2015 GMC Canyon vs. Its Competition

2015 GMC Canyon
Marty Padgett Marty Padgett Editorial Director

With the exit of Ford's Ranger, the Blue Oval has no offering below the F-150 in its pickup range; that leaves the imports and GMC's General Motors brandmate, Chevy, for alternatives.

The Colorado offers mostly the same features and capabilities, so differences come down to matters of taste in styling.

The Nissan Frontier and Toyota Tacoma both offer reasonable alternatives to the new GMC Canyon, but are showing their age in terms of technology and in-cabin equipment, as well as fuel economy, packaging, and overall pickup payload and towing capability.

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7.8
The 2015 GMC Canyon won't replace a full-size pickup in our garage, but reminds us why mid-sizers are a good alternative for drivers that covet utility over ultimate payload and towing numbers.
7.6
The 2015 Chevy Colorado asks the question: is not-full-size big enough? For many of us, that's a "yes."
7.2
The 2015 Nissan Frontier is one of your best bets if you don't quite need a full-size pickup, but maneuverability and functionality are high on your priority list.
6.2
The Toyota Tacoma doesn't make a lot of sense, unless it'll live almost exclusively off-road.
MSRP From   
$20,955$20,120$17,990$20,965
Gas Mileage   
17 MPG City / 27 MPG Hwy17 MPG City / 27 MPG Hwy15 MPG City / 23 MPG Hwy15 MPG City / 25 MPG Hwy
Engine   
Gas I4Gas I4Regular Unleaded I-4Regular Unleaded I-4
EPA Class   
N/AN/AN/AN/A
Style Name   
2WD Ext Cab 128.3" SL2WD Ext Cab 128.3" Base2WD King Cab I4 Manual S2WD Access Cab I4 MT (SE)
Drivetrain   
Rear Wheel DriveRear Wheel DriveRear Wheel DriveRear Wheel Drive
Passenger Capacity   
2244
Passenger Doors   
22N/AN/A
Body Style   
Extended Cab PickupExtended Cab PickupKing CabAccess Cab
Transmission   
ManualManualManual w/ODManual w/OD