|GMC Canyon||VS||Ford Ranger|
|19 city/26 hwy||Fuel Economy||22 city/27 hwy|
|6-speed manual||Transmission||5-speed manual|
If you’re wondering how this new generation of small pickup trucks compares with some of the last decade’s previous offerings, we’re here to shed some light on just how much things have improved with the recent release of new options in this growing segment. Let’s say you wanted to take a look at the GMC Canyon vs Ford Ranger. The new Canyon, just debuted for the 2015 model year, takes certain cues from its predecessors, but ultimately emerges as something brand new, aided by today’s new technologies and engineering innovations.
Since we’re comparing the new 2015 GMC Canyon to the Ford Ranger which is no longer in production, we’ve used the most recent Ranger model produced which was for the 2011 model year. We’re omitting price since you’d likely be buying the ranger used and the Canyon new. Instead we’ll look at the bare bones basics of how these trucks are constructed and what they can do for you.
If you take a look at the numbers on this comparison, one thing becomes mighty evident: You can get a lot more power for a lot less fuel nowadays than even a short four years ago. While the Ranger’s fuel economy numbers hold a slight lead over the Canyon’s, that fact is instantly dwarfed by the incredible advantage in both horsepower and torque offered on the base Canyon model. This is thanks in part to the 6-speed transmission, but also just comes down to more sophisticated technology.
If you’d like to personally check out the new 2015 GMC Canyon, it’s here at Palmen Buick GMC Cadillac and we’d be happy to get you in for a test drive. Let us know if you have any questions or if there’s anything we can do to help you learn more.