New Toyota 2020 Toyota Tacoma vs 2020 Ford Ranger in Shreveport LA Shreveport, LA l Near Bossier City

2020 Toyota Tacoma vs 2020 Ford Ranger in Shreveport LA

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2020 Toyota Tacoma vs 2020 Ford Ranger in Shreveport LA

Vehicle Overview

The Tacoma is among the most popular midsize pickups in America, and the 2020 Toyota Tacoma has recently arrived at your local Toyota dealership serving Shreveport Bossier City Marshall. Notable changes include a refined transmission, new camera systems and better infotainment support for smartphones. You can test-drive the Tacoma today at Yokem Toyota. A competitor to the Tacoma is the 2020 Ford Ranger, a vehicle that Ford recently reintroduced after a long hiatus. Our 2020 Toyota Tacoma vs 2020 Ford Ranger comparison is an opportunity to see how these two trucks stack up.

Shreveport LA - 2020 Toyota Tacoma's Overview

Exterior – 2020 Toyota Tacoma

Crew cabs are the most popular cab choice among modern consumers, and both the 2020 Ford Ranger and Toyota Tacoma offer the option: the SuperCrew and Double Cab, respectively. This cab is characterized by full-size rear doors. You also have the option of the Access Cab for the Tacoma and the SuperCab for the Ranger. These cabs are similar but lack rear doors. Ford also offers a regular cab, which is your traditional pickup configuration. Both automakers offer two beds that measures about 5 and 6 feet. The Double Cab and SuperCrew have the shorter bed. All others have the longer bed.

Shreveport LA - 2020 Toyota Tacoma's Exterior

Interior – 2020 Toyota Tacoma in Shreveport LA

When it comes to 2020 Toyota Tacoma vs 2020 Ford Ranger seating, note that both offer seating for up to five people. The Ranger with the regular cab is the exception and only provides seating for up to three. The Ranger is slightly larger, but headroom, legroom and so forth are mostly similar. Both trucks offer numerous interior options. Toyota offers automatic climate control, leather upholstery, heated seats, integrated navigation, wireless charging and a power outlet. Options for the 2020 Ford Ranger include a number of appearances package that add visual cues to the interior as well.

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Mechanical – Tacoma specs in Shreveport

Both trucks are rear-wheel drive standard and available with four-wheel drive. Toyota offers two engine options, which we think is a consumer-friendly choice. Many drivers who want the utility of a pickup don’t necessarily need a torque monster. With that in mind, Toyota pairs a 2.7L four-cylinder with a six-speed automatic transmission as the base powertrain. This i-4 makes 159 horsepower and 180 pound-feet of torque. Optional with the SR5 and above is a 3.5L V6 that makes 278 hp and 265 lb.-ft. With the V6, you can opt for the automatic transmission or a six-speed manual. The Ranger features a 10-speed automatic mated to a 2.3L turbo four-cylinder that makes 270 hp and 310 lb.-ft.

Shreveport LA - 2020 Toyota Tacoma's Mechanical

Standard Equipment – Toyota Tacoma in Shreveport LA

Toyota offers one of the best standard equipment packages in the class. It includes a modern infotainment system and the latest in driver assistance technologies. Ford offers some of this as well, but if you want Sync 3 and a touchscreen, you’ll have to add it. Some of the driver assists available for the Ranger are exclusive to an optional package, and this is not the case with the Tacoma.

Technology – Toyota Tacoma specs in Shreveport LA

The multimedia system in the new Tacoma features a 7-inch touchscreen and a rearview camera. It supports voice commands in addition to Amazon Alexa, Android Auto and Apple CarPlay. It also includes a six-speaker sound system, Bluetooth capabilities, Wi-Fi Connect and available satellite radio. Toyota Safety Sense is also standard, and it includes automatic high beams, dynamic radar cruise control, lane departure alert and a pre-collision system with pedestrian detection. Ford does not offer as robust a tech package in the base Ranger. It includes its base Sync system—as opposed to the more modern Sync 3, which is available—and it has just a 4.3-inch LCD display. The base package does include a forward collision mitigation system, but you need to add an optional group in order to get cruise control, a blind-spot monitor, a touchscreen and so forth.

Test Drive Today – 2020 Toyota Tacoma dealer

Yokem Toyota is proud to be your local Toyota dealer serving Shreveport Bossier City Marshall. We have the 2020 Toyota Tacoma available across all trim levels and options. Visit us to test-drive it at your convenience. No appointment is necessary, but we can schedule if you prefer. You’re also welcome to call us to get the latest on the Tacoma, and if you prefer to shop online, our website is a great resource. You can peruse our inventory, and we have customer service specialists available via live chat and email to provide you quotes, assistance with auto loan preapproval and much more.

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