Chevy and Ford are two highly reputable brands when it comes to trucks. In this car comparison, we want to show you their entries in the midsize pickup truck segment. The 2019 Ford Ranger vs. Chevy Colorado is a classic Ford and Chevy rivalry, and we’re excited to give you a closer look!
Which truck is ideal for your Ocala, Starke, or Gainesville drive? Read ahead and see what these vehicles’ muscle and brawn can do! Reach out to us at Ford of Ocala if you want to learn more.
Ranger vs Colorado: Performance
When it comes to power under the hood, the 2019 Ranger and Colorado can both deliver a reliable and energetic performance. However, the Ford truck gives the base Chevy truck a run for its money in terms of output.
The base Colorado sees a potent 200 horsepower and 191 lb-ft of torque from a 2.5L 4-cylinder engine. That’s enough for light-duty tasks and commuting, but the base Ranger is more spirited. It sees 270 horsepower and 310 lb-ft of torque from its 2.3L EcoBoost® 4-cylinder engine for even more robust performance.
Both those engines are highly efficient, however: The Chevy earns an EPA-estimated fuel economy rating of 20 city and 26 highway MPG. The Ford, meanwhile, clocks in with 21 city and 26 highway MPG, per EPA estimates.
Outstanding Truck Hauling Capabilities
For many drivers, payload is one of the essential considerations when shopping for a new truck. The Ford Ranger and Chevy Colorado diverge a bit in this respect. While the Colorado sees a max payload of 1,574 pounds, the Ranger manages to do more with a payload of up to 1,860 pounds.
Whether you’re hauling lumber, sandbags, or outdoors gear, the Ranger lets you bring more along for the ride. Both trucks offer flexible pickup bed options with both long and short beds available. The long beds measure roughly five feet, while the short beds come to about six feet.
Features for a More Secure Daily Drive
The 2019 Ranger and Colorado both prioritize your safety behind the wheel. If you have teenage drivers in the house, you’ll appreciate the Ford MyKey® and Chevy Teen Driver systems. Both let you set limits on audio and speed, so you can rest easy when your truck is in the hands of another driver.
Both trucks also offer a suit of driver-assist features, including Forward Collision Warning. This system can alert you when a frontal collision is predicted and even help apply the brakes. However, it’s only standard on the Ford truck: You’ll need to upgrade beyond the base trim if you want it in the Chevy truck.
Ford Ranger vs Chevy Colorado: The Verdict
Now that you’ve seen the 2019 Ford Ranger and Chevy Colorado up close in our car comparison, which is a better fit for you? Each midsize pickup truck has its advantages on the roads of Starke, Gainesville, and Ocala.
If you value payload, powerful standard engines, and more standard safety technology, the Ranger really stands out from the competition. Schedule a test drive at Ford of Ocala and see how you feel after you’ve been behind the wheel!