A blue 2019 Ford Ranger in forest

Ford Ranger vs. GMC Canyon vs. Chevy Colorado vs. Nissan Frontier

The 2019 Ford Ranger is built for serious off-road adventures the likes of which you can only dream of. This light-duty pickup truck can also tow small to medium sized loads, perfect for a light trailer or boat. So how does the Ford Ranger compare to the competition? The experts at RiverBend Ford have collated information regarding the Ford Ranger vs. GMC Canyon vs. Chevy Colorado vs. Nissan Frontier to help you decide.

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Power & Handling

A red 2019 Ford Ranger towing boat

With excellent performance specifications, the Ranger, Canyon, Colorado, and Frontier are all built for the task of true off-the-beaten-path excitement.

Towing Capacity

The 2019 Ford Ranger provides the best overall towing capacity when compared to the GMC Canyon, Chevy Colorado, and Nissan Frontier. The Ranger provides 7,500 lbs. of conventional towing capacity, better than the Canyon and Colorado's 7,000 lbs. and the Frontier's 6,450 lbs.


All four light-duty pickup trucks offer excellent payload capacities, including the Ford Ranger, which provides 1,860 lbs. in payload capability.


The 2019 Ranger provides a traction enhancing electronic locking rear differential, as does the 2019 Frontier. The 2019 Ranger, Canyon, and Colorado all include skid plates for the front, transfer case, and fuel tank. However, the Ford Ranger includes several off-roading elements competitive models just can't beat. Read the list below to see what you can expect from a 2019 Ford Ranger.

  • Tuned off-road monotube shocks
  • Off-terrain tires with aggressive tread
  • Exposed steel front bash plate
  • Skid plate for the electric power-assist steering electric motor
  • Terrain Management System™
  • Trail Control™

Engine Comparison

The 2019 Ford Ranger, GMC Canyon, Chevy Colorado, and Nissan Frontier all provide power you can feel. You will find by examining the table below that of these four pickup trucks, Ford Ranger provides the highest level of torque and fuel efficiency.

Truck Model

Ford Ranger

GMC Canyon

Chevy Colorado

Nissan Frontier


2.3L EcoBoost®

3.6L V6

3.6L V6

4.0L DOHC V6

MPG (city/hwy)






270 HP

308 HP

308 HP

261 HP


310 lb.-ft.

275 lb.-ft.

275 lb.-ft.

281 lb.-ft.

Towing Capacity

7,500 lbs.

7,000 lbs.

7,000 lbs.

6,450 lbs.

Payload Capacity

1,860 lbs.

2,058 lbs.

2,111 lbs.

1,505 lbs.


The Ford Ranger, GMC Canyon, and Chevy Colorado all provide inner cabin access to 4G LTE Wi-Fi® hotspots, meaning you'll never have to use cellular data while on the road. The Ranger and Nissan Frontier both provide SiriusXM® Satellite Radio, making your favorite artists more accessible than ever before. All four pickup truck models provide excellent technology features, but they don't all include the same aspects. Listed below are just a few of the features you can expect with a Ranger.

  • FordPass Connect™ with 4G LTE Wi-Fi® hotspot
  • Applink®
  • SYNC® 3
  • SiriusXM® Satellite Radio

2019 Ford Ranger technology


The Ford Ranger, GMC Canyon, Chevy Colorado, and Nissan Frontier all include extensive safety considerations to give you peace of mind while driving. The Ranger, Canyon, and Colorado include rear vision cameras, perfect for seeing obstacles behind your truck. Listed below are some of the other impressive safety features available with the Ranger that you'll want to experience for yourself.

  • Curve control
  • AdvanceTrac® with Roll Stability Control®
  • SOS Post-Crash Alert System™
  • SecuriLock® passive anti-theft system

2019 Ford Ranger safety

Interior Space & Design

Each of these pickup trucks are designed with convenience and relaxation in mind. The 2019 Ranger, Canyon, and Colorado provide front bucket seats, while the Ranger and Frontier offer heated front seats. However, the Ranger includes interior features not seen in the competition's models, as shown in the list of Ranger interior elements below.

  • 8-way power driver and front passenger heated and leather-trimmed bucket seats with power lumbar
  • Footwell ambient lighting in a variety of colors
  • Leather-wrapped steering wheel

An orange 2019 Ford Ranger on cliff

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