With the advent of the 2019 Ford Ranger, we wondered how it compared to the sales king of mid-size trucks, the 2018 Toyota Tacoma. Here's what we thought on and off road.

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    • ApexIXMR
      ApexIXMR

      Wow, nice Ford Ad. Already have a deposit and waiting on the ‘20 Tacoma TRD Pros to drop so I can pick up mine. I’d consider a Colorado before Ranger and it’s not even close.

      about 1 day ago
    • J Skaggs
      J Skaggs

      You said nothing of long term reliability and resale. My guess is that goes to Tacoma.

      about 1 day ago
    • All Tsab
      All Tsab

      How much Ford pay you to love Ford? Lol

      about 2 days ago
    • Ducati M
      Ducati M

      I hear the eco-boost our sweet, But long-term Tacoma’s will have the best resale value

      about 4 days ago
    • Andy's Shop
      Andy's Shop

      2020 Tacoma will blow ranger out of the water. Step aside Ford, let Toyota and Chevy handle this.

      about 4 days ago
    • Tikkuaktuk Ivalulinik
      Tikkuaktuk Ivalulinik

      For all them whining an B@*hing about new upgrades the tacoma needs. the 90s tacomas are still on the road today. what about GM and ford? do you still see early 90s models on the road?

      about 6 days ago
    • Robert D
      Robert D

      You guys reviewed the Ford not the Tacoma. You spent 80% of the time talking about the Ford. I can’t tell if this is a review or an infomercial.

      about 6 days ago
    • Susan Louis
      Susan Louis

      Looking for a new truck right now. Price wise Ford Ranger is just ridiculous . Easily $3,000 more than a Tacoma for same equipment. Toyota will get my business .

      about 7 days ago
    • KEN S
      KEN S

      With some exceptions, Ford just doesn't match the quality and reliability of the Toyota. Nice try though!

      about 7 days ago
    • George Arsu
      George Arsu

      Paid add ...Tacoma all the way

      about 7 days ago
    • erenato zace
      erenato zace

      Ford Ranger is the best ever , i have a Ford Ranger limited with 480,000 km , and is in perfect condition

      about 8 days ago
    • washthebrain
      washthebrain In reply to erenato zace

      erenato zace Fords new eco boost engines will never go that long unfortunately, I mean how can a naturally aspirated v6 last as long as a little 4 cylinder with stupid amounts of boost?

      about 4 days ago
    • tigerb2
      tigerb2

      Was waiting for the ranger to come back out to replace my 16 yr old one, a ranger is a small truck, not a mid size. Bought my first toyota tacoma instead.

      about 8 days ago
    • Jon
      Jon

      Just drove an FX4 ranger for a rental vehicle, that truck is a beast! I was in mountain terrain too and it goes up hill with ease! Still too damn expensive, you can buy a used Raptor for 50-60k... so why buy a new Ranger????

      about 10 days ago
    • Addy Eckstrom
      Addy Eckstrom

      The lariat ranger costs over 50k... who the hell would pay that for a ranger??? Too much for too little

      about 17 days ago
    • Benedict Evangelakos
      Benedict Evangelakos

      It’s naive to talk about Ford -or any other truck manufacturer, for that matter- as a serious competitor to Toyota. Toyota offers North America the Tundra and the Tacoma; the rest of the world gets the unsurpassable and legendary Hilux. People buy Toyota trucks for their reliability and uncompromising robustness - not gadgetry. Here, in Europe, we’ve known the Ranger for many years and I can assure you it’s no match for the Hilux in terms of durability. Toyota offers the world reliability; Ford offers “bells and whistles” : Take your pick.

      about 17 days ago
    • David Stanley
      David Stanley

      ranger looks like Nissan built it for Ford

      about 18 days ago
    • Donnie Baynard
      Donnie Baynard

      Toyota is going to start adding 8x3" prostate stimulators for car reviewers across the board. They will not work on the vagina and will suck back into the seat once the female chromosome is detected.

      about 18 days ago
    • Donnie Baynard
      Donnie Baynard

      Toyota across the board has become the 94 civic.

      about 18 days ago
    • umajunkcollector
      umajunkcollector

      They both beat Fiat Jeep.

      about 20 days ago
    • Brian Searles
      Brian Searles

      Forget both, save some $$$ and go with the dated, but trusty Nissan Frontier PRO-4X. Problem solved.

      about 22 days ago
    • Mike Reynolds
      Mike Reynolds

      Toyota bye bye. I'm getting the Ranger. Tacomas are over priced and dated with Rear Drums and NO power seats in any model. Sorry Toyota,Your not ripping me off.

      about 23 days ago
    • Archie Bunker
      Archie Bunker

      Ill stick with my tacoma..

      about 24 days ago
    • McSlama Jama
      McSlama Jama

      I like both. Fr though if you look at sales though for this year so far, you can’t go by that. Most people don’t even know the ranger is back. In addition it’s a new vehicle so it’s not gonna get a whole lot of buys yet because it’s new and more pricey. Let it sit a few years then the Tacoma and Ranger can battle it out. Too soon since the Ranger is too new.

      about 26 days ago
    • Eric Houck
      Eric Houck

      my 94 ranger has 386,000 miles on it, I've been waiting for the New Ranger. After taking it for a road test I bought it. the ecoboost 2.3 has more power then my 4.0 and better MPG. Just took it on an 800 mile road trip over 10,000' and still got 24 mpg. the 10 speed transmission was flawless. I can't wait to get it off road when the snow clears off the mountains here in Colorado.

      about 26 days ago
    • George A Svoboda
      George A Svoboda

      what about road and wind noise

      about 26 days ago
    • David G
      David G

      Pick a TRD off road or a PRO to make a comparison. Same gas mileage. Not impressed with FORD. Ford reliability is not impressive at all.

      about 27 days ago
    • Willie
      Willie

      next update for ranger should be 60/40 rear split seat and removable seats. Twin turbo 2.7 v6, leather available for xlt and larger fuel tank 2/3 more gallons and offer a very basic 3.3 v6 N/A thats in the f150 xl
      I think ford is being hush hush about new upgrades because they dont want to hurt current sales

      about 28 days ago
    • Fraser MacDougall
      Fraser MacDougall

      Do away with all the bells and whistles ,also the 10 speed automatic.Too much troublesome junk on the Ranger . I'll keep my old one thanks.

      about 28 days ago
    • Fraser MacDougall
      Fraser MacDougall In reply to Fraser MacDougall

      +Mark Renn I'm not saying it doesn't shift well,just saying too much high tech,for me.When things start going bad,not just the Ranger but all of the new stuff its a nightmare. I hope you have great luck with yours. Cheers

      about 24 days ago
    • Mark Renn
      Mark Renn In reply to Fraser MacDougall

      I have a new Ranger, and you’re completely wrong. About the transmission. It’s awesome. Same one that’s in the F-150. It is so smooth, I never notice the shifts.

      about 25 days ago
    • Stanley Kania
      Stanley Kania

      Toyota sold 53k first quarter 2019.. Ford 1/6 of that, Toyota Resell Value says it all..

      about 28 days ago
    • Shakerhood69
      Shakerhood69 In reply to Stanley Kania

      +Mark Renn They seem to be several thousand higher than other equally equipped trucks in the class, plus the Ranger is not even offering a certain options the others have. The Ranger sitting at the local Ford dealer has a sticker at $42k making the F-150 a better choice , thus why it's still sitting there.

      about 24 days ago
    • Mark Renn
      Mark Renn In reply to Stanley Kania

      +Shakerhood69 They're in the exact same price range as all the other trucks in this class.

      about 24 days ago
    • Shakerhood69
      Shakerhood69 In reply to Stanley Kania

      I recall them hitting the dealerships last December, my local Dealer has had one sitting on the lot for the past 2 months, crazy high price tag makes it unattractive.

      about 25 days ago
    • Mark Renn
      Mark Renn In reply to Stanley Kania

      You have to remember that the Ranger didn’t start rolling off the assembly line until January. It was at a serious disadvantage there. Let sales get into a full swing and I’m sure you’ll see that gap close up quite a bit.

      about 25 days ago
    • TheRdwyer
      TheRdwyer

      Ford sells a Ranger Raptor in Asia. aprox 38K

      about 29 days ago
    • 10010100110 01101011001
      10010100110 01101011001 In reply to TheRdwyer

      The Ranger I just looked at in the U.S. in lariat trim was over $40,000, and it wasn’t even loaded. Ford is nuts.

      about 28 days ago