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2020 Ford Ranger vs. 2020 GMC Sierra 1500 Review

New 2020 Ford Ranger

2020 Ford
Ranger

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New 2020 GMC Sierra 1500

2020 GMC
Sierra 1500

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MSRP*
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$24,110 to $38,675
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$29,600 to $58,900
Invoice* $23,387 to $37,128 $28,446 to $55,425
MPG - City 19 - 21 15 - 20
MPG - Hwy 18 - 26 20 - 24
Engine(s) Inline-4 Inline-4, 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

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

Convenience
With the GMC Sierra 1500 you will definitely be making fewer stops at the gas station than with the Ford Ranger, 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 Ford Ranger is a better financial choice over the GMC Sierra 1500, when considering 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 Ford Ranger carries a much lower Destination Charge than the GMC Sierra 1500.

Dimensions
Since the Ford Ranger is much slimmer than the GMC Sierra 1500, it'll be much easier to find a wide enough space in a crowded parking lot. If you go with the Ford Ranger, you'll have a much easier time finding a large enough space to park than you will with the GMC Sierra 1500.

Drivetrain
With its lower torque engine, the Ford Ranger doesn't do as good a job transmitting horsepower to its wheels as the GMC Sierra 1500.

Handling
The Ford Ranger has a significantly smaller turning radius than the GMC Sierra 1500, allowing you to more easily maneuver in and out of tight spots.

Performance
In terms of towing capacity, the GMC Sierra 1500 is clearly the choice over the Ford Ranger for pulling heavy loads. When it comes to horsepower, the Ford Ranger is clearly outclassed by the GMC Sierra 1500.

Utility
The Ford Ranger has less seating than the GMC Sierra 1500, making the GMC Sierra 1500 the better choice if you often have passengers. The GMC Sierra 1500 has a lot more cargo capacity for hauling lumber or gardening supplies than the Ford Ranger.

Warranty
The Ford Ranger comes with essentially the same basic warranty as the GMC Sierra 1500.