Compare 2012 GMC Canyon vs 2012 Nissan Frontier

2012 GMC Canyon
2012 Nissan Frontier
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2WD Crew Cab SLE1
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Canyon 2WD Crew Cab SLE1 18 25 $23,450 $24,685
Canyon 2WD Crew Cab SLE2 17 23 $25,146 $26,470
Canyon 2WD Ext Cab SLE1 18 25 $21,888 $23,040
Canyon 2WD Ext Cab Work Truck 18 25 $20,006 $20,840
Canyon 2WD Reg Cab SLE1 18 25 $19,432 $20,455
Canyon 2WD Reg Cab Work Truck 18 25 $16,790 $17,490
Canyon 4WD Crew Cab SLE1 16 21 $27,179 $28,610
Canyon 4WD Crew Cab SLE2 16 21 $27,668 $29,125
Canyon 4WD Crew Cab SLT 16 21 $30,200 $31,790
Canyon 4WD Ext Cab SLE1 18 24 $25,160 $26,485
Canyon 4WD Ext Cab SLE2 17 23 $27,687 $29,145
Canyon 4WD Ext Cab Work Truck 18 24 $23,457 $24,435
Canyon 4WD Reg Cab SLE1 18 24 $24,039 $25,305
Canyon 4WD Reg Cab Work Truck 18 24 $21,489 $22,385
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2WD Crew Cab LWB Automatic SL
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Frontier 2WD Crew Cab LWB Automatic SL 15 20 $28,380 $30,290
Frontier 2WD Crew Cab LWB Automatic SV 15 20 $24,506 $25,860
Frontier 2WD Crew Cab SWB Automatic S 15 20 $23,079 $24,350
Frontier 2WD Crew Cab SWB Automatic SL 15 20 $27,912 $29,790
Frontier 2WD Crew Cab SWB Automatic SV 15 20 $24,109 $25,440
Frontier 2WD Crew Cab SWB Manual S 16 20 $22,086 $23,300
Frontier 2WD Crew Cab SWB Manual SV 16 20 $23,116 $24,390
Frontier 2WD King Cab I4 Automatic S 17 22 $19,258 $20,310
Frontier 2WD King Cab I4 Automatic SV 17 22 $22,369 $23,600
Frontier 2WD King Cab I4 Manual S 19 23 $18,264 $19,260
Frontier 2WD King Cab I4 Manual SV 19 23 $21,376 $22,550
Frontier 2WD King Cab V6 Automatic SV 15 20 $22,927 $24,190
Frontier 2WD King Cab V6 Manual SV 16 20 $21,934 $23,140
Frontier 4WD Crew Cab LWB Automatic SL 14 19 $30,560 $32,990
Frontier 4WD Crew Cab LWB Automatic SV 14 19 $26,761 $28,560
Frontier 4WD Crew Cab SWB Automatic PRO-4X 14 19 $28,691 $30,970
Frontier 4WD Crew Cab SWB Automatic S 14 19 $25,349 $27,050
Frontier 4WD Crew Cab SWB Automatic SL 14 19 $30,051 $32,440
Frontier 4WD Crew Cab SWB Automatic SV 14 19 $26,369 $28,140
Frontier 4WD Crew Cab SWB Manual PRO-4X 15 20 $27,720 $29,920
Frontier 4WD Crew Cab SWB Manual S 15 20 $24,367 $26,000
Frontier 4WD Crew Cab SWB Manual SV 15 20 $25,387 $27,090
Frontier 4WD King Cab Automatic PRO-4X 14 19 $28,008 $30,230
Frontier 4WD King Cab Automatic SV 14 19 $25,200 $26,890
Frontier 4WD King Cab Manual PRO-4X 15 20 $26,898 $29,030
Frontier 4WD King Cab Manual SV 15 20 $24,218 $25,840
Pricing
Invoice Price
$23,450
$28,380
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$24,685
$30,290
Monthly Payment Estimate
$411 / month
$505 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
6.6
7.6
TCC’s Bottom Line
Crash test scores are a concern, but it you're shopping for a truly compact pickup truck, the 2012 GMC Canyon is probably a better pick than the Ranger or Dakota. You may not need to go full-size--the 2012 Nissan Frontier pickup truck can cover a lot of the same ground a bigger pickup can.
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TCC Dislikes
Fuel Economy
City
18 mpg 15 mpg
Highway
25 mpg 20 mpg
Interior Dimensions
Front Hip Room (in)
53.3 55.6
Second Leg Room (in)
34.8 33.6
Front Head Room (in)
39.3 40.0
Second Hip Room (in)
52.9 58.0
Front Shoulder Room (in)
57.1 58.3
Passenger Capacity
6 5
Second Head Room (in)
38.3 38.7
Second Shoulder Room (in)
57.1 58.3
Front Leg Room (in)
42.2 42.4
Exterior Dimensions
Overhang, Rear w/o bumper (in)
- TBD - 48.2
Wheelbase (in)
126.0 139.9
Ground Clearance, Front (in)
7.7 9.8
Cab to Axle (in)
22.6 - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
67.6 72.8
Ground to Top of Load Floor (in)
35.7 - TBD -
Overhang, Front (in)
33.9 31.3
Frame Width, Rear (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Front Bumper to Back of Cab (in)
137.3 - TBD -
Length, Overall w/o rear bumper (in)
207.1 219.4
Ground Clearance, Rear (in)
7.7 9.8
Cab to End of Frame (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Height, Overall (in)
65.2 73.9
Ground to Top of Frame (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings (in)
42.6 44.4
Tailgate Width (in)
52.4 58.8
Cargo Box Length @ Floor (in)
61.4 73.3
Ext'd Cab Cargo Volume (ft³)
- TBD - 38.8
Cargo Box Width @ Floor (in)
57.2 61.4
Cargo Box (Area) Height (in)
18.6 18.0
Cargo Volume (ft³)
37.0 33.5
Cargo Box Width @ Top, Rear (in)
NA 61.4
Brakes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
NA 11.3 x 0.7
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
11.6 x 2.5 NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
11.2 x 1.6 11.7 x 1.1
Brake Type
Pwr Pwr
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
Yes NA
Brake ABS System (Second Line)
NA NA
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
NA Yes
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Location
- TBD - NA
Aux Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
NA NA
Aux Fuel Tank Location
NA NA
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
19 21.1
Steering
Steering Ratio (:1), On Center
- TBD - 20.4
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
44.3 47.8
Steering Type
Pwr Pwr Rack & pinion
Steering Ratio (:1), At Lock
- TBD - 3.6
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - - TBD -
Tires
Rear Tire Capacity (lbs)
- TBD - NA
Spare Tire Order Code
ZCY NA
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Front
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P215/70R16 P265/60R18
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Spare
NA NA
Front Tire Capacity (lbs)
- TBD - NA
Rear Tire Order Code
QRD NA
Spare Tire Capacity (lbs)
- TBD - NA
Front Tire Size
P215/70R16 P265/60R18
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Rear
NA NA
Spare Tire Size
Compact P265/60R18
Front Tire Order Code
QRD NA
Trailering
Fifth Wheel Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
3000 5000
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
3000 6300
Fifth Wheel Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
300 500
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
450 630
Weight Information
Gross Vehicle Weight Rating Cap (lbs)
5000 5730
Gross Axle Wt Rating - Front (lbs)
2633 3296
Curb Weight - Front (lbs)
2048 2415
Gross Combined Wt Rating (lbs)
7000 11113
Gross Axle Wt Rating - Rear (lbs)
2896 3324
Curb Weight - Rear (lbs)
1680 2058
Wheels
Spare Wheel Material
Steel Aluminum
Front Wheel Size (in)
16 x 6 18 x 7.5
Spare Wheel Size (in)
Compact 18 x 7.5
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
16 x 6 18 x 7.5
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
- TBD - 10.8
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Watts
NA - TBD -
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (2nd)
NA NA
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
125 130
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
590 550
Engine
Engine Type
Gas I4 Gas V6
Fuel System
Electronic Fuel Injection Electronic Fuel Injection
Engine Oil Cooler
NA NA
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
190 @ 2800 281 @ 4000
Engine Order Code
LLV NA
Displacement
2.9L/177 4.0L/241
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
185 @ 5600 261 @ 5600
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
18 15
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
21 17
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
25 20
Transmission
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), High
NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
2.29 2.76
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
1.63 2.35
Trans Order Code
M30 NA
Transfer Case Power Take Off
NA NA
Trans Power Take Off
NA NA
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.70 1.00
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic Automatic
Transfer Case Model
NA NA
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.06 3.84
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), Low
NA NA
Clutch Size (in)
NA NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 1.52
Trans Type
4 5
Trans PTO Access
NA NA
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA 0.83
Drivetrain
Rear Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Summary
Vehicle Name
GMC Canyon Nissan Frontier
Body Code
E63 139.9 WB
Body Style
Crew Cab Crew Cab
Suspension
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
30 - TBD -
Axle Capacity - Front (lbs)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear
2-Stage Multi-Leaf Multi-Leaf
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
NA NA
Axle Ratio (:1) - Front
NA NA
Spring Capacity - Rear (lbs)
- TBD - - TBD -
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
30 - TBD -
Axle Type - Rear
Semi-Floating C200
Suspension Type - Front
Coil Springs Double Wishbone
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
1.10 1.34
Axle Capacity - Rear (lbs)
- TBD - - TBD -
Spring Capacity - Front (lbs)
- TBD - - TBD -
Axle Ratio (:1) - Rear
3.73 3.13
Axle Type - Front
Independent NA
Frame
Frame Type
Ladder Ladder
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
8.9 10.7
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
4 2
Crash Test Ratings
Overall Rating
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Overall Frontal Barrier Crash Rating
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Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Driver
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Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Passenger
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Overall Side Crash Rating
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Side Barrier Rating
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Side Barrier Rating Driver
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Side Barrier Rating Passenger Rear Seat
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Side Pole Rating Driver Front Seat
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Combined Side Rating Front Seat
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Combined Side Rating Rear Seat
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Rollover Rating
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