When it comes to pickup trucks, one might think they’re all the same. But that couldn’t be farther than the truth. While there might not be as many different styles, shapes and sizes of trucks as there are cars, there are still a few different segments that it’s important to differentiate in the pickup market. Heavy-duty vs light-duty, for instance, and then full-size and midsize.
There are other segments and differentiators, but for the most part, these are the four words you’ll have to decide between. So if you’re in the market for a light-duty, midsize pickup truck, we thought we’d help you narrow down your search comparing the 2018 Toyota Tacoma vs 2018 GMC Canyon.
Advantages of the 2018 Toyota Tacoma
2018 Toyota Tacoma
2018 GMC Canyon
|278 HP||Horsepower||200 HP|
|265 lb-ft.||Torque||191 lb-ft.|
|12.1 l/100km||City Fuel Efficiency||12.2 l/100km|
|3,505 lbs.||Towing Capacity||3,500 lbs.|
In this case, the Tacoma delivers an extra 78 horsepower and an extra 74 pound-feet of torque, making it the clear superior in terms of power. While Toyota is known for manufacturing very fuel efficiency vehicles, trucks are still quite inefficient in general. So, while you won’t see numbers like you would on a hybrid or even a gasoline sedan, the Tacoma still delivers decent fuel efficiency at 12.1 l/100km combined, but the Canyon doesn’t trail far behind only utilizing 0.1 l/100km more fuel.
Finally, the two trucks are virtually identical when it comes to towing capacity, as the Tacoma can only accommodate an extra five pounds. If the superior power and slight advantages in efficiency and capabilities are enjoyable for you, then be sure to schedule a test drive behind the wheel of a 2018 Toyota Tacoma of your own right here on our website. We look forward to hearing from you!