2004 GMC Canyon Reviews - Page 3 of 3

2004 GMC Canyon SLE 3.5 Inline 5-Cylinder from North America

Model year2004
Year of manufacture2004
First year of ownership2005
Most recent year of ownership2005
Engine and transmission 3.5 Inline 5-Cylinder Automatic
Performance marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 8 / 10
Comfort marks 9 / 10
Dealer Service marks 8 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 8 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.2 / 10
Distance when acquired15000 miles
Most recent distance34950 miles

Summary:

Awesome Ride

Faults:

I haven't had this truck very long. I have had no problems with it at all. It gets decent gas mileage. It runs great.

General Comments:

I have the Canyon SLE Z71 Suspension. It's 2WD. I have taken down dirt roads. The suspension on it is great. It is definitly the best car or truck I've ever driven or rode in.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 5th August, 2005

2004 GMC Canyon 4 cylinder from North America

Model year2004
Year of manufacture2004
First year of ownership2004
Most recent year of ownership2005
Engine and transmission 4 cylinder Automatic
Performance marks 10 / 10
Reliability marks 9 / 10
Comfort marks 8 / 10
Dealer Service marks 10 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 9 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
9.2 / 10
Distance when acquired8 miles
Most recent distance23000 miles
Previous carChevrolet Silverado

Summary:

This truck is the best vehicle decision I ever made

Faults:

The tires are very poor. They are cracked and weathered however, they are a year old and should not perform as 10+year old tires. They are also very worn.

Alignment needed readjusting.

General Comments:

Great room inside the cab.

Amazing handling.

Very good speed.

No problems after 23000 miles.

Cd and speakers give oodles of sound for only having two speakers. very nice.

Ample room behind seats in my regular cab.

Great for towing/hauling with my 4 cylinder.

Will definitely buy another Canyon.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 28th June, 2005

7th Jul 2005, 00:50

I wrote the original review, for the person above, I am sorry to hear that about your Canyon. To clarify, my Canyon is the regular cab, four cylinder pickup. It is more or less a fleet vehicle and does run very well. Hope this helps.

2004 GMC Canyon SL 2.8 four from North America

Model year2004
Year of manufacture2004
First year of ownership2004
Most recent year of ownership2005
Engine and transmission 2.8 four Automatic
Performance marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 8 / 10
Comfort marks 9 / 10
Dealer Service marks 7 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 7 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.8 / 10
Distance when acquired59 miles
Most recent distance4000 miles
Previous carGMC Canyon

Summary:

Inexpensive mid-size with the feel of a full-size truck

Faults:

The only problems I have encountered so far are road vibration at speeds above 45 mph and rough idle. The first trip to the dealer did not correct either.

General Comments:

This truck has the most interior room of any small/mid-size truck I drove. The four cylinder automatic accelerates better than some of the six cylinders out there. Even plenty of power when passing at higher speeds. Exterior fit and finish is very good, but some interior features need to be updated. The cd player only came with two speakers and there is no key entry on the passenger door. Gas mileage in town is only about 17 mpg, somewhat less than the advertised 20 mpg. Not tested highway mileage yet.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Don't Know

Review Date: 25th January, 2005

16th Mar 2006, 11:31

The four cylinder auto is rated at 17 in the city, so you are right on.

2004 GMC Canyon SL 2WD 2.8 Liter Four from North America

Year of manufacture2004
First year of ownership2004
Most recent year of ownership2004
Engine and transmission 2.8 Liter Four Manual
Performance marks 10 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 8 / 10
Dealer Service marks 10 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 10 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
9.6 / 10
Distance when acquired10 miles
Most recent distance2500 miles
Previous carFord Ranger

Summary:

Great smaller truck

Faults:

Nothing wrong yet.

Sometimes the shoulder belt is hard to pull out without it "catching", but this is not worth a trip to the dealer.

General Comments:

The four cylinder is very quick and responsive, and seems faster than all the other V6 engines in the class.

Yet when I resist the urge to step on the gas, it gets excellent mileage. I'm averaging over 25 mpg, which is a lot more than my last pickup.

Handling and road feel is excellent. This truck is more fun to drive than many sporty cars that I've driven.

I've got the base model truck, and my only complaint is that the seats in the base model could be more comfortable.

Also, stake pockets in the bed rails would be nice.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 7th June, 2004

25th Aug 2004, 21:01

I am very highly considering buying a Caynon/Colorado. I like it's good looks and also like what I hear about it's new four cylinder engine. My only worry is GM's not so great track record with aluminum engines. I may hold off to get more information on how well it's holding up, but if the rebate increases this fall I may not wait.

Average review marks: 8.5 / 10, based on 11 reviews