Maniacal Mashup: Ford F-150 5.0L V8 vs. GMC Canyon 2.8L Duramax [Video]

2016 ford f-150 versus GMC canyon duramax

Two of the most reader-requested trucks finally arrived at our doorstep around the same time: The Ford F-150 with the 5.0L V8 and the GMC Canyon 2.8L Duramax, so we decided to do one of the mismatched mashups ever. Now, before you get all worked up, we know these two trucks don’t compete with each other. One is a fullsize pickup with a naturally-aspirated V8 and the other is a midsize with an itty bitty 2.8L turbo-diesel. Still, we wanted to see how these two trucks would perform when put against each other head-to-head in a 100-mile towing MPG test and 0-60 mph runs. First, let’s take a quick look at the stats:

Only 320 pounds separated the gross combined weights of these trucks with the trailer in tow. Which truck do you think achieved better fuel economy while towing the horse trailer weighing 5,600 pounds at highway speeds? That should be a no-brainer. Which truck got better 0-60 mph times? That answer to that question might not be as obvious. Make your predictions in the comments section below before watching the video. In each test, the results might surprise you by just how much the better performing truck did. Also, stay tuned for Ike Gauntlet runs from both trucks, those videos are in the editing booth and will be making their debut soon!

Brian is an engineer by trade but his true passion is anything automotive. He wakes up every morning to search the web for the latest industry news. He enjoys taking his Tacoma 4×4 off-road in the mountains of Colorado where he spends his free time hiking, biking, and snowboarding with his wife and dogs near their Rocky Mountain home.