May 20

Car Comparison: 2022 Chevy Colorado vs 2022 GMC Canyon

Are you torn between which type of truck to invest in? Huffines Chevrolet Plano has a wide variety of top-of-the-line trucks to consider, including the 2022 Chevy Colorado and the 2022 GMC Canyon. Our experts compared these vehicles in a guide so you can see which one best suits your needs and style preferences.

Engine Specs

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The 2022 Chevy Colorado comes with three different engine options: a 2.5-liter four-cylinder engine, a 2.8-liter Duramax Turbo-Diesel four-cylinder engine, and a 3.6-liter V-6 engine. The 2.5-liter powertrain boasts 200 horsepower and 191 pound-feet of torque alongside direct fuel injection and variable valve timing for optimal efficiency and power.

The 3.6-liter engine offers 308 horsepower, 275 pound-feet of torque, and a dual overhead camshaft design. Meanwhile, the 2.8-liter Duramax engine features direct injection, an exhaust brake, and four inline cylinders with dual overhead camshafts. It offers 181 horsepower and 369 pound-feet of torque. The specs on the Chevy Colorado include either a 3.42 or 4.1 rear axle ratio, a six or eight-speed automatic transmission, and rear-wheel drive or four-wheel drive on most trims.

The 2022 GMC Canyon also has three powertrain options: a standard 3.6-liter V-6 gas engine, an available 2.8-liter Duramax Turbo-Diesel engine, and a 2.5-liter l-4 gas engine with limited availability. The latter gets 200 horsepower and 191 pound-feet of torque, while the 3.6-liter powertrain boasts 308 horsepower and 275 pound-feet of torque. The top-of-the-line Duramax Turbo-Diesel engine, which you can add to any trim, features 181 horsepower and 369 pound-feet of torque. The Canyon has plenty of options for both rear-wheel and four-wheel drive.


The 2022 Chevy Colorado has exceptional features, such as the four-wheel antilock disc brakes that reduce wheel lockup to provide efficient steering control when braking hard on slippery ground. An available automatic locking rear differential senses differences in wheel speed and causes both rear tires to rotate at the same speed for additional traction. The electronic traction control helps keep traction when you accelerate on the most slippery and rough terrains and includes a vehicle stability enhancement system for driving on snow and ice.

Other performance features on Colorado include an AutoTrac two-speed transfer case, which automatically shifts the power from two to four wheels when detecting changes in the road conditions. The driver-selectable full-locking front differential — standard on some four-wheel-drive Colorado models — will turn both front wheels together when activated and increases traction when you drive off-road.

The 2022 GMC Canyon is also built with a variety of impressive performance features. Some of these include aggressive 31-inch Goodyear Duratrac tires that can quickly drive over any terrain and an off-road suspension package that takes the Canyon’s capabilities to the next level. Another is the available integrated brake controller for optimal control of trailer brakes.

Additionally, the Canyon comes equipped with an automatic locking rear differential that improves the traction on loose and slippery ground. A standard StabiliTrak Electronic Stability Control adjusts the engine torque according to the vehicle’s needs to keep you on track.

Towing Capacity

The 2022 Chevy Colorado boasts a towing capacity of 12,000 pounds and a max conventional trailering of 7,000 pounds. The max payload on this incredible truck is 1,774 pounds, while the Maximum Gross Vehicle Weight Rating is 5,800 pounds.

The towing capacity on the 2022 Canyon is slightly lower at 3,500 pounds with the 2.5-liter I-4 engine and 7,700 pounds with both the 3.6-liter V-6 and the 2.8-liter Duramax Turbo-Diesel engines. The max payload is 1,470 pounds, and you can also get a trailering package to increase towing capacity.


The Chevy Colorado base trim has an MSRP starting at $25,200, with the long box crew cab coming in at $30,595 MSRP. The GMC Canyon begins at $26,800 MSRP for the Elevation Standard trim, not including other amenities. Prices will vary for both vehicles based on additional features, wheels, engines, and packages you choose to add.

Exterior Features

Both 2022 trucks have exciting and attractive exterior features that will keep you in style on the road. The Chevy Colorado comes equipped with 17-inch bright machined aluminum wheels, all-terrain Blackwall tires, and several colors to choose from, such as Sand Dune Metallic, Summit White, and Bright Blue Metallic. You can also get the off-road appearance package for a truly rugged look.

The Colorado has several optional exterior features, including 5-inch rectangular assist steps, front and rear splash guards, black rocker guards, off-road lights, and a cargo box LED light. Other customizable accessories include illuminated bowtie emblems, bike carriers, and utility racks. Its high-strength steel frame looks as good as it is safe, and the optional power up and down tailgate makes it a breeze to load up any cargo.

The 2022 GMC Canyon boasts 18-inch black-painted aluminum wheels and 17-inch all-season blackwall tires. The body-color grille surrounded by black-painted inserts offers a bold statement on the road, and the LED fog lamps ensure you can see exactly where you’re going no matter how dark it is.

Black recovery hooks are standard on most models, and red recovery hooks are available, while the EZ Lift & Lower tailgate makes it easy to toss in your cargo and features an internal torsion bar. The optional AT4 Off-Road Performance Package gives this truck an even more rugged look, with all-weather floor liners, a black chrome exhaust tip, and performance front and mid skid plates.

The Canyon’s chrome beltline and bodyside moldings offer an extra zest in appearance, and the daytime running lamps ensure anyone will see you coming on the road. Other exciting exterior features include a spotter mirror, a soft roll-up tonneau cover, an off-road sports bar, and a front license plate bracket.

If you’re interested in learning more about these two top-of-the-line 2022 trucks, please stop by Huffines Chevrolet Plano at 1001 Coit Road to check out our inventory. We’d be happy to answer all of your questions and let you test drive each vehicle to see which one best matches your style preferences and needs. You can also contact us online for more information or give us a call at 972-867-4000.

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