2005 GMC Canyon Reviews - Page 3 of 4

2005 GMC Canyon SLE Z71 3.5 Liter 220 Horsepower from North America

Model year2005
Year of manufacture2005
First year of ownership2005
Most recent year of ownership2006
Engine and transmission 3.5 Liter 220 Horsepower Automatic
Performance marks 9 / 10
Reliability marks 9 / 10
Comfort marks 7 / 10
Dealer Service marks 9 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 9 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.6 / 10
Distance when acquired0 miles
Most recent distance15000 miles

Summary:

Great truck to own

Faults:

Rattle from glove compartment when traveling above 25 MPH. Truck is at dealer right now getting that fixed.

General Comments:

GM really did their homework on this one as far as a five cylinder engine put into a truck. Can't wait to see if GM would stick a incline six in these trucks in the future, but the five does well, it has the power of the six, but the fuel efficiency of a 4 cylinder. I love this truck. Handles well when cornering, especially for a truck. Temperature stays at one point (middle) even with temperatures above 110 degrees out here in AZ, well done. Bought a K&N performence filter, does better on intake. I am getting about 20 MPG in city and about 24 MPG in highway so fuel efficiency here is great for a truck. The 4X4 is flawless.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 5th June, 2006

2005 GMC Canyon SLE 3.5L from North America

Model year2005
Year of manufacture2005
First year of ownership2005
Most recent year of ownership2006
Engine and transmission 3.5L Automatic
Performance marks 9 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 7 / 10
Dealer Service marks 4 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 10 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.0 / 10
Distance when acquired14 miles
Most recent distance28000 miles
Previous carChevrolet S-10

Summary:

This vehicle does all that I ask cheaper than I expected

Faults:

No problems, which is good because I don't like dealing with dealerships.

General Comments:

I have the 4x4 extended cab, 3.5L and 4spd auto. I really like this vehicle. Exceptional mileage, power is good, transmission shifts to smoothly for my preferences, but if you hold the throttle wide open it shifts nicely. I like the thinking behind the headlights and turn signal positioning.

I would recommend this vehicle to anyone who wants a economical, trouble free and low maintenance small pick up.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 22nd April, 2006

2005 GMC Canyon sle extended cab 4x4 z71 l5 from North America

Model year2005
Year of manufacture2005
First year of ownership2005
Most recent year of ownership2005
Engine and transmission l5 Automatic
Performance marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 8 / 10
Comfort marks 7 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.7 / 10
Distance when acquired7200 miles
Most recent distance7800 miles
Previous carNissan X-Terra

Summary:

Everything else is great with the canyon

Faults:

Nothing just purchased.

General Comments:

Does anyone notice that the brake seems to be a bit too far to the left? I have longer legs, but I cannot apply pressure evenly to the brake peddle, it is a bit awkward to reach over too much when braking, Its like both brake and gas needs to be moved a little to the right, I actually can get a sight stiffness in my knee. It makes me not like the truck and I do not want to sell.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 22nd March, 2006

22nd Mar 2006, 16:37

You should notice these things during the testdrive. Otherwise, try sitting in different positions or to one side or the other.

24th Mar 2006, 06:19

Thanks for the reply, I didn't realize the disomfort until driving in it after about a 100 miles or so.

5th Jun 2006, 17:54

Yeah, I noticed when drive my upper right leg gets sore when driving for a while, seems like this a flaw GM didn't catch. Should be reported to GM.

19th Feb 2007, 05:18

I put a cushion I made on the floor so I could rest my right leg on and it helps when cruising on the gas pedal. but the brake is definitely a bit too far toward the center for my liking.

2005 GMC Canyon SLE Extended Cab 3.5 Inline 5 from North America

Model year2005
Year of manufacture2004
First year of ownership2005
Most recent year of ownership2006
Engine and transmission 3.5 Inline 5 Automatic
Performance marks 9 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 9 / 10
Dealer Service marks 8 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 9 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
9.0 / 10
Distance when acquired20 miles
Most recent distance2000 miles
Previous carVolkswagen Passat

Summary:

Excellent daily driver and off roader!

Faults:

Not much has gone wrong, a few annoying things though. The Radio rarely doesn't turn off completely when you open the door, it turns off then on then off again. And the passenger vent was squeaky on bumps in the road. Fixable with removing it and lubricating the squeaky joint.

General Comments:

This is a great vehicle. It is the Z-71 4x4 extended cab model.

The tires aren't the best that I have ever used, but sufficient in daily driving and some off roading. The 4wd function is excellent. I was able to get out of some rough stuff with ease. And the truck does come with the G80 Lockable Differential gears, so it helps with things like ice even with the 2wd version.

The gas mileage is terrific on the In line-5. When I had it loaded down with camping gear, I was still able to get about 24mpg on the highway and around 19mpg in the mountains. I also had the bed loaded down at a different time with about 900lbs of concrete, and it drove without hiccups and the engine power was still responsive. The tail-gate can also be in 3 positions. Closed, Partly Opened or closed, you can open it in anyway that will accommodate the cargo (like partially for 4x8 plywood sheets).

The ride cannot be considered anything, but a truck. But that is how I like it, I got the Z-71 not only for the higher stance, but I like the truck like ride.

The seats are good, but not a long haul for the people on the Extended Cab seats. I didn't need the extra space that the Crew Cab had, but needed more cab space then the Regular Cab. Oddly enough the back seats accommodate a childes seats quite well with the anchors built into the truck.

Like I said, I am very happy with this truck. It exceeded my expectations especially in snow and off roading. With the deals going on, it makes it a great value for a nice capable truck.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 3rd January, 2006

Average review marks: 7.2 / 10, based on 13 reviews