2008 GMC Canyon

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2008 GMC Canyon Ratings
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Consumer Rating

The J.D. Power 100-Point Score is based on hundreds of thousands of independent and unbiased opinions of verified car owners.
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Out of 100

Quality & Reliability

Measures the level of defects, malfunctions, and design flaws experienced by vehicle owners. Covers the entire vehicle from engine to infotainment system. A higher rating means fewer problems.

Driving Experience

Owners' evaluation of the vehicle's design, performance, comfort, functionality, safety, and technology, comprise this rating. Newer and recently-redesigned vehicles tend to score better.


J.D. Power's forecast of depreciation (how much of its current value the vehicle will likely lose) over the next three years. Lower depreciation equals a higher rating.

Dealership Experience

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Best Midsize Pickup of 2008

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Midsize Pickup
#3 GMC Canyon

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Owners Like

Measured owner satisfaction with 2008 GMC Canyon after 90-days of ownership.
  • Transmission smoothness
  • Styling of the dashboard
  • The vehicle's audio system

Owners Don't Like

The problems experienced by owners of the 2008 GMC Canyon during the first 90-days of ownership.
  • Interior storage spaces
  • The vehicle's heating and air conditioning
  • Comfort of the driver's seat

Performance Specs

MPG City

15 - 18


21 - 24


185 - 242


4 speed, Automatic w/OD, 5 speed, Manual w/OD


Gas I4, Gas I5


4-Wheel Drive, Rear Wheel Drive

Available Trims

2008 GMC Canyon Review

At GMC we've been engineering and building professional grade trucks for over a century and everything we've learned in that time has gone into the 2008 Canyon. Canyon delivers all the capability and technology you'd expect in a genuine GMC truck. Canyon offers 2 great engines to choose from for 2008. With 185 hp and 190 Foot pounds of torque the Vortec 2.9L I-4 engine gives you more power than any other normally aspirated 4-cylinder engine in its class. Want even more? With Canyon's available 242 hp Vortec 3.7L I-5 engine you'll enjoy the performance of a V6 and the fuel efficiency of a 4-cylinder. Canyon is engineered to grip the road regardless of the season. Standard features like all-season tires and 4-wheel anti-lock brakes help to maximize the available traction. For even more grip there's a choice of available Off-Road or Sport Suspensions. And of course the surefootedness of 4-wheel drive is available on every Canyon model. Is there nothing Canyon Crew Cab can't do? With a huge payload rating a large double-wall steel cargo box with a handy 2-position tailgate it's ideal for hauling gear. And it's just as good at transporting people with a spacious 5-passenger interior and 4 large front-hinged doors. The bottom line? If you're looking for a mid-size pickup that meets the standard of professional grade the 2008 Canyon is your truck.

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