The 2020 Chevrolet Colorado and Ford Ranger are both rugged functional adventure vehicles. So, which one should you buy? Our team here at Cantin Chevrolet, conveniently located in Laconia, New Hampshire, want to help in that decision-making process, and have put together a comparison of these trucks for you.
Price / Fuel Efficiency = Colorado
Price and fuel economy are both really important topics when considering the purchase of a new vehicle. The Ranger starts at $24,410 and gets up to 21 mpg City / 26 mpg Highway. Getting up to 20 mpg City / 30 mpg Highway and starting at the incredible price of $21,300, the Colorado comes out on top for this category.
Second on the list of important topics in the purchase of a truck is usually the towing, payload, and power capabilities. In this category, both trucks have their individual strengths. The Ranger excels in its payload capacity with the ability to carry 1,860 lbs. whereas the Colorado can only carry up to 1,578 lbs. of payload. The Colorado, on the other hand, takes the cake for its max towing capacity and its power output. The Colorado can tow up to 7,700 lbs. compared to the 7,500 lbs. that the Ranger is capable of. The Colorado can produce up to 308 horsepower and 369 lb. ft. of torque, whereas the Ranger can only produce up to 270 horsepower and 310 lb. ft. of torque.
Comfort / Technology = Colorado
When it comes to Comfort, both trucks are packed with standard and available interior features making either choice a comfortable ride. You can upgrade to a heated steering wheel and heated seats in either truck, as well as having the ability to add Remote Keyless Entry and Remote Start on both. If you are looking for a roomier interior option, then the Colorado is the truck of choice with its optimized leg-room.
The Colorado and Ranger are both equipped with multiple USB ports, Apple CarPlay® and Android Auto™ compatibilities, along with the ability to add the 4G LTE Wi-Fi® Hotspot function to aid your connectivity. Chevrolet has taken things farther by adding additional available upgrades such as Wireless Charging, and Footwell / Cup Holder Illumination capabilities. The Colorado also has a more sophisticated and superior touchscreen infotainment system that comes standard across all models.
In regards to the options available to you in the purchase of these trucks, the Colorado has done an impressive job offering many configurations to suit a price point and functionality for everybody. The Ranger only has one engine which comes on all of its trim options. The Ranger also only offers two size configurations; the SuperCab long bed or SuperCrew® short bed. On the other hand, the Colorado provides a lot more options with three versatile engine options and three cab and bed configurations.
Safety considerations in a vehicle purchase also sits pretty high on the list of necessities. In this particular case, both trucks are very well equipped with an array of wonderful safety features including; Rear Vision Camera, Forward Collision Alert, available Lane Departure Warning, and available Rear Park Assist.
When comparing the Colorado and Ranger, the Colorado surpasses the Ranger in every way that matters. Clearly, it’s the better option of the two.