What's not to like
August 3, 2018
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.