With so many trucks to choose from, like the 2021 Ford Ranger and the 2021 Chevy Colorado, how can you decide? Dickson City, Scranton, and Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania, shoppers need the Ford Ranger vs. Chevy Colorado specs broken down and measured against each other, but that takes time. Isn't it convenient that Gibbons Ford went ahead and did it for you?

Which Truck Offers Better Gas Mileage?

The Ford Ranger and the Chevy Colorado provide different engines that offer varied levels of power. With the Ranger, it supplies you with a 2.3L EcoBoost® engine that produces 270 horsepower with 310 lb-ft of torque. If you're veering toward the Colorado, a 2.5L 4-cylinder engine comes standard and produces 200 horsepower with 191 lb-ft of torque.

You're afforded a 10-speed SelectShift® automatic transmission that works with the Terrain Management System in the Ford. Drive modes like Normal, Grass/Gravel/Snow, Mud/Ruts, and Sand help you cover less-forgiving terrain. An available Hydra-Matic® 8-speed automatic transmission with only a Tow/Haul mode will aid you in your drives in the Chevy.

If you're getting around an urban area, you stop enough with the traffic. Why stop to make yet another fill-up? The Ford achieves an EPA-estimated 21 city/26 highway MPG. When driving the Chevy, the truck will achieve an EPA-estimated 18 city/25 highway MPG.

Which Truck Outweighs the Other?

Many drivers buy a vehicle like these two for their towing aspects. While the standard towing capacities hover close to one another, the Ford takes on a maximum of 7,500 pounds of towing capacity when properly equipped. The Chevy comes close with a maximum of 7,000 pounds of towing capacity when properly equipped.

You'll carry more in the Ranger, too. It provides a maximum payload of 1,860 pounds. The Colorado gives you less, with a 1,550-pound maximum payload.

What Types of Driver-Assist Systems Come Standard?

When you're hauling a load or driving home after a long day, safety should be there when you need it. The Ford gives you plenty of standard features to back you up. You'll get Forward Collision Warning with Brake Support and Pre-Collision Assist with Automatic Emergency Braking. The Colorado only offers Forward Collision Alert and Automatic Emergency Braking as optional.

Two available systems add extra security to the Ranger. The class-exclusive BLIS® (Blind Spot Information System) with Trailer Coverage widens your visibility, while the Adaptive Cruise Control manages the traffic. Unfortunately, the Chevy does not have a comparable blind spot system and only provides you with available cruise control, which only controls the speed you can go.

Beyond that, the Ford offers additional trailer-focused systems. Trail Control™ is a cruise control system for your Ranger that works at lower speeds. Also, standard Trailer Sway Control will keep your trailer steady while you're rolling along. Surprisingly, you cannot find these same features for the Chevy Colorado.

Which Is Better? 2021 Ford Ranger or 2021 Chevy Colorado?

Let's get right down to it. The 2021 Ford Ranger piles up the systems and power you need, while the 2021 Chevy Colorado lags behind. After reading this comparison, you'll know what works better for your Dickson City, Scranton, and Wilkes-Barre, PA, hauls and travels. To find out more, contact Gibbons Ford to set up a test drive of the Ranger.

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