2020 Ford Ranger vs 2020 Toyota Tacoma 

2020 Ford Ranger vs 2020 Toyota Tacoma


The 2019 return of the legendary Ford Ranger ranks among the most exciting lineup revivals to date. Still, the model’s eight-year hiatus has given the Toyota Tacoma opportunity to pick up speed in the midsize pickup segment. The storyline makes for a dramatic matchup, and we’re here to give you the play-by-play.

See how the 2020 Ford Ranger vs 2020 Toyota Tacoma rivalry develops when we take a look into the performance and feature highlights of each revered truck line. 

2020 Ford Ranger 


2020 Toyota Tacoma 

$24,110 Starting MSRP $26,050
2.3L EcoBoost Engine Options 2.7L inline 4-cylinder, 3.5L V6
270 hp Horsepower 159 - 278 hp
7,500 lbs. Towing Capacity 3,500 - 6,800 lbs.

Comparing the Performance Highlights of the Ford Ranger and Toyota Tacoma 

The 2020 Toyota Tacoma offers two engine options, starting with a 2.7-liter inline 4-cylinder. The base engine won’t drain your savings with EPA estimates at 20 city / 23 hwy, but performance is lackluster at 159 horsepower and 180 lb-ft of torque. Most Tacoma owners upgrade to the available 3.5-liter V6, which manages 278 horsepower and 265 lb-ft of torque.

The 2020 Ford Ranger only offers a 2.3-liter EcoBoost engine. Then again, that’s all it needs to clobber the Tacoma’s engine line. The EcoBoost wins the competition for efficiency at 21 city / 26 hwy and challenges the Tacoma’s top engine for performance at 270 horsepower and 310 lb-ft of torque.

The proof of Ford’s superiority is in the towing. The 2020 Tacoma maxes out with a 6,800-lb. max tow rating with the V6, while the 2020 Ranger achieves a hefty 7,500-lb. tow rating on all models.

Both the Ranger and the Tacoma offer two cabin sizes, but rear-seat passengers seem to get better treatment in the Ranger. The difference is staggering in the standard cabins when you compare the Ranger’s 30.4 inches of rear legroom to the Tacoma’s 24.6-inch leg space.