Jeep Gladiator vs. GMC Canyon
Jeep Gladiator
At a Glance: Gladiator vs. Canyon
Jeep Gladiator

Do you feel most at home in the great outdoors? Do you crave spending nights under the stars or testing your skills on off-road trails? Is visiting all the national parks on your bucket list? Adventure lovers should know that the Jeep Gladiator and the GMC Canyon have the same wild spirit as you.

Do you know which truck will be better for your Marietta, Kennesaw, and Canton, GA jaunts? Our Woodstock Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram (CDJR) team makes deciding easy. Continue reading the Gladiator vs. Canyon comparison below to get started.



7,700 lbs | 7,700 lbs
Gladiator vs. Canyon


442 lb-ft | 430 lb-ft
Gladiator vs. Canyon


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Gladiator vs. Canyon
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Jeep Gladiator

Overlanding, off-roading, mudding, and other natural adventures require a lot of muscle and might. It takes the right vehicle to make it over, around, or through obstacles, and the Gladiator and the Canyon have what it takes.

Muscle Up

The Jeep Gladiator gives you the power of choice. It’s available with two powerful engines:

  • 3.6L Pentastar® V6 engine: 285 horsepower and 260 lb-ft of torque
  • Available 3.0L EcoDiesel V6 engine: 260 horsepower and 442 lb-ft of torque

The GMC Canyon only offers one engine, providing a big kick. The 2.7L Turbo High-Output engine generates 430 lb-ft of torque, which is close to the Jeep’s highest output but lacks the same responsiveness.

Despite their power difference, both models can tow up to 7,700 pounds, helping you take your small camper or boat to your next remote adventure.

Rated for Adventure

You and the Gladiator share a middle name: off-roading. This truck is the first-ever Trail Rated® pickup truck, which means it excels in these key areas:

  • Traction – The Gladiator’s 4x4 systems provide extra grip on the slickest surfaces.
  • Water Fording – The Gladiator can withstand up to 31.5 inches of water.
  • Maneuverability – Precision steering and optimized wheelbases help you stick it through the rough and tumble.
  • Articulation – Expert articulation allows the Gladiator’s wheels to always stay grounded.
  • Ground Clearance – 11.1 inches of ground clearance? You can adventure without a scrape.

The Canyon is also primed for rough terrain with its available off-road hardware. However, it goes without a similar rating that ensures you can go off the grid and make it back to civilization with ease.

Jeep Gladiator

Driving the Gladiator or the Canyon means you appreciate technology but love to get away from it all every now and then. After all, you feel like you can breathe easier as soon as the open road is ahead and your hometown is in the rearview. So, which model helps you get the full experience while you’re off the grid?

Necessary Tech

When you’re heading to the great outdoors, you don’t need much. You need food, water, supplies, and maybe a few buddies to keep you company. You need the basics, which the Jeep can provide! It comes standard with a 7-inch touchscreen or an available 8.4-inch display.

On the other hand, the Canyon offers an 11.3-inch display, which sounds nice, right? Then again, do you really need that large a screen when you plan to spend more time outside than in the cabin of your truck? Food for thought.

Tunes on the Go

Do you want to listen to some tunes around the campfire? The Jeep has an available industry-exclusive removable speaker with wireless connectivity! Its battery recharges as you drive, and it’s both weather-proof and dust-resistant. If you take it out on a boat and it accidentally falls into the water, no biggie. It can withstand three feet of water for 30 minutes!

Unfortunately, the GMC Canyon goes without a similar listening experience.

Jeep Gladiator

Style-wise, the Gladiator and the Canyon are very different. They share the same truck fundamentals, such as a cargo bed, a roomy cabin, and rugged styling. However, only one of these trucks’ design schemes lets you fully immerse yourself in your adventures.

Organize and Store

Is camping on the itinerary? You’re going to need some equipment! The Gladiator and the Canyon have durable cargo beds to carry and store all your sleeping bags, tents, coolers, and more. Only the Jeep can help you keep it all organized, though, thanks to its available Trail Rail™ Cargo Management System.

This storage solution offers adjustable cargo tie-downs that work in tandem with truck bed cross rails and a cargo basket! While the GMC offers available re-configurable bed rails, it goes without a cargo basket, and tie-downs are only available as an option.

Open-Air Freedom

As the first-ever open-air truck on the market, the Gladiator wants to provide as many ways as possible to experience the elements. You can remove the doors completely or opt for available half doors for more openness. The roof? Pop off that sucker. It doesn’t matter if your vehicle has a hardtop, a soft top, or the available Sunrider® for hardtop configuration. You can let in the sunshine anytime in the Gladiator.

While you’re out on the trails, you can use the segment-exclusive fold-down windshield to get the most out of your adventure. You’ll feel every drop of water, see every spec of dirt, and enjoy uninhibited views of the trail.

The closest the GMC Canyon gets to open-air freedom is with an available sunroof.

Choose Your Adventurer
Jeep Gladiator

When your soul calls to the wild, you can answer with the Jeep Gladiator or the GMC Canyon. However, the Jeep’s proven performance, adventure-necessary technology, and helpful design make it the best off-roading companion Marietta, Kennesaw, and Canton, GA drivers can get.

Do you agree? If so, schedule a test drive with Woodstock Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram (CDJR) today!

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