3. GMC Canyon
Canyon small pickup is a domestic product that ranks higher than Tacoma and Frontier because of its interior design and modern technology solutions. Its engines are also impressive, and they come with outstanding towing capability. With starting price in the region of $20,885 it is head-to-head with competitors. The top of the line, fully-loaded GMC Canyon Denali doubles the starting price. It stands at $42,970.
One of the most impressive feats of this small truck is its 2.8-liter four-cylinder turbo-diesel engine which comes only with crew cab models. This unit has 22 mpg in the city and 30 on the highway rating. If you opt for FWD, it lowers these numbers by 2 mpg. The other available powerplants include four-cylinder and V-6 options. If you are a fan of a manual transmission, you will have to settle with the standard four-cylinder.