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LARIAT 2WD SuperCab 6' Box
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Ranger LARIAT 2WD SuperCab 6' Box 21 26 $31,594 $32,910
Ranger LARIAT 2WD SuperCrew 5' Box 21 26 $33,682 $35,085
Ranger LARIAT 4WD SuperCab 6' Box 20 24 $35,145 $36,610
Ranger LARIAT 4WD SuperCrew 5' Box 20 24 $37,234 $38,785
Ranger XL 2WD SuperCab 6' Box 21 26 $24,075 $24,820
Ranger XL 2WD SuperCab Pickup Box Delete 19 18 $24,075 $24,820
Ranger XL 2WD SuperCrew 5' Box 21 26 $26,403 $27,220
Ranger XL 4WD SuperCab 6' Box 20 24 $27,815 $28,675
Ranger XL 4WD SuperCrew 5' Box 20 24 $30,143 $31,075
Ranger XLT 2WD SuperCab 6' Box 21 26 $27,715 $28,870
Ranger XLT 2WD SuperCrew 5' Box 21 26 $29,804 $31,045
Ranger XLT 4WD SuperCab 6' Box 20 24 $31,267 $32,570
Ranger XLT 4WD SuperCrew 5' Box 20 24 $33,355 $34,745
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80th Anniversary 4x4
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Gladiator 80th Anniversary 4x4 17 22 $33,427 $34,040
Gladiator California Edition 4x4 16 23 $33,427 $34,040
Gladiator Freedom 4x4 16 23 $33,427 $34,040
Gladiator High Altitude 4x4 17 22 $39,118 $40,890
Gladiator Mojave 4x4 16 23 $42,308 $44,320
Gladiator Overland 4x4 16 23 $39,118 $40,890
Gladiator Rubicon 4x4 16 23 $42,308 $44,320
Gladiator Sport 4x4 16 23 $33,427 $34,040
Gladiator Sport S 4x4 16 23 $33,427 $34,040
Gladiator Texas Trail 4x4 16 23 $33,427 $34,040
Gladiator Willys 4x4 16 23 $33,427 $34,040
Gladiator Willys Sport 4x4 16 23 $33,427 $34,040
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Limited Double Cab 5' Bed V6 AT
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Tacoma 2WD Limited Double Cab 5' Bed V6 AT 19 24 $36,273 $39,155
Tacoma 2WD SR Access Cab 6' Bed I4 AT 20 23 $24,750 $26,400
Tacoma 2WD SR Access Cab 6' Bed V6 AT 19 24 $26,869 $28,660
Tacoma 2WD SR Double Cab 5' Bed I4 AT 20 23 $25,225 $27,230
Tacoma 2WD SR5 Access Cab 6' Bed I4 AT 20 23 $26,428 $28,190
Tacoma 2WD SR5 Access Cab 6' Bed V6 AT 19 24 $29,376 $31,335
Tacoma 2WD SR5 Double Cab 5' Bed I4 AT 20 23 $26,938 $29,080
Tacoma 2WD SR5 Double Cab 5' Bed V6 AT 19 24 $30,089 $32,480
Tacoma 2WD SR5 Double Cab 6' Bed V6 AT 19 24 $30,554 $32,980
Tacoma 2WD TRD Off Road Double Cab 5' Bed V6 AT 19 24 $32,019 $34,565
Tacoma 2WD TRD Sport Access Cab 6' Bed V6 AT 19 24 $31,228 $33,310
Tacoma 2WD TRD Sport Double Cab 5' Bed V6 AT 19 24 $32,020 $34,565
Tacoma 2WD TRD Sport Double Cab 6' Bed V6 AT 19 24 $32,484 $35,065
Tacoma 4WD Limited Double Cab 5' Bed V6 AT N/A N/A $39,121 $42,230
Tacoma 4WD Limited Double Cab 6' Bed V6 AT 18 22 $39,586 $42,730
Tacoma 4WD SR Access Cab 6' Bed I4 AT N/A N/A $27,633 $29,475
Tacoma 4WD SR Access Cab 6' Bed V6 AT N/A N/A $30,119 $32,125
Tacoma 4WD SR Double Cab 5' Bed V6 AT 18 22 $30,261 $32,665
Tacoma 4WD SR5 Access Cab 6' Bed I4 AT N/A N/A $29,310 $31,265
Tacoma 4WD SR5 Access Cab 6' Bed V6 AT N/A N/A $32,508 $34,675
Tacoma 4WD SR5 Double Cab 5' Bed V6 AT N/A N/A $32,938 $35,555
Tacoma 4WD SR5 Double Cab 6' Bed V6 AT N/A N/A $33,402 $36,055
Tacoma 4WD TRD Off Road Access Cab 6' Bed V6 AT 18 22 $34,307 $36,595
Tacoma 4WD TRD Off Road Double Cab 5' Bed V6 AT N/A N/A $34,767 $37,530
Tacoma 4WD TRD Off Road Double Cab 5' Bed V6 MT 17 20 $33,072 $35,700
Tacoma 4WD TRD Off Road Double Cab 6' Bed V6 AT 18 22 $35,333 $38,140
Tacoma 4WD TRD Pro Double Cab 5' Bed V6 AT 18 22 $43,569 $47,030
Tacoma 4WD TRD Pro Double Cab 5' Bed V6 MT 17 20 $41,064 $44,325
Tacoma 4WD TRD Sport Access Cab 6' Bed V6 AT N/A N/A $34,308 $36,595
Tacoma 4WD TRD Sport Access Cab 6' Bed V6 MT 17 21 $32,892 $35,085
Tacoma 4WD TRD Sport Double Cab 5' Bed V6 AT N/A N/A $34,768 $37,530
Tacoma 4WD TRD Sport Double Cab 5' Bed V6 MT 17 20 $33,072 $35,700
Tacoma 4WD TRD Sport Double Cab 6' Bed V6 AT N/A N/A $35,333 $38,140
Pricing
Invoice Price
$31,594
$33,427
$36,273
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$32,910
$34,040
$39,155
Monthly Payment Estimate
$549 / month
$567 / month
$653 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
5.2
4.8
5.0
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2021 Ford Ranger ventures further off the pavement this year with oversized off-road packages for the mid-size truck. The 2021 Jeep Gladiator, for better or worse, is a Wrangler with a bed. Nothing else will satisfy those who seek exactly that, but competitors are more comfortable and more affordable. The 2021 Toyota Tacoma wears its age like a badge of honor.
TCC Likes
TCC Dislikes
Fuel Economy
City
21 mpg 17 mpg 19 mpg
Highway
26 mpg 22 mpg 24 mpg
Interior Dimensions
Second Head Room (in)
35.9 42.8 38.3
Second Shoulder Room (in)
55.2 55.7 58.9
Front Leg Room (in)
43.1 41.2 42.9
Front Hip Room (in)
55.8 53.9 57.2
Passenger Capacity
4 5 5
Second Leg Room (in)
30.4 38.3 32.6
Front Head Room (in)
41 42.8 39.7
Second Hip Room (in)
55.3 55.9 56.3
Front Shoulder Room (in)
56.6 55.7 58.3
Exterior Dimensions
Height, Overall (in)
70.7 75 70.6
Ground to Top of Load Floor (in)
33.1 33.3 -
Wheelbase (in)
126.8 137.3 127.4
Ground Clearance, Rear (in)
8.4 10 -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
77.8 73.8 75.2
Overhang, Front (in)
35.8 29.7 -
Ground Clearance, Front (in)
8.4 10 -
Length, Overall (in)
210.8 218 212.3
Overhang, Rear w/o bumper (in)
- 51 -
Cargo Area Dimensions
Tailgate Width (in)
55.4 50 -
Cargo Box Length @ Floor (in)
72 60.3 60.5
Cargo Box Width @ Floor (in)
61.4 56.8 56.7
Cargo Box (Area) Height (in)
20.8 33.9 19.1
Cargo Volume (ft³)
51.8 35.5 -
Cargo Box Width @ Top, Rear (in)
61.4 56.8 56.7
Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings (in)
44.8 44.8 41.5
Brakes
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes -
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
12.1 13.6 10
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA 10
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
12.2 12.9 10.8
Brake Type
4-Wheel Disc 4-Wheel Disc Front Disc/Rear Drum
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA Yes
Brake ABS System (Second Line)
4-Wheel 4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
18 22 21.1
Steering
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
42 44.5 40.6
Steering Type
Rack-Pinion Re-Circulating Ball Rack-Pinion
Tires
Spare Tire Size
Full-Size Full-Size Full-Size
Front Tire Order Code
NA TDB NA
Rear Tire Capacity (lbs)
3240 - -
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P265/60SR18 P255/70SR18 P265/60SR18
Front Tire Capacity (lbs)
3240 - -
Rear Tire Order Code
NA TDB NA
Front Tire Size
P265/60SR18 P255/70SR18 P265/60SR18
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
350 450 500
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
350 450 670
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
3500 4500 5000
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
3500 4500 6700
Maximum Trailering Capacity (lbs)
3500 4500 6700
Weight Information
Gross Axle Wt Rating - Front (lbs)
2885 3100 -
Curb Weight - Front (lbs)
2368 2486 -
Gross Vehicle Weight Rating Cap (lbs)
6050 5800 5600
Gross Axle Wt Rating - Rear (lbs)
3500 3750 -
Gross Combined Wt Rating (lbs)
8650 9650 11360
Curb Weight - Rear (lbs)
1777 2205 -
Wheels
Spare Wheel Size (in)
Full-Size Full-Size Full-Size
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
18 X 8 18 X 7.5 18 X 7.5
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
Steel Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
18 X 8 18 X 7.5 18 X 7.5
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
150 220 130
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
800 650 -
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (2nd)
800 650 -
Engine
Engine Type
Intercooled Turbo Regular Unleaded I-4 Regular Unleaded V-6 Regular Unleaded V-6
Fuel System
Gasoline Direct Injection Sequential MPI Port/Direct Injection
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
310 @ 3000 260 @ 4400 265 @ 4600
Engine Order Code
99H ERC NA
Displacement
2.3 L/140 3.6 L/220 3.5 L/211
Engine Oil Cooler
None Regular Duty Regular Duty
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
270 @ 5500 285 @ 6400 278 @ 6000
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
23 19 21
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
26 22 24
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
21 17 19
Transmission
Transfer Case Model
None Manual None
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.77 1.67 1.00
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic w/OD Automatic w/OD Automatic w/OD
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 0.84 -
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.27 1.00 0.58
First Gear Ratio (:1)
4.70 4.71 3.60
Trans PTO Access
No No No
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
2.15 2.11 1.49
Trans Type
10 8 6
Transfer Case Power Take Off
No No No
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.52 1.28 0.69
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA NA
Eighth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.85 0.67 -
Drivetrain
Rear Wheel Drive Four Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1)
4.87 3.29 3.73
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.98 3.14 2.09
Trans Order Code
44U DFT NA
Summary
Vehicle Name
Ford Ranger Jeep Gladiator Toyota Tacoma 2WD
Body Code
T T T
Body Style
SuperCab Crew Cab Double Cab
Suspension
Axle Ratio (:1) - Front
3.73 3.73 3.91
Spring Capacity - Rear (lbs)
3500 - -
Axle Type - Rear
Rigid Axle Rigid Axle Rigid Axle
Suspension Type - Front
Short And Long Arm Leading Link Double Wishbone
Axle Capacity - Rear (lbs)
3500 - -
Spring Capacity - Front (lbs)
2885 - -
Axle Ratio (:1) - Rear
3.73 3.73 3.91
Axle Type - Front
Independent Non-Independent Independent
Axle Capacity - Front (lbs)
2885 - -
Suspension Type - Rear
Leaf Trailing Arm Leaf
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
7.7 9.4 8.5
Crash Test Ratings
Overall Rating
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Overall Frontal Barrier Crash Rating
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Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Driver
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Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Passenger
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Overall Side Crash Rating
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Side Barrier Rating
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Side Barrier Rating Driver
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Side Barrier Rating Passenger Rear Seat
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Side Pole Rating Driver Front Seat
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Combined Side Rating Front Seat
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Combined Side Rating Rear Seat
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Rollover Rating
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