Comparison: Ford Ranger vs Toyota Tacoma

The midsize pickup category is popular among many drivers, because you get the utility of a truck bed with a form factor that's still very manageable on the road.

It's the best of both worlds, providing off-road prowess plus endless versatility, and two models which deliver excellent value are the Toyota Tacoma and the Ford Ranger.

Similarly priced and featuring numerous capabilities, the Tacoma and Ranger are excellent choices if you need to haul things regularly, and still want an easy time parking. But each one does have its own unique charms, so let's take a closer look to see if one is a slightly better fit for your lifestyle.

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2023 Ford F-150 Specifications

Models and Trims:
  • XL
  • XLT
  • Lariat
  • King Ranch
  • Platinum
  • Limited
  • Tremor
  • Raptor
  • Lightning
Body Style:
  • Regular Cab
  • SuperCab
  • SuperCrew
  • Rear Wheel Drive
  • Four-Wheel Drive
  • 3.3-liter V6; 290 HP
  • 2.7-liter Ecoboost V6; 325 HP
  • 5.0-liter V8; 400 HP
  • 3.0-liter Power Stroke V6 Diesel; 250 HP
  • 3.5-liter EcoBoost V6; 400 HP
  • 3.5-liter Powerboost Hybrid V6; 430 HP
  • 3.5-liter EcoBoost High-Output V6; 450 HP
  • 10-speed SelectShift Automatic
  • 10-speed Modular Hybrid Automatic
  • Ford Co-Pilot360
Max Payload:
  • Up to 3,310 pounds
Max Towing:
  • Up to 14,000 pounds

2023 Chevrolet Silverado Specifications

Models and Trims:
  • High Country
  • ZR2
  • ZR2 Bison Edition
  • LTZ
  • LT Trail Boss
  • RST
  • LT
  • Custom Trail Boss
  • Custom
  • Work Truck
Body Style:
  • Regular Cab
  • Double Cab
  • Crew Cab
  • Rear Wheel Drive
  • Four-Wheel Drive
  • 2.7-liter Turbo; 310 HP
  • 3.0-liter I6 Turbo Diesel; 305 HP
  • 5.3-liter V8; 355 HP
  • 6.2-liter V8; 420 HP
  • 8-speed automatic
  • 10-speed automatic
  • Chevy Safety Assist
Max Payload:
  • Up to 2,260 pounds
Max Towing:
  • Up to 13,300 pounds

2023 Ford Ranger Comparison Highlights

The 2023 Ranger is the only midsize truck that's Built Ford Tough, applying decades of know-how from a history of dominating the pickup market with the F-150. Loaded with driver-assist technologies and grounded by a high-strength steel frame, the 2023 Ranger is ready for all types of adventures with value-packed configurations.

With a starting MSRP of $27,400, the Ranger is available in three models for 2023: XL, XLT, and Lariat. Each of these models can be configured with a SuperCab and 6-ft box or SuperCrew with a 5-ft box, along with a choice of 4x2 or 4x4 drivetrain. And to keep things simple, a 2.3-liter Ecoboost engine is the propulsion source for all Rangers, delivering 270 horsepower and 310 lb-ft of torque in a compact and efficient package. A 10-speed automatic transmission ensures the Ranger is in its optimum powerband at all times, and further supports fuel efficiency while delivering confidence on- or off-road.

Although the model lineup for Ranger is relatively small, Ford does offer numerous packages to provide additional customization for both styling and performance, effectively allowing you to create your own unique trim. For example, the STX Appearance Package adds Carbon Black bumpers, 17-inch aluminum wheels, fog lamps, and premium interior appointments. The FX2 Package (4x2 only) enhances Ranger's personality with 17-inch off-road tires, exclusive decals, off-road suspension, and an electronic-locking rear differential. And for extreme adventure enthusiasts, the Tremor Off-Road Package preps the Ranger for the toughest terrains by including skid plates, tow hooks, FOX shocks, and a heavy-duty suspension for increased ground clearance. Ford Trailer Control and Terrain Management System are also part of the Tremor Off-Road Package.

When properly equipped, the 2023 Ranger can tow up to 7,500 pounds, utilizing the Ranger's strong frame and solid rear axle to make even the largest loads feel easy to handle. And with the Class IV hitch that's included in the Trailer Tow Package, you'll be able to take advantage of Ranger's trailer sway control. The system senses unwanted movement from the trailer and automatically reduces speed to maintain stability.

To further ensure the overall driving experience is as safe as possible, all 2023 Rangers feature advanced driver-assist capabilities as part of Ford Co-Pilot 360. A blind spot information system with cross-traffic alert and trailer coverage, an available lane-keeping system, pre-collision assist, a rearview camera, and more help support your awareness in an increasingly distracted world.

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