Compare 2012 GMC Canyon vs 2012 Toyota Tacoma

2012 GMC Canyon
2012 Toyota Tacoma
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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 Access Cab I4 AT
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Tacoma 2WD Access Cab I4 AT 19 24 $19,513 $20,815
Tacoma 2WD Access Cab I4 AT PreRunner 19 24 $20,228 $21,575
Tacoma 2WD Access Cab I4 MT 21 25 $18,670 $19,915
Tacoma 2WD Access Cab V6 AT PreRunner 17 21 $21,571 $23,010
Tacoma 2WD Access Cab V6 MT X-Runner 16 21 $24,966 $26,630
Tacoma 2WD Double Cab I4 AT 19 24 $20,775 $22,425
Tacoma 2WD Double Cab I4 AT PreRunner 19 24 $21,378 $23,075
Tacoma 2WD Double Cab LB V6 AT PreRunner 17 21 $23,169 $25,010
Tacoma 2WD Double Cab V6 AT PreRunner 17 21 $22,706 $24,510
Tacoma 2WD Reg Cab I4 AT 19 24 $17,067 $18,025
Tacoma 2WD Reg Cab I4 MT 21 25 $16,215 $17,125
Tacoma 4WD Access Cab I4 AT 18 21 $23,110 $24,650
Tacoma 4WD Access Cab I4 MT 18 20 $22,266 $23,750
Tacoma 4WD Access Cab V6 AT 16 21 $24,549 $26,185
Tacoma 4WD Access Cab V6 MT 15 19 $23,723 $25,305
Tacoma 4WD Double Cab LB V6 AT 16 21 $26,019 $28,085
Tacoma 4WD Double Cab V6 AT 16 21 $25,555 $27,585
Tacoma 4WD Double Cab V6 MT 15 19 $24,739 $26,705
Tacoma 4WD Reg Cab I4 AT 18 21 $20,929 $22,105
Tacoma 4WD Reg Cab I4 MT 18 20 $19,860 $20,975

Pricing

Invoice Price

$23,450
$19,513

Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price

$24,685
$20,815

Monthly Payment Estimate

$411 / month
$347 / month

The Car Connection's Take

TCC Rating

6.6
6.4

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. The 2012 Toyota Tacoma's affordable price, fuel-efficiency, and simplicity make it a good, capable alternative for those who don't need a full-size truck.

TCC Likes

TCC Dislikes

Fuel Economy

City

18 mpg 19 mpg

Highway

25 mpg 24 mpg

Interior Dimensions

Front Hip Room (in)

53.3 53.5

Second Leg Room (in)

34.8 24.7

Front Head Room (in)

39.3 40.0

Second Hip Room (in)

52.9 53.7

Front Shoulder Room (in)

57.1 57.7

Passenger Capacity

6 4

Second Head Room (in)

38.3 34.9

Second Shoulder Room (in)

57.1 55.7

Front Leg Room (in)

42.2 41.7

Exterior Dimensions

Overhang, Rear w/o bumper (in)

- TBD - - TBD -

Wheelbase (in)

126.0 127.4

Ground Clearance, Front (in)

7.7 - TBD -

Cab to Axle (in)

22.6 - TBD -

Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)

67.6 72.2

Ground to Top of Load Floor (in)

35.7 - TBD -

Overhang, Front (in)

33.9 - TBD -

Frame Width, Rear (in)

- TBD - - TBD -

Front Bumper to Back of Cab (in)

137.3 - TBD -

Length, Overall w/o rear bumper (in)

207.1 208.1

Ground Clearance, Rear (in)

7.7 - TBD -

Cab to End of Frame (in)

- TBD - - TBD -

Height, Overall (in)

65.2 66.1

Ground to Top of Frame (in)

- TBD - - TBD -

Cargo Area Dimensions

Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings (in)

42.6 41.5

Tailgate Width (in)

52.4 - TBD -

Cargo Box Length @ Floor (in)

61.4 73.5

Ext'd Cab Cargo Volume (ft³)

- TBD - - TBD -

Cargo Box Width @ Floor (in)

57.2 56.7

Cargo Box (Area) Height (in)

18.6 18.0

Cargo Volume (ft³)

37.0 - TBD -

Cargo Box Width @ Top, Rear (in)

NA - TBD -

Brakes

Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)

NA NA

Brake ABS System

4-Wheel 4-Wheel

Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)

11.6 x 2.5 10.0 x - TBD -

Disc - Front (Yes or )

Yes Yes

Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)

11.2 x 1.6 10.8 x - TBD -

Brake Type

Pwr Pwr-Assisted

Drum - Rear (Yes or )

Yes Yes

Brake ABS System (Second Line)

NA NA

Disc - Rear (Yes or )

NA NA

Fuel Tank

Fuel Tank Location

- TBD - Midship

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 - 17.4

Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)

44.3 42.3

Steering Type

Pwr Pwr Rack & Pinion

Steering Ratio (:1), At Lock

- TBD - - TBD -

Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)

- TBD - - TBD -

Tires

Rear Tire Capacity (lbs)

- TBD - - TBD -

Spare Tire Order Code

ZCY NA

Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Front

NA - TBD -

Rear Tire Size

P215/70R16 P215/70R15

Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Spare

NA - TBD -

Front Tire Capacity (lbs)

- TBD - - TBD -

Rear Tire Order Code

QRD NA

Spare Tire Capacity (lbs)

- TBD - - TBD -

Front Tire Size

P215/70R16 P215/70R15

Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Rear

NA - TBD -

Spare Tire Size

Compact Full-size

Front Tire Order Code

QRD NA

Trailering

Fifth Wheel Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)

NA 350

Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)

3000 3500

Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)

3000 3500

Fifth Wheel Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)

NA 3500

Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)

300 350

Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)

450 350

Weight Information

Gross Vehicle Weight Rating Cap (lbs)

5000 4900

Gross Axle Wt Rating - Front (lbs)

2633 2380

Curb Weight - Front (lbs)

2048 2109

Gross Combined Wt Rating (lbs)

7000 7500

Gross Axle Wt Rating - Rear (lbs)

2896 2685

Curb Weight - Rear (lbs)

1680 1726

Wheels

Spare Wheel Material

Steel Steel

Front Wheel Size (in)

16 x 6 15 x - TBD -

Spare Wheel Size (in)

Compact 15 x - TBD -

Rear Wheel Material

Aluminum Steel

Rear Wheel Size (in)

16 x 6 15 x - TBD -

Front Wheel Material

Aluminum Steel

Cooling System

Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)

- TBD - 9.1

Electrical

Maximum Alternator Watts

NA - TBD -

Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (2nd)

NA NA

Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)

125 - TBD -

Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)

590 - TBD -

Engine

Engine Type

Gas I4 Gas I4

Fuel System

Electronic Fuel Injection Electronic Fuel Injection

Engine Oil Cooler

NA NA

SAE Net Torque @ RPM

190 @ 2800 180 @ 3800

Engine Order Code

LLV NA

Displacement

2.9L/177 2.7L/164

SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM

185 @ 5600 159 @ 5200

Mileage

EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)

18 19

Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)

21 21

EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)

25 24

Transmission

Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), High

NA NA

Reverse Ratio (:1)

2.29 2.39

Second Gear Ratio (:1)

1.63 1.53

Trans Order Code

M30 NA

Transfer Case Power Take Off

NA - TBD -

Trans Power Take Off

NA - TBD -

Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)

0.70 0.71

Trans Description Cont.

Automatic Automatic

Transfer Case Model

NA NA

Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)

NA NA

First Gear Ratio (:1)

3.06 2.80

Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), Low

NA NA

Clutch Size (in)

NA NA

Third Gear Ratio (:1)

1.00 1.00

Trans Type

4 4

Trans PTO Access

NA - TBD -

Drivetrain

Rear Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive

Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)

NA NA

Trans Description Cont. Again

NA NA

Summary

Vehicle Name

GMC Canyon Toyota Tacoma

Body Code

E63 127" WB

Body Style

Crew Cab Access Cab

Suspension

Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)

30 - TBD -

Axle Capacity - Front (lbs)

- TBD - - TBD -

Suspension Type - Rear

2-Stage Multi-Leaf Leaf-Spring

Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)

NA NA

Axle Ratio (:1) - Front

NA - TBD -

Spring Capacity - Rear (lbs)

- TBD - - TBD -

Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)

30 - TBD -

Axle Type - Rear

Semi-Floating - TBD -

Suspension Type - Front

Coil Springs Double-Wishbone

Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)

1.10 1.2

Axle Capacity - Rear (lbs)

- TBD - - TBD -

Spring Capacity - Front (lbs)

- TBD - - TBD -

Axle Ratio (:1) - Rear

3.73 - TBD -

Axle Type - Front

Independent - TBD -

Frame

Frame Type

Ladder Ladder

Emissions

Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year

8.9 8.9

EPA Greenhouse Gas Score

4 4 (2011)

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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