Compare 2008 Toyota Tacoma vs 2008 Ford Ranger

2008 Toyota Tacoma
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2WD Access I4 AT
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Tacoma 2WD Access I4 AT 19 25 $17,083 $18,620
Tacoma 2WD Access I4 MT 20 25 $16,257 $17,720
Tacoma 2WD Access I4 MT PreRunner 20 25 $16,953 $18,480
Tacoma 2WD Access V6 AT PreRunner 16 20 $19,097 $20,815
Tacoma 2WD Access V6 MT PreRunner 15 19 $18,289 $19,935
Tacoma 2WD Access V6 MT X-Runner 15 19 $22,059 $24,045
Tacoma 2WD Dbl LB V6 AT PreRunner 16 20 $20,882 $23,040
Tacoma 2WD Dbl V6 AT PreRunner 16 20 $20,429 $22,540
Tacoma 2WD Reg I4 AT 19 25 $14,067 $15,180
Tacoma 2WD Reg I4 MT 20 25 $13,233 $14,280
Tacoma 2WD Reg I4 MT PreRunner 20 25 $14,040 $15,150
Tacoma 4WD Access I4 MT 17 22 $19,776 $21,555
Tacoma 4WD Access V6 AT 16 20 $22,008 $23,990
Tacoma 4WD Access V6 MT 15 18 $21,203 $23,110
Tacoma 4WD Dbl LB V6 AT 16 20 $23,670 $26,115
Tacoma 4WD Dbl V6 AT 16 20 $23,217 $25,615
Tacoma 4WD Dbl V6 MT 15 18 $22,418 $24,735
Tacoma 4WD Reg I4 MT 17 22 $16,890 $18,225
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2WD 2-Door SuperCab 126" Sport
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Ranger 2WD 2-Door SuperCab 126" Sport 16 22 $17,190 $18,450
Ranger 2WD 2-Door SuperCab 126" XL 21 26 $15,107 $15,985
Ranger 2WD 2-Door SuperCab 126" XLT 21 26 $16,466 $17,655
Ranger 2WD 4-Door SuperCab 126" Sport 16 22 $18,346 $19,720
Ranger 2WD 4-Door SuperCab 126" XLT 16 22 $17,804 $19,125
Ranger 2WD Reg Cab 112" Sport 16 22 $15,669 $16,780
Ranger 2WD Reg Cab 112" XL 21 26 $13,731 $14,490
Ranger 2WD Reg Cab 112" XLT 21 26 $15,178 $16,240
Ranger 2WD Reg Cab 118" XL 21 26 $14,913 $15,775
Ranger 2WD Reg Cab 118" XLT 21 26 $16,211 $17,375
Ranger 4WD 2-Door SuperCab 126" FX4 Off-Rd 15 19 $21,402 $23,080
Ranger 4WD 2-Door SuperCab 126" Sport 15 19 $19,992 $21,530
Ranger 4WD 2-Door SuperCab 126" XL 15 19 $18,712 $19,905
Ranger 4WD 2-Door SuperCab 126" XLT 15 19 $19,400 $20,880
Ranger 4WD 4-Door SuperCab 126" FX4 Off-Rd 15 19 $22,559 $24,350
Ranger 4WD 4-Door SuperCab 126" Sport 15 19 $21,148 $22,800
Ranger 4WD 4-Door SuperCab 126" XLT 15 19 $20,557 $22,150
Ranger 4WD Reg Cab 112" Sport 15 20 $18,892 $20,320
Ranger 4WD Reg Cab 112" XL 15 20 $17,309 $18,380
Ranger 4WD Reg Cab 112" XLT 15 20 $18,482 $19,870
Ranger 4WD Reg Cab 118" XL 15 20 $18,336 $19,495
Ranger 4WD Reg Cab 118" XLT 15 20 $19,514 $21,005
Pricing
Invoice Price
$17,083
$17,190
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$18,620
$18,450
Monthly Payment Estimate
$310 / month
$308 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
7.4
6.4
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2008 Toyota Tacoma covers the basics, at a price that’s lower than full-size trucks. The 2008 Ford Ranger’s best, highest use is as an inexpensive work truck or off-road play toy. Anything else exposes the flaws in its seating, its fuel economy, its available features and in its performance.
TCC Likes
TCC Dislikes
Fuel Economy
City
19 mpg 16 mpg
Highway
25 mpg 22 mpg
Interior Dimensions
Second Shoulder Room (in)
57.7 NA
Front Leg Room (in)
41.7 42.4
Front Hip Room (in)
53.6 52.7
Second Leg Room (in)
28.2 NA
Passenger Capacity
4 3
Front Head Room (in)
39.9 39.2
Second Hip Room (in)
53.6 NA
Front Shoulder Room (in)
57.7 54.5
Second Head Room (in)
35.2 NA
Exterior Dimensions
Ground Clearance, Rear (in)
- TBD - 8.0
Cab to End of Frame (in)
- TBD - 72.9
Height, Overall (in)
65.7 66.3
Ground to Top of Frame (in)
- TBD - NA
Overhang, Rear w/o bumper (in)
- TBD - 44.0
Wheelbase (in)
127.2 125.7
Ground Clearance, Front (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Cab to Axle (in)
- TBD - 38.1
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
72.2 69.4
Ground to Top of Load Floor (in)
- TBD - 29.5
Overhang, Front (in)
- TBD - 34.0
Frame Width, Rear (in)
- TBD - 32.8
Front Bumper to Back of Cab (in)
- TBD - 121.6
Length, Overall w/o rear bumper (in)
208.1 203.6
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Box (Area) Height (in)
18.0 16.5
Cargo Volume (ft³)
- TBD - 37.4
Cargo Box Width @ Top, Rear (in)
- TBD - 54.4
Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings (in)
41.5 40.5
Tailgate Width (in)
52.9 52.0
Cargo Box Length @ Floor (in)
73.5 72.7
Ext'd Cab Cargo Volume (ft³)
- TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Box Width @ Floor (in)
56.7 54.4
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
4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
10 x - TBD - 10.00 x 2.50
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
10.8 x - TBD - 11.28 x 0.39
Brake Type
Pwr-Assisted Pwr
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
21.0 19.5
Fuel Tank Location
Midship Midship
Aux Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
NA NA
Aux Fuel Tank Location
NA NA
Steering
Steering Ratio (:1), At Lock
- TBD - NA
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - 44.6
Steering Ratio (:1), On Center
17.4 19.2
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
42.0 42.7
Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Tires
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Rear
- TBD - 717
Spare Tire Size
Full-size Compact
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Capacity (lbs)
- TBD - 1843
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Front
- TBD - 717
Rear Tire Size
P215/70R15 P235/75R15
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Spare
- TBD - - TBD -
Front Tire Capacity (lbs)
- TBD - 1843
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Spare Tire Capacity (lbs)
- TBD - 1984
Front Tire Size
P215/70R15 P235/75R15
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA 2280
Fifth Wheel Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
350 200
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA 228
Fifth Wheel Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
3500 2000
Weight Information
Gross Axle Wt Rating - Front (lbs)
2380 2510
Gross Combined Wt Rating (lbs)
7500 6000
Curb Weight - Front (lbs)
1955 2056
Gross Vehicle Weight Rating Cap (lbs)
4850 4860
Gross Axle Wt Rating - Rear (lbs)
2685 2600
Curb Weight - Rear (lbs)
1555 1487
Wheels
Front Wheel Material
Steel Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
15 x - TBD - 15 x 7
Spare Wheel Size (in)
15 x - TBD - Compact
Rear Wheel Material
Steel Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
15 x - TBD - 15 x 7
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
9.1 7.2
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (2nd)
NA NA
Maximum Alternator Watts
- TBD - 1650
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - 540
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
- TBD - 115
Engine
Engine Type
Gas I4 Gas V6
Fuel System
EFI SMPI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
180 @ 3800 180 @ 3950
Engine Order Code
NA 99U
Displacement
2.7L/164 3.0L/182
Engine Oil Cooler
NA NA
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
159 @ 5200 148 @ 4900
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
19 16
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
25 22
Transmission
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
1.53 2.20
Trans Order Code
NA 44R
Transfer Case Power Take Off
- TBD - NA
Trans Power Take Off
- TBD - NA
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.71 1.00
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic w/OD Manual
Transfer Case Model
NA NA
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1)
2.80 3.72
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), Low
NA NA
Clutch Size (in)
NA 9.0
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 1.50
Trans Type
4 5
Trans PTO Access
- TBD - NA
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA 0.79
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), High
NA NA
Drivetrain
Rear Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1)
2.39 3.40
Summary
Vehicle Name
Toyota Tacoma Ford Ranger
Body Code
- TBD - 125.7" WB
Body Style
Access Cab Supercab 6' Styleside
Suspension
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
1.18 - TBD -
Axle Capacity - Rear (lbs)
- TBD - 2750
Spring Capacity - Front (lbs)
- TBD - 2510
Axle Ratio (:1) - Rear
- TBD - 4.10
Axle Type - Front
- TBD - Independent SLA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - 30
Axle Capacity - Front (lbs)
- TBD - 2850
Suspension Type - Rear
Leaf Spring 2-Stage Multi-Leaf
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
NA NA
Axle Ratio (:1) - Front
- TBD - NA
Spring Capacity - Rear (lbs)
- TBD - 2600
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - 30
Axle Type - Rear
- TBD - Ford Semi-Floating
Suspension Type - Front
Double-Wishbone SLA w/Torsion Bar
Frame
Frame Type
Ladder Ladder

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