2020 Chevrolet Colorado vs. Its Competition

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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
The 2020 Chevrolet Colorado checks many of the mid-size pickup truck boxes, but leaves safety by the side of the road.
The 2020 Ford Ranger mid-size pickup is a willing companion to weekend adventures. It’s our worst best friend.
The 2020 GMC Canyon has its virtues, but its design is beginning to feel old and it hasn’t done well in crash tests.
The 2020 Honda Ridgeline pick-ups differently; it’s a truck that’s more comfortable and practical than tougher-duty rivals.
The 2020 Jeep Gladiator pairs everything we love and hate about the Wrangler with a useful pickup bed.
Myriad detail upgrades keep the 2020 Toyota Tacoma competitive in the increasingly competitive mid-size pickup truck market.
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Gas Mileage     
16 MPG City / 26 MPG Hwy19 MPG City / 26 MPG Hwy17 MPG City / 26 MPG Hwy19 MPG City / 26 MPG Hwy16 MPG City / 23 MPG Hwy17 MPG City / 24 MPG Hwy
Gas I4Intercooled Turbo Regular Unleaded I-4Gas I4Regular Unleaded V-6Regular Unleaded V-6Regular Unleaded I-4
EPA Class     
Style Name     
2WD Ext Cab 128" BaseXL 2WD SuperCab Pickup Box Delete2WD Ext Cab 128" SLSport 2WDAltitude 4x4SR Access Cab 6' Bed I4 AT (GS)
Rear Wheel DriveRear Wheel DriveRear Wheel DriveFront Wheel DriveFour Wheel DriveRear Wheel Drive
Passenger Capacity     
Passenger Doors     
Body Style     
Extended Cab PickupSuperCabExtended Cab PickupCrew CabCrew CabAccess Cab
AutomaticAutomatic w/ODAutomaticAutomatic w/ODAutomatic w/ODAutomatic w/OD
Detailed Spec Comparison
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