According to Consumer Reports, There’s Only One Terrible Compact Pickup Truck Owners Will Hate

Trucks are a type of vehicle that owners are often proud of. However, critics disagree on the best trucks. Consumer Reports’ Truck Owner Satisfaction Score is pretty fair based on what truck owners say. When it comes to compact pickups, Consumer Reports thinks there’s one terrible option that owners will hate.

What the Consumer Reports Owner Satisfaction Score Means

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Not surprisingly, the best way to get a sense of truck owner satisfaction is to simply ask. That’s why Consumer Reports does an annual survey in which it sends out a series of surveys to many owners, asking them if they’re satisfied with their car. These surveys will help the car reviewer measure five things in particular.

The survey will measure how satisfied owners are with their truck driving experience; the comfort features offered on the truck, the styling of the truck, and whether the truck was worth what the owners paid for it. The final question is about the overall picture. This question asks people if they would buy their truck again, and owners who answer “absolutely yes” are marked as satisfied.

The 2022 GMC Canyon compact pickup has a terrible owner satisfaction score

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According to Consumer Reports, the only compact truck that isn’t satisfying to own is the 2022 GMC Canyon. Interestingly, since the Canyon is almost identical to the Chevy Colorado, the two trucks had relatively similar scores in terms of whether owners would buy the truck again. Despite this, the Canyon has a much worse owner satisfaction score than the Colorado.

When it comes to individual categories, owners had mixed opinions about the truck. Owners rated the Canyon’s driving experience decently, though it was still far from excellent. The category in which the GMC truck scored the highest was styling, and most owners seemed happy with the truck’s design.

However, the same cannot be said for the comfort features of the truck. Most owners were happy with the truck’s comfort features, but that’s not a large majority. The area where owners were least satisfied was the value of the truck. The Canyon starts at just over $27,000, and most owners don’t think the truck is worth the money.

The positives and negatives of the 2022 GMC Canyon compact pickup truck

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Overall, Consumer Reports agrees with what Canyon owners thought of the truck. There are a lot of good things about the truck, but there are also a lot of problems. On the plus side, thanks to its size, the GMC truck handles well and it’s quite maneuverable overall. It can be fitted with a 74-inch bed, which provides plenty of space and payload capacity.

The Canyon starts with a 2.0-liter four-cylinder that develops 200 horsepower and 191 lb-ft of torque. GMC offers two other engine options: a 2.8-liter turbodiesel developing 181 horsepower and 369 lb-ft of torque. This turbodiesel option gets 24 mpg overall, which is excellent, allowing the truck to tow up to 7,700 pounds. The GMC is quiet inside, too, and its infotainment system is easy to use, too.

The truck’s issues, however, are mostly comfort-related. Its ride quality is “stiff and choppy,” the fabric upholstery needs tweaking, and the riding position is “embarrassing,” according to Consumer Reports. The most powerful engine option, a 3.6-liter V6, doesn’t have much torque either. It develops 308 horsepower and 275 lb-ft of torque.

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