Learn How the Ranger Bests its Bow-Tie Rival

When you're looking for a dependable pickup that can still fit into the average size garage, your choices used to be quite limited. Fortunately, Ford recently reintroduced the Ranger to the American truck buying public. This added option gives Huntsville drivers a compelling new option in the class, so we thought we'd go ahead and see how it compares to its Chevrolet Colorado rival in the areas that mean the most to our customers. Read on to find out how things turned out.


When we looked at the standard engine offered in each truck, there was really no comparison to speak of. The Colorado comes equipped with a 2.5-liter inline-four engine that makes a respectable 200 horsepower and 191 pound-feet of torque. However, the Ford Ranger features a 2.3-liter turbocharged inline-four that cranks out 270 horsepower and 310 pound-feet of torque, giving you far more power at your command when you're looking at taking on the toughest jobs.

The Ranger also pairs that stronger engine with a smooth-shifting 10-speed automatic transmission that slides through gear changes. In contrast, the Colorado employs a six-speed automatic that requires the engine to work harder as it moves through the gears to reach top speed.

It's noteworthy to us that the Ranger also earned better fuel efficiency estimates in city MPG than does the Colorado, with the two trucks estimated to earn the same mpg on the open highway.


While the Colorado is slightly larger than the Ford Ranger, the Ranger boasts the greater cargo volume no matter which beds we compared. If you're looking to maximize every trip, the Ranger helps get things moved quicker than the Colorado.

Interior Features

The Ford Ranger is equipped with nicer quality materials inside the cab than is the Colorado, making it a more pleasurable environment in which to spend a long day. That added sense of sophistication extends to the infotainment screens offered in each pickup, with the SYNC® system found in the Ranger offering a more modern approach to managing entertainment, vehicle information, and more. Both trucks offer available 4G LTE Wi-Fi capability, helping you to stay connected wherever you roam.



Here's another area where the Ranger enjoys a clear advantage over its Chevy competition. The Ranger comes with a host of active safety features, with pre-collision assist with automatic emergency braking included as standard issue. You can also equip your Ranger with blind spot monitoring with rear cross-traffic alert and trailer tow monitoring, lane departure warning, lane keep assist, driver attention monitoring, and automatic high beams. The Colorado only offers forward collision warning and lane departure warning, both as available options.

Explore the Ford Ranger at Bill Fick Ford

To us, it's clear that the Ford Ranger offers the better overall truck experience when compared to the Chevrolet Colorado. We invite you to visit our Huntsville showroom, which is home to the #1 Super Duty dealer in the entire nation, and check the Ranger out for yourself.



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