2018 GMC Canyon vs 2018 Toyota Tacoma

Front exterior view of a gray 2018 GMC Canyon on the left "VS" front exterior view of a gray 2018 Toyota Tacoma on the right

A dark day has dawned upon you and you’re having a tough time trying to wrap your head around what it’s going to take to replace your old truck. It may sound a bit overdramatic, but that truck has been with you for a long time, helped guide you through tough times, and even took your kids to kindergarten for the first time. It has been a hard realization to come to, but both you and your truck know it is time to say goodbye to each other. Thankfully for you, there are many tantalizing truck choices that can seamlessly take your old truck's place. The two most appealing truck options for you are the 2018 GMC Canyon and the 2018 Toyota Tacoma, take a closer look at their similarities and differences right here and find the perfect new truck for you.

2018 GMC Canyon


2018 Toyota Tacoma

2.5L I-4 Standard Engine 2.7L 4-Cylinder
200 HP/ 191 LB-FT Horsepower/ Torque 159 HP/ 180 LB-FT
20 MPG City/ 26 MPG HWY Fuel Economy* 20 MPG City/ 23 MPG HWY
3,500 Pounds Standard Towing Capacity** 3,500 Pounds
*EPA estimates of the base trim level with GMC’s Extended Cab, Toyota’s Double Cab, and Two-Wheel Drive. **When equipped with the standard drivetrain and Two-Wheel Drive

Which Truck is Better, the 2018 GMC Canyon or the 2018 Toyota Tacoma?

From the easy to follow graph above, it is simple to see that the standard drivetrain specs are clearly in favor of the 2018 GMC Canyon. However, the 2018 Toyota Tacoma does offer more than the standard drivetrain, but so does the 2018 GMC Canyon. A 3.5L V6 engine can also be equipped on the 2018 Toyota Tacoma, and it delivers 278 horsepower and 265 lb-ft of torque, which are pretty impressive numbers. But, the 2018 GMC Canyon offers a 3.6L V6 that produces 308 horsepower and 275 lb-ft of torque, and a 2.8L Turbo Diesel engine that cranks out 181 horsepower and 369 lb-ft of torque. Both of the optional GMC Canyon engines also outperform the Tacoma’s optional engine in terms of fuel economy as well. On top of the impressive drivetrain features of the 2018 GMC Canyon, it also has exciting features on the interior as well. Standard features of the 2018 GMC Canyon include a 7” Color Touchscreen with Apple CarPlay & Android Auto, Bluetooth Connectivity, a 3.5” Driver Information Center, and even a 6-Speaker Audio System. Get to know all the trim levels of the 2018 GMC Canyon on a test drive today at Davenport Auto in Rocky Mount, NC.

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