2007 GMC Canyon Consumer Review: Decent Value in a Midsize Truc

2007 GMC Canyon - Consumer Review

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18 Total Reviews

Work Truck Regular Cab Pickup (2.9L 4-cyl. 5-speed Manual 6.1 ft. Bed)

4 of 5 people found this review helpful
Decent Value in a Midsize Truck.
By sdaigle on


2007 GMC Canyon Work Truck 2dr Regular Cab SB (2.9L 4cyl 5M)


This is a review of the regular cab WT trim 4x2 with 3.7L I5 and 4-spd automatic. This truck serves as a daily commuter and work truck hauling anything from construction debris to loads of gravel. The 242hp 5cyl. engine has plenty of power compared to competitors' V6s. The 4-spd auto is very smooth at all times. Now at 100k miles, we've had absolutely no trouble from either. The skinny tires that come standard on the WT trim offer very poor grip overall. Poor wet/snow traction. Poor roadholding ability. The WT trim should have received the wider tires that come standard on upper trims. The interior is spacious and relatively comfortable, but horribly cheap in quality. Everything is nasty hard plastic. There are terrible panel gaps. There's been a random, but persistent chirping/squeaking noise that seems to be coming either from the driver's door or driver's seat. Thankfully it's not a daily occurrence because it's incredibly annoying. The nuts holding part of the driver's door hinge to the body routinely loosened themselves. The dealer finally secured them with some glue and they haven't loosened since. The only other issues have been: an emissions control module failed at about 45k miles, causing the "check engine" light to illuminate. It was taken care of under the 80k mile emissions warranty. The rotors were noticeably warped at 10k miles, replaced under warranty, and feel warped again (pulsating brake pedal). The center mount brake light seal has been leaking rain water into the cabin since early days. It's a stupid design with a cheap foam gasket that provides a poor water-tight seal. The most recent issue was the ignition switch failing. I'd turn the key and nothing would happen. The latest issue is a sticking front brake caliper. If the truck sits unused for more than 2 or 3 days, one of the front calipers sticks engaged. Some pedal pumping and rolling the truck back and forth seems to get it to release. Although far from flawless, I don't consider this degree of reliability too terrible for 100k miles worth of driving. We plan on keep this truck until the wheels fall off, so we shall see how longer-term reliability is with this truck.

Best Features

  • Acceleration
  • Shifting
  • Getting in out
  • Cargo storage
  • Outward visibility
  • Headlights
  • Repair frequency
  • Engine
  • Transmission
  • Purchase cost
  • Maintenance cost

Worst Features

  • Noise and vibration
  • Quality of materials
  • Rain snow traction
  • Warranty

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