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2020 Ford Ranger vs. Its Competition

2020 Ford Ranger FX2
Aaron Cole Aaron Cole Managing Editor

The 2020 Ranger most often competes with the related Chevy Colorado/GMC Canyon duo.

The GM trucks offer an optional turbodiesel that’s barely more efficient and a stout V-6 with good pull off the line.

The Honda Ridgeline is the practical pick, it’s all the pickup we need and more but it lacks character.

The Tacoma has the character to spare—and then some more—but it falls down in the details and it’s pricey.

The Nissan Frontier is the cheapest of the bunch, and it feels like it.

It’s good when any pickup will do.

The F-150 may challenge the Ranger in some trim configurations, especially when incentives are concerned.

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Quick Specs
5.0
The 2020 Ford Ranger mid-size pickup is a willing companion to weekend adventures. It’s our worst best friend.
5.0
The 2020 Chevrolet Colorado checks many of the mid-size pickup truck boxes, but leaves safety by the side of the road.
6.2
The 2020 Ford F-150 is a best-selling vehicle for good reason: it’s comfortable, quiet, and capable. Millions of owners aren’t wrong.
7.0
The 2020 Honda Ridgeline pick-ups differently; it’s a truck that’s more comfortable and practical than tougher-duty rivals.
3.8
A new V-6 gives buyers a reason to shop the 2020 Nissan Frontier this year, but waiting for next year’s redesign is a better idea.
5.3
Myriad detail upgrades keep the 2020 Toyota Tacoma competitive in the increasingly competitive mid-size pickup truck market.
MSRP From     
$24,110$21,300$28,745$33,900$26,790$26,050
Gas Mileage     
19 MPG City / 26 MPG Hwy16 MPG City / 26 MPG Hwy15 MPG City / 26 MPG Hwy19 MPG City / 26 MPG Hwy17 MPG City / 24 MPG Hwy17 MPG City / 24 MPG Hwy
Engine     
Intercooled Turbo Regular Unleaded I-4Gas I4Regular Unleaded V-6Regular Unleaded V-6Regular Unleaded V-6Regular Unleaded I-4
EPA Class     
N/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A
Style Name     
XL 2WD SuperCab Pickup Box Delete2WD Ext Cab 128" BaseXL 2WD Reg Cab 6.5' BoxSport 2WDKing Cab 4x2 S AutomaticSR Access Cab 6' Bed I4 AT (GS)
Drivetrain     
Rear Wheel DriveRear Wheel DriveRear Wheel DriveFront Wheel DriveRear Wheel DriveRear Wheel Drive
Passenger Capacity     
423544
Passenger Doors     
N/A2N/AN/AN/AN/A
Body Style     
SuperCabExtended Cab PickupRegular Cab StylesideCrew CabKing CabAccess Cab
Transmission     
Automatic w/ODAutomaticAutomatic w/ODAutomatic w/ODAutomatic w/ODAutomatic w/OD
Detailed Spec Comparison
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