2021 GMC Canyon vs. 2021 Ford Ranger

2021 GMC Canyon vs 2021 Ford Ranger

2021 Canyon

2021 Ranger
$26,400 MSRP

Starting Price

308-hp 3.6L V6

Base Engine

270-hp 2.3L EcoBoost® I-4


7,700 pounds

Towing Capacity

7,500 pounds

Are you in the market for a reliable and rugged pickup truck to handle your Tallahassee job sites? You will likely want to compare the 2021 GMC Canyon and the 2021 Ford Ranger. While both pickup trucks are excellent choices to handle your tough jobs, only one can earn the top spot on your driveway. Which will it be? Bill Cramer Chevrolet Buick GMC is comparing the Canyon vs. Ranger, so you can see why the former is the better choice for your drives and budget. Then, explore our inventory to find the new GMC Canyon for sale that ticks all the boxes before visiting us for a test drive.

Canyon vs. Ranger: Entry Level Starting Prices

If you’re looking for an entry-level pickup truck that can get the job done, both vehicles have you covered. While the 2021 Ford Ranger XL has a slightly lower starting price of $24,820 MSRP in comparison to the 2021 GMC Canyon Elevation Standard & Elevation’s $26,400 MSRP, you’ll be amazed at how the Canyon outshines the competition. 

Canyon vs. Ranger: Performance Specs

Marianna drivers want a pickup truck that can handle towing a small camper, boat, or other items for a family vacation with ease. When you get behind the driver’s seat of the new GMC Canyon, you will see just how powerful the engine and towing capabilities are. The 2021 Ranger can’t compete with what’s under the hood of the new Canyon. Let’s compare the GMC Canyon vs. Ford Ranger engine and towing specs below:

2021 GMC Canyon

  • Engine: 3.6L V6
  • Horsepower: 308 hp
  • Torque: 275 lb-ft
  • Transmission: 6-Speed automatic 
  • Towing Capacity: Up to 7,700 pounds

2021 Ford Ranger

  • Engine: 2.3L EcoBoost®
  • Horsepower: 270 hp
  • Torque: 310 lb-t
  • Transmission: 10-speed SelectShift® automatic 
  • Towing Capacity: Up to 7,500 pounds

While the Ford Ranger has a slight edge with how much torque it produces and the transmission, the GMC Canyon still offers better performance and towing capabilities – making it the better pickup truck for your weekend getaways and Destin job sites.

Canyon vs. Ranger: Standard Features

While you’re spending a little more money on the entry-level Canyon configuration, you’re getting a plethora of standard features that enhance your driving experience and keeps you and your passengers connected and protected on the Fort Walton roads. Both come with standard features like automatic climate control, cruise control, a premium audio system, and 4G LTE Wi-Fi hotspot capable. That’s where the similarities end. 

Below are the standard features for the Canyon that you won’t find in the new Ford Ranger:

  • GMC Infotainment System with a color touchscreen
  • Inside rearview auto-dimming mirror
  • Leather-wrapped steering wheel
  • Front USB ports
  • Rear USB ports
  • Remote Keyless Entry
  • Remote Start
  • Steering wheel-mounted controls
  • Theft-deterrent unauthorized entry system
  • 18-inch all-season Blackwall tires
  • CornerStep rear bump
  • EZ-Lift and Lower tailgate
  • Spotter mirror

Canyon vs. Ranger: Safety Technology

When it comes to safety technology, you want only the best in your next pickup truck. Both offer their version of various safety technology, such as:

Canyon Safety Features

  • Six airbags
  • Electronic traction control
  • OnStar® & GMC Connected Services capable
  • StabiliTrak – electronic stability control system with traction control
  • Teen Driver
  • Tire Fill Alert
  • Tire Pressure Monitoring System

Ranger Safety Features

  • Rearview camera
  • Child-proof rear door locks
  • Airbags
  • AdvanceTrac® with RSC® (Roll Stability Control™)
  • Curve Control
  • SecuriLock® passive anti-theft system
  • SOS Post-Crash Alert System™
  • Perimeter anti-theft alarm
  • Remote Keyless Entry System

Test Drive a New GMC Canyon in Panama City

After comparing the GMC Canyon vs. Ford Ranger, visit our Panama City dealership to see firsthand why the former is the pickup truck that’s best suited for your driving needs. We’ll discuss your financing options and make sure that you buy or lease the new GMC Canyon for sale that checks off all your boxes. Be sure to explore our vehicle specials and get pre-approved for financing right at home! Feel free to reach out to our friendly and knowledgeable sales team if you have any questions or would like to schedule your test drive.


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Main 850-387-4030 Sales 850-387-4030
2251 W 23rd St
Panama City, FL 32405
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