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2021 Chevrolet Colorado vs. 2021 RAM 1500 Classic Review

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$25,200 to $44,200
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$28,855 to $43,445
Invoice* $24,293 to $42,167 $27,663 to $40,829
MPG - City 16 - 19 15 - 17
MPG - Hwy 18 - 25 21 - 25
Engine(s) Inline-4, V-6 V-6, V-8
Seating Capacity 4 - 5 3 - 6
Basic Warranty 3 years/36,000 miles 3 years/36,000 miles
Overall Safety Rating** **** ****
Frontal Crash Rating** **** ****
Side Crash Rating** ***** *****

**Vehicle crash and safety data is provided by NHTSA, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. The NHTSA testing was established by Congress to reduce highway deaths and injuries.

*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

The Chevrolet Colorado offers passengers in its extended cab about the same head- and legroom as the RAM 1500 Classic. 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 Classic.

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

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). When looking only at MSRP, the Chevrolet Colorado will have less of an impact on your bank account than the RAM 1500 Classic. Another consideration is the Destination Charge, which is a standard charge for transporting the vehicle to the dealer from where it's built. The Chevrolet Colorado carries a much lower Destination Charge than the RAM 1500 Classic.

Since the Chevrolet Colorado is much slimmer than the RAM 1500 Classic, it'll be much easier to find a wide enough space in a crowded parking lot. When looking at overall length, the Chevrolet Colorado takes up about the same amount of space in your garage as the RAM 1500 Classic.

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

The Chevrolet Colorado has a similar turning radius to the RAM 1500 Classic, so both should maneuver just as easily in and out of tight spots.

With the RAM 1500 Classic, you'll be able to pull heavier loads than the Chevrolet Colorado due to its slightly better towing capacity. When it comes to horsepower, the Chevrolet Colorado is clearly outclassed by the RAM 1500 Classic.

The Chevrolet Colorado has less seating than the RAM 1500 Classic, making the RAM 1500 Classic the better choice if you often have passengers. The Chevrolet Colorado has a little less cargo capacity than the RAM 1500 Classic for hauling material.

The Chevrolet Colorado comes with essentially the same basic warranty as the RAM 1500 Classic.