2019 Chevrolet Colorado vs 2019 Ford Ranger

2019 Chevy Colorado and 2019 Ford Ranger exterior views, separated by a diagonal line and "VS" icon.

If you’re looking for a compact pickup truck, you’ve probably had your eye on both the 2019 Chevy Colorado and the 2019 Ford Ranger. Both vehicles boast powerful engines, high payloads and tow capacities, and are overall high-quality vehicles. If only you could buy both!

But of course, that’s not a reasonable option for most of us mere mortals biding our time on this spinning blue orb. So we have to make a choice. In order to help with this task, we put together the table below comparing some key traits of each vehicle.

2019 Chevrolet Colorado


2019 Ford Ranger

From $21,300 MSRP From $24,000
1,242, to 1,576 Payload (lbs) 1,609 to 2,128
3,500 to 7,700 Towing Capacity (lbs) 7,500
61.2 to 74.4 Bed Length (in) 60 to 72

2019 Chevrolet Colorado Features

Strengths of the 2019 Chevrolet Colorado include an impressive engine lineup that boasts a turbodiesel option, top-of-the-class tow rating, and smooth ride quality. It is simply an excellent performance truck with a sizable load of standard infotainment features rounding out its comfy, high-quality, durable interior. The only thing below-average about this vehicle is the base price, and that’s a good thing.

The 2019 iteration of the Colorado brings along more USB ports, an upgraded infotainment system, and an available HD rearview camera.

The 2019 Chevy Colorado comes in five trim levels, with multiple engine options and nine different exterior colors. Standard interior amenities include a 7” Color Touchscreen Display, a 3.5” Driver Information Cluster, Android Auto™, Apple CarPlay™, and a 4G LTE Wi-Fi Hotspot. Available options coming into play on upper trims include the 8” HD Color Touchscreen Display, a premium Bose® Audio System, heated front seats, and a heated steering wheel.

2019 Ford Ranger Features

The 2019 Ford Ranger likewise brings along excellent payload and towing capacities. Its payload strength is the best around, and the tow capacity nearly equals the Colorado, although not quite. It only has one engine option, but this engine is highly capable, good for both daily driving and long trips. An assortment of gratifying features rounds out the vehicle.

It’s worth noting that the 2019 Ford Ranger is an all-new model. The last time this truck was seen around the North American continent was in the form of the 2010 and 2011 iterations. However, the interior still looks like it’s a bit stuck in the past.

The 2019 Ranger comes standard with the base version of Ford’s SYNC infotainment system, which includes a 4.2-inch display screen (rather tiny) and a Wi-Fi hotspot. All trims are available with four-wheel drive for about $4,000 more.

Should I buy a 2019 Chevy Colorado or 2019 Ford Ranger?

The 2019 Colorado and 2019 Ranger are both good vehicles, and the hard thing about this is that the choice between the two comes down in many ways to personal preference. However, the 2019 Colorado edges out the Ranger in most major categories. Add in the lower price and better standard infotainment/interior features, and the 2019 Colorado emerges as a pretty clear champion. 

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