Ford Ranger vs. GMC Canyon

The Battle of the Pickups in Huntsville, TX

At Bill Fick Ford, we know trucks through and through. After all, we're the country's #1 Ford Super Duty dealership. With that kind of in-depth product knowledge to our credit, we thought it was a good idea to look at how the Ford Ranger pickup - freshly reintroduced to America - matches up against the GMC Canyon pickup. We invite you to explore the comparisons to help you decide which offers you the qualities you want most in a pickup.

Exterior Design

The Ford Ranger is slightly smaller than the GMC Canyon in terms of length but is wider and taller to give it a more noteworthy presence on the roads. Since the Ranger is the newer model, it boasts a more modern appeal to its design that's best expressed by the Ranger's wide grille and rounded wheel arches.

Interior & Features

While higher trim levels of the GMC Canyon, such as the Denali, may offer a slightly more luxurious driving experience, they also come with a significant increase in the price tag. When looking at introductory models of each truck, it's notable how the modern design of the Ranger offers the more appealing, uncluttered cabin.

Both pickups can be outfitted with the modern touches that today's drivers want to see in their vehicle, such as a rearview camera, heated front seats, infotainment systems that offer the convenience of Apple CarPlay™ and Android Auto™ smartphone integration, and Wi-Fi hotspot. GMC has long enjoyed a reputation for offering premium appointments, but Ford has easily closed the gap when it comes to offering the upscale amenities that are in high demand.

Performance

Let's face it: we're Texans, and power matters when it comes to our pickups. While the GMC Canyon makes the best of its standard 2.5-liter inline-four, the fact is that engine maxes out at 200 horsepower and 191 pound-feet of torque. On the other truck, however, the Ford Ranger comes equipped with a 2.3-liter turbocharged inline-four that manufactures a much stronger 270 horsepower and 310 pound-feet of torque. Additionally, that stronger engine in the Ford also offers better fuel efficiency in the city, while both trucks are estimated to earn 26 mpg when you're driving on the highway.

The Ranger pairs its engine with a 10-speed automatic transmission that handles gear changes effortlessly and smoothly, while the Canyon has to work its engine harder as its transmission runs through its six-gear set-up.

Safety

As befits its status as the newer model, the Ford Ranger offers more driver-assistance features than the Canyon delivers. Thanks to the Ford Co-Pilot 360™ suite of technologies, the Ranger keeps you safe through such technologies as lane keep assist, blind spot monitoring, rear cross traffic alert, and adaptive cruise control. Sadly, none of these are available on the GMC Canyon.

Take the Ford Ranger for a Test Drive

We think it's pretty obvious that the Ranger is the better truck of the two, especially for Texas drivers looking for a balanced combination of performance and amenities. Visit our Huntsville showroom at your convenience to take a look at the Ford Ranger in person, meet with one of our team members, and explore all of your financing options in greater detail.

 

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