The General Motors Company (GMC) introduced the GMC Canyon in 2004 as the succesor to the GMC Sonoma. The Canyon shares much in common with the Chevrolet Colorado. The 2011 GMC Canyon continues to be one of the most affordable light-duty pickup trucks on the road today.
The 2011 GMC Canyon is a compact truck available with two- or four-wheel drive, three primary trim levels (Work Truck -WT, SLE and SLT) and three body styles: Rgular Cab (MSRP $ 17.155 for WT trim and $18.350 for SLE), extended cab ( MSRP from $19.400 for WT, $ 20.925 SLE and $25.800 SLT) and Crew Cab (starting at $24.045 SLE and $27.350 for SLT trim level).
Three engines are disponible to 2011 GMC Canyon. First is the standard 2.9-liter four-cylinder in-line engine that produces 185 horse-power and 190 pound-feet of torque. This engine is standard on Work Truck and SLE models. The second is an 3.7-liter five-cylinder in-line that produces 242 hp and 242 lb-ft of torque. This engine is standard on SLT models and optional on WT and SLE. Optional on SLE and SLT trims and offered only on extended-cab and crew-cab models of GMC Canyon 2011 is an 5.3-liter V8 engine that produces 300 hp and 320 lb-ft of torque.
The disponible transmission is an 5-speed manual or 4-speed automatic depending on model.
Fuel economy of 2011 GMC Canyon is 18 MPG city / 25 mpg highway for 2.9-liter engine, 17/23 mpg for 3.7L engine and 14/20 MPG for 5.3 L engine, in 2WD versions.
The 2011 GMC Canyon Regular-Cab Work Truck comes standard with 16-inch steel-wheels, a 60/40 split front seat, air-conditioning, cruise control, Bluetooth connectivity and satellite radio. SLE models adds aluminium wheels, fog lights and radio with CD player. The extended cab SLE boasts full power accesories and remote keyless entry.
Available on the SLE and SLT trims of 2011 GMC Canyon are Z71 Off-Road suspension package (including larger wheels and tires and a locking rear differential on 4WD models) and the ZQ8 Sport Suspension package (offered exclusively with Canyon’s 5.3 L V8).
Safety features of 2011 Canyon include: standard head curtain airbags, energy-absorbing steel structure, standard four-wheel anti-lock brakes and system anchors for child safety seats.
The 2011 BMW X6 is a tallish fastback SUV that the BMW company calls a Sport Activity Coupe. With seating for four, it is basically a midsize SUV with four doors, extroverted styling and a choice of three powerful engines. The 2011 BMW X6 competes with Porsche Cayenne, Mercedes M-class and Infiniti Fx.
The 2011 BMW X6 is offered in three trim levels: X6 xDrive 35i (starting at $58.900 MSRP), X6 xDrive 50i (starting at $ 69.500 MSRP) and ActiveHybrid X6 (starting at $88.900 MSRP). The high-performance X6M (starting at $ 89.500 MSRP) is considered independently model. The term “xDrive” refers to its standard all-wheel-drive system. A new eight-speed automatic transmission is standard on the 2011 xDrive models and replaces old six-speed automatic. The ActiveHybrid X6 uses its own seven-speed gearbox with sport and steptronic manual shift modes including steering-wheel paddle shifters.
Standard equipment on the 2011 BMW X6 xDrive 35i includes 19-inch wheels, front and rear parking sensors, a power tailgate, a sunroof, automatic and adaptive bi-xenon headlights, foglights, automatic wipers, cruise control, 10-way power front seats, driver memory function, leather upholstery, a power tilt-and-telescoping steering wheel, the iDrive electronic interface and a 10-speaker sound system with CD player, auxiliary audio jack and HD radio. The 2011 xDrive 50i adds 14-way multicontour front seats, BMW Assist emergency telematics, Bluetooth and a navigation system with voice control and real-time traffic.
The optional Premium Sound package adds a 16-speaker surround system with an iPod/ USB adapter and a six-CD/DVD changer. The Cold Weather package adds heated front seats, a heated steering wheel and retractable headlights washers. The Rear Climate package adds four-zone climate control, tinted glass and manual rear side window shades.
The 2011 BMW X6 xDrive 35i is powered by a 3.0-liter dual overhead cam (DOHC) 24 valve in line 6-cylinder engine with TwinPower Turbo technology, valvetronic, piezo direct fuel-injection and Double-VANOS steplessly variable valve timing that produces 300 horsepower and 300 pound-feet of torque. EPA fuel economy estimated for 2011 BMW X6 xDrive 35i is 23 mpg highway/ 17 mpg city.
The 2011 BMW X6 xDrive 50i is powered by a 4.4-liter, 32-valve V-8 engine with TwinPower Turbo technology, piezo direct fuel injection, 4 overhead camshafts and Double-VANOS steplessly variable valve timing that produces 400 hp and 450 lb-ft of torque. Fuel economy is estimated at 14 mpg city/ 20 mpg highway.
The ActiveHybrid X6 2011 is powered by a 4.4-liter, V8, 480 hp engine and 2-mode active transmission with an electrical continuously variable mode (ECVT) optimized for low and high speeds and a fixed transmission ratio.
Standard safety features on the 2011 BMW X6 include antilock disc brakes, stability control, traction control, hill descent control, front-seat side airbags, side curtain airbags and active front head restraints. BMW Assist emergency telematics is standard on 50i and optional on 35i.
Thecarconnection says about 2011 BMW X6:
A beefy V-8 engine and a smooth inline-six give the 2011 BMW X6 serious performance chops, and the X6 M takes it to near-sports car levels-but it’s still a big, heavy SUV.