I am looking for some thoughts on something. I am in the market for a new pickup that is sub $30K for a daily driver and the occasional weekend trip to get mulch, home supplies, etc. I have narrowed it down to the Ford Ranger 2.3 ecoboost, and the Toyota Tacoma with the 4 cylinder. Both of these are right around $29K in the configuration I am looking at. I drive 80 miles/day on my commute - all highway
I have driven both, and am conflicted. The Tacoma has a weak engine, but it has a nice interior and a hear the 4 cylinder is bulletproof. The Ranger is quick off the line, and has a decent interior; not as nice as the Tacoma.
In terms of longevity, durability, and overall satisfaction, can anyone comment on the Ecoboost in the Ranger versus the 4 cylinder in the Toyota?? Thank you!
If you buy for life? get the Toyota. that 2.7 is a 400k mile engine min. get a used 2015 with a 2.7/ 5speed. The last year for 2.7 manual was 2019.
The 2.7 with the Auto is a dog, but a Banks Pedal monster will fix some of that.
Ranger drives like a car and is more comfy. But I feel its good for 150k trouble free miles, after that, not so much.