Canyon VS Colorado

2024 Blue Chevy Colorado ZR2 driving off road on extreme rocky terrain

GMC Canyon vs Chevy Colorado Comparison

The GMC Canyon and Chevy Colorado are cousins, sharing General Motors as a parent company. As such, both compact pickups offer an exhilarating, rugged experience with several shared features. We’ll be comparing both models, detailing the differences between the models and, ultimately, why we believe the GMC Canyon ultimately makes the most sense for those in the Norman, Edmond, and Oklahoma City markets. To test drive the GMC Canyon, contact our Bob Moore Buick GMC team today!


Engine and Performance: Canyon vs. Colorado 

When it comes to engines, the GMC Canyon has a clear advantage. While both come standard with a turbocharged 2.7-liter four-cylinder engine, the Canyon’s power can’t be denied. 

GMC Canyon Chevy Colorado
Horsepower 310 237
Torque  430 lb-ft 260 lb-ft
Towing Capacity 7,700 lbs 3,500 lbs

The GMC Canyon clearly offers more power and towing capacity in its standard model than the Chevy Colorado. On the flip side, the Chevy Colorado does come at a cheaper price point for less power, and the Colorado’s highest trim level offers the same engine that comes standard in the GMC Canyon. The GMC Canyon also offers more value in its different trim lines, including the GMC Canyon AT4X, designed to provide a premium off-roading experience. For more information on the AT4X, contact our team today.


view of the GMC Canyon multistow tailgate storage compartment open full of survival gear
Colorado Trail Boss view of the StowFlex tailgate lockable storage compartment

Interior Features and Cargo Space

When looking at the interior of the base model Canyon and the Colorado, the GMC Canyon holds a slight edge. Both cabins offer spacious and comfortable seating, but the Canyon’s cloth seating offers a nicer cloth finish than the Colorado’s vinyl finish. The overall materials in all trims of the Canyon offer more of a premium finish, while the Colorado’s trim levels offer more of a stripped-down interior. 

Both trucks come standard with a 5-feet-2-inch bed. The Canyon receives a slight edge here, however, as it comes standard with a remote-locking tailgate that adds a level of convenience for cargo transport. It should be noted that the Colorado also offers this feature in an optional package, but it does not come standard. Both the Canyon and Colorado offer a spray-on bedliner, with the Canyon available with LED bed lighting, adding more ease and convenience to transporting your cargo. 


cockpit view of the Canyon's Elevation exclusive jet black cloth interior
Colorado black with yellow stitching interior view of the cockpit with small forged carbon fiber accents

Comparing Technology

Both vehicles offer similar technical features and infotainment systems, including an 8-inch digital gauge cluster, an 11.3-inch touch screen, and standard Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. Higher Canyon trims can be upgraded with a Bose speaker system, wireless charging ability, and dual-zone climate control. As with the rest of the interior, the GMC adds more premium features in its base and higher trims, while the Chevy Colorado offers a more stripped-down, rugged, compact pickup. 


2024 Black GMC Canyon Denali driving down country two way street

Winner: GMC Canyon

Both the GMC Canyon and the Chevy Colorado offer an exciting, rugged ride designed to propel you to your next adventure. The GMC offers more power and more features but at a higher price point. The Colorado offers a more stripped-down, less powerful base model but at a lower price. While both could make sense, depending on your situation, the GMC Canyon more than justifies a higher price point with significantly better horsepower, torque, towing capacity, and a more premium finish. For questions about the GMC Canyon or to take it for a test drive, contact our Bob Moore Buick GMC team.