In a market niche with more than its share of outdated hardware, the mid-size pickup class has two new, bright stars.
Until now, the Chevrolet Colorado and nearly identical GMC Canyon have led the segment with the best interiors, most refinement, and best ride quality in the class.
Of the two, the GMC Canyon is better because it has slightly higher payload and towing ratings, nicer interior materials, and offers full-time all-wheel drive.
However, we like the Chevy's available diesel engine.
The redesigned Toyota Tacoma made significant content and powertrain updates for the 2016 model year, but the interior quality and overall refinement can't match the GM trucks.
The Nissan Frontier offers good cab space and a strong V-6, but it is the oldest model in the segment and it shows.
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|2017 Honda RidgelineBrowse Used Listings||2017 Chevrolet ColoradoBrowse Used Listings||2017 GMC CanyonBrowse Used Listings||2017 Nissan FrontierBrowse Used Listings||2017 Toyota TacomaBrowse Used Listings|
|18 MPG City / 26 MPG Hwy||17 MPG City / 26 MPG Hwy||17 MPG City / 26 MPG Hwy||15 MPG City / 23 MPG Hwy||17 MPG City / 24 MPG Hwy|
|Regular Unleaded V-6||Gas I4||Gas I4||Regular Unleaded I-4||Regular Unleaded I-4|
|RT 4x2 Crew Cab 5.3' Bed||2WD Ext Cab 128.3" Base||2WD Ext Cab 128.3" SL||King Cab 4x2 S Manual||SR Access Cab 6' Bed I4 4x2 AT (SE)|
|Front Wheel Drive||Rear Wheel Drive||Rear Wheel Drive||Rear Wheel Drive||Rear Wheel Drive|
|Crew Cab||Extended Cab Pickup||Extended Cab Pickup||King Cab||Access Cab|
|Automatic w/OD||Manual||Manual||Manual w/OD||Automatic w/OD|
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|2017 Honda Ridgeline vs. 2017 Chevrolet Colorado||2017 Honda Ridgeline vs. 2017 GMC Canyon||2017 Honda Ridgeline vs. 2017 Nissan Frontier||2017 Honda Ridgeline vs. 2017 Toyota Tacoma|