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2021 GMC Canyon vs. 2021 RAM 1500 Classic Review

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2021 RAM
1500 Classic

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$26,800 to $45,000
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$28,855 to $43,445
Invoice* $25,835 to $42,930 $27,663 to $40,829
MPG - City 16 - 19 15 - 17
MPG - Hwy 22 - 25 21 - 25
Engine(s) Inline-4, V-6 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

The GMC Canyon offers passengers in its extended cab about the same head- and legroom as the RAM 1500 Classic. 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 Classic.

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

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). Whether you pick the GMC Canyon or the RAM 1500 Classic, it's going to cost you about the same. 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 Classic.

Since the GMC Canyon is much slimmer than the RAM 1500 Classic, 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 Classic.

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

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

With the RAM 1500 Classic, 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 Classic.

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

The GMC Canyon comes with essentially the same basic warranty as the RAM 1500 Classic.