The Toyota Tacoma has been synonymous with the pickup truck segment and is one of the most popular picks from Toyota’s lineup. With a lot of importance being given to big vehicles, Tacoma has rapidly gained a much larger audience. But with an increase in market share for SUVs and pickup trucks, a lot of manufacturers are vying to capture the top spot and Ford’s Ranger is one more vehicle is just as visible as the Tacoma. In this article, we are going to look into what makes the Tacoma a lot more practical and efficient than the Ford Ranger.
The 2021 Tacoma is available in six trims – SR, SR5, TRD Sport, TRD Off-Road, Limited, and TRD Pro. Not to forget the Trail and Nightshade special appearance packages that are new for the 2021 model year. The price of the 2021 Tacoma varies from $26,400 MSRP for the SR trim and can go up to $44,325 MSRP for the top-of-the-line TRD Pro trim. Intrigued by the 2021 Toyota Tacoma? Contact us today to schedule a test drive today.
2021 Toyota Tacoma
2021 Ford Ranger
|2.7-liter Inline-Four Cylinder
||2.3-liter Turbocharged Inline-four Cylinder|
|159 hp / 180 ft-lbs.
||270 hp / 310 ft-lbs.|
||Curb Weight (Pounds)
||Towing Capacity (Pounds)
|1,685 lbs.||Payload Capacity (Pounds)
Based on the data from the table above, the Ford Ranger comes across as the more powerful option. But just so you know, Toyota offers another 3.5-liter V-6 engine option that produces 278 horsepower and 265 pound-feet of torque. Hence, Tacoma comes off as a more friendly option thanks to the flexibility it offers for customers. The 2021 Tacoma’s six-speed automatic transmission is just as efficient as the Ranger’s 10-speed automatic transmission. Both the vehicles offer similar towing and payload capacities, but the Tacoma stands one step ahead in ease of use.
Coming to features, the Tacoma offers cloth upholstered seats, four-way manually adjustable front seats, a seven-inch touchscreen display with physical controls, Android Auto, Apple CarPlay, Amazon Alexa, Bluetooth connectivity, Satellite Radio, a six-speaker sound system, three USB ports, and Wi-Fi Connect, to name some of them. Optional features such as an eight-inch touchscreen display, leather-trimmed seats, leather-wrapped steering wheel, 10-way power-adjustable driver’s seat, heated front seats, wireless smartphone charging, remote keyless entry, dual-zone automatic climate control, a six-speaker JBL sound system, a moonroof, remote keyless entry, and push-button start, can be opted for based on your requirement. The sheer number of features offered for the Tacoma far exceeds what is offered for the Ford Ranger.
Additionally, a wide array of safety features offered for the 2021 Tacoma makes it the best choice of the two. Contact us to experience the 2021 Toyota Tacoma in person.