2017 Ford Ranger vs Toyota Tacoma: Making A Stand Before Arrival

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Ford has already announced that they will be bringing the Ford Ranger back into the US. The new model will come with an upgraded design and features but since we still have to wait for it to arrive, let’s see how the current Ford Ranger fair against some of the best-selling truck in the US like the Toyota Tacoma.

The 2017 Ford Ranger will be powered by two engine option, a 2.2-liter turbo engine, and a 3.2-liter turbo engine. The 3.2-liter turbo engine will be offering about 147kW and 470Nm of torque and will come mated to a six-speed auto transmission.

Features like the auto climate control, bucket front seats, cruise control, leather steering, reversing camera and more will all come as standard features. The Ford Ranger was also rated five stars by ANCAP for its safety.

The Toyota Tacoma, on the other hand, will come in with a 2.7liter four cylinder engine which will be mated to a five-speed manual transmission or a six-speed auto transmission. There is also a 3.5 liter V6 engine option which will come mated to either a six-speed manual or a six-speed auto transmission.

The Tacoma will return about 18mpg in the city and 23mpg on the highway and will need 7.7 seconds to go from 0-60mph with a top speed of 113mph.

Do you think the Ranger has what it takes to take down the Tacoma?

1 Comment

  1. Graham Baldwin

    March 13, 2017 at 3:30 am

    I hope the Ford Ranger being re-released in USA will mean more accessories available for Australian owners to fit aftermarket products on their Rangers. When I purchase parts from USA for my Ranger it can feel like a shot in the dark until I get them. I am happy with my PK series 2010 XLT but I would love the 3.2 litre 5 cyl. engine.