2006 GMC Canyon Overview


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Avg. Price: $8,310
SL Ext Cab 2WD
Avg. Price: $10,377
SL Ext Cab 4WD
Avg. Price: $11,295
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Avg. Price: $8,468
Avg. Price: $10,223
SLE1 Crew Cab 2WD
Avg. Price: $10,912
SLE1 Crew Cab 4WD
Avg. Price: $12,332
SLE1 Ext Cab 2WD
3 national listings
Avg. Price: $10,705
SLE1 Ext Cab 4WD
Avg. Price: $12,642
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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

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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

Vic Carrier

Can I Put Longer Shocks On A 2006 Canyon

i would like to lift my canyon up a bit can i put shocks from an other model to make it look higher if yes what model.

193 views with 3 answers (last answer 5 years ago)
Timothy Harris

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

2 views with 3 answers (last answer 3 years ago)

What Is The Manufacturer's Recommended Tire Pressure For A Standard 2006 Ca...

what is the manufacturer's recommended tire pressure for a standard 2006 Canyon (original tires)? The GMC dealer sales rep said 23psi was "normal", but it seems a little low. Help!

1,683 views with 2 answers (last answer 6 years ago)

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.

856 views with 4 answers (last answer 5 years ago)
Dana Seil

Computer Chips

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

323 views with 3 answers (last answer about a year ago)