GMC Canyon vs GMC Sierra 1500 | Spirit Lake, IA
GMC Canyon vs GMC Sierra 1500| Spirit Lake, IA

The GMC lineup includes incredible options, including two capable, well-equipped trucks you can rely on for your daily drives, road trip adventures, and work day responsibilities. The GMC Canyon and GMC Sierra 1500, both available at Motor Inn of Spirit Lake, offer an impressive range of power, tech, features, and capabilities. Choosing between the two is nearly impossible, so we have compared them side by side to make your choice a little easier.

Different proportions

The size of your truck will determine how it moves and feels. The GMC Canyon is smaller than the Sierra 1500, so it is easier to maneuver, park, and handle. If you spend most of your drive time in suburban or city neighborhoods complete with modest parking spaces or traversing off-road, you probably will feel more comfortable behind the wheel of the GMC Canyon. The extra length, height, and width of the Sierra 1500 is worth getting used to, though, especially for the extra head- and leg-room for passengers in its second row.

Powertrain options

The full-size 2021 Sierra 1500 not only outsizes the midsize 2021 Canyon, it also gives you more powerful engine choices. The standard 4.3-liter V6 nets 285 horsepower while the available 2.7-liter turbo engine increases the rating to 310 horsepower. A choice between two 5.3-liter V8 engines return 355 horsepower and the 6.2-liter V8 options top out at 420 horsepower. The 3.0-liter turbo-diesel generates 277 horsepower and 460 lb-ft of torque. The three powertrains offered in the Canyon are intense, too, but the highest horsepower rating delivered is 308.

Great capability

With more powerful engines and a bigger size, the 2021 GMC Sierra 1500 tows and hauls more weight than what the 2021 GMC Canyon does. A properly equipped GMC Sierra 1500 can tow 11,800 pounds. You’ll still earn remarkable capability from the GMC Canyon. When properly equipped, it can tow a maximum 7,700 pounds.

Updated design

If you’re looking for a fresh, updated look complete with cutting-edge tech, consider the Sierra 1500, which underwent a redesign not too long ago. An update for the GMC Canyon is on the books, but not until 2023.

Test-drive the GMC Sierra 1500 and GMC Canyon at Motor Inn of Spirit Lake to determine which GMC truck is right for you.

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