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Comparison: 2019 Toyota Tacoma vs 2019 Ford Ranger

Comparison: 2019 Toyota Tacoma vs 2019 Ford Ranger

If you are in the market for a midsize pickup truck, read the below comparison of the Toyota Tacoma against the Ford Ranger. Both vehicles offer seating options to fit either four or five passengers, with comfortable, quiet cabins. However, the Tacoma is a more well-rounded truck and has a higher predicted reliability rating of 4.5 out of five from J.D. Power. Visit Longo Toyota in the Los Angeles area when you are ready to drive home your next truck.

Performance

2019 Toyota Tacoma

The base trim of the Toyota Tacoma comes equipped with a 2.7-liter DOHC 4-cylinder engine teamed with a 6-speed electronically controlled automatic transmission. With a standard rear-wheel drivetrain, the Tacoma makes 159-hp and 180 lb-ft of torque, has a payload capacity of 1,440 pounds and earns an estimated fuel economy of 23 mpg highway and 20 mpg city. Available is a direct-injected 3.5-liter V6 engine paired with a 6-speed automatic transmission that pumps out 278-hp and 265 lb-ft of torque and has a towing capacity of 6,800 pounds.

2019 Ford Ranger

One powertrain is offered with the 2019 Ford Ranger which is a 2.3-liter Ecoboost® twin-scroll turbocharged engine mated to a 10-speed SelectShift® automatic transmission with Start-Stop technology. This engine produces 270-hp and 310 lb-ft of torque and can handle up to a 1,860-pound payload and no more than 7,500 pounds for towing. The Ranger has an estimated EPA-rating of 26 mpg highway and 21 mpg city. An electronic-locking rear differential for better traction, a four-mode Terrain Management System, and Trail Control™ cruise control, are optional.

Design and Comfort

2019 Toyota Tacoma

The 2019 Tacoma is designed with six trims and two cab styles; a four-passenger Access Cab and a five-passenger Double Cab. Optional features include a ¼-inch thick skid plate, Bilstein® or FOX® shocks, a coil-spring double-wishbone front suspension and stabilizer bar. Standard is an innovative deck rail system with four heavy-duty adjustable tie-down cleats, whereas leather-trimmed seating, heated front seats, dual-zone automatic climate control, power-sliding rear window with privacy glass, and a moonroof are available.

2019 Ford Ranger

With the Ranger, you can choose between the four-passenger SuperCab or the five-passenger SuperCrew®. The exterior design highlights a twin power dome hood and low-angled windshield to reduce wind noise, and a wide grille and rounded wheel arches that are aerodynamic. Available are 8-way power-adjustable driver and front passenger seats, a flip rear bench with storage underneath, dual-zone electronic automatic temperature control, and a power locking tailgate.

Safety

2019 Toyota Tacoma

Toyota utilizes the latest technology to help you and your passengers stay safe. The Tacoma comes standard with vehicle stability control, traction control, an anti-lock brake system, electronic brake-force distribution, brake assist, and smart stop technology. Additionally, a pre-collision system with pedestrian detection, lane departure alert, automatic high beams, dynamic radar cruise control, a backup camera, and an airbag system are included. Rear parking assist sonar, blind spot monitor with rear cross-traffic alert, and trailer-sway control are available.

2019 Ford Ranger

Standard safety features consist of a rearview camera, AdvanceTrac® with roll stability control, and an airbag system. Ford Co-Pilot 360™ driver assist technologies is optional and is comprised of pre-collision assist with automatic emergency braking, automatic high-beam headlamps, blind spot information with cross-traffic alert with coverage for both the truck and trailer, and a lane-keeping system.

Pricing

2019 Toyota Tacoma

Starting at $25,850 MSRP*

2019 Ford Ranger

Starting at $24,300 MSRP

* MSRP excludes the Delivery, Processing, and Handling Fee of $975 for cars (Yaris, Yaris iA, Yaris Liftback, 86, Corolla, Corolla iM, Corolla HB, Camry, Camry HV, Prius LB, Prius c, Prius Prime, Avalon HV), $1,095 for small/medium trucks, SUV’s and van (C-HR, RAV4, RAV4 HV, Highlander, Highlander HV, 4Runner, Sienna, Tacoma), $1,495 for large SUV’s (Sequoia, Land Cruiser), and $1,495 for large truck (Tundra). (Historically, vehicle manufacturers and distributors have charged a separate fee for processing, handling and delivering vehicles to dealerships. Toyota’s charge for these services is called a “Deliver, Processing and Handling Fee” and is based on the value of the processing, handling and delivery services Toyota provides as well as Toyota’s overall pricing structure. Toyota may make a profit on the Delivery, Processing and Handling Fee.) Excludes taxes, license, title and available or regionally required equipment. The Delivery, Processing and Handling Fee in AL, AR, FL, GA, LA, MS, NC, OK, SC and TX will be higher. The published prices do not apply to Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands. Actual dealer price will vary.

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