2015 Chevrolet Colorado vs 2015 GMC Canyon
General Motors has been away from the mid-sized pickup truck segment since 2012. Fortunately for them, unfortunately for us the segment hasn’t seen any significant changes in the last decade. The Ford Ranger is no longer included in the mix and segment leader, Toyota Tacoma hasn’t changed much until this year. That doesn’t mean it will be easy going for the 2015 Chevrolet Colorado and 2015 GMC Canyon. Along with the refreshed Tacoma there have been rumours that Nissan has redesigned the Frontier, set to debut soon.
Whether the twins from GM woke up the segment when the were teased in 2013 or there is a new interest in mid-sized pickups it seems like there is a revival of sorts. Even Hyundai stirred the pot in Detroit with the surprise reveal of the Hyundai Santa Cruz Concept.
As expected the Chevrolet Colorado and GMC Canyon are vast improvements over the vehicles they replace. The exterior is much more appealing to look at and includes some cool features that you’d only expect on full-size trucks. The rear bumper has a corner step, which makes it easier to step into the cargo bed, and there are plenty of accessories depending on your needs.
Overall, the duo are very similar trucks; their exterior design differs but the interior layout is virtually the same. It’s odd that the Colorado won Motor Trend’s ‘Truck of the Year’ award, while the Canyon was left off the podium. The award is a good opportunity for GM to differentiate the twins and keep people from thinking they’re just another badge engineering job from Detroit. They do have different target markets; the Canyon looks more like a work truck while the Colorado tailors to those wishing to have a pickup truck as a daily driver. Both trucks are available at your local GM dealerships.