2020 Ford Ranger

vs. Toyota Tacoma

Comparing the 2020 Ford Ranger vs. the Toyota Tacoma

While the Toyota Tacoma has been on the market for longer than the Ford Ranger, the 2020 Ranger is making headlines as one of the trucks to beat on the pickup segment.

While the two trucks share similar sizes, they differ in capability, comfort and equipment.

Performance and Capability

The 2020 Ford Ranger lets you haul up to 7,500 pounds, offering you the best-in-class payload on the market.  You'll be equipped with a 10-speed automatic transmission, high-strength steel frame, and frame-mounted steel bumpers.  The engine is a 2.3L EcoBoost® with best-in-class Gas Torque.

The 2020 Toyota Tacoma comes with a 3.5-liter V6 direct-injection engine, but only lets you haul up to 6,800 pounds.

So, if you need more hauling power than the Ford Ranger is the better option for boats, trailers and campers.

The 2020 Ford Ranger also comes with a host of adventure features like 4X4 Electronic Shift-on-the-Fly and FX4 Off-Road Package.   You'll also love the addition of the Terrain Management System™ and Trail Control™.

For the same kinds of features on the Toyota Tacoma you'll have to pay more for a higher trim for features like Crawl Control, Multi-terrain Select and Electronical locking rear differentials.


The 2020 Ford Ranger makes is seamless to stay connected, no matter how far off the map you venture. With the use of Ford Co-Pilot360™, SYNC® 3 and FordPass Connect™ with 4G LTE Wi-Fi Hotspot you can access important information from the comfort of your truck at anytime, anywhere.

The 2020 Toyota and Ford Ranger share both Apple CarPlay but not Android Auto.  Android Auto comes standard on the Ford Ranger. But both models come with backup cameras as well as touchscreens for access to entertainment features.

Overall, the 2020 Ford Ranger offers you more standard features than the Toyota Tacoma. For the same kind of technology and features on the Toyota Tacoma, you'll have to pay more. We encourage you to visit Palm Springs Motors to give the 2020 Ranger a test drive.


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