2023 Chevy Colorado ZR2 vs. Ford Ranger Raptor: Midsize Pickup Truck Comparison

The headline competition between the 2023 model year’s off-road spec midsize pickup trucks features the third-generation Chevrolet Colorado with its brutish ZR2 package and the much-anticipated Ford Ranger Raptor that will finally enter the US market. While Toyota’s tried and true Tacoma TRD Pro and GMC’s Canyon AT4 will have off-road enthusiasts shaking excitedly, the level of capability brought by Chevrolet and Ford pulls no punches.

2023 Chevy Colorado ZR2 vs. Ranger Raptor performance figures

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The 2023 Chevy Colorado ZR2 will come with a single engine option. A high-output version of the turbocharged 2.7-liter LB3 four-cylinder found in the base Silverado will churn out 310 hp and a colossal 430 lb-ft of torque, mated to an 8-speed automatic transmission.