Compare 1997 Toyota Tacoma vs 1997 Ford Ranger

1997 Toyota Tacoma
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Reg Cab Manual
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Reg Cab Manual 23 29 $11,217 $12,238
Reg Cab Automatic 22 25 $11,878 $12,958
XtraCab Manual 23 29 $13,058 $14,408
XtraCab Automatic 22 25 $13,712 $15,128
XtraCab V6 Manual 19 23 $14,273 $15,748
XtraCab V6 Automatic 18 21 $15,089 $16,648
Reg Cab Manual 4WD 18 22 $15,348 $17,128
Reg Cab Automatic 4WD 18 21 $16,153 $18,028
Reg Cab V6 Manual 4WD 17 19 $16,368 $18,268
XtraCab Manual 4WD 18 22 $16,647 $18,578
XtraCab Automatic 4WD 18 21 $17,453 $19,478
XtraCab V6 Manual 4WD 17 19 $17,624 $19,668
XtraCab V6 Automatic 4WD 16 19 $18,429 $20,568
XtraCab V6 Manual 4WD SR5 17 19 $20,177 $22,518
XtraCab V6 Automatic 4WD SR5 16 19 $20,984 $23,418
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Reg Cab 107.9" WB XL XLT
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Reg Cab 107.9" WB XL XLT 23 27 $10,519 $11,070
Reg Cab 113.9" WB XL XLT 23 27 $10,874 $11,455
Reg Cab 107.9" WB XLT XLT 23 27 $11,634 $12,840
Reg Cab 113.9" WB XLT XLT 23 27 $12,101 $13,370
Supercab 125.4" WB XL XL 23 27 $13,020 $14,415
Reg Cab 107.9" WB SPLASH SPLASH 23 27 $13,486 $14,945
Supercab 125.4" WB XLT XLT 23 27 $13,548 $15,015
Reg Cab 107.9" WB XL 4WD XLT 17 22 $15,391 $16,365
Supercab 125.4" WB SPLASH SPLASH 23 27 $14,921 $16,575
Reg Cab 113.9" WB XL 4WD XLT 17 22 $15,823 $16,835
Reg Cab 107.9" WB XLT 4WD XLT 17 22 $16,091 $17,905
Supercab 125.4" WB XL 4WD XL 17 22 $16,157 $17,980
Reg Cab 107.9" WB STX 4WD STX 17 22 $16,308 $18,150
Reg Cab 113.9" WB XLT 4WD XLT 17 22 $16,611 $18,495
Reg Cab 113.9" WB STX 4WD STX 17 22 $16,826 $18,740
Supercab 125.4" WB STX 4WD STX 17 22 $17,323 $19,305
Reg Cab 107.9" WB SPLASH 4WD SPLASH 17 22 $17,385 $19,375
Supercab 125.4" WB XLT 4WD XLT 17 22 $17,399 $19,390
Supercab 125.4" WB SPLASH 4WD SPLASH 17 22 $18,221 $20,325
Pricing
Invoice Price
$11,217
$10,519
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$12,238
$11,070
Monthly Payment Estimate
$204 / month
$185 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
Fuel Economy
City
23 mpg 23 mpg
Highway
29 mpg 27 mpg
Interior Dimensions
Front Leg Room (in)
41.7 42.4
Front Hip Room (in)
54.6 52.8
Front Head Room (in)
38.2 39.1
Passenger Capacity
3 3
Front Shoulder Room (in)
54.1 54.6
Exterior Dimensions
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
66.5 69.4
Ground to Top of Load Floor (in)
- TBD - 26.7
Overhang, Front (in)
- TBD - 32.9
Frame Width, Rear (in)
- TBD - 32.9
Front Bumper to Back of Cab (in)
- TBD - 104.3
Length, Overall w/o rear bumper (in)
180.5 184.2
Ground Clearance, Rear (in)
- TBD - 6.2
Cab to End of Frame (in)
- TBD - 72.2
Height, Overall (in)
61.8 63.9
Ground to Top of Frame (in)
- TBD - NA
Overhang, Rear w/o bumper (in)
- TBD - 43.0
Wheelbase (in)
103.3 107.9
Ground Clearance, Front (in)
- TBD - NA
Cab to Axle (in)
- TBD - 36.9
Cargo Area Dimensions
Tailgate Width (in)
- TBD - 54.4
Cargo Box Length @ Floor (in)
74.5 71.8
Ext'd Cab Cargo Volume (ft³)
- TBD - NA
Cargo Box Width @ Floor (in)
- TBD - 54.4
Cargo Box (Area) Height (in)
15.9 16.4
Cargo Volume (ft³)
39.7 37.4
Cargo Box Width @ Top, Rear (in)
57.9 51.9
Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings (in)
- TBD - 40.4
Brakes
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
NA NA
Brake ABS System
NA Rear Wheel
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
- TBD - 9.0 x 1.75
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
- TBD - 10.28 x 1.33
Brake Type
Pwr-Assisted Power
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Brake ABS System (Second Line)
NA NA
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
15.1 17.0
Fuel Tank Location
NA Midship
Aux Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
NA NA
Aux Fuel Tank Location
NA NA
Steering
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - 38.80
Steering Ratio (:1), On Center
- TBD - 27.2
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
35.4 36.50
Steering Type
Rack & Pinion Manual
Steering Ratio (:1), At Lock
- TBD - NA
Tires
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Rear
- TBD - 834
Spare Tire Size
P195/75R14 T135/80D15
Front Tire Order Code
NA T83
Rear Tire Capacity (lbs)
- TBD - 1192
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Front
- TBD - 834
Rear Tire Size
P195/75R14 P195/70R14SL
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Spare
- TBD - - TBD -
Front Tire Capacity (lbs)
- TBD - 1192
Rear Tire Order Code
NA T83
Spare Tire Capacity (lbs)
- TBD - - TBD -
Front Tire Size
P195/75R14 P195/70R14SL
Trailering
Fifth Wheel Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA N/A
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA 200
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA 300
Fifth Wheel Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA N/A
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA 2000
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA 2000
Weight Information
Gross Axle Wt Rating - Front (lbs)
- TBD - 2050
Gross Combined Wt Rating (lbs)
6700 4800
Curb Weight - Front (lbs)
1408 1772
Gross Vehicle Weight Rating Cap (lbs)
4244 4220
Gross Axle Wt Rating - Rear (lbs)
- TBD - 2384
Curb Weight - Rear (lbs)
1152 1191
Wheels
Spare Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
14" x - TBD - 14.0 x 5.5
Spare Wheel Size (in)
14" x - TBD - - TBD -
Rear Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Rear Wheel Size (in)
14" x - TBD - 14.0 x 5.5
Front Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
- TBD - 6.5
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (2nd)
NA NA
Maximum Alternator Watts
- TBD - 1425
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - 540
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
- TBD - 95
Engine
Fuel System
EFI SEFI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
160 @ 4000 135 @ 2400
Engine Order Code
NA 99A
Displacement
2.4L/147 2.3L/140
Engine Oil Cooler
- TBD - NA
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
142 @ 5000 112 @ 4800
Engine Type
Gas I4 Gas I4
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
23 23
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
29 27
Transmission
Transfer Case Power Take Off
- TBD - NA
Trans Power Take Off
- TBD - NA
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
- TBD - 1.00
Trans Description Cont.
Manual w/OD Manual w/OD
Transfer Case Model
NA NA
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1)
- TBD - 3.72
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), Low
NA NA
Clutch Size (in)
- TBD - 9
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
- TBD - 1.50
Trans Type
5 5
Trans PTO Access
- TBD - NA
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
- TBD - 0.79
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), High
NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
- TBD - 3.40
Drivetrain
Rear Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
- TBD - 2.20
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
NA -
Trans Order Code
NA 44M
Summary
Vehicle Name
Toyota Tacoma Ford Ranger
Body Code
103.3 107.9" WB
Body Style
Regular Cab Reg Cab 6'
Suspension
Axle Ratio (:1) - Rear
3.42 3.45
Axle Type - Front
- TBD - Twin-I-Beam
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - 25.4
Axle Capacity - Front (lbs)
- TBD - 2400
Suspension Type - Rear
Leaf Spring Multi-Leaf
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
- TBD - NA
Axle Ratio (:1) - Front
NA NA
Spring Capacity - Rear (lbs)
- TBD - 2550
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - 25.4
Axle Type - Rear
- TBD - Ford Semi-Floating
Suspension Type - Front
Double-wishbone Coil Spring
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
- TBD - NA
Axle Capacity - Rear (lbs)
- TBD - 2750
Spring Capacity - Front (lbs)
- TBD - 2050
Frame
Frame Type
Ladder Ladder

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