• (3.7) 3 reviews
  • MSRP: $8,258$24,022
  • Body Style: Truck
  • Combined MPG: 18-21
  • Engine: 185-hp, 2.9-liter I-4 (regular gas)
  • Drivetrain: 4x2
  • Towing Capacity: 3,000 lbs.
2011 GMC Canyon

Our Take on the 2011 GMC Canyon

Our Take

The GMC Canyon is a twin to the Chevrolet Colorado. The GMC versions are priced slightly higher than the Chevys, and that gets buyers more-contemporary styling and a refined interior. Mechanically, and in terms of feature availability, there are no differences between the two trucks. It's a... Read Full Report

What We Don't Like

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

Notable Features

  • OnStar version 9.0 available with improved voice recognition
  • Available Bluetooth hands-free phone connectivity
  • Aqua Blue Metallic exterior color replaces Inferno Orange
  • New front-seat head restraint design
  • Chrome package with chrome fuel door and chrome exhaust tip
  • 5.3-liter V-8 available
  • Available ZQ8 Sport Suspension Package
  • Side curtain airbags standard on all models

Reviews

Consumer Reviews

3.7

Average based on 3 reviews

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Biggest dissapointment I every had.

by lefty from Central Maine on June 18, 2012

Does not always start. GMC can't find the problem. Appears to be something to do with the fuel system. Fuel economy is terrible, about like the 50'S models. But it looks good setting in the driveway, ... Read Full Review

14 Trim Levels Available

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Safety

Crash-Test Reports

Recalls

There are currently 5 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: $3,900 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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