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2011 GMC Canyon Work Truck Extended Cab Truck

2011 GMC Canyon Review

(2 Stars)  In need of a substantial update

Reviewed by Automobile Magazine on

The midsized truck called Canyon is one of the staple vehicles from GMC and since last year's model it has not undergone much change. However, if it isn't broke, don't fix it, right. One notable change is the additional horsepower that the 5.3 liter V-8 delivers. This was a much needed addition, the 2010 model could have used some extra power and now that GMC has upgraded the motor in the Canyon, this is one of the most powerful midsized trucks in its class.

The Canyon offers a few varieties of motors, from the standard I-5 engine all the way up to the powerful V-8. The Canyon can use a 4 speed automatic transmission or a 5 speed manual for those who like complete control over the vehicles shift points. The V-8 is rated to tow up to 6,000 pounds which is a pretty healthy payload by any standards. For those road warriors there are both ZQ8 and Z71 suspension packages to offer a more refined ride.

The new headrests, chrome package and connectivity packages are among many of the new features available on the new Canyon in 2011.

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2011 Canyon Work Truck Extended Cab Pickup Vehicle Overview

  Performance Review  
Engine: 2.9L Vortec in-line four-cylinder DOHC with variable valve timing
Unleaded fuel
Fuel economy: EPA (08):, 18 MPG city, 25 MPG highway, 21 MPG combined and 400 mi. range
Multi-point fuel injection
19.0gallon fuel tank
Power (SAE): 185 hp @ 5,600 rpm; 190 ft lb of torque @ 2,800 rpm

'11 GMC Work Truck Extended Cab Truck Standard Equipment

  Braking and Handling  
Four Wheel ABS
  Climate Control  
Front Air Conditioning
Auto On Headlights
Cruise Control
Power Outlet(s)
Steering Wheel Tilt
Vehicle Information Center
Electronic Transfer Case
Cup Holders
Leather-Wrapped Steering Wheel
Daytime Running Lights
Driver Air Bag
Front Wipers, Variable Intermittent
Head/Curtain Airbag
Passenger Air Bag
Rear Airbag
Rear Curtain Airbag
Stability Control
Traction Control
Folding Rear Seat
Blue Tooth Compatible
GPS/Satellite Communication
  Trucks and Towing  
Tow Hooks
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