Is a Full-size or Midsize GMC Truck Best for You?

2016 GMC Sierra vs 2016 GMC Canyon

Truck shoppers in the market for a hard working truck may naturally lean toward the GMC brand, thanks to its premium power and refined interior and exterior quality. While many owners may know exactly the power and capabilities they want in their vehicle, some may be torn between a powerful full-sized model, or a midsize options. We’re going to compare the 2016 GMC Sierra vs the 2016 GMC Canyon so that truck shoppers can decide which model is best for them.

Body Style Options

Body style will be a significant difference between these two trucks, simply because of the distance between full- and midsize models. The 2016 GMC Canyon is offered in extended cab body style or a crew cab model with two bed-length options. The 2016 Sierra is available in two-door regular cab body style, double cab or crew cab models. Most of these body styles are available with a choice of bed lengths, most of which are longer than the beds available on the 2016 Canyon.


While the 2016 GMC Sierra can certainly hold and handle larger payloads, truck owners often want a versatile vehicle that can also function well as a daily commuting vehicle. No matter what body style chosen, the 2016 GMC Canyon will be easier to park and maneuver through the press of city and town traffic when compared to its larger full-size sibling.

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The 2016 GMC Sierra can tow an award-winning maximum of 5,443 kilograms when properly equipped with the available max trailering package. The 2016 GMC Canyon, with its smaller build and dimensions, tops out at 3,039 kilograms.


When it comes to payload, the 2016 GMC Canyon has less sheer power, but still delivers impressive capability. This midsize truck can handle up to 657 kilograms of payload while the full-size 2016 Sierra can handle up to 1,025 kilograms.

Fuel Consumption

The mid-size Canyon is able to offer significantly better fuel efficiency than the 2016 Sierra. The 2016 GMC Canyon can make 13 L/100km in the city and 9.2 highway with its gas V6, compared to the Sierra’s 13.5 and 10 L/100km respectively.

Read More: 2016 GMC Canyon Diesel Fuel Efficiency

We hope this 2016 GMC Sierra vs 2016 GMC Canyon comparison has helped you figure out which of these great trucks best suits your needs and lifestyle. If you have any questions or would like to schedule a test drive, feel free to contact us at Craig Dunn Motor City today.

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