2019 Ford Ranger vs 2019 Toyota Tacoma 

2019 Ford Ranger vs 2019 Toyota Tacoma

With the Ford Ranger back to take the reins on the midsize pickup segment, competing models are sweating to keep up. The performance-packed pickup leads with legendary figures on the fronts of power and capability. But don’t take our word for it – see the proof behind the Ranger's prowess when we stack it up to another top market pick – the 2019 Toyota Tacoma.

If you’re looking at a midsize pickup, efficiency is probably on your list of considerations. The Tacoma delivers solid ratings at 20 city / 23 highway, but its Ford counterpart goes beyond that. Not only does the Ranger come through with 21 city / 26 highway mpg, but it can trek longer between pump visits with a range of over 400 miles on one tank of gas.

2019 Ford Ranger 


2019 Toyota Tacoma 

$24,300  Starting MSRP  $25,550 
21 city / 26 highway      Fuel Economy  20 city / 23 highway 
270 hp / 310 lb-ft  Max Horsepower / Torque  278 hp / 265 lb-ft 
7,500 lbs.  Max Towing  6,800 lbs. 

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On the 2019 Toyota Tacoma, a 3.5-liter V6 maxes out at 278 horsepower and 265 lb-ft of torque. On the 2019 Ford Ranger, a 2.3-liter turbo 4-cylinder engine lands the pickup with a max rating of 270 horsepower and 310 lb-ft of torque. That’s a pretty fair matchup, but it’s worth noting that the 2.3-liter turbo is standard on the Ranger lineup. The standard 2.7-liter 4-cylinder engine on the Toyota Tacoma pails in comparison with a modest 159 horsepower and 180 lb-ft of torque.

Aside from that 8-horsepower advantage held by the top Tacoma engine, the 2019 Ranger lineup completely dominates of the fronts of both performance and capability. For max towing, the Ranger comes out ahead at 7,500 lbs. compared to the Tacoma’s 6,800-lb. capacity. Payload plays out the same with the Ranger coming out on top at 1,860 lbs. and the Tacoma following at 1,620 lbs.

Have questions? We’re here to help! Drivers can reach out to a Wolf Auto dealership representative with questions about the 2019 Ford Ranger lineup.