2019 Ford Ranger Blue

2019 Ford Ranger

2019 Chevy Colordo Red

 2019 Chevy Colorado


Belleville and East St. Louis drivers searching for a midsize truck that can do it all usually come down to one fight: 2019 Ford Ranger vs. 2019 Chevy Colorado. While the Colorado has certainly made a name for itself, the new Ford Ranger is fresh on the scene and ready to disrupt the market with a more powerful base engine, superior towing, and unique features like Ford Co-Pilot360.™

Ranger vs. Chevy Colorado: Performance Specs

  • Engines: The Ford Ranger sports a 270-hp 2.3L EcoBoost®, outclassing the standard Colorado's 181-hp 2.5L four-cylinder.
  • Transmissions: The standard transmission across all 2019 Ford Ranger trims is an electronic 10-speed with tow/haul mode. The Colorado transmissions are a 6- or 8-speed automatic.
  • Fuel Economy Ratings: The fuel economy of these midsize trucks is just about the same, with the Ford Ranger earning Best-in-Class fuel economy for an EPA-estimated 21 mpg city/26 mpg highway. The Colorado earned an EPA-estimated 20 mpg city/26 mpg highway.
2019 Ford Ranger on Gravel

Ranger vs. Chevy Colorado: Towing

  • The Ford Ranger has a best-in-class maximum payload of 1,860 pounds and a maximum towing capacity of 7,500 pounds when properly equipped. It also has plenty of room for your gear in the Ranger truck bed.
  • The Colorado comes up short with a maximum payload is 1,548 pounds, and a maximum towing capacity of 7,000 pounds.

Whether you need to haul your job equipment in one trip or tow your boat for a weekend at the lake, the Ranger offers clear advantages.

Ranger vs. Chevy Colorado: Features

When you opt for the 2019 Ford Ranger, you'll get more for your money -- without needing to upgrade. Your driving experience will be greatly improved with the Ranger thanks to the following standard interior features:

  • 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™
  • Ford Applink®

In addition to these advanced standard features, you can get the all-new available Ford Co-Pilot 360™ technology that will add on a Lane-Keeping System and Blind Spot Information System (BLIS®) with Cross-Traffic Alert for both truck and trailer. This technology makes it easier than ever to maneuver around a job site or pick up your heavy cargo.

Shop Ford Midsize Trucks at Auffenberg Ford Belleville!

Now that you've compared the 2019 Ford Ranger vs. Chevy Colorado and explored the differences in their capabilities and standard features, your choice will hopefully be pretty simple. Visit us near East St. Louis for a test drive, and experience this adventure-ready Ford midsize truck for yourself!

We've got lots of great rotating vehicle specials for you to browse in the meantime, and if you have any questions or would like to learn more about the Ranger, including the 2020 Ranger bed dimensions, you can contact us any time. Looking for the latest models? We compared the 2020 Ranger vs Colorado for you.