2019 Ford Ranger vs 2019 Chevrolet Colorado

2019 Ford Ranger vs 2019 Chevrolet Colorado

After an eight-year absence, the Ford Ranger’s return makes for an interesting shift in the midsize truck segment. Ford's step back from the market in 2011 left room for competing automakers like Chevrolet and Toyota to step up as category leaders.

With the 2019 Ford Ranger back to claim its spot at the top of the charts, Ford fanatics are chomping at the bit to see if the pickup is up to the challenge. Today, we’ll see how the returning model fairs against one of the market’s most competitive pickups, the 2019 Chevy Colorado, when we get down to the specs in this midsize model showdown.


2019 Ford Ranger


2019 Chevrolet Colorado

$27,615 Starting MSRP $27,595
21 city / 26 hwy Fuel Economy 20 city / 24 hwy
7,500 lbs. Max. Towing Capacity 3,500 – 7,000 lbs.
1,860 lbs. Max. Payload Capacity 1,432 – 1,557 lbs.

2019 Ford Ranger and 2019 Chevrolet Colorado Towing and Payload Capacity Comparison

The Ranger wastes no time playing catchup after its break from the market. Right off the bat, the returning Ford model scores a max towing capacity of 7,500 lbs. – the best offered by any gas-powered pickup in the segment. The model’s astounding towing ability is made possible by the standard 2.3-liter turbo engine. The Ranger also leads the class in max payload with a capacity of 1,860 lbs.

The Chevy Colorado matched with its standard 2.5L inline 4-cylinder engine caps at 3,500 lbs. for max towing capacity and at 1,432 lbs. for max payload. The Colorado’s second gasoline engine option, a 3.6-liter V6, still falls short with a capacity of 7,000 lbs. for max. towing and 1,557 lbs. for max. payload.

The Ranger’s only caveat in capability is its lack of a diesel engine option. The Colorado’s 2.8-liter turbodiesel engine gives a max towing capacity of 7,700 lbs. and a max payload capacity of 1,513 lbs.

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