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By Paul Moraco
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2016 GMC Canyon SLT 4dr Crew Cab SB (3.6L 6cyl 6A)


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great for hauling things. very attractive truck


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GM pushes vehicle out of plant with major problems
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By chris curtis
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2016 GMC Canyon SLE 4dr Crew Cab 4WD SB (3.6L 6cyl 6A)


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leaks water into cab, one recall after another , left up to dealer take truck apart and dry out which isn't easy after getting truck back from dealer who had it 11 days still had moisture on inside of window until i bought some humidity control devices for a gun safe and used them for about two weeks to rid truck interior of moisture problems. Paid for four wheel drive truck four wheel has never worked in snow or when you need it, in the shop again, They say third times the charm to fix problem let's hope so


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OK truck that misses the mark
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By Kevin
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2016 GMC Canyon SLE 4dr Extended Cab SB (2.5L 4cyl 6A)


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Overall this truck gets kudos for good ride quality and low noise levels. However, the 2.5L 4Cyl. doesn't belong in this vehicle. The gas mileage is horrible. I have averages just a tick over 19MPG in 18K miles of driving. I've owned full size trucks with V-8 motors that deliver almost the same economy. In the city, this truck barely delivers 17. There is a persistent sound of rushing water near the heater core when the truck is cold, a problem GM cannot fix. The transmission hunts for gears at the slightest incline on the highway. The transmission will slip from 3rd to 4th gear on occasion and it gets confused when driving in traffic and will make abrupt downshifts. The steering wanders and the truck veers at the slightest inputs on the highway. The light switch and 4wd drive switch are located out of view and are blocked by the steering wheel. The cruise control light is in the area between 65-75 MPH on the speedometer and gets blocked by the needle. The radio display goes dark sometimes for no reason and other times shows a distracted driving warning at random. The On Star system randomly tells me the car is equipped with On Star. The engine stumbles at idle like it has a misfire. The rear seats are utterly useless, they should have at least put a bench seat in the rear so you can sit sideways. The truck is equipped with a power seat, auto headlights, bluetooth, power window/locks, rear defrost, cruise, back up camera, etc. but GM in their brilliancy doesn't offer power mirrors with this package and they continually wiggle out of adjustment. Yes, that's a lot of complaining. I will say, it offers a much better ride than a Tacoma but there are too many bugs in this car to consider it again, especially with a $32,000 sticker price.


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Great - If it had any semblace of a decent tranny
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By Sorely disappointed
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2016 GMC Canyon SLT 4dr Crew Cab 4WD SB (3.6L 6cyl 6A)


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It's a nice truck, that rides fairly well. SLT interior is rather nice. It sucks fuel, less than 14 mpg in city driving with the 3.6 V6. The transmission, WHAT A JOKE!!! It has no idea what gear it wants to be in, constantly hunts and when it does pick one, it's 2 gears too high for the situation. Case in point, turned left into my neighborhood, speedometer says 18 mpg. Press the gas pedal to accelerate. . .nothing, downshift it (which causes it to drop one gear and actually display the number rather than the D), and it's in 4th gear. That means, it was in 5th gear of a 6 speed transmission going 18 mph. How does that make any sense?? I drive it like a manual with the manual shift just to have power when I need it. Now, it's started a new "feature" You'll stop at a stop sign, or a light with the tranny in drive and when you press the gas pedal to go. NOTHING. No RPM increase, no movement, look at the shifter and the D is flashing red. It's almost killed me 3 times so far and just this morning, did the same thing trying to reverse out of the garage. Dealership said I didn't know how to drive the "new" auto transmission since I've been driving a stick for the last 18 years. Can't WAIT for the 2018 Ranger, this thing will be history. The last GM I owned was a 1990 Grand Prix, it, like this truck look pretty, but are rolling piles of junk. DONE WITH GM.


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Powerful
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By Don
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2016 GMC Canyon SLT 4dr Crew Cab 4WD SB (3.6L 6cyl 6A)


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The 2.8 Liter Duramax Diesel is so much stronger than the V6 gas engine it is hard to believe. I have owned both. The fuel mileage is 31 hwy / 26 city on my 2016 Canyon. This is a strong little truck.


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