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Vehicle Comparisons:
2016 Nissan Frontier vs 2016 GMC Canyon

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2016 Nissan FrontierWhen making a purchasing decision for your next small pickup truck, there are a lot of factors to take into consideration. How powerful is it for handling rough terrain? What are the cargo limitations? What kinds of technology can I expect to be included?

Looking specifically at the 2016 Nissan Frontier vs. 2016 GMC Canyon, there appear to be many similarities between the two vehicles, as they’re both top-ranked small pickup trucks. However, after taking a closer look, you’ll find that there’s actually more differences between the two models than initially meets the eye.

Luckily, Nissan 24 of Brockton, MA—serving the Brockton, Randolph, and Stoughton areas—has put together the following vehicle comparison to make your search that much easier.

Technology Integration 

Many vehicles these days come with the latest smartphone integration systems, and the Nissan Frontier and GMC Canyon are no exception.

The Canyon comes with the option of adding Apple CarPlay™, which allows drivers to plug in their iPhone and see many of their apps, such as Apple Maps, on the truck’s 8-inch diagonal color touchscreen display. This provides a much safer way to use your smartphone while in the car. It doesn’t, however, appear to be compatible with Android smartphones; it’s only compatible with certain classes of iPhone.

The Nissan Frontier, on the other hand, allows buyers the option of adding NissanConnect℠, which uses hands-free technology to connect your smartphone to your Nissan’s display screen. It has a growing list of apps that let you play your music, safely keep tabs on your social network with hands-free technology, and navigate anywhere you may drive.

Performance and Towing Capability

2016 Nissan Frontier InteriorThough you may want your pickup truck to be small, that doesn’t mean you want it to be short on function.

The Nissan Frontier’s powerful V6 engine is undoubtedly best in class for a truck of this size. It pumps out up to 261 horsepower and 281 lb-ft of torque. The Frontier also has a towing capacity of up to 6,500 lbs, ensuring that you can always cart whatever you need.

The GMC Canyon also packs a sizable bed for carrying cargo, boasting the largest cargo box by volume in a midsize pickup. However, while the Canyon comes with optional engine upgrades, the standard 2.5-liter four-cylinder gas engine rated at 200 horsepower pales in comparison to the Frontier’s V6 engine.

The 2016 Nissan Frontier also features Nissan’s first-in-class Utili-track® cargo-carrying system, giving it a large advantage over other trucks via channels on the bed floor, not just in the walls and header. This channel system allows you to lock down even the most cumbersome of loads.

In comparison, the Canyon solely comes with upper tie downs to help keep cargo in place.

Owning the 2016 Nissan Frontier 

Thanks to its powerful engine, easy-to-use smartphone integration, and best-in-class cargo carrying system, there’s no question that the 2016 Nissan Frontier is the best choice for the customer looking to purchase a small pickup trick.

Need more convincing? If you’re near Brockton, Randolph, or Stoughton, schedule your test drive with Nissan 24 today!