2011 GMC Canyon Consumer Reviews

Work Truck Regular Cab Pickup

2011 GMC Canyon Consumer Rating

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2011 GMC Canyon Work Truck Regular Cab Pickup

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Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Pros

  • Great Gas Mileage
  • Adequate Power

Cons

  • Lacks Features
  • Unrefined Interior
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The Canyon has been a staple of the truck industry for over half a decade - few would argue with it's reliability and success with urban truck owners. However, does this necessarily mean that the 2012 GMC is the best bang for your buck? Having spent some time in one of these over the summer, I have to say that in dry conditions, at least, I was struck by just how reliable the steering felt. Some have called the steering on this particular model 'numb' and lacking dimension, but it's my feeling that you want something capable that won't surprise you when conditions sharply change. On another positive note, I found that the 17mpg that it offered was reasonably modest and certainly more than I would expect from its competitors. Unfortunately, there are some areas of this truck that I believe were rushed, namely the interior. The fabric on the seats and the dashboard is somewhat cheap - certainly not the cheapest I have ever experienced, but a truck is supposed to have a feel of durability, and the interior of this car does not convey that to me at all. On a somewhat negative note, I did find the features of the car to be fairly lacking - the old standards are all here: cigarette lighter, digital radio, central locking etc, but in 2012 many of us have adapted to a certain standard that this truck does not abide by. Of course you could argue that it doesn't need technological displays of pizzazz to be worthwhile, and given that it's a truck, I would agree. Overall, I found that this is the kind of truck that would be perfect for the right person - even its inherent negatives could be seen as positives in the right light (for example, I know of people who destroy their trucks interior, so the relative cheapness would not matter to them). There's a lot to love here, but there's also certain things that will be instant turn offs for many.

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