2009 GMC Canyon

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Key Specs

of the 2009 GMC Canyon. Base trim shown.

Our Take

From the Cars.com Vehicle Test Team

The Good

  • V-8 power, sound
  • Responsive steering for a truck
  • Comfy front bucket seats
  • Low ride height with ZQ8 suspension makes accessing the cargo box easier
  • V-8 towing capacity

The Bad

  • Uncomfortable rear bench seat (crew cab)
  • Interior showing its age
  • Small cargo box (crew cab)
  • V-8 gas mileage

Notable Features of the 2009 GMC Canyon

  • Optional 300-hp V-8
  • Optional ZQ8 sport suspension
  • Standard stability system
  • Three cab styles
  • RWD or 4WD

Latest 2009 Canyon Stories

Consumer Reviews

Exterior Styling
(4.8)
Performance
(4.4)
Interior Design
(4.1)
Comfort
(4.4)
Reliability
(4.1)
Value For The Money
(4.4)

What Drivers Are Saying

(4.0)

nice truck

by Gary from Tomah, WI on May 23, 2018

The only thing I have against this vehicle is the seat, it makes it hard to see other if they are in your blind spot while driving. Read full review

(4.0)

smooth running truck

by Gary from Tomah, WI on May 3, 2018

This truck fits my needs, it has 4 doors so my kids can get in quickly with plenty of room so they aren't fighting while getting in. Also provides all the necessary room I need for hauling what I need ... Read full review

Safety & Recalls

Recalls

The 2009 GMC Canyon currently has 3 recalls

Crash and Rollover Test Ratings

The 2009 GMC Canyon has not been tested.

Manufacturer Warranties

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New Car Program Benefits
  • Bumper-to-Bumper

    36 months / 36,000 miles

  • Powertrain

    60 months / 100,000 miles

  • Roadside Assistance

    60 months / 100,000 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 warranty

    6 years/100,000 miles

  • Dealer Certification Required

    172-point inspection

  • Roadside Assistance

    Yes

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Cars.com Car Seat Check

Certified child passenger safety technicians conduct hands-on tests of a car’s Latch system and check the vehicle’s ability to accommodate different types of car seats. The Canyon received the following grades on a scale of A-F.*
* This score may not apply to all trims, especially for vehicles with multiple body styles that affect the space and design of the seating.

Warranty FAQs

What is a Bumper-to-Bumper warranty?

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.

What is a Powertrain warranty?

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.

What is included in 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).

What other services could be included in a warranty?

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.

What does CPO mean?

A certified pre-owned or CPO car has been inspected to meet minimum quality standards and typically includes some type of warranty. While dealers and third parties certify cars, the gold standard is an automaker-certified vehicle that provides a factory-backed warranty, often extending the original coverage. Vehicles must be in excellent condition and have low miles and wear to be certified, which is why off-lease vehicles feed many CPO programs.

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