2021 Ford Ranger vs. Its Competition

2021 Ford Ranger equipped with Tremor Off-Road Package
Aaron Cole Aaron Cole Managing Editor

The Ford Ranger is a mid-size pickup that competes for a wide range of buyers: work, play, commuters.

The Chevy Colorado and GMC Canyon twins do the same, although their exteriors aren’t as compelling.

The Tacoma looks good from the outside, but its interior is compromised and not very comfortable.

The Nissan Frontier is new for 2021 so older versions should be deeply discounted.

Adventure-seekers looking for more space could consider the new Ford Bronco—its rear seats are more useful.

2021 Ford Ranger equipped with Tremor Off-Road Package2021 Ford Ranger2021 Chevrolet Colorado Z712021 Chevrolet Colorado
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Quick Specs
5.2
The 2021 Ford Ranger ventures further off the pavement this year with oversized off-road packages for the mid-size truck.
The 2021 Ford Bronco is a throwback SUV in all the best ways.
5.0
The 2021 Toyota Tacoma wears its age like a badge of honor.
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.
MSRP From     
$24,820$25,200N/A$26,400$26,150$26,790
Gas Mileage     
19 MPG City / 26 MPG Hwy16 MPG City / 25 MPG Hwy17 MPG City / 25 MPG Hwy17 MPG City / 24 MPG Hwy17 MPG City / 24 MPG Hwy
Engine     
Intercooled Turbo Regular Unleaded I-4Gas I4N/AGas I4Regular Unleaded I-4Regular Unleaded V-6
EPA Class     
N/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A
Style Name     
XL 2WD SuperCab 6' Box2WD Ext Cab 128" Work TruckN/A2WD Ext Cab 128" Elevation StandardSR Access Cab 6' Bed I4 AT (GS)King Cab 4x2 S Automatic
Drivetrain     
Rear Wheel DriveRear Wheel DriveN/ARear Wheel DriveRear Wheel DriveRear Wheel Drive
Passenger Capacity     
44N/A444
Passenger Doors     
N/A2N/AN/AN/AN/A
Body Style     
SuperCabExtended Cab PickupN/AExtended Cab PickupAccess CabKing Cab
Transmission     
Automatic w/ODAutomaticN/AAutomaticAutomatic w/ODAutomatic w/OD
Detailed Spec Comparison
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