2012 Gmc Canyon
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With a few minor things, exactly what I needed!

by from Fairfax, VA on July 15, 2016

My wife and I were longing to return to owning a truck again, but living in Norther Virginia and having to drive into DC, and park in Garages kinda crushed the idea of a 2500 diesel. I must say, for ...
My wife and I were longing to return to owning a truck again, but living in Norther Virginia and having to drive into DC, and park in Garages kinda crushed the idea of a 2500 diesel. I must say, for what it is, what it cost, I love it! I love that the interior is not covered in fake wood, there is no multimedia screen, and that it sounds/rides like a small truck should. Spending weekends hauling 1k lbs of rock, and seeing no issue at all. We just took a short road trip on it and without a bed cover we were able to get 27mpg...WOW...say what you want about the I5 engine, but I really like it. For a "city truck" as my wife calls it, It is awesome. The cruise control is solid. Now, like my wife's prior truck, this thing does not like being started up and driven immediately, in fact I would say a minute of idling is what I do, otherwise you are dealing with a rough sound for a short time as she warms up. I love being able to toss my kayak in the back, or quickly take my mountain bike over to the single track without having to lift either item over my head to the top of the subaru I replaced! Ok, now the gripes, which I understand the 2015/16s have addressed. The crew cab seats, while fine as seats, fold in a completely illogical way. The seat backs fold forward, vs the bench folding up. I can see NO advantage to this, minus cramming various items like rope and tarps behind it. I have the "bench" front seat, and the flip down center armrest is very cheaply made and the cup holders are not very well designed. I know I said I like simple, and It is. My last thing is just trim line specific, I wish it had a sliding back window.
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Great truck

by from Lees Summit, Mo. on August 14, 2015

Own the 2012 4WD crew cab; auto 4 speed 5 cylinder. I use it 70% as a car, 30% as a light duty truck. It is very comfortable to drive and has all the power needed. I haul plywood, rocks, etc. Never an...
Own the 2012 4WD crew cab; auto 4 speed 5 cylinder. I use it 70% as a car, 30% as a light duty truck. It is very comfortable to drive and has all the power needed. I haul plywood, rocks, etc. Never any kind of problem except tires and normal maintenance. MPG is about 21 overall. The interior is functional, not frilly. Big knobs on the controls and laid out sensibly. Turning radius is my only gripe, but it isn't so bad once you are used to it. It should last me a long time and I would definitely recommend it.
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Solid Mid-Size Truck

by from on November 3, 2014

I've owned this truck for nearly 3 years (2012 GMC Canyon crew cab) and have had no major problems.The truck has a great exterior design.The inline 5 cylinder has plenty of power for hauling small tra...
I've owned this truck for nearly 3 years (2012 GMC Canyon crew cab) and have had no major problems.The truck has a great exterior design.The inline 5 cylinder has plenty of power for hauling small trailers, boats,etc. The gas mileage is not great but not the worst either.The interior is far from high tech but everything works well. There's plenty of leg and head room for the driver and passenger side. The back seat is perfect for kids and but not so great for tall guys like myself. I would recommend the Canyon to anybody that's looking for a solid mid-size truck. Glad to see GM has brought the Canyon for 2015.
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Fuel economy for this truck???

by from Miami, FL on July 6, 2014

Bought a 2012 Canyon 4 door 2WD with 2.9 Lt. 4 cyl. eng. earlier this year to replace a 1995 Sonoma with 4.3 W code V6. Always thought the '95 got only mediocre gas mileage till started using the 2012...
Bought a 2012 Canyon 4 door 2WD with 2.9 Lt. 4 cyl. eng. earlier this year to replace a 1995 Sonoma with 4.3 W code V6. Always thought the '95 got only mediocre gas mileage till started using the 2012 in mixed use driving. The Canyon will barely get 14 MPG!!! The truck runs perfectly, has no check engine lights on and onboard diagnosis shows no trouble codes or other abnormalities. Found the previous owner and asked him about this and he said that's the main reason he traded it in with only 12,000 miles on a Nissan. Can anyone offer any thoughts or ideas on this, or is this par for the course for this truck? Thanks for any info on this, brgrds, Dave F.
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2008 canyon

by from Pinevill KY on April 25, 2013

Bought a 2008 Canyon extended Cab loved it no problems at all, towed my boat without any trouble no mechanical problems. I will be buying another one soon. loved the off Road Package 4 wheel drive wor...
Bought a 2008 Canyon extended Cab loved it no problems at all, towed my boat without any trouble no mechanical problems. I will be buying another one soon. loved the off Road Package 4 wheel drive worked perfectly never any problems goin where I wanted to go
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great truck

by from middleboro mass on March 20, 2013

i had a 2005 for 7 years(160000 miles)3.5 5 cyl...never ha d a problem except for wear n tear.i purchased a 2012 feb 2013...hope this one lasts as long as the 2005...
i had a 2005 for 7 years(160000 miles)3.5 5 cyl...never ha d a problem except for wear n tear.i purchased a 2012 feb 2013...hope this one lasts as long as the 2005...
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Less than I wanted

by from Davenport, IA on August 23, 2012

The crew cab has less leg room in the rear seat than I wanted; MPG is less than I expected; heated seat button is poorly places; 2 exposed wires under the right front seat;
The crew cab has less leg room in the rear seat than I wanted; MPG is less than I expected; heated seat button is poorly places; 2 exposed wires under the right front seat;
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I love it

by from Saskatchewan , Canada on August 7, 2012

I bought the 4X4 w/4L engine. Almost 200 hp. I use it for daily transportion to work. I'm also a DIYer so I need a truck to carry 2x4s and such. Great truck! SUPER GAS MILEAGE !!! Great value for the ...
I bought the 4X4 w/4L engine. Almost 200 hp. I use it for daily transportion to work. I'm also a DIYer so I need a truck to carry 2x4s and such. Great truck! SUPER GAS MILEAGE !!! Great value for the money!
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GMC Canyon 2012 Very Reliable Truck

by from Pacific Grove, CA on January 29, 2012

Most reliable truck for me I've owned GMC Canyon 2012. Good millege, cabin, looks nice and drive smooth.
Most reliable truck for me I've owned GMC Canyon 2012. Good millege, cabin, looks nice and drive smooth.
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