Pitting the 2019 Ford Ranger Against the Chevy Colorado and Toyota Tacoma
It’s been seven years and now a Ford Ranger has been introduced to the US consumers. It has a strong resemblance to trucks currently in the market. Ford says, however, that the Ranger is unique because parts are sourced from various providers. But how does it fare against its midsize pickup competitors, the Chevrolet Colorado and Toyota Tacoma?
The Ford Ranger showcases traditional-looking headlights and Ford’s hexagonal grille instead of adopting the F-150’s front end look. The headlights have LED low-beam lamps coupled with an LED accent strip found at the bottom part. The solid steel front bumper is what separates it from its competitors. The Colorado has an almost competitive front end, while the Tacoma looks more aggressive with its angled-in headlights and large grille.
All three trucks showcase a beltline kick-up at the bottom of the back door window when viewed from its sides, which is becoming a common sight in most pickups. The Ranger carries a vent on the front fender which separates it from the other two, but other than that they all look the same from this viewpoint.
Looking at the rear, The Ranger’s taillights are lifted from the F-150 with almost the same LED accents. It is also made of steel just like the front bumper. The Tacoma on the other hand has its name engraved across its tailgate just like the Ranger. Meanwhile, the Colorado has less details than the first two, although its focus is more on function than style.
As far as the interior is concerned, the 2019 Ford Ranger adopts a sleek and modern aesthetic, as is seen in the dash that uses stitched soft-touch materials and glossy trim. It also features an 8.0-inch touchscreen and Ford’s Sync 3 infotainment system. The Tacoma’s cabin is rugged-looking, though some parts look rather dated. The Colorado lags behind again in this department.