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2021 GMC Canyon vs. 2021 RAM 3500 Review

Picture of the 2021 GMC Canyon

2021 GMC
Canyon

MSRP*: $26,800 to $45,000
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Picture of the 2021 RAM 3500

2021 RAM
3500

MSRP*: $36,880 to $68,895
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Invoice* $25,835 to $42,930 $34,831 to $64,265
MPG - City 16 - 19 MPG Info not available
MPG - Hwy 22 - 25 MPG Info not available
Seating Capacity 4 - 5 seats 3 - 6 seats
Cargo Space 41.3 - 49.9 ft3 57.5 - 74.9 ft3
Engine Inline-4, V-6 V-8
Transmission Auto Manual, Automatic Auto Manual
Drivetrain Four-wheel, Rear-wheel Four-wheel, Rear-wheel
Horsepower 308 hp 410 hp
Towing Capacity 3,500 - 7,700 lbs 19,410 - 20,940 lbs
Exterior Length 212.4 - 224.6 in 232.0 - 260.8 in
Exterior Width 74.3 in 79.4 in
Leg Room Front 45.0 in
Rear 28.6 - 35.8 in
Front 40.9 in
Rear 40.2 - 43.1 in
Head Room Front 41.4 in
Rear 36.7 - 38.3 in
Front 39.8 - 40.9 in
Rear 39.8 - 40.3 in
Basic Warranty 3 years/36,000 miles 3 years/36,000 miles
Overall Safety Rating** **** Info not available
Frontal Crash Rating** **** Info not available
Side Crash Rating** ***** Info not available

**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 3500 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 3500.

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 3500, when considering MSRP. 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 3500.

Dimensions
Since the GMC Canyon is much slimmer than the RAM 3500, 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 3500.

Handling
The GMC Canyon has a significantly smaller turning radius than the RAM 3500, allowing you to more easily maneuver in and out of tight spots.

Performance
In terms of towing capacity, the RAM 3500 is clearly the choice over the GMC Canyon for pulling heavy loads. When it comes to horsepower, the GMC Canyon is clearly outclassed by the RAM 3500.

Powertrain
The GMC Canyon offers much less torque than the RAM 3500, which generally means that it won't feel as fast or powerful.

Utility
The GMC Canyon has less seating than the RAM 3500, making the RAM 3500 the better choice if you often have passengers. The RAM 3500 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 3500.