2019 Ford Ranger vs 2019 GMC Canyon 

2019 Ford Ranger vs 2019 GMC Canyon

Midsize pickups have been around for a while, but the segment’s recent comeback has prompted an explosion of new models from automakers of all sorts. Ford marks its reentry to the segment with the return of the classic Ford Ranger and hits the ground running with impressive ratings all around. See how the pickup competes after its 8-year hiatus when the 2019 Ford Ranger goes toe-to-toe with a familiar face – the 2019 GMC Canyon.

The dueling models start close in pricing structure with MSRP set at $24,000 for the Ranger and $22,200 for the Canyon. As we move up the trim hierarchy, we see the GMC model rocket in cost. At the top edge of the Canyon lineup, the Denali features a starting MSRP of $40,400. The top-level Ranger Lariat comes through with a starting MSRP of just $32,390.

2019 Ford Ranger 


2019 GMC Canyon 

270 hp / 310 lb-ft  Max Horsepower / Torque  308 hp / 275 lb-ft 
21 city / 26 highway mpg  Max Fuel Economy  20 city / 26 highway mpg 
1,860 lbs.  Max Payload (Gas)  1,605 lbs. 
7,500 lbs.  Max Towing (Gas)  7,000 lbs. 

Comparing the Powertrain Performance of the 2019 Ford Ranger and 2019 GMC Sierra 

The GMC Canyon lineup features two gas engine options, starting with a 2.5-liter four-cylinder good for 200 horsepower and 191 lb-ft of torque. This engine pairs with a standard six-speed manual transmission or an available 6-speed automatic. The Canyon’s only other gas engine is a 3.6-liter V6, which offers 308 horsepower and 275 lb-ft of torque matched with an eight-speed automatic transmission.

Unlike the Canyon, the Ford Ranger lineup sticks to one engine option across all three trim levels. Though the engine selection is limited, the Ranger’s standard 2.3-liter turbocharged EcoBoost engine delivers enough power to compete with the top engine options on competing models. That turbo partners up with a class-exclusive 10-speed automatic transmission to deliver 270 horsepower and a best-in-class torque rating of 310 lb-ft.

On the 2019 Ford Ranger lineup, drivers can find payload ratings ranging from 1,560 to 1,860 lbs. The Canyon caps its payload capacity lower, handling hauls from 1,459 to 1,605 lbs.