Childre Nissan Compares 2010 Nissan Frontier VS 2010 GMC Canyon Near Dublin, GA

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2010 Nissan Frontier

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2010 GMC Canyon

Safety Comparison

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The Frontier has standard Active Head Restraint, which use a specially designed headrest to protect the driver and front passenger from whiplash. During a rear-end collision, the Active Head Restraint system moves the headrests forward to prevent neck and spine injuries. The Canyon doesn’t offer a whiplash protection system.

When descending a steep, off-road slope, the Frontier 4x4 Automatic’s standard Hill Descent Control allows you to creep down safely. The Canyon doesn’t offer Hill Descent Control.

Both the Frontier and the Canyon have standard driver and passenger frontal airbags, head airbags, front seatbelt pretensioners, height adjustable front shoulder belts, plastic fuel tanks, four wheel antilock brakes, electronic stability systems to prevent skidding and available electronic stability systems to prevent skidding.

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration does 35 MPH front crash tests on new vehicles. In this test, results indicate that the Nissan Frontier King Cab is safer than the Canyon Extended Cab Pickup:

Frontier

Canyon

Driver

STARS

4 Stars

4 Stars

Chest forces

46 g’s

47 g’s

Passenger

STARS

5 Stars

4 Stars

Head Injury Index

495

564

Chest forces

40 g’s

48 g’s

Leg injuries (L/R)

719 / 481

617 / 700

More stars indicate a better overall result. Lower numbers indicate better individual test results.

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration does 38.5 MPH side impact tests on new cars. In this test, results indicate that the Frontier is safer than the Canyon:

Frontier

Canyon

Front Seat

STARS

5 Stars

3 Stars

Head Injury Criteria

43

215

Thoracic Trauma

31

73

Pelvis Deceleration

46 G’s

124 G’s

Rear Seat

STARS

5 Stars

5 Stars

Head Injury Criteria

47

122

Thoracic Trauma

35

51

Pelvis Deceleration

51 G’s

72 G’s

More stars indicate a better chance of avoiding serious injuries. Lower numbers indicate better actual numeric test results.

Warranty Comparison

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The Frontier’s corrosion warranty is unlimited miles longer than the Canyon’s (unlimited vs. 100,000 miles).

Reliability Comparison

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For smoother operation, better efficiency and fewer moving parts, the engines in the Frontier have an overhead cam design, rather than the old pushrod design of the 5.3 V8 in the Canyon.

The Frontier’s reliability is better than the Canyon’s. In Consumer Reports, the Frontier’s reliability is 28% better.

J.D. Power and Associates rated the Frontier second among midsize pickups in their 2009 Initial Quality Study. The Canyon isn’t in the top three.

J.D. Power and Associates’ 2009 Initial Quality Study of new car owners surveyed provide the statistics that show that Nissan vehicles are better in initial quality than GMC vehicles. J.D. Power ranks Nissan 13th in initial quality. With 6 more problems per 100 vehicles, GMC is ranked 18th.

Fuel Economy and Range Comparison

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The Frontier has 1.5 gallons more fuel capacity than the Canyon (21.1 vs. 19.6 gallons), for longer range between fill-ups.

Brakes and Stopping Comparison

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The Nissan Frontier has standard four-wheel disc brakes for better stopping power and improved directional control in poor weather. Only rear drums come on the Canyon. Drums can heat up and make stops longer, especially with antilock brakes which work much harder than conventional brakes.

In an emergency stopping situation, many drivers don’t press the brakes with enough force to stop the vehicle in the shortest distance. The Frontier has a standard brake assist system to detect emergency braking situations (by how hard and how quickly the brake pedal is pressed) and then automatically apply maximum braking immediately in order to help prevent a collision. The Canyon doesn’t offer a brake assist feature.

Tires and Wheels Comparison

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For better traction, the Frontier has larger standard tires than the Canyon (235/75R15 vs. 215/70R16).

The Frontier has a standard full size spare so your work or a trip isn’t interrupted by a flat. A full size spare costs extra on the Canyon Without the option you must depend on a temporary spare, which limits mileage and speed before replacement.

Suspension and Handling Comparison

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The front suspension of the Frontier uses coil springs for better ride, handling and control than the Canyon 4x4, which uses torsion bars in front. Coil springs compress more progressively and offer more suspension travel for a smoother ride with less bottoming out.

The Frontier has engine speed sensitive variable-assist power steering, for low-effort parking, better control at highway speeds and during hard cornering, and a better feel of the road. The Canyon doesn’t offer variable-assist power steering.

For a smoother ride and more stable handling, the Frontier Long Bed Crew Cab’s wheelbase is 13.9 inches longer than on the Canyon Crew Cab (139.9 feet vs. 126 inches).

For better handling and stability, the track (width between the wheels) on the Frontier is 3.3 inches wider in the front and 3.1 inches wider in the rear than the average track on the Canyon.

The Frontier Short Bed LE Crew Cab 4x4 handles at .74 G’s, while the Canyon SLE Crew Cab 4x4 pulls only .70 G’s of cornering force in a Car and Driver skidpad test.

For better maneuverability, the Frontier’s turning circle is tighter than the Canyon’s:

Frontier

Canyon

Extended Cab Standard Bed

43.42 feet

44.3 feet

Extended Cab Standard Bed 4x4

43.33 feet

44.3 feet

Passenger Space Comparison

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The Frontier King Cab has .1 inches more front headroom, 2.5 inches more front hip room, 1.2 inches more front shoulder room, .4 inches more rear headroom and 2.3 inches more rear legroom than the Canyon Extended Cab Pickup.

The Frontier Crew Cab has .7 inches more front headroom, 2.3 inches more front hip room, 1.2 inches more front shoulder room, .4 inches more rear headroom, 5.1 inches more rear hip room and 1.2 inches more rear shoulder room than the Canyon Crew Cab.

Cargo Capacity Comparison

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A low lift-over bed design makes loading and unloading the Frontier easier. The Frontier’s bed lift-over height is 31.5 inches, while the Canyon Extended Cab Pickup’s liftover is 31.9 inches. The Canyon Regular Cab’s liftover is 33 inches.

A standard locking glovebox (which can’t be accessed with the valet key) keeps your small valuables safer in the Frontier. The Canyon doesn’t offer locking storage for small valuables.

To prevent tailgate loss and help secure heavier cargo from theft, the Frontier has a standard tailgate lock cylinder. The Canyon doesn’t offer a tailgate lock.

The Nissan Frontier’s tailgate uses caliper type latches (like those used for car doors) for smooth, tight closing. The slam bolts on the GMC’s tailgate aren’t as tight as caliper latches, and they require closing the tailgate with more force, which can eventually damage it.

Ergonomics Comparison

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The Frontier’s instruments include an oil pressure gauge and a temperature gauge – which could save your engine! Often ‘idiot lights’ don’t warn you until damage has been done. The Canyon does not have an oil pressure gauge.

The Frontier has a lever hand brake in the console, easy to use while keeping both feet free and not impeding entry and exit. The Canyon’s foot pedal parking brake is not handy to use as a hill holding device with a manual transmission.

To shield the driver and front passenger’s vision over a larger portion of the windshield and side windows, the Frontier (except XE) has standard extendable sun visors. The Canyon doesn’t offer extendable visors.

The Frontier PRO-4X/LE Crew Cab’s optional outside mirrors include heating elements to clear off the mirrors for better visibility. The Canyon doesn’t offer heated side mirrors.

An optional built-in pollen filter removes pollen, exhaust fumes and other pollutants from the Frontier’s passenger compartment. This helps prevent lung and/or sinus irritation, which can trigger allergies or asthma. The Canyon doesn’t offer a filtration system.

The Frontier’s optional steering wheel mounted cruise control is close at hand. The Canyon’s standard cruise control is on an over-crowded turn signal stalk.

To help keep the driver’s hands on the wheel, the Frontier LE/PRO-4X offers optional steering wheel controls for the radio. The Canyon doesn’t offer steering wheel audio controls.

Wireless connectivity is optional on the Frontier LE/PRO-4X, connecting the driver and passenger’s cell phones to the vehicle systems. This allows them to use the vehicle’s stereo and hand controls to place calls safely and easily. GMC doesn’t offer wireless connectivity on the Canyon.

Economic Advantages Comparison

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The Frontier will cost the buyer less in the long run because of its superior resale value. The Complete Car Cost Guide estimates that the Frontier will retain 38.34% to 45.57% of its original price after five years, while the Canyon only retains 23.73% to 35.14%.

According to The Car Book by Jack Gillis, the Frontier is less expensive to operate than the Canyon because it costs $132 less to do the manufacturer’s suggested maintenance for 50,000 miles. Typical repairs cost much less on the Frontier than the Canyon, including $14 less for a water pump, $273 less for an alternator, $127 less for front brake pads, $279 less for a starter, $76 less for fuel injection, $155 less for a fuel pump, $111 less for front struts and $444 less for a timing belt/chain.

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