|2017 GMC Canyon||2017 Toyota Tacoma|
|2.5-L, 4-Cyl.||Engine||2.7-L, 4-Cyl.|
|Six-speed manual||Transmission||Five-speed manual|
|7,700 lbs.||Max. Towing||6,800 lbs.|
2017 GMC Canyon vs. 2017 Toyota Tacoma
Midsize pickup trucks are great for people that need the platform’s flexibility but don’t really have the desire to have the associated bulk. Any kind of shopping in this class of the automotive will require a basic comparison between the 2017 GMC Canyon vs. 2017 Toyota Tacoma. While the Canyon was held out of production, the Tacoma became a segment favorite. However, two models years and dozens of awards later, the GMC Canyon has regained popularity as the world’s only premium midsize truck. The result is that the new Canyon outpaces the performance, features and technology offered by the 2017 Toyota Tacoma.
As a member of the GMC family, the 2017 Canyon comes well-equipped at all trim grades. At the most basic level, the two pickup trucks share a few of the same basic features: tilt steering, Bluetooth connectivity and cruise control. From there the 2017 Canyon really starts to pull away from its Toyota Tacoma rival. Among the biggest differences between the two midsize pickup trucks is how connected each driver or passengers can be while on the road. The GMC IntelliLink infotainment system supports applications for Apple and Android phones. Owners of the 2017 Toyota Tacoma have a vaguely similar type of connectivity but it relies on much more proprietary technology that isn’t as capable.
Performance of the 2017 Canyon
The 2017 GMC Canyon offers a trio of available engines and the 2017 Tacoma brings a pair power plants to the table. Future owners can have a 2.5-liter, four-cylinder; 3.6-liter, V-6 or a turbocharged, 2.8-liter diesel engine equipped with the 2017 Canyon, depending on trim grade. The 2017 Tacoma, on the other hand, uses its own 2.5-liter, four-cylinder, and a 3.5-liter, V-6. None of the engines of the Tacoma can match the power output or towing capacity of the equipment assigned to the Canyon. When properly equipped with the diesel engine the 2017 Canyon can pull up to 7,700 pounds.
None of the engines of the Tacoma can match the power output or towing capacity of the equipment assigned to the Canyon. When properly equipped with the diesel engine the 2017 Canyon can pull up to 7,700 pounds.