Due to its higher efficiency, affordability, and maneuverability, the compact pickup truck class is becoming more and more popular among consumers. Two of the most commonly compared vehicles in this class, that have also been consistently popular, are the 2019 GMC Canyon vs 2019 Toyota Tacoma.
The 2019 GMC Canyon is bold and powerful, yet upscale and advanced. Drivers investing in this choice can enjoy class-leading performance specs in terms of horsepower, towing capacity, and even fuel economy, making it an excellent choice for drivers looking for a vehicle to tackle tough projects with ease. The Canyon is also one of the lowest priced vehicles in its class but offers one of the most generous entertainment suites. Inside the new Canyon, drivers will find standard features like a large touchscreen display, as well as Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. Meanwhile, the Canyon also excels in the category of safety thanks to an abundance of standard and available features and careful construction. Available in rear-wheel drive or four-wheel drive with the ability to seat up to five passengers, the Canyon is versatile and well-rounded.
The 2019 Toyota Tacoma is a fierce competitor in the compact pickup truck class, outperforming most of its contenders. However, the Canyon is a tough match for this vehicle. The new Tacoma offers less horsepower, less efficiency, and a lower towing capacity than the new Canyon. It also offers a nice, but more slim entertainment suite and lacks Apple CarPlay and Android Auto entirely. However, the Tacoma provides excellent standard safety features and is a capable off-roader.
Overall, both the 2019 GMC Canyon and 2019 Toyota Tacoma are excellent trucks. However, the Canyon simply has the edge in most categories. To help determine which of these vehicles is the right choice for you, take a closer look at how they compare in terms of performance, entertainment, and safety.