(3.8) 16 reviews
MSRP: $4,098$13,938
Body Style: Truck
Combined MPG: 19-24
Engine: 175-hp, 2.8-liter I-4 (regular gas)
Drivetrain: 4x2
Towing Capacity: 2,200 lbs.
2005 GMC Canyon

Our Take on the 2005 GMC Canyon

Our Take

GMC introduced the Canyon pickup truck for the 2004 model year. Designed from the ground up, the Canyon is similar to Chevrolet's Colorado pickup. Both were larger than the previous compact models they replaced � the GMC Sonoma and Chevrolet S-10.With the Canyon, GMC aimed to provide greater... Read Full Report

What We Don't Like

  • Ride comfort in city
  • Rear-seat passenger space
  • Resale value of regular-cab 2WD models

Notable Features

  • 175- or 220-hp engine
  • Three cab configurations
  • Two suspension choices
  • Optional side-curtain airbags
  • Available High-Stance Off-Road model


Consumer Reviews


Average based on 16 reviews

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A truck thats just right

by Armyguy from kansas city on June 19, 2006

I bought a 2005 canyon, whith the off road package, crew cab, the 3.5 liter inline 5 cylinger engine. I managed to get the truck used for $23,000 with 6,000 miles on it.The truck drove wonderful, very... Read Full Review

24 Trims Available

A trim is a style of a vehicle model. Each higher trim has different or upgraded features from the previous trim along with a price increase. Learn more about trims

Trims Explained

When talking about cars, “trims” is a way of differentiating between different versions of the same model. Typically, most start with a no-frills, or “base” trim, and as features are added, or a different engine, drivetrain (gas vs. hybrid, for example) or transmission are included, trim names change and prices go up.

It’s important to carefully check the trims of the car you’re interested in to make sure that you’re getting the features you want, or that you’re not overpaying for features you don’t want.


Crash-Test Reports


There are currently 3 recalls for this car.

Safety defects and recalls are relatively common. Stay informed and know what to do ahead of time.

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