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2021 GMC Canyon vs. 2020 GMC Sierra 1500 Review

New 2021 GMC Canyon

2021 GMC
Canyon

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New 2020 GMC Sierra 1500

2020 GMC
Sierra 1500

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MSRP*
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$26,400 to $44,700
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$29,600 to $58,900
Invoice* $25,450 to $42,644 $28,446 to $55,425
MPG - City 17 - 19 15 - 20
MPG - Hwy 24 - 25 20 - 24
Engine(s) Inline-4, V-6 Inline-4, V-6, V-8
Seating Capacity 4 - 5 3 - 6
Basic Warranty 3 years/36,000 miles 3 years/36,000 miles
Overall Safety Rating** **** ****
Frontal Crash Rating** **** ****
Side Crash Rating** ***** *****

**Vehicle crash and safety data is provided by NHTSA, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. The NHTSA testing was established by Congress to reduce highway deaths and injuries.

*MSRP and Invoice prices displayed are for educational purposes only, do not reflect the actual selling price of a particular vehicle, and do not include applicable gas taxes or destination charges.

Comparison Review

Comfort
Passengers in the extended cab may find themselves a little more squished in the GMC Canyon than the GMC Sierra 1500. The GMC Sierra 1500 offers just a little more head- and legroom than the GMC Canyon, making it a little roomier and more comfortable.

Convenience
The GMC Sierra 1500 requires less frequent visits to the gas station than the GMC Canyon, making it more convenient to drive.

Cost
There are a lot of factors to consider when calculating the overall cost of a vehicle. The main consideration is Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price (MSRP). Clearly, the GMC Canyon is a better financial choice over the GMC Sierra 1500, when considering MSRP. Another consideration is the Destination Charge, which is a standard charge for transporting the vehicle to the dealer from where it's built. The GMC Canyon carries a much lower Destination Charge than the GMC Sierra 1500.

Dimensions
Since the GMC Canyon is much slimmer than the GMC Sierra 1500, it'll be much easier to find a wide enough space in a crowded parking lot. If you go with the GMC Canyon, you'll have a much easier time finding a large enough space to park than you will with the GMC Sierra 1500.

Drivetrain
The GMC Canyon offers much less torque than the GMC Sierra 1500, which generally means that it won't feel as fast or powerful.

Handling
The GMC Canyon has a significantly smaller turning radius than the GMC Sierra 1500, allowing you to more easily maneuver in and out of tight spots.

Performance
In terms of towing capacity, the GMC Sierra 1500 is clearly the choice over the GMC Canyon for pulling heavy loads. The GMC Canyon has a little less horsepower than the GMC Sierra 1500.

Utility
The GMC Canyon has less seating than the GMC Sierra 1500, making the GMC Sierra 1500 the better choice if you often have passengers. The GMC Sierra 1500 has a lot more cargo capacity for hauling lumber or gardening supplies than the GMC Canyon.

Warranty
The GMC Canyon comes with essentially the same basic warranty as the GMC Sierra 1500.