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2009 GMC Canyon

2008 Toyota Tacoma

  2009 GMC Canyon 2008 Toyota Tacoma PreRunner
MSRP
$16,705
$14,280
Invoice $15,953 $13,233
MPG
City/Highway
15/24 15/25
Rating
7.0
/ 10
TCC Rating
7.4
/ 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 The 2008 Toyota Tacoma covers the basics, at a price that’s lower than full-size trucks. 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:

  • Fuel-efficient four-cylinder model
  • Simple instrument panel
  • Reputation for reliability and durability

Dislikes:

  • Not much more maneuverable than a full-size
  • Harder, less settled ride than rivals
  • Seats lack support
  • Lacks safety features
  • V-6 models can get very pricey
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