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.

TCC Likes

TCC Dislikes

Fuel Economy

City

20 mpg 16 mpg

Highway

27 mpg 22 mpg

Vehicle

Number of Passenger Doors

4 -

Interior Dimensions

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

Second Hip Room (in)

53.30 58

Front Shoulder Room (in)

57.50 58.3

Second Head Room (in)

38.30 38.7

Exterior Dimensions

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

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 - -

Length, Overall (in)

- 219.4

Cargo Area Dimensions

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

Ext'd Cab Cargo Volume (ft³)

- TBD - -

Cargo Box Width @ Floor (in)

57.80 61.4

Cargo Box (Area) Height (in)

- TBD - 18

Brakes

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

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

Fuel Tank

Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)

21 21.1

Fuel Tank Location

- TBD - -

Aux Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)

NA -

Aux Fuel Tank Location

NA -

Steering

Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)

- TBD - -

Steering Ratio (:1), On Center

- TBD - -

Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)

41.3 47.8

Steering Type

Pwr Rack-Pinion

Steering Ratio (:1), At Lock

- TBD - -

Tires

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

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

Trailering

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

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

Weight Information

Gross Combined Wt Rating (lbs)

8500 11133

Gross Axle Wt Rating - Rear (lbs)

3300 -

Curb Weight - Rear (lbs)

1791 -

Gross Vehicle Weight Rating Cap (lbs)

5500 5730

Gross Axle Wt Rating - Front (lbs)

2900 -

Curb Weight - Front (lbs)

2189 -

Base Curb Weight (lbs)

- 4507

Wheels

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

Rear Wheel Material

Aluminum Aluminum

Rear Wheel Size (in)

16 x 7 18 X 7.5

Cooling System

Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)

15.6 -

Electrical

Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)

- TBD - 550

Maximum Alternator Watts

- TBD - -

Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (2nd)

NA 550

Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)

- TBD - 130

Engine

SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM

200 @ 6300 261 @ 5600

Engine Type

Gas I4 Regular Unleaded V-6

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

Mileage

Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)

22 18

EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)

27 22

EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)

20 16

Transmission

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

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

Summary

Vehicle Name

GMC Canyon Nissan Frontier

Body Code

E63 T

Body Style

Crew Cab Pickup Crew Cab

Suspension

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

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 - -

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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