The 2020 FordRanger is a midsize pickup truck with strength, efficiency, and performance numbers that will leave even the biggest truck fans in awe. When compared to competitors in the midsize truck segment such as the 2020 Chevy Colorado, the superiority of the 2020 Ranger as a workmanlike, intelligent, off-road specialist is clear and obvious.
Powertrain and performance
The 2020 Ford Ranger sports a 2.3L EcoBoost® gas engine complete with 270 horses under the hood and more torque than any other gas-powered pickup in its class with 310 pound-feet of twist. Compared to the 200 horsepower and 191 pound-feet of torque in the 2020 Colorado’s base 2.5-liter four-cylinder, the 2020 Ranger is the easy choice.
Pickup trucks are designed to haul heavy loads and the 2020 Ford Ranger goes above and beyond by offering a best-in-class payload rating of 1,860 pounds, outlifting the 2020 Colorado by nearly 300 pounds.
The gas-towing numbers of the 2020 Ranger also outshine those of the 2020 Colorado. 7,500 lbs of towing is possible in the Ranger thanks to the 2.3L EcoBoost®; the 2020 Colorado’s 2.5-liter four-cylinder only tows a meager 3,500 pounds, and you’d have to pay more to upgrade to the 7,000 pounds offered by the 3.6-liter DOHC V6.
The 2020 Ford Ranger doesn’t sacrifice efficiency for its impressive power. Its 21 mpg city/26 mpg highway rating* beats the 20 mpg city/26 mpg highway earned by the 2020 Colorado’s 2.5-liter four-cylinder and the 18 mpg city/25 mpg highway that the 3.6-liter DOHC gets.
The off-road superiority of the 2020 Ford Ranger over the 2020 Chevrolet Colorado is most apparent in the Ford-exclusive Trail Control™, a cruise control system which enables you to focus on navigating over whatever terrain you find yourself on.
Ultimately, the 2020 Ford Ranger is the better midsize pickup truck. Check out the winner of this comparison at Sanderson Ford.
*EPA-estimated city/hwy mpg for the model indicated. See fueleconomy.gov for fuel economy of other engine/transmission combinations. Actual mileage will vary. On plug-in hybrid models and electric models, fuel economy is stated in MPGe. MPGe is the EPA equivalent measure of gasoline fuel efficiency for electric mode operation.