Compare 2015 GMC Canyon vs 2015 Nissan Frontier

2015 GMC Canyon
2015 Nissan Frontier
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2WD Crew Cab 128.3"
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Canyon 2WD Crew Cab 128.3" 20 27 $23,944 $25,205
Canyon 2WD Crew Cab 128.3" SLE 20 27 $27,108 $28,535
Canyon 2WD Crew Cab 128.3" SLT 20 27 $30,067 $31,650
Canyon 2WD Crew Cab 140.5" 18 26 $25,388 $26,725
Canyon 2WD Crew Cab 140.5" SLE 18 26 $28,552 $30,055
Canyon 2WD Crew Cab 140.5" SLT 18 26 $31,749 $33,420
Canyon 2WD Ext Cab 128.3" 19 26 $21,744 $22,650
Canyon 2WD Ext Cab 128.3" SL 19 26 $20,850 $20,955
Canyon 2WD Ext Cab 128.3" SLE 20 27 $25,265 $26,595
Canyon 2WD Ext Cab 128.3" SLT 20 27 $28,243 $29,730
Canyon 4WD Crew Cab 128.3" SLE 17 24 $32,309 $34,010
Canyon 4WD Crew Cab 128.3" SLT 17 24 $35,102 $36,950
Canyon 4WD Crew Cab 140.5" SLE 17 24 $32,594 $34,310
Canyon 4WD Crew Cab 140.5" SLT 17 24 $35,387 $37,250
Canyon 4WD Ext Cab 128.3" 19 25 $26,817 $27,935
Canyon 4WD Ext Cab 128.3" SLE 19 25 $29,587 $31,145
Canyon 4WD Ext Cab 128.3" SLT 19 25 $32,162 $33,855
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2WD Crew Cab LWB Automatic SL
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Frontier 2WD Crew Cab LWB Automatic SL 16 22 $31,081 $32,560
Frontier 2WD Crew Cab LWB Automatic SV 16 22 $24,475 $25,350
Frontier 2WD Crew Cab SWB Automatic Desert Runner 16 22 $24,629 $25,510
Frontier 2WD Crew Cab SWB Automatic S 16 22 $22,933 $23,750
Frontier 2WD Crew Cab SWB Automatic SL 16 22 $29,937 $31,360
Frontier 2WD Crew Cab SWB Automatic SV 16 22 $23,781 $24,630
Frontier 2WD Crew Cab SWB Manual S 17 22 $21,921 $22,700
Frontier 2WD Crew Cab SWB Manual SV 17 22 N/A N/A
Frontier 2WD King Cab I4 Automatic S 17 23 $19,956 $20,660
Frontier 2WD King Cab I4 Automatic SV 17 23 $22,229 $23,020
Frontier 2WD King Cab I4 Manual S 19 23 $17,384 $17,990
Frontier 2WD King Cab I4 Manual SV 19 23 $21,218 $21,970
Frontier 2WD King Cab V6 Automatic Desert Runner 16 22 $23,357 $24,190
Frontier 2WD King Cab V6 Automatic SV 16 22 $22,798 $23,610
Frontier 2WD King Cab V6 Manual SV 17 22 N/A N/A
Frontier 4WD Crew Cab LWB Automatic SL 15 21 $33,286 $35,260
Frontier 4WD Crew Cab LWB Automatic SV 15 21 $26,783 $28,050
Frontier 4WD Crew Cab SWB Automatic PRO-4X 15 21 $30,741 $32,560
Frontier 4WD Crew Cab SWB Automatic S 15 21 $25,258 $26,450
Frontier 4WD Crew Cab SWB Automatic SL 15 21 $32,107 $34,010
Frontier 4WD Crew Cab SWB Automatic SV 15 21 $26,383 $27,630
Frontier 4WD Crew Cab SWB Manual PRO-4X 16 21 $29,751 $31,510
Frontier 4WD Crew Cab SWB Manual S 16 21 $24,257 $25,400
Frontier 4WD Crew Cab SWB Manual SV 16 21 N/A N/A
Frontier 4WD King Cab Automatic PRO-4X 15 21 $29,978 $31,750
Frontier 4WD King Cab Automatic SV 15 21 $25,125 $26,310
Frontier 4WD King Cab Manual PRO-4X 16 21 $28,846 $30,550
Frontier 4WD King Cab Manual SV 16 21 $26,011 $27,240
Frontier 4WD King Cab V6 Manual SV 16 21 N/A N/A
Pricing
Invoice Price
$23,944
$31,081
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$25,205
$32,560
Monthly Payment Estimate
$420 / month
$543 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
7.8
7.2
TCC’s Bottom Line
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. 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.
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Fuel Economy
City
20 mpg 16 mpg
Highway
27 mpg 22 mpg
Vehicle
Number of Passenger Doors
4 -
Interior Dimensions
Second Hip Room (in)
53.30 58
Front Shoulder Room (in)
57.50 58.3
Second Head Room (in)
38.30 38.7
Second Shoulder Room (in)
56.20 58.3
Front Leg Room (in)
45.00 42.4
Front Hip Room (in)
55.00 55.6
Second Leg Room (in)
35.80 33.6
Front Head Room (in)
41.40 40
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Exterior Dimensions
Ground to Top of Load Floor (in)
34.70 -
Overhang, Front (in)
36.90 -
Frame Width, Rear (in)
- TBD - -
Front Bumper to Back of Cab (in)
- TBD - -
Length, Overall w/o rear bumper (in)
212.40 -
Ground Clearance, Rear (in)
8.30 8.6
Cab to End of Frame (in)
- TBD - -
Height, Overall (in)
70.70 70.1
Ground to Top of Frame (in)
- TBD - -
Overhang, Rear w/o bumper (in)
47.20 -
Wheelbase (in)
128.30 139.9
Ground Clearance, Front (in)
8.30 8.6
Cab to Axle (in)
23.30 32.2
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
74.30 72.8
Length, Overall (in)
- 219.4
Cargo Area Dimensions
Ext'd Cab Cargo Volume (ft³)
- TBD - -
Cargo Box Width @ Floor (in)
57.80 61.4
Cargo Box (Area) Height (in)
- TBD - 18
Cargo Volume (ft³)
41.30 33.5
Cargo Box Width @ Top, Rear (in)
- TBD - 61.4
Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings (in)
44.40 44.4
Tailgate Width (in)
55.5 -
Cargo Box Length @ Floor (in)
61.70 73.3
Brakes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
12.2 x 1.0 11.7
Brake Type
Pwr 4-Wheel Disc
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Brake ABS System (Second Line)
NA 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
12.8 x 0.7 11.3
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Fuel Tank
Aux Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
NA -
Aux Fuel Tank Location
NA -
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
21 21.1
Fuel Tank Location
- TBD - -
Steering
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
41.3 47.8
Steering Type
Pwr Rack-Pinion
Steering Ratio (:1), At Lock
- TBD - -
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - -
Steering Ratio (:1), On Center
- TBD - -
Tires
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Spare
- TBD - -
Front Tire Capacity (lbs)
- TBD - -
Rear Tire Order Code
QJJ NA
Spare Tire Capacity (lbs)
- TBD - -
Front Tire Size
P265/70R16 P265/60TR18
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Rear
- TBD - -
Spare Tire Size
T175/80R18 Full-Size
Front Tire Order Code
QJJ NA
Rear Tire Capacity (lbs)
- TBD - -
Spare Tire Order Code
QDC NA
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Front
- TBD - -
Rear Tire Size
P265/70R16 P265/60TR18
Trailering
Fifth Wheel Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA -
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
3500 5000
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
3500 6300
Fifth Wheel Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA -
Maximum Trailering Capacity (lbs)
7000 6300
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
350 500
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
350 630
Weight Information
Gross Vehicle Weight Rating Cap (lbs)
5500 5730
Gross Axle Wt Rating - Front (lbs)
2900 -
Curb Weight - Front (lbs)
2189 -
Gross Combined Wt Rating (lbs)
8500 11133
Gross Axle Wt Rating - Rear (lbs)
3300 -
Curb Weight - Rear (lbs)
1791 -
Wheels
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
16 x 7 18 X 7.5
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
Aluminum Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
16 x 7 18 X 7.5
Spare Wheel Size (in)
18 x 4.5 Full-Size
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
15.6 -
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (2nd)
NA 550
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
- TBD - 130
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - 550
Maximum Alternator Watts
- TBD - -
Engine
Fuel System
Direct Injection Sequential MPI
Engine Oil Cooler
NA None
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
191 @ 4400 281 @ 4000
Engine Order Code
LCV NA
Displacement
2.5L/150 4.0 L/241
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
200 @ 6300 261 @ 5600
Engine Type
Gas I4 Regular Unleaded V-6
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
20 16
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
22 18
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
27 22
Transmission
Transfer Case Model
N/A None
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.67 -
First Gear Ratio (:1)
4.06 3.84
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), Low
NA -
Eighth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA -
Clutch Size (in)
NA -
Drivetrain
Rear Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.55 1.53
Trans Type
6 5
Trans PTO Access
NA No
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.85 0.84
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), High
NA -
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
NA -
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.20 2.76
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.37 2.35
Trans Order Code
MYB NA
Transfer Case Power Take Off
NA No
Trans Power Take Off
NA -
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.16 1.00
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic Automatic w/OD
Summary
Body Style
Crew Cab Pickup Crew Cab
Vehicle Name
GMC Canyon Nissan Frontier
Body Code
E63 T
Suspension
Spring Capacity - Rear (lbs)
- TBD - -
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
NA -
Axle Type - Rear
- TBD - Rigid Axle
Suspension Type - Front
Independent Double Wishbone
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
- TBD - -
Axle Capacity - Rear (lbs)
- TBD - -
Spring Capacity - Front (lbs)
- TBD - -
Axle Ratio (:1) - Rear
4.10 3.13
Axle Type - Front
- TBD - Independent
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
NA -
Axle Capacity - Front (lbs)
- TBD - -
Suspension Type - Rear
2-Stage Multi-Leaf Leaf
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
- TBD - -
Axle Ratio (:1) - Front
NA 3.13
Frame
Frame Type
- TBD - -
Emissions
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
5 -
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
8.0 9.8 (Est)
Crash Test Ratings
Overall Rating
--
Overall Frontal Barrier Crash Rating
--
Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Driver
--
Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Passenger
--
Overall Side Crash Rating
--
Side Barrier Rating
--
Side Barrier Rating Driver
--
Side Barrier Rating Passenger Rear Seat
--
Side Pole Rating Driver Front Seat
--
Combined Side Rating Front Seat
--
Combined Side Rating Rear Seat
--
Rollover Rating

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