2022 Ford Ranger vs 2022 Chevrolet Colorado

When you’re in the market for a vehicle that offers the versatility of a full-size pickup truck but the maneuverability of a smaller vehicle, eventually midsize pickup trucks will land on your radar. Enter the 2022 Ford Ranger and the 2022 Ford Ranger.

We’re going to take a closer look at these two midsize pickup trucks to learn what they have in common and what makes them different from one another, allowing you to decide which is the better fit for you. 


The new 2022 Ford Ranger and 2022 Chevrolet Colorado may not be as imposing as their full-size brethren, but these midsize pickup trucks bring plenty to the table in terms of exterior styling. The Ford Ranger offers a more rugged look with chiseled lines that look at home while exploring off the beaten path. Meanwhile, the new Colorado offers a more understated look with its dual-port grille and iconic bowtie logo. Ford offers the Ranger in nine colors while the Chevy Colorado is only available in five colors. 

Both the 2022 Ford Ranger and 2022 Chevrolet Colorado are available with either a two-door or a four-door cab configuration. These midsize pickup trucks also feature either a 5-foot or a 6-foot long bed, so you can choose the configuration that best works for you. 

Both of these pickup trucks feature cargo tie downs in the bed that make it easy to secure cargo. The new Ford Ranger and Chevy Colorado also come with projector-beam halogen headlights, locking tailgates, and heated side-view mirrors. 

Advantage of the 2022 Ford Ranger

  • Offers more colors to choose from than the Colorado 
  • Rugged good looks appeal to outdoor enthusiasts 


As mentioned in the exterior section, the new 2022 Ford Ranger and 2022 Chevrolet Colorado are available with either a two-door or four-door cab configuration. On both vehicles, the two-door cab offers seating for four, while the four-door cab provides seating for five. These midsize pickup trucks both offer rear under-seat storage as well, so you have more places to secure the goods. 

The Ford Ranger and Chevy Colorado’s interiors are as stylish as the exteriors, with available leather-trimmed bucket seats. They also feature modern comforts like 4.2-inch driver information screens and keyless open and start. Ford pairs the new Ranger with dual-zone automatic climate control, while the Chevy Colorado only comes with single-zone automatic climate control. 

Advantage of the 2022 Ford Ranger

  • Available with dual-zone automatic climate control


Let’s take a closer look at the advanced technology. The new Ford Ranger is equipped with the SNYC® 3 infotainment system that provides smartphone integration via Apple CarPlay® and Android Auto™. Sync your device to stream music, answer calls, and look up directions from the 8-inch touchscreen. The Ranger also features 4G LTE Wi-Fi® (data plan required) that supports up to 10 devices and an Alexa app that lets you enjoy the benefits of your Amazon account while on the go. 

Over on the new 2022 Chevrolet Colorado, you’ll find the Chevrolet Infotainment 3 system that also supports Apple CarPlay and Android Auto on an 8-inch touchscreen. Like the Ranger, the new Colorado has 4G LTE Wi-Fi, but it only supports seven devices. This midsize pickup truck is also available with wireless smartphone charging and several USB ports. 

Don’t worry, we didn’t forget about the sound system. The new 2022 Ford Ranger impresses with its available B&O® sound system by Bang & Olufsen® that includes 10 premium speakers and a 660-watt amplifier. Chevy offers the Colorado with an available seven-speaker Bose® premium audio system. 

Advantage of the 2022 Ford Ranger

  • 4G LTE Wi-Fi hotspot supports more devices
  • Available sound system features more speakers and a 660-watt amplifier


When it comes to safety, the new 2022 Ford Ranger and 2022 Chevrolet Colorado leave nothing to chance. That’s why they offer loads of advanced safety features, including: 

  • Six airbags
  • Rearview camera
  • Forward-collision alert
  • Lane-departure warning 
  • Tire-pressure monitoring

There’s a few safety features you’ll only find on the new Ford Ranger though. This midsize pickup is available with a blind-spot information system that warns you when a vehicle has entered your blind spot. It also offers adaptive cruise control that allows you to set a following distance from the vehicle ahead of you while using cruise control. The new Ranger is also available with automatic emergency braking that will engage the brakes if a front-end collision is imminent. 

Advantage of the 2022 Ford Ranger

  • Available with blind-spot information system 
  • Available with adaptive cruise control
  • Available with automatic emergency braking 


When it comes to performance and power, the new 2022 Ford Ranger keeps things simple with a 2.3-liter EcoBoost turbocharged engine that kicks out 270 horsepower and 310 pound-feet of torque. With this power, the new Ranger achieves a 7,500-pound towing capacity. This midsize pickup truck also features an electronic Shift-on-the-Fly 4×4 system, a 10-speed automatic transmission, and a Terrain-Management System with trailer-sway control. 

Over on the Chevy Colorado, you’ll find a standard 2.5-liter four-cylinder engine and an available 3.6-liter  V-6 engine. The new Colorado is also available with a 2.8-liter Duramax® turbo-diesel engine that can tow up to 7,700 pounds. This midsize pickup truck features available four-wheel drive, eight-speed automatic transmission, and an automatic locking-rear differential. 

Advantage of the 2022 Ford Ranger

  • Terrain-Management System provides extra control on rough roads
  • Available with a 4×4 system 
  • Standard engine tows an impressive 7,500-pound towing capacity 

Which Should You Buy? 

We think the new 2022 Ford Ranger is an excellent choice for any midsize pickup driver. The Ranger offers plenty of style with its rugged good looks and features plenty of utility with two bed sizes to choose from. Ford offers the Ranger with loads of advanced technology and safety features and it even offers a Terrain-Management System for enhanced handling on rough roads. With a starting MSRP of $25,500, the new Ford Ranger offers plenty of options without breaking the bank. 

Wait no longer to fall in love with the new 2022 Ford Ranger. Call Garber Automall at (904) 264-2442 today to schedule a test drive. 

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Dianna Duchesne

Dianna Duchesne

Dianna is the Digital Content Writer for Garber Automotive Group.

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