Compare 1998 Ford Ranger vs 1998 Toyota Tacoma

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Reg Cab 112" WB SPLASH
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Ranger Reg Cab 112" WB SPLASH 22 27 $13,599 $15,045
Ranger Reg Cab 112" WB SPLASH 4WD 17 22 $16,961 $18,865
Ranger Reg Cab 112" WB XL 22 27 $10,927 $11,485
Ranger Reg Cab 112" WB XL 4WD 17 22 $14,864 $15,765
Ranger Reg Cab 112" WB XLT 22 27 $12,068 $13,305
Ranger Reg Cab 112" WB XLT 4WD 17 22 $15,668 $17,395
Ranger Reg Cab 118" WB XL 22 27 $11,359 $11,955
Ranger Reg Cab 118" WB XL 4WD 17 22 $15,296 $16,235
Ranger Reg Cab 118" WB XLT 22 27 $12,553 $13,855
Ranger Reg Cab 118" WB XLT 4WD 17 22 $16,187 $17,985
Ranger Supercab 126" WB SPLASH 17 23 $15,034 $16,675
Ranger Supercab 126" WB SPLASH 4WD 17 22 $17,692 $19,695
Ranger Supercab 126" WB XL 22 27 $13,507 $14,940
Ranger Supercab 126" WB XL 4WD 17 22 $15,646 $17,370
Ranger Supercab 126" WB XLT 22 27 $13,951 $15,445
Ranger Supercab 126" WB XLT 4WD 17 22 $16,974 $18,880
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Reg Cab Automatic
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Tacoma Reg Cab Automatic 21 24 $12,154 $13,258
Tacoma Reg Cab Automatic 4WD 18 21 $16,422 $18,328
Tacoma Reg Cab Manual 22 27 $11,493 $12,538
Tacoma Reg Cab Manual 4WD 17 21 $15,616 $17,428
Tacoma XtraCab Automatic 21 24 $13,983 $15,428
Tacoma XtraCab Automatic 4WD 18 21 $17,723 $19,778
Tacoma XtraCab Manual 22 27 $13,330 $14,708
Tacoma XtraCab Manual 4WD 17 21 $16,916 $18,878
Tacoma XtraCab PreRunner Automatic 20 24 $15,657 $17,238
Tacoma XtraCab PreRunner V6 Automatic 19 23 $16,506 $18,168
Tacoma XtraCab V6 Automatic 19 23 $15,361 $16,948
Tacoma XtraCab V6 Automatic 4WD 17 20 $18,699 $20,868
Tacoma XtraCab V6 Automatic 4WD Limited 17 20 $22,336 $24,928
Tacoma XtraCab V6 Manual 19 23 $14,545 $16,048
Tacoma XtraCab V6 Manual 4WD 16 19 $17,892 $19,968
Tacoma XtraCab V6 Manual 4WD Limited 16 19 $21,531 $24,028
Pricing
Invoice Price
$13,599
$12,154
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$15,045
$13,258
Monthly Payment Estimate
$251 / month
$221 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
Fuel Economy
City
22 mpg 21 mpg
Highway
27 mpg 24 mpg
Interior Dimensions
Front Leg Room (in)
42.4 41.7
Front Hip Room (in)
52.7 54.6
Passenger Capacity
3 3
Front Head Room (in)
39.2 38.6
Front Shoulder Room (in)
53.8 54.1
Exterior Dimensions
Wheelbase (in)
111.6 103.3
Ground Clearance, Front (in)
NA 6.7
Cab to Axle (in)
37.5 -TBD-
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
69.4 66.5
Ground to Top of Load Floor (in)
- TBD - -TBD-
Overhang, Front (in)
33.3 32.3
Frame Width, Rear (in)
32.8 -TBD-
Front Bumper to Back of Cab (in)
107.3 -TBD-
Length, Overall w/o rear bumper (in)
187.5 178.7
Ground Clearance, Rear (in)
6.7 6.7
Cab to End of Frame (in)
- TBD - -TBD-
Height, Overall (in)
64.9 61.2
Ground to Top of Frame (in)
NA -TBD-
Overhang, Rear w/o bumper (in)
43.9 43.1
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings (in)
- TBD - 40.9
Tailgate Width (in)
43.9 -TBD-
Cargo Box Length @ Floor (in)
71.7 74.5
Ext'd Cab Cargo Volume (ft³)
NA 15.0
Cargo Box Width @ Floor (in)
- TBD - 57.9
Cargo Box (Area) Height (in)
16.7 15.9
Cargo Volume (ft³)
37.4 39.7
Cargo Box Width @ Top, Rear (in)
- TBD - 57.9
Brakes
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)
9.00 x 1.75 10.0 x - TBD -
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
10.28 x 1.33 9.9 x 0.87
Brake Type
Power Pwr-Assisted
Fuel Tank
Aux Fuel Tank Location
NA NA
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
16.5 15.1
Fuel Tank Location
Midship Midship
Aux Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
NA NA
Steering
Steering Ratio (:1), At Lock
NA -TBD-
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
40.8 37.7
Steering Ratio (:1), On Center
21.8 20.4
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
38.9 35.4
Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion Rack & Pinion
Tires
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
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Spare
797 -TBD-
Front Tire Capacity (lbs)
1493 -TBD-
Rear Tire Order Code
T73 NA
Trailering
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
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
Weight Information
Curb Weight - Rear (lbs)
1293 1105
Gross Axle Wt Rating - Front (lbs)
2250 -TBD-
Gross Combined Wt Rating (lbs)
4800 6700
Curb Weight - Front (lbs)
1853 1495
Gross Vehicle Weight Rating Cap (lbs)
4400 4244
Gross Axle Wt Rating - Rear (lbs)
2350 -TBD-
Wheels
Front Wheel Material
Chrome Steel
Spare Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
NA 14 x 5
Spare Wheel Size (in)
NA 14 x 5
Rear Wheel Material
Chrome Steel
Rear Wheel Size (in)
NA 14 x 5
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
6.5 8.2
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (2nd)
NA NA
Maximum Alternator Watts
1425 1050
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
540 356
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
95 70
Engine
Engine Type
Gas I4 Gas I4
Fuel System
EFI EFI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
146 @ 3000 160 @ 4000
Engine Order Code
99C NA
Displacement
2.5L/153 2.4L/147
Engine Oil Cooler
NA NA
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
119 @ 5000 142 @ 5000
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
22 21
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
27 24
Transmission
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), High
NA NA
Drivetrain
Rear Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.40 2.212
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.20 1.452
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
Trans Order Code
44M NA
Transfer Case Power Take Off
NA -TBD-
Trans Power Take Off
NA -TBD-
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 0.688
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 2.452
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), Low
NA NA
Clutch Size (in)
9 NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.50 1.000
Trans Type
5 4
Trans PTO Access
NA -TBD-
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.79 NA
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Summary
Vehicle Name
Ford Ranger Toyota Tacoma
Body Code
111.5" WB 103.3
Body Style
Reg Cab 6' Regular Cab
Suspension
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
1.06 1.02
Axle Capacity - Rear (lbs)
2750 -TBD-
Spring Capacity - Front (lbs)
2200 -TBD-
Axle Ratio (:1) - Rear
3.45 3.58
Axle Type - Front
Short/Long Arm Hypoid
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
1.19 1.00
Axle Capacity - Front (lbs)
2400 -TBD-
Suspension Type - Rear
Multi-Leaf Leaf Spring
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
NA NA
Axle Ratio (:1) - Front
NA NA
Spring Capacity - Rear (lbs)
2600 -TBD-
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
1.19 0.98
Axle Type - Rear
Ford Semi-Floating Hypoid
Suspension Type - Front
Coil Spring Double-Wishbone
Frame
Frame Type
Ladder Ladder

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