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GMC Canyon V-6 4x4 Crew Cab, the mid-size small truck is handy in daily use too
GMC Canyon V-6 4x4 Crew Cab, the mid-size small truck is handy in daily use too

The GMC Canyon pickup truck being small is a well-known fact, and it is also true that it is inexpensive to buy and operate, easy to manipulate in both urban and suburban surroundings and handier. The pickup truck also is sensible daily use transportation than a full blown truck.  

The above impressions were formed on the short cargo bed, 62-inch, and comes with a wheelbase of 140.5 inches and making it a total of 224.6 inches in length. This is parallel to the long wheelbase of the full-size GMC XL Yukon SUV. It has been observed from reports that Colorado, the near-identical cousin from Chevrolet and Canyon are not that unwieldy in the city environment, but they are not handy either in places like supermarket parking lots. The parking process is hardly a one attempt task and the test truck had a turning circle of 41.3 feet only.

The other circle mates such as Toyota, Nissan, Honda, and GM thankfully do not use the word “small” when describing their trucks.  These products are just mid-size trucks, and that is the bottom rung of the ladder. These mid-size personal trucks exactly are not phantoms, till you see the fascia of Santa Cruz from Hyundai.

The Canyon currently has two engine options, one the 200 horsepower 2.5 Liter four-cylinder engine offering 191 lb-ft torque while the bigger one is a 3.6 Liter V-6 producing 305hp and 269  lb-ft torque. The 2.5 Liter models with rear-wheel-drive can be bought with the six-speed manual transmission, and the rest of the variants would use only the six-speed automatic.  There is this likelihood of a turbo diesel six appearing on the horizon, but this may happen in the 2016 model year.


As expected the 2.5 Liter gets better EPA fuel average rating at 19/25mpg with four-wheel-drive, while the V-6 4WD combination gets 17/24mpg.     

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