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Welcome back to our 2015 GMC Canyon long-term test. To read previous updates in the series, click here.

General Motors has not been shy about proclaiming its new midsize pickup truck twins, the Chevrolet Colorado and GMC Canyon, as the perfect vehicles for outdoor enthusiasts and it just so happens that I am one.

My particular method of escaping the city for the wilderness is riding atop a snowmobile, though if you would rather take kayaks or an ATV, most of the demands are the same. Putting it simply, you need a vehicle that can get you where you want to go with all of your gear comfortably in tow. And for a snowmobiler, tons of gear is part of the gig.
Read more about the 2015 GMC Canyon Long-Term Review: the ‘Enthusiast’ Test at AutoGuide.com.
 

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I made the mistake of sitting the the Colorado and Canyon after I sat in the Escalade ESV Platinum at the PGH Auto Show.

I wasn't impressed w/ the interior materials. The seats are just an odd, fake leather/canvas that tries too hard. Overall its like sitting in a narrower Silverado, it doesn't completely suck. The overall temperature of the room, from what I could tell from the many people looking at the truck, was that it was way over priced.

ZR2 can't get here fast enough.
 

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I made the mistake of sitting the the Colorado and Canyon after I sat in the Escalade ESV Platinum at the PGH Auto Show.

I wasn't impressed w/ the interior materials. The seats are just an odd, fake leather/canvas that tries too hard. Overall its like sitting in a narrower Silverado, it doesn't completely suck. The overall temperature of the room, from what I could tell from the many people looking at the truck, was that it was way over priced.

ZR2 can't get here fast enough.
Way over priced? Why does this keep getting repeated. The cost difference is quite large. Do a check for yourself. The overlap in cars is rediculous but when you have two trucks that are $5-6k apart then they are over priced.
 

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The overall temperature of the room, from what I could tell from the many people looking at the truck, was that it was way over priced.
Way over priced? Why does this keep getting repeated. The cost difference is quite large. Do a check for yourself. The overlap in cars is rediculous but when you have two trucks that are $5-6k apart then they are over priced.
He's obviously clairvoyant so.....
 
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So...a 4 wheel ATV probably wouldn't fit in the bed? Fail.
Wouldn't that be more of a case if you need to fit something that big then you need a fullsize truck and NOT a fail? I assume one would buy a smaller truck knowing it wont fit everything a larger truck can fit. Kind of like when I bought my ATS, I knew certain things that would fit in my '08 Malibu wouldn't fit in the ATS - such as adults in the back seat....
 

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I made the mistake of sitting the the Colorado and Canyon after I sat in the Escalade ESV Platinum at the PGH Auto Show.

I wasn't impressed w/ the interior materials. The seats are just an odd, fake leather/canvas that tries too hard. Overall its like sitting in a narrower Silverado, it doesn't completely suck. The overall temperature of the room, from what I could tell from the many people looking at the truck, was that it was way over priced.

ZR2 can't get here fast enough.
The reality is, all new cars are overpriced. Pricing on this, considering other vehicles and more importantly what it competes with, is not overpriced. No discounts on them that amount to much, but that's because it's new and a hot commodity.

Overpriced is what the Tacoma is.

I saw these at the Chicago show and didn't sit in the Colorado, but I did sit in the Canyon. I was impressed and thought it was a great package, but the Canyon is a little nicer than the Colorado. For me personally, it was too small and crossover like. I much preferred the Sierra. I like my cars small to midsize like the ATS, last gen CTS, trucks and SUV's to be large, like the Yukon/Sierra.
 

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This is a product with no market - it is not small enough to save petrol - it is not big enough to haul more than your obese family of four, nor is it inexpensive. There is a full-sized Ford that is superior to this on all levels and not for much more money. And it is also more fuel-efficient than your fake mid-sized truck.
 

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Way over priced? Why does this keep getting repeated. The cost difference is quite large. Do a check for yourself. The overlap in cars is rediculous but when you have two trucks that are $5-6k apart then they are over priced.
If it keeps getting repeated then maybe its true? Has that crossed your mind? Even at $10k differnece the payment wont be much from a full sized truck. Dealerships sell on the payment not the final price. The one thing it has going for it is that the Silverado is boring and not nearly as good looking.

Nice truck, nice package overall. Hopefully GM expands on it over the years instead of letting it rot on the vine.
 

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Wouldn't that be more of a case if you need to fit something that big then you need a fullsize truck and NOT a fail? I assume one would buy a smaller truck knowing it wont fit everything a larger truck can fit. Kind of like when I bought my ATS, I knew certain things that would fit in my '08 Malibu wouldn't fit in the ATS - such as adults in the back seat....
Post was intended as sarcasm...since the guy was trying to stuff a snowmobile in the bed and discovered it was a tad big for the rig. Wrong truck for the application.
 
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