2020 Ford Ranger vs Chevy Colorado

Comparing the 2020 Ford Ranger and Chevy Colorado

Ford Ranger and Chevy Colorado

CAPACITY

Seating

Doors

ENGINE

Liters/Type

Horsepower (hp)

Torque (lb-ft)

TRANSMISSION

Type

DRIVETRAIN

Type

FUEL CONSUMPTION

Estimated Fuel Economy (city / hwy)

STARTING MSRP

Price (USD)

2020 Ford Ranger XLT

2020 Ford Ranger XLT

CAPACITY

4 Adults

2 Doors

ENGINE

2.3-liter Ecoboost

270 hp @ 5,500 rpm

310 lb-ft @ 3,000 rpm

TRANSMISSION

10-Speed Auto

DRIVETRAIN

RWD

FUEL CONSUMPTION

20/24

STARTING MSRP

$28,460

2020 Chevy Colorado LT

2020 Chevy Colorado LT

CAPACITY

4 Adults

2 Doors

ENGINE

2.5-liter

200 hp @ 6,300 rpm

191 lb-ft @ 4,400 rpm

TRANSMISSION

Six-Speed Auto

DRIVETRAIN

RWD

FUEL CONSUMPTION

19/24

STARTING MSRP

$32,495

2020 Ford Ranger vs 2020 Chevrolet Colorado

There is nothing like a good-old-fashioned Ford vs Chevrolet match-up. Going back to the glory days of Drag Racing in the 1960s, these two American automakers have competed head-to-head in every segment. One of the most heated is the mid-size pick-up segment. And without question, the award-winning Ford Ranger stands head and shoulders above the competition.

But how does it compare against its Bowtie rival – the Chevy Colorado. This is what we’ll explore today. In the information below, we’ll match the 2020 Ford Ranger vs Chevrolet Colorado. We will outline what’s new for 2020, engine and performance capacity, interior and connectivity, and driver-assisted safety features.

Ultimately, we’ll showcase why the 2020 Ford Ranger continues to be one of the best values in the mid-size pick-up segment. Finally, we will explain why consumers trust Coccia Ford as the best source of Rangers in multiple colors and trim levels.

What’s New for 2020?

The 2020 Ford Ranger balances the fine line between rugged and smooth. This award-winning pick-up arrives at Philadelphia Ford dealerships with a few improvements for 2020. A new FX2 package, which features off-road tires, electronic-locking rear differential, and suspension package that has been tuned for trails less traveled.

The new Ranger likewise offers a slew of new exterior color options including Rapid Red Metallic Tinted Clearcoat, Iconic Silver, and Race Red. The 2020 Ford Ranger is available in standard rear-wheel drive, with all-wheel drive being offered through the line-up. It’s offered in three trim levels: the XL, XLT, and range-topping Lariat.

The 2020 Chevrolet Colorado likewise receives minor upgrades for the new sales year. The primary enhancement is an optional Infotainment 3 Premium system, a larger eight-inch touchscreen, and a tire-fill alert that lets you know when to stop adding air pressure. The 2020 Colorado is offered in five trims: Base, Work Truck, LT, Z71 and ZR2.

Engine Performance and Fuel Efficiency

Ford is known for producing potent, yet fuel-efficient power plants. This engineering is on full display with the 2020 Ford Ranger. Under the hood you’ll find a 2.3-liter turbocharged four-cylinder engine that belts out 270 horsepower and 310 lb.-ft of torque. It’s mated to a 10-speed automatic transmission and connected to standard rear-wheel drive. All-wheel drive can be added to the Ranger.

The Ranger offers plenty of ground clearance, 8.4-inches with rear-wheel drive models and an impressive 8.9-inches on 4WD editions. Fuel economy is likewise impressive with the 2020 Ranger. It returns an EPA-estimated 21 miles per gallon in the city and 26 mpg highway with rear-wheel drive. 4WD Rangers achieve 20 mpg city / 24 mpg highway.

An impressive offering is a Terrain Management System that enhances the transmission gearing and engine output to optimize off-road performance. There are four drive modes available: normal, mud/ruts, grass/gravel/snow, and sand.

The Chevrolet Colorado complicates their engine selection. There are three options to consider. The base receives a 2.5-liter four-cylinder that produces 200 horsepower and 191 lb.-ft of torque with a six-speed automatic. The next offering is a 3.6-liter V6 with 308 horsepower and 275 lb.-ft of torque, connected to an eight-speed automatic.

The final powertrain combo is a 2.8-liter Duramax Turbo Diesel, with 181 horsepower, 369 lb.-ft of torque, and eight-speed auto. Fuel economy ranges from 17 to 20 mpg in the city and 23 to 30 mpg on highways.

Interior Appointments and Technology

The 2020 Ford Ranger offers a few different cabin configurations. An extended cab (SuperCab) provides seating for four, and the crew cab (SuperCrew) offers seating for five. Dual-zone climate control is available in multiple trims, as is a 4.2-inch color productivity display, power door locks with flip key and keyless entry, locking glove box, and auto-dimming rearview mirror.

An eight-inch infotainment display powers an available six-speaker sound system. The Ranger is offered with FordPass Connect with 4G LTE Wi-Fi hotspot, SiriusXM® Satellite Radio, voice-activated navigation, and USB charging port. Additional interior options include an eight-way power driver and passenger heated seats, a Bang & Olufsen Sound System, and rear flip-up bench seats with ample under-seat storage.

The Colorado is equipped with similar interior appointments. It offers an extended cab with long box, crew cab with short box, and crew cab with a long box configurations.

2020 Ford Ranger interior view from rear

Driver-Assisted Safety

Safety is an area that both Ford and Chevy do not compromise. The Ranger and Colorado are both very safe vehicles, offering a plethora of standard and available safety systems including multiple airbags, child seat tether anchors, and four-wheel anti-lock brakes.

The 2020 Ford Ranger is equipped with Co-Pilot 360 technology. This safety system features a rearview camera, AdvanceTrac® with Roll Stability Control, and Curve Control. The Ranger is likewise available with multiple driver-assisted safety inclusions such as forward-collision warning with pedestrian detection, automated emergency braking, adaptive cruise control, blind-spot monitoring and rear cross-traffic alert. The Colorado is available with lane-departure warning and forward-collision warning on LT trims.

Test Drive a 2020 Ford Ranger at Coccia Ford

A mid-size pick-up should offer you multiple trims without over complicating the process. It should be rugged in the right places, and comfortable in others. More than that, it should be backed by a superior warranty and support from dealerships that take care of you after the sale.

These are all reasons why the 2020 Ford Ranger continues to offer the best bang for your buck. Those living in the Philadelphia metro area have trusted the experts at Coccia Ford for more than 35 years. Our team strives to exceed the expectations of each visitor to our Philadelphia Ford dealer. We always keep a large variety of Ford Rangers in our inventory, allowing you to find one that fits your needs, desires, and budget.

If you’re in the market for a dependable, powerful, and comfortable driving mid-size truck, visit Coccia Ford and test drive a 2020 Ford Ranger today.