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2020 RAM 3500 vs. 2021 GMC Canyon Review

New 2020 RAM 3500

2020 RAM
3500

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New 2021 GMC Canyon

2021 GMC
Canyon

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MSRP*
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$35,345 to $67,500
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$26,400 to $44,700
Invoice* $33,427 to $62,968 $25,450 to $42,644
MPG - City N/A 17 - 19
MPG - Hwy N/A 24 - 25
Engine(s) V-8 Inline-4, V-6
Seating Capacity 3 - 6 4 - 5
Basic Warranty 3 years/36,000 miles 3 years/36,000 miles
Overall Safety Rating** Not Tested ****
Frontal Crash Rating** Not Tested ****
Side Crash Rating** Not Tested *****

**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
Passengers in the extended cab will be able to stretch out a lot more with the RAM 3500 than 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). The RAM 3500 will definitely make more of a dent in your wallet than the GMC Canyon, which has a much lower 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 Destination Charge for the RAM 3500 is much higher than that of the GMC Canyon.

Dimensions
Since the RAM 3500 is much wider than the GMC Canyon, finding a wide enough spot in a parking lot may be a bit more challenging. If you go with the RAM 3500, you may be circling the block looking for a space large enough to park more often than with the GMC Canyon.

Drivetrain
Due to its much higher torque, the RAM 3500 does a much better job of transmitting the horsepower of the engine to the wheels than the GMC Canyon.

Handling
The RAM 3500 has a significantly larger turning radius than the GMC Canyon, making it much more difficult to maneuver in and out of tight spots.

Performance
When considering towing capacity, the RAM 3500 is clearly the choice over the GMC Canyon for pulling heavy loads. The RAM 3500 has a little more horsepower than the GMC Canyon.

Utility
The RAM 3500 offers a little more seating capacity than the GMC Canyon, making it a better choice for those who often have a crew with them. You'll be able to haul more material in the RAM 3500 than the GMC Canyon, due to its significantly greater cargo capacity.

Warranty
The RAM 3500 comes with essentially the same basic warranty as the GMC Canyon.