING."
"I have a SLE Z71 reg cab with the I-5 and 4 10 gears and rear locking diff.
Stock except 32" BFG ATs .
This truck preforms great on road and off with better mpg than my tacoma 4 banger.
number one truck and I love it long time ...
after 60k mls of off road and heavy use I have not had it in the shop once.
just change the oil and add gas thats it !
Best truck I have owned !"
"I am the original owner of my Canyon Extended cab 5 cyl automatic 2WD Z85 4 door RWD pick up truck; Overall the truck is GREAT.
I use this vehicle as a service truck. It always has quite a bit of weight on it with all the tools and parts I carry. The 5 cyl engine gives me plenty of power and the speed I need traveling Central Fl. With a ladder rack I average 18mpg, with out the rack I average 19.5 mpg overall. I just turned 100k miles and the only vehicle repairs have been new tires and a battery.
This truck is a proven reliable vehicle that offers good looks, good gas mileage and an affordable price to own."
"I have a 2005 GMC Canyon Crew Cab SLE2 with the Off Road package. Best truck I've ever owned. The ride is better then Toyota,Nissan, Ford, or Dodge mid-size trucks and it is very quite on the highway. I have the I-5 engine and it has plenty of power for towing. I get great gas mileage
21 in city 28 highway. I run full synthectic oil in it and have a K&N air filter on it. I bought it new and have 45,000 miles on it; with no problems. I think it is the best mid-sized pickup out there and the most underrated. I highly reccomend this truck; don't waste your time looking at the other mid-sized trucks. Canyon has a lower price and is a better truck period; plus it has the best gas mileage by far."
"My wife and i needed another vehicle, i have always had jeeps, but with 2 dogs over 100lbs, and a baby on the way, it was time to look at something different... we decided that a truck that could pull our boat, and have enough room for the whole family was the way to go. It does not have the best turn radius, but it handles great, and has plenty of power. we take it out in the woods, and to the mountains with all our gear and we haven't found a place yet that this truck won't take us... and with the gas prices today, it is really nice to have good fuel mileage"
"The truck rides well and looks good. The quad cab has made travel to B-ball games great. The highway gas milage is pretty good, but the city driving is fair at best. Had a sensor go out, but other than that no problems. dash materials are great for a truck, but the steering wheel and seats could be tougher. I use the truck a bunch and overall I am very satisfied. The engine and tranny is soild."
"The truck gets mediocre gas mileage, but it is a pickup. It looks good, is fairly comfortable, and is decently priced for what you see. However, mine has been in the shop more in two years than my Honda was in the seven years I owned it. My father bought a 2006 model and had it declared a lemon. The quality is poor and reliability is a huge issue. I would recommend paying a little extra and getting something a little more reliable. Even Ford makes better vehicles these days."
"this truck is the best. great gas mileage with plenty of power. drives like the old toyotas used to drive. very stable on the road and great headlights. easy to clean and i like the bumpers being separate from the body instead of all that plastic like on the tacoma front end."