Daily Driver: 2015 GMC Canyon

  • Engine
    2.5L I4
  • Power
    200 HP / 191 LB-FT
  • Transmission
    6-Speed Manual
  • Drivetrain
    Rear-Wheel Drive
  • Engine Placement
  • Curb Weight
    3,920 LBS
  • Towing
    3,500 LBS
  • Seating
  • Cargo
    49.9 CU-FT
  • MPG
    19 City / 26 HWY
  • Base Price
  • As Tested Price
Daily Driver videos are micro-reviews of vehicles in the Autoblog press fleet, featuring impressions from the staffers that drive them every day. Today's Daily Driver features the 2015 GMC Canyon, reviewed by Seyth Miersma.

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[00:00:00] Hey, guys. This is Seyth with Autoblog, and I'm here in the 2015 GMC Canyon pickup truck. The version I'm in is about as bare bones as this truck gets. We've got a convenience group package, which means I have things like a remote lock and unlock. I've got a spray-in bed liner and then I've got the very tiny but still useful infotainment system, which allows for things like hooking up your phone,

[00:00:30] Bluetooth streaming music from my iPhone to the sound system, things of that nature. Really there's not a whole lot here. What you see is what you get. The interior is pretty basic. We've got gray plastic. We've got black plastic. We've got these gray cloth seats which I actually kind of dig. They've got a cool shape. It's comfortable in terms of the interior but it's certainly not fancy at all. You go back and look into the segment and you look at offerings from Nissan and Toyota and you'll see that this really feels pretty

[00:01:00] plush certainly compared to their base level trucks. We've got the 2.5-liter 4-cylinder in it. Still makes 200 horsepower and 191 pound feet of torque. It doesn't feel completely slow but I'll admit that some of that has to do with the fact that I have a six-speed to play around with. I'm revving it up a little bit higher than you normally would with a pickup truck. It's not fast. It doesn't mean that it's not a little bit fun to drive.

[00:01:30] We've come so far in terms of overall ride quality, noise vibration and harshness and things of that nature in all pickup trucks that it's frankly surprising to see something at the very bottom end in terms of price of the market be as good as this is. I think that you're going to get a lot of people who are into the truck lifestyle who like the look. You're going to get a lot of people who are moving down from bigger trucks that still want to have a little bit of capability. Then with things with a truck of this nature where you're talking about a

[00:02:00] sub-$25,000 price point, you're just going to get a lot of people who want a vehicle of any kind, kind of a budget vehicle. This one offers a little bit more attitude and fun than a lot of basic sedans, entry-level compacts and things like that. One of the things that's always hard for me to judge when I'm driving trucks is the actual in-use ride quality. Right now I've got no weight in the back. It's just me in the cab, but definitely with the unloaded springs over the back,

[00:02:30] the rear end feels a little bouncy. Now of course that's there because that bed is meant to be filled with stuff to take a lot of weight. I love trucks. I've never owned a truck. I can't really consider myself a truck guy, but I really like driving this one. To be totally honest, between having a stick shift, being a little bit smaller, and just feeling pretty new, this is one of the more fun truck driving experiences I've had in a while. All right, guys. I appreciate you tuning in and watching. We're going to have a lot more Daily Drivers for you in the near future.

[00:03:00] so please continue to click and we'll see you on the next one. [00:03:07]

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