Pitting the 2019 Ford Ranger Against its Competitors

The Ford Ranger was the go-to midsize pickup for many drivers near Archbold, OH and Napoleon, OH over several decades, and now it's back. The 2019 Ranger is an all-new model for the US market with exciting new looks, features, and capabilities. Ford didn't cut any corners while designing this truck, either. You'll get a seriously capable base engine, true body-on-frame design, a solid rear end with leaf spring suspension, and a sturdy bed that's ready to haul a variety of cargo loads. The new truck even comes with available creature comforts like Apple CarPlay and Android Auto.


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The new Ranger doesn't stand alone in the midsize truck segment, however. Drivers in the Defiance, OH and Wauseon areas are likely to also consider models like the Chevrolet Colorado and Toyota Tacoma, and for good reason. The midsize segment is full of seriously capable trucks.

At Terry Hendricks Ford, we want our customers to make fully informed decisions. For that purpose, we've put together a comparison the new 2019 Ford Ranger and a couple of its fiercest competitors.


2019 Ford Ranger vs. 2019 Toyota Tacoma

  • If you're looking for a wise investment, go with the Ranger. You'll save more than a thousand dollars on the Ranger's base price when compared to the Tacoma.
  • You won't have to move up in price or trim level to get a powerful engine in the Ranger. Its standard 2.3-liter EcoBoost engine makes 270 horsepower and 310 pound-feet of torque. The Tacoma's base engine only makes 159 horsepower. You'll have to pay extra to get its available V6 engine with 278 horsepower and 265 pound-feet of torque.
  • The Ranger is the better choice for drivers who expect demanding towing situations. With the proper equipment, the Ranger is rated at up to 7,500 pounds of towing. The Tacoma is limited to just 6,800 pounds of towing.
  • The Ranger wins when it comes to payload as well, maxing out at a considerable 1,860 pounds. The Tacoma lags behind with a 1,440-pound max payload rating.
  • If you're looking for easy connectivity, the new Ranger has it. It's available with both Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. The Tacoma offers neither.

2019 Ford Ranger vs. 2019 Chevrolet Colorado

  • You'll get much more standard power in the Ranger than in the Colorado. While the Colorado's base engine makes just 200 horsepower and 191 pound-feet of torque, the Ranger's standard 2.3-liter EcoBoost engine makes up to 270 horsepower and 310 pound-feet of torque.
  • The Colorado does have an engine with comparable power to the Ranger's EcoBoost powerplant, but you'll have to take a fuel efficiency hit to get it. The available 3.6-liter V6 yields 18 mpg city and 25 mpg highway. The Ranger is rated at 21 mpg city and 26 mpg highway.
  • The new Ford Ranger can carry more in its bed. Its max payload rating is 1,860 pounds. The Colorado is rated at only 1,574 pounds of payload -- nearly 300 pounds less.
  • The Ranger comes with some impressive active safety features as part of the standard Ford Co-Pilot360™ Technology package. Features include Blind Spot Information System, Cross-Traffic Alert, Lane-Keeping System, Pre-Collision Assist, and more. The base Chevrolet Colorado doesn't offer a similar safety package.