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post #1 of 17 (permalink) Old Dec 3rd, 19, 9:41 AM Thread Starter
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I'm thinking about buying a used 2015-2018 Colorado, or GMC Canyon. Anyone hear have one with a 4 cylinder? I see they are somewhat cheaper, not sure I would be happy with one? This is not my main PU, but my everyday run around vehicle.Any other pros or cons on theses trucks?
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I was on a job a few years back and the electrician had a nice looking Canyon 4x4 (year??) all fixed up with some bling, winch, checker plate tool box in back ect. He said it had a 5 cylinder engine in it and I asked him if I could sit in it to see how it feels. My DD is a high mile 01 Silverado X-cab half ton and the Canyon was just not very comfortable feeling and it felt very cheap inside. I had thoughts of maybe getting one as my next truck but I wasn't impressed. Still driving my 01.

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I was on a job a few years back and the electrician had a nice looking Canyon 4x4 (year??) all fixed up with some bling, winch, checker plate tool box in back ect. He said it had a 5 cylinder engine in it and I asked him if I could sit in it to see how it feels. My DD is a high mile 01 Silverado X-cab half ton and the Canyon was just not very comfortable feeling and it felt very cheap inside. I had thoughts of maybe getting one as my next truck but I wasn't impressed. Still driving my 01.
That sounds like a first generation truck (2003-2012) as they don't offer an I-5 in the second generation truck (2012+). The newer trucks are larger and have a much nicer interior then the first generations.

To the OP-I would recommend driving I-4 and V6 powered examples and see what you think. The V6 is the 3.6 GM uses in a variety of cars and SUV's.


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I picked up a 2019 in January. Mine has the 3.6 liter and is a Z71 4WD. I really like it and even used it to tow the Chevelle to the MCC show this year. GM really had crazy rebates when I picked it up in January plus I had some GM Card $ to use. Feel free to ask any questions and I’ll do my best to help answer
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I have four 2wd Colorados for office vehicles. Pretty nice, no issue in over a year. Sit higher than old S19 and Rangers.

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Got my '18 Z71 this past February. Very happy with it so far.....although I have concerns about how long/well the 8 speed auto will hold up.

I needed to tow my fishing boat with it...so I needed the V6. But it's my everyday driver which can get over 25 MPG.

Z71 does sit up higher and ride a tad rougher. I sometimes question whether I'd be happier with a softer ride....but I like how it looks too damn much.

To the OPs question, I'd go with a V6 if possible/affordable.
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Forgot to mention that these trucks can tow 7,000 pounds. Kind of crazy.

If you have a pick up, you're likely going to tow something...at some point.

Also, not to a open a can of worms, but today's Colorado, Ranger, and Tacoma are allegedly mid-size trucks.....yet there as big as an F-150 or Silverado from 12 or so years ago.

FWIW, my buddies F150 tows my boat better simply b/c it's bigger. My truck fits in parking spaces/garages better.

Just have to be realistic about what you want out of your truck........
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I sat in one at the Tampa Auto Show a couple of years ago,I'm kinda big and it didn't fit me too well. Do as above suggested and drive one for at least 10 miles and good luck!
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I have a 4cyl in a 2017 Escape and it is perfect for that. But in a larger, heavier vehicle with maybe a load or trailer? Not sure about that. And when you can get 25mpg out of a 6 that would be the way to go for me. just my $.02
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My neighbor has 1 he loves, i would have to assume its a 6, i know its 2wd. He tows a pretty significant camper with it, says it does fine, but at the same time he says “im retired. Im not in a hurry to get anywhere.”
I had a 2004 4cyl tacoma before my 2011 v6. I hated the 2004 for many reasons, 4 cyl was ok, but after getting the 2011 6 cyl with basically the same mpg, i wouldnt bother with the 4 cyl. Keep in mind your resale on a 4 cyl will probably be lower, just like the price to buy it now is lower.
Buy the truck for what suits the majority of your needs. I worked with a guy who bought a full sized truck that got 10 mpg to tow his trailer once a year, but 95% of his miles in that truck was commuting back and forth to work.
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My son had a '17 with the 4 cylinder. He told me it was well underpowered so he bought an '18 with the 3.6 v6 and couldn't be happier. That one has 308hp
and delivers great mileage. Go for the v6, you won't regret it. The LGX engine is solid. You can find outstanding buy's on leftover 2019's.
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My buddy had an older 5 cylinder that was way underpowered. I'd look for a V6.

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Too bad they don't put a 6.0 or 6.2 in those.
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Thanks guys for the input. I have a 2006, 5 cylinder, I have liked the truck, just looking to up grade, was wondering about the 4 cylinder, if it was worth considering? I'm sure I'll go with the V6. Just saw some nice 4 cylinder trucks, and they are cheaper.
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