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

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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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GM's designers are living in some kind of Transformer world
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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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
Silverados front end looks like a character of a bull dogs face
 


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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:
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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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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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.
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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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.
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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