Love my new Canyon SLT Dmax. Have been towing 6k travel trailer all over, tows very well, exhaust brake works much like my LML. Very comfortable interior, plenty of room in the rear (crew Cab ong box). So far zero issues in 8k miles. 20 mpg towing and 35 mpg empty. My lifetime average is 30 mpg, love the truck.
I test drove one of the 2.8's when they first came out. Nice little truck, more maneuverable and nimble than a FS - but personally I'd have to tune it. They have a very dead pedal and to be honest did feel like only 180 HP. This of course is my opinion only.
Just got the Canyon. Traded in my 2015 Denali. It has been a long road. I bought a 2007 2500HD. I have had the Denali for just over 3 years and only have 17,000 miles. It was fantastic on the highway but not so much in parking lots and traffic. So I thought I would sell the Denali and just use the 2007 for all my towing. My wife said she didn't like the seats in it. Still kind of a big truck around town. Saw a Canyon Duramax on the highway and liked what I saw. Found this Canyon SLT long box with Coca Dune interior, Canyon Denali is only available with black interior. Picked it up on Friday. Power is good and it is really good around town. Now I can update the 07.
Interesting that the magazines say only 9 second 0-60 but nobody who drives them complains about the power. Betting its a torque thing, i.e. it feels strong 99% of the time but runs out of steam when really cranked up on the highway during passing etc (which is a small percentage of use).
I have 16 Canyon SLT. I get high 20s to mid 30s in the DC area (not high traffic times), mid 30s on highway. Make sure you run in 2wd not auto unless the roads are dicey. Makes a big difference in economy.
Past weekend I pulled a 14' utility trailer with 3000lbs of firewood. Pulled great, amazing usable torque. Performed better than my old v8 Silverado.
I am trying to rewired the trailer for brakes and new lights. Not getting 12v at the 7 pin connection except on the brake and aux power poles. Anyone have this problem? I am taking it to the dealer to have them check it out. Will post results.