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2005 GMC Canyon

GMC Canyon Features and Specs

Features & Specs

  • Engine 2.8 L Inline 4-cylinder
  • Drivetrain Rear Wheel Drive
  • Transmission 5-speed Manual
  • Horse Power 175 hp @ 5600 rpm
  • Fuel Economy 18/24 mpg
  • Bluetooth No
  • Navigation No
  • Heated Seats No

Review of the 2005 GMC Canyon

  • It has the features and the looks necessary to get the attention of compact pickup buyers, but next to the all-new pickups from Dodge, Nissan and Toyota, the Colorado comes up short in power, interior room and overall fit and finish.

  • Safety
  • Pros

    Versatile size, fuel-efficient engine lineup, simple controls, available side curtain airbags and locking differential, standard ABS.

  • Cons

    Not much low-end torque, no six- or eight-cylinder engine option, low tow ratings, subpar build and materials quality, generic interior design.

  • What's New for 2005

    No major changes this year.

What Others Are Saying

Customer Reviews

  Average Consumer Rating (53 total reviews)

Great first car

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Vehicle: 2004 GMC Canyon

It is a very good truck. Very dependable and good on gas for a truck. The only complaint is the driver side door speaker has blown out. other than that it is a very enjoyable truck that surprisingly hasn't gotten stuck in any areas.

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2004 gmc canyon extended cab

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Vehicle: 2004 GMC Canyon

This truck has been dependable. I had to replace a speaker that blown. I have a check engine light that has been on for months, the mechanic said it was something minor an 02 sensor. Braking is excellent but when I stop suddenly it sounds as if it's metal to metal.

Owned lots of vehicles, this

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Vehicle: 2004 GMC Canyon

I have had my vehicle since 2004, it is black, 4WD, and extended cab feature. Previously owned the Sonoma, and this truck is a big improvement. I added these features to the truck: 1.) sprayed in bedliner. 2.) alarm system, remote engine start. It has given me no trouble whatsoever, and has stood by my through thick and thin. Gas mileage is very good, has the slant 5 engine, gets 18 miles to gallon in city.

Gas Mileage


  • 18
  • cty
  • 24
  • highway
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Full 2005 GMC Canyon Review

What's New for 2005

No major changes this year.

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Hi, I own a 2005 Colorado Crew Cab 4WD Pickup. I have a problem with the 4WD. The truck involuntary moves from 2 wheel drive to 4 wheel drive. This happens at least once or twice a week....

I purchased a new 2005 GMC Canyon Crew Cab SLE 2WD with 5 cylinder in March 2005....

I've said this before, and will say it again--Lutz is a has-been. I'm driving a 2004 Canyon right now, and I see way, way too many parts that have been reused from the Sonoma, starting with the seats...