2018 GMC Canyon vs. Its Competition

2018 GMC Canyon
Andrew Ganz Andrew Ganz Senior Editor

Unless you’re totally sold on the blocky GMC Canyon grille, you owe it to yourself to cross-shop the Chevrolet Colorado.

The Chevy can be a little cheaper and its features are packaged a little differently, which might be appealing.

The Toyota Tacoma has long been this segment’s favorite, but the current model doesn’t quite match these GM twins.

Nissan’s Frontier is ancient—it debuted for 2005—but is significantly cheaper and can usually be had at discounts.

At the opposite end of the spectrum sits the crossover-derived Honda Ridgeline, which doesn’t have a separate frame but is remarkably capable and livable.

And by the time you’ve loaded up a Canyon, you may want to look at the GMC Sierra (or vice versa).

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2018 Honda Ridgeline2018 Honda Ridgeline
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2018 Nissan Frontier2018 Nissan Frontier
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Quick Specs
6.0
The 2018 GMC Canyon is a solid, highly recommended choice among mid-size pickups for its terrific powertrains, comfortable interior, and refined demeanor.
6.0
The 2018 Chevrolet Colorado can be whatever you need it to be: in-town runabout, suburban slogger, or off-road racing champion.
6.7
The 2018 GMC Sierra is a rugged, handsome full-size pickup certainly worthy of your attention.
7.5
The 2018 Honda Ridgeline is the most comfortable truck you can drive today. It has the capability that many casual buyers want, but it’s not the choice for heavy duty users.
4.0
The 2018 Nissan Frontier is a good, basic truck, but there are far more modern options for not too much more.
5.8
The 2018 Toyota Tacoma is a mid-size pickup with the right-sized attitude: it’s nimble off road, capable, and just enough truck for many buyers.
MSRP From     
$21,100$20,200$29,000$29,730$18,990$25,400
Gas Mileage     
17 MPG City / 26 MPG Hwy16 MPG City / 26 MPG Hwy15 MPG City / 24 MPG Hwy18 MPG City / 26 MPG Hwy15 MPG City / 23 MPG Hwy17 MPG City / 24 MPG Hwy
Engine     
Gas I4Gas I4Gas/Ethanol V6Regular Unleaded V-6Regular Unleaded I-4Regular Unleaded I-4
EPA Class     
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Style Name     
2WD Ext Cab 128.3" SL2WD Ext Cab 128.3" Base2WD Reg Cab 119.0"RT 2WDKing Cab 4x2 S ManualSR Access Cab 6' Bed I4 4x2 AT (GS)
Drivetrain     
Rear Wheel DriveRear Wheel DriveRear Wheel DriveFront Wheel DriveRear Wheel DriveRear Wheel Drive
Passenger Capacity     
223544
Passenger Doors     
N/A2N/AN/AN/AN/A
Body Style     
Extended Cab PickupExtended Cab PickupReg Cab PickupCrew CabKing CabAccess Cab
Transmission     
ManualManualAutomaticAutomatic w/ODManual w/ODAutomatic w/OD
Detailed Spec Comparison
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