2023 GMC Canyon vs. 2024 RAM 1500 Review

Picture of the 2023 GMC Canyon

2023 GMC
Canyon

MSRP*: $36,900 to $55,500
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Picture of the 2024 RAM 1500

2024 RAM
1500

MSRP*: $39,420 to $96,340
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MPG - City 16 - 18 MPG 10 - 20 MPG
MPG - Hwy 16 - 23 MPG 14 - 25 MPG
Seating Capacity 5 seats 5 - 6 seats
Cargo Space 41.9 ft3 53.9 - 61.5 ft3
Engine
  • 310-hp, 2.7-liter, 4 Cylinder Engine (Gasoline Fuel)
  • 305-hp, 3.6-liter, V6 Cylinder Engine (Gasoline/Mild Electric Hybrid)
  • 395-hp, 5.7-liter, 8 Cylinder Engine (Gasoline/Mild Electric Hybrid)
  • 702-hp, 6.2-liter, 8 Cylinder Engine (Gasoline Fuel)
Transmission Automatic Automatic
Drivetrain Four Wheel Drive, Rear Wheel Drive Four Wheel Drive, Rear Wheel Drive
Horsepower 310 hp 305 - 702 hp
Towing Capacity 6,000 - 7,700 lbs 6,180 - 8,360 lbs
Exterior Length 213.2 in 228.9 - 241.8 in
Exterior Width 72.5 in 82.1 - 88.0 in
Leg Room Front 45.2 in
Rear 34.7 in
Front 40.9 in
Rear 35.6 - 45.2 in
Head Room Front 40.3 in
Rear 38.3 in
Front 40.9 in
Rear 39.2 - 39.8 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
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). Clearly, the GMC Canyon is a better financial choice over the RAM 1500, when considering MSRP.

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.

Performance
If you've got something you need to tow, the GMC Canyon will do just as well as the RAM 1500, since they have about the same towing capacity. In terms of horsepower, it's a virtual tie between the GMC Canyon and the RAM 1500.

Powertrain
Due to its much higher torque, the GMC Canyon does a much better job of transmitting the horsepower of the engine to the wheels than the RAM 1500.

Utility
In terms of seating, you'll be able to fit the same number of people in the GMC Canyon as you will the RAM 1500. The RAM 1500 has a lot more cargo capacity for hauling lumber or gardening supplies than the GMC Canyon.