2019 Nissan Frontier Vs. 2019 GMC Canyon in Edmonton, Alberta
While we often see big heavy-duty pickup trucks competing against each other, how do the mid-size trucks fit in? The 2019 Nissan Frontier vs. the 2019 GMC Canyon is a prime match-up of two vehicles near the top of their class, but only one can reign supreme. With similar build specifications and performance capability, the primary design of a new-age Nissan pick-up style and the traditional GMC truck look go head-to-head with their noticeable differences. Read on with us, your choice Nissan dealer in Edmonton, West End Nissan, as we explore how the 2019 Nissan Frontier and 2019 GMC Canyon stack up.
2019 Nissan Frontier Vs. 2019 GMC Canyon Design
|Specifications||2019 Nissan Frontier King Cab||2019 GMC Canyon 4WD Extended Cab|
|Overall width (mm)||1,850||1,887|
|Overall height (mm)||1,745||1,786|
|Headroom (front/rear) (mm)||1,008 / 930||1,052 / 932|
|Leg room (front) (mm)||1,416 / 644||1,143 / 726|
|Curb weight (kg)||1,727.8||1,743|
Both of the 2019 Nissan Frontier and 2019 GMC Canyon are breaths of fresh air in the truck world, introducing athletic and sporty designs into a segment dominated by monster-sized pickups. Sometimes you don’t need all the utility and size a heavy-duty truck offers; ease and versatility between city and country environments are also important factors, as well. Even still, the Canyon leans a little too heavy on the traditional truck design side leaving it uninspired against the aerodynamic and compact frame the Frontier presents as a truly unique pick-up design. The Frontier packs everything you’d want out of a larger truck and puts it into this mid-size performer. The Canyon may look slick from its chrome grille, LED lights and utilitarian rear box, but maintains a heavy-duty look but without the capability to truly back it up.
2019 Nissan Frontier Vs. 2019 GMC Canyon Performance
|Specifications||2019 Nissan Frontier King Cab||2019 GMC Canyon 4WD Extended Cab SV|
|Engine||4.0L DOHC 24-valve V6||3.6L V6|
|Fuel Economy (city/highway) (L/100 km)||15.8 / 11.5||14.0 / 9.9|
Much as the 2019 Nissan Frontier and 2019 GMC Canyon are similar in the design and specification fields, so are they in the performance field as well. While the 4.0L DOHC 24-valve V6 of the Frontier may be lesser than the 3.6L V6 of the Canyon in horsepower, it offsets this by being ahead in torque. Along with its engine power, the Frontier maintains a ton of performance features bred for rural adventuring, like Active Brake Limited Slip, Electronic Locking Rear Differential, Bilstein Off-road Performance Shocks and as well as Hill Start Assist and Hill Descent Control. While the GMC Canyon has some control features like StabiliTrak® and Automatic Rear Locking Differential it can’t quite complete the whole package like Nissan does with the Frontier.
2019 Nissan Frontier or 2019 GMC Canyon Verdict
Starting at $24,598, compared to $27,700, the Frontier offers more value than the Canyon for its initial trim levels. These are two exceedingly similar trucks, both with their segment size and performance, but in doing so offer two different looks. The GMC Canyon is still stuck with a traditional pick-up design, as opposed to the Nissan, forever innovating, and presenting the Frontier as an athletic mid-size option that presents a fresh take on the modern truck.
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