While power and braking in the 2010 Canyon are adequate, handling remains a weak point; it feels vague and hesitant to unwind on twisty roads. We'd have preferred more oomph--acceleration a little closer, say, to the 7. It would be best if you'll purchase them as a kit or a set. Sturdy tie-down anchors are provided. The Z85 shocks will measure less than 1. Units Affected 192676 What a difference a year makes.
Fender flares are also known as wheel arch extensions, as explained by Jungle Fender Flares. All North American-market vehicles were manufactured by. There are a number of ways to distinguish between Chevrolet and General Motors Z71 and Z85 models. The Xtreme edition is basically a continuation of a trim package from its predecessor, the. However, the agency gave the 2009 Canyon regular cab and extended cab four stars for frontal impacts, driver-side impacts and rollover performance. Brake feel is okay, and panic stops are straight and controlled.
As with the Colorado, the Canyon offers customers a compact truck big on value, with a choice of four, five or eight-cylinder engines, two-wheel or four-wheel drive and three configurations: Regular Cab, Extended Cab and Crew Cab. It also sports a front grille design that closely resembles its full-size sibling, the. The white-on-black gauges are a model of legibility. Fuel economy is competitive, and power is superior to the Ford Ranger, Toyota Tacoma and Nissan Frontier. Slide under the car and look for torsion bars beneath the engine. The protective plate will be located underneath the engine, between it and the undercarriage. Torsion bars are only present in unmodified Z71 vehicles.
Our test truck came with bench seats encased in a handsome gray twill that looked classy and felt durable. This moderate size, along with the high-tech five-cylinder engine, endows the Canyon with class-leading performance. Once again electronic stability control is standard across the lineup, and the fortified brakes from last year make a return. Two bed lengths are offered-73. Regular Cab models ride on a 111.
You can also examine the suspension, wheel diameters, engine and fender flares and look for evidence of torsion bars as well. Naturally, you can drive a Canyon into Colorado or even into a Colorado canyon, but you wouldn't want to drive a Colorado into a Canyon. Wide, comfortable front seats fit nicely in the spacious cab, but the rear jump seats in the extended cab are for kids only. After getting the car repaired, I submitted the invoice to Howard Bentley and was immediately reimbursed. It's all in the appearance and perception.
This truck, at least by class standards, is also gratifyingly quiet, thanks in part to an aggressive sound-deadening program, including triple door seals that have reduced wind and tire roar. The 2015 Canyon comes in three trims and either two-wheel drive or four-wheel drive. Basically, you have to ensure that your vehicle is fed with high-quality motor oil and the right grade of fuel as recommended by the manufacturer. Excess or heavy weight will increase fuel consumption. You may also get onto your knees and look under the vehicle for the skid plate. Instead, the in-line five often acts overwhelmed by this pickup's 4254 pounds--only 40 pounds lighter than the mid-size Dodge Dakota Quad Cab Sport with a 235-horse iron-block V-8.
For 2010, three new exterior colors are available: Merlot Jewel Metallic, Gray Green Metallic, and Pure Silver Metallic. The ratings between the two agencies differ, however, when it comes to side impact protection. It competes with other midsized offerings, such as the and. This could mean that coolant is leaking into the cylinders and getting mixed into the air-fuel combo. The Canyon still sports an athletic silhouette. I'm switching to these springs to drop my car a few inches and have a lowered profile.
Optional equipment includes a 2. What interests us more is whether the more-is-better truck crowd accepts five cylinders when a V-6 is the de rigueur option in this class. The Z71 off-road package adds serious utility and lets you have fun in the mud. The regular and extended cabs come with a 6. That's enough power to muscle any lightly-equipped four-wheel drive vehicle through the toughest terrain. I can save some money if I'll just stick to stock shock absorbers. Four-by-eight-foot sheets of plywood can thus be stacked flat.
The Canyon and the Chevy Colorado are smooth, roomy, and conservatively good-looking. Side curtain airbags were made standard on all 2010 models; side torso airbags are not offered. The Ranger is available in regular and extended Super cab only. It needs to be about an octave lower and divorced from all 4-H club proceedings before 20-something males, rabid subscribers to the compact-truck class, will find it agreeably macho. Dealers will replace the hood on any affected vehicles, free of charge. With the gate fully down, you've got an 81-inch-long load surface suitable for hauling motorcycles up to and including a Harley-Davidson Sportster.
Unfortunately, the smaller engines in the 2010 Canyon tend to be a little noisier and less refined than we'd like, especially considering that other budget pickups such as the Toyota Tacoma and Ford Ranger don't suffer from this same problem. The front seat remains comfortable for all-day grinds, although the seatback is slightly overpadded. With a payload of up to 1,422 pounds and towing capability of up to 6,000 pounds, the Canyon is a confident workhorse. The seatback simply flops onto the bottom cushion, leaving a uselessly high and slanted cargo area. The steering wheel is adjustable for rake through a huge arc.