Ad Radar
  • Automobile Magazine
Resale: N/A
Value: Excellent Excellent
MPG: 18 city/25 hwy

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

Overview
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.

Expand full summary Plus

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
  Convenience  
• 
Auto On Headlights
• 
Cruise Control
• 
Power Outlet(s)
• 
Steering Wheel Tilt
• 
Vehicle Information Center
  Drive  
• 
Electronic Transfer Case
  Interior  
• 
Cup Holders
• 
Leather-Wrapped Steering Wheel
  Safety  
• 
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
  Seats  
• 
Folding Rear Seat
  Technology  
• 
Blue Tooth Compatible
• 
GPS/Satellite Communication
  Trucks and Towing  
• 
Tow Hooks
Automobile Magazine