The Toyota Tacoma is the 800-pound gorilla of mid-size pickup trucks, and it’s not always easy to see why.
It’s cramped inside and has a bouncy ride.
Until the Ranger came along, the Chevy Colorado and GMC Canyon were our default mid-size pickup truck choices.
The GM twins offer three engine choices to the Ranger’s one and they come standard with better infotainment software, but the Ford is more refined, comfortable, and packs automatic emergency braking.
You won’t find many whizz-bang features on the Nissan Frontier, but this dinosaur among mid-size pickup trucks is still a good value.
Many shoppers won’t mind that the crossover-like Honda Ridgeline isn’t as capable as its body-on-frame competitors.
It’s more comfortable and has a more spacious interior.
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|2019 Chevrolet Colorado|
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|19 MPG City / 26 MPG Hwy||16 MPG City / 26 MPG Hwy||17 MPG City / 26 MPG Hwy||18 MPG City / 26 MPG Hwy||15 MPG City / 23 MPG Hwy|
|Intercooled Turbo Regular Unleaded I-4||Gas I4||Gas I4||Regular Unleaded V-6||Regular Unleaded I-4||N/A|
|XL 2WD SuperCab Pickup Box Delete||2WD Ext Cab 128.3" Base||2WD Ext Cab 128.3" SL||RT 2WD||King Cab 4x2 S Manual||N/A|
|Rear Wheel Drive||Rear Wheel Drive||Rear Wheel Drive||Front Wheel Drive||Rear Wheel Drive||N/A|
|SuperCab||Extended Cab Pickup||Extended Cab Pickup||Crew Cab||King Cab||N/A|
|Automatic w/OD||Automatic||Automatic||Automatic w/OD||Manual w/OD||N/A|
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