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The 2022 Chevy Colorado vs the 2022 GMC Canyon is sure to be the type of interfamily truck conflict that will cause many truck shoppers to be torn about their preferences and allegiances. While the 2022 Chevy Colorado offers a good basic truck with all of the things you need, and a few of the things that you don’t, the 2022 GMC Canyon ups everything that the Canyon has. It’s a more luxurious version of the Colorado, and if you have the budget for either truck but aren’t sure you really need the Canyon, you may find yourself really unsure of which truck to buy. So let’s look at the 2022 Chevy Colorado vs the 2022 GMC Canyon: which is the better truck? And which one is worth your money?

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The 2022 Chevy Colorado vs the 2022 GMC Canyon

It isn’t easy to decide between the 2022 Chevy Colorado vs the 2022 GMC Canyon, in part because they’re both manufactured by General Motors. According to U.S. News, the Chevy Colorado and GMC Canyon share the same platform and have the same dimensions. They also have the same features and engines. Being that they’re so similar, is there anything that makes them different?

Well, yes, kind of. They definitely don’t look like the same truck. The 2022 GMC Canyon is sleek and refined, with chrome accents. The 2022 Chevy Colorado has a rugged, work-like appearance (though both trucks are rather small, and not great for heavy-duty work).

Is a 2022 Chevy Colorado worth buying?

The 2022 Chevy Colorado is a solid pickup truck and worth considering. The 2022 Chevy Colorado 2022 Work Truck, which is the base model, comes standard with a 2.5-liter four-cylinder engine that makes 200 hp and 191 lb-ft of torque. This is matched to a six-speed transmission and rear-wheel drive. This engine comes in the 2022 Chevy Colorado Work Truck extended cab.

The crew cabs in the 2022 Chevrolet Colorado have a 3.6-liter V6 engine that makes 308 hp and 275 lb-ft of torque. This is matched to an eight-speed transmission and you can get it on the extended cab, but you’ll have to pay for it. You can get all-wheel drive with either the four-cylinder or the V6 engine.

The 2022 Chevy Colorado Work Truck also comes with a seven-inch touchscreen infotainment screen and is Apple CarPlay and Android Auto compatible. It also has two USB ports and a six-speaker sound system. There are a few optional things you can add to the Work Truck like remote keyless entry, cruise control, and a remote-locking tailgate. You can also add on OnStar and a 4G wifi hot spot.

Is GMC redesigning the 2022 GMC Canyon?

The 2022 GMC Canyon didn’t undergo any significant redesign for the 2022 model year, similar to the 2022 Chevy Colorado. It was last redesigned in 2015, and it’s possible that it will get another facelift for the 2023 model year. That said, there’s a lot to love about the current Canyon. It has a V6 engine, a body-on-frame construction, and can tow up to 7,700 pounds. There’s an off-road version, the AT4, and you can get an extended or crew cab and choose from two different beds to really customize the Canyon the way you want it.

The Canyon also comes standard with a 7-inch touchscreen, is Apple CarPlay and Android Auto compatible, and has a six-speaker sound system. Higher trim levels add features like a sliding rear window, cruise control, and LED lights. The Denali has an 8-inch touchscreen, Bose sound system, and heated steering wheel, as well as a spray-in bedliner. The 2022 GMC Canyon price starts at $27,995.

So which pickup truck should you buy, the 2022 Chevy Colorado or the 2022 GMC Canyon? They are so similar that you might as well save a few bucks and buy the Colorado. However, if you have money to burn or really love the styling of the Canyon, you may prefer to invest in it instead. Either way, you won’t be disappointed with your purchase.


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