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.

2021 GMC Canyon AT4 Off-Road Performance Edition2021 GMC Canyon
2021 Chevrolet Colorado ZR22021 Chevrolet Colorado
2021 Ford Ranger equipped with Tremor Off-Road Package2021 Ford Ranger
2021 Honda Ridgeline2021 Honda Ridgeline
2021 Jeep Gladiator2021 Jeep Gladiator
2021 Toyota Tacoma TRD Pro2021 Toyota Tacoma
Quick Specs
The 2021 GMC Canyon looks good and performs well, but falters on safety.
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.
The 2021 Ford Ranger ventures further off the pavement this year with oversized off-road packages for the mid-size truck.
The 2021 Honda Ridgeline is the just-right pickup most users really need.
The 2021 Jeep Gladiator, for better or worse, is a Wrangler with a bed. Nothing else will satisfy those who seek exactly that, but competitors are more comfortable and more affordable.
The 2021 Toyota Tacoma wears its age like a badge of honor.
MSRP From     
Gas Mileage     
16 MPG City / 25 MPG Hwy16 MPG City / 25 MPG Hwy19 MPG City / 26 MPG Hwy18 MPG City / 24 MPG Hwy16 MPG City / 23 MPG Hwy17 MPG City / 24 MPG Hwy
Gas I4Gas I4Intercooled Turbo Regular Unleaded I-4Regular Unleaded V-6Regular Unleaded V-6Regular Unleaded I-4
EPA Class     
Style Name     
2WD Ext Cab 128" Elevation Standard2WD Ext Cab 128" Work TruckXL 2WD SuperCab Pickup Box Delete *Ltd Avail*Sport AWD80th Anniversary 4x4 *Ltd Avail*SR Access Cab 6' Bed I4 AT (GS)
Rear Wheel DriveRear Wheel DriveRear Wheel DriveAll Wheel DriveFour Wheel DriveRear Wheel Drive
Passenger Capacity     
Passenger Doors     
Body Style     
Extended Cab PickupExtended Cab PickupSuperCabCrew CabCrew CabAccess Cab
AutomaticAutomaticAutomatic w/ODAutomatic w/ODAutomatic w/ODAutomatic w/OD
Detailed Spec Comparison
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