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2018 GMC Canyon vs. 2018 Toyota Tacoma

Any comparison between midsize pickup trucks, like the 2018 GMC Canyon vs. 2018 Toyota Tacoma, is bound to be a tough one. Since the GMC Canyon reemerged in the segment a few years ago, it quickly reestablished its dominance, taking the top spot away from the highly-respected Toyota Tacoma. For the current model year, the automaker has kept its metaphorical foot on the metaphorical gas to make sure the 2018 Canyon is still leading from the front. Billion Auto Group customers looking for their next, or first, Canyon model will be able to choose from six different trim grades – including the top-of-the-line Denali model which is easily one of the most well-equipped trucks in the class. There are also a few special accessory packages available. The 2018 GMC Canyon is currently available at the Billion Auto Group showroom, potential owners can schedule a test drive today by calling, 406-556-9071.

One of the most obvious upgrades made to the 2018 Canyon will actually make the midsize pickup truck easier to backup. The automaker has made trailering assist guidelines standard equipment on the rearview camera for the SLT and Denali trims. They are optional accessories on versions lower on the trim ladders. Additionally, future owners of the 2018 GMC Canyon who also use their truck as mobile office will benefit from the larger standard touchscreen display. The new 7-inch screen will be home to the GMC IntelliLink system that is compatible with both the Android Auto and Apple CarPlay suites of applications. The 2018 Toyota Tacoma does come with an available infotainment system, but not one that can match the device integration offered by the 2018 Canyon. Also, GMC Canyon owners will be able to easily split the cargo box into two tiers that will offer more secure storage.


2018 GMC Canyon


2018 Toyota Tacoma

2.5-L, 4-Cyl. Engine 2.7-L, 4-Cyl.
200/191 Horsepower/Torque 159/180
Six-speed manual Transmission 159/180
7,600 lbs. Max. Towing* 7,600 lbs.

*When the trucks are properly equipped.


Performance Specs

The 2018 GMC Canyon simply outperforms the 2018 Toyota Tacoma in just about every conceivable metric. Billion Auto Group customers will be able to choose among three available powertrain options. The base 2.5-liter, four-cylinder engine can be attached to a six-speed manual transmission that makes 200 horsepower. An eight-speed automatic can be mated to a 308-horsepower V-6 engine. Finally, a turbocharged diesel engine is available on some trims of the 2018 Canyon that has a maximum towing capacity of 7,600 pounds. Neither the entry-level four-cylinder or V-6 engines available with the 2018 Tacoma can match the Canyon's overall performance or towing capability.



A photo of the power dome and Duramax Diesel badge on the diesel-powered version of the 2018 Canyon.
A photo of someone connecting a tablet computer to the Wi-Fi in the 2018 Canyon.

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