• (4.8) 4 reviews
  • MSRP: $5,361$18,333
  • Body Style: Truck
  • Combined MPG: 17-21
  • Engine: 185-hp, 2.9-liter I-4 (regular gas)
  • Drivetrain: 4x2
  • Towing Capacity: 2,200 lbs.
2008 GMC Canyon

Our Take on the 2008 GMC Canyon

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. Competitors include the Ford Ranger an... Read Full Report

What We Don't Like

  • Ride comfort in city
  • Rear-seat occupant space

Notable Features

  • 185- or 242-hp engine
  • Three cab configurations
  • Available sport-tuned suspension
  • Optional side curtain airbags
  • Available High-Stance Off-Road model

2008 GMC Canyon Reviews

Consumer Reviews

4.8

Average based on 4 reviews

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a fun little truck

by truker from WI on February 9, 2013

I get 17-18mpg in the city and 20-22mpg on the highway. It also pulls a 4,500lbs boat easly, Its a 4x4 crew cab with a I-5 motor, fully loaded. The front passenger area has plenty of room for even a t... Read Full Review

24 Trim Levels Available

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2008 GMC Canyon Safety Ratings

Crash-Test Reports

Recalls

There are currently 2 recalls for this car.


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

Safety defects and recalls explained

Service & Repair

Estimated Service & Repair cost: $4,100 per year.

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Warranty Coverage

Bumper-to-Bumper

36mo/36,000mi

Powertrain

60mo/100,000mi

Roadside Assistance Coverage

60mo/100,000mi

What you should get in your warranty can be confusing. Make sure you are informed.

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Warranties Explained

Bumper-to-Bumper

Often called a basic warranty or new-vehicle warranty, a bumper-to-bumper policy covers components like air conditioning, audio systems, vehicle sensors, fuel systems and major electrical components. Most policies exclude regular maintenance like fluid top offs and oil changes, but a few brands have separate free-maintenance provisions, and those that do offer them is slowly rising. Bumper-to-bumper warranties typically expire faster than powertrain warranties.

Powertrain

Don't be misled a 10-year or 100,000-mile powertrain warranty doesn't promise a decade of free repairs for your car. It typically covers just the engine and transmission, along with any other moving parts that lead to the wheels, like the driveshaft and constant velocity joints. Some automakers also bundle seat belts and airbags into their powertrain warranties. With a few exceptions, powertrain warranties don't cover regular maintenance like engine tuneups and tire rotations.

Roadside Assistance

Some automakers include roadside assistance with their bumper-to-bumper or powertrain warranties, while others have separate policies. These programs cover anything from flat-tire changes and locksmith services to jump-starts and towing. Few reimburse incidental costs like motel rooms (if you have to wait for repairs).

Free Scheduled Maintenance

Some automakers include free scheduled maintenance for items such as oil changes, air filters and tire rotations. Some include consumables including brake pads and windshield wipers; others do not. They are typically for the first couple of years of ownership of a new car.

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