Not that anyone asked, but I'll give an update after 700 miles for those curious.
Things I like:
V6 provides strong, consistent performance.
Auto 4WD. Very responsive and confidence inspiring.
MPG: averaging low 20s so far on winter gas and temperatures between -15 and 20F since I've owned it...
I lived in Colorado for a few years, I know the effect of altitude well :) Turbo or bust up there.
In the sticks where I live, there are more F-150s and Silverados than there are people (primarily those two brands as well here)... So I shouldn't have trouble rehoming this guy to a Chevy nut in...
Here's hoping! I'm in love with the 6th gen but we couldn't operate with a single car for that long. Never thought I'd end up with a Colorado after not liking them twice... Guess this one was meant for me :P
Was really hoping to build a 2022 Ranger or wait for the redesign, but my wife's car blew up just before Christmas and it put us in a bind. The net result was getting a Colorado Z71 that I caught in transit in this spiffy sand dune color. Not exactly what I wanted, but it came with a damper...
Aerodynamics, chonky tires, extra weight, and driving style. Check out the ZR2, its EPA rating is even worse lol. Ranger suffers from a class-worst fuel tank size, which is a bummer. Everyone else offers 20-21.x gallon tanks.