2019 Toyota Tacoma vs. 2019 Ford Ranger

September 11th, 2018 by

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If you’re looking for a small pickup, the 2019 Toyota Tacoma and 2019 Ford Ranger are likely high on your list. That’s why Toyota of Gastonia has put together this Toyota Tacoma vs. Ford Ranger comparison. Shoppers from Lincolnton and beyond will want to explore the following Tacoma advantages:

  • Available V6 engine with 278 hp
  • Standard Toyota Safety Sense™ P features
  • Off-road ready Toyota Tacoma TRD Pro model

Engine Options

With the new Toyota Tacoma, you’ve got the option between an efficient 2.7L 4-cylinder engine or a rugged 3.5L V6. That gives Charlotte truck fans more choices for their next pickup, as the Ranger is only offered with a 2.3L EcoBoost 4-Cylinder. The Tacoma is available with a V6 engine that reaches 278 hp and 265 lb-ft of torque. On top of that, you can outfit the Tacoma with an available 6-speed manual transmission, a feature that’s not offered in the Ford Ranger.

Safety Features

Comparing the Ford Ranger vs. Toyota Tacoma shows that one model takes safety more seriously. The new Ford Ranger can’t match the advanced safety of the Toyota Safety Sense™ P package:

  • Dynamic Radar Cruise Control (DRCC)
  • Automatic High Beams (AHB)
  • Pre-Collision System with Pedestrian Detection (PCS w/ PD)
  • Lane Departure Alert with Sway Warning System (LDA w/ SWS)

This suite of active safety features is included with all 2019 Toyota Tacoma trim levels, while you’ll have to pay more to add them to the Ranger.

Ford Ranger Raptor vs. Toyota Tacoma TRD Pro

The 2019 Toyota Tacoma TRD Pro is an off-road ready version of the already tough Tacoma. While the Ford Ranger Raptor is expected in the future, it’s unlikely to arrive in North America in 2019. That means its specs and features are up in the air. However, the Tacoma TRD Pro is equipped for off-roading near Hickory now thanks to the following features:

  • Rigid Industries LED Fog Lights
  • TRD-Tuned FOX Internal Bypass Shocks
  • TRD Pro Desert Air Intake
  • TRD Pro 1/4-inch Thick Aluminum Skid Plate
  • TRD Pre Cat-Back Exhaust

Turn to Toyota of Gastonia to Compare the Ford Ranger vs. Tacoma

Want to learn about the 2019 Toyota Tacoma trims or how it compares to the Honda Ridgeline? Get in touch with Toyota of Gastonia or apply for financing online!

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