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2022 Ford Ranger Beats Toyota Tacoma In New Comparison

A number of Blue Oval vehicles have fared quite well in some recent comparison tests, with the Ford Bronco Sport beating out the Toyota RAV4 and Jeep Wrangler, the Ford Bronco also taking down the Wrangler, the Ford Maverick topping the Hyundai Santa Cruz, the Ford F-150 beating the Toyota Tundra, and the Ford F-150 Lightning scoring a close win over the Rivian R1T. Now, we can add the 2022 Ford Ranger to that list as well, as Consumer Reports recently declared it a superior option to the Toyota Tacoma.

The all-new, next-generation Ford Ranger recently launched in select global markets, but the current-gen model is still racking up its fair share of accolades, including ranking as the top mid-size pickup in J.D. Power’s 2022 Initial Quality Study (IQS) and winning a Kelley Blue Book Five-Year Cost to Own Award and Top 10 Best Resale Value Award. Now, it has also beaten out one of its chief rivals for a variety of reasons.

The first is capability, as Consumer Reports notes that the 2022 Ford Ranger can out haul and out tow the Tacoma, offers quicker acceleration, and returns superior fuel economy to boot. It also ranks above average in terms of Consumer Reports‘ reliability ratings and owner satisfaction, offers a better driving position and visibility, superior ride quality, is quieter, and features more supportive seats when compared to the Tacoma.

“The Ranger performs better than the Tacoma in most of our evaluations,” Consumer Reports concludes. “It has superior handling capabilities, is quieter and easier to live with, and has stronger towing and cargo capabilities. With its above-average reliability and points awarded from the standard FCW and AEB, the Ranger has an overall score that’s high enough to allow us to recommend it.”

We’ll have more on the Ranger soon, so be sure and subscribe to Ford Authority for the latest Ford Ranger news and continuous Ford news coverage.

Brett's lost track of all the Fords he's owned over the years and how much he's spent modifying them, but his current money pits include an S550 Mustang and 13th gen F-150.

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  1. flp

    I had a 2007 Tacoma that I loved but needed a new truck. I ordered a new 2021 Tacoma and it took 5 months to get it. First bad thing was the Toyota dealer would not honor the $1000 rebate that was in effect when I ordered it. But the worst thing was the lack of power and transmission. I wanted a V6 so that was why I ordered a new Tacoma. I got the opportunity to sell it and make money on it. It took 4 1/2 months to get my 2022 Ranger. It rides better. It has much more power. The seat is much better. The audio system is much better. I like my little Ranger!

  2. Charles

    Old news2019

  3. Butch harris

    Ford Ltd 11 years took a rear end collision to stop it. F150 15years and still ran great. F150 going on 12 years 0 problems.

    1. RJ

      Your way wrong, there are more Rangers on the road than any midsized pickup, Older models and current. Trash is the Colorado, period.

  4. S. Johnson

    I’m a Ford guy but chose a 22 Tacoma 6 speed manual over the Ranger. I want a naturally aspirated V6 in a truck, not a high output 4cyl that won’t last. I also got the Tacoma because Ranger doesn’t offer a manual transmission. Tacomas will outlast these Rangers big time, that’s what makes Tacomas superior. I’ll take long term reliability over extra comfort, fuel economy, and towing capabilities…and I think 100s of thousands of other midsized truck buyers agree with me.

  5. Stoica Petrică

    Sunt proprietarul unui Renger Wiltrak 3,2 ,o bijuterie pe roti.


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