Midsize pickup trucks have really become popular in the last few years and rightly so because they give customers another option than the larger full-size pickup truck. Midsize trucks have all of the functionality and capability of a full-size truck but they just come in a smaller more convenient package. The Tacoma has long been a well-deserved favorite in the midsize segment with its off-road capability and superior on the road handling.
Customers looking for the perfect midsize pickup can take a look at the 2017 Toyota Tacoma vs 2017 GMC Canyon to get a further in depth view at the Tacoma and how it compares to other options available on the market. For the most part, the 2017 Tacoma remains unchanged for the new model year expect for the addition of the TRD Pro trim level.
|2017 Toyota Tacoma||VS||2017 GMC Canyon|
|6,800 lbs.||Towing Capability||7,000 lbs.|
|Standard||Trailer Sway Control||Standard|
The 2017 Toyota Tacoma offers customers two engine options. The 2.7-Liter DOHC four-cylinder engine with 159 horsepower is available on the SR and SR5 models. The 3.5-liter DOHC direct-injection Atkinson-cycle engine with 278 horsepower is standard on the TRD Sport, TRD Off-Road and TRD Pro models. The available engine options for the 2017 Canyon are fairly similar to the Tacoma but the Canyon adds an addition engine option which is a diesel engine.
Toyota doesn't just give the Tacoma a high towing capability of nearly 7,000 pounds but also adds features to make towing easier and convenient for the driver like trailer sway control which applies brake pressure at individual wheels and manages engine torque to help maintain control of the trailer. The Tacoma is also known for its off-road capabilities, something that you really won't see present on the 2017 GMC Canyon. The various off-road features including crawl control, multi-terrain select and hill start assist control make it easier to hit the dirt road for a little fun.
The 2017 Toyota Tacoma is available now at Arlington Toyota in Palatine, IL. Please contact us today if you are interested in scheduling a test drive for the midsize pickup. Our website also offers information on other Toyota models including the 2017 Toyota Tundra.