Page Loading

GMC Canyon vs. Toyota Tacoma

In comparing the GMC Canyon to the Toyota Tacoma, the GMC Canyon has the advantage in the areas of typical lower range of pricing for one- to five-year-old used cars, and fuel efficiency and base engine power. The Toyota Tacoma has the advantage in the areas of new vehicle base pricing and overall quality score. Based on this comparison of the GMC Canyon versus the Toyota Tacoma, the GMC Canyon is a better car than the Toyota Tacoma.

GMC Canyon versus Toyota Tacoma Pricing

A one- to five-year-old used GMC Canyon ranges from $27,389 to $41,996 while a used Toyota Tacoma from the same model year range is priced between $27,997 to $44,724. For a new model, the GMC Canyon's price is between $32,950 and $48,743, with the Toyota Tacoma priced between $30,236 and $48,067.

GMC Canyon versus Toyota Tacoma Quality Rating

The iSeeCars Overall Quality rating for the GMC Canyon is 8.0 out of 10 while the Toyota Tacoma's quality rating is 8.5 out of 10. This results in the GMC Canyon being ranked 4 out of 11 Best Midsize Trucks and the Toyota Tacoma being ranked 2 out of 11. Out of 6 Best Midsize Trucks for the Money, the GMC Canyon is ranked 6 and the Toyota Tacoma is ranked 2.

Engine Power and Fuel Efficiency Comparison

For engine performance, the GMC Canyon’s base engine makes 200 horsepower, and the Toyota Tacoma base engine makes 159 horsepower. The Canyon is rated to deliver an average of 22 miles per gallon, with a highway range of 525 miles. The Tacoma is rated to deliver an average of 21 miles per gallon, with a highway range of 485 miles. Both models use regular unleaded.

Hauling, Towing, and Off-Road Capabilities Comparison

The GMC Canyon has the advantage of higher towing capacity, while the Toyota Tacoma has the advantage of higher ground clearance and payload capacity.

Available Cab Types and Bed Lengths

The GMC Canyon is available in a Crew Cab or an Extended Cab configuration, and the Toyota Tacoma is available in a Crew Cab or an Extended Cab configuration. The GMC Canyon offers bed lengths of 61.7 and 74 inches, and the Toyota Tacoma offers bed lengths of 60.5 and 73.7 inches.

Safety Ratings Comparison

When comparing crash test ratings from NHTSA, both the GMC Canyon and the Toyota Tacoma have the same average safety rating of 4 out of 5 Stars.

See More See Less

2022 GMC Canyon

2023 Toyota Tacoma

Pricing

New Asking Price:

$32,950 - $48,743

Used Asking Price:

$27,389 - $41,996

5-Year Depreciation (lower is better):

25.5%

Pricing

New Asking Price:

$30,236 - $48,067

Used Asking Price:

$27,997 - $44,724

5-Year Depreciation (lower is better):

13.8%

iSeeCars Scores & Rankings

Overall Score:

8.0 / 10

Reliability:

7.8 / 10

Retained Value:

8.2 / 10

Safety:

8.0 / 10

iSeeCars Scores & Rankings

Overall Score:

8.5 / 10

Reliability:

8.5 / 10

Retained Value:

8.9 / 10

Safety:

8.0 / 10

iSeeCars Rankings

3 / 10
4 / 11
4 / 11
4 / 11
4 / 6

iSeeCars Rankings

2 / 11
2 / 11
2 / 11
2 / 6
7 / 10

Summary Review

The GMC Canyon is a near-twin of the Chevrolet Colorado. They are made on the same assembly lines with the same key components. GM markets the GMC Canyon as a more upscale or professional grade version of the same Colorado design. Even the warranty is identical.

See More See Less

Summary Review

Toyota’s Tacoma has been the sales leader in the midsize segment for decades. While other brands quit this market, Toyota continued to polish the gem that is the Tacoma pickup.

See More See Less

Pros and Cons

  • Well-rounded modern design
  • Turbodiesel option
  • Solid infotainment technology
  • Big discounts off new sticker price are common

  • Big discounts off sticker price make used Canyon values unclear
  • Reliability issues in past models include transmission
  • Standard four-cylinder engine feels inadequate in an upscale model

Pros and Cons

  • Wide range of trim levels and styles from affordable barebones to serious off-road
  • Best in class retained value
  • Strong track record of overall reliability
  • Composite bed eliminates corrosion concerns

  • Beware the recent few used years with transmission issues with some recent models
  • Interior oddities like a low, flat seat
  • Not as refined as most competitors, overdue for a full update
  • Towing capability less than segment best

Available Body Styles

Pickup Truck

Available Body Styles

Pickup Truck

Available Cab Types

Crew Cab, Extended Cab

Available Cab Types

Crew Cab, Extended Cab

Available Bed Length(s)

61.7 inches, 74 inches

Available Bed Length(s)

60.5 inches, 73.7 inches

Available Drivetrain Options

Diesel, Gasoline

Available Drivetrain Options

Gasoline

Trim Levels

Elevation Standard, Elevation, Denali, AT4

Trim Levels

TRD Off-Road, TRD Sport, SR5 V6, TRD Pro, SR V6, Trail Special Edition, Limited, SR5, SR

Warranty Information

Warranty, Bumper-to-Bumper:

3 years / 36000 miles

Warranty, Powertrain

5 years / 60000 miles

Warranty, Roadside Assistance:

5 years / 60000 miles

Warranty Information

Warranty, Bumper-to-Bumper:

3 years / 36000 miles

Warranty, Powertrain

5 years / 60000 miles

Warranty, Roadside Assistance:

2 years

Safety Ratings

NHTSA Safety Rating (last 5 year average):

4 out of 5 Stars

IIHS Safety Rating:

Not yet available

Safety Ratings

NHTSA Safety Rating (last 5 year average):

4 out of 5 Stars

IIHS Safety Rating:

Not yet available

Base Drivetrain Specifications

Horsepower:

200 hp @ 6300 rpm

Torque:

191 foot-lbs @ 4400 rpm

Power-to-Weight Ratio (higher is better):

0.051 hp per pound

Towing Capacity:

3500 lbs

Max Payload:

1430 lbs

Base Drivetrain Specifications

Horsepower:

159 hp @ 5200 rpm

Torque:

180 foot-lbs @ 3800 rpm

Power-to-Weight Ratio (higher is better):

0.041 hp per pound

Towing Capacity:

Not yet available

Max Payload :

1685 lbs

Engine Specifications

Engine Size:

2.5 liters

Engine Configuration:

Inline

Number of Cylinders:

4

Transmission:

Automatic

Standard/Optional Drivetrain Type:

4X2 / 4X4

EPA Fuel Economy (City/Highway/Combined MPG):

19 / 25 / 22

Range (city/hwy):

399 / 525 miles

Recommended Fuel Type:

Regular Unleaded

Engine Specifications

Engine Size:

2.7 liters

Engine Configuration:

Inline

Number of Cylinders:

4

Transmission:

Automatic

Standard/Optional Drivetrain Type:

4X2 / 4X4

EPA Fuel Economy (City/Highway/Combined MPG):

20 / 23 / 21

Range (city/hwy):

422 / 485 miles

Recommended Fuel Type:

Regular Unleaded

Standard/Optional Features

Apple CarPlay:

Standard

Android Auto:

Standard

Wireless Smartphone Charging:

Available

Keyless Entry:

Available

Keyless Ignition:

Available

Adaptive Cruise Control:

N/A

Heated Seats:

Available

Cooled/Ventilated Seats:

Available

Leather Upholstery:

Available

Navigation System:

Available

Sunroof/Moonroof:

N/A

Heated Steering Wheel:

Available

Standard/Optional Features

Apple CarPlay:

Standard

Android Auto:

Standard

Wireless Smartphone Charging:

Available

Keyless Entry:

Available

Keyless Ignition:

Available

Adaptive Cruise Control:

Standard

Heated Seats:

Available

Cooled/Ventilated Seats:

N/A

Leather Upholstery:

Available

Navigation System:

Available

Sunroof/Moonroof:

Available

Heated Steering Wheel:

N/A

Safety Equipment

Forward Collision Warning:

Available

Pedestrian Detection:

N/A

Lane Departure Warning:

Available

Lane Keeping Assist:

N/A

Blind Spot Monitoring:

N/A

Rear Cross-Traffic Alert:

N/A

360-Degree Camera:

N/A

Rear Seat Reminder:

Standard

Driver Attention Monitoring:

N/A

Safety Equipment

Forward Collision Warning:

Standard

Pedestrian Detection:

Standard

Lane Departure Warning:

Standard

Lane Keeping Assist:

N/A

Blind Spot Monitoring:

Available

Rear Cross-Traffic Alert:

Available

360-Degree Camera:

Available

Rear Seat Reminder:

Standard

Driver Attention Monitoring:

N/A

Interior Dimensions

Front Head Room:

41.4 inches

Front Leg Room:

45 inches

Front Shoulder Room:

57.5 inches

Rear Head Room:

36.7 inches

Rear Leg Room:

28.6 inches

Rear Shoulder Room:

57.3 inches

Cargo Space:

Not yet available

Overall Interior Volume:

Not yet available

Interior Dimensions

Front Head Room:

39.7 inches

Front Leg Room:

42.9 inches

Front Shoulder Room:

58.3 inches

Rear Head Room:

34.9 inches

Rear Leg Room:

24.6 inches

Rear Shoulder Room:

56.5 inches

Cargo Space:

Not yet available

Overall Interior Volume:

85.6 cubic feet

Exterior Dimensions

Curb Weight:

3950 lbs

Width:

83.9 inches

Height:

70.4 inches

Length:

212.4 inches

Wheelbase:

128.3 inches

Ground Clearance:

8.4 inches

Exterior Dimensions

Curb Weight:

3915 lbs

Width:

74.4 inches

Height:

70.6 inches

Length:

212.3 inches

Wheelbase:

127.4 inches

Ground Clearance:

9.4 inches

Standard Wheel/Tire Information

Wheel Size:

18.0 x 8.5 inches

Wheel Type:

painted aluminum

Tire Size:

P265/60R18

Standard Wheel/Tire Information

Wheel Size:

16.0 x 7.0 inches

Wheel Type:

steel

Tire Size:

P245/75R16