If you’re looking for a small pickup, it’s likely that the 2019 Toyota Tacoma and 2019 Ford Ranger are both high on your list. However, choosing the 2019 Toyota Tacoma offers a number of advantages to buyers from Jacksonville and beyond:
The new Ford Ranger is offered with a 2.3L EcoBoost 4-Cylinder engine, but that’s the only engine available. If you pick the new Tacoma, you have the choice between a 2.7L 4-cylinder engine or a 3.5L V6 engine. Depending on your towing, payload, and horsepower needs, one will likely work better than the other. The Toyota Tacoma engines produce the following power outputs:
While the Ranger produces more torque than the V6 Tacoma, the Tacoma puts out more horsepower.
With the available Ford Co-Pilot 360 system, the 2019 Ford Ranger can be equipped with automatic high beams and a lane-keeping assist feature. However, the new Toyota Tacoma comes with a complete safety package: the Toyota Safety Sense™ P (TSS-P) system. With the kind of hectic driving you’ll encounter in Palm Coast, that high level of safety is important. It even has more safety features than the 2019 Honda Ridgeline. This suite of advanced features includes:
On top of those advantages, the off-road ready Toyota Tacoma TRD Pro is now on the market, while the Ford Ranger Raptor isn’t expected for the 2019 model year. If you want to take on off-road trails near Palatka now, get in touch with Beaver Toyota St. Augustine. Browse our Tacoma inventory or give us a call with any questions about our Ford Ranger vs. Tacoma comparison.