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2022 GMC Canyon vs. 2022 RAM 1500 Classic Review

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2022 GMC
Canyon

MSRP*: $27,100 to $45,300
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2022 RAM
1500 Classic

MSRP*: $29,650 to $47,540
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MPG - City 17 - 19 MPG 15 - 17 MPG
MPG - Hwy 24 - 25 MPG 21 - 25 MPG
Seating Capacity 2 - 5 seats 2 - 6 seats
Cargo Space 41.3 - 49.9 ft3 50.3 - 74.7 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)
  • 305-hp, 3.6-liter, V6 Cylinder Engine (Gasoline Fuel)
  • 395-hp, 5.7-liter, 8 Cylinder Engine (Gasoline Fuel)
Transmission 6-Speed A/T, Transmission Overdrive Switch 8-Speed A/T
Drivetrain Four Wheel Drive, Rear Wheel Drive Four Wheel Drive, Rear Wheel Drive
Horsepower 200 - 308 hp 305 - 395 hp
Towing Capacity 7,000 - 7,700 lbs 4,350 - 8,240 lbs
Exterior Length 212.4 - 224.6 in 209.0 - 237.9 in
Exterior Width 74.3 in 79.4 in
Leg Room Front 45.0 in
Rear 28.6 - 35.8 in
Front 41.0 in
Rear 34.7 - 40.3 in
Head Room Front 41.4 in
Rear 36.7 - 38.3 in
Front 39.9 - 41.0 in
Rear 39.7 - 39.9 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
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.

Convenience
The RAM 1500 Classic requires less frequent visits to the gas station than the GMC Canyon, making it more convenient to drive.

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 Classic.

Dimensions
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.

Handling
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.

Performance
When considering towing capacity, the GMC Canyon is clearly the choice over the RAM 1500 Classic for pulling heavy loads. In terms of horsepower, it's a virtual tie between the GMC Canyon and the RAM 1500 Classic.

Powertrain
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.

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 Classic. The RAM 1500 Classic has a lot more cargo capacity for hauling lumber or gardening supplies than the GMC Canyon.