Good value overall, happy with switch from full size
written on 01-26-2015
SLE 4dr Crew Cab LB (3.6L 6cyl 6A)
Switched from a full sized Silverado with no regrets. Although I have only driven it 400 miles, I know it was the right choice. It is comfortable, quiet, and reasonably appointed.The box is a bit narrower (about 6in), but with the 6.2 ft box, you can still haul quite a bit of stuff.
The V-6 is strong, but a bit loud when pushed. I got just over 25mpg on the my first extended highway trip driving at speeds of 70-78mph which was quite impressive for me.
The pricing is also quite competitive, and you can get a very well equipped truck around 30K, my sweet spot.
I will update once I get more miles on the truck if my opinion changes as I get more miles on it.
... to the mid size truck market. Have had my 2015 Canyon 4 x 4 SLT about 2 months now. Have used it mostly for city driving other than a 1500 mile trip to Northern CA and Northern NV. Averaged 23.9 during the trip and averaging 20.2 overall. Very comfortable for long trips, smooth ride for a 4 x 4. Controls user friendly, and thank you GM for making a nav system that can be used by a passenger while driving. My RAM 3500 and Jeep GC had nav systems that were unable to use during vehicle movement. Great looking truck and no issues thus far.
I still love my Canyon ! My gas mileage is better that I expected over all. I get average of 21 city with road trip mileage around 26. Biggest problem seems to be the electronics. I had a major component failure that resulted in zero control of heating or AC. Heat was fully on crossing the Mojave desert with 105 out side temps. Dealer kept truck for three days waiting on parts from GM. Now I see a major recall for same problem nationally. I am about ready to take in for another replacement of shifting control switch in shifter. No manual control any more. Driver window control also acting up and will have it checked. Think it is the switch.
I've owned this truck for 6 months and I am very happy with my purchase. I use it as my daily driver because it's comfortable, quiet, has decent gas mileage (21mpg), and also has power when I need it. The exterior looks great and the inside has more than enough room for my wife and 2 kids. I've had no major issues with the truck. So far SO good!
Update: 11/15/16... So far SO good!
Beware of GM. This vehicle is OK,. but the dealer and manufacturer support is terrible. I will not purchase another GM product for quite some time if ever again. Transmission is very sluggish. Location of drive selector (2W,4W) is bad. Easy to hit with your knees unless your 4 ft. tall. Muffler sounds like a Toro with a hole in it, but dealer says this is normal. I compared the 2016 Tacoma and 2016 Canyon closely and decided that for my purposes, the Canyon was more comfortable (driver head room and leg room) and used that as my main criteria. On the highway the Canyon is pretty responsive and handles fairly well, but the mileage is substantially lower than stated. My biggest issue is the poor dealer support I got when I had to replace a rear center side glass. Some bonehead tried to break in the truck through the rear slide glass (I guess?... there were no rocks, meteorites, or dead birds present when I returned from grocery shopping, but the center glass was totally knocked out). The response I got was that GM showed the part with a price, but they could not tell me if it was available or not. All third party glass companies said it was only a dealer part. After a week of waiting on the dealer (Ferguson GMC-Tulsa), they still could not tell me when or whether the part would be available. GM needs to have their OEM vendors produce and stock replacement equipment for their vehicles for at least a few years, or until third parties can produce. I cannot get the part from GM or anyone after 7 days. My only options are to replace the entire for $900+ or put a cheap (non defrost solid piece of glass into it). GM SUCKS and I will go back to Jap and German vehicles as much as possible. I currently own 6 vehicles between personal and business and business. You would think that American manufacturers learned their lessons in the 70-80's from Japan, but maybe they just need to be govt. subsidized in order to function at the level of Toyota, Lexus, Audi, Mazda, etc. No mention of "bulletins" by dealer when I purchased it. The transmissions are going to be a big problem in this vehicle... beware. GM will do everything in their power to hide and diffuse the issue... maybe like they did with the 124 deaths related to faulty ignition switches that they knew about and covered up.