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2007 GMC Canyon - Consumer Reviews

2007 GMC Canyon

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Decent Value in a Midsize truck.
2 of 3 people found this review helpful
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By sdaigle
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2007 GMC Canyon Work Truck 2dr Regular Cab SB (2.9L 4cyl 5M)


Review

This is a review of regular cab "work truck" 3.7L I5 with 4-spd automatic. This truck has come in very handy with home renovations and trips to the dump. The 5cyl. engine has plenty of power and rivals competitors' V6s. The 4-spd auto is very smooth. The interior is spacious and relatively comfortable, but horribly cheap in quality. Everything is hard plastic. There are ugly gaps in dash pieces. It looks poor quality. Reliability has not been all that great. The truck was purchased for a very low price, so the myriad problems are easier to swallow. I don't recommend considering this truck unless you can get a fantastic deal on one. Otherwise there are much better trucks for the money.


Best Features

Power from the 5cyl. is fantastic. No need for a V6. Fuel economy is so-so. Avg about 20 mpg. You definitely compromise MPGs for power here. Smooth shifting 4-spd automatic. Highway ride is very smooth and reasonably quiet. A comfortable truck to drive overall. Love the exterior styling. Edgy and unique, but an acquired taste. Interior style is... bland. Prefer the GMC Canyon's front end to the Chevy Colorado's.


Worst Features

POOR RELIABILITY. Almost immediately, the nuts on the driver's door hinge loosened and refused to stay tightened. Dealer finally had to use Locktite to keep the nuts fastened. No problem with it since. At 10k miles the rotors warped. At 50k check engine light came on. At 60k, wouldn't start one morning. Let it sit a couple days and tried again. Started fine. At 61k the rear window began leaking horribly. I was driving in a heavy rain storm and water began leaking in quite heavily. Not a dripping, so much as several steady streams of water. Me and stuff behind the seats got soaking wet. Not impressed with the quality of this truck at all.


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Tough Truck
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By Jeff Goods
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2007 GMC Canyon SLE 4dr Extended Cab 4WD SB (2.9L 4cyl 5M)


Review

I have used this basically for business use the past 2 years. Towing a trailer and snowplowing with a BOSS plow. 4 wheeling is great because of the locking rear dif. It is quiet on the highway. I upgraded the wheels to 18" purchased from GM Parts.


Best Features

Reliability. Locking diff. I have had no service issues. Quick "bump" key starting is great and the GM auto lights are also above and beyond the slow to catch up imported brands.


Worst Features

Towing rating was increased in 2009. And larger wheels are also needed for the 2007. Mileage could be better. It needs factory remote starting option.


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New owner.
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By Slide81
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2007 GMC Canyon SLE 4dr Crew Cab SB (2.9L 4cyl 4A)


Review

So far this has been a wonderful truck. The ride is smooth, acceleration is smooth, shifts are firm, lights at night on the outside are excellent. Gas mileage isn't horrible either, first tank, I averaged 20.13 mpg with rural/city driving [45 mph-55 mph] and the occasional passing gear stomp.


Best Features

Smooth ride, strong engine [3.7 L], the MP3 stereo isn't bad either.


Worst Features

More angle to the back of the rear seat, mirror mounted map lights. How about a 6' standard bed with all cabs. Or perhaps an aluminum bed extender system as a standard.


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Towable 4WD/Automatic
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By garebear
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2007 GMC Canyon SLE 4dr Extended Cab 4WD SB (2.9L 4cyl 5M)


Review

Edmunds and several other experts rate the GMC Canyon lower than its competitors. They overlook one important aspect. It is towable flat. You cannot tow a Toyota, Honda, Dodge or Mazda automatic flat. This is important when you want to tow a 4wd/auto truck behind a motor home. Only the GMC or its companion, the Chevy Colorado in a midsized pickup has the advantage of a neutral switch. Drop the tranny into neutral and away you go.


Best Features

Towable 4WD/Automatic


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2007 GMC Canyon
1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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By Busk
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2007 GMC Canyon SL 2dr Regular Cab 4WD SB (2.9L 4cyl 5M)


Review

Although its been reliable, this is the most uselessly designed truck I've ever had. The bed is ok for firewood, mulch, etc (but the bed is too thin and girly). The mandatory 6 foot bed is annoying. You can't even lay down a six foot ladder flat. It's a real loser to load with construction materials. The tailgate lowers to accommodate 8 foot materials. However 4' wide drywall, plywood doesn't fit between or on top of the wheel wells. Very annoying. Poor design. There's also a large blind spot when turning left or going around sharp left curves.


Best Features

It rides well, the 4 cylinder vortec engine gives ample power when loaded down with 1/2 ton. The plastic fender flares are a good idea.


Worst Features

Offer an 8 foot bed. Storage space in middle console between seats should be standard. Reduce the blind spot.


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