The midsize pickup segment has become crowded in the last few years with the revival of the Chevy Colorado, GMC Canyon, Ford Ranger, Jeep Gladiator, and Honda Ridgeline models. The good news is that each truck in the segment stands out for one reason or another, so it can be pretty easy to identify the right model for your needs. If you are looking for a truck that blends ride quality, fuel efficiency, towing capability, tech connectivity, and off-road performance, then we think that the GM models fit the bill best. But when comparing the 2020 GMC Canyon vs 2020 Chevy Colorado, there are only little differences, which means they matter a lot when choosing which one is the best for you.
This duo really is a great midsize pickup design. They offer the only diesel engine in the segment, which also means the Canyon and Colorado have the best-in-class torque and max towing ratings (369 ft-lbs and 7,700 lbs respectively). And that same engine also delivers the best fuel efficiency in the segment. For shoppers on a budget, the gasoline engine models have the lowest MSRP in the segment, edging out the Ford Ranger by a healthy margin. One of the most user-friendly infotainment systems in the industry is also common to both the Chevy Colorado and GMC Canyon, and drivers may well forget that they’re in a truck thanks to a smooth, comfortable ride that’s bested only by the unibody Ridgeline.
The Colorado offers the best off-road build with Z71 and ZR2 trims options, but the GMC Canyon is no slouch with its All Terrain trim. But if you want luxury, then the Canyon Denali is the undisputed peak of the segment. In general, we think the classier interior, expanded options list, and bolder styling of the 2020 GMC Canyon make it well worth spending a little more than you would for an equivalent Colorado. Pay us a visit at Rick Hendrick Duluth to see what it means to be “professional grade” and find your new midsize truck today!