2020 Ford Ranger vs. Chevrolet Colorado

2020 Ford Ranger vs. Chevrolet Colorado


If you are looking for a vehicle that can be used for work and also for recreational purposes, you should consider a pickup truck. Ford Ranger and Chevy Colorado are two of the more popular mid-size pickup trucks offering a spacious comfortable cabin and impressive towing capabilities. Below we have presented a side-by-side comparison of both pickup trucks that will help you make the right decision.

MSRP By Trims


The Ford Company offers three trims of the Ranger pickup truck – XL, XLT, and VARIAT. The MSRP of the Ford XL variant is $24,300. The mid-level trim (XLT) is priced at $28,120 while the top variant costs $32, 290.

Chevrolet offers a few more trims for the Colorado: Base, WT, LT, Z71, and ZR2. The MSRP of the base model is around $22,395 while the top trim costs around $42, 495.

Cab Options and Dimensions


The 2020 Ford Ranger offers two cab options- the Super Cab with 6-foot Box and Super Crew with 5-foot Box. The Super Cab offers larger cargo volume- 51.8 cubic feet while the Super Crew offers 43.3 cubic feet. The Super Cab box dimensions are 72.8 inches X 61.4 inches (LXW). The Super Crew offers more passenger volume – 97.6 cubic feet while the Super Cab offers 89.2 cubic feet. The headroom, shoulder room, and legroom offered are almost similar.


On the other hand, the 2020 Chevy Colorado offers three Cab options- Extended Cab-Long Box, Crew Cab-Long Box, and Crew Cab-Short Box. The box length in Extended Cab and Crew Cab-Long Box is around 74 inches while that of the Short Box is 61.7 inches. The Extended Cab can seat 4 passengers while the Crew Cab can seat 5 passengers.

Engine and Mileage


The 2020 Ford Ranger is equipped with a 2.3-liter EcoBoost engine paired with 10-speed auto transmission. The engine produces 270 horsepower and 310 lb-ft of torque. The fuel economy offered by the EcoBoost engine is 21/26 mpg city/highway. The 2020 Chevy Colorado features a 2.5-liter four-cylinder engine paired with 6-speed auto transmission. The engine makes 200 hp and 191 lb-ft of torque and offers 26 mpg on the highway.

Payload and Towing Capacities


The maximum payload capacity of the 2020 ford Ranger is 1860 pounds, while the towing capacity is around 7500 pounds. On the other hand, the maximum payload capacity for the 2020 Chevy Colorado is around 1578 pounds and the maximum towing capacity is around 7700 pounds.



The Ford Ranger base trim features air-conditioning, three 12 volt power points, a lockable glove box, and power windows. For entertainment, you have an AM/FM stereo system with 4 speakers.


Chevy Colorado base trim features a seven-inch screen, an audio system with 6 speakers, manual single-zone air-conditioning, two USB ports, auxiliary jacks, Apple CarPlay, and Android Auto compatibility.



The Ford Company offers essential safety features like airbags as standard in all Ranger trims. All Ford Ranger models get dual-stage front airbags, front-seat side airbags, side-curtain airbags, roll stability control, and tire pressure monitoring system. 


General Motors Company has also offered basic safety features like airbags as standard. Besides that, you get rear vision camera and teen driver technology as standard in all Colorado truck variants.


Each of these trucks is a well-rounded machine that operates at peak performance on a worksite and city streets. If you’re still stuck between the two, test drive each and make the final decision for yourself.