2019 Ford Ranger vs. Toyota Tacoma | Cooperstown, NY

2019 Ford Ranger vs. 2019 Toyota Tacoma 

The 2019 Ford Ranger is the latest entry in the increasingly popular midsize segment. How does the Ranger compare to a more established competitor like the 2019 Toyota Tacoma? Quite well, it turns out.

 

Performance

The Ranger offers one powertrain option: the 2.3-liter EcoBoost® paired with a 10-speed SelectShift® automatic transmission. This engine churns out 270 horsepower and 310 lb-ft of torque. The Tacoma offers two engine options, both paired with a six-speed automatic transmission: a 2.7-liter four-cylinder and a 3.5-liter V6. The 2.7-liter engine is much weaker than the Ranger’s. The V6 offers slightly more horsepower (278) than the Ranger, but far less torque (265 lb-ft). With its torque advantage, the Ranger wins in towing capability: 7,500 pounds versus 6,800 pounds for the Tacoma.


Price

The Ranger’s base XL trim with 4x2 starts at $24,300, or $28,460 for a 4x4 model. The Tacoma’s base SR trim starts at $25,700 when equipped with the weaker 2.7-liter engine and 4x2. When this trim is equipped with the comparable V6 and 4x4, the price shoots up to $31,425. Either way, the Ranger comes out ahead.


Off-Road Equipment

The Ranger and Tacoma both offer a variety of available features to handle off-road driving and provide a sporty, technology-assisted ride over difficult terrain. Settings to switch between road conditions modes are readily available with the turn of a dial, as well as 4x4 in high and low. Each truck also boasts a sophisticated trail system to allow drivers to navigate the terrain while the truck automatically adjusts the throttle and braking. The Toyota CRAWL system is a bit more rugged in its capacity to get you out of difficult situations, whereas the Ford Trail Control gives a smoother ride.

 

Visit Kevin’s Royal Auto in Cooperstown to test-drive the 2019 Ford Ranger and see its pricing and performance advantage for yourself.

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