Not everyone is going to agree what the best midsize pickup truck is, but it is clear that there are some with clear advantages over each other. While things like acceleration and road noise are super-important for some buyers, most are going to look at traits more essential to a pickup truck. This page compares the 2020 Toyota Tacoma to the 2020 Ford Ranger so people can make their own decisions as to which is the midsize truck they should choose in the new decade.
The Toyota Tacoma and the Ford Ranger have been locked in direct competition for the entire time the Tacoma has existed. To compare these two in the simplest way possible, we have gathered information to make the following chart to help you learn which of the two is best for you.
|2020 Toyota Tacoma||Versus||2020 Ford Ranger|
|278 lb-ft||Maximum Torque||270 lb-ft|
|9.4 in.||Ground Clearance||8.4 in.|
Between these two midsize trucks, the Ranger seems to be built to be more of a single-function truck. With only one engine option, and less ground clearance, the Ranger looks like it is made to pull trailers and carry heavy loads, but not much else. The Tacoma on the other hand, with two different engine options, lends itself to more causal driving where a truck may be useful on occasion. Its higher ground clearance lends itself to off-roading and a more commanding feel on the road. The optional bed extender allows Tacoma owners to make more use of shorter bed models. If you’re going to get a midsize truck, you might as well get one that can do the widest variety of tasks.