2020 Chevrolet Colorado vs. Its Competition

2020 Chevrolet Colorado
Martin Padgett Martin Padgett Editorial Director

The Colorado’s twin, the GMC Canyon, might appeal to some for its slightly more square-jawed look, but the two are very similar in trim and options.

The Honda Ridgeline wins us over with its composed ride and handling, even if the bed’s smaller and it’s less rugged than some of the mid-sizers.

The Toyota Tacoma is an aged entry in this niche, but off-roaders worship its Baja roots and its rough-and-tumble ride.

We’re happy there’s a Ford Ranger in the world again, and a little surprised at how refined its cabin can be—and how expensive it can be, too.

Any are a decent choice, but only if you are not amused by the Jeep Gladiator, with its undersized bed and its oversized Jeep appeal.

Especially in top-off editions, it’s a standout for off-roading and for summer driving.

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Quick Specs
5.2
The 2020 Chevrolet Colorado checks many of the mid-size pickup truck boxes, but leaves safety by the side of the road.
4.8
The 2020 GMC Canyon has its virtues, but its design is beginning to feel old and it hasn’t done well in crash tests.
5.2
The 2020 Jeep Gladiator pairs everything we love and hate about the Wrangler with a useful pickup bed.
5.8
The 2019 Ford Ranger isn’t a revival, it’s a comprehensive rethink.
6.7
The 2019 Honda Ridgeline pickup is all the truck we need, but is it enough truck to be what buyers want?
4.8
The 2019 Toyota Tacoma has its assets, but its reputation might be its primary lure for some shoppers.
MSRP From     
$21,300$22,200$33,545$24,000$29,990$25,850
Gas Mileage     
16 MPG City / 26 MPG Hwy17 MPG City / 26 MPG Hwy16 MPG City / 23 MPG Hwy19 MPG City / 26 MPG Hwy18 MPG City / 26 MPG Hwy17 MPG City / 24 MPG Hwy
Engine     
Gas I4Gas I4Regular Unleaded V-6Intercooled Turbo Regular Unleaded I-4Regular Unleaded V-6Regular Unleaded I-4
EPA Class     
N/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A
Style Name     
2WD Ext Cab 128" Base2WD Ext Cab 128" SLSport 4x4 *Ltd Avail*XL 2WD SuperCab Pickup Box DeleteRT 2WDSR Access Cab 6' Bed I4 AT (GS)
Drivetrain     
Rear Wheel DriveRear Wheel DriveFour Wheel DriveRear Wheel DriveFront Wheel DriveRear Wheel Drive
Passenger Capacity     
225454
Passenger Doors     
2N/AN/AN/AN/AN/A
Body Style     
Extended Cab PickupExtended Cab PickupCrew CabSuperCabCrew CabAccess Cab
Transmission     
AutomaticAutomaticManual w/ODAutomatic w/ODAutomatic w/ODAutomatic w/OD
Detailed Spec Comparison
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