GMC Canyon Models and Canyon History

This great mid-sized truck by GMC is quite the package for low mileage drivers. Its great fuel efficiency and low MSRP has earned it a spot in two of our top trucks for 2015 lists - Most Fuel Efficient and Lowest Cost of Ownership. Launching as a replacement the Sonoma, the GMC Canyon debuted in 2004 as a choice for truck buyers who can suffice without the bulk of a half-ton pickup. Available in regular cab, extended cab and crew cab body styles, the 2004 Canyon was offered with a two-wheel as well as a four-wheel drivetrain layout. The 2004 GMC pickup truck also provided drivers with differing ride types. Better off-road performance is achieved with the Z71 suspension while the Z85 setup is more suited for regular on-road rides.


Engine power for the 2004 GMC Canyon was sourced from a 2.8-liter four-cylinder or a 220-horsepower 3.5-liter five-cylinder powerplant. A five-speed manual or four-speed automatic transmission choice was offered. Propulsion for the GMC Canyon received a refinement for 2007 with larger displacement four and five cylinder powerplants. A 2.9-liter four-cylinder generates 185 horsepower while a 3.7-liter five-cylinder engine produces 242 horsepower. For 2009, the eight-cylinder power was made available on the GMC Canyon.



On extended and crew cab models, a 5.3-liter V-8 engine generating 300 horsepower and 320 pound-feet of torque came the new premium powerplant for the truck. With the optional eight-cylinder powerplant, the 2009 Canyon had the capacity to tow a maximum weight of 6,000 pounds. The return of the ZQ8 sport suspension and an improved Z71 off-road package provided the mid-sized truck with more tailored handling manners for 2009. Electronic stability control was added standard to all Canyons as of the 2009 model year. After a nine-year run, the GMC Canyon was discontinued after the 2012 model year. A changing attitude inside General Motors for mid-sized trucks resulted in the return of the GMC Canyon for 2015.


New and Used Canyon Prices, GMC Canyon Model Years and History

The Canyon continues its long run in the GMC fleet, with plenty of features to offer in 2018.
GMC’s Canyon is a versatile midsize pickup that comes with a long list of addable options for picky truck buyers.
The mid-sized Canyon pickup GMC comes nicely outfitted and has everything that you need to keep on rolling.
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Likely to be the last year of the smaller pickup truck, the 2012 GMC Canyon rolls forward with an assorted variety of engine and body choices.
Coming in multiple configurations of trims levels, cabin types and bed sizes, the 2011 GMC Canyon is a competent compact pickup truck for work or play.
The 2010 GMC Canyon is a versatile compact pickup truck available with the only V8 in it's class and a crew cab with seating for up to six passengers.
An affordable midsize pickup truck with varied engine choices, the 2009 GMC Canyon features rugged styling plus capable on- and off-road handling.
The 2008 GMC Canyon is a mid-size pickup truck available in three different body styles; regular cab, extended cab, and the roomy crew cab.
A mid-size pickup truck with a long list of available configurations, the 2007 GMC Canyon is available with two or four doors, and four or five cylinders.
A mid-size pickup truck, the versatile 2006 GMC Canyon is a rugged vehicle available with a four-cylinder or five-cylinder engine.
A mid-size pickup truck available with a Regular, Extended or Crew Cab, the 2005 GMC Canyon has two V6 engines to choose from and is in its second year of production.
A slightly larger replacement for the Sonoma, the all-new 2004 GMC Canyon is a compact pickup truck similar to the Chevrolet Colorado but it comes with more standard features.