A growing segment in the automotive industry, the midsize pickup truck class has developed a significant fan base. With the reinvented Chevy Colorado and GMC Canyon entering the fray and the redesigned Toyota Tacoma back and better than ever, car shoppers are left with a tough decision to make. Redesigned from the ground up, the 2016 Toyota Tacoma maintains its status as a fan favorite and improves its design with potent engine options, an arsenal of innovative features and a muscular style. Take a closer look at the Toyota Tacoma in this 2016 Toyota Tacoma vs 2016 GMC Canyon comparison.
After a complete redesign, the Toyota Tacoma is more attractive than ever with a lifted image and muscular front end. A bold, hexagonal grille leads the way for the redesigned Toyota Tacoma and is complemented by a revamped rear end that features a stamped Tacoma logo. Inside the Toyota Tacoma cabin, you will be surrounded by a wealth of innovative features that include a standard Toyota Entune multimedia system, a 6.1-inch touchscreen, a standard GoPro camera mount and Bluetooth hands-free connectivity. When it comes to off-road performance, the Toyota Tacoma sets the standard high with an available 4WDemand part-time system, locking rear differential, Crawl Control feature and Multi-Terrain Select system.
Differences Between the 2016 Toyota Tacoma and 2016 GMC Canyon
Available in five loaded trim levels, the Toyota Tacoma can be tailored to fit your lifestyle and budget. Stock models start at just $23,330 and possess a long list of standard features that the GMC Canyon cannot match. Access and Double Cab configurations make access to a refined Toyota Tacoma cabin simple, and with the standard 6.1-inch Toyota Entune touchscreen at your disposal, you will have limitless access to entertainment and connectivity. Base GMC Canyon SL grades lack a touchscreen display and hands-free Bluetooth connectivity.
When it comes to the midsize pickup truck class, models like the Toyota Tacoma stand out because of an elite combination of power, efficiency and affordability. Under the hood, the standard 2016 Toyota Tacoma features a fuel-efficient 159-horsepower 2.7-liter four-cylinder engine that makes 19 mpg in the city and 23 mpg on the highway. An upgrade to the all-new 3.5-liter Atkinson cycle V-6 that employs direct and port fuel injection to manufacture a strong 278 horsepower and yield 19 mpg in the city and 24 mpg on the highway. When equipped with the V-6 Tow Package, the Toyota Tacoma will tow an impressive 6,800 pounds of cargo. With a new high-lift design and a more powerful engine, the 2016 Toyota Tacoma delivers smooth performance when on the road and mud-slingin’ thrills when off.
While the the GMC Canyon is an exceptional example of what the midsize pickup truck class has to offer, the Toyota Tacoma comes out on top in this 2016 Toyota Tacoma vs 2016 GMC Canyon comparison. A long list of standard features, an affordable price and a dynamic design make the Toyota Tacoma stand out from the crowd and the competition. Stop in today at J. Pauley Toyota to get behind the wheel of the redesigned 2016 Toyota Tacoma.