2019 totyoa Tacoma towing an ATV on a trailer through a desert

Tacoma vs Ranger towing capacity

Can the Toyota Tacoma tow more than the Ford Ranger?

People have been saying that the Ford Ranger is back, but the Toyota Tacoma never left! In terms of capability though, which of these two trucks comes out ahead? We will compare many things, but we will also answer the question, can the Toyota Tacoma tow more than the Ford Ranger? Find out more below.

2019 Toyota Tacoma gray front view in front of a tentHow much can the Ford Ranger tow?

We’ve written extensively on the Tacoma and its capabilities before, but how much can the Ford Ranger actually handle? Turns out, regardless of trim level, the Ranger can only handle 3,500 pounds standard. Actually, this number isn’t too bad.

As you may know, the Tacoma can also tow 3,500 pounds standard. However, when you go up in trim level, like say the SR5 with a V6 engine, that towing capability grows to 6,800 pounds. Again, that comes standard on this trim level with the 4×2 configuration and without any special equipment.

In addition to that amazing towing capacity, you can add the Tow Package which comes with Trailer-Sway Control. This system can apply brake pressure to individual wheels while adjusting engine torque to ensure that you stay in control of your trailer.


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2019 Toyota Tacoma gray side view going up a hill in the desertOther Toyota Tacoma advantages

Did you know that the Ford Ranger comes standard with a 4-cylinder engine and that’s it? There are no other options in the lineup. The Tacoma starts off with a 4-cylinder engine, but you can upgrade it to a full-fledged 3.5-liter V6 even on the base SR trim.

In addition to a V6 under the hood, you can also get the Tacoma with Crawl Control, a desert intake, skid plating, FOX internal bypass shocks, and more. This truck even comes standard with radar cruise control, automatic high beams, lane departure alert, and a pre-collision system with pedestrian detection all courtesy of the standard Toyota Safety Sense system.

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Find a Toyota Tacoma near Pittsburgh, PA

If you are looking for a Toyota Tacoma in the Pittsburgh area, then you need to come to Baierl Toyota. We have the Tacoma options that you are looking for and the friendly car buying environment that you want. Check out our new Tacoma inventory below.

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