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2005 GMC Canyon

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$15,425

starting MSRP

Key specs

Base trim shown

Pickup Truck

Body style

3

Seating capacity

192.4” x 67.6”

Dimensions

Rear-wheel drive

Drivetrain

Overview

The good:

  • Manageable dimensions
  • Fuel economy
  • Front-seat passenger space
  • Automatic-transmission operation

The bad:

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

2 trims

Starting msrp listed lowest to highest price

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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

Rating breakdown (out of 5):
  • Comfort 4.0
  • Interior 3.8
  • Performance 4.0
  • Value 4.1
  • Exterior 4.6
  • Reliability 4.1
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Most recent consumer reviews

5.0

Great truck

184,000 and still runs like new! I bought this truck in 2008 with 30,000 miles on it. So far I replaced the rear end (towed alot) and alternator. They were the only two major things the rest has been just wear and tear.

4.0

2005 Colorado problems

I've owned a 2005 Colorado for 17 yrs, got it with 33k on it & now have 340k on it. It now has a antifreeze leak in cyl2 & 5. The airbag light has been on for the last 100k. The dash light dimmer has been a problem for the last 100k. I've replaced the rotors once & the front hubs 3 times. There's a short in the dash that happens whenever if feels like. I just thump the dash & that clears it up for a couple months, sometimes. The wiper control now fails me 50% of the time. The tail gate handle has fallen apart, the heater control module failed once. The drivers side power window won't work without some physical help going up & down. I replaced the rear drums & brakes at 200k. Replaced the front brakes 5 times now. I also replaced the water pump at 280k. I'm also on my 3rd set of tires & they look pretty good still. I certainly had my share of problems with this truck but I once owned a Ford f150 & found it to be the worst truck I ever own compared to my chevy. So would I ever buy another one? xxxx yes, in fact I just found a 2005 canyon crew with low kms & I'm looking forward to picking it up shortly into the new yr. Now you might ask why the xxxx would i want another one after going through all the troubles I've experienced. Well simply put I know what to expect with these trucks & how to fix them. It doesn't matter what brand you want to be loyal to its more about what your prepared to tolerate & deal with when problems arise. Really for the most part there all junk & they all have there own problems, you just have to decide which one you're willing to deal with.

5.0

GMC canyon z71 off road

2005 canyon bought new has 191,000 only problem hub bearing,heater relay 3 x,just replace fuel pump check engine light been on a lot for sensers

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Safety

Based on the 2005 GMC Canyon base trim.
Frontal driver
4
Frontal passenger
5
Nhtsa rollover rating
4
Side driver
4

Warranty

New car and Certified Pre-Owned programs by GMC
New car program benefits
Bumper-to-bumper
36 months/36,000 miles
Corrosion
72 months/100,000 miles
Powertrain
60 months/100,000 miles
Roadside assistance
36 months/36,000 miles
Certified Pre-Owned program benefits
Maximum age/mileage
5 model years or newer/up to 75,000 miles
Basic warranty terms
12 months/12,000 miles bumper-to-bumper original warranty, then may continue to 6 years/100,000 miles limited (depending on variables)
Powertrain
6 years/100,000 miles
Dealer certification required
172-point inspection
Roadside assistance
Yes
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