2012 GMC Canyon  -  $18,300


Vehicle Details

MSRP: $18,300
Base Invoice: $17,600
Destination Charge: $810
Options: $0
Trim: 2WD Reg Cab Work Truck
Doors: 2
Drive train: Rear Wheel Drive
MPG: Avg: 21 | City: 18 | Hwy: 25
Body Style: Regular Cab 2-Wheel Drive Work Truck
Transmission: Transmission, 5-speed manual with overdrive (Standard on TS15403 only. Not available with (LLR) 3.7L DOHC 5-cylinder SFI engine. Refer to the Engine and Axle section for compatibility requirements. Must specify.)
Engine: Engine, 2.9L DOHC 4-cylinder SFI (185 hp [137.9 kW] @ 5600 rpm), 190 lb-ft [263.2 Nm] @ 2800 rpm) (Refer to the Engine and Axle section for compatibility requirements. Must specify.)

Pros

Economical pricing; predictable and reassuring handling; many styles and configurations available


Model News

For 2012, the SLE Canyon loses its manual transmission; otherwise the Canyon is basically unchanged.


Value Writeup

The GMC Canyon falls in the compact pickup truck category and is a sister vehicle to the Chevrolet Colorado. Base pricing starts at $17,410, making it one of the most affordable entry-level trucks available. The Canyon has been praised by reviewers for its simple and straightforward layout of interior controls and gauges. Properly equipped with the Z85 towing package on the optional V8 engine, the 2012 Canyon can tow up to 6,000 pounds. It competes directly with the Nissan Frontier and the Toyota Tacoma. Fuel economy is estimated at 18 mpg city and 25 mpg highway for the 2-wheel drive 4-cylinder version.


Model Highlights

The 2012 GMC Canyon is available in three trims-- Work Truck, SLE and SLT --and in three body styles--Regular, Extended and Crew cab. Two bed lengths (5.1-foot and 6-foot) and three different engines are available.

The standard engine for the base Work Truck is a 185-horsepower, 2.9L 4-cylinder that produces 185 hp and 190 ft-lb of torque. This engine is standard on all Work Trucks. The SLE and SLTs get a 3.7L 4-cylinder that makes 242 horsepower. A 5.3L V8 capable of 300 horsepower and 320 lb-feet of torque is optional.

There's only one transmission, and it's a 4-speed automatic. Rear-wheel drive is standard across the lineup. A shift-on-the-fly 4-wheel drive system is optional across the lineup.

Regular and Extended Cab trims come with a 6-foot cargo bed, while the bed on Crew Cab trims measures just over 5-feet long. For transporting long objects, both beds come with a tailgate that can be locked in a 55-degree position to line up with the top of the rear wheel wells.

Standard safety equipment on all Canyons includes the OnStar emergency system, antilock 4-wheel brakes with front disc brakes, traction control, head curtain airbags, side curtain airbags, crash sensor with GPS, front seatbelt pre-tensioners and GM's electronic stability system.

The Regular Cab Work Truck features, as standard, Bluetooth hands-free connectivity, OnStar 9.0, 16-inch steel wheels, a bedliner, a 60/40-split front bench seat, cruise control and satellite radio. The Regular Cab SLE adds aluminum wheels, fog lights, chrome interior accents and upgraded audio. The Extended Cab SLE adds power accessories and keyless entry. The Extended Cab SLT adds chrome wheels, leather-trimmed interior accents and power heated front bucket seats. The Crew Cab SLT comes standard with all the above-mentioned features as well as a heavy-duty suspension.

Several optional packages bring extensive appearance and suspension changes to the 2011 Canyon. For off-road enthusiasts, there's the Z71 Off-Road package, which includes a high-stance suspension, torsion bars, off-road tires, a locking rear differential, wheel flares, jounce bumpers and skid plates. It is available only on the SLE and SLT trims with 4WD.

Also looking the part for street-racing is the ZQ8 Sport Suspension package, available only on V8 versions of the Extended or Crew Cab trims. The ZQ8 brings a "slammed" appearance from a stiffer sport suspension that rides about an inch lower than standard models. Painted aluminum 18-inch wheels, low-profile sport tires and a power-steering cooler are also included.


Trim Curb Weight
3366.00 lbs

Standard Weight - Front
0 lbs

Standard Weight - Rear
0 lbs

Base Trim Weight - Front
1888.00 lbs

Base Trim Weight - Rear
1478.00 lbs

Gross Axle Wt Rating - Front
2633 lbs

Gross Axle Wt Rating - Rear
2896 lbs

Curb Weight - Front
1888 lbs

Curb Weight - Rear
1478 lbs

Option Weight - Front
0.00 lbs

Option Weight - Rear
0.00 lbs

Reserve Axle Capacity - Front
745.00 lbs

Reserve Axle Capacity - Rear
1418.00 lbs

As Spec'd Curb Weight
3366.00 lbs

As Spec'd Payload
1484.00 lbs

Maximum Payload Capacity
1484.00 lbs

Gross Combined Wt Rating
7000 lbs

Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt.
2400 lbs

Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt.
240 lbs

Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt.
2400 lbs

Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt.
360 lbs

Frame Type
Ladder

Suspension Type - Front
Coil Springs

Suspension Type - Rear
2-Stage Multi-Leaf

Axle Type - Front
Independent

Axle Type - Rear
Semi-Floating

Axle Ratio (:1) - Rear
3.73

Shock Absorber Diameter - Front
30 mm

Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear
30 mm

Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front
1.10 in

Front Tire Order Code
QRD

Rear Tire Order Code
QRD

Spare Tire Order Code
ZCY

Front Tire Size
P215/70R16

Rear Tire Size
P215/70R16

Spare Tire Size
Compact

Front Wheel Size
16 x 6 in

Rear Wheel Size
16 x 6 in

Spare Wheel Size
Compact in

Front Wheel Material
Steel

Rear Wheel Material
Steel

Spare Wheel Material
Steel

Steering Type
Pwr

Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb
39.4 ft

Brake Type
Pwr

Brake ABS System
4-Wheel

Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes

Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness
11.2 x 1.6 in

Drum - Rear (Yes or )
Yes

Rear Drum Diam x Width
11.6 x 2.5 in

Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx
19 gal

Gross Axle Weight Rating
5529.00 lbs

Curb Weight
3366.00 lbs

Reserve Axle Capacity
2163.00 lbs

Total Option Weight
0.00 lbs

Payload Weight Front
0 lbs

Payload Weight Rear
0 lbs

Gross Vehicle Weight Rating
4850.00 lbs

Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
8.9

EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
4

Drivetrain
Rear Wheel Drive

EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy
25 MPG

Cruising Range - City
342.00 mi

EPA Fuel Economy Est - City
18 MPG

Fuel Economy Est-Combined
21 MPG

Cruising Range - Hwy
475.00 mi

Engine Order Code
LLV

Engine Type
Gas I4

Displacement
2.9L/177

Fuel System
Electronic Fuel Injection

SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
185 @ 5600

SAE Net Torque @ RPM
190 @ 2800

Trans Order Code
MA5

Trans Type
5

Trans Description Cont.
Manual

First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.75

Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.26

Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.37

Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00

Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.73

Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.67

Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
590

Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
125

Passenger Capacity
3

Front Head Room
39.6 in

Front Leg Room
44.0 in

Front Shoulder Room
57.1 in

Front Hip Room
53.3 in

Wheelbase
111.3 in

Length, Overall w/o rear bumper
192.4 in

Width, Max w/o mirrors
67.6 in

Height, Overall
65.2 in

Overhang, Front
33.9 in

Front Bumper to Back of Cab
110.9 in

Cab to Axle
34.2 in

Ground to Top of Load Floor
33.0 in

Ground Clearance, Front
7.7 in

Ground Clearance, Rear
7.7 in

Body Length
0.00 ft

Cargo Box Length @ Floor
72.8 in

Cargo Box Width @ Floor
57.2 in

Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings
42.6 in

Cargo Box (Area) Height
18.6 in

Tailgate Width
52.4 in

Cargo Volume
44.0 ft³

Basic Years
3

Basic Miles/km
36,000

Roadside Assistance Years
5

Drivetrain Years
5

Drivetrain Miles/km
100,000

Corrosion Years
6

Roadside Assistance Miles/km
100,000

Corrosion Years
3

Corrosion Miles/km
100,000

Corrosion Miles/km
36,000

NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID
11V552000

Mfg's Report Date
NOV 17, 2011

Component
SEAT BELTS:FRONT

Potential Number of Units Affected
5,220

Summary
GENERAL MOTORS (GM) IS RECALLING CERTAIN MODEL YEAR 2012 CHEVROLET COLORADO AND GMC CANYON VEHICLES, MANUFACTURED FROM SEPTEMBER 9, 2011, THROUGH OCTOBER 19, 2011, FOR FAILING TO COMPLY WITH THE REQUIREMENTS OF FEDERAL MOTOR VEHICLE SAFETY STANDARD NUMBER 208, "OCCUPANT CRASH PROTECTION." THESE VEHICLES MAY HAVE BEEN PRODUCED WITH DRIVER SAFETY BELT BUCKLE ELECTRICAL CONNECTOR TERMINALS THAT DO NOT FIT SNUGLY WITH THE CONNECTOR PINS, CAUSING THE CONNECTION TO BE INTERMITTENT.

Consequence
THE LOOSE CONNECTIONS MAY CAUSE THE DRIVER TO NOT RECEIVE A VISUAL OR AUDIBLE WARNING THAT THE DRIVER SEAT BELT IS NOT FASTENED, THEREBY INCREASING THE RISK OF PERSONAL INJURY IN THE EVENT OF A CRASH.

GM WILL NOTIFY OWNERS AND DEALERS WILL REPLACE THE SEAT BELT BUCKLE ELECTRICAL CONNECTOR TERMINALS FREE OF CHARGE. THE SAFETY RECALL IS EXPECTED TO BEGIN ON OR BEFORE NOVEMBER 30, 2011. OWNERS MAY CONTACT CHEVROLET AT 1-800-630-2438 AND GMC AT 1-866-996-9463.

GM'S SAFETY RECALL CAMPAIGN NUMBER IS 11322. OWNERS MAY ALSO CONTACT THE NATIONAL HIGHWAY TRAFFIC SAFETY ADMINISTRATION'S VEHICLE SAFETY HOTLINE AT 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), OR GO TO HTTP://WWW.SAFERCAR.GOV .

NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID
12V594000

Mfg's Report Date
DEC 19, 2012

Component
LATCHES/LOCKS/LINKAGES

Potential Number of Units Affected
118,800

Summary
General Motors is recalling certain model year 2010-2012 Chevrolet Colorado and GMC Canyon vehicles manufactured from November 9, 2009, through August 28, 2012, for failing to comply with the requirements of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard No. 113, "Hood Latch System." The hood may be missing the secondary hood latch.

Consequence
If the primary hood latch is not engaged, the hood could open unexpectedly. During vehicle operation, this could obstruct the view of the driver and increase the risk of a crash.

General Motors will notify owners and instruct them to inspect their vehicle for the presence of a secondary hood latch. Dealers will replace the hood on any affected vehicles, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin on January 17, 2013. Owners may contact Chevrolet at 1-800-630-2438 or GMC at 1-866-996-9463.

GM's number for this campaign is 12319. Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov.

Frontal crash test results are valid for 2011 model year vehicles manufactured before July 2, 2010.

Male/Female Dummy Note
Male: Average sized adult male dummy in 35-MPH crash into fixed barrier. Rating is evaluation of injury to head, neck, chest, legs. Female: Small-sized adult female dummy in 35-mph crash into fixed barrier. Rating is evaluation of injury to head, neck, chest, legs.

Rollover Rating Dynamic Test Result
No Tip

Rollover Note
Dynamic (moving) test results (Tip or No Tip) and measured rollover-related properties determine vehicle's risk of rollover in single vehicle crash and its rollover rating. The Rollover Resistance Rating utilizes a "fishhook" maneuver which is a series of abrupt turns at varying speeds to see how "top-heavy" a vehicle is.

Engine, 2.9L DOHC 4-cylinder SFI (185 hp [137.9 kW] @ 5600 rpm), 190 lb-ft [263.2 Nm] @ 2800 rpm) (Refer to the Engine and Axle section for compatibility requirements. Must specify.)

Transmission, 5-speed manual with overdrive (Standard on TS15403 only. Not available with (LLR) 3.7L DOHC 5-cylinder SFI engine. Refer to the Engine and Axle section for compatibility requirements. Must specify.)

Rear axle, 3.73 ratio (Refer to the Engine and Axle section for compatibility requirements. Must specify.)

Suspension Package, Heavy-Duty

GVWR, 4850 lbs. (2200 kg) (2WD models only. Refer to the Engine and Axle section for compatibility requirements. Must specify.)

Rear wheel drive

Battery, heavy-duty 590 cold-cranking amps, maintenance-free with rundown protection

Alternator, 125 amps

Pickup box, Fleetside, all-welded steel with double wall construction and corrosion protection with 4 cargo tie-downs, tailgate, 2-position (Locking feature not available on Regular or Extended Cab models.)

Suspension, front independent with coil springs (2WD models only.)

Suspension, rear semi-floating axle with 2-stage multi-leaf springs

Steering, power, rack-and-pinion

Brakes, 4-wheel antilock, front disc/rear drum

Wheels, 4 - 16" x 6" (40.6 cm x 15.2 cm) steel (2WD models only.)

Tires, P215/70R16 all-season, blackwall (2WD models only.)

Tire, compact spare

Bumpers, front and rear chrome with a Dark Smoke Gray pad on the rear step-style bumper

Air dam, Ebony

Fascia, front Dark Smoke Gray

Mirrors, outside manual, manual-folding

Wipers, front intermittent with washers

Bedliner

Tailgate, 2-position

Audio system, AM/FM stereo with seek-and-scan and digital clock

Audio system feature, uplevel speaker system

Bluetooth for Phone (Deleted when (UE0) OnStar delete is ordered.)

Seats, front 60/40 split-bench with (**J) Deluxe Cloth, manual recliners, integral outboard head restraints, armrest with integral storage and dual cup holders

Floor covering, Ebony carpeting

Floor mats, rubberized-vinyl front and rear

Steering wheel, leather-wrapped

Steering column, Tilt-Wheel

Theft-deterrent system, vehicle, PASSlock

Instrumentation, analog with speedometer, odometer with trip odometer, fuel level, engine temperature, tachometer and Driver Information Center

Warning tones headlamp on, key-in-ignition, driver safety belt unfasten, turn signal on and critical Driver Information Center active

Windows, manual driver and front passenger

Door locks, manual

Cruise control

Air conditioning, single-zone manual

Power outlets, 2 auxiliary, covered, 12-volt

Accents, interior Titanium Nova Silver-colored air outlets and center control stack with chrome door handle bezels, uplevel instrument cluster bezel, front upper door speaker bezel and air vent sliders

Door trim, integral armrests and driver- and front passenger-side map pockets with padded cloth inserts

Mirror, inside rearview manual day/night

Visors, driver and front passenger, padded with cloth includes front passenger vanity mirror

Assist handle, front passenger

Coat hook, driver-side rear

StabiliTrak (Includes traction control.)

Daytime Running Lamps with automatic exterior lamp control

Air bags, frontal, driver and right-front passenger with Passenger Sensing System (A note about child safety: Always use safety belts and the correct child restraint for your child's age and size. Even with air bags and the Passenger Sensing System, children are safer when properly secured in a rear seat in the appropriate infant, child or booster seat. Never place a rear-facing infant restraint in the front seat of any vehicle equipped with an active frontal air bag. See your vehicle Owner's Handbook for more information.)

Air bags, head curtain side-impact, front and rear outboard seating positions with Passenger Sensing System (Head Curtain Side Air Bags are designed to help reduce the risk of head and neck injuries to front and rear seat occupants on the near side of certain side-impact collisions. A note about child safety: Always use safety belts and the correct child restraint for your child's age and size. Even with air bags and the Passenger Sensing System, children are safer when properly secured in a rear seat in the appropriate infant, child or booster seat. Never place a rear-facing infant restraint in the front seat of any vehicle equipped with an active frontal air bag. See your vehicle Owner's Handbook for more information.)

OnStar, 6 months of Directions and Connections plan includes Automatic Crash Response, Emergency Services, Crisis Assist, Stolen Vehicle Assistance, Remote Door Unlock, Turn-by-Turn Navigation with OnStar eNav (where available), OnStar Vehicle Diagnostics, Roadside Assistance, Remote Horn and Lights, and Hands Free Calling. (Visit onstar.com for details and system limitations.)

Automatic Crash Response (Deleted when (UE0) OnStar delete is ordered.)

Stolen Vehicle Assistance (Deleted when (UE0) OnStar delete is ordered.)

OnStar Turn-by-Turn Navigation (Deleted when (UE0) OnStar delete is ordered.)

Safety belts, 3-point, driver and right-front passenger, adjustable (center position lap belt with bench seat only)

Tire Pressure Monitor

 
EMISSIONS, FEDERAL REQUIREMENTS
$0

 
EMISSIONS, ARIZONA, CONNECTICUT, MAINE, MARYLAND, MASSACHUSETTS, NEW JERSEY, NEW YORK, OREGON, PENNSYLVANIA, RHODE ISLAND, VERMONT AND WASHINGTON STATE REQUIREMENTS
$0

 
EMISSIONS, CALIFORNIA STATE REQUIREMENTS
$0

 
EMISSIONS OVERRIDE, FEDERAL
$0

 
EMISSIONS OVERRIDE, CALIFORNIA
$0

 
EMISSIONS OVERRIDE, STATE-SPECIFIC
$0

 
ENGINE, 2.9L DOHC 4-CYLINDER SFI
$0

 
TRANSMISSION, 5-SPEED MANUAL WITH OVERDRIVE
$0

 
TRANSMISSION, 4-SPEED AUTOMATIC, ELECTRONICALLY CONTROLLED WITH OVERDRIVE
$1,095

 
REAR AXLE, 3.73 RATIO
$0

 
WORK TRUCK PREFERRED EQUIPMENT GROUP
$0

 
TIRE, COMPACT SPARE
$0

 
TIRE, SPARE P215/70R16 ALL-SEASON, BLACKWALL
$100

 
SOLID PAINT
$0

 
ONYX BLACK
$0

 
RED ORANGE METALLIC
$0

 
NAVY BLUE
$0

 
SUMMIT WHITE
$0

 
AQUA BLUE METALLIC
$0

 
FIRE RED
$0

 
DARK STEEL GRAY METALLIC
$0

 
PURE SILVER METALLIC
$0

 
SEATS, FRONT 60/40 SPLIT-BENCH
$0

 
EBONY, DELUXE CLOTH
$0

 
AUDIO SYSTEM, AM/FM STEREO
$0

 
LPO, CHROME ACCESSORY PACKAGE
$305

 
BODYGUARD PACKAGE
$280

 
ENGINE BLOCK HEATER
$75

 
BED RAIL PROTECTORS
$0

 
LPO, MOLDED SPLASH GUARDS
$170

 
LICENSE PLATE BRACKET, FRONT
$15

 
LPO, STATIONARY TOOL BOX, FULL-WIDTH, METAL
$625

 
NEW JERSEY COST SURCHARGE
$0

 
ILLINOIS COST SURCHARGE
$0

 
SHIP THRU, PRODUCED IN SHREVEPORT ASSEMBLY AND SHIPPED TO STEELWELD FOR UPFIT
$0

 
SHIP THRU, PRODUCED IN SHREVEPORT ASSEMBLY AND SHIPPED TO DEALERS TRUCK EQUIPMENT FOR UPFIT
$0

 
HDLG CHRG SHREVEPORT TO STEELWELD RETURN TO WENTZVILLE
$685

 
SHIP THRU, PRODUCED IN SHREVEPORT ASSEMBLY AND SHIPPED TO ADRIAN STEEL, WENTZVILLE
$615

 
SHIP THRU, PRODUCED IN SHREVEPORT ASSEMBLY AND SHIPPED TO KNAPHEIDE TRUCK EQUIPMENT, READ OAK, TX
$385


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