If you're looking for a pickup truck with a little hauling and towing capability, but you don't quite need a full-size pickup, the 2018 Chevy Colorado and the 2018 GMC Canyon are two of the most popular options. These multi-purpose trucks combine the best of an SUV and a pickup truck, making them a great choice for an all-around vehicle.

Drivers in Clintonville, New London, and Shawano can find out the key differences between these midsize pickups with our 2018 Chevy Colorado vs. 2018 GMC Canyon comparison.


The Colorado comes with a 2.5L inline 4-cylinder engine with 200 horsepower, but uprated options include a 3.6L V6 engine with 308 horsepower and a 2.8L turbodiesel inline 4-cylinder with 181 horsepower. Because they share the same underpinnings, the Canyon also offers a 2.5L inline 4-cylinder with 200 horsepower, a 3.6L V6 engine with 308 horsepower, and a 2.8L turbodiesel inline 4-cylinder with 186 horsepower.

Properly equipped, both of these trucks can tow up to 7,700 pounds, which is more than enough for your small trailer, camper, or boat. For off-roading, the Canyon has an off-road package that brings a few performance enhancements, but it's not quite on par with the Colorado Z71 and ZR2 models, which include specialized suspensions, unique dampers, limited-slip rear differentials, and other towing features for better capability.

Interior Space and Comfort

The Colorado and the Canyon have well-built, comfortable interiors that use high-quality materials and durable, easy-to-wash features. Cloth or vinyl upholstery are standard for the lower trim levels, while plush leather is available for upper trim levels. The Colorado has a slight edge, however, with supportive bucket seats that are comfortable for long distances.

The Colorado and the Canyon come in multiple configurations, with a crew cab or extended cab and a 6-foot, 2-inch bed or 5-foot, 1-inch bed for the Colorado and a 5-foot, 2-inch bed for the Canyon. Many small storage spaces are available throughout the cabins as well, giving you additional storage options.


The 2018 Chevy Colorado can be equipped with an 8-inch touchscreen infotainment system with navigation, Bose® audio, and Apple CarPlay™ and Android Auto™ smartphone integration for a range of streaming music and entertainment options. The Canyon is available with all the same features for entertainment, connectivity, and convenience.

For safety, the Colorado and Canyon are available with safety features like Forward-Collision Warnings and Lane Departure Warning, which work to alert you to potential collisions from the front and side, as well as keeping you a safe distance from the vehicle ahead.

Test Drive the 2018 Chevy Colorado in Clintonville WI

Because they're midsize truck siblings, the Colorado and the Canyon have many of the same features, options, and capabilities. Although the Colorado can better supply the comfort you need for longer trips and off-road jaunts. We hope that our 2018 Chevy Colorado vs. 2018 GMC Canyon comparison helped you come a little bit closer to deciding between them.

Drivers in Clintonville, New London, and Shawano can learn more about the 2018 Chevy Colorado by visiting Klein Auto Group. Call or stop by our dealership today to browse our inventory and schedule your test drive!

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