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2009 GMC Canyon

2008 Nissan Frontier

  2009 GMC Canyon 2008 Nissan Frontier XE
MSRP
$16,705
$16,530
Invoice $15,953 $15,683
MPG
City/Highway
15/24 14/23
Rating
7.0
/ 10
TCC Rating
7.8
/ 10
TCC Rating
Bottom Line With the addition of the new V-8 option, the 2009 GMC Canyon goes from unappealing to quite competitive. Read Full Review For those of us who don't live on a ranch, the 2008 Nissan Frontier is large enough to haul real people and cargo, but sized for the urban-congestion reality. Read Full Review
Likes &
Dislikes

Likes:

  • Relaxed and fast demeanor with the V-8
  • Range of body styles and configurations
  • Frugal four-cylinder/manual drivetrain
  • In its short-bed form, it’s a true compact truck

Dislikes:

  • Steering/roadholding
  • Rough, noisy four- and five-cylinders
  • Unimpressive plastics inside
  • No bed longer than six feet

Likes:

  • Rugged styling
  • V-6 performance
  • Four-door version’s flexibility
  • High towing capacity

Dislikes:

  • Longest bed is six feet
  • Interior trim is mid-grade
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