If you like to work hard and play hard, you need a set of wheels that can keep up. Our team at Ace Ford wants to help you determine which midsize pickup truck has what it takes to be your next ride around Woodbury, Deptford, and West Deptford, NJ.

Down below, you can see how two of the most popular models match up head-to-head in this comparison of the 2021 Ford Ranger vs the 2021 Chevy Colorado.


Performance & Capability

When searching for your next truck, capability likely sits high on your list of priorities. Whether you need to transport materials across a muddy jobsite, want to adventure off the beaten path, or both, you need the reliable performance to make it happen.

The Ford Ranger offers a variety of drive modes that enable you to tackle challenging terrain with ease. This versatile pickup truck features an available Terrain Management System™ that includes the following selectable drive modes on four-wheel drive models:

  • Normal
  • Grass, Gravel, or Snow
  • Mud or Ruts
  • Sand

Ready for more? The 2021 Ford Ranger offers an available Electronic-Shift-On-the-Fly (ESOF) with Neutral Towing Capability that lets you switch from two- to four-wheel drive by simply turning a dial. The four-wheel drive mode includes both a low and a high setting.

If this adaptable performance sounds appealing to you, keep in mind that the 2021 Chevy Colorado does not offer a comparable system.


Ford Ranger vs Chevy Colorado: Infotainment

Inside the cabin of these trucks, you will have the option to upgrade both your infotainment system and your driver information display. When it comes to speakers, however, you will find a few more in the 2021 Ford Ranger:

Ford Ranger

Chevy Colorado

Largest Available Touchscreen Display

8 in.

8 in.

Largest Available Driver Information Center

4.2 in.

4.2 in.

Largest Available Sound System

10 speakers

7 speakers

To take its immersive sound system to the next level, the 2021 Ford Rangers offers optional seven-color ambient lighting. Every time you take the wheel, you can instantly enhance the mood by adding a light show to your favorite soundtrack. Unfortunately, the 2021 Chevy Colorado does not offer ambient lighting.


Safety & Driver Assistance

Both these midsize pickups also offer some safety features to boost your senses on the road and keep you and your crew safe. In the Ford Ranger, you will find multiple Ford Co-Pilot360™ technology features, such as:

  • Lane-Keeping System
  • Pre-Collision Assist with Automatic Emergency Braking
  • BLIS® (Blind Spot Information System) with Cross-Traffic Alert and Trailer Coverage

The Chevy Colorado offers similar features to these. However, only the 2021 Ford Ranger comes standard with Pre-Collision Assist with Automatic Emergency Braking. To enjoy this convenient feature in the 2021 Chevy Colorado, you'll have to upgrade to a higher trim level.

If it detects a potential collision, this feature sends you an audio and visual alert. Then, if necessary, the system automatically engages the brakes to avoid or mitigate an impact.


Time to Pick Your Pick-Up: 2021 Ford Ranger or 2021 Chevy Colorado?

Now that you've seen how these two fierce competitors match up, it's time to get some firsthand experience. Though the Chevy Colorado puts up a good fight, the Ford Ranger ultimately offers more in terms of capability and interior amenities.

At Ace Ford, we think you'll love navigating Woodbury, Deptford, and West Deptford, NJ, in this midsize model. But there's no need to take our word for it! Contact us to schedule your test drive today to see for yourself what the 2021 Ford Ranger has to offer!

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