2015 GMC Canyon
Front End: B
Good: A grille tough enough to handle anything
Bad: A bit high on the fog lights
Rear End: B-
Good: You can tell what it is from a mile away
Bad: Boring design from the old Sonoma
Good: Body lines of a model
Bad: Window lines that don't fit this model
Overall Appeal: B
Good: A tough truck that means business
Bad: To similar to is bigger brother
With a final score of 68.26%, the new canyon is sure to make a major impact on Toyota's sales. It may look all new but the new Canyon still has some aspects from the past. These aspects could have been left in the past.
AutoLooks Buy List Approved: Yes
Recommended Tuner: Yes
Trend Setter: Yes
Brand Value: Increase
Overall Grade = B
If you are one of the people who miss the good old days of mid-size trucks, then your luck is about to turn around. It seems that at least Chevrolet and GM are serious about taking back their market from Toyota and Nissan. Too bad the other two of the big three have no major plans yet.
Up front the new Canyon is completely new, from the bumper to the windshield, nothing has been kept from the previous model. The new meant for business grille is the best change of all, making this new mid-size model more powerful looking than the competition. The one downfall to the front end is that GM made the fog light duct too high up and too small. Making it at least 3/4 of the size of the space available would have made it look a lot better.
Out back the new easy access bumper makes it easier for anyone to get something from the box. Of course this out weighted by the use of the 1980's Sonoma lights and too much plastic. The plastic makes the rear look a bit cheap and the lights could have been setup better.
Along the side the new Canyon adds on some model lines, making a very rugged yet sporty look. The window lines form the Colorado could have been changed to meet more of the Canyon's rough and rugged appeal. Losing the swoop at the rear of the back window could yes, make it look more boring, but would fit this model a bit better. Too bad they forgot about the chrome trim as well.
Overall the new Canyon is sure to win the hearts of many of GM's customers. Of course those may be the customers who have been waiting for the truck to return. With its new look the Canyon is sure to take some of Toyota and Nissan's market share away from them. And if the new smaller F-series looks anything like the new F-150, GM will not have anything to worry about.
2015 Ford F-150
Front End: C+
Good: Heavy duty grille in small duty form
Bad: All too plain and simple, the 80's are over with
Rear End: C-
Good: Eyes with an attitude
Bad: Chrome trim is a bit much on an average truck
Good: Still has the wheel wells to get you through
Bad: Still has the same lines as 10 years ago
Overall Appeal: C-
Good: It looks tougher than it really is
Bad: Still has the same lines as it 10 years ago
With a final score of 48.70%, the new F-150 is a somewhat welcomed change. Too bad it wasn't enough of a change to make it more than what it currently is.
AutoLooks Buy List Approved: No
Recommended Tuner: Maybe
Trend Setter: No
Brand Value: Increase
Overall Grade = C-
Well it comes as no surprise that the year that the Mustang turns 50, that Ford would change its bread and butter vehicle. Too bad someone told them that they should of added some jam to this bread and butter.
Up front the new grille from the Atlas concept from last year, was a great fit. Too bad that was the only good change up front. The highly noticeable bumper and all too simple duct design, tend to take away from something that could have been much more.
Out back Ford has left their miniscule bumper alone, but has added a chrome fin to the centre of the tailgate. This chrome feature is something that will take most people some time to adjust to. The lack of proper naming and logo placement also make it hard for those behind you to take notice. Of course maybe this is part of the plan.
It seems that Ford to take notice that all of the lines along the side of the truck are the same as the last decade. Maybe a bit less wheel flare and some more body indentations could have made this more of something from this century. The worst feature along the side are the very bland looking door handles. Maybe something from Lincoln should have been used instead.
Overall the new F-150 is a better change from the current model, but it still wasn't enough to put it further up the truck ladder. With Toyota bombing and GM soaring, you would think that Ford would make the number 1 truck out there the trend setter. Too bad that job has been left up to Dodge and Nissan now. Compare to the competition, the new F-150 sits in the middle of the pack.