2019 Toyota Tacoma vs. Its Competition

2019 Toyota Tacoma
Andrew Ganz Andrew Ganz Senior Editor

The Tacoma faces an additional threat this year, and it’s a blast from the past.

The revived Ford Ranger uses a strong turbo-4 engine and is available in a wide array of trim levels that nearly match the Tacoma’s breadth.

The Chevy Colorado and GMC Canyon twins have plenty of assets, including good engine choices, a comfortable ride, and excellent infotainment tech.

We’re not all willing to admit it, but the Honda Ridgeline is all the pickup most of us really need.

Its crossover-like ride and handling are tops in the class and it can haul plenty in its flexible bed.

The Nissan Frontier is a relic, but it’s priced right and can be nearly $10,000 less than its rivals in some trims.

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Quick Specs
4.8
The 2019 Toyota Tacoma has its assets, but its reputation might be its primary lure for some shoppers.
5.3
The 2019 Chevrolet Colorado is a jack-of-all-trades: humble work truck, comfortable urban runabout, or off-road all-star.
5.8
The 2019 Ford Ranger isn’t a revival, it’s a comprehensive rethink.
5.2
The 2019 GMC Canyon is a solid mid-size truck thanks to its terrific and diverse powertrain options, refined interior, and classy demeanor.
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     
$25,850$21,300$24,000$22,200$29,990$19,290
Gas Mileage     
17 MPG City / 24 MPG Hwy16 MPG City / 26 MPG Hwy19 MPG City / 26 MPG Hwy17 MPG City / 26 MPG Hwy18 MPG City / 26 MPG Hwy15 MPG City / 23 MPG Hwy
Engine     
Regular Unleaded I-4Gas I4Intercooled Turbo Regular Unleaded I-4Gas I4Regular Unleaded V-6Regular Unleaded I-4
EPA Class     
N/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A
Style Name     
SR Access Cab 6' Bed I4 AT (GS)2WD Ext Cab 128.3" BaseXL 2WD SuperCab Pickup Box Delete2WD Ext Cab 128.3" SLRT 2WDKing Cab 4x2 S Manual
Drivetrain     
Rear Wheel DriveRear Wheel DriveRear Wheel DriveRear Wheel DriveFront Wheel DriveRear Wheel Drive
Passenger Capacity     
424254
Passenger Doors     
N/A2N/AN/AN/AN/A
Body Style     
Access CabExtended Cab PickupSuperCabExtended Cab PickupCrew CabKing Cab
Transmission     
Automatic w/ODAutomaticAutomatic w/ODAutomaticAutomatic w/ODManual w/OD
Detailed Spec Comparison
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