If you're shopping for a smaller pickup truck in America you've been stuck with options that were less than modern to put it mildly. But all that is changing with a new Ranger from Ford and of course the upcoming Jeep Gladiator which should really put the fox amongst the hens.


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Comments

    • Nobody To you
      Nobody To you

      Not with the shit ball 2.3 their making now!

      about 1 month ago
    • MURR DOG
      MURR DOG

      FORD = forgot OBVIOUS RESEARCH/DEVELOPMENT..recall cronies..Detroit

      about 1 month ago
    • Josh Jones
      Josh Jones

      I'm a ford ranger guy that's all I've ever owned and I tried to listen to you but you honestly just sound like a car sales man. Have no clue what a truck is used for.

      about 2 months ago
    • tacomahnster
      tacomahnster

      Like my Tacoma way more

      about 2 months ago
    • Tod Simpkins
      Tod Simpkins

      Should stop comparing the Honda to any truck. It is not a truck. It's a car with an open trunk.
      And stop talking HP. Torque is what get the work done and is the main factor for any truck. HP is theoretical. Torque is actual capability

      about 2 months ago
    • D B
      D B

      I honestly think the 2007-2010 Sport Trac looks better. AND, that model had a V8 option. And I'm wondering how good of mpgs one will see in a gen 2 Sport Trac, if the Ranger Ecoboost engine and the 10 speed were swapped in.

      about 2 months ago
    • heyrod59
      heyrod59

      All we are seeing is the Super Cab versions of the Ranger ! When are we going to see videos of the other version ? Enough already !

      about 2 months ago
    • The Shooter's Bay
      The Shooter's Bay In reply to heyrod59

      Go ahead and make the video!

      about 2 months ago
    • J. D. Parker
      J. D. Parker

      The best comparison I have seen = well done indeed. I started looking at Rangers before they were out - back in early November. I drove one in a pre-release test in North Houston, and liked it. When I first went to the dealership, I drove a full sized F150, which was set up for towing - and all I tow is a lightweight trailer with a motorcycle - and that is rare. I continued looking, and comparing Rangers, F150's, Rams, etc until finally deciding on a F150. I am a bit over 6'2", and found that the F150 was much more comfortable. They both drove OK - but the milage difference is neglible and the comfort much greater for me in the F150. If your 6' the rear seat is not usable - and truly I don't think it will be for anything other than a very short trip. Drive different trucks and make your own decision. (This truck replaced a Toyota Tundra. I liked it quite a bit when I bought it, but the local Toyota dealership was charing 400 more for 'Nitrogen Filled Tires', which is a scam to make the dealer more money. But I'll let someone else pay that. Besides, i think the F150 is a better vehicle, anyway.

      about 2 months ago
    • Arthur Mendoza
      Arthur Mendoza

      We need the Ford Ranger Raptor and it will be game over for the other mid-size trucks

      about 3 months ago
    • Pierre Migneault-Richer
      Pierre Migneault-Richer

      that camera shake on the right image. :P

      about 3 months ago
    • David Stanley
      David Stanley

      looks like they copied the nissan Frontier a 15 year old truck

      about 3 months ago
    • Stanley Kania
      Stanley Kania

      1st quarter sales are only 1/6th of the Tacoma..

      about 3 months ago
    • eric nichols
      eric nichols In reply to Stanley Kania

      I heard ok only 16.000 units

      about 2 months ago
    • private private
      private private

      thanks for this info. I' was feeling overwhelmed with the pricing options of the higher end f150 & f250 and thought maybe the Ranger would be a good option. Price wise its great, but practicality wise for what I need a truck for, it won't work for me. Thank you for helping me make this informed decision

      about 3 months ago
    • guy proulx
      guy proulx

      Q. Can Ford beat the Taco? A.Only in a Ford fanboy's dreams

      about 3 months ago
    • da jo
      da jo

      Alex I wish you was testing the lariat I'm driving that now and the steering wheel and the display is different on it

      about 3 months ago
    • bjorn0627
      bjorn0627

      Very informative..:👍

      about 3 months ago
    • 883 Iron
      883 Iron

      Tacoma not taco

      about 4 months ago
    • Mark Geller
      Mark Geller

      Last, how would this compare with regard to inside cabin noise with the others?

      about 4 months ago
    • Mark Geller
      Mark Geller

      Alex. Amazing review as usual. Great review. No one in the biz is a mellifluous as you are during a review. I don't think you missed a beat. I would have liked to have known how the top spec Lariat 4 wheel drive drove around town? Did you have a chance to test that one and was it as "jumpy", when unloaded, on city and country roads, as this RWD spec?

      about 4 months ago
    • ronnie mominski
      ronnie mominski

      test drove this and the ridgeline.ridgeline rides way way better than this and is cheaper too.

      about 4 months ago
    • John Eason
      John Eason

      Nice review, fair!
      I have just road tested a ranger lariat fx4. Loved it. As configured it was 40k. Not bad. Looked at Toyota trd, off road as comparison. Like the ranger better.

      about 4 months ago
    • chief tp
      chief tp In reply to John Eason

      a few years ago, you could buy a Lincoln Town Car with a V8 for that. LOL

      about 2 months ago
    • TheUnlimited001
      TheUnlimited001

      Jeep Gladiator all the way!

      about 4 months ago
    • John Eason
      John Eason In reply to TheUnlimited001

      I think it will hit the market way overpriced!

      about 4 months ago
    • Brent's Views
      Brent's Views

      Ford has to recognized for the great work with their Eco transmission systems. Great information, thanks!

      about 4 months ago
    • Blue Sky
      Blue Sky

      I’ll give this ranger three years and it will be discontinued again

      about 5 months ago
    • Frank Burns
      Frank Burns

      The Fiesta was the replacement for the Ranger? Huh? In what universe does that make anything close to sense?

      about 5 months ago
    • Mr SS
      Mr SS

      Colorado duramax 30 mpg just saying

      about 5 months ago
    • Dararit Chao
      Dararit Chao

      I love watching your video Alex. Most informative always. In the case of resale value, I have to disagree with you Alex. Even if you plan to keep your vehicle forever, resale value is still very important when it comes to insurance payout or claims. If someone smash into your Tacoma or a Ranger 10 years down the road and the insurance co. declare total loss on your vehicle, Your resale value is what determine how much you get compensated.

      about 5 months ago
    • TK42DAN
      TK42DAN

      Once again, as usual, which truck you go with will depend largely on your needs. And as much as I wish Toyota would change a few more things, in the end it's still the most durable, reliable midsize truck on the market. Fortunately, the new Taco seat adjustments and CarPlay are enough to keep me excited because what I really want is reliability and that's that the Tacoma will continue to bring.

      Also, have you seen someone try to fold down the rear seat of the Ford? 9:00 RIP Dog bed and decent storage! LOL!

      about 5 months ago
    • Juan Alvarez
      Juan Alvarez

      Ford is trying to break the sales market for the Tacoma so Ford is having a large sales campaign against the Tacoma. Ford is not the most reliable brand. I have owned both. Nissan and Toyota are better quality.

      about 5 months ago
    • J Mac
      J Mac

      Not impressed with this truck, not to mention way overpriced across the board all brands

      about 5 months ago