2016 GMC Canyon vs 2016 GMC Sierra 1500

If you are looking for a new truck, you are definitely on the right track by considering a GMC model! GMC trucks consistently rank as favorites among customers for overall performance and style! Now the question is whether you should go with the Canyon or the Sierra 1500. As much as we adore both models equally, let us explain the differences between them so you can choose the right model for you.

As far as sizing is concerned, the 2016 GMC Canyon is the midsize model. But don’t let that classification fool you, it is very capable! The 2016 GMC Sierra 1500 is a full size model with even more power for heavy towing. Both models are available with a variety of cab size, box length, and engine options in order to do the most for you.

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2016 GMC Canyon VS 2016 GMC Sierra 1500


2.8L Duramax Turbo-Diesel I4

Engine Options

4.3L EcoTec3 V6

5.3L EcoTec3 V8

6.2L EcoTec3 V8
305 Max. Horsepower 420
7,700 pounds Max. Towing Capacity 12,000 pounds
21 gallons Fuel Tank Capacity 26-34 gallons

2016 GMC Canyon and 2016 GMC Sierra 1500 Engine Power

The 2016 GMC Canyon model engine options include a 200 horsepower 2.5L I4 DI DOHC (3,500-pound towing capacity), a 181 horsepower 2.8L Duramax Turbo-Diesel I4 (7,600 to 7,700-pound towing capacity), or a 305 horsepower 3.6L V6 DI DOHC (7,000-pound towing capacity) engine.

For even more power and strength, the 2016 GMC Sierra 1500 offers a 285 horsepower 4.3L EcoTec3 V6 (5,500 to 7,600-pound towing capacity), a 355 horsepower 5.3L EcoTec3 V8 (6,100 to 11,000-pound towing capacity), or a 420 horsepower 6.2L EcoTec3 V8 (9,100 to 12,000-pound towing capacity) engine.

(Please note that maximum towing capacity may vary based on drivetrain, cab size, box length, and rear-axle ratio)

To learn more about the 2016 GMC Canyon and the 2016 GMC Sierra 1500, please contact Davenport Autopark and speak to a sales professional!

Front profile of 2016 GMC Canyon
2016 GMC Sierra 1500 at construction site
2016 GMC Canyon with tailgate down
2016 GMC Sierra 1500 with ladder

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