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2022 Chevrolet Colorado vs. 2022 RAM 1500 Review

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2022 Chevrolet
Colorado

MSRP*: $25,435 to $44,200
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2022 RAM
1500

MSRP*: $36,500 to $78,790
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MPG - City 16 - 19 MPG 10 - 23 MPG
MPG - Hwy 18 - 25 MPG 14 - 33 MPG
Seating Capacity 2 - 5 seats 5 - 6 seats
Cargo Space 41.3 - 49.9 ft3 53.9 - 61.5 ft3
Engine
  • 181-hp, 2.8-liter, 4 Cylinder Engine (Diesel Fuel)
  • 200-hp, 2.5-liter, 4 Cylinder Engine (Gasoline Fuel)
  • 308-hp, 3.6-liter, V6 Cylinder Engine (Gasoline Fuel)
  • 260-hp, 3.0-liter, V6 Cylinder Engine (Diesel Fuel)
  • 305-hp, 3.6-liter, V6 Cylinder Engine (Gasoline/Mild Electric Hybrid)
  • 395-hp, 5.7-liter, 8 Cylinder Engine (Gasoline/Mild Electric Hybrid)
  • 702-hp, 6.2-liter, 8 Cylinder Engine (Gasoline Fuel)
Transmission 6-Speed A/T, Transmission Overdrive Switch 8-Speed A/T
Drivetrain Four Wheel Drive, Rear Wheel Drive Four Wheel Drive, Rear Wheel Drive
Horsepower 200 - 308 hp 260 - 702 hp
Towing Capacity 5,000 - 7,700 lbs 6,120 - 8,280 lbs
Exterior Length 212.4 - 224.9 in 228.9 - 241.8 in
Exterior Width 74.3 - 76.7 in 82.1 - 88.0 in
Leg Room Front 45.0 in
Rear 28.6 - 35.8 in
Front 40.9 in
Rear 35.6 - 45.2 in
Head Room Front 41.4 in
Rear 36.7 - 38.3 in
Front 40.9 in
Rear 39.2 - 39.8 in

*MSRP and Invoice prices displayed are for educational purposes only, do not reflect the actual selling price of a particular vehicle, and do not include applicable gas taxes or destination charges.

Comparison Review

Comfort
Due to its greater head- and legroom, passengers in the extended cab will be able to stretch out a lot more in the RAM 1500 than in the Chevrolet Colorado. The Chevrolet Colorado will be a favorite with tall drivers and their passengers, since it has much greater head- and legroom than the RAM 1500.

Convenience
With the RAM 1500 you will definitely be making fewer stops at the gas station than with the Chevrolet Colorado, due to its tank size and fuel economy.

Cost
There are a lot of factors to consider when calculating the overall cost of a vehicle. The main consideration is Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price (MSRP). Clearly, the Chevrolet Colorado is a better financial choice over the RAM 1500, when considering MSRP.

Dimensions
Since the Chevrolet Colorado is much slimmer than the RAM 1500, it'll be much easier to find a wide enough space in a crowded parking lot. The Chevrolet Colorado is slightly shorter than the RAM 1500, which may make it easier to park.

Handling
The Chevrolet Colorado has a smaller turning radius than the RAM 1500, allowing you to more easily get in and out of tight spots.

Performance
If you've got something you need to tow, the Chevrolet Colorado will do just as well as the RAM 1500, since they have about the same towing capacity. In terms of horsepower, it's a virtual tie between the Chevrolet Colorado and the RAM 1500.

Powertrain
With similar torque, the engines of the Chevrolet Colorado and the RAM 1500 are able to equally transmit their respective horsepower to the wheels.

Utility
In terms of seating, you'll be able to fit the same number of people in the Chevrolet Colorado as you will the RAM 1500. The Chevrolet Colorado has a little less cargo capacity than the RAM 1500 for hauling material.