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"I don’t think I could have ever imagined a truck so capable, upscale, and yet so efficient ever existing. Benefiting from more than 25 years of truck evolution, it’s remarkable just how capable a mid-size pickup truck like the Canyon has become. While a lot of that credit can rightfully be placed with features such as the truck’s fully boxed frame, the new Duramax 2.8-liter turbodiesel I-4 deserves a nod as well."

THIS is how you win awards and gain marketshare. More at the link:

http://www.motortrend.com/news/2016-gmc-canyon-duramax-diesel-4x4-first-test-review/

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WOW, 28MPG while carrying 500lbs in the bed up a grade. Over all getting better city and highway MPG than rated by the EPA.

 

My Favorite quote from the story is:

 

“It’s slightly dangerous liking this thing as much as I do,” noted testing director Kim Reynolds. “It sort of signals a preference for cars over trucks as this (and the Colorados) are notably more carlike, in a weird way almost filling the old Ranchero/El Camino role.”

 

The Green is freakin BEAUTIFUL! I also love their compliment to the Apple/Android IntelliLink system and how they say GM's system has only gotten better since it's initial release last year.

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Sweet "little" truck! The capabilities of the "mid-sized" truck meets the requirements of probably 70% of truck owners. Most don't tow, most don't max the load capacity regularly, and most aren't doing any racing. They have 4 door versions, 2 door versions, 2 and 4 wheel drive. There isn't a reason for MOST truck buyers to not buy a mid-sized truck. I guess the biggest thing that may hold people up is the high end trucks(Limited/High Country) for the maximum amount of options and leathers, At least until the Denali comes out.

 

I don't think the 28mpg was up a grade. I think it was just with the weight in the back. Let's be honest, they weren't getting 28mpg while doing the Davis Damn Frustration Test so I feel it is safe to assume that 28mpg was possibly cruising with the 500 additional pounds. “Efficiency is great as well, though if I’m honest, I was expecting slightly better numbers—then again, I can’t believe that I’m complaining about an indicated 28 mpg while carrying 500 pounds.”

 

I know it's probably being a little picky but a 16.8 sprint through the quarter is pretty slow. I know it isn't a race truck and it's built around efficiency rather than speed, I understand that, but I'd like it closer to the 16.0 mark than the 17.0 mark. 

 

Also, I've said it a few times about this color already, but, I love it! I'm really digging the OEM dark greens right now. This, the Ram and my favorite is Guard on the F150...all look gorgeous. 

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Sweet "little" truck! The capabilities of the "mid-sized" truck meets the requirements of probably 70% of truck owners. Most don't tow, most don't max the load capacity regularly, and most aren't doing any racing. They have 4 door versions, 2 door versions, 2 and 4 wheel drive. There isn't a reason for MOST truck buyers to not buy a mid-sized truck. I guess the biggest thing that may hold people up is the high end trucks(Limited/High Country) for the maximum amount of options and leathers, At least until the Denali comes out.

 

I don't think the 28mpg was up a grade. I think it was just with the weight in the back. Let's be honest, they weren't getting 28mpg while doing the Davis Damn Frustration Test so I feel it is safe to assume that 28mpg was possibly cruising with the 500 additional pounds. “Efficiency is great as well, though if I’m honest, I was expecting slightly better numbers—then again, I can’t believe that I’m complaining about an indicated 28 mpg while carrying 500 pounds.”

 

I know it's probably being a little picky but a 16.8 sprint through the quarter is pretty slow. I know it isn't a race truck and it's built around efficiency rather than speed, I understand that, but I'd like it closer to the 16.0 mark than the 17.0 mark. 

 

Also, I've said it a few times about this color already, but, I love it! I'm really digging the OEM dark greens right now. This, the Ram and my favorite is Guard on the F150...all look gorgeous. 

Speaking of awesome shades of greens. 

 

http://www.motortrend.com/news/jeep-celebrates-75th-birthday-with-special-edition-models/ 

 

The one on the Wrangler looks PERFECT for a truck or a jeep. The "champagne" colored accents match perfectly, imo. 

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Mehhhhh, Military green does nothing for me. I love the metallic green of the GM mid size trucks. But to each their own, they have colors that inspire us all.

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Sweet "little" truck! The capabilities of the "mid-sized" truck meets the requirements of probably 70% of truck owners. Most don't tow, most don't max the load capacity regularly, and most aren't doing any racing. They have 4 door versions, 2 door versions, 2 and 4 wheel drive. There isn't a reason for MOST truck buyers to not buy a mid-sized truck. I guess the biggest thing that may hold people up is the high end trucks(Limited/High Country) for the maximum amount of options and leathers, At least until the Denali comes out.

 

I don't think the 28mpg was up a grade. I think it was just with the weight in the back. Let's be honest, they weren't getting 28mpg while doing the Davis Damn Frustration Test so I feel it is safe to assume that 28mpg was possibly cruising with the 500 additional pounds. “Efficiency is great as well, though if I’m honest, I was expecting slightly better numbers—then again, I can’t believe that I’m complaining about an indicated 28 mpg while carrying 500 pounds.”

 

I know it's probably being a little picky but a 16.8 sprint through the quarter is pretty slow. I know it isn't a race truck and it's built around efficiency rather than speed, I understand that, but I'd like it closer to the 16.0 mark than the 17.0 mark. 

 

Also, I've said it a few times about this color already, but, I love it! I'm really digging the OEM dark greens right now. This, the Ram and my favorite is Guard on the F150...all look gorgeous. 

 

They don't feel slow because they pull hard. Off the line is fast. 

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Sweet "little" truck! The capabilities of the "mid-sized" truck meets the requirements of probably 70% of truck owners. Most don't tow, most don't max the load capacity regularly, and most aren't doing any racing. They have 4 door versions, 2 door versions, 2 and 4 wheel drive. There isn't a reason for MOST truck buyers to not buy a mid-sized truck. I guess the biggest thing that may hold people up is the high end trucks(Limited/High Country) for the maximum amount of options and leathers, At least until the Denali comes out.

 

I don't think the 28mpg was up a grade. I think it was just with the weight in the back. Let's be honest, they weren't getting 28mpg while doing the Davis Damn Frustration Test so I feel it is safe to assume that 28mpg was possibly cruising with the 500 additional pounds. “Efficiency is great as well, though if I’m honest, I was expecting slightly better numbers—then again, I can’t believe that I’m complaining about an indicated 28 mpg while carrying 500 pounds.”

 

I know it's probably being a little picky but a 16.8 sprint through the quarter is pretty slow. I know it isn't a race truck and it's built around efficiency rather than speed, I understand that, but I'd like it closer to the 16.0 mark than the 17.0 mark. 

 

Also, I've said it a few times about this color already, but, I love it! I'm really digging the OEM dark greens right now. This, the Ram and my favorite is Guard on the F150...all look gorgeous. 

 

They don't feel slow because they pull hard. Off the line is fast. 

 

See, that's what is weird with me. I am a very conservative driver and rarely do I ever put my foot to the floor anyway so the low end grunt of a diesel would theoretically be PERFECT but when I do put my foot down, as rare as it is, I want it to go a little.

 

Ya know what, I just need to find my way behind the steering wheel of one of these new 2.8 Duramaxes.

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$44K for a truck with limited space, hauling and towing, meek performance and so-so fuel economy.

I am curious how this will sell.

So-so fuel economy..? Really? Motor Trend's "Real MPG" tested it at 30mpg highway and 25 combined. I know it's just your opinion but personally, I think that's damn good. That truck is rated better than my little CUV. Yes, fuel costs more, but it's still a truck that can to real truck things, unlike my Escape.

Size. A lot of people feel that full size trucks are too big to wheel around. It's a big reason I have a hard time selling a full size at home no matter how much I may want one. My other half just won't drive something that big.

That's why my dad bought a Tacoma. He just didn't need more than that and a half ton would have easily cost probably 10k more for all he wanted.

I just built and F150 XLT with just 4wd, extended cab(like his Tacoma- not 4 doors), and he needed a 6ft minimum bed. And it was almost 38k. Either starting with the XL and adding the power locks and $h! or just starting with an XLT Basicslly brought the price up to 38k. His Tacoma, I believe, was 26-27k.

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Icarus wonders how it will sell.  Well ya know there is already a backlog of orders for this truck.  I think it will penetrate just as well as the Ram Ecodiesel, the only other truck that comes close in concept to this Duramax.

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$44K for a truck with limited space, hauling and towing, meek performance and so-so fuel economy.

I am curious how this will sell.

So-so fuel economy..? Really? Motor Trend's "Real MPG" tested it at 30mpg highway and 25 combined. I know it's just your opinion but personally, I think that's damn good. That truck is rated better than my little CUV. Yes, fuel costs more, but it's still a truck that can to real truck things, unlike my Escape.

Size. A lot of people feel that full size trucks are too big to wheel around. It's a big reason I have a hard time selling a full size at home no matter how much I may want one. My other half just won't drive something that big.

That's why my dad bought a Tacoma. He just didn't need more than that and a half ton would have easily cost probably 10k more for all he wanted.

I just built and F150 XLT with just 4wd, extended cab(like his Tacoma- not 4 doors), and he needed a 6ft minimum bed. And it was almost 38k. Either starting with the XL and adding the power locks and $h! or just starting with an XLT Basicslly brought the price up to 38k. His Tacoma, I believe, was 26-27k.

 

 

And that's the thing.... I want a full size, but my other half is reluctant to drive something that large in the event we need to switch cars. I feel like a mid-size would be too small, but if I went that way would want it fully loaded... not a Denali, but a Duramax Canyon SLT.  In that config, it would be about the most towing worthy vehicle of its size.

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