Traded my 17 Canyon SLT Crew Cab!

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Traded my 16 Canyon SLT Crew Cab!

It took a month of ownership before I was totally shocked as I have always been a GM guy. I drove the 2016 4 WD V6 Canyon for less than a year. Perhaps the most beautiful vehicle I have owned but it was a mechanical mess. The transmission was always confused and would downshift every time I let off the gas. It would shudder for a few seconds every time it thought about downshifting and the rpms would drop then it would finally downshift and rev back to life and throw you back in the seat. If I let off the gas at 70 mpg on the interstate just to coast momentarily the transmission immediately downshifted. The dealer said, "Just be glad you have the six speed rather than the 8 speed, it's even worse". They offered to change the transmission fluid but said it probably wouldn't help it. It used a quart of oil every 3ooo miles every oil change. Dealer said that was within limits. The electronic gas pedal controller actuator was as confused as the transmission and had little effect on the engine without large foot movement and seldom would do the same thing twice. Front seats were too narrow. The truck was too small. Back seat was cramped at best. The 4 wheel drive system was hoppy choppy and not at all smooth and there was NO dash indicator. All you had was the switch position which was hidden by the steering wheel.

If you are thinking of getting one of these smaller trucks, do yourself a favor and go get the Ram 1500 V6 full size crew cab. Much more room, far better ride and the same gas mileage.
 
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If you are thinking of getting one of these smaller trucks, do yourself a favor and go get the Ram 1500 V6 full size crew cab. Much more room, far better ride and the same gas mileage.
Oh, great. Just joined the site cause I'm looking at the Canyon. Thanks for the heads-up, though.
 

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Oh, great. Just joined the site cause I'm looking at the Canyon. Thanks for the heads-up, though.

Do yourself a favor...STOP looking at the Canyon or Colorado. The eletronics in the transmission and throttle are a mess. I traded my beautiful brown Canyon through Carvana for a v6 ram 1500....love the Ram. Shocking since I have been a chevy guy for 40 years. I looked all over the country for the Canyon with leather interior and brown exterior. Within 30 days I regretted that purchase. Go drive a V6 Ram 1500 crew cab.....compare the two.
 

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On my fifth Canyon 2020 Denali, and have found them to be totally reliable with never a trip to the shop for repairs. The transmission issues obviously were not prevalent in my vehicles. The ride is somewhat harsh but with NE Washington roads a stiff suspension is needed.
 

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Update, My 2020 has 3000 miles and gas mileage averages 24+ mpg with several tanks hitting the 27.9 mark. Even this week with new snow and no plows because of the holiday I am at 24.6 on this tank. No mechanical problems and the transmission is the smoothest and quietest I have ever owned.
 

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I have had my 2017 Canyon about 6 months. Commute across country for jobs. I have had NONE of the problems outlined above. Then mine is not 4wd. But I am 100% happy with my little truck.
 

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Thanks for the warning. I was also looking at a 2016 Canyon but settled for a Sierra instead.
 
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