2017 GMC Canyon vs. Its Competition

2017 GMC Canyon
Andrew Ganz Andrew Ganz Senior Editor

The mid-size pickup segment has had a heck of a run the last few years, and Honda is back in the fray with its impressive Ridgline.

Although it may not offer the separate frame of its rivals, the Ridgeline offers surprising capability and capacities and a terrific ride quality.

The Toyota Tacoma has long been the segment's sales leader, and its refresh last year brought a strong new engine and a much better interior.

The Nissan Frontier is at the opposite end of the spectrum, having not been refreshed in over a decade—but big discounts should be available.

And it's worth cross-shopping the Chevrolet Colorado, which is largely the same thing as the Canyon but offers different options packaging and a slightly lower price point.

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Quick Specs
6.2
The 2017 GMC Canyon is probably all the pickup truck most buyers will need.
6.3
Don't quite need a full-size truck? The Chevrolet Colorado makes a compelling case for the way most of us truly use our pickups.
7.5
The 2017 Honda Ridgeline is a smart alternative to full-size trucks, for drivers content with matching the right tool to the right job.
4.8
Thoroughly outpointed by its rivals, the 2017 Nissan Frontier is nonetheless worth a look if you value its nimble feel and its surprisingly good value.
6.4
A new TRD Pro package further cements the 2017 Toyota Tacoma's reputation as an off-road leader.
MSRP From    
$20,885$20,000$29,475$18,390$24,575
Gas Mileage    
17 MPG City / 26 MPG Hwy17 MPG City / 26 MPG Hwy18 MPG City / 26 MPG Hwy15 MPG City / 23 MPG Hwy17 MPG City / 24 MPG Hwy
Engine    
Gas I4Gas I4Regular Unleaded V-6Regular Unleaded I-4Regular Unleaded I-4
EPA Class    
N/AN/AN/AN/AN/A
Style Name    
2WD Ext Cab 128.3" SL2WD Ext Cab 128.3" BaseRT 4x2 Crew Cab 5.3' BedKing Cab 4x2 S ManualSR Access Cab 6' Bed I4 4x2 AT (SE)
Drivetrain    
Rear Wheel DriveRear Wheel DriveFront Wheel DriveRear Wheel DriveRear Wheel Drive
Passenger Capacity    
22544
Passenger Doors    
22N/AN/AN/A
Body Style    
Extended Cab PickupExtended Cab PickupCrew CabKing CabAccess Cab
Transmission    
ManualManualAutomatic w/ODManual w/ODAutomatic w/OD
Detailed Spec Comparison
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