2020 GMC Canyon vs. 2020 Chevrolet Colorado

Detailed Review, Specifications & Comparison

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Both the Canyon and the Colorado have standard driver and passenger frontal airbags, front side-impact airbags, side-impact head airbags, front seatbelt pretensioners, height adjustable front shoulder belts, plastic fuel tanks, four-wheel antilock brakes, traction control, electronic stability systems to prevent skidding, daytime running lights, rearview cameras, available all wheel drive, collision warning systems, lane departure warning systems and rear parking sensors.

Brakes and Stopping

The Canyon stops much shorter than the Colorado:



60 to 0 MPH

123 feet

135 feet

Motor Trend

Suspension and Handling

The Canyon Short Box SLT Crew Cab 4x4 handles at .79 G’s, while the Colorado Short Box ZR2 Crew Cab pulls only .69 G’s of cornering force in a Motor Trend skidpad test.

The Canyon Long Box SLT Crew Cab 4x4 executes Motor Trend’s “Figure Eight” maneuver quicker than the Colorado Short Box Z71 Crew Cab 4x4 (29.3 seconds @ .55 average G’s vs. 29.7 seconds @ .53 average G’s).

Cargo Capacity

The GMC Canyon has a standard CornerStep, which allows for much easier access to the cargo area. A CornerStep isn’t available on the Colorado ZR2.


Standard air-conditioned seats in the Canyon Denali keep the driver and front passenger comfortable and take the sting out of hot seats in summer. The Colorado doesn’t offer air-conditioned seats.

Economic Advantages

Insurance will cost less for the Canyon owner. The Car Book by Jack Gillis rates the Canyon with a number “3” insurance rate while the Colorado is rated higher at a number “10” rate.


Truck Trend performed a comparison test in its May 2015 issue and they ranked the GMC Canyon Short Box SLT Crew Cab 4x4 two places higher than the Chevrolet Colorado Short Box Z71 Crew Cab 4x4.

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