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2022 GMC Canyon vs. 2022 Nissan Frontier Review

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2022 GMC
Canyon

MSRP*: $26,800 to $45,000
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2022 Nissan
Frontier

MSRP*: $28,690 to $38,120
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MPG - City 17 - 19 MPG 17 - 18 MPG
MPG - Hwy 24 - 25 MPG 22 - 24 MPG
Seating Capacity 2 - 5 seats 4 - 5 seats
Cargo Space 41.3 - 49.9 ft3 40.1 - 49.6 ft3
Engine
  • 181-hp, 2.8-liter, 4 Cylinder Engine (Diesel Fuel)
  • 200-hp, 2.5-liter, 4 Cylinder Engine (Gasoline Fuel)
  • 308-hp, 3.6-liter, V6 Cylinder Engine (Gasoline Fuel)
  • 310-hp, 3.8-liter, V6 Cylinder Engine (Gasoline Fuel)
Transmission 6-Speed A/T, Transmission Overdrive Switch 9-Speed A/T
Drivetrain Four Wheel Drive, Rear Wheel Drive Four Wheel Drive, Rear Wheel Drive
Horsepower 200 - 308 hp 310 hp
Towing Capacity 7,000 - 7,700 lbs 6,260 - 6,720 lbs
Exterior Length 212.4 - 224.6 in 210.2 - 224.1 in
Exterior Width 74.3 in 73.0 in
Leg Room Front 45.0 in
Rear 28.6 - 35.8 in
Front 42.3 in
Rear 26.2 - 33.2 in
Head Room Front 41.4 in
Rear 36.7 - 38.3 in
Front 39.9 in
Rear 36.6 - 38.6 in

*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 will be able to stretch out a lot more with the GMC Canyon than the Nissan Frontier. The GMC Canyon will be a favorite with tall drivers and their passengers, since it has much greater head- and legroom than the Nissan Frontier.

Convenience
You'll be making about the same number of stops at the gas station with the GMC Canyon as you will with the Nissan Frontier, as they can travel a similar number of miles on a tank of gas.

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). The GMC Canyon is somewhat more expensive than the Nissan Frontier.

Dimensions
The GMC Canyon is a little wider than the Nissan Frontier, so getting in and out of the car in a crowded parking lot may be a little more of a squeeze. When looking at overall length, the GMC Canyon takes up about the same amount of space in your garage as the Nissan Frontier.

Handling
The GMC Canyon has a smaller turning radius than the Nissan Frontier, allowing you to more easily get in and out of tight spots.

Performance
With the GMC Canyon, you'll be able to pull heavier loads than the Nissan Frontier, due to its slightly better towing capacity. In terms of horsepower, it's a virtual tie between the GMC Canyon and the Nissan Frontier.

Powertrain
With similar torque, the engines of the GMC Canyon and the Nissan Frontier are able to equally transmit their respective horsepower to the wheels.

Utility
In terms of seating, you'll be able to fit the same number of people in the GMC Canyon as you will the Nissan Frontier. You'll be able to fit about the same amount of lumber or gardening supplies into the bed of the GMC Canyon as you will with the Nissan Frontier.