Compare 1997 Ford Ranger vs 1997 Toyota Tacoma

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Reg Cab 107.9" WB SPLASH
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Ranger Reg Cab 107.9" WB SPLASH 23 27 $13,486 $14,945
Ranger Reg Cab 107.9" WB SPLASH 4WD 17 22 $17,385 $19,375
Ranger Reg Cab 107.9" WB STX 4WD 17 22 $16,308 $18,150
Ranger Reg Cab 107.9" WB XL 23 27 $10,519 $11,070
Ranger Reg Cab 107.9" WB XL 4WD 17 22 $15,391 $16,365
Ranger Reg Cab 107.9" WB XLT 23 27 $11,634 $12,840
Ranger Reg Cab 107.9" WB XLT 4WD 17 22 $16,091 $17,905
Ranger Reg Cab 113.9" WB STX 4WD 17 22 $16,826 $18,740
Ranger Reg Cab 113.9" WB XL 23 27 $10,874 $11,455
Ranger Reg Cab 113.9" WB XL 4WD 17 22 $15,823 $16,835
Ranger Reg Cab 113.9" WB XLT 23 27 $12,101 $13,370
Ranger Reg Cab 113.9" WB XLT 4WD 17 22 $16,611 $18,495
Ranger Supercab 125.4" WB SPLASH 23 27 $14,921 $16,575
Ranger Supercab 125.4" WB SPLASH 4WD 17 22 $18,221 $20,325
Ranger Supercab 125.4" WB STX 4WD 17 22 $17,323 $19,305
Ranger Supercab 125.4" WB XL 23 27 $13,020 $14,415
Ranger Supercab 125.4" WB XL 4WD 17 22 $16,157 $17,980
Ranger Supercab 125.4" WB XLT 23 27 $13,548 $15,015
Ranger Supercab 125.4" WB XLT 4WD 17 22 $17,399 $19,390
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Reg Cab Automatic
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Tacoma Reg Cab Automatic 22 25 $11,878 $12,958
Tacoma Reg Cab Automatic 4WD 18 21 $16,153 $18,028
Tacoma Reg Cab Manual 23 29 $11,217 $12,238
Tacoma Reg Cab Manual 4WD 18 22 $15,348 $17,128
Tacoma Reg Cab V6 Manual 4WD 17 19 $16,368 $18,268
Tacoma XtraCab Automatic 22 25 $13,712 $15,128
Tacoma XtraCab Automatic 4WD 18 21 $17,453 $19,478
Tacoma XtraCab Manual 23 29 $13,058 $14,408
Tacoma XtraCab Manual 4WD 18 22 $16,647 $18,578
Tacoma XtraCab V6 Automatic 18 21 $15,089 $16,648
Tacoma XtraCab V6 Automatic 4WD 16 19 $18,429 $20,568
Tacoma XtraCab V6 Automatic 4WD SR5 16 19 $20,984 $23,418
Tacoma XtraCab V6 Manual 19 23 $14,273 $15,748
Tacoma XtraCab V6 Manual 4WD 17 19 $17,624 $19,668
Tacoma XtraCab V6 Manual 4WD SR5 17 19 $20,177 $22,518
Pricing
Invoice Price
$13,486
$11,878
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$14,945
$12,958
Monthly Payment Estimate
$249 / month
$216 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
Fuel Economy
City
23 mpg 22 mpg
Highway
27 mpg 25 mpg
Interior Dimensions
Front Shoulder Room (in)
54.6 54.1
Front Leg Room (in)
42.4 41.7
Front Hip Room (in)
52.8 54.6
Passenger Capacity
3 3
Front Head Room (in)
39.1 38.2
Exterior Dimensions
Ground Clearance, Rear (in)
6.7 - TBD -
Cab to End of Frame (in)
72.2 - TBD -
Height, Overall (in)
64.3 61.8
Ground to Top of Frame (in)
NA - TBD -
Overhang, Rear w/o bumper (in)
43.0 - TBD -
Wheelbase (in)
107.9 103.3
Ground Clearance, Front (in)
NA - TBD -
Cab to Axle (in)
36.9 - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
69.4 66.5
Ground to Top of Load Floor (in)
26.3 - TBD -
Overhang, Front (in)
32.9 - TBD -
Frame Width, Rear (in)
32.9 - TBD -
Front Bumper to Back of Cab (in)
104.3 - TBD -
Length, Overall w/o rear bumper (in)
184.2 180.5
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Box (Area) Height (in)
16.4 15.9
Cargo Volume (ft³)
37.4 39.7
Cargo Box Width @ Top, Rear (in)
51.9 57.9
Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings (in)
40.4 - TBD -
Tailgate Width (in)
46.5 - TBD -
Cargo Box Length @ Floor (in)
71.8 74.5
Ext'd Cab Cargo Volume (ft³)
NA - TBD -
Cargo Box Width @ Floor (in)
46.4 - TBD -
Brakes
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
10.28 x 1.33 - TBD -
Brake Type
Power Pwr-Assisted
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Brake ABS System (Second Line)
NA NA
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
NA NA
Brake ABS System
Rear Wheel NA
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
9.0 x 1.75 - TBD -
Fuel Tank
Aux Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
NA NA
Aux Fuel Tank Location
NA NA
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
17.0 15.1
Fuel Tank Location
Midship NA
Steering
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
36.50 35.4
Steering Type
Power Rack & Pinion
Steering Ratio (:1), At Lock
NA - TBD -
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
38.80 - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), On Center
18.4 - TBD -
Tires
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Spare
- TBD - - TBD -
Front Tire Capacity (lbs)
1493 - TBD -
Rear Tire Order Code
T73 NA
Spare Tire Capacity (lbs)
- TBD - - TBD -
Front Tire Size
P235/60R15SL P195/75R14
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Rear
797 - TBD -
Spare Tire Size
P235/60R15SL P195/75R14
Front Tire Order Code
T73 NA
Rear Tire Capacity (lbs)
1493 - TBD -
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Front
797 - TBD -
Rear Tire Size
P235/60R15SL P195/75R14
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
300 NA
Fifth Wheel Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
N/A NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
2000 NA
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
2000 NA
Fifth Wheel Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
N/A NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
200 NA
Weight Information
Gross Axle Wt Rating - Rear (lbs)
2250 - TBD -
Curb Weight - Rear (lbs)
1269 1152
Gross Axle Wt Rating - Front (lbs)
2330 - TBD -
Gross Combined Wt Rating (lbs)
4800 6700
Curb Weight - Front (lbs)
1854 1408
Gross Vehicle Weight Rating Cap (lbs)
4220 4244
Wheels
Rear Wheel Material
Chrome Steel
Rear Wheel Size (in)
15.0 x 7.0 14" x - TBD -
Front Wheel Material
Chrome Steel
Spare Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
15.0 x 7.0 14" x - TBD -
Spare Wheel Size (in)
- TBD - 14" x - TBD -
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
6.5 - TBD -
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
540 - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
95 - TBD -
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (2nd)
NA NA
Maximum Alternator Watts
1425 - TBD -
Engine
Displacement
2.3L/140 2.4L/147
Engine Oil Cooler
NA - TBD -
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
112 @ 4800 142 @ 5000
Engine Type
Gas I4 Gas I4
Fuel System
SEFI EFI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
135 @ 2400 160 @ 4000
Engine Order Code
99A NA
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
27 25
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
23 22
Transmission
Trans Type
5 4
Trans PTO Access
NA - TBD -
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.79 NA
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA Electronic
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), High
NA NA
Drivetrain
Rear Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.40 - TBD -
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.20 - TBD -
Trans Order Code
44M NA
Transfer Case Power Take Off
NA - TBD -
Trans Power Take Off
NA - TBD -
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 - TBD -
Trans Description Cont.
Manual w/OD Automatic w/OD,
Transfer Case Model
NA NA
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.72 - TBD -
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), Low
NA NA
Clutch Size (in)
9 NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.50 - TBD -
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
- NA
Summary
Body Style
Reg Cab 6' Regular Cab
Vehicle Name
Ford Ranger Toyota Tacoma
Body Code
107.9" WB 103.3
Suspension
Axle Ratio (:1) - Front
NA NA
Spring Capacity - Rear (lbs)
2250 - TBD -
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
30.5 - TBD -
Axle Type - Rear
Ford Semi-Floating - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
Coil Spring Double-wishbone
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
1.0 - TBD -
Axle Capacity - Rear (lbs)
2750 - TBD -
Spring Capacity - Front (lbs)
2330 - TBD -
Axle Ratio (:1) - Rear
3.73 3.58
Axle Type - Front
Twin-I-Beam - TBD -
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
30.5 - TBD -
Axle Capacity - Front (lbs)
2400 - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear
Multi-Leaf Leaf Spring
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
NA - TBD -
Frame
Frame Type
Ladder Ladder

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