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2021 Ford Ranger
Features & Specs
2021 Chevy Colorado
310 lb-ft
Engine torque
275 lb-ft
10-speed automatic
8-speed automatic
8.4 in.
Ground clearance
8.2 in.
56.3 in.
Rear shoulder room
56.2 in.

2021 Ford Ranger vs Chevy Colorado

All attempts at finding your next pickup truck might feel like they’re in vain thanks to all of the options that you have to choose from these days. That’s why, at Columbine Ford, we want to break down some of the top truck options to make sure that whatever you end up with works best for your needs. We are going to be looking at two of the top competitors: the 2021 Ford Ranger and the 2021 Chevy Colorado. The Ranger starts off strong with a Tremor Off-Road package, changes to the exterior paint color offerings, excellent fuel economy, a powerful standard engine, and best-in-class payload capabilities. The Colorado tries to keep up with a smaller trim lineup, a refreshed front fascia, a comfortable ride, and revised paint color options. Keep reading down below as we try to figure out which of these trucks you should be driving home in.

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2021 Ford Ranger Power & Handling

When it comes to getting a highly capable and powerful machine, you can’t help but fall in love with the 2021 Ford Ranger. Here you will be able to witness one standard engine that will always get you where you need to go with ease. This engine is a turbocharged 2.3-liter 4-cylinder, which can produce as much as 310 pound-feet of torque and 270 horsepower. Rear-wheel drive is standard, though you can opt for all-wheel drive if you need more traction for your adventures. You’ll also be able to enjoy a ten-speed automatic transmission to round everything off. Either way, the Ford Ranger has it all!

2021 Chevy Colorado Power & Handling

The Chevy Colorado comes with a few engines. They include a 2.5-liter inline-4, a 3.6-liter V6, and a turbodiesel 2.8-liter inline-4. Two-wheel drive is standard, though you can get four-wheel drive if that is necessary. You’ll also find an eight-speed automatic transmission that we aren’t necessarily impressed with in terms of its shifting abilities. Either way, the Ranger still gives you more consistent power without the need to even find another engine.

2021 Ford Ranger Features & Design

Now that you understand the kind of power of the Ranger, it’s time to see what you can get in terms of features. Some of the standard ones include power window locks, a rearview camera, automatic emergency braking, Wi-Fi, and pre-collision assist. Available features include front and rear parking sensors, a satellite radio, cruise control, keyless entry and ignition, heated side mirrors, an eight-inch touchscreen, dual-zone automatic climate control, and heated/power-adjustable front seats.

2021 Chevy Colorado Features & Design

The last thing we’re looking at with the Colorado is the kind of features you’ll be able to find. Some of the standard ones include a locking tailgate, 16-inch wheels, a CornerStep rear bumper, and a seven-inch touchscreen. Other features include body-color door handles, a remote locking tailgate, a full-locking front differential, all-terrain tires, hill descent control, and an automatic locking differential.


When it comes to getting a well-rounded midsize pickup truck, no one is doing it like Ford. The 2021 Ford Ranger offers you reliable power, great payload capabilities, and all of the latest in terms of technology and comfort. At Columbine Ford, we would love to show you around the different Ford Ranger models that we have available for you to choose from. We hope to see you at our dealership soon!

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