Both the 2019 Chevy Colorado and 2019 GMC Canyon are capable choices that double as work trucks and off-road companions. But which midsize truck are you more drawn to? To help you decide, the team at Dralle Chevrolet Buick has looked at the similarities and differences of these pickups in our 2019 Chevy Colorado vs. 2019 GMC Canyon assessment.

In this midsize truck comparison, we'll look at the 2019 Chevy Colorado Z71, starting at $31,795 MSRP, and the 2019 GMC Canyon SLE, starting at $30,095 MSRP. If you're interested in more information about the Colorado, visit our model hub page. If you have initial questions, feel free to call our Peotone, IL dealership at (708) 528-5209 or use our inquiry form.


The 2019 Colorado and 2019 Canyon both fall under the General Motors umbrella, and they share engine lineups. Both reliable trucks offer configurations that allow rugged power, fuel efficiency, and capable towing capacities. All three powertrains available under the hood of the Colorado and Canyon are found in the chart below:

2.5L 4-cylinder

Performance Specs

  • 200 HP
  • 191 lb.-ft. of torque
  • 20 city / 26 highway MPG
  • Up to 3,500 lbs. towing capacity

3.6L V6

Performance Specs

  • 308 HP
  • 275 lb.-ft. of torque
  • 18 city / 25 highway MPG
  • Up to 7,000 lbs. towing capacity

Duramax® 2.8L Turbo-Diesel 4-cylinder

Performance Specs

  • 181 HP
  • 369 lb.-ft. of torque
  • 20 city / 30 highway MPG
  • Up to 7,700 lbs. towing capacity 


The Colorado and Canyon provide all of the safety essentials, as well as several upgrades that will help you stay calm behind the wheel. The Colorado takes it a step further with a rear park assist system that isn't found in comparable Canyon models. The Colorado's suite of safety features includes:

  • HD rear vision camera
  • OnStar® & Chevrolet Connected Services capable
  • Teen driver technology
  • Rear park assist


For the latest technology upgrades, turn to the 2019 Chevy Colorado. Not only does it offer a larger touchscreen display than similarly priced Canyon models, but it also raises the bar by providing drivers and passengers with more tech to enjoy. You'll only find the following features in the 2019 Colorado:

  • 4G LTE Wi-Fi® hotspot
  • Remote start
  • Wireless charging


You can't be sure which pickup's interior design you prefer until you step inside, but there's no denying that the 2019 Colorado has the more comfortable and better appointed cabin. While the Canyon sports an auto-dimming rearview mirror, the Colorado includes numerous features that the GMC Canyon does not. Those exclusive features include:

  • 6-way driver and 4-way front passenger power-adjustable seats
  • Automatic climate control
  • Heated front seats
  • Heated, leather-wrapped steering wheel


Ready to experience the 2019 Chevy Colorado for yourself? Browse the selection available at Dralle Chevrolet Buick in our Colorado inventory, and set up a test drive of your favorite model with our online form. We also offer several lease and finance deals that can help you secure a great monthly price on your new truck. To speak directly with a Dralle representative, call (708) 528-5209.