2016 Chevy Colorado vs. 2016 GMC Canyon
If you’re in the market for a peppy, performance-oriented truck with a significant amount of hauling and towing capacity, chances are that the 2016 Chevy Colorado and the 2016 GMC Canyon have entered your set of options. Both are similar high-performers, but when stacked up feature by feature and capacity by capacity, one model inches ahead. The 2016 Chevy Colorado outclasses the 2016 GMC Canyon in terms of warranty, engine speed and power, stopping performance, and hauling capacity.
Chevy products enjoy an iron-clad warranty, plus serious geographic benefits. For starters, there are 88 percent more Chevy dealerships than GMC dealerships. So, if you do need to get warrantied service done, the Colorado likely offers you much more convenience. Chevy offers outstanding coverage on all of its new vehicles:
- Bumper-to-bumper coverage for 3 years or 36,000 miles
- Powertrain coverage for 5 years or 100,000 miles
- Sheet metal corrosion coverage lasts for 3 years or 36,000 miles. Sheet metal rust-through coverage is even longer at 6 years or 100,000 miles.
- Available additional scheduled maintenance coverage for 2 years or 24,000 miles, which includes a 27-point inspection, 4-wheel rotation, and oil changes
- Additional available roadside assistance coverage, which includes flat tire changes, lockout service, fuel delivery, jump-starts, and emergency towing
- Available courtesy transportation if your vehicle ever needs warranty repairs for 5 years or 100,000 miles
Faster and More Powerful Engines
The highly respected Motor Trend publication tested both the Chevy Colorado V6 and the GMC Canyon V6 and found that the engine of the Colorado reigned supreme on speed on all three major speed tests. The Colorado went from zero to 60 mph in 7.4 seconds, compared to the Canyon’s 7.7 seconds. The Colorado also took less time to reach a quarter mile in 15.7 seconds as opposed to the Canyon’s 15.9 seconds. Finally, the Colorado was able to reach a top speed of 88.8 mph at the quarter mile mark, as opposed to the Canyon’s 88.3 mph.
One of the most important factors for safety and accident avoidance is braking distance. It’s vital to have a short braking distance, so that you can avoid many different types of collisions. Even a few inches can mean the difference between a near-miss and a full-on collision. The Colorado boasts a 60 to zero mph stopping distance of 123 feet. The Canyon misses the mark with a 60 to zero mph stopping distance of 125 feet.
Hauling and Towing
The Canyon’s payload and towing capacity can’t compete with the Colorado’s. The GMC Canyon’s trailer towing capacity tops out at 7000 pounds, while the Colorado maxes out at 7700 pounds. The Canyon also has a lower payload capacity of 1550 pounds compared to the Colorado’s 1600 pounds.
Try the All-New Chevy Colorado Now!
Don’t take our word for it—try the exciting new 2016 Chevy Colorado for yourself! We think that you’ll agree that the 2016 Colorado is a superior vehicle for truck drivers. Contact us today to schedule a test drive and get to know all of the outstanding details of each new Chevy Colorado.