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2021 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 vs. 2021 Ford Ranger Review

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2021 Chevrolet
Silverado 1500

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2021 Ford
Ranger

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MSRP*
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$29,300 to $57,700
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$25,070 to $39,035
Invoice* $28,157 to $54,296 $24,317 to $37,474
MPG - City 14 - 20 20 - 21
MPG - Hwy 20 - 23 24 - 26
Engine(s) Inline-4, V-6, V-8 Inline-4
Seating Capacity 3 - 6 4 - 5
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

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

Convenience
The Chevrolet Silverado 1500 requires fewer stops at the gas station than the Ford Ranger, making it more convenient to drive.

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). The Chevrolet Silverado 1500 will definitely make more of a dent in your wallet than the Ford Ranger, which has a much lower MSRP. Another consideration is the Destination Charge, which is a standard charge for transporting the vehicle to the dealer from where it's built. The Destination Charge for the Chevrolet Silverado 1500 is much higher than that of the Ford Ranger.

Dimensions
Since the Chevrolet Silverado 1500 is much wider than the Ford Ranger, finding a wide enough spot in a parking lot may be a bit more challenging. If you go with the Chevrolet Silverado 1500, you may be circling the block looking for a space large enough to park more often than with the Ford Ranger.

Drivetrain
With similar torque, the engines of the Chevrolet Silverado 1500 and the Ford Ranger are able to equally transmit their respective horsepower to the wheels.

Handling
The Chevrolet Silverado 1500 has a significantly larger turning radius than the Ford Ranger, making it much more difficult to maneuver in and out of tight spots.

Performance
When considering towing capacity, the Chevrolet Silverado 1500 is clearly the choice over the Ford Ranger for pulling heavy loads. When it comes to horsepower, the Chevrolet Silverado 1500 greatly outmuscles the Ford Ranger.

Utility
The Chevrolet Silverado 1500 offers a little more seating capacity than the Ford Ranger, making it a better choice for those who often have a crew with them. The Chevrolet Silverado 1500 has a slightly greater cargo capacity for your lumber or other material than the Ford Ranger.

Warranty
The Chevrolet Silverado 1500 comes with essentially the same basic warranty as the Ford Ranger.