2018 GMC Canyon vs 2018 Toyota Tacoma

Front exterior view of a gray 2018 GMC Canyon on the left "vs" a front exterior view of a gray 2018 Toyota Tacoma on the right

There are a lot of reasons why you are looking into purchasing a new truck and whether your needs require it to be an everyday worker, driver, or both, the 2018 GMC Canyon and the 2018 Toyota Tacoma have you covered. These two mid-size trucks provide options and amenities that allow them to be perfectly suited to meet whatever your daily demands are. Powerful and efficient drivetrain options are found under the hood and the interior provides comfortable and flexible seating and storage solutions. Deciding between these two trucks can be difficult and that is why we have dug into their difference to bring you this comparison between the 2018 GMC Canyon and the 2018 Toyota Tacoma.

2018 GMC Canyon


2018 Toyota Tacoma

2.5L Inline 4-Cylinder Standard Engine 2.7L 4-Cylinder
200 HP/ 191 LB-FT Horsepower/ Torque 159 HP/ 180 LB-FT
6-Speed Automatic Standard Transmission 6-Speed Automatic
20 MPG City/ 26 MPG HWY Fuel Economy 20 MPG City/ 23 MPG HWY

Compare the 2018 Canyon & the 2018 Tacoma

As you can see from the handy chart above the 2018 GMC Canyon’s standard drivetrain outperforms the 2018 Tacoma’s in terms of both power and efficiency. Of course, the GMC Canyon and the Toyota Tacoma offer engine upgrades the Canyon offers a 3.6L V6 & a 2.8L Duramax® Diesel while the Tacoma only makes available a 3.5L V6. The 3.6L V6 engine of the 2018 Canyon delivers 308 horsepower and 275 lb-ft of torque while still maintaining EPA fuel economy estimates of 18 MPG City/ 25 MPG HWY the 3.5L V6 of the Tacoma averages 18 MPG City/ 22 MPG HWY and produces only 278 HP & 265 lb-ft of torque.

You can find multiple cab and bed sizes on both the 2018 GMC Canyon and the 2018 Toyota Tacoma which affect seating, towing, and payload capacities, but the 2018 Canyon offers better standard interior equipment than the 2018 Tacoma does. Standard interior amenities of the 2018 GMC Canyon include a 7” Color Touchscreen Display, Apple CarPlay™ & Android Auto™, a Power-Adjusting Driver’s Seat, and a 3.5” Driver Information Center. You can find similar features inside the 2018 Toyota Tacoma as you ascend the trim level ladder. With more powerful and fuel-efficient drivetrain options and better standard interior equipment, the 2018 GMC Canyon is the clear choice over the 2018 Toyota Tacoma. Take the 2018 GMC Canyon for a test drive today at Sleepy Hollow Auto in Viroqua, WI to experience all of its exciting specs and features.

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