Ford Ranger vs Toyota Tacoma
A versatile truck, like the Ford Ranger or Toyota Tacoma, should offer lots of power under the hood and dependable features for a safe and fun drive. So, which pickup is perfect for you?
Ron Hibbard Toyota finds out for drivers in Nashville, Gallatin, and Madison with this Ford Ranger vs. Toyota Tacoma comparison. Read on and contact us with any questions you may have.
Ford Ranger vs Toyota Tacoma Power
The Toyota Tacoma offers two engines. The most powerful one is a 3.5L V6 engine with Variable Valve Timing with intelligence (VVT-i). This design helps the truck maximize production and get up to 278 horsepower.
The Ford Ranger doesn’t give you any options. It only offers one engine and it isn’t as powerful. The 2.3L EcoBoost® I-4 powertrain may have Twin Independent Variable Camshaft Timing (Ti-VCT), but it’s only able to produce up to 270 horsepower.
Ford Ranger vs Toyota Tacoma Technology
Each truck offers lots of technology to make your drive easier. The Tacoma and Ranger can help you get over steep terrain with Hill Start Assist and keep whatever you’re towing in line with your truck with Trailer-Sway Control.
While the drivetrain and hitch have lots of versatility, there are also great features inside too. The Toyota has a 6.1-inch touchscreen in the center of its dashboard. This Bluetooth®-compatible system lets you stream music, make calls, and control everything without taking your hands off the wheel with voice recognition and Siri® Eyes Free.
Your infotainment system can even help you line up with your trailer. Just shift into reverse and the screen switches its display to show you what the Integrated Backup Camera sees behind you.
The Ford truck also has Bluetooth® and a backup camera. However, it’s a little harder to control and see what’s behind you with its standard 4.2-inch LCD screen.
Ford Ranger vs Toyota Tacoma Safety & Capability
Both the Ford Ranger and Toyota Tacoma come with standard rear-wheel drive, offer all-wheel drive, and feature an Electronic-Locking Rear Differential.
Each one also gives you the ability to adjust the drivetrain to your conditions with a Multi-Terrain Select System. The Toyota Tacoma offers a little more versatility when you’re off-roading or driving through storms though. Its system has five modes to choose from while the Ranger has only four.
When you’re back on the road, you can count on the Toyota to keep you safe. It features eight standard airbags and the Toyota Safety Sense™ P system. It’ll watch out for you during your drive with smart features like:
- Pre-Collision System with Pedestrian Detection
- Lane Departure Alert with Sway Warning System
- Automatic High Beams
- Dynamic Radar Cruise Control
The Ford Ranger offers many of these driver-assistance features, but doesn’t make them all standard like the Toyota. It also has just six airbags.
Test Drive a Dependable Truck
Visit Ron Hibbard Toyota to test drive the powerful and capable Toyota Tacoma. Truck lovers in Nashville, Gallatin, and Madison will love its reliable performance and fun features. To learn more about this Ford Ranger vs. Toyota Tacoma comparison, contact us or visit our dealership.