Compare the 2021 Tacoma to the Competition

Toyota Tacoma vs Ford Ranger Comparison

Toyota Tacoma continues to shatter the glass ceiling when it comes to the modern day mid-size pickup truck. Thanks to the careful craftsmanship of this timeless Toyota body style combined with new innovative technologies, there's simply no limit to what the new 2021 Tacoma can do. Engineered for off-road adventure and crafted to stand out, there's a whole lot to like when it comes to everything the 2021 Toyota Tacoma has to offer. We wanted to see how these latest Tacoma models would stand up when matched with one of its closest competitors, the Ford Ranger. When all was said and done, we think that deciding which pickup came out on top was a clear choice.

Performance Features

Performance Features

  • Tacoma 3.5L V6 engine vs Ranger 2.3L Turbo I4 engine
  • Tacoma available 6-spd manual transmission vs Ranger 10-spd automatic transmission
  • Tacoma available All-Wheel-Drive vs Ranger available All-Wheel-Drive

Technology Features

  • Tacoma standard Apple CarPlay® and Android Auto™ vs Ranger available Apple CarPlay® and Android Auto™
  • Tacoma standard touchscreen interface vs Ranger available touchscreen interface
  • Tacoma available three front USB ports vs Ranger available two front USB ports
Technology Features

Whether you're exploring the Texas off-road or traveling cross-country with friends, the 2021 Toyota Tacoma can handle whatever comes your way. While both of these pickups offer some of the same features, such as available AWD, Tacoma has a clear performance advantage with its larger engine and available 6-speed manual transmission. When it comes to innovation, the 2021 Toyota Tacoma is the clear winner in this comparison, coming standard with features that can only be found in some of the higher Ranger trim levels. After some careful consideration, we think that the 2021 Toyota Tacoma comes out as the clear winner in a side-by-side comparison with the 2021 Ford Ranger.