Great Commuter/Weekend Warrior
This trucks is a great cross between a vehicle you can commute with during the week and powerful enough to haul most things when you need it on the weekends.
Excellent looking and performing mid-size truck
This truck comes with many great comfort features from Bluetooth phone connectivity to optional seat warmers. However, this truck is not just comfort. The turning radius is what most truck drivers can only dream about having and the long-box version helps one to forget they only have a mid-size truck. The Canyon's bed also has several tie-down points so that you can can feel at ease with the security of any cargo. Finally, you get the superior gas millage compared to other trucks to consider while still having up to 7,700 lbs of towing capacity.
Looks great, rattles and shifts like junk
I bought my Canyon with 5k miles on it. I drove it for 10 months and traded it in and ate the loss just to get rid of it. I absolutely love the look of the truck but it rattled like an old xxxxx. from the day I bought it. I took it to GMC 4 or 5 times and they could not find a fix. Mine was equipped with the Bose sound system and I couldn't listen to it at over half volume without the door panels sounding like they were coming off. The transmission shifts like a teenager learning how to drive a stick. It refuses to downshift going uphill unless you just floor it. GMC swears this is normal but it is really irritating.
Best pickup truck I've ever owned
You can't go wrong buying a new GMC Canyon! Great gas mileage, good ride, nice interior, neat body style, not too big yet very practical, good value for the money. With over 17,000 miles on the odometer, I've yet to have any issues. The rear seats in my Extended Cab will accomodate adults on short trips, but would get uncomfortable on longer journeys. If you carry more than one passenger on a regular basis, buy the four door model.
From Ranger base to Canyon base
We picked up our Canyon on October 2015, driven it just under 5,000 miles. So far it's been a nice ride all around, we got the base crew cab 4 banger, fits 5 adults, (short jaunts, no problem, 4 adults long trips should be a breeze). Getting just under 21mpg mixed (mostly city so far). I had a base Ranger for 8 years and I loved it, but got a Canyon as there are no more new Rangers, and I'm happy, more power, similar mileage than I was getting with the Ranger (of course there are 8 years in between, also interior comfort/electronics have increased even in base model, nice). Only complaint, GM and onstar, I keep getting calls on services I don't want...
Improved, but could be so much better
I picked up my 2015 All Terrain 4WD Canyon Ext Cab (2.5L) in July, 2015 and now have about 4200 miles on it. The Good: Seems to be pretty solidly put together - no rattles, creaks, or other noises yet. Fairly quiet on road, MPG averaging just over 21 so far. Interior is comfortable. Step in rear bumper corner is genius. The Bad: GM was so close on the design, but small things they could have done to make it better didn't happen. Door pockets are narrow and door cupholders are useless - who angles a cupholder base at 30 degrees? Leather and textile seats would have been better with all leather. Fake carbon fiber trim and imperceptibly asymmetrical rubber cupholder insert near shifter is just wrong. 6 speed auto downshifts to 5th gear on highway for no obvious reason. Front air dam limits clearance severely for an "All Terrain" vehicle. Many recalls so far...5 or more. Dashboard fitment gaps starting to open up.
From Ridgline to Canyon
We made the switch from a Honda Ridgeline with over 200k miles on it. We were at first hesitant on the switch, but seeing as we would have to pay the same amount of money for a new Ridgeline and settle for a lot less, it only made sense! Have to say, we do miss the space and storage of the Ridgeline, but love the way our Canyon performs, not to mention it looks a whole lot better! The Canyon is so smooth, and powerful! We hook our livestock trailer to it and pull about 5000 lbs with ease! The features and tech in this truck work great too! Love the 4G LTE wifi is awesome! We have over 10,000 miles on it now and could not be happier! This truck simply blows all the other mid size trucks out of the water! Highly recommend.
From Tacoma To Canyon?
I have driven a 2006 Tacoma for the last 7 years and have been waiting for it to get a face lift. When the new Canyon and Colorado first came out I figured I would at-least give them a test. WOW was I surprised... GM has finally picked up their game. I custom ordered the All-Terrain Canyon 8 months ago and could not be happier with the switch. The styling and comfort are MILES ahead of the Tacoma and Frontier. Also, I was surprised by how well it handles in the deep snow and mud in the high mountains of the Pacific Northwest. The gas mileage is not impressive, but that's not why I own a truck. The 8" Touchscreen and Intillink system is extremely high tech and it works beautifully. However I do wish they had downloadable apps on the system. I have only towed some smaller trailers but they were fully loaded with about 5k lbs and It handled great with no loss of power. Overall I could not be happier with the truck and can't believe that this is a GM product!
2015 Canyon Crew
I have owned 3 months and it doesn't get better than this, Good MPG, great ride on well built. My only con that I have - buy the upgraded stereo. Needs more guts from the basic system.
Best Truck I ever had
This new Canton is awesome. Hat's off to General Motors for bringing it back. It's like riding in a car with all the comforts. Love it. I've had 5 GMC's, and this is the best one yet. Thanks General Motors.