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2022 Ford Ranger vs. 2022 Chevy Colorado

2021 Ford Ranger vs. 2021 Chevy Colorado
2022 Ford Ranger


2022 Chevy Colorado
$25,500 MSRP

Starting Price

$25,200 MSRP

Base Horsepower

2.3L EcoBoost® I-4 Engine

Standard Engine

2.5L 4-Cylinder Engine
7,500 Pounds

Maximum Towing Capacity

7,700 Pounds
EPA-Estimated 21 City/26 Highway

Fuel Economy

EPA-Estimated 19 City/25 Highway


If you are in search of a conveniently compact pickup that can navigate busy Middletown traffic with ease while still providing the power you need for weekend adventures, the Ford Ranger and Chevy Colorado are likely on your short list. Sure, both have a lot to offer Hazlet shoppers like you, but which is the better value for your hard-earned dollar? We believe that the Ford Ranger should be your top pick, but you don’t just have to take our word for it. Check out our Ford Ranger vs. Chevy Colorado comparison below to see the perks of this Ford midsize truck.

Ford Ranger vs. Chevy Colorado: Performance for the Price

Cost is often a top concern for many Red Bank drivers, but when you compare the base price of the Ford Ranger vs. Chevy Colorado, you will see that the two are pretty evenly matched. While the Colorado is slightly more affordable, the Ranger is the more efficient of the two. With the Ranger, you can save more at Keyport gas stations.

How do the two stack up in terms of performance? Compare their specs below:

  • Engines: Even though the Ranger is more efficient, it is equipped with a more powerful engine. Under the hood, you will find a base 270-hp 2.3L EcoBoost® engine. The 2.5L four-cylinder of the Colorado only generates 200 hp.
  • Transmissions: With the Colorado you will have your choice of a 6 or 8-speed automatic transmission. On the other hand, the Ranger features a standard 10-speed automatic transmission with a tow/haul mode.
  • Fuel Economy Ratings: The Ranger earns an EPA-estimated 21 mpg city/26 mpg highway. The 2022 Colorado falls a bit short at 19 mpg city/25 mpg highway.

Ford Ranger vs. Chevy Colorado: Towing and Payload

No matter if you choose a Chevy or Ford midsize truck, you can expect ample towing power no matter where the road takes you. As you explore the specs of the Ford Ranger vs. Chevy Colorado, you will see that the Colorado’s maximum towing capacity is 200 pounds more than the Ranger. However, to take advantage of its max towing capability, you will have to upgrade to its diesel engine. When you choose the Ford midsize truck, the maximum 7,500-pound towing capacity of the Ranger is found across the lineup.

  • When properly equipped, the Ford Ranger delivers a best-in-class payload capacity of 1,905 pounds and a maximum towing capacity of 7,500 pounds.
  • In terms of payload, the Colorado falls a bit short. It maxes out at 1,578 pounds. As mentioned above, for the Colorado to tow its max of 7,700 pounds, it needs to be equipped with a diesel engine.

Ford Ranger vs. Chevy Colorado: Interior Amenities

Last, but certainly not least, we’ll take a look at interior amenities. The Ford Ranger is equipped with a number of standard features that require a costly upgrade with the Chevy Colorado. Here is just a sampling of the Ranger’s standard amenities:

  • FordPass Connect™ with 4G LTE Wi-Fi hotspot
  • Smart-Charging USB port
  • MyKey®
  • Ford SYNC®
  • Pre-Collision Assist with Automatic Emergency Braking
  • AdvanceTrac® with Roll Stability Control™ (RSC®)
  • SOS Post-Crash Alert System™

See the Ford Ranger Up Close at Tom's Ford

So, has this Ford midsize truck piqued your interest? Why not take it for a spin in Keyport? Contact Tom's Ford today to get set up with an exciting test drive. If you have already found a new Ranger with your name on it in our inventory, you can begin the financing process right at home.


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