2021 GMC Canyon vs. Its Competition

2021 GMC Canyon AT4 Off-Road Performance Edition
Robert Duffer Robert Duffer Senior Editor

The related 2021 Chevy Colorado sticks more to the utilitarian formula than the upscale options on its GMC Canyon sibling.

The bestselling Taco rocks its age like its renowned durability and rough but supremely capable TRD Pro model.

The Gladiator brings all the cachet of the Wrangler but with a bed, while the Ford Ranger builds off its strong basic bones with a forthcoming Tremor variant.

The Ridgeline handles more like the Pilot SUV it's based on, but with a bed and some truck-like style for 2021.

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Quick Specs
4.8
The 2021 GMC Canyon looks good and performs well, but falters on safety.
5.0
The 2021 Chevy Colorado’s many configurations give shoppers the kind of choice typically reserved for full-size trucks, but Chevy skimps on safety features.
5.2
The 2021 Ford Ranger ventures further off the pavement this year with oversized off-road packages for the mid-size truck.
7.0
The 2021 Honda Ridgeline is the just-right pickup most users really need.
5.0
The 2021 Toyota Tacoma wears its age like a badge of honor.
MSRP From     
$26,400$25,200$24,820N/A$33,565$26,250
Gas Mileage     
17 MPG City / 25 MPG Hwy16 MPG City / 25 MPG Hwy19 MPG City / 26 MPG Hwy16 MPG City / 23 MPG Hwy17 MPG City / 24 MPG Hwy
Engine     
Gas I4Gas I4Intercooled Turbo Regular Unleaded I-4N/ARegular Unleaded V-6Regular Unleaded I-4
EPA Class     
N/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A
Style Name     
2WD Ext Cab 128" Elevation Standard2WD Ext Cab 128" Work TruckXL 2WD SuperCab 6' BoxN/A80th Anniversary 4x4SR Access Cab 6' Bed I4 AT (GS)
Drivetrain     
Rear Wheel DriveRear Wheel DriveRear Wheel DriveN/AFour Wheel DriveRear Wheel Drive
Passenger Capacity     
444N/A54
Passenger Doors     
N/A2N/AN/AN/AN/A
Body Style     
Extended Cab PickupExtended Cab PickupSuperCabN/ACrew CabAccess Cab
Transmission     
AutomaticAutomaticAutomatic w/ODN/AAutomatic w/ODAutomatic w/OD
Detailed Spec Comparison
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