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.
5.2
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.
5.0
Myriad detail upgrades keep the 2020 Toyota Tacoma competitive in the increasingly competitive mid-size pickup truck market.
6.7
The 2019 Honda Ridgeline pickup is all the truck we need, but is it enough truck to be what buyers want?
3.7
The 2019 Nissan Frontier is an endearing, affordable mid-size truck that lacks the flash of competitors—we like that.
MSRP From     
N/A$21,300N/AN/A$29,990$19,090
Gas Mileage     
16 MPG City / 26 MPG Hwy18 MPG City / 26 MPG Hwy15 MPG City / 23 MPG Hwy
Engine     
N/AGas I4N/AN/ARegular Unleaded V-6Regular Unleaded I-4
EPA Class     
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Style Name     
N/A2WD Ext Cab 128" BaseN/AN/ART 2WDKing Cab 4x2 S Manual
Drivetrain     
N/ARear Wheel DriveN/AN/AFront Wheel DriveRear Wheel Drive
Passenger Capacity     
N/A2N/AN/A54
Passenger Doors     
N/A2N/AN/AN/AN/A
Body Style     
N/AExtended Cab PickupN/AN/ACrew CabKing Cab
Transmission     
N/AAutomaticN/AN/AAutomatic w/ODManual w/OD
Detailed Spec Comparison
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