You might think we’d be upset when strong nameplates or impressive new vehicles enter the market, but you’d be wrong. Of course, Toyota models are our favorites, and we certainly think that you should purchase one, but we just love vehicles. So, seeing an impressive nameplate from the past return and breathe new life into a relatively small segment on the marketplace is pleasing to us, but we still want to show you – and see for ourselves – how it measures up to our offering. That’s why we’ve decided to compare the 2019 Toyota Tacoma vs 2019 Ford Ranger.
The midsize pickup truck segment was quite popular over a decade ago, but it began to die out by the 2010s. The Ford Ranger was a force to be reckoned with until its discontinuation in 2011, but the Toyota Tacoma stood strong from 1995 on. Now that the segment shows promise again – with recent return entries such as the GMC Canyon and Chevy Colorado, and the continued success of models like our Tacoma and the Honda Ridgeline – old entries like the Ranger have a renewed chance at life.
As you can see from looking over the table above, the two pickup trucks have their clear advantages but are fairly comparable to one another. Kicking things off with max power ratings (all of these specifications are maxed out, and the actual number will depend on which trim level you opt for in either vehicle’s case), the Tacoma offers an extra 8 horsepower while the Ranger generates an extra 45 pound-feet of torque.
When it comes to hauling and towing, again each truck has its advantage. The Ranger is superior at the former, able to haul an extra 508 pounds of weight in its bed. The Tacoma is superior at the latter, however, as it’s able to tow an extra 3,300 pounds in a trailer or what have you. If you’re interested in a 2019 Toyota Tacoma of your own, be sure to give us a call.