Ascending to 14,410 feet above sea level, Mount Rainier is a captivatingly massive active stratovolcano in the Cascade Range of the Pacific Northwest. But to the Salish Indian tribe it was known by another name: Tacoma. The aptly named Toyota Tacoma truck does well to match the towering peak that it is named after in its powerful nature and prestige—but we can think of no adversary more fit to take on the challenge than a Ranger.
Alright, we may have gotten a bit carried away. In this midsize truck comparison, we explore some of the most prominent factors drivers often consider when choosing between the 2021 Ford Ranger and the 2021 Toyota Tacoma.
2021 Ford Ranger
2021 Toyota Tacoma
|21 city / 26 hwy mpg||Fuel Economy||20 city / 23 hwy mpg|
|Up to 7,500 lbs.||Towing Capacity||Up to 6,800 lbs.|
|Up to 1,860 lbs.||Payload Capacity||Up to 1,420 lbs.|
The comparison table shows that the 2021 Ford Ranger offers better fuel economy performance and higher weight capacities than the rivaling 2021 Toyota Tacoma truck. What it doesn’t show is that the Ranger also offers an overall better driving experience for your investment. The Ford Ranger has more modernized looks thanks to its still-recent debut, and much like the best-selling F-150 truck it has enough configurations to satisfy the needs of most buyers. Deeper than the cosmetics, the Ranger rewards owners with more high-tech features than your typical midsize truck.
Every Ford Ranger has Pre-Collision Assist with Automatic Emergency Braking and a mobile 4G LTE Wi-Fi hotspot worked into the starting price. Most models even feature lane-keeping assist, forward and reverse sensing, and the class-exclusive Blind Spot Information System with trailer coverage. Other features offered on the 2021 Ford Ranger lineup include Apple CarPlay® and Android Auto™ smartphone integration, push-button start, an 8-inch touchscreen, dual-zone automatic climate control, keyless entry, and more.
The 2021 Ford Ranger is available in trim levels XL, XLT, and Lariat. For those looking to venture off the beaten path, we recommend the new Ranger Tremor Off-Road package. Those interested can learn more about the 2021 Ford Ranger in Atlanta, GA when they speak with the team of experts available at the Akins Ford dealership in Winder, GA.