The GMC Canyon and Chevrolet Colorado are two trucks made by the same company, and it’s no secret to the public that GMC is generally a more luxurious version of Chevrolet. A great example of this is the massaging seats that can be found in the Sierra but not the Silverado. That said, with the official release of the GMC Canyon AT4X AEV Edition and Chevrolet Colorado ZR2 Bison, we decided to make deciding between the two easier by pointing out the significant differences between the two midsize trucks.
GMC Canyon AT4X AEV vs. Chevrolet Colorado ZR2 Bison: The Important Differences
When looking at the features offered for the 2024 GMC Canyon AT4X AEV and 2024 Chevrolet Colorado ZR2 Bison, it quickly becomes apparent that if you’re looking for a more turn-key approach for an overlanding rig, the Canyon will be the truck for you.
The 2024 GMC Canyon AT4X AEV Edition will come standard with three standard auxiliary control switches which enable the integration of off-road and overlanding accessories. The Colorado ZR2 Bison will not offer this content at launch. Additionally, the top-kick Canyon introduces GM’s Ultifi Platform. Ultifi is GM’s new end-to-end vehicle software platform that enables the delivery of features and services to customers over the air, meaning these off-road aids can be updated and new experiences can be added in the future.
As for the 2024 Chevrolet Colorado ZR2 Bison, that stands out with a set of Multimatic Jounce Control Dampers, which improves the ride quality on the mixed terrain it’ll take on and make hard landings a bit less drastic on passengers’ backs. Let alone the structural integrity of the truck. At the moment, the GMC Canyon AT4X AEV Edition will not come with jounce shocks at launch.
Finally, we have pricing; with all the tech that can be found in the GMC Canyon AT4X AEV, it’s no surprise that it has a hefty price tag. While pricing isn’t yet available for either truck, the Canyon will start between $60,000 and $65,000, while the Colorado ZR2 Bison is expected to be more in the ballpark of $55,000 to start. That puts the Canyon AEV Edition in the C8 Corvette range for pricing, to give one an idea of just how premium the once humble midsize truck market has become. Meanwhile, the Colorado Bison is expected to be priced within range of the Ford Ranger Raptor, which is likely to be quite the rivalry, as both trucks have demonstrated their capabilities via off-road desert racing.
It’s worth noting that both trucks use the same engine and have the same power output, as well as the same 8-speed transmission. Both the 2024 Chevrolet Colorado ZR2 Bison and GMC Canyon AT4X AEV Edition also feature the same 35-inch Goodyear Wrangler Territory MT tires, same hot stamped boron steel underbody protection, same approach, departure and breakover angles, and the same underbody camera system.