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GMC Sierra 1500 vs. GMC Canyon

In comparing the GMC Sierra 1500 to the GMC Canyon, the GMC Sierra 1500 has the advantage in the areas of overall quality score and base engine power. The GMC Canyon has the advantage in the areas of new vehicle base pricing, typical lower range of pricing for one- to five-year-old used cars, and fuel efficiency. Based on this comparison of the GMC Sierra 1500 versus the GMC Canyon, the GMC Canyon is a better car than the GMC Sierra 1500.

GMC Sierra 1500 versus GMC Canyon Pricing

A one- to five-year-old used GMC Sierra 1500 ranges from $42,989 to $67,527 while a used GMC Canyon from the same model year range is priced between $29,933 to $45,499. For a new model, the GMC Sierra 1500's price is between $45,733 and $66,719, with the GMC Canyon priced between $31,546 and $48,167.

GMC Sierra 1500 versus GMC Canyon Quality Rating

The iSeeCars Overall Quality rating for the GMC Sierra 1500 is 8.2 out of 10 while the GMC Canyon's quality rating is 8.0 out of 10. This results in the GMC Sierra 1500 being ranked 4 out of 15 Best Full-Size Trucks and the GMC Canyon being ranked 4 out of 11 Best Midsize Trucks.

Engine Power and Fuel Efficiency Comparison

For engine performance, the GMC Sierra 1500’s base engine makes 310 horsepower, and the GMC Canyon base engine makes 200 horsepower. The Sierra 1500 is rated to deliver an average of 20 miles per gallon, with a highway range of 528 miles. The Canyon is rated to deliver an average of 22 miles per gallon, with a highway range of 525 miles. Both models use regular unleaded.

Hauling, Towing, and Off-Road Capabilities Comparison

The GMC Sierra 1500 has the advantage of higher towing capacity and payload capacity, while the GMC Canyon has the advantage of higher ground clearance.

Available Cab Types and Bed Lengths

The GMC Sierra 1500 is available in a Crew Cab, Extended Cab, or a Regular Cab configuration, and the GMC Canyon is available in a Crew Cab or an Extended Cab configuration. The GMC Sierra 1500 offers bed lengths of 69.9, 79.4, and 98.2 inches, and the GMC Canyon offers bed lengths of 61.7 and 74 inches.

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2023 GMC Sierra 1500

2022 GMC Canyon

Pricing

New Asking Price:

$45,733 - $66,719

Used Asking Price:

$42,989 - $67,527

5-Year Depreciation (lower is better):

30.7%

Pricing

New Asking Price:

$31,546 - $48,167

Used Asking Price:

$29,933 - $45,499

5-Year Depreciation (lower is better):

25.5%

iSeeCars Scores & Rankings

Overall Score:

8.2 / 10

Reliability:

8.4 / 10

Retained Value:

7.8 / 10

Safety:

8.5 / 10

iSeeCars Scores & Rankings

Overall Score:

8.0 / 10

Reliability:

7.8 / 10

Retained Value:

8.2 / 10

Safety:

8.0 / 10

iSeeCars Rankings

2 / 13
4 / 15
4 / 15
5 / 15

iSeeCars Rankings

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

Summary Review

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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.

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Pros and Cons

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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

Available Body Styles

Pickup Truck

Available Body Styles

Pickup Truck

Available Cab Types

Crew Cab, Extended Cab, Regular Cab

Available Cab Types

Crew Cab, Extended Cab

Available Bed Length(s)

69.9 inches, 79.4 inches, 98.2 inches

Available Bed Length(s)

61.7 inches, 74 inches

Available Drivetrain Options

Diesel, Gasoline

Available Drivetrain Options

Diesel, Gasoline

Trim Levels

SLE, AT4X, SLT, Elevation, Pro, Denali Ultimate, Elevation Standard, AT4, Denali

Trim Levels

Elevation Standard, Denali, Elevation, AT4

Warranty Information

Warranty, Bumper-to-Bumper:

3 years / 36000 miles

Warranty, Powertrain

5 years / 100000 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:

5 years / 60000 miles

Safety Ratings

NHTSA Safety Rating (last 5 year average):

4.25 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:

310 hp @ 5600 rpm

Torque:

430 foot-lbs @ 3000 rpm

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

0.070 hp per pound

Towing Capacity:

9000 lbs

Max Payload:

2240 lbs

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

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):

19 / 22 / 20

Range (city/hwy):

456 / 528 miles

Recommended Fuel Type:

Regular Unleaded

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

Standard/Optional Features

Apple CarPlay:

Standard

Android Auto:

Standard

Wireless Smartphone Charging:

Available

Keyless Entry:

Standard

Keyless Ignition:

Standard

Adaptive Cruise Control:

Available

Heated Seats:

Available

Cooled/Ventilated Seats:

Available

Leather Upholstery:

Available

Navigation System:

Available

Sunroof/Moonroof:

Available

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:

N/A

Heated Seats:

Available

Cooled/Ventilated Seats:

Available

Leather Upholstery:

Available

Navigation System:

Available

Sunroof/Moonroof:

N/A

Heated Steering Wheel:

Available

Safety Equipment

Forward Collision Warning:

Standard

Pedestrian Detection:

Standard

Lane Departure Warning:

Standard

Lane Keeping Assist:

Standard

Blind Spot Monitoring:

Available

Rear Cross-Traffic Alert:

Available

360-Degree Camera:

Available

Rear Seat Reminder:

Available

Driver Attention Monitoring:

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

Interior Dimensions

Front Head Room:

43.1 inches

Front Leg Room:

44.5 inches

Front Shoulder Room:

66 inches

Rear Head Room:

Not yet available

Rear Leg Room:

Not yet available

Rear Shoulder Room:

Not yet available

Cargo Space:

Not yet available

Overall Interior Volume:

Not yet available

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

Exterior Dimensions

Curb Weight:

4430 lbs

Width:

81.2 inches

Height:

75.7 inches

Length:

211 inches

Wheelbase:

126.5 inches

Ground Clearance:

7.9 inches

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

Standard Wheel/Tire Information

Wheel Size:

17.0 x 8.0 inches

Wheel Type:

painted steel

Tire Size:

255/70R17

Standard Wheel/Tire Information

Wheel Size:

18.0 x 8.5 inches

Wheel Type:

painted aluminum

Tire Size:

P265/60R18