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.
Smooth ride, strong engine [3.7 L], the MP3 stereo isn't bad either.
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.
Good truck but very basic. Drive daily commute to work of 60 miles round-trip. Comfort is minimal compared to Ford Sport-Trac. Wide stance gives stable ride but very noisy inside. Needs better sound- proofing and door gaskets. Hard to see ignition key due to big steering wheel center. Hard to find and connect to the power outlets beneath the dash. Needs interior storage behind seats and read seat headrests block vision out back window.
Solid ride and good ground clearance. Tough truck with bed liner. Stable truck even in turns and high winds. Price compared to Toyota.
Rear seat storage behind seat. Better cushioning in seats. Move power connectors from under dash. Wind deflector on sun-roof. Better interior lighting.
I bought my SLE Crewcab, 5 cyl., auto, 4x4 last August, worked it hard this past record snowfall winter. The 4wd and locking rearend made it unstoppable. The truck listed at $25.6K, after rebates, dealing, and GM points, paid $18.5K before tax. This was about $10K less than Toyota or Nissan. I do mainly city driving, short trips, only 3-4K miles/year, so mpg is not a great concern. I am not surprised that it wasn't hitting the epa ratings considering the few miles on the truck, short trips, cold weather, and use of 4wd.
Good power, slick 4x4 system, locking rear end, well laid out interior, compact size, smooth and quiet on the highway.
4 wheel disc brakes, larger rims (prefer 17 instead of the factory 15), I-pod plug in for stereo, more supportive front seats, better engine ehaust note, more front leg room or add a telescopic column, better floor mats (I went aftermarket).
This is my first Canyon and I love it. It has great towing capability and I get a lot of standard features on a base model like remote keyless entry, cruise control, and intermittent wipers. I also opted for XM satellite radio. This is great, because Toyota makes you pay extra on the Tacoma for keyless entry and cruise control. Canyon even gives me a leather wrapped steering.
I would absolutely recommend the Canyon. Great horsepower and towing capacity for a smaller truck. Quiet ride and excellent quality from the Profressional Grade Division of General Motors. Makes the Tacoma look silly.
Engine, 2 position tailgate, quietness, nice interior