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2021 GMC Canyon vs 2020 Toyota Tacoma

The 2021 GMC Canyon debuted with plenty of exciting changes to the model to spark audience interest. However, upon its release, will all of these changes equate to a better product that is enough to best its competition? To answer that question, we’ll take today to compare the new 2021 GMC Canyon against another vehicle matching its classification as a midsize truck.

Having already compared the Canyon against the more affordable Nissan Frontier model, today we’ll look upwards for more of a challenge, against the slightly more expensive Toyota Tacoma model. Will the Tacoma model’s added price equate to a better product, making it a better buy than the new Canyon? Let’s find out. It’s the 2021 GMC Canyon vs the 2020 Toyota Tacoma!

2021 GMC Canyon vs 2020 Toyota Tacoma

2021 GMC Canyon


2020 Toyota Tacoma

308 Maximum Horsepower 278
369 lb-ft Maximum Torque 265 lb-ft
4 to 5 Total Seating 4 to 5
2020 MY: $22,200  2021 MY: TBD Starting MSRP $26,050

2021 GMC Canyon Kenosha, WI

Despite a more expensive starting price, the Toyota Tacoma model offers less than the GMC Canyon model in terms of available power and performance features.

Meanwhile, the 2021 GMC Canyon features a newly enhanced Denali trim for upscale luxury and features as well as a brand-new AT4 trim for off-road performance. These trim levels add the following features to the 2021 GMC Canyon model:

  • 20” Diamond Cut Wheels (Denali)
  • 31” Goodyear® Wrangler DuraTrac® Tires (AT4)
  • Advanced Hill Descent Control System (AT4)
  • Four-Wheel Drive System with Rear Automatic Locking Differential (AT4)
  • Apple CarPlay™ Compatibility
  • Premium GMC Infotainment System
  • Premium Leather-Appointed Seating
  • Interior Wood Trimming and Aluminum Décor (Denali)
  • Heated Seats and Steering Wheel
  • Bose® Premium Audio
  • Wireless Smartphone Charging
  • And More!

The 2021 GMC Canyon is set to release in the window of ‘Spring 2020’. Further updates on pricing, fuel economy, trim levels, and more, are expected as we approach the model’s release date. For more information and breaking news, please keep in touch with us here at Palmen GM.

The Palmen GM staff can be reached online, by phone, or with a visit to our store. The Palmen GM dealership is located in Kenosha, Wisconsin and serves the surrounding cities of Racine, Milwaukee, Chicago, and more, with Buick, Cadillac, and GMC vehicle sales and automotive service.