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The 2008 GMC Canyon is a great truck for those interested in mixing and matching a variety of options, but keep an eye on the bottom line.
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Focuses on the light-duty noncommercial user

Several packages are available to tailor the Canyon to specific duties

Options include heated leather front bucket seats

For pickup buyers, cargo capacity and storage configurations are what matters most, but the 2008 GMC Canyon scores remarkably low in this area, according to many review sources. ConsumerGuide reviewers are disappointed to discover that "interior storage is limited on regular cabs," though they report it is "good on extended and Crew Cabs with the rear seats folded." The short and shorter beds available on the GMC Canyon don't help much with overall carrying capacity, either. While Edmunds does note that the "dual-position tailgate can be secured partially open to better support the carrying of 4x8 sheets," the system is awkward and requires that the sheets "ride on top of the wheelwells."

Otherwise, the 2008 GMC Canyon may be a low-priced pickup, but that doesn't mean you won't find a respectable array of standard conveniences on even the lowest trim level.

Kelley Blue Book reviewers reports features such as "air conditioning, cruise control...chrome front and rear bumpers," and "automatic headlamps" on the 2008 GMC Canyon SL. ConsumerGuide adds that an "AM/FM radio" is standard on all GMC Canyon models as well. Moving up to the SLE trim, Edmunds notes this Canyon GMC model garners "OnStar, an upgraded front bench, a CD/MP3 player and options not available on the SL." Furthermore, the SLT trim of the Canyon GMC "adds an auto-dimming rearview mirror, leather upholstery and heated power front bucket seats."

Numerous option packages are available for the GMC Canyon. The Z71 Off-Road package seems to be one of the preferred 2008 GMC Canyon options in reviews read by TheCarConnection.com, with ConsumerGuide reporting that upgrades include a "limited-slip differential, wheel flares, front tow hooks, off-road suspension, full-size spare tire, [and] 265/75R15 on/off-road tires." The ZQ8 package is geared toward street tuners and includes such features as "18-inch aluminum rims and a lowered ride height," according to Cars.com. Cars.com reviewers also state that other "options include heated leather front bucket seats" and "an in-dash six-CD changer"; "XM Satellite Radio is available" as well. According to Edmunds, that six-CD changer is part of a "'Sun and Sound' package" on the GMC Canyon "that bundles a six-CD changer with a power sunroof."


The 2008 GMC Canyon is a great truck for those interested in mixing and matching a variety of options, but keep an eye on the bottom line.

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