2019 Ford Ranger vs. 2019 Toyota Tacoma in Blue Springs, MO

You're ready for your next light-duty truck, but which model will you drive home? The 2019 Ford Ranger and 2019 Toyota Tacoma are both dependable options, but there are some key features that will draw you towards one or the other. To kickstart your research, the specialists at Blue Springs Ford have written this 2019 Ranger vs. 2019 Tacoma head-to-head guide.

In this truck comparison, we're looking at the 2019 Ford Ranger XLT, which starts at $28,120 MSRP, and the 2019 Toyota Tacoma SR5, which starts at $27,625 MSRP. You can read more about this Ford truck on our Ranger hub page. If you have questions for the team at our dealership in Blue Springs, MO, call (877) 217-1150 or send us a message online.

Ford Ranger vs. Toyota Tacoma
Engine Options

The 2019 Ranger is standardly equipped with a 2.3L EcoBoost® engine, while the Tacoma features an available 3.5L V6. While the Toyota truck has a slight edge in horsepower, the Ranger has a significant advantage in torque and efficiency estimates. Engine specs for both engine options can be found below:

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Ford Ranger

2.3L EcoBoost®

2019 Ford Ranger XLT - Hot Pepper Red
HORSEPOWER
270 HP
TORQUE
310 lb.-ft.
MPG (City)
21
MPG (Hwy)
26

Toyota Tacoma

3.5L V6

2019 Toyota Tacoma SR5 - Barcelona Red
HORSEPOWER
278 HP
TORQUE
265 lb.-ft.
MPG (City)
19
MPG (Hwy)
24
2019 Ford Ranger exterior with ATVs on canyon road

Ford Ranger vs. Toyota Tacoma
Towing & Hauling Capabilities

Find the truck that can handle the kinds of jobs you require. When equipped with its V6 engine, the Tacoma offers capable towing and hauling capacities, but it can't compare to the Ranger's best-in-class gas engine towing and payload capacities. The capabilities of both engines are as follows:

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Ford Ranger

XLT

2019 Ford Ranger XLT - Hot Pepper Red
MAX TOWING CAPACITY
7,500 lbs.
MAX PAYLOAD CAPACITY
1,860 lbs.

Toyota Tacoma

SR5

2019 Toyota Tacoma SR5 - Barcelona Red
MAX TOWING CAPACITY
6,800 lbs.
MAX PAYLOAD CAPACITY
1,540 lbs.
2019 Ford Ranger exterior towing boat

Ford Ranger vs. Toyota Tacoma
Cab & Bed Options

The 2019 Tacoma is available in three configurations, while the Ranger offers two cab and bed options. To maximize bed space, opt for the SuperCab. Alternatively, the SuperCrew® provides more room for passengers. 2019 Ranger cab and bed combinations include:

SuperCab

6-ft. box

SuperCrew®

5-ft. box

Ford Ranger vs. Toyota Tacoma
Reliability

These rugged trucks are backed by manufacturer warranties, ensuring they'll stay on the road for miles to come. The 2019 Ranger is accompanied by a 3-year/36,000-mile bumper-to-bumper warranty, a 5-year/60,000-mile powertrain warranty, and a 5-year corrosion coverage.

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