2006 GMC Canyon Crew Cab 4WD User Reviews
- $11,414 - $12,525
- Looks great, rides nice, great value
- Tranny downshifts too soon going uphill, needs more low end torque, wish it had a long bed option
So far, very pleased with this truck. Sometimes gets a bad rap in the press, and is admittedly not as refined as the Toyota. My purchase experience? Toyota wouldn't budge on the sticker while GMC dealer cut full 20% off MSRP, and for that, it's well worth it. I love the look; rides better than expected, love the 2nd set of doors, but I wish it did have some more low end torque, and the 2007s take care of this. Another common complaint I see is that the seats are not supportive, but IMO, they're fine. My only complaints: Tranny seems to always want to downshift too early, especially going uphill. Also, I had to reverse up a hill to back into a garage, and the truck creeps forward WAY too much, almost like it wasn't in gear. I had to have one foot on the brake and one on the throttle so it wouldn't go down the hill before giving it gas. This could be a little hairy if you're trying to back up a trailer on an incline....read morehide
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- Super quiet and comfortable ride!!
- No padding on arm rest????
If I get the mileage out of this truck like I have on my '94 GMC K2500 SLE HD 9600lb monster with 269000 miles then GM will not be pleased with me. I still drive my '94 and wouldn't hesitate an extended trip on the original engine,tranny, drive train, and believe it or not the original alternator. One thing I do hope is that the paint will hold up better on this Canyon vs. my '94's peeling white paint. As for the Canyon, I have had it for a few days now so I can't say much yet about fuel economy. The Canyon's fit and finish is excellent, and the nice quiet comfotable ride speaks for itself. I really like the baffles that are between the cab and the bed that release cabin pressure when the windows are up and the doors are shut, that is a nice touch. Finally some engineers are actually using common sense. My truck came with a sun and sound package with sliding sun roof. I wish the radio vollume was a little more accomidating with more vollume when the windows are open and the sun roof is back, but I will rectify that with some fine tuning of my own Hi-Fidelity. Comparing this truck to the Ford Ranger I traded in "There is none", and if you are considering the Ranger good luck spend your money at GMC you won't regret it. Ford is going to get killed!!...read morehide
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- I love the fule economy coming from a 5.2 v8 Dodge Dakota 4x4 11 in the city &15 highway
- don't like the rack&pintion streeing the push button 4x4 i like the old shifter i no it is in 4WD
FOR 14 YEARS I BEEN IN A 92 DODGE DAKOTA 4X4 EXCAB 5.2 V8 I WILL KEEP IT AROUND I NEEDED A NEW TRUCK I LOOKED AT THE NEW DODGE BUT I JUST SEEN THE GMC CANYON I TOOK A TEST DRIVE
THIS LITTLE 5 HAS SOME GO I LOVED IT MY BOYS
HAD THERE OWN DOOR IT WAS FUN TO DRIVE
MY DODGE AS 230 HR.THE 5 HAS 220HR I DID THINK I WAS DRIVING THE DAKOTA , SMOKING POWER
THE CANYON WAS GOOD ON START OUT MY TWO BOYS WAS IN SHOCKED THIS HAD 3.5 220 HR I TEST THIS TRUCK INTELL I NEW THIS IS COMING HOME WITH US TODAY .NO LOOKING BACK....read morehide
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- Best milage in class, very good safety features, nice interior design.
- Only one: seats are a little stiff without much adjustment
220 H.P. from an inline 5 cylinder is impressive, gas milage is best in class (trust me, I've shopped around) all knobs, buttons, and even cup holders are within easy reach, and this is a great riding truck other than the seats being a little stiff (may soften up with the milage??) Nice features throughout.........Interior: Weight sensing airbag for passenger side, no more messing with the little key activated switch, optional side curtain airbags, plenty of room for an 8 year old and a 5 year old in back seat. Exterior: Good amount of ground clearance, tie downs and "stackers" built into bed as well as 2 position locking tailgate, something you don't think about but is awfully handy. All in all, this is the best truck for a guy like me who has a family but still enjoys his hobbies. Start comparing this to other models with V6's and you'll be surprised....read morehide
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I love my 2006 Canyon 4X4 (SLT). With only 850 miles so far, it's much easier to mention some minor annoyances/inconveniences than to list all of the things about this truck that appeal to me. So, I'll just list the negatives for now.
* My previous truck was a 1988 Ford Ranger, and that was back before the days of mandatory airbag instalations. Nevertheless, I had replaced the stock steering wheel on the Ranger with a custom 3 spoke wheel for comfort. That was very comfortable for me. After 850 miles with a new air bag equipped vehicle, it's hard to find a comfortable place to grip the 4 spoke wheel. Furthermore, GMC states "special care has been taken to allow extra distance from the driver to the instrument panel, enhancing the feeling of spaciousness". I'm a tall fellow with long arms, but that distance seems to be quite a stretch. The upside of that is PLENTY of leg room (everything's a compromise).
* After a 20 mile trip to and from work each day I soon noticed there is no padding on the arm rests on the doors. My elbow needs some cushion there, so I fashioned some artificial arm rests cushions from carpet padding (a temporary measure).
* Maybe it's because I'm not used to a club cab, but I've noticed the head rests for the back seats reduce visibility for objects (or vehicles) in that "blind spot" at the 5 and 7 O'Clock positions. If they can be removed, I'll do so to improve visibility (my Ranger was a standard cab, so that was never a problem).
I should have noticed these things during the test drive, but was so taken away by the comfortable quiet ride, I didn't. Doesn't matter. I would have bought it anyway. As far as performance, I have no problems there. The 3.5 litre inline 5 performs exactly the way I need it to.
I've mentioned a very few negative traits I've found, but there are a lot more positive's. All in all, I have no regrets about purchasing this truck....read morehide
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