Compare the Ford Ranger vs. Toyota Tacoma Near Warner Robins

When considering which truck to take home, you know that there's a lot to consider before you even think of shopping at a dealership. In the mid-size truck market alone, there are a lot of options available to drivers around Macon, and many brands try to throw their hat into the ring and compete against a Ford. 

When you are considering the Ford Ranger for sale near Warner Robins, you know that you can count on the brand's legacy to continue in the Ranger. By offering you plenty of tough performance features, convenience features, the latest technology, and a stylish exterior, the Ford Ranger is a great choice for any driver.

When you look at our selection of Ford trucks for sale at our Ford dealership serving Warner Robins, you see how easily you can drive home in a capable truck. But comparing the Ranger to its closest competitor ensures that you don't have any second-guessing after your purchase. The Ford Ranger stands out against models like the Toyota Tacoma because of what it can offer that others cannot. The Tacoma is a great truck, and Toyota is known for offering long-lasting trucks, but knowing which of these two mid-size trucks can offer you the performance you want is key to making the right decision.

Where the Ford Truck Stands Out in Macon

Everyone knows a Ford truck is capable, and the Ranger is no different. Getting up to 7,500 pounds of maximum towing capacity is a breeze, and you can enjoy plenty of exciting performance features, including available Terrain Management System and Trail Control. Standard safety features include Pre-Collision Assist with Automatic Emergency Braking, a rearview camera, and an SOS Post-Crash Alert System. The FordPass Connect system offers connectivity with 4G LTE Wi-Fi hotspot as a standard feature, and the brand's overall reputation for dependability and longevity gives you the freedom to enjoy the ride. The SYNC 3 System gives you connectivity to your favorite music and apps, plus available Ford Co-Pilot360 adds a Lane-Keeping System, Blind Spot Information System with Cross-Traffic Alert, Pre-Collision Assist with Automatic Emergency Braking, which includes coverage for your trailer, and Auto High-Beam Headlamps.

Where the Toyota Truck Impresses

If you love the open feeling of a sunroof, the Tacoma offers you the option of a power tilt and slide moonroof on the Limited trim level. Available Qi-compatible wireless device charging, Android Auto, and Apple CarPlay help you to stay connected while on the go. The standard Toyota Safety Sense P system offers a Pre-Collision System with Pedestrian Detection, Automatic High Beams, Lane Departure Alert, and Dynamic Radar Cruise Control. Also, you get the Star Safety System Anti-lock Brake System with Electronic Brake-force Distribution, Vehicle Stability Control, Brake Assist, Traction Control, and Smart Stop Technology.

Ford Truck Performance

When selecting the right mid-size truck near Forsyth, 4x4 isn't the only thing to consider. While both models can give you the option of four-wheel drive, having a capable transmission and maximum towing capacity for your needs stands out as a top priority. You can have a Ford 10-speed automatic transmission or a Toyota 6-speed automatic transmission, depending on whether you go with the Ranger or Tacoma. The Toyota Tacoma is standard with a 2.7-liter 4-Cylinder engine capable of 159 horsepower or a 3.5-liter V6 engine with 278 horsepower. The Ford Ranger offers a 2.3-liter 4-Cylinder with 270 horsepower, plus up to 7,500 pounds of maximum towing capacity. The Tacoma can give you between 3,500 and 6,800 pounds of maximum towing.

With the Ford Ranger, you get an available FX4 Off-Road Package, giving you tuned off-road monotube shocks and an exposed steel front bash plate. You also get off-road tires with optimum tread, traction-enhancing electronic-locking rear differential, Terrain Management System, and Trail Control. In the Toyota Tacoma, you'll get Multi-terrain Select available on the TRD Off-Road only as an add-on feature, but you won't get the rest of those great features.

Design & Interior

Fabric-trimmed seats are comfortable, but leather seats are the epitome of style and prestige. The option of having leather seating surfaces in the Ranger near Milledgeville is offered on a lower trim level than the Tacoma, and you'll pay a lot less if you choose the Ford truck. On the Ford Ranger, you'll spend less for this feature because it's offered on the Lariat trim versus the Limited trim in the Tacoma.

Safety & Technology

In your Ford Ranger, Byron GA drivers can find standard SOS Post-Crash Alert System, while the Toyota Tacoma won't let you include this on the base trim level, and it doesn't appear to be offered on any trim at all. On the Ranger, you can get Blind Spot Information System, and Ford Co-Pilot360, which offers the standard safety features that you need. These features include Pre-Collision Assist with Automatic Emergency Braking from the base trim, Auto High-Beam Headlights, Cross-Traffic Alert for both the truck and trailer, Lane-Keeping System, and Rear View Camera. The Toyota Tacoma offers Rear Cross-Traffic Alert on the TRD Sport trim as an extra feature, but the standard Toyota Safety Sense P package includes Pre-Collision System, Blind Spot Monitoring, and Automatic High Beams.

The Ford Ranger vs. The Toyota Tacoma:
Truck Comparison At-a-Glance

 Ford Ranger

Toyota Tacoma

TrimsXL, XLT, Lariat
R, SR5, TRD Sport, TRD Off-Road, Limited, TRD Pro

ConfigurationsSuperCab with 6-foot bed,
SuperCrew Cab with 5-foot bed

Access Cab with 6-foot bed,
Double Cab with 5-foot bed

Engines2.3-liter 4-Cylinder
with 270 horsepower

2.7-liter 4-Cylinder with 159 horsepower,
3.5-liter V6 with 278 horsepower

Towing7,500 pounds

Standard FeaturesFordPass 4G LTE Wi-Fi capability, 17-inch wheels, Pre-Collision Assist with Automatic Emergency Braking, Ford MyKey, and 911 Assist
Wi-Fi available, 16-inch wheels, Toyota Safety Sense P, and Integrated Backup Camera

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