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Great looking and performing Truck
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By rhawes
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2009 GMC Canyon Crew Cab SLE 4dr Crew Cab 4WD SB (3.7L 5cyl 4A)


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Bought a ’09 4x4 Quad Cab SLT fully loaded with Z71 suspension and the 5.3L V-8 engine new for vacation travel and to use when going skiing by our cabin in northern Arizona. This truck has been everything I thought it would be and more! I had looked and test drove other trucks in the mid-size class; the Toyota was the only one that came close to it, but Iwould have had to settle for a basic 4x4 quad cab model for what I paid for this truck. Toyota offers a 4.0L engine which didn’t seem to have the pull of the 4.3L that was in my ’98 S10. If GMC hadn’t offered the 5.3L engine, I “might” have considered the Toyota a bit more, but after driving one then the choice was simple.


Favorite Features

Since buying this truck I no longer have to think about getting stuck at any point of my ski trips. Truck has been quite impressive; last winter, it took the V-8 4x4 Canyon all about 1 minute to pull a full size flat bed tow truck and then the car it went there for, free from knee deep mud. After watching the tow truck struggle for about 1 Hour! At that point, I knew that I had made the right decision on the truck I bought.


Suggested Improvements

Would like to see a standard transmission available with 5.3L V-8 Quad Cab. Also would like to see the city gas mileage improved for the 5.3L V-8 engine model.


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Great truck
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By newowner
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2009 GMC Canyon Crew Cab SLE 4dr Crew Cab SB (2.9L 4cyl 4A)


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Got this truck during cash C4C and love it. The cons: Lucky to get 15 miles per gallon in the city. The engine doesn't have a lot of punch starting from zero. Low clearance and not meant for off road if not 4X4. The pros: Great power on the highway. Has real punch once you get over 50. Quiet at high speeds, compared to other trucks. Smooth suspension, great on washboard, bumpy roads. Very comfortable with a lot of room, at least in the front. Great interior; I don't agree that it has too much plastic or seems cheap on the inside. Replaced tiny factory tires and it has a great, classic look now. Note:Toyota and Nissan are now copying big, boxy look of GMC trucks.


Favorite Features

Love free XM and Onstar.


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bought American-GMC Loyalty customer
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By 355nation believer
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2009 GMC Canyon Crew Cab SLE 4dr Crew Cab 4WD SB (3.7L 5cyl 4A)


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less than 2K mi. just got it, but I Cash for Clunkers'ed a GMC Sierra 1500 w. 156K mi. The improvements in this truck over my 90's era truck are amazing! It's NOT the 4x4 model I have, it's the 4X2. The site doesn't allow the inline 5 cyl. engine 4X2 choice for the crew cab. The power of the 225 c.i. engine is great, much better than my old 4.3 liter V-6 could muster. It has passing power! I have had a Taco (Toyota Tacoma) left 'in the dust' after a traffic merging. Mileage is about 17-18 mpg in mostly city driving, not really broken-in yet. Interior comfort is high. The truck drives like a car more-than a truck. The crew cab is spacious-enough for two adults in the rear.


Favorite Features

Crew cab capacity, good stereo/c.d./Sirius & XM, a handsome truck.


Suggested Improvements

A longer bed please.


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Grandma Loves This Truck
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By GrandmaBooBoo
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2009 GMC Canyon Crew Cab SLE 4dr Crew Cab 4WD SB (3.7L 5cyl 4A)


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Perfect vehicle for this disabled Grandma who loves to go camping with the kids.I neither have to plop down into nor hoist myself out of the seat. Lumbar support drivers seat is a godsend!Plenty of room in the crew cab for 3 children and leg room enough for taller adults too. Even the short bed has enough room for my mobility scooter AND all our camping gear.I don't know how others are driving to get ONLY 20MPG, because I consistently average slightly OVER 25 MPG on the highway and 18-19mpg in town. The OnStar is amazing!I can receive calls in remote areas where my cell phone does not work. This 5 cyl. truck has NO problem climbing mountains even fully loaded. I LOVE this truck!


Favorite Features

Lumbar seat, fuel economy, and appearance.


Suggested Improvements

make the back seats 'reclining'. The seats themselves are comfortable enough, but are too straight. Make the seat like a "wall huger", with the seat part able to slide forward a few inches. There is plenty of leg room to make this possible and it would make things much more comfortable for adults.


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2009 Canyon new 5.3 ltr. V-8
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By Jack
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2009 GMC Canyon Crew Cab SLE 4dr Crew Cab 4WD SB (3.7L 5cyl 4A)


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Traded my 06 Canyon for a hard to find 09 V-8 model. Was worth the effort. Lots of power, z71 package holds it in the road. Fun to drive and growls.


Favorite Features

Incredible power


Suggested Improvements

Better sound system


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