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

Discussion in 'General Ford Ranger Discussions' started by rduvall, Oct 5, 2018.

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    Ugliness is a complaint for me on the Tacoma :puke:

    Yea I can't keep count of how many times I've seen an F series truck park diagonally and take up two parking spaces. I'd hate to be THAT person. And good luck parallel parking in a city. :whew: The Ranger's size is perfect for me.
     
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    I was on the Costco auto program looking at options.. I noticed they had specs for cargo and some dimension listed. I'm not sure on the accuracy of the information they have and this was based on the supercrew 4x4.

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    These measurements are close to what I am using as placeholders now. The only one that seems out of place is the width. The F-150 is 80-86 inches wide. The midsize segment average is 75 inches.
     
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    Ford Ranger Specs are in this page: 2019 Ford Ranger Tech Specs
     
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    yes because they are including the mirrors. Without the mirrors it will be around 78" (the global Ranger width).
     
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    I just measured my 2015 Colorado 4x4 CrewCab with 6' bed. Height and width for Ranger are almost identical to the Colorado. Length of Ranger is about 1' shorter because Ranger has a 5' bed rather than the 6' bed on my Colorado.
     
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    I'm really wanting to see if the rear seats will lay flat without removing the headrests and how much storage is under the seats. I keep my dog box in the truck on trips and am hoping I can fold the rear seats down and fit the box on top.
     
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    Updated the comparison with the latest info. Yellow fields with greyed out text are speculative.
     
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    One thing I wish Ford had copied from GM - the step built into the end of each rear bumper. Those are really handy for us old folks who have to crawl up in the bed once in a while!
     
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    I wish the rear cab of the crewcab would have been designed better. The Ridgeline is best hands down for midsize trucks. It has rear seat that folds up for flat floor. The others have the back area that folds down. Videos of the global ranger shows the seats fold down but not completely flat which is disappointing.
     
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    That is too funny! I hear ya.
     
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    Has anyone seen the console opened up? Even better would be a good picture. Some consoles are more user friendly and have better storage than others. The console in my 2015 Colorado was basically a big bucket for items to get lost in, with no upper tray to store pens, air gauge, coins, etc. Finally found an aftermarket upper tray on Amazon that works great - allows access to USB port, has coin storage, etc. You have to wonder why GM couldn't have included that.
     
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    Anyone have more information on the trail controls mechanism? Found a quote that mentions it used electric motors to manage but nothing else that I can find on the subject.

    “Ford says the technology is driven by electric motors, where Toyota's crawl control is a vacuum-based system.”
     
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    vacuum systems suck
     

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