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2021 GMC Canyon vs. 2020 Nissan Frontier Review

New 2021 GMC Canyon

2021 GMC
Canyon

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New 2020 Nissan Frontier

2020 Nissan
Frontier

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MSRP*
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$26,400 to $44,700
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$26,790 to $37,490
Invoice* $25,450 to $42,644 $25,862 to $35,387
MPG - City 17 - 19 17 - 18
MPG - Hwy 24 - 25 23 - 24
Engine(s) Inline-4, V-6 V-6
Seating Capacity 4 - 5 4 - 5
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 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. The destination charge is a standard charge for transporting the vehicle to the dealer from where it's built. The GMC Canyon will cost more in transportation costs than the Nissan Frontier.

Dimensions
Since the GMC Canyon is much wider than the Nissan Frontier, finding a wide enough spot in a parking lot may be a bit more challenging. For some people, bigger is better. If that's the case for you, then you'll be happier with the GMC Canyon, which is slightly longer than the Nissan Frontier.

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

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.

Utility
The GMC Canyon offers a little more seating capacity than the Nissan Frontier, making it a better choice for those who often have a crew with them. The GMC Canyon has a slightly greater cargo capacity for your lumber or other material than the Nissan Frontier.

Warranty
The GMC Canyon comes with essentially the same basic warranty as the Nissan Frontier.