Ford Ranger Takes First Place in AutoBlog's Midsize Truck Comparo
Toyota Tacoma, Chevy Colorado, Jeep Gladiator and Ford Ranger go head-to-head
The test consisted of two parts: a multi-hour road route, both freeway and two-lane, and then a full day at a 400-acre truck playground called Twisted Trails off-road park. Autoblog evaluated the trucks based on dynamic qualities — such as ride, handling and off-road capability — as well as the hard specs, like cargo volume, payload and fuel economy. Pricing was also factored in, and they weighted qualities related to versatility and capability, since midsize truck buyers want true multipurpose machines.
The results? Here they are!
1. Ford Ranger
2. Jeep Gladiator
3. Chevy Colorado
4. Toyota Tacoma