Truck Trend is the source for official specifications, payload, towing capacity, and other information that matters to real truck users. Check out the latest info for the 2011 GMC Canyon pickup. The 2011 Canyon features a Vortec 2.9L I-4 (185/138 hp @5600 rpm), Vortec 3.7L I-5 (242/180hp @5600 rpm) and Vortec 5.3L V-8 VVT (300/224hp @ 5200 rpm) engine matted with a 5-speed manual or 4-speed automatic transmission.


2011 GMC Canyon Techical Specifications
Overview
Models: GMC Canyon 2WD & 4WD regular cab, extended cab and crew cab
Body style / driveline: crew cab (5-6 passengers), extended cab (4-5 passengers), regular cab (2-3 passengers), front-engine rear-wheel drive and 4-wheel drive pickup
Construction: welded steel ladder H-frame, electro-galvanized steel
EPA vehicle class: compact pickup
Manufacturing locations: Shreveport, La.
Engines
  Vortec 2.9L I-4 Vortec 3.7L I-5 Vortec 5.3L V-8 VVT
Application: std on regular cab, extended cab and 2WD crew cab opt on regular cab and extended cab; std on 4WD crew cab w/ Z71 suspension opt on extended cab and crew cab; standard with ZQ8 suspension
Type: 2.9L inline 4-cylinder 3.7L inline 5-cylinder 5.3L V-8
Displacement (cu in / cc): 178 / 2921 223 / 3651 325 / 5328
Bore & stroke (in / mm): 3.76 x 4 / 95.5 x 102 3.76 x 4 / 95.5 x 102 3.78 x 3.62 / 96 x 92
Block material: cast aluminum cast aluminum cast aluminum
Cylinder head material: cast aluminum cast aluminum cast aluminum
Valvetrain: DOHC, continuously variable exhaust valve timing, four valves-per-cylinder DOHC, continuously variable exhaust valve timing, four valves-per-cylinder overhead valve, two valves per cylinder, continuously variable valve timing
Ignition system: coil-on-plug, platinum-tipped spark plugs coil-on-plug, platinum-tipped spark plugs coil near plug, platinum-tipped spark plugs, low-resistance spark plug wires
Fuel delivery: sequential fuel injection sequential fuel injection sequential fuel injection
Compression ratio: 10.0:1 10.0:1 9.7:1
Horsepower (hp / kW @ rpm): 185 / 138 @ 5600* 242 / 180 @ 5600* 300 / 224 @ 5200*
Torque (lb.-ft. / Nm @ rpm): 190 / 258 @ 2800* 242 / 328 @ 4600* 320 / 434 @ 4000*
Recommended fuel: regular unleaded regular unleaded regular unleaded
Maximum engine speed (rpm): 6300 6300 6000
Emissions controls: evaporative system, two close-couple and underfloor catalytic converters evaporative system, two close-couple and underfloor catalytic converters evaporative system, four close-couple and underfloor catalytic converters
Estimated fuel economy (city / hwy): 18 / 25 (2WD, man)
18 / 25 (2WD, auto)
17 / 23 (4WD, man)
17 / 23 (4WD, auto)
17 / 23 (2WD, auto)
16 / 23 (4WD, auto)
15 / 20 (2WD, auto)
14 / 19 (4WD, auto)
Transmissions
Type: MA5 -- 5-speed manual Hydra-Matic 4L60 -- 4-speed automatic
Gear ratios (:1):
First: 3.75 3.06
Second: 2.26 1.63
Third: 1.37 1
Fourth: 1 0.7
Fifth: 0.73
Reverse: 3.67 2.29
Axle ratios (:1): 3.73 3.73 (2.9L and 3.7L)
3.42, 3.73 & 4.10 (5.3L)
Chassis / Suspension
Front: independent with coil springs for 2WD; independent with torsion bars for all 4WD, Z71 2WD and Z85 2WD w/ V-8; with front stabilizer bar
Rear: live axle with steel leaf springs
Steering type: power-assisted rack-and-pinion
Steering ratio: 17.4:1 (2.9L & 3.7L w/ 2WD)
18.3:1 (2.9L & 3.7L w/ 4WD)
18.1:1 (5.3L w/o ZQ8)
14.5:1 (5.3L w/ ZQ8)
Steering wheel turns, lock-to-lock: 2WD Z85: 3.31
4WD: 3.20
Z71 (incl. 2WD): 3.20
5.3L w/o ZQ8: 3.08
5.3L w/ ZQ8: 2.73
Turning circle, curb-to-curb (ft / m): 2WD short wheelbase: 39.37 / 12
2WD long wheelbase: 44.3 / 13.5
4WD short wheelbase: 40.7 / 12.4
4WD long wheelbase: 44.3 / 13.5
Brakes
Type: vacuum power, front disc/rear drum, four-wheel anti-lock brakes
Rotor diameter x thickness (in / mm): front: 11.7 x 1.1 / 298 x 29
Drum diameter x width (in / mm): rear: 11.6 x 1.8 / 295 x 45
Rotor swept area (in / mm): 57 / 367.7
Drum swept area (sq in / sq cm): 69.6 / 449.6
Total swept area (sq in / sq cm): 367.2 / 2370
Wheels / Tires
Wheel size & type: 16-inch steel (std on work truck)
16-inch aluminum & chrome-clad (SLE & SLT)
17-inch chrome-clad (std on Z71)
18-inch aluminum (std on ZQ8)
Tires: P235/75R16 all-season
P265/70R17 off-road (std. on Z71)
P235/50R18 all-season (std. on ZQ8)