2020 Ford Ranger

2020 Ford Ranger vs Toyota Tacoma Comparison

This year's compact pickup market boasts some tight competition. When comparing the popular 2020 Ford Ranger and 2020 Toyota Tacoma models, consumers will want to take a closer look at the performance and towing specs, which the Ford wins handily. Drivers will also need to consider not just base price but available financing deals for each model.

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2020 Ford Ranger vs Toyota Tacoma Performance

When it comes to performance, the 2020 Ford Ranger beats the 2020 Toyota Tacoma on every count. The Ranger focuses on maximizing the power and efficiency of its single engine, while the Tacoma provides two engine options, both of which fail to perform at the same level as the Ford. The transmission is a sore point for the Tacoma, which offers a sluggish six speeds versus the Ranger's smooth ten-speed. Both models offer off-road packages, though the Ford version comes in at a considerably lower price point.

2020 Ford Ranger vs Toyota Tacoma Performance
Ford Ranger
Toyota Tacoma
2.3L turbo-four with 270 hp and 310 lb-ft of torque (standard)2.7L four-cylinder with 159 hp and 180 lb-ft of torque (standard)
10-speed automatic transmission Six-speed automatic transmission
21 mpg city / 26 mpg highway 20 mpg city / 23 mpg highway
Rear-wheel or all-wheel drive Rear-wheel or all-wheel drive
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2020 Ford Ranger vs Toyota Tacoma Seating/Storage/Cargo

What do all these performance stats mean in terms of towing, payload, and cargo? Let's take a closer look at the ratings for both the 2020 Ford Ranger vs the 2020 Toyota Tacoma. The base Tacoma really shows its weakness with a mere 3,500 lb towing capacity-you'll have to upgrade to the pricier V6 to unlock towing capacity in the 6,000 range. On the other hand, the Ford Ranger will easily tow up to 7,500 lbs on its base model, giving it one of the highest towing capacities in the compact pickup class.

Ford Ranger
Toyota Tacoma
Towing up to 7,500 lbsTowing up to 6,800 lbs
Payload from 1,560 to 1,860 lbs Payload from 1,095 to 1,685 lbs
Cargo: 5' or 6' bed lengthsCargo: 5' or 6'1" bed lengths
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2020 Ford Ranger vs Toyota Tacoma Technology Features

You can find most modern technology features on both of these pickups, though whether they're standard or on upgraded trims differs. The biggest differences you'll see are the standard Wi-Fi hot spot on the Ford model vs the available wireless charging on the Toyota. The 2020 Ford Ranger comes standard with a USB port, Bluetooth, four speakers, and a Wi-Fi hot spot.

Standard on the Tacoma are a 7" touchscreen display, Android Auto, Apple CarPlay, Amazon Alexa, satellite radio, six speakers, Bluetooth, and three USB ports. Available technology on the Tacoma includes:

2020 Ford Ranger vs Toyota Tacoma Technology Features
Ford Ranger
Toyota Tacoma
SYNC 3 infotainment8" touchscreen
8" touchscreenHD radio
Navigation Navigation
Upgraded audio systems Wireless charging
Satellite radioUpgraded audio systems
Additional USB port
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2020 Ford Ranger vs Toyota Tacoma Safety Features

Modern safety features go beyond the number and placement of air bags. Advanced safety technology is widespread in the industry, so the real difference is how the features are packaged together. The 2020 Ford Ranger and Toyota Tacoma offer nearly identical options, though which are standard on the most base trim does vary. Across the range of price points, you'll generally find equivalent features with each trim upgrade. Available on the Ranger are front and rear parking sensors, adaptive cruise control, lane departure warning, lane keep assist, blind spot monitoring, and rear cross traffic alert.

Ford Ranger
Toyota Tacoma
Forward collision warningLane departure warning
Automatic emergency brakingAutomatic high-beams
Rear-view cameraForward collision warning
MyKey (for volume and speed limits)Pedestrian detection
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2020 Ford Ranger vs Toyota Tacoma Interior

The 2020 Ford Ranger has a broader selection of upholstery options, each designed to suit varying needs from quick clean-up to easy care. While the Tacoma features an optional moonroof, the Ranger offers a more practical remote start-a must-have to pre-cool or pre-heat the truck from a distance. This balance between style and practicality tends to be a theme when it comes to comparing these two models' interiors.

2020 Ford Ranger vs Toyota Tacoma Interior
Ford Ranger
Toyota Tacoma
Seats 4-5Seats 4-5
Available premium cloth, vinyl, or leather upholsteryAvailable leather upholstery
Available eight-way powered front seats Available heated front seats
Available heated seats Available 10-way drivers seat
Available dual-zone climate control Available dual-zone climate control
Available remote startAvailable moonroof
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Why Buy From Heritage Ford near Louisville, KY?

Heritage Ford is the premier pickup truck dealership near Louisville, KY. It all starts with the quality and affordability of the Ford brand, from the beloved F-Series lineup to the compact 2020 Ford Ranger. We offer these impressive workhorses with superior customer service, stackable rebates and discounts, and unmatched financing offers. We also specialize in commercial trucks for businesses and independent contractors as well as used pickups for extra savings.

Stop by today to learn more about your next Ford pickup and see why Heritage Ford is consistently rated the top Ford dealer near Louisville, KY.

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