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2021 GMC Canyon vs. 2020 RAM 1500 Review

New 2021 GMC Canyon

2021 GMC
Canyon

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New 2020 RAM 1500

2020 RAM
1500

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MSRP*
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$26,400 to $44,700
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$32,145 to $57,515
Invoice* $25,450 to $42,644 $30,798 to $52,624
MPG - City 17 - 19 19 - 20
MPG - Hwy 24 - 25 24 - 26
Engine(s) Inline-4, V-6 V-6
Seating Capacity 4 - 5 5 - 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
Due to its greater head- and legroom, passengers in the extended cab will be able to stretch out a lot more in the RAM 1500 than in the GMC Canyon. The GMC Canyon will be a favorite with tall drivers and their passengers, since it has much greater head- and legroom than the RAM 1500.

Convenience
With the RAM 1500 you will definitely be making fewer stops at the gas station than with the GMC Canyon, due to its tank size and fuel economy.

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). When looking only at MSRP, the GMC Canyon will have less of an impact on your bank account than the RAM 1500. 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 RAM 1500.

Dimensions
Since the GMC Canyon is much slimmer than the RAM 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 RAM 1500.

Drivetrain
With similar torque, the engines of the GMC Canyon and the RAM 1500 are able to equally transmit their respective horsepower to the wheels.

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

Performance
With the RAM 1500, you'll be able to pull heavier loads than the GMC Canyon due to its slightly better towing capacity. When it comes to horsepower, the GMC Canyon is clearly outclassed by the RAM 1500.

Utility
The GMC Canyon has less seating than the RAM 1500, making the RAM 1500 the better choice if you often have passengers. The RAM 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 RAM 1500.