2020 GMC Canyon vs. Its Competition

2020 GMC Canyon
Andrew Ganz Andrew Ganz Senior Editor

The Chevy Colorado offers nearly everything the GMC Canyon does, and it’s often a little cheaper.

We like the look of the GMC more, though, and may be willing to pay extra.

The Ford Ranger re-arrived on the scene last year with a strong turbo-4 and lots of standard safety gear, but refinement could be better and its price can skyrocket.

The Toyota Tacoma remains hugely popular, and we’re not entirely sure why.

Its interior is cramped and its engine is light on power.

The Honda Ridgeline is the pickup truck rational folks would buy, but it turns out few of us are actually rational.

Nissan’s Frontier is up for a redesign that can’t come soon enough, although the current model is often discounted and may be worth a look if you’re on a budget.

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Quick Specs
4.8
The 2020 GMC Canyon has its virtues, but its design is beginning to feel old and it hasn’t done well in crash tests.
5.2
The 2020 Chevrolet Colorado checks many of the mid-size pickup truck boxes, but leaves safety by the side of the road.
5.0
Myriad detail upgrades keep the 2020 Toyota Tacoma competitive in the increasingly competitive mid-size pickup truck market.
5.8
The 2019 Ford Ranger isn’t a revival, it’s a comprehensive rethink.
6.7
The 2019 Honda Ridgeline pickup is all the truck we need, but is it enough truck to be what buyers want?
3.7
The 2019 Nissan Frontier is an endearing, affordable mid-size truck that lacks the flash of competitors—we like that.
MSRP From     
$22,200$21,300N/A$24,000$29,990$19,090
Gas Mileage     
17 MPG City / 26 MPG Hwy16 MPG City / 26 MPG Hwy19 MPG City / 26 MPG Hwy18 MPG City / 26 MPG Hwy15 MPG City / 23 MPG Hwy
Engine     
Gas I4Gas I4N/AIntercooled Turbo Regular Unleaded I-4Regular Unleaded V-6Regular Unleaded I-4
EPA Class     
N/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A
Style Name     
2WD Ext Cab 128" SL2WD Ext Cab 128" BaseN/AXL 2WD SuperCab Pickup Box DeleteRT 2WDKing Cab 4x2 S Manual
Drivetrain     
Rear Wheel DriveRear Wheel DriveN/ARear Wheel DriveFront Wheel DriveRear Wheel Drive
Passenger Capacity     
22N/A454
Passenger Doors     
N/A2N/AN/AN/AN/A
Body Style     
Extended Cab PickupExtended Cab PickupN/ASuperCabCrew CabKing Cab
Transmission     
AutomaticAutomaticN/AAutomatic w/ODAutomatic w/ODManual w/OD
Detailed Spec Comparison
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