2005 GMC Canyon Overview


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SL Z71 2WD
Avg. Price: $7,126
SL Z71 4WD
1 national listing
Avg. Price: $9,405
SL Z71 Ext Cab 2WD
Avg. Price: $9,511
SL Z71 Ext Cab 4WD
1 national listing
Avg. Price: $10,381
SL Z85 2WD
2 national listings
Avg. Price: $7,296
SL Z85 4WD
1 national listing
SL Z85 Ext Cab 2WD
1 national listing
SL Z85 Ext Cab 4WD
1 national listing
SLE Z71 Crew Cab 2WD
Avg. Price: $10,993
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3.75 stars

Based on 9 reviews

It Has Been Faithfull!!! by floridianbrn
 — 2010- Performance- Not the fastest,but does great on towing. Wanders a little on the road with the slightest breeze, brakes true and fast,cruises like a dream. Build Quality- Built on a good day with ... Read More
Great For Light Truck Users by lpdxon
 — Crew cab is great, this is the perfect size truck for what I need. Full size is too big and I don't haul anything, but I like to take my wife and kid camping or throw junk in the bed doing house work,... Read More
Best Truck by Joseph
 — xcellent truck!! love it and with manual transmission, its a joy to rip around in!! It has plenty of space for the kids, and has excellent gas milage for road trips to, well, wherever!! nearing its ... Read More

2005 GMC Canyon Overview

Overall User Score

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Based on 9 reviews

2005 GMC Canyon

The GMC Canyon focused on bells and whistles in 2005.  The midsize pickup now offered a sunroof, leather seats in the Extended Cab trims, and the ability to play mp3's in the audio system.  Otherwise, you won't find too many differences from the '04 GMC Canyon.  The 2005 Canyon offers 24 trims and enables you to choose between 2 standard engines: a 2.8 L, 175 hp I4 powertrain or a 3.5 L, 220 hp I5 with either 4 speed automatic or 5 speed manual transmission, depending on the trim.

On average, expect to get 19 mpg in the city and 25 on the highway.  Standard Cab trims have 2 doors and seat 3 while Extended and Crew Cab trims have 4 doors and seat 5-6.  As for towing capacity, you'll have the power to tow anywhere from 1500 to 4000 lbs. on average, depending which trim you choose.

Overall, the 2005 GMC Canyon presents a mixed bag to prospective buyers.  While you get good gas mileage and an easy-to-use instrument panel, you also don't have a V6 or V8 engine to boost overall power and towing capacity.  In addition, the interior design and materials could use some work.  Consumers in the market for a pickup truck who don't need the horsepower or pizzazz of the Canyon's counterparts will still appreciate this overall solid domestic vehicle.


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GMC Canyon Questions


I Was Wondering What Would Cause The Starter To Burn Up Twice?

I've had to replace the starter on my 2005 GMC Canyon twice after they burn out and its not cheap. Shouldn't the starter be protected by a fuse or circuit breaker?

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I'm Thinking Of Buying A 2005 Gmc Canyon Crew Cab. Body And Interior Look ...

If this was a Volvo, I know they usually go up to 250,000 no prroblem. Toyotas also will go 225,000 to 250,000. I don't know if the 2005 GMC Canyon crew cab will last very long. Can anyone or eve...

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What Size Tires Are On The 4 Door Crew Cab?

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