Great little truck, but with flaws.
January 1, 2019
I love the styling of the GMC Canyons and always thought if I’d buy a new vehicle it would be it. My car of 10+ years was miraculously totaled by another motorist and I needed something else, so but the bullet and bought something new that I actually wanted.
I ended up splurging and going with a Denali model with the V6 and a short box, and after 3000 miles I love the truck. The features it has are great, the power is definitely adequate and the fuel mileage is actually pretty decent. I love the exterior styling ad even like the interior for the truck model being first released as a 2015 model year. The 8 speed transmission shifts smoothly 99% of the time, with the odd little late shift when rolling to stops every once in awhile.
The steering is light but not too light, and the seating position can be altered to give just the right driving position. I like the infotainment system, which is quick and has Apple CarPlay, although I’ve seen the 2019s are an update I still like mine. The interior room is certainly not full sized truck territory, but seating for four adults is easy and this truck is significantly easier to drive in traffic and park as opposed to a full sized.
I did have to change the wireless phone charger as the 2018s won’t charge iPhones, and I do wish the backup camera was HD like the 2019s. I don’t tow so I can’t speak about that, but I also wish a 2018 high end truck would have factory LED headlights. It has lane keep warning and front collision warning, but it should have blind spot monitoring and park assist as it is a Denali and it was built new in 2018.
Overall I love the truck and hope to keep it 10+ years, but it’s too bad they haven’t updated/added some features faster. It looks like the 2020s will probably be an update, but I unfortunately couldn’t wait.