Comparison of 2020 Toyota Tacoma and 2020 Ford Ranger

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Mid-size trucks have been dominating the market as they provide the same utility as full-size pickup trucks, same features, and available at the affordable price range. Both Tacoma and Ranger have sport utility and let’s find out how these trucks are different from each other.

Overview

Tacoma is a well-maintained pickup truck available in the market with incredible performance and runs smoothly on paved surfaces and a suitable match for off-roading. It has technological upgrades with a series of driver-assistance features. 2020 line-up has an addition of TRD Pro with new color scheme Army Green Paint Color.

Ranger has a refined ride with different powertrain options, incredible towing, and payload capacities. 2020 line-up has major upgrades like off-road tires, tuned suspension, and new exterior color schemes Iconic Silver, Rapid Red Metallic Tinted Clearcoat, and Race Red.

Engine

Tacoma offers two different choices in powertrain such as a 2.7-liter 4-cylinder engine creates 159 horsepower 180 pound-feet of torque and 3.5-liter 6-cylinder generates 278 horsepower and 265 pound-feet of torque with six-speed automatic transmission and standard rear-wheel-drive.

Ranger has a turbocharged 2.3-liter four-cylinder engine that generates 270 horsepower and 310 pound-feet of torque with a ten-speed automatic transmission and standard rear-wheel drive and optional four-wheel drive.

EPA

Tacoma has a fuel economy of 20mpg in the city, 23 mpg on the highway, and 21 mpg combined.

Ford Ranger has an EPA of 21 mpg in the city, 26 mpg on the highway, and 23 mpg combined.

Performance

Tacoma has high performance and with an addition of TRD Pro, it enhances the off-roading capacity. It features different cab configurations, excellent ride quality, and responsive handling, lifted suspension, and active driving dynamics which makes the drive more enjoyable.

Ranger has a Terrain Management system that focuses on engine responsive and active transmission and four different selectable driver modes normal, grass, gravel, muds, and sand.

Interior and Exterior

Toyota Tacoma has a more spacious and versatile interior with a range of physical buttons and knobs to enhance the driving experience. Tacoma has a subtle layout and minimal materials, power-adjustable seats, build-quality materials. It has excellent storage capacity and carry-on suitcases.

Ranger cabin designs are bit outdated which has a seating capacity of five passengers, all cab styles are spacious also provide more legroom space in both front and rear rows. It offers standard cloth upholstery, leather seats in upper trim models.

Interior Colors

Tacoma features an interior color scheme of cement color while Ranger has Ebony black color.

Exterior Colors

Tacoma has exterior colors such as Barcelona Red Metallic, Magnetic Gray Metallic, Midnight Black Metallic, quicksand, Silver Sky Metallic, and Super White.

Ranger has Iconic Silver Metallic, Lightning Blue Metallic, Magnetic Metallic, Oxford White, Race Red, Saber Metallic, and Shadow Black.

Infotainment System

Toyota Tacoma features a 7.0-inch display infotainment system and upper trims offer an 8.0-inch screen with standard Apple car play, Android Auto capability, wireless charging, USB ports, mobile hotspot, and more.

Ranger has an 8.0-inch touchscreen infotainment system with four-speaker AM/FM audio system, USB ports, Wi-fi hotspot. The upper trims have SiriusXM satellite radio, Apple car play, Android Auto, in-built navigation system, and 10-speaker Bang& Olufsen audio system.

Pricing and Trim Levels

Tacoma is available in six different trim levels such as:

SR: $27,170

SR5: $28,945

TRD Sport: $33,865

TRD Off-Road: $35,120

Limited: $39,910

TRD Pro: $45,080

 

Ranger has three different trims such as:

XL: $25,305

XLT: $28,460

Lariat: $32,500

Safety Features

Tacoma comes with the standard driver assistance technologies such as forward collision warning, automated emergency braking, lane-departure warning, and adaptive cruise control.

Ranger has retained five-star ratings from NHTSA with active safety features such as forward-collision warning, automated emergency braking, blind-spot monitoring, and adaptive cruise control.

Pros

Tacoma is best for off-roading and features standard driver assistance features while Ranger has more powerful powertrains and maximum capability.

Cons

Tacoma has limited passenger space, poor automatic transmission. Ranger has obsolete cabin design in comparison with competitors’ moderate performance.

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2020 Toyota Tacoma

Starting at $26050

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2020 Ford Ranger

Starting at $24410

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