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2021 Ford Ranger vs. 2022 GMC Sierra 2500 Review

Picture of the 2021 Ford Ranger

2021 Ford
Ranger

MSRP*: $24,820 to $39,035
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Picture of the 2022 GMC Sierra 2500

2022 GMC
Sierra 2500

MSRP*: $37,200 to $66,700
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MPG - City 19 - 21 MPG Info not available
MPG - Hwy 18 - 26 MPG Info not available
Seating Capacity 4 - 5 seats 3 - 6 seats
Cargo Space 26.5 - 51.8 ft3 69.5 - 83.5 ft3
Engine 270-hp, 2.3-liter, 4 Cylinder Engine (Gasoline Fuel) 445-hp, 6.6-liter, 8 Cylinder Engine (Diesel Fuel)
Transmission 10-Speed A/T 6-Speed A/T
Drivetrain Four Wheel Drive, Rear Wheel Drive Four Wheel Drive, Rear Wheel Drive
Horsepower 270 hp 401 hp
Towing Capacity 3,500 lbs 14,500 - 18,500 lbs
Exterior Length 210.8 in 235.5 - 266.1 in
Exterior Width 77.8 in 81.8 - 81.9 in
Leg Room Front 43.1 in
Rear 30.4 - 34.5 in
Front 44.5 in
Rear 35.2 - 43.4 in
Head Room Front 41.0 in
Rear 35.9 - 38.3 in
Front 43.0 - 43.1 in
Rear 39.9 - 40.1 in
Overall Safety Rating** **** Info not available
Frontal Crash Rating** **** Info not available
Side Crash Rating** ***** Info not available

**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 2500 than in the Ford Ranger. The GMC Sierra 2500 will be a favorite with tall drivers and their passengers since it has much greater head- and legroom than the Ford Ranger.

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 2500, when considering MSRP.

Dimensions
Since the Ford Ranger is much slimmer than the GMC Sierra 2500, 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 2500.

Handling
The Ford Ranger has a significantly smaller turning radius than the GMC Sierra 2500, allowing you to more easily maneuver in and out of tight spots.

Performance
In terms of towing capacity, the GMC Sierra 2500 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 2500.

Powertrain
The Ford Ranger offers much less torque than the GMC Sierra 2500, which generally means that it won't feel as fast or powerful.

Utility
In terms of seating, you'll be able to fit the same number of people in the Ford Ranger as you will the GMC Sierra 2500. The GMC Sierra 2500 has a lot more cargo capacity for hauling lumber or gardening supplies than the Ford Ranger.