Midsize Truck Comparison: Ranger vs Tacoma, Gladiator, Colorado, Canyon, Frontier

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  1. VAMike

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    Lol, they uglified it :puke:
     
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    GM's designers are living in some kind of Transformer world
     
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    It looks like they are following the looks of the new Silverado. It hasn't grown on me just yet. Just seems way to "in your face" look for me
     
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    I think their tailgate is perfect proof of that. Too bad you can't even get to it with a long load in the truck. Or lower the step with a turnover ball in the receiver. :LOL::LOL:
     
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    Silverados front end looks like a character of a bull dogs face
     
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    And you have to buy a $55k truck to get that crazy tailgate. Just wait till the start getting dirt and gravel in to the works of the tailgate bet it turns into a pile of do do.
     
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    The new Silverado has clobbered looks. I really hate the front and rear end. The side view doesn’t do much for me either. That GMC/Chevy facelift is even more busted looking
     
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    GM...just no
     
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    Agree. They got it backwards...you're supposed to put the junk in the trunk
     
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    Ranger #2 Most Safe Midsize Trucks

    If one is of the school of thought that the Ridgeline is not a 'true or proper' pickup truck - lack of body on frame or frame and cab being separate, separate open box etc. Then that would place the Ranger as #1 in the safety tests. :D

    I do think uni-body vehicles like the Ridgeline should be tested in a separate class than body on frame vehicles as their construction design are by their nature different. Uni-body has gotten better but it is still not the same as a body on frame. A car type vehicle will crumple up differently than a more solid body on frame truck.
     
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    Every truck has a dent or ding in the tailgate eventually.

    The replacement of that fancy tailgate is probably 5x the standard simple design.

    Just a disaster waiting to happen.
     
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    The Ridgeline should not be compared in the midsize truck category. I think of the Ridgeline as 4 door El Camino or Ranchero!
     
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    They're giving the #1 to the Ridgeline because of its headlights, which is depending on trim/option... but isn't that the same with the Ranger with the XLT and Lariat?
     
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