2021 GMC Canyon vs. 2021 Toyota Tacoma

2021 GMC Canyon vs. 2021 Toyota Tacoma
2021 GMC Canyon


2021 Toyota Tacoma

Starting MSRP

2.5L 4-cylinder


2.7L I-4
200 hp


159 hp
7,700 pounds

Max Towing Capacity

6,800 pounds
1,584 pounds

Payload Capacity

1,685 pounds
19/25 city/hwy mpg

Gas Mileage

20/23 city/hwy mpg

If you’re searching for a midsize truck, then you’re going to be happy to know that your choices are some of the best in the field when you compare the 2021 GMC Canyon vs. 2021 Toyota Tacoma. But Amarillo drivers want to make sure that they’re getting a truck that is able to not only handle the job site with ease, but also power all their weekend adventures. That’s why they’re turning to the GMC Canyon. If you need more engine power, superior towing, and horsepower in spares then you’re ready to find out which truck is right for you with Frank Brown GMC. 

2021 GMC Canyon vs. Tacoma: Engines 

While the Toyota Tacoma has the larger engine, at 2.7L over the GMC Canyon and its 2.5L engine, the GMC Canyon offers superior towing capacity and horsepower, as well as slightly better highway mpg rating over its competitor. And while the Toyota Tacoma does offer up to 278 horsepower with engine upgrades, it’s still not going to be able to compare to the engine offers of the GMC Canyon: 

2.5-Liter 4-Cylinder Engine

  • 200 hp, 191 lb-ft of torque
  • 3,500-pound maximum towing capacity

3.6-Liter DOHC V6 Engine

  • 308 hp, 275 lb-ft of torque
  • 7,000-pound maximum towing capacity

2.8-Liter Duramax® Turbocharged Diesel Engine

  • 181 hp, 369 lb-ft of torque
  • 7,700-pound maximum towing capacity

2021 Toyota Tacoma Engine: 

  • 2.7L I-4 
  • 159 hp 
  • 180 lb-ft of torque 
  • EPA-estimated 20/23 city/hwy mpg

2021 GMC Canyon vs. 2021 Toyota Tacoma: Interior Amenities

Both the Tacoma and the GMC Canyon offer room for up to five passengers inside, and have plenty of cargo space inside. But many Midland and Odessa drivers are looking for interior features and technologies that are ready to impress. GMC provides drivers with a comfortable, technologically advanced driving experience that focuses more on a luxury feeling, compared to the Toyota Tacoma. Below you’ll see just some of the features available in both models:

GMC Canyon: 

  • Six-way power-adjustable driver’s seat
  • Automatic climate control
  • GMC Infotainment with touchscreen
  • Leather-wrapped steering wheel
  • 4G LTE Wi-Fi® hotspot capable
  • Keyless entry
  • Remote start

Toyota Tacoma:

  • Multimedia audio system
  • Amazon Alexa
  • Panoramic view monitor
  • WiFi hotspot
  • Smart key with push-button start
  • Blind-spot monitoring 
  • Rear-cross traffic alert

Test Drive a 2021 GMC Canyon Today!

If you’re ready to experience the GMC Canyon for yourself, then contact us today to schedule a test drive. After you’ve hit the road behind the wheel of a GMC Canyon, the next step is taking it home. Find out what our finance department can do for you to make owning this outstanding truck a reality.

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