2019 Ford Ranger vs 2018 Chevy Colorado

2019 Ford Ranger vs 2018 Chevy Colorado

It’s been quite a few years now since the models that make up the midsize pickup truck segment have had to worry about trying to beat a Ford midsize pickup truck for the top spot in the class. But that’s all going to change during the 2019 model year thanks to the arrival of the all-new Ford Ranger lineup.

During Ford’s absence, longtime rival Chevrolet has been able to take over the midsize truck segment. But will Chevrolet be able to keep its top spot once the 2019 Ranger lineup arrives? Let’s find out in this 2019 Ford Ranger versus 2018 Chevy Colorado head-to-head midsize pickup truck comparison.

2019 Ford Ranger


2018 Chevy Colorado

2.3-Liter EcoBoost V6 Base Engine 2.5-Liter I-4 w/Direct Injection
10-Speed Automatic Base Transmission 6-Speed Manual
FX4 Off-Road Package Available Packages/Features for Off-Roading? 2018 Colorado ZR2 Model
Yes Available Off-Road Cruise Control? No

Comparing the Powertrain Capabilities and Available Off-Road Features of the 2019 Ford Ranger Lineup and the 2018 Chevrolet Colorado Lineup

Because new Ford trucks routinely offer best-in-class power, best-in-class capability and best-in-class fuel efficiency, the powertrains of those new Ford trucks are the first things people want to know about. That holds true here, as well, as the 2019 Ford Ranger lineup’s standard 2.3-liter EcoBoost engine and segment-exclusive ten-speed automatic transmission are projected to provide you with best-in-class power, best-in-class capability and best-in-class fuel efficiency – features and capabilities the 2018 Chevy Colorado lineup’s standard 2.5-liter I-4 with direct injection engine and 6-speed manual can’t match.

The 2019 Ford Ranger lineup will also take the midsize truck class off-road in ways never thought possible thanks to its available FX4 Off-Road Package and its available all-new Trail Control system. The package alone adds everything you need for an amazing off-road adventure, and when you add the Trail Control system – which is basically off-road cruise control – you’ll be in for the adventure of a lifetime. The 2018 Colorado lineup offers the 2018 Colorado ZR2 off-road model, but its features and capabilities can’t come close to matching what’s offered by the 2019 Ranger lineup.

For more information about the 2019 Ford Ranger lineup, please reach out to our staff here at Akins Ford near Atlanta, GA.