2006 GMC Canyon Overview


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Avg. Price: $7,426
SL Ext Cab 2WD
Avg. Price: $9,570
SL Ext Cab 4WD
Avg. Price: $12,283
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Avg. Price: $7,932
Avg. Price: $11,310
SLE1 Crew Cab 2WD
Avg. Price: $11,832
SLE1 Crew Cab 4WD
Avg. Price: $13,138
SLE1 Ext Cab 2WD
Avg. Price: $11,053
SLE1 Ext Cab 4WD
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Average User Score

3.85 stars

Based on 5 reviews

Awesome Mid-size Truck by Greg
 — Pros: Great on gas milage for a truck, storage inside the cab is perfect for multiple large items (suitcases, bags, etc.) Cons: Back seats are small and not optimal for long trips with friends Ov... Read More
2006 Canyon by Caroljo
 — its a good enought truck except for the check engine light that keeep on lighting up the 2.8l is a bit weak for the size but still good on the fuel economy overall its not a bad truck well thanks... Read More
New Owner by Canyoneer
 — At 600 miles, my 2006 Canyon runs quiet, has good suspension, and the 3.5 gives good acceleration when needed. Read More

2006 GMC Canyon Overview

Overall User Score

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2006 GMC Canyon

For 2006, GMC took the Canyon and tweaked the shocks, suspension, and power steering.  In addition, the Canyon got Extended and Crew Cab versions of the SLT trim and a couple new exterior colors.  This midsize pickup truck offers 26 trims, all of which have 4 doors.  Standard Cab trims can seat 2 and Extended and Crew Cab trims seat anywhere from 4-6.

As for standard engines, the Canyon offers either a standard 2.8 L, 175 hp I4 engine or a 3.5 L, 220 hp I5 engine with either 4 speed automatic or 5 speed manual transmission, depending on the trim.  All trims come in 2WD and 4WD versions.  As for gas mileage, you can count on around 18 mpg in city and 24 on the highway.  Maximum towing capacity across trims generally amounts to somewhere between 3000 and 4000 lbs.  

Overall, drivers consider the 2006 GMC Canyon as a quality pickup with solid handling.  However, most reviewers agree that the Canyon could really use a V6 or V8 engine, higher towing capacity, and better interior materials.  Pretty much anyone will say that while the 2006 GMC Canyon does well enough in on and offroad performance, it has fallen behind the times and will need to catch up to the competition.


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GMC Canyon Questions


I Am Having Pass Lock Issues.

I have an '06 GMC Canyon with a 3.5 engine. Every so often the pass lock feature is activated when trying to start the truck and it is definetly getting worse. Do I need to replace the ignition lock c...

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Every Time I Gas Up My Truck Doesn't Want To Start. Plus My Check Engine Li...

my check engine light came on and it gives me some codes for emissions and shortly after, everytime I gas up, it doesn't want to start and I need to turn it off and on again? why? help me please....

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Computer Chips

has anyone found a chip for a 2006 gmc canyon that is for sale on the market yet

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Timothy Harris

When I Was Cleaning The Truck The Other Day I Found An Air Fitting In The F...

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How Big Can I Go???

Hey just bought this girl and I was wondering how big i could go with the tires before i needed to put on a lift kit i dont want to do this so im hoping i could still go fairly big.

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