Small trucks have been becoming more and more attractive to American drivers over the years. Where bigger and more powerful trucks are quite fun to drive, they are also outside of the budget for many drivers. Furthermore, while additional power is always nice in terms of improving a driving experience, it comes at the cost of fuel economy. Why spend more both buying your vehicle and by filling it up at the pump more often if you don’t need to use that much power on a day-to-day basis? Unless that excess of power is needed for work and hobbies, you might consider it a drain on your income.
With that all said, what compact trucks are we looking at for today’s competition? That would be the 2019 GMC Canyon and the 2019 Nissan Frontier. The 2019 GMC Canyon rests under the many GMC Sierra variants of the GMC catalog whereas the Frontier has the powerful Nissan Titan as its big brother. If you want a small truck, which should you buy? It’s the 2019 GMC Canyon vs the 2019 Nissan Frontier!
2019 GMC Canyon
2019 Nissan Frontier
|2.5L Inline 4||Baseline Engine||2.5L Inline 4|
|200 hp / 191 lb-ft||Horsepower / Torque||152 hp / 171 lb-ft|
|3.6L V6||Upgraded Engine
|308 hp / 275 lb-ft||Horsepower / Torque||264 hp / 281 lb-ft|
As we can see, the 2019 Nissan Frontier lags behind the 2019 GMC Canyon in both the baseline and upgraded engine options. Where both pickup trucks have the same engine size for their baseline options, the 2019 GMC Canyon produces significantly more horsepower and torque. As for the upgraded engine options, the 2019 Nissan Frontier has a larger engine that produces a touch more torque than the 2019 GMC Canyon’s V6 engine. However, there the 2019 GMC Canyon has a smaller, more efficient engine that still produces far more horsepower than the Frontier’s bigger engine.
Additionally, it should be noted that the 2019 GMC Canyon does all this while matching the fuel economy of the 2019 Nissan Frontier.
Furthermore, the 2019 GMC Canyon comes with many available performance and convenience features to increase its advantage over the 2019 Nissan Frontier, such as:
You can find 2019 GMC Canyon models in stock and available to test drive and buy here at Palmen GM. If you have any further questions or concerns, please contact us. Our staff would be happy to help. Interested drivers can reach the staff of Palmen GM online, by phone, or in person at our dealership location. The Palmen GM dealership is located in Kenosha, Wisconsin within the greater area of Kenosha County.