Available in two- or four-wheel drive, the Canyon offers three body styles: regular cab, extended cab and crew cab. Two engines are available: a 185-hp 2.9-liter 4-cylinder and a 242-hp 3.7-liter inline 5-cylinder engine. New for 2009, a 300-hp 5.3-liter V8 is available on extended and crew cab models. There is a choice between five-speed manual or four-speed automatic transmissions on 4-cylinder trucks, while all 5-cylinder and V8 engines are bolted to a four-speed auto. Dual stage front airbags are standard, while head protecting curtain airbags are optional. Other safety features include four-wheel anti-lock brakes, daytime running lights and ignition disable. A pair of suspension choices is available: the rugged standard Z85 suspension and the Z71 off-road suspension, available in 2WD and 4WD.For 2009, a bedliner, 16-inch wheels, OnStar and stability control with traction control are now standard equipment on all models. The SL trim has been dropped, and new 3VL Value Package equipment groups for 2WD extended and crew cabs feature power windows, power door locks with remote keyless entry and power mirrors.