Pickup trucks provide the adaptable capability to support a variety of personal and professional projects. From towing your camping trailer to moving across town or hauling equipment during the week, both the 2020 Ford Ranger and the Toyota Tacoma offer a variety of convenient amenities along with impressive performance features to get the job done in one trip.

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The team at our West Chester Ford dealership created this comparison of the 2020 Ford Ranger and the 2020 Toyota Tacoma to help West Chester, Glen Mills, and Malvern, PA, area drivers make their final truck decision. Reach out to a representative with any questions you may have!

2020 Ford Ranger

2020 Toyota Tacoma

EPA-Estimated MPG

21 city/26 highway

18 city/22 highway

Maximum Towing Capacity

7,500 pounds

6,800 pounds

Maximum Payload

1,860 pounds

1,155 pounds

Premium Audio System

10 speakers

6 speakers

Ambient Lighting


Not available

Efficiency & MPG: Toyota Tacoma vs Ford Ranger

As shown in the table above, the Ford Ranger achieves an EPA-estimated 21 city/26 highway MPG, while the Toyota Tacoma falls short with an EPA-estimated 18 city/22 highway MPG.

Under the hood of the 2020 Ford Ranger lives a 2.3L EcoBoost® Engine with Auto Start Stop Technology, which enables it to deliver such an impressive fuel economy rating. If additional stop-free miles matter to you, the Ford Ranger may be the better option for you.

Towing Capacity: Ford Ranger vs Toyota Tacoma

The 2020 Toyota Tacoma maxes out at 6,800 pounds of towing capacity. Drivers interested in being able to haul a good bit more will appreciate the 7,500 pounds of maximum towing capacity and 1,860 pounds of maximum payload afforded by the Ford Ranger.

Furthermore, the Toyota Tacoma also only offers a maximum payload of 1,135 pounds. If you plan to tow or load up the bed with heavy-duty equipment or recreational gear, the 2020 Ford Ranger will certainly oblige.

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Premium Sound Systems: Toyota Tacoma vs Ford Ranger

In addition to an impressive towing and payload capacity, it's also important for the cabin of your pickup to provide a comfortable space to unwind. The Ford Ranger offers a B&O™ Sound System, including 10 speakers, 675 watts of amplification, and a speed adaptive volume control.

Over in the 2020 Toyota Tacoma, the largest available premium audio system consists of just six speakers. If you love to lose yourself to dance while waiting at a traffic light, the four extra speakers in the Ford Ranger will certainly help you immerse yourself in your favorite playlist.

Exclusive Upgrades: Ford Ranger vs Toyota Tacoma

Drivers can also pair the available premium audio system in the Ford Ranger with ambient lighting for an even greater full-body experience. Match the different hues to your mood or your personal soundtrack for a sensory enhancing joyride.

In comparison, the Toyota Tacoma does not offer an ambient lighting upgrade option. Car shoppers interested in the added aesthetic appeal of unique interior lighting will find this fun-filled upgrade available in the 2020 Ford Ranger.

Which Pickup Will You Pick Up? Toyota Tacoma or Ford Ranger?

When it comes to capacity, performance, and special upgrades, it's clear the Ford Ranger outdoes the Toyota Tacoma. Car shoppers looking for a more efficient truck with greater capability, along with options like ambient lighting and a larger premium audio system will find all that and more in the 2020 Ford Ranger.

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West Chester, Glen Mills, and Malvern, Pennsylvania, drivers, curious to learn more about the Ford Ranger, can connect with a representative at Fred Beans Ford of West Chester. Give us a call or schedule an appointment to take the wheel of the 2020 Ford Ranger today!

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