2015 GMC Canyon consumer reviews

$20,955 starting MSRP
side view of 2015 Canyon GMC
93% of drivers recommend this car
Rating breakdown (out of 5):
  • Comfort 4.7
  • Interior design 4.8
  • Performance 4.5
  • Value for the money 4.3
  • Exterior styling 4.7
  • Reliability 4.5
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What's not to like

I've had good experience with GMC trucks. My last one was a 2006 Sierra which was very reliable. When it was totaled in an accident, I was going to replace it with the new model. I tried the Canyon and it was perfect. Slightly smaller, just right for me. Feels like a 1/2 ton truck. Reliability has been good. Only one recall and at 50,000 miles the front timing cover was leaking, but it was covered under the drive train warranty, which is a good thing because book rate for that was 15 hours. I love the styling and features. One thing that bothered me when I bought it was if I wanted the factory GPS nav system, ($500) I would also have to buy the Bose speakers ($500). So $1000 for a nav system was beyond reasonable. I simply use my $200 windshield mount GPS. They need to reconsider that pricing scheme. Grill mount "GMC" logo doesn't fit tight, neither do the door handles. They seem to slide back and forth. Also, the rear fenders flare out and catch a lot of road debris adn bugs because they stick out beyond the side of the truck. Maybe style wise they look nice, but they aren't practical. I like the extra step in the rear bumper, it makes it much easier to access the box. Great idea. Integral box lights would be a nice added feature ad I installed a hard top cover (not cap). Had to mount some battery operated lights. And Ford's tailgate lock (actuated with the door locks) would be a nice addition to the GMC line. Interior storage space is limited. I've got battery cables, tow strap and a few tools stored under the rear seat, but if I have stuff on the seat, accessing what is under the seat becomes a problem. I love the color (Bronze alloy metallic). Mileage is good, usually 24 mpg average town/hwy.


Best truck I've ever had

I have the crewcab w/ the long box. I've owned it for three years and 40,000+ miles. It has been completely reliable. What I like about this is that it has all the usability of a full size truck w/ a full size 6' bed, but it is compact enough to drive and gets 50% better gas mileage. This vehicle has a 1,570 pound payload capacity and a 7,000 pound towing capacity. Gas mileage depends on speed. At 45 mph it is 28 mpg. At 55 mph it is 24 mpg. At 65 mph it is 22 mpg (flat, level highway). I highly recommend the 6' bed. The 5' bed is simply too short to do usable hauling or to sleep in. I compared this to the Tacoma (and I'm such a Toyota fan that I wrote a book about them), but the Tacoma has not been overhauled in many years and the GMC beats it in everything (technology, sound level, handling, gas mileage, towing capacity, payload capacity, etc.) When Toyota finally gets around to updating the Tacoma I'm sure it will be a contender. But until then the Canyon is far superior. Some of the features that I really like on the Canyon are: Rear camera, Lane departure warning, Forward collision warning, Wi-fi, Navigation and steps built into the bumper


Off Roading in my pickup

This truck meets all my camping needs. Never thought I would get a pick-up truck. Can't wait to start offroading and hitting the national parks.


Love it

Great truck, just surprised it doesn?t have a built in garage door Opener and keyless ignition. Other than that the four wheel drive is awesome!


Cleanest use car I ever bought

This is the vehicle I was looking for but never expected to find the year the model and cleanliness all in one vehicle. I think knowing what you were looking for is a big part of the buying process. Taking your time and looking Thoroughly is the other part


Very Satisfied

I've been very satisfied with my 2015 GMC Canyon. I purchased it new, and it now has 32,500 miles on it after 27 months driving it. I've had many compliments on the styling and color (Copper Red). It has good trailering ability. The one drawback is the lack of a CD Player.



This truck meets all my expectations in a Truck. It has plenty of leg room in the front and back of the vehicle. Also has plenty of USP PORTS!!!!!



IIt has plenty of leg room. Heated seats ,with USB ports. Very smooth ride for aMID-SIZE TRUCK!!!!!!



It meets all my needs in mid size truck!!!! And over it has heated seats that I like for back pain .


Just the vehicle I wanted

This truck is only a 4 cylinder and that is all I need, four wheel drive. Just big enough for me to haul the thing I need to, and I love the rear camera and the easy lower tailgate.