If you’re shopping for a midsize pickup, the ToyotaTacoma and the 2020 Ford Ranger are two of the segment’s most popular options. Of the two, the Tacoma wins out with a stronger lineup of standard features, better off-road options, and industry-leading resale value.
More standard infotainment features
The 2020 Toyota Tacoma is the superior truck when it comes to standard infotainment features. A 7-inch touch screen, Apple CarPlay® and Android Auto™ smartphone integration, and a six-speaker audio system are all included with the base model. To get these features on the 2020 Ford Ranger, you’ll have to pay extra or upgrade to a higher trim.
More standard safety features
To protect both drivers and passengers, the Tacoma is equipped with a generous package of standard safety features. The Toyota Safety Sense™ suite includes a Pre-Collision System, Lane Departure Alert, Automatic High Beams, and Dynamic Radar Cruise Control. Of these four systems, the Ranger only offers Ford’s comparable Pre-Collision Assist technology as standard equipment — while charging more if you want to add the others.
The Tacoma and Ranger both offer strong off-road options, but the Tacoma’s is better. Each truck offers features like an electronic-locking rear differential, tuned off-road shocks, skid plates, and selectable drive modes. However, unlike the Ranger, Tacoma TRD Off-Road and TRD Pro models can also be equipped with a Multi-Terrain View Monitor for better visibility on rough ground. TRD Pro models also offer a desert air intake option for especially dusty and dirty treks.
The Tacoma has a reputation for durability and reliability — and when you buy it, you can do so knowing that your new truck will retain its value for years to come. According to a recent study by Kelley Blue Book, the 2020 Tacoma’s resale value is predicted to be 60.6 percent of its purchase price after five years. In comparison, the 2020 Ranger is predicted to hold just 52.3 percent of its value.
The 2020 Toyota Tacoma outpaces the competition with ease, and you can find out more about this outstanding truck by contacting us here at Hilltop Toyota in Salmon Arm.