2009 GMC Canyon

Overview

Canyon’s 2009 enhancements include an available 5.3L V8, all-new wheels, appearance upgrades and packaging changes. Canyon is available in Regular, Extended and Crew Cab body styles, two bed lengths, three suspensions, three engines and a variety of option packages, interiors and audio systems.

Top Ten Features

  • 1. Available 5.3L Vortec V8 The powerful 5.3L V8 is now available on Extended and Crew Cab models and is rated at 300 hp and 320 lb.-ft. of torque. Canyons equipped with the V8 will feature a V8 fender badge.
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  • 2. XM Radio Now standard on all Canyon models (except available on Work Truck) and includes three trial months of service. XM turns your world on with commercialfree music channels for virtually every music genre, all in amazing digital sound.
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  • 3. Standard OnStar Every Canyon now comes with a standard one-year Safe & Sound subscription that includes Automatic Crash Response, Emergency Services, Stolen Vehicle Location Assistance, Remote Door Unlock (if equipped), OnStar Vehicle Diagnostics, Hands-Free Calling and more. Customers can also upgrade to Directions & Connections for access to Turn-by- Turn Navigation.
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  • 4. Standard StabiliTrak - Stability Control System Now standard on all models, StabiliTrak improves control on all road surfaces at all speeds by continually comparing the driver’s steering input to the actual vehicle response. When a difference is detected, the system automatically adjusts braking and engine torque to help the driver bring the vehicle back on track.
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  • 5. Two-tier tailgate Canyon’s cargo boxes feature four tie-downs, two-tier loading capability and a segment-exclusive 2-position tailgate. With stops at 55 and 89 degrees, the dual-position tailgate provides added cargo hauling versatility.
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  • 6. ZQ8 Sport Suspension The ZQ8 delivers the looks and capabilities that performance enthusiasts crave. High-pressure gas shocks and a 22mm rear stabilizer bar provide more responsive handling and flatter cornering. The package also includes 18" bright finish aluminum wheels fitted with P235/50R18 low profile, all-season blackwall radial tires.
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  • 7. Z71 High Stance Off-road Suspension Available on all models except 2WD Regular cabs, the Z71 suspension features monotube shocks, front torsion bars and urethane jounce bumpers. Included in the Z71 package are 17" chrome-clad wheels with on-/off-road blackwall radial tires, automatic locking rear differential and a full-size spare.
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  • 8. Standard bedliner A bedliner is now standard on every Canyon model. This factory-installed liner helps protect the cargo bed while providing a durable, slipresistant surface for easy, secure loading and unloading.
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  • 9. New wheels Canyon now offers a selection of eight new wheel choices including 16" aluminum and chrome-clad wheels, 17" chrome-clad wheels on Z71 models and 18" bright-finish aluminum wheels on ZQ8 models.
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  • 10. Exterior appearance upgrades Extended and Crew Cabs now receive color-keyed outside mirrors and chrome door and tailgate handles with color-keyed bezels. Crew Cabs add body-color side molding.
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Power & Handling

  • Vortec 2.9L I4 engine The most powerful standard 4-cylinder engine in the midsize pickup class. Standard on SLE/3SA Regular and Extended Cabs and 2WD SLE/3SA Crew Cabs. - 185 hp @ 5600 rpm. - 190 lb.-ft. of torque @ 2800 rpm.
  • Vortec 3.7L I5 engineDelivers the power of a 6-cylinder with the fuel economy of a 4-cylinder. In fact, it produces more horsepower and torque than any competitor’s standard V6. Standard on all SLE/3SB and SLT models and 4WD SLE/3SA Crew Cabs; available on all other SLE models. - 242 hp @ 5600 rpm. - 242 lb.-ft. of torque @ 4600 rpm.
  • Vortec 5.3L V8 engine This spirited powerplant marks the introduction of V8 power and performance to the Canyon lineup. Available on Extended and Crew Cab models with 3SA, 3SB and 4SA trim. Standard on 3SC trim. - 300 hp @ 5200 rpm. - 320 lb.-ft. of torque @ 4000 rpm.
  • Two transmissions A 5-speed manual with overdrive is standard on Regular and Extended Cabs with the 2.9L I4 engine. A smooth-shifting, electronically controlled 4-speed automatic with overdrive is standard on all models with the 5.3L V8 or 3.7L I5 engines and 2WD SLE/3SA Crew Cabs.
  • Towing capacity Canyon can tow up to 5500 lbs. on models equipped with the Vortec 3.7L I5 engine, and up to 3400 lbs. on models equipped with the Vortec 2.9L I4. Canyons equipped with the new 5.3L V8 can tow up to 6000 lbs.
  • Versatile and roomy cargo boxes Regular and Extended Cab models feature a 6'1" long cargo box with 44 cu. ft. of cargo capacity. Crew Cabs get a 5'1" box with a 37 cu. ft. capacity. Both boxes include four tie-downs and twotier loading capability. Canyon’s cargo boxes also feature a segment-exclusive 2-position locking tailgate with stops at 55 and 89 degrees for even more cargo hauling versatility.
  • Interior cargo capacity Canyon Regular Cabs have room for storage behind the seats. And Canyon has the only Extended Cab in the segment with a flat load floor and under-seat storage compartments. Canyon’s Crew Cabs feature a 60/40 split-folding rear seat with under-seat storage.
  • Canyon suspension All Canyons feature an independent front suspension, with coil springs on 2WD Z85 and ZQ8 models and torsion bars on Z71 models and all 4WD models. The rear suspension on all models is a live axle design with semi-elliptical, 2-stage steel leaf springs. All models also have a front stabilizer bar. - Z85 Heavy Duty Suspension: Standard on all models, the Z85 provides exceptional drivability with a smooth, quiet ride and precise handling. - Z71 High Stance Off-Road Suspension: Available on all models, the Z71 suspension features monotube shocks, front torsion bars and urethane jounce bumpers. Included in the Z71 package are 17" chrome-clad wheels with on-/off-road blackwall radial tires, automatic locking rear differential and a full-size spare. - ZQ8 Sport Suspension: Available on Extended and Crew Cabs, the ZQ8 delivers the looks and capabilities that performance enthusiasts crave. High-pressure gas shocks and a 22mm rear stabilizer bar provide more responsive handling and flatter cornering. The package also includes 18" bright-finish aluminum wheels fitted with P235/50R18 low profile, all-season blackwall radial tires. (Late availability.)
  • Brake system The standard front-disc/rear-drum system is new for 2009, and includes a new 4-channel, 4-wheel ABS braking system. The brake rotors and caliper pistons are larger and the master cylinder and booster are changed for improved stopping performance.
  • Standard StabiliTrak StabiliTrak is a sophisticated electronic stability control system that corrects oversteer and understeer conditions to keep Canyon traveling in the direction being steered. Working in tandem with ABS and traction control, StabiliTrak’s sensors monitor driver input and vehicle response and automatically apply brake pressure and, if necessary, adjust engine torque to help the driver get the vehicle back on track.
  • Steering system Standard power-assisted, rack-andpinion design provides outstanding maneuverability and an excellent on-center feel.
  • Electronic Traction Control Available on all 2WD Canyon models to ensure sure, smooth take-offs in slick conditions. Includes automatic locking rear differential.
  • Automatic locking rear differential This segmentexclusive Eaton locker applies power to both wheels on the rear drive axle, greatly enhancing traction on either 2WD or 4WD Canyons in unstable or slick surfaces.
  • Insta-Trac 4WD system Available on all 4WD Canyon models, body styles and engine/transmission combinations, Insta-Trac allows shift on the fly from 2WD to 4X4 High and back with just the touch of a button. Vehicles equipped with Insta-Trac may be dinghy towed behind motor homes.

Comfort And Convenience

  • Canyon Regular Cab With two doors, can seat up to three passengers with storage room behind the seats. Available in SLE trim.
  • Canyon Extended Cab With two front doors and two rear-opening rear doors, can seat up to five passengers. Available in SLE and SLT trim.
  • Canyon Crew Cab With four front-hinged, forwardopening doors, can seat up to six passengers. Available in SLE and SLT trim.
  • Exterior appearance upgrades Extended and Crew Cabs now receive color-keyed outside mirrors and chrome door and tailgate handles with color-keyed bezels. Crew Cabs add body-color side molding.
  • Fog lamps Standard on all models except Work Truck; available on Chassis Cabs.
  • Uplevel outside mirrors Power-adjustable and manual folding in Dark Smoke Gray. Available on 3SA Regular and Extended Cabs; standard on all other models.
  • Interior colors Pewter in vinyl, and Dark Pewter and Light Tan in SLE Deluxe Cloth and SLT Deluxe Leather.
  • SLE front seats Front Deluxe Cloth reclining bucket seats with head restraint, manual recline, manual lumbar, center console and armrest. Standard on SLE/3SB and SLE/3SC; included with Sun and Stars Package; included with Sport Suspension on SLE/3SA Regular and Extended Cabs.
  • SLT front seats Leather-appointed, heated front buckets with 8-way power driver seat with power lumbar and recliner and 6-way power passenger seat with power lumbar and manual recliner. Includes center console and armrest.
  • Front bench seats A 60/40 split-bench Deluxe Cloth seat, including armrest with integral storage and cup holders, is standard on SLE/3SA and available on SLE/3SB.
  • Extended Cab rear seats A pair of second row forward facing jump seats comfortably accommodate two passengers. The seats also fold up to reveal a flat load floor and rear-seat storage compartment.
  • Crew Cab rear seat A 3-passenger, 60/40 split-bench seat with backs that fold forward to provide a flat load surface.
  • Leather-wrapped steering wheel Standard on all models.
  • Standard Driver Information Center Includes low fuel monitor with warning light and warning chime, trip odometer with LCD readout, parking brake reminder, diagnostic trouble codes and an oil life monitor.
  • Air conditioning Every Canyon is equipped with standard front manual air conditioning. Crew Cabs get a standard second row heater duct.
  • Power sunroof Available on all models except Regular Cabs and Work Trucks.
  • Power Convenience Package Includes power windows, power programmable door locks, power outside mirrors, Remote Keyless Entry (RKE) and electrochromic inside mirror. Standard on SLT and SLE except available on SLE/3SA Regular and Extended Cabs.
  • Base AM/FM stereo Includes seek-and-scan and digital clock with two speakers on Regular Cab; four speakers on Extended Cab.
  • CD/MP3 player Includes AM/FM stereo with Radio Data System (RDS), auto-tone control, TheftLock and automatic volume with four speakers on SLE Regular Cab; six speakers on SLE Extended Cab and all Crew Cabs. Standard on SLE and SLT.
  • XM Radio Now standard on all models (available on Work Truck). Provides access to your favorite sports, including every Major League Baseball game, plus the biggest names in News, Talk, Comedy, and Family programming, wherever they go from coast to coast.
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    • Engine
      Horsepower @ rpm
      Torque (lb.-ft.) @ rpm
    • 3.7L DOHC I5, 242 @ 5600, 242 @ 4600
    • 4.0L DOHC V6 w/ VVT-i, 236 @ 5200, 266 @ 4000
    • 4.0L 24-valve DOHC V6, 261 @ 5600, 281 @ 4000
    • 3.7L SOHC V6, 210 @ 5200, 235 @ 4000
    • Transmission
    • 4-speed automatic
    • 5-speed automatic
    • 6-speed manual; 5-speed automatic (A)
    • 6-speed-manual; 4-speed automatic (A)
    • Maximum payload (lbs.)
    • 1250
    • 1505
    • 1446
    • 1630
    • Maximum towing (lbs.)
    • 6000
    • 6500
    • 6300
    • 4750
    • Wheelbase
    • 126.0
    • 127.8
    • 125.9
    • 131.3
    • Front suspension
    • Independent torsion bar-type w/ stabilizer bar
    • Independent double- wishbone w/ coil springs, gas-charged shock absorbers & stabilizer bar
    • Independent double-wishbone w/ stabilizer bar
    • Independent SLA w/coil springs, gas-charged shocks & stabilizer bar
    • Rear suspension
    • Solid live axle w/ leaf springs & stabilizer bar
    • Live beam w/ leaf springs & gas-charged shock absorbers
    • Rigid axle leaf springs
    • Live axle w/ leaf springs, staggered gas shocks
    • Rear differential
    • Automatic locking (A)
    • Automatic limited-slip; Locking (A)
    • Limited-slip (A)
    • Limited-slip (A)
    • Steering
    • Power rack-and-pinion
    • Power rack-and-pinion w/ variable assist
    • Power rack-and-pinion
    • Power rack-and-pinion
    • Brakes
    • Front disc/rear drum w/ ABS
    • Front disc/rear drum w/ ABS, EBD & BA
    • 4-wheel disc w/ ABS & EBD
    • Front disc/rear drum w/ 2-wheel ABS & EBD; 4-wheel ABS (A)
    • Vehicle stability control
    • S
    • S
    • -
    • -
    • Traction control
    • S
    • S
    • A
    • -
    • Wheels
    • 16" aluminum; various 16" and 17" chrome-clad and aluminum (A)
    • 16" styled steel; 16" and 17" alloy (A)
    • 16" steel
    • 16" cast aluminum
    • Tires
    • P265/70R17 on-/off-road
    • P245/75R16 mud and snow
    • P265/70R16 BFG Radial Long Trail OWL
    • P245/70R16 on-/off-road
    • Max. seating capacity
    • 5; 6 (A)
    • 5
    • 5
    • 5
    • Front cloth bucket seats with manual adjustment
    • S
    • S
    • S
    • S; Heat (A)
    • Front bench seat
    • A (60/40)
    • -
    • -
    • -
    • 2nd row bench seat
    • S (60/40)
    • S (60/40)
    • S (60/40)
    • S (60/40)
    • Leather-wrapped steering wheel
    • S
    • A
    • -
    • -
    • Steering column
    • Tilt
    • Tilt/telescopic
    • Tilt
    • Tilt
    • Cruise control
    • S
    • S
    • A
    • S
    • Auto-dimming ISRV mirror
    • A (w/ compass and outside temp.)
    • S (w/ rear backup monitor)
    • -
    • -
    • Power OSRV mirrors
    • S
    • S
    • A
    • S
    • Manual air conditioning
    • S
    • S
    • S
    • S
    • Remote Keyless Entry
    • S
    • S
    • A
    • S
    • Power sunroof
    • A
    • -
    • A
    • -
    • Single CD player
    • S (w/ MP3)
    • S (w/ MP3/WMA)
    • S
    • S (w/ MP3)
    • 6-disc, in-dash CD changer
    • -
    • A
    • -
    • -
    • Satellite radio
    • S (XM)
    • A (XM)
    • -
    • A (SIRIUS)
    • Hands-free telephone
    • A
    • A
    • -
    • -
    • Head room, front/rear (in.)
    • 39.3/38.3
    • 40.1/38.5
    • 40.0/38.7
    • 39.9/38.4
    • Leg room, front/rear (in.)
    • 42.2/34.8
    • 41.7/32.6
    • 42.4/33.6
    • 41.9/36.4
    • Shoulder room, front/rear (in.)
    • 57.1/57.1
    • 57.7/59.3
    • 58.3/58.3
    • 57.7/57.5
    • Hip room, front/rear (in.)
    • 53.3/52.9
    • 53.6/55.2
    • 55.6/58.0
    • 54.9/56.0
    • Bumper-to-bumper warranty
    • 3/36,000
    • 3/36,000
    • 3/36,000
    • 3/36,000
    • Powertrain warranty
    • 5/100,000
    • 5/60,000
    • 5/60,000
    • Lifetime
    • Roadside assistance and courtesy transportation
    • 5/100,000
    • -
    • 3/36,000 (Towing only)
    • 3/36,000 (Towing only)
    • Corrosion warranty
    • 6/100,000
    • 5/unlimited
    • 5/unlimited
    • 5/100,000
    • Dual-stage frontal air bags
    • S
    • S
    • S
    • S
    • Front passenger sensing system
    • S
    • S
    • S
    • S
    • Seat-mounted side-impact air bags
    • -
    • S
    • A
    • -
    • Head-curtain side-impact air bags
    • A
    • S
    • A
    • A
    • Daytime Running Lamps
    • S
    • A
    • -
    • -
    • Tire pressure monitor
    • S
    • S
    • S
    • S
    • OnStar
    • S
    • -
    • -
    • -

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