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2007 GMC Canyon


The 2007 Canyon delivers on GMC's philosophy of delivering more than expected wîth two new, larger-displacement and more powerful engines. A new, 2.9L DOHC four-cylinder wîth variable valve timing (VVT) replaces the previous 2.8L four-cylinder and delivers 185 horsepower (138 kW) and 190 lb.-ft. of torque (258 Nm).* A new, 3.7L DOHC five-cylinder wîth VVT replaces the previous 3.5L engine and is rated at 242 horsepower (180 kW) and 242 lb.-ft. of torque (328 Nm).*

The new 2.9L engine produces approximately 6 percent more horses and about 3 percent more torque than the previous four-cylinder, while the new 3.7L engine offers a substantial 10 percent increase in horsepower and nearly 8 percent more torque than the previous five-cylinder engine. The 2.9L is standard in all models except 4WD Crew Cab and the 3.7L is available on all models (standard on 4WD Crew Cab).

Additional Canyon changes for 2007: - More powerful 125-amp alternator replaces previous 100-amp unit
- GM's tire pressure monitoring system is standard on all models
- A new transmission input speed sensor helps improve shift quality
- Three new exterior colors: Sport Blue, Midnight Blue Metallic and Sonoma Red Metallic (Superior Blue Metallic and Dark Cherry Metallic are discontinued)
- SLE and SLT exterior badging returns
- New chrome-finish version of the popular 15-inch, five-spoke wheel
- Chrome accents added to SLE and SLT interior, including door handles, air outlet control knobs, front door sill inserts, small speaker bezels, instrument cluster trim rings
- New Ebony trim color available on SLE and SLT
- Center stack and HVAC trim painted Nova Silver on SLE and SLT
- Cloth added to door insert padding on SLE and SLT.
- Diverse model range

Canyon's lineup includes Regular Cab, Extended Cab or Crew Cab body styles; two pickup bed lengths; three available suspensions; and two inline engines. Vehicles are offered in Work Truck, SLE and SLT trims. A ZQ8 sport model combines performance maneuverability wîth an unmistakable sport-truck appearance package, while the popular Z71 Off Road package offers distinctive visual cues to augment its suspension differentiation.

Canyon models can seat up to six while offering much higher levels of ride comfort, handling, quietness and interior space than many other midsize trucks. Standard features include rack-and-pinion §teering, intermittent wipers, air conditioning tilt §teering wheel, cruise control and folding outside mirrors. Insta-Trac is standard on 4WD models. Available equipment includes remote keyless entry; traction assist (2WD models); XM Satellite Radio; fog lamps; self-dimming inside rearview mirror; running boards; power, heated leather seating; high-back bucket seats; a rear sliding window; and power-operated outside rearview mirrors.

The instrument panel has large, easy-to-read analog gauges, wîth switches and controls designed for easy operation wîth gloves. Crew Cab models offer a 60/40-split/folding rear seat capable of accommodating three adults. Extended Cab versions have four doors, and its two folding rear seats face forward. Regular and Extended Cab models have a 6-foot 1-inch (1.85 m) pickup bed wîth taller sides than many competitors, providing best-in-class volume for deeper storage and higher overall payload. Crew Cab bed lengths are 5-foot 1-inch (1.55 m). Both beds offer two-tier cargo loading, and tailgates that are both lockable and easily removable. The tailgate opens to almost 90 degrees, but can be set at a 55-degree opening – putting the tailgate edge at the same height as the top of the rear wheel wells within the cargo box, creating a sturdy, flat platform to conveniently transport longer items or 4-foot by 8-foot (1.2-meter by 2.4-meter) panels.

With its efficient packaging, Canyon looks and feels more like a spacious full-size pickup than a typical midsize truck. Canyon has a stiff frame that enables more precise suspension tuning to deliver a smooth, isolated ride without sacrificing responsive handling. Canyon also delivers class-leading refinement wîth features such as hydraulically assisted rack-and-pinion §teering; large front disc brakes wîth twin-piston calipers; coil-over front suspension on 2WD models and torsion bar front suspension on all 4WD and 2WD Z71 models; and specifically tuned body mounts that help reduce interior noise and vibration.

Three suspension choices let customers tailor Canyon to their specific needs: the rugged Z85 suspension standard on 2WD or 4WD models; the lower-riding ZQ8 sport suspension for 2WD models only; and the Z71 off-road suspension, available in both 2WD and 4WD. Canyon Crew Cab models also add molded carpeted floor mats and brushed aluminum side steps – the latter is exclusive to Z71-equipped models.

Safety features

Safety belts remain the primary and most effective form of occupant protection and Canyon features three-point safety belts at all seating positions. Helping to remind front passengers to buckle up is an enhanced passenger seat belt reminder system. It provides a repetitive, progressively strident message to any unbuckled front seat occupant, as a reminder to fasten seat belts. GM's Passenger Sensing System is standard equipment.

Additional protection is found in the available head curtain side air bags. They act like a protective curtain when deployed, unfolding from the roof rail between the A-pillar and side window header. When the bag deploys in a moderate to severe side impact, it is angled somewhat toward the window to help provide protection for front- and rear-seat outboard passengers.

Canyon is constructed wîth a reinforced safety cage and side guard door beams to enhance the protection of the driver and passengers. Canyon also features high-intensity halogen headlamps and available halogen fog lamps for improved visibility.

Other safety features include: a highly deformable all-steel body, standard four-wheel ABS brakes, rack-and-pinion §teering, a driver information center, three-point lap and shoulder belts in all three rear seating positions on Crew Cab models and LATCH (Lower Anchors and Tethers for CHildren) system anchors for child safety seats. This system provides two lower anchors and a top tether anchor to be used to secure a child seat to the vehicle seat structure. These anchorages are designed to make it easier to properly install compatible child safety seats.

OnStar-equipped Canyons feature OnStar dual-mode (analog-digital) equipment. OnStar's digital equipment also includes enhanced hands-free voice recognition capabilities including more intuitive continuous digit dialing and improved voice recognition accuracy. OnStar is the leading provider of in-vehicle safety, security and information services in the Únited States and Canada . Úsing the GPS satellite network and wireless technology, OnStar features core safety services and OnStar Hands-Free Calling that allows drivers to make and receive voice-activated phone calls using an externally mounted antenna for greater reception. New for 2007, OnStar-equipped models offer turn-by-turn navigation. (posted on

New 2.9L and 3.7L engines

New for 2007, Canyon offers larger, more powerful inline four- and five-cylinder engines. Standard on all models (except Crew Cab 4WD and ZQ8 sport suspension models) is a 2.9L DOHC four-cylinder engine, rated at 185 horsepower (138 kW) and 190 lb.-ft. of torque (258 Nm)* – increases of 10 horsepower (7.5 kW) and 5 lb.-ft. (7 Nm) more than the previous four-cylinder. A new, 3.7L DOHC five-cylinder is standard on Crew Cab Z71 and ZQ8 models and available on all other Canyon models; it is rated at 242 horsepower (180 kW) and 242 lb.-ft. of torque (328 Nm)* – increases of 22 horsepower (16.4 kW) and 17 lb.-ft. (23.5 Nm) over the previous five-cylinder.

Both new engines are based on GM's modular inline engine design, which also serves as the foundation for the 4.2L inline-six engine of the GMC Envoy. They feature dual overhead camshafts, variable valve timing, electronic throttle control and other features that contribute to high levels of operating efficiency and fuel economy. Balance shafts help ensure smooth operation of the engines, providing a higher level of refinement.

In addition to their larger displacement – delivered through larger, 3.76-inch (95.5 mm) bores – the 2.9L and 3.7L engines feature improved airflow into and out of the combustion chambers, which helps boost power. They also share additional upgrades and changes, compared to the previous Canyon engines:

Larger, 1.52-inch (38.7 mm) intake valves, vs. previous 1.45-inch (37 mm) intake valves
Larger, 1.32-inch (33.5 mm) exhaust valves, vs. previous 1.18-inch (30 mm) exhaust valves
Revised camshaft profile optimizes valve lift and duration in accordance wîth larger valves
Cylinder head airflow increased to match capabilities enabled by larger valves and revised camshaft
New, noise-reducing oiling system uses cylinder wall squirter system enabled by a hole in each connecting rod that delivers a precise oil stream onto the cylinder wall beneath the piston
New aluminum camshaft cover helps reduce noise
Tighter-clearance balance shaft bushings promote quieter operation
New, 2-megabyte powertrain control module houses new diagnostic information storage
New cartridge-type engine block heater, which fits neatly into a specially machined block orifice; for used wîth available engine block heater.
Additionally, the 3.7L five-cylinder engine has several features that help it meet new BIN 5 emissions requirements, including a larger, close-coupled catalytic converter and A.I.R. system.

Transmissions and drivetrain

Transferring the Canyon engines' torque to the axles is an Aisin five-speed manual transmission or a Hydra-Matic 4L60 electronically controlled four-speed automatic. The manual transmission is standard wîth the four-cylinder engine – except for Crew Cab models, where it is not available. The automatic is standard wîth the five-cylinder engine and available wîth the four-cylinder (standard wîth Crew Cab models).

All Canyon models feature standard rack-and-pinion §teering to deliver precise §teering response. Canyon's standard four-wheel anti-lock brake system (ABS) was designed for heavy-duty service, wîth tandem power brake boosters, dual-piston disc front brakes wîth 280-mm vented rotors and audible wear sensors, and 295-mm diameter rear drums. Fifteen-inch aluminum wheels and tires are standard. Steel wheels are standard on Work Truck models.

In off-road or inclement weather driving situations, Canyon's four-wheel drive system provides added confidence and safety for the driver. The dash-mounted electronic 'shift-on-the-fly' system allows the driver to move from rear- to four-wheel drive at any speed when road conditions demand a change. Enhanced power/torque-management traction control also is available on 2WD models. A locking differential is included wîth traction control on 2WD models and available on 4WD models. Additionally, three rear-end gear ratios are available: 3.42:1, 3.73:1 and 4.10:1.

Source - GMC

New for 2007

• New 2.9L VVT 4-cyl. engine wîth 185 hp (138 kW) and 190 lb.-ft. of torque (258 Nm)

• New 3.7L VVT 5-cyl. engine wîth 242 hp (180 kW) and 242 lb.-ft. of torque (328 Nm)

• 125-amp alternator

• Improved transmission shift quality

• Standard tire pressure monitoring system

• New 15-inch chrome-finish aluminum wheel

• New 18-inch bright-finish aluminum wheel – standard on ZQ8

• Three new exterior colors: Sport Blue, Midnight Blue Metallic and Sonoma Red Metallic

• Revised interior trim wîth chrome accents and available Ebony color

Source - GMC

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