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

    • Arthur Mendoza
      Arthur Mendoza

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

      about 1 day ago
    • Pierre Migneault-Richer
      Pierre Migneault-Richer

      that camera shake on the right image. :P

      about 12 days ago
    • David Stanley
      David Stanley

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

      about 13 days ago
    • Stanley Kania
      Stanley Kania

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

      about 24 days 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 27 days ago
    • guy proulx
      guy proulx

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

      about 27 days 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 27 days ago
    • bjorn0627
      bjorn0627

      Very informative..:👍

      about 28 days ago
    • 883 Iron
      883 Iron

      Tacoma not taco

      about 1 month ago
    • Mark Geller
      Mark Geller

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

      about 1 month 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 1 month ago
    • ronnie mominski
      ronnie mominski

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

      about 1 month 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 1 month ago
    • TheUnlimited001
      TheUnlimited001

      Jeep Gladiator all the way!

      about 1 month ago
    • John Eason
      John Eason In reply to TheUnlimited001

      I think it will hit the market way overpriced!

      about 1 month ago
    • Brent's Views
      Brent's Views

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

      about 1 month ago
    • Blue Sky
      Blue Sky

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

      about 2 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 2 months ago
    • Mr SS
      Mr SS

      Colorado duramax 30 mpg just saying

      about 2 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 2 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 2 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 2 months ago
    • J Mac
      J Mac

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

      about 2 months ago
    • guy proulx
      guy proulx

      Never

      about 2 months ago
    • Mike Foehr
      Mike Foehr

      IN quality a d reliability FORD will NEVER...I REPEAT NEVER beat Toyota. I know this from owning FORD.

      about 2 months ago
    • kaystyle1
      kaystyle1

      To get 32 mpg you must have been driving like a snail

      about 2 months ago
    • jigglemankiller
      jigglemankiller

      Chicken Tax really kills this segment and is most likely responsible for the complacency and overall incremental updates seen throughout.

      about 2 months ago
    • Brodi Wheeler
      Brodi Wheeler

      Ford & Chevy- “We Can’t sell mid-size pickups, switch to cars!/ We can’t sell cars, switch to trucks!”

      Toyota- “Hold my beer...” 🍺

      about 2 months ago
    • guy proulx
      guy proulx In reply to Brodi Wheeler

      True lol

      about 2 months ago
    • WS P
      WS P

      As usual, good review. I would like however, to see braking distance with maximum payload in back.

      about 2 months ago
    • Curtis Bull
      Curtis Bull

      Good video I always enjoy your detailed reviews. As far as I'm concerned this Ford Ranger sucks. It's too close to the same as the F-150 and it has too small of a bed to be much more usable then hauling a dog or two. I don't quite understand these automakers, it seems like if you're going to make a small pickup, make a small pickup. The older Ford Ranger was perfect for a lot of people. If that size came out again with a little more horsepower and torque and little more capability I'd be all over one.
      I find this pick up to pretty much be worthless as the bed is just too small for a lot of things, it's nice that new ranger has a 4-door option , I wish my old 97 Ranger had the four door at times but the small bed is pointless in my eyes. And really, no integrated trailer brakes? Totally a brain-dead move there.

      about 2 months ago
    • hugeCRSfan69
      hugeCRSfan69

      i like the proportions on this truck much more than the colorado/canyon, this one has normal pickup proportions and shapes, the colorado has a weirdly huge bed and a really low cab that slants downward towards the front, it looks strange.

      about 2 months ago