The Canyon pickup continues as a boldly styled alternative to smaller compact models and unwieldy full-size trucks. It shares platforms and components with both the Chevrolet Colorado pickup and the HUMMER H3 SUV. For 2007, the Canyon line is updated with a more powerful 2.9-liter, 185-horsepower standard engine — with a new 242-horsepower, 3.7-liter in-line five available optionally. These engines replace last year’s 2.8-liter four-cylinder and 3.5-liter engines. A 125-amp alternator becomes standard on base models, there’s a new tire pressure monitoring system and three new exterior colors—Sport Blue, Midnight Blue Metallic and Sonoma Red Metallic. This truck is available in either rear- or four-wheel drive, in short-wheelbase regular-cab and long-wheelbase extended- and four-door crew-cab versions. Three different suspension packages are offered, along with a long list of options that allows for maximum customization. The optional ZQ8 sport suspension package includes 18-inch aluminum wheels and body-colored wheel flares.
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