2020 Ford Ranger vs. Colorado

2020 Ford Ranger vs. Colorado

Trucks have developed into more passenger-friendly vehicles in the last decade. Modern pickup trucks fulfill their role as dedicated workhorses while also serving as a family hauler on the weekend. Here, we have compared two popular pickup trucks, the 2020 Ford Ranger and Chevy Colorado, to help you make an informed buying decision. 

Trim Levels and Prices 

The 2020 Ford Ranger is offered in three trim levels – XL, XLT, and VARIAT. The starting price of Ford Ranger XL is around $24,410 while the XLT and the VARIAT trims cost around $28, 120 and $32, 500. The 2020 Chevrolet Colorado is offered in five trim levels- Base, WT, LT, Z71, and ZR2. The starting price of the base model is $21,300 while the price of the top model (ZR2) is around $41,400. 

Cab Styles and Dimensions

The company offers two cab styles in Ford Ranger – Super Cab -6’ box and Super Crew Cab – 5’ box. The wheelbase of Ford Ranger is 126.8 inches. The Super Cab model of Ford Ranger offers a larger cargo box measuring 51.8 cu ft while the maximum width at the floor is 61.4 inches. 

The Super Crew cab offers more passenger space 97.6 cu ft.  The Chevrolet Colorado is available in three cab styles – Extended Cab-Long Box, Crew Cab-Short Box, and Crew Cab-Long Box. The wheelbase of Colorado is 128.30 inches. The length of the Cargo Box in the Extended Cab model is around 74 inches while the width is 57.80 inches. 

Engine and Mileage

The Ford Ranger is powered by a 2.3-liter Ecoboost engine paired with 10-speed auto transmission. The engine makes 270 hp and 310 lb-ft of torque and offers fuel economy of 21/26 mpg city/highway.  

The Chevy Colorado is powered by 2.5-liter paired with a 6-speed transmission. The company also offers a 36.-liter V6 engine option paired with 8-speed auto transmission. The V6 engine generates 308 hp plus 275 lb-ft of torque. 


The Ford Ranger comes with standard comfort features like cloth-trimmed seats, air-conditioning, three 12V points, lockable glove box, power front, and rear windows.  For entertainment, you get an AM/FM Stereo system with 6 speakers.

Chevrolet Colorado comes with slightly better standard features like air-conditioning, Chevrolet information system with a 7-inch screen, AM/FM stereo and 6-speaker system, Bluetooth audio streaming and Android Auto and Apple CarPlay compatibility. 

The pickup truck also has a rear seat delete feature which means you can completely remove the rear seat for an additional platform inside the pickup truck. Other interior features include two USB ports, auxiliary input jack, a manual tilt steering column, and a theft-deterrent system. 


The standard safety features in Ford Ranger includes dual-stage airbags, side-curtain airbags, roll stability control, and tire pressure monitoring system. The company also offers Ford Co-Pilot 360 package as an option in the XL model while it is offered as standard in higher trim levels. 

Ford Co-Pilot 360 package features driver-assist technologies like lane-keeping system with lane-keeping alert, blind spot information system, reverse sensing system, and many more.  The General Motors Company offers few standard safety features like dual-stage frontal airbags, side airbags and curtain airbags on both sides. For driver-assist features, you need to pay for the Safety package.

There is no doubt both pickup trucks are built strong and shave good towing capabilities. You cannot go wrong when choosing between them. The right pickup truck is the one that meets your needs and fits in your budget.