2005 GMC Canyon Consumer Reviews

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2005 Gmc Canyon
3.8
Average based on 13 reviews
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A truck thats just right

by 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...
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 smooth and very quiet as well, somtimes i can barely tell its running when idling in traffic or similar conditions without looking at the gauges because the I5 puts out very little vibration. Has great acceleration more than i will ever need and plenty of 220 horsepower for any type of hauling or towing that a young man as myself will ever do but its rated 4,000 pounds of towing capacity will leave me open to anything i will probably want to tow. off road it handled great but im not a hard core off roader so this truck is perfect for the conditions i will want or run into. The 5 clyinder 220 horse engine has given me great gas mileage so in these times thats a big plus since its not a 6 cylinder or a 8 cylinder i get great mileage but still without losing alot of performance for being a 5 cylinder.I would recomend this truck to whoever is more a truck person than a car person and wants great performance for the average truck guy. The looks are awesome nice and sporty with good ground clearance and fat wheel wells. Came with mud flaps and chrome side step bars wich also help that sporty look as well. i get plenty of storage in the cabin and alot of room for my legs and head. An 9 hour road trip was quite comfortable. the stero sounds awesome and very loud. and plenty of safety features. the push button for wheel drive is so easy to use. overall this is a great midsize truck for the average truck guy.
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Does recommend this car

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great ride and mileage

by from MN on March 12, 2011

Bought mine used in early 2010, one year in now and glad I did. I have the 4WD club cab and the 4WD was great to have this winter, shifts into smoothly and handled the snow effortlessly. With gas pric...
Bought mine used in early 2010, one year in now and glad I did. I have the 4WD club cab and the 4WD was great to have this winter, shifts into smoothly and handled the snow effortlessly. With gas prices going up the 5 cyl is also nice on the wallet. I pull a simple 16 ft boat in the summer and it handles that well also. ZERO mechanical issues, even for a used. Routine maint is all I have invested.
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Uses car for Just getting around

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IAM VERY HAPPY

by from UTICA,MICHIGAN on November 4, 2006

I LOVE MY CANYON WHAT A TRUCK GM HAS DONE A GREAT JOB WITH THIS TRUCK I OWNED A GMC SERRIA BEFORE I PURCHASED THE CANYON AND LET ME TELL YOU IAM VERY HAPPY WITH THE PROFORMANCE AND THE STYLE OF THIS T...
I LOVE MY CANYON WHAT A TRUCK GM HAS DONE A GREAT JOB WITH THIS TRUCK I OWNED A GMC SERRIA BEFORE I PURCHASED THE CANYON AND LET ME TELL YOU IAM VERY HAPPY WITH THE PROFORMANCE AND THE STYLE OF THIS TRUCK THE POWER FROM A 5 CLYLINDER INLINE SURPRISED ME AFTER HAVING A BIG TRUCK WITH A BIG V-8 ENGINE THANK YOU GMC YOU HAVE MADE ME A HAPPY CUSTOMER
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Good truck at the right price.

by from Cleveland, Oh on March 21, 2007

I have about 31k on my 2005 crew cab 4X4. Great truck, can haul people and stuff. Good in the summer and winter in cleveland. With factory tires, I've very seldom had it in 4WD---some times I put it ...
I have about 31k on my 2005 crew cab 4X4. Great truck, can haul people and stuff. Good in the summer and winter in cleveland. With factory tires, I've very seldom had it in 4WD---some times I put it in just to be safe. With a couple of 2X4s providing support, the bed easily holds 4X8 sheets of plywood or drywall. Easily handles a load with the Z85 suspension. I've had it on trips to WV and also towed (has factory towing) the biggest 2 axle Uhauls loaded with stuff and with stuff in the bed---both times the truck performed well with the auto/I5 combo. Great truck on the highway as well as in bad weather---good ride. Only real downsides are: 1) it is really long and I still don't have the hang of urban/mall parking. And 2) it needs a better tuned exhaust---it just doesn't sound beefy---alhtough it is.
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Most troubled truck

by from fresno, ca on December 28, 2007

I have owned several GMC trucks and this one has had the most trouble the day I drove it off the lot. Good power and handling but with a cost of engine troubles.Every owner I have spoken with has had ...
I have owned several GMC trucks and this one has had the most trouble the day I drove it off the lot. Good power and handling but with a cost of engine troubles.Every owner I have spoken with has had the same reaction. Major engine trouble just out of factory waranty. With severe engine noise after repairs.
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awesome truck

by from on July 22, 2012

nice truck alot of room good gas millage love my truck nice options motor is real good really nice truck
nice truck alot of room good gas millage love my truck nice options motor is real good really nice truck
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friendly, reliable, beautiful looking, 4 wh dr.

by from Brainerd, Mn. on September 6, 2013

I really love it nice in and out. looks like a new one well taken care of. Roll-up turneau cover on the box. I really like that. looked for over a month, finally found one.... Just right for me
I really love it nice in and out. looks like a new one well taken care of. Roll-up turneau cover on the box. I really like that. looked for over a month, finally found one.... Just right for me
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Great Used Truck

by from overland park kansas on June 18, 2012

I bought the above truck, a one owner with 79000 miles. I have driven it for over 2 months and am getting 29 mpg in the city. It looks great and I have had a lot of comments about how it looks. I real...
I bought the above truck, a one owner with 79000 miles. I have driven it for over 2 months and am getting 29 mpg in the city. It looks great and I have had a lot of comments about how it looks. I really like the cool feature of the sun roof automatically closing when you trun off the engine. It handles great and I am impressed by the pick up and go it has,
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Best small truck I ever owned

by from Stamford Ct on January 20, 2009

Bought this truck new in 2005,loved the look. I really didn't need a new truck, but couldn't pass up the price. It's a Sle reg cab 4wheel drive 5 cyl, it does everthing i want it to do, nice ride, lig...
Bought this truck new in 2005,loved the look. I really didn't need a new truck, but couldn't pass up the price. It's a Sle reg cab 4wheel drive 5 cyl, it does everthing i want it to do, nice ride, light plowing, plus i get 27 mpg on trips. I'm very happy with vehicle.
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good ride

by from kentucky on January 27, 2012

had this ride since 2006- drove 6 yrs and only had to do routine service- and a 129.00 fuel sensor. just did the brakes at 90k. good gas mileage, still the same battery, a little snug for me on long t...
had this ride since 2006- drove 6 yrs and only had to do routine service- and a 129.00 fuel sensor. just did the brakes at 90k. good gas mileage, still the same battery, a little snug for me on long trips- i'm 6'2' 200lb. Great engine and really smooth trans and 4whl drive...nice stereo and great hanfdling on the highway.
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Does recommend this car

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