I'm switching to these springs to drop my car a few inches and have a lowered profile. Right now, though, the Canyon stands as the gotta-have in the compact-truck class--tops in ride, fit and finish, solidity, impact isolation, and general driving refinement. If you want a modern pickup that isn't scaled like the dump trucks of yesteryear, here's one that's worth a serious look. Our test truck arrived as a crew cab, with the off-road suspension, the 20-valve in-line five-cylinder engine, and an automatic. Fact is, sliding backlights have become an entry point for thieves and noise, so maybe it's a loss mainly to your dog.
Unfortunately, the smaller engines in the 2010 Canyon tend to be a little noisier and less refined than we'd like, especially considering that other budget pickups such as the Toyota Tacoma and Ford Ranger don't suffer from this same problem. Meanwhile, the Dodge Dakota offers a mellifluous V-8 option. The Canyon and the Chevy Colorado are smooth, roomy, and conservatively good-looking. That's enough power to muscle any lightly-equipped four-wheel drive vehicle through the toughest terrain. Both of these engines produce class-leading horsepower while returning outstanding fuel economy. The 2015 Canyon comes in three trims and either two-wheel drive or four-wheel drive.
Changes in recent years include additional body-colored moldings, bezels and surrounds to add a more sporty appearance to some trim levels. When impacts happen, occupants can take confidence in the Five-Star front impact rating on the full-size four-door cab; extended cab and regular cab models receive Four-Star front crash results. It needs to be about an octave lower and divorced from all 4-H club proceedings before 20-something males, rabid subscribers to the compact-truck class, will find it agreeably macho. This moderate size, along with the high-tech five-cylinder engine, endows the Canyon with class-leading performance. Foyt is cautious about Chinese hand tools. It'll also help if you drive your pickup at constant speed and avoid sudden acceleration and abrupt braking. The Ranger is available in regular and extended Super cab only.
The Car Design Yearbook 2. You might want to limit yourself to a Grumman canoe instead of a 350-horse Fountain ski boat. As with the Colorado, the Canyon offers customers a compact truck big on value, with a choice of four, five or eight-cylinder engines, two-wheel or four-wheel drive and three configurations: Regular Cab, Extended Cab and Crew Cab. AutoTrader's Advice The midsize Canyon pickup is a sensible choice for personal use as well as for commercial duty that doesn't involve hauling big payloads or towing heavy trailers. But now, with the appearance of the and its nearly identical sister, the , it's okay to forget about the rough-as-a-cob S-10.
They look a little like dazed rodeo bulls, brawny but lovable. The first Canyon came with two-wheel drive or four-wheel drive options and offered users with cab choices including regular cab, extended cab, or crew cab forms. Brake feel is okay, and panic stops are straight and controlled. They look like stacked donuts. The fun-to-drive 5-speed manual transmission available with the 4-cylinder is shared with the sporty , but most pickup buyers prefer an automatic, so resale might be more difficult. Safety gear includes 4-wheel anti-lock brakes, dual-stage front airbags, StabiliTrak stability and traction control and, new for 2010, standard head-curtain airbags. This model is available exclusively as an Extended Cab.
Audio quality, even from the base six-speaker system, is terrific. The sales for the i series were poor, with just 1,377 sold from the start of production through February 2006 according to. The price, however, is a shocker. They are sure plentiful when looking for one within a two hundred mile radius of any major city or town. We'd have preferred more oomph--acceleration a little closer, say, to the 7. For model year 2009, the Colorado was facelifted again and a 5. Tailgate Design The Canyon's tailgate can be set at a 55-degree angle that aligns the top of the tailgate with the tops of the wheel housings, thus allowing easy loading and hauling of large, flat panels.
Vehicle Details The Canyon's interior layout is highly functional, with all the gauges and controls within clear sight and easy reach of the driver. Tyler with Howard Bentley told me to pay for the service and they would cover this cost. The second one was the 3. Engine choices for the Canyon include four- and five-cylinder powerplants, as well as an optional V8. Length Regular cab 192 in 4,877 mm Extended cab 207. Both beds feature tall sidewalls, for deeper storage, which give the Canyon best-in-class cargo volume.
Torsional rigidity is way up, with minimal bed shimmy, no shivers through the dash, no subassemblies in motion. The Canyon offers a bit more contrast inside than its Chevy cousin, which helps break up the monotone color scheme and lends an upscale look. The 2011 model year featured an improved voice recognition for the OnStar version 9. It's all in the appearance and perception. Crack the throttle a titch, up to 900 or so rpm, and the idle suddenly goes as smooth as Vaseline.