2019 Ford Ranger vs 2018 Chevy Colorado

Should I get the Chevy Colorado or the Ford Ranger?

2019 Ford Ranger vs 2018 Chevy Colorado

Recently, Ford announced that it is bringing back the Ford Ranger midsize pickup truck. This will be the first time since 2011 that a new Ford Ranger model will be made available in the USA. Although the 2019 Ford Ranger might not be enough of a match against the Chevy Silverado, its size positions it as a new competitor against the Chevy Colorado. Therefore, we were interested to see how these 2 models will match up. Which is the better pickup truck, the 2018 Chevrolet Colorado or the 2019 Ford Ranger?

Although a lot of information regarding the 2019 Ford Ranger has yet to be released, such as pricing and engine specs, the Ford automotive company has made many features information, engine options, and trim levels of the upcoming 2019 Ford Ranger available. Therefore, it is in these areas that we’ll compare the 2019 Ford Ranger against the 2018 Chevy Colorado.

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2019 Ford Ranger exterior shot gold paint job driving through a desert mountain highway

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2018 Chevrolet Colorado exterior shot driving on rough terrain during a sunset

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Engine and Transmission Options

The 2018 Chevy Colorado comes with 3 engine options. The baseline engine is a 2.5L inline 4 engine that produces up to 200 horsepower and 191 lb-ft of torque. Meanwhile, there is also a 3.6L V6 engine upgrade. This high-powered engine produces up to 308 horsepower and 275 lb-ft of torque! Finally, there is also a diesel engine option with the 2.8L Duramax® Turbo-Diesel inline 4 engine. This produces 181 horsepower and 369 lb-ft of torque.

Additionally, the baseline 2018 Chevy Colorado comes with a 6-speed manual transmission. However, higher trim levels offer an 8-speed automatic transmission option.

Although we don’t the power output of the 2019 Ford Ranger, we do know its engine option. The 2019 Ford Ranger will come with a single baseline engine, that of a 2.3L EcoBoost® turbocharged inline 4 engine designed to prioritize power and efficiency. As for the transmission, the 2019 Ford Ranger comes with a class-exclusive 10-speed automatic transmission.

Trim Levels

There are many build and trim options for the 2018 Chevrolet Colorado. There are 3 distinct cab and cargo bed configurations, 2 choices of powertrain, and 3 engine options that we discussed above. Add onto that, there is then 5 trim level options to further customize your 2018 Colorado pickup truck.

For the 2019 Ford Ranger, it is expected that the build of this revitalized pickup truck is standard, meaning it won’t have the cab and bed customization options of the 2018 Chevy Colorado. However, it does have 3 trim levels announced. Those are the baseline XL, the XLT, and the LARIAT.


2019 Ford Ranger Release Date and Off-Road Features


Find More Chevy and Ford Models at Harbin Automotive

The perfect place to learn about more Chevrolet and Ford vehicles is here at Harbin Automotive. The 2018 Chevrolet Colorado is available now whereas the 2019 Ford Ranger is expected to release in the early months of 2019. Contact us for more information on current or upcoming models or to schedule a test drive with any vehicle in our current inventory. The Harbin Automotive dealership is located in Scottsboro, Alabama within Jackson County.