2019 Ford Ranger vs. 2019 GMC Canyon Comparison
2019 Ford Ranger SuperCrew
Starting Price: $27,615 | Price Yours
Above Average: Great payload capacity and towing up to 7,500 pounds; impressive power and torque
Below Average: No diesel engine option; options quickly add up; ride quality is a bit stiff
Consensus: After an 8-year absence, the Ford Ranger returns as a midsize, with an impressive 4-cylinder turbo engine that makes great power and torque, including the ability to tow up to 7,500 pounds, an optional premium Bang & Olufsen stereo, and an impressive payload capacity. Beware, however, that adding options can cause the price to escalate quickly, and the ride is stiff. Make sure you take it for a test-drive.
2019 GMC Canyon Crew Cab
Starting Price: $28,695 | Price Yours
Above Average: Plenty of safety features; only diesel in the segment except its Chevy Colorado sibling; stylish and comfortable.
Below Average: There are better choices if you want to go off road; options add up quickly
Consensus: Sibling to the Chevy Colorado, the 2019 GMC Canyon Crew Cab distinguishes itself with plenty of comfort and style, as well as lots of safety and tech features and a modern interior. Options can cause the price to escalate quickly (for example, the turbodiesel engine adds $4,000 to the cost), and it’s not the best choice off road. Because its new resale value has yet to be determined it will likely trail the Toyota Tacoma.
Once thought lost to the Toyota Tacoma, the midsize pickup market is now more competitive, including relatively new entries the 2019 Ford Ranger SuperCrew and the 2019 GMC Canyon Crew Cab. Both trucks seat five passengers, bring a level of ruggedness and practicality to the table, and offer decent towing and payload capacity. They are both offered with four-wheel drive, although for true off-roading capability, you’ll have to step up to the Ranger’s FX4 Off-Road package, the equivalent of which is called All-Terrain on the GMC. The Ranger makes great power right out of the gate, but only comes with one engine. The Canyon’s entry-level 4-cylinder is a little weak, so we recommend stepping up to the 3.5-liter V6, or if you need max towing capacity, the 2.8-liter turbodiesel.
Neither is offered with a manual transmission; comparable starting prices; plenty of options and tech upgrades.
Ford Ranger SuperCrew Advantages
Top end pricing is about $6,000 less; entry-level engine makes much more power and torque; available off-road package.
GMC Canyon Crew Cab Advantages
Numerous engine options, including a turbodiesel; optional short and long beds; smoother ride
This is a tough match-up, as both of these trucks really bring their “A” game to a segment long thought lost to the Toyota Tacoma and Nissan Frontier. The 2019 Ford Ranger SuperCrew makes a strong case for itself with an excellent base engine and transmission and some nice tech features, but it doesn’t give buyers much choice, offered with only one bed length and one engine. It’s significantly more powerful than the base 2019 GMC Canyon Crew Cab, for which our choice would be the 3.5-liter V6 upgrade. If saving money is a priority, or conversely, upgrading to a proper off-road package, then the Ford Ranger is the pick of these two, but given its luxurious interior, choice of both engines and bed lengths, and its tech and safety offerings, we have to award this one to the GMC Canyon. Beware, though, that if resale is a factor, both of these trucks still trail the standard-bearer Toyota Tacoma.
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|2019 Ford Ranger SuperCrew||2019 GMC Canyon Crew Cab|
|Engine||2.3-liter turbo I4||2.5-liter I4|
|Horsepower||270 hp @ 5,500 rpm||200 hp @ 6,300 rpm|
|Torque||310 lb-ft @ 3,000 rpm||191 lb-ft @ 4,400 rpm|
|Transmission||Automatic, 10-Spd||Automatic, 6-Spd|
|Fuel Economy||23 mpg (21 city/26 hwy)||22 mpg (20 city/26 hwy)|
|Also Available||3.6-liter V6, 2.8-liter I4, turbodiesel|
|Warranty||3 years/36,000 miles||3 years/36,000 miles|
|NHTSA Overall Safety Rating||n/a||4 Stars|
|Max Seating Capacity||5||5|
|Wheelbase||126.8 inches||128.3 inches|
|Overall Length||210.8 inches||212.4 inches|
|Width||85.8 inches||83.9 inches|
|Height||71.2 inches||70.7 inches|
|Turning Diameter||42 feet||41.3 feet|
|Headroom, Front||39.8 inches||41.4 inches|
|Headroom, Rear||38.3 inches||38.3 inches|
|Legroom, Front||43.1 inches||45.0 inches|
|Legroom, Rear||34.5 inches||35.8 inches|
|Shoulder Room, Front||56.7 inches||57.5 inches|
|Shoulder Room, Rear||56.3 inches||56.2 inches|
|EPA Passenger Volume||97.6 cu. ft.||cu. ft.|
|EPA Cargo Volume||1,770 lbs. payload (4x2); 1,560 lbs. (4x4)||1,624 lbs. payload up to 2,026 lbs.|