Ford Ranger vs Toyota Tacoma Comparison

ford ranger vs toyota tacoma

Ford and Toyota are among the best-sellers in the pick-up vehicles especially Toyota which has been around for long years and performing well in the market worldwide.
The Ford was released years back before Toyota Tacoma was released while the Ford Ranger seems to be a legend. The Ranger seems to be a legend. The Ranger and Tacoma have raised models of the mid-sized and compact pick-up truck. This review of Ford Ranger and Tacoma have raised models of the mid-sized and compact pick-up truck. This review of Ford Ranger and Toyota Tacoma is full of information about engine size, performance, interior, exterior, stylish departments on both models.
The Ford Ranger and Toyota Tacoma are among the pickup trucks performing well in the market worldwide. Most people have a feeling in choosing the brand they want due to some aspects and sometimes performance, interior, external looks without leaving behind the prices.

In this review, the information will help you to understand both models in terms of interior, exterior, engine capacity, fuel consumption, and performance. So take the time to pass through this to the end and you will come up with which brand to buy: Ford Ranger or Toyota Tacoma?

(*Prices are reflective of average BE FORWARD pricings as of March 2022.)

 Ford RangerToyota Tacoma
Capacity/Doors4 doors/5 seater4 doors/5 seater
Torque226 Nm – 385 Nm287 Nm – 361 Nm
Top Speed200 Kph113 mph
0-100 km/h6.1 sec – 10 sec7.3 sec – 13.2 sec
Max Power160 hp – 270 hp142 hp – 278 hp

Engine2.0L – 4.0L2.7L – 4.0L

Fuel Tank Capacity68L80L

Key Features8-inch touch screen, navigation,

Apple CarPlay, Android Auto,

HD Radio, satellite radio, six- and

10-speaker stereos, three

additional USB ports, remote

keyless entry
Front Dual-Zone Automatic

Climate Control, Three USB

Ports, Fabric-Trimmed Seats,

Four-Way Adjustable Driver's

Seat with Lumbar Support,

Available Remote Keyless

Entry System, Tire Pressure

Monitoring System.
Fuel Consumption8.5 Km/L – 11.05 Km/L7.6 Km/L – 9.5 Km/L
Length x Width x Height5.25×1.78×1.87 m5.62×1.91×1.79 m
BE FORWARD PRICEUSD 3,430 – USD 69,960USD 6,490 - USD 45,580

Interior & Exterior Comparison

Ford Ranger

The nameplate Ford Ranger has been used on multiple model lines of pickup trucks sold worldwide by Ford from the compact and mid-size pickup category since 1982. Mazda used the Ranger nameplate in some models that were developed for sale outside the North American market. In 2011 the first Ford Ranger based on the T6 platform was introduced.

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The latest Ranger has an attractive, tough, and modern look in the back; the tail lamps are LED tail Lamps and embossed tailgate. In front of the Ford Ranger, the bold new grille is flanking, and the C-Clamp-shaped headlamps provide a next-gen Ranger that gives a unique Ranger tough look.

(a) Cabin Storage

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The cabin of the Ranger has a cheap-looking interior, and it’s stingy and good-looking on standard features. The Ranger has comfortable, enough space, and well-positioned seats. It’s also attractive and family-friendly in its large SuperCrew outline. The dashboard is well arranged and designed to give the driver and passenger an easy way to access different buttons on the dashboard.

The Ranger seats provide flexibility in the cabin. Inside, the Ranger can carry larger luggage and relax in the cabin in greater comfort. The front row seats are well arranged and positioned which gives an excellent view of the road when cruising. In the first row, there is enough room for both passenger and driver to relax.

In both the driver and passenger row, you will find storage facilities that are good for storing items such as smartphones, handbags, goggles, and beverages. In the front row cabin, you will find 2 cup holders, door panel storage, a glovebox, and a center box. In the passenger row, you will find the door storage panel only and front seat jacket storage.

(b) Cargo Space

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The Ranger is fitted with a 5-foot or 6-foot bed. The Ranger with a 5 or 6-foot bed has sufficient boot space for carrying larger luggage, although the Ranger with a 6-foot bed is the best choice for putting longer cargo like plywood.

Toyota Tacoma

The Tacoma is manufactured as a mid-size pickup truck (2005–present) and a compact pickup truck (1995–2004), the vehicle is a 2-door regular cab, 2-door extended cab, and 4-door crew cab. The Tacoma layout is a front-engine, rear-wheel drive, or 4-wheel drive.

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The Tacoma has been in production for three generations since 1995. From 1995 to 2004 the 1st generation was produced and identified as the N140/N150/N160/N170/N190. From 2005 to 2015 the 2nd generation was produced and known as the N220/N240/N250/N260/N270 while from 2016 to the present the 3rd generation was produced and known as the GRN300.

The new Tacoma has attractive, modern, and tough-looking features with a well-positioned front grille attached well to the bonnet. All models come fitted with fog lights.

(a) Cabin Storage

Tacoma’s interior has an up-to-date dashboard design and style with a well-illuminated instrument cluster. The seats are well arranged and placed which provides an excellent view of the road. In the driver row, you will find a large space for both passenger and driver to rest.

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In the cabin, you will find storage facilities that are for storing items such as handbags, goggles, smartphones, and beverages. In the front row, you will find door panel storage, a center box, a glovebox, and 3 cup holders. In the passenger row, there is storage on the door storage panel only.

(b) Cargo Space

The cargo space is the same as the Ford Ranger double cabin but it is much sufficient to carry more luggage, the same as Ford Ranger. You cannot add space when more space is required, but the Tacoma single cabin seems to have more cargo space compared to a Tacoma double cabin.

Engine, Performance & Fuel Consumption

Ford Ranger

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(a) Engine & Performance

The Ranger first generations is equipped with 5 engine size choices such as EcoBoost I4 2.3L turbo, Duratec 25 I4 2.5L petrol engines, EcoBlue I4 2.0L turbo, EcoBlue I4 2.0L twin-turbo, Duratorq I4 2.2L turbo, and Duratorq I5 3.2L turbo diesel engines generating a maximum power output of 270 hp and a maximum torque of 420 N⋅m for EcoBoost I4 2.3L turbo, and 164 hp, 226 N⋅m torque for a Duratec 25 I4 2.5L. Both engines are linked to a 5/6-speed manual or 6/10-speed 6R80/Ford-GM SelectShift automatic.

The Ranger 2nd generation is equipped with 3 engine choices such as EcoBoost I4 2.3L turbo petrol engine, EcoBlue I4 2.0L turbo, EcoBlue I4 2.0L twin-turbo, and Power Stroke V6 3.0L turbo. These engines are attached to a 6-speed manual, 6-speed 6R80 automatic or 10-speed Ford-GM SelectShift automatic.

(b) Fuel Consumption

Most of Ranger has exciting fuel consumption, with an EPA-estimated 11.05 Km/L on the highway, 8.5 Km/L in the city for the 4×2 driveline, 8.93 Km/L in the city, and 10.2 Km/L on the highway for the 4×4 driveline.

Toyota Tacoma

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(a) Engine & Performance

The new model Tacoma N300 is powered by 2 engine size choices, a 2TR-FE I4 2.7L, and 2GR-FKS V6 3.5L petrol engines producing a power output of 159 hp for a Toyota Tacoma 2TR-FE I4 2.7L and 278 hp for a 2GR-FKS V6 3.5L. These engines are attached to a 5-speed manual for 2016/17 models, 6-speed automatic or 6-speed manual (RC62F).

The Tacoma first generation is powered by 3 engine size choices, a 2RZ-FE I4 2.4L, 3RZ-FE I4 2.7L, and 5VZ-FE V6 3.4L petrol engines which produces a power output of 142 hp for a 2RZ-FE I4 2.4L, 150 hp for a 3RZ-FE I4 2.7L, and 190 hp for a 5VZ-FE V6 3.4L. These engines are attached to a 4-speed automatic or 5-speed manual. Also available in 2WD and 4WD.

While the 2nd generation Tacoma is powered by 2 engine size choices, a 2TR-FE I4 2.7L and a 1GR-FE V6 4.0L petrol engine which produces a power output of 159 hp for a 2TR-FE I4 2.7L and 236 hp for a 1GR-FE V6 4.0L and is attached to a 4-speed automatic, 5-speed automatic, 5-speed manual or 6-speed manual.

(b) Fuel Consumption

Depending on the engine size, model, and year of manufacture the fuel economy is around 9.5 Km/L on the highway, 8.4 Km/L combined, and 7.6 Km/L in city driving.

Final Verdict

Ford and Toyota have been the best compact and mid-sized pick-up trucks with plenty of power with comfortability but Toyota has well-known compact pick-up trucks such as Toyota Hilux double cabin and single cabin, Toyota Tundra, and Toyota Tacoma while Ford has Ford Ranger.

Both vehicles are good but in terms of towing capacity, the better choice is Toyota Tacoma which is clearly good for pulling heavy loads over the Ford Ranger. The Tacoma seems to have more horsepower than the Ford Ranger which has a little less horsepower while the Ford Ranger is the best in terms of higher torque.

The Ford Ranger and the Tacoma are some of those car models that are uncountable in almost every detail of vehicle, but most of us look for the fuel efficiency of the vehicle and exterior appearance while disregarding safety features and sometimes interior space.

After reading this review, we hope you get enough useful information regarding these two Ford Ranger and Toyota Tacoma and the choice remains yours. You can buy one of these brands by visiting BE FORWARD.

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Written by: Josephat Lukaza

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