Which Is the Better Midsize Pickup, the 2022 Toyota Tacoma or the 2022 Ford Ranger?

Toyota Tacoma

What should you do if you want a utilitarian vehicle but don’t want a big ride like the Toyota Highlander or a Toyota Tundra? You shop for a midsize pickup, of course. The midsize truck class has been wildly competitive for years, with the Toyota Tacoma typically sitting atop the field.

With the Ford Ranger now available in the United States, it’s time to see how the 2022 Toyota Tacoma compares to the 2022 Ford Ranger.

Off-Road Readiness

Being Illinois Toyota dealers, we know a lot of truck shoppers want a pickup that’s right at home in the outdoors. We can assure you, the Toyota Tacoma is more than comfortable rock crawling, traversing challenging trails, and exploring all roads less traveled. While all Toyota trucks are off-road ready, the midsize pickup’s TRD Pro and Trail Edition trims and the slightly revised SR5 model are particularly so.

For the Ford Ranger to keep up with the Toyota Tacoma in the woods, you’ll have to add an options package to most of its trims. However, not all of the truck’s trims are eligible for off-roading upgrades.

Active Safety Equipment

While the Toyota Tacoma is made to empower you to explore the outdoors, the truck is also equipped to keep you safe on the road. The latest Toyota models are outfitted with some active safety equipment, and the same goes for the 2022 Toyota Tacoma. As you familiarize yourself with the capable pickup, you’ll see that the following advanced safety and driver-assistive features are standard fare:

  • Rearview camera
  • Forward collision warning and intervention system
  • Lane departure warning
  • Adaptive cruise control
  • Automatic high beams

When you stop by O’Brien Toyota of Peoria to see the Toyota Tacoma, we’ll explain that the Ford Ranger doesn’t come with as many standard active safety features as its competitor. More specifically, the team at our Toyota dealership will tell you that the Ford truck only has a rearview camera and a forward collision warning and intervention system as standard features.


New Tacoma

As far as technology goes, the Ford Ranger is no match for the 2022 Toyota Tacoma. Whereas the Ford truck has a 3.5-inch display and one USB port, the Toyota Tacoma has a seven-inch touchscreen and three USB ports. Android Auto™ and Apple CarPlay® are standard for the Toyota pickup but the same can’t be said for the Ford pickup’s base trim.

To buy or lease the better pickup, visit our Peoria, IL Toyota finance center to apply for financing today!