General Motors' GMC Canyon and Chevrolet Colorado twins have really given the Toyota Tacoma a run for its money.
The GMC and Chevy both offer a more fuel efficient turbodiesel engine, and the Canyon's new Denali trim level brings new luxuries to this segment.
But you'll pay a price for a so-equipped Canyon or Colorado.
The Nissan Frontier, meanwhile, is definitely the segment's "vintage" competitor, boasting a design that's more than a decade old and hasn't really been updated.
For the way most people use their trucks—as crossovers with an open bed—the Honda Ridgeline excels.
It won't tow or go off road as well as the other mid-size trucks, but if you don't need that capability, it could be the best choice.
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|2017 Toyota TacomaBrowse Used Listings||2017 GMC CanyonBrowse Used Listings||2017 Honda RidgelineBrowse Used Listings||2017 Nissan FrontierBrowse Used Listings||2016 Chevrolet ColoradoBrowse Used Listings|
|17 MPG City / 24 MPG Hwy||17 MPG City / 26 MPG Hwy||18 MPG City / 26 MPG Hwy||15 MPG City / 23 MPG Hwy||17 MPG City / 27 MPG Hwy|
|Regular Unleaded I-4||Gas I4||Regular Unleaded V-6||Regular Unleaded I-4||Gas I4|
|SR Access Cab 6' Bed I4 4x2 AT (SE)||2WD Ext Cab 128.3" SL||RT 4x2 Crew Cab 5.3' Bed||King Cab 4x2 S Manual||2WD Ext Cab 128.3" Base|
|Rear Wheel Drive||Rear Wheel Drive||Front Wheel Drive||Rear Wheel Drive||Rear Wheel Drive|
|Access Cab||Extended Cab Pickup||Crew Cab||King Cab||Extended Cab Pickup|
|Automatic w/OD||Manual||Automatic w/OD||Manual w/OD||Manual|
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|2017 Toyota Tacoma vs. 2017 GMC Canyon||2017 Toyota Tacoma vs. 2017 Honda Ridgeline||2017 Toyota Tacoma vs. 2017 Nissan Frontier||2017 Toyota Tacoma vs. 2016 Chevrolet Colorado|