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These two pickup trucks have attracted a lot of attention recently. The 2021 Ford Ranger Tremor and 2021 Toyota Tacoma TRD Pro are well-liked by drivers and critics. The TRD Pro is a cult favorite among pickup truck enthusiasts, while the Ford Ranger Tremor has just entered the game.

The case for the 2021 Ford Ranger Tremor

2021 Ford Ranger Tremor vs. 2021 Toyota Tacoma TRD Pro
2021 Ford Ranger Tremor vs. 2021 Toyota Tacoma TRD Pro | Ford

As previously mentioned, the Ford Ranger Tremor is a pretty new contender against the Toyota Tacoma TRD Pro. The Tremor package on the Ford Ranger includes upgraded suspension, skid plates, and tow hooks. Plus, it also includes Trail Control and Terrain Management systems to help keep the fun contained off-road.

Kelley Blue Book says the Tremor package also includes better tires, an electronic rear locking differential, metal steps, and power switches for accessories. You can also add some more performance upgrades and packages if the Tremor doesn’t offer everything needed. One drawback to the Tremor is that this configuration only comes with one engine, body, and bed choice.

The 2021 Ford Ranger Tremor package adds $4,290 onto the Ford Ranger XLT or Lariat. The Ranger XLT starts at $30,960, while the Lariat starts at $33,160. You have to make a few additional adjustments bringing the total price to around $6,000 extra for the Tremor. This is still pretty affordable for how well-suited the Tremor truck is.

The case for the Toyota Tacoma TRD Pro

The Toyota Tacoma TRD Pro is one of the favorite trucks in the midsize pickup segment. Kelley Blue Book says it is one of the most capable trucks in the mix and offers excellent resale value. With that, the TRD Pro isn’t very new or flashy, but it is well-quipped. Toyota tends not to fix what isn’t broken, and there is nothing broken about the Toyota Tacoma TRD Pro.

The Tacoma makes for a solid day-to-day work truck while also being able to handle off-roading. It has Multi-Terrain Monitor (MTM), Crawl Control, and Hill Start Assist Control. It offers Fox internal bypass coilovers, a TRD Pro front skid plate, and rear or four-wheel drive. Both Ranger trucks with the Tremor package are cheaper than the Toyota Tacoma TRD Pro, which starts at $44,325.

Both trucks are well-suited for adventure, but pick your favorite brand

Depending on your plans for your new pickup truck, both of these will serve you well. The Ford Ranger Tremor is newer and has a lot to offer at a good price. The Toyota Tacoma TRD Pro is the truck everyone will compare your Ranger to forever. Most Toyota truck buyers don’t stray from the brand after purchasing the first time. If you happen to be a Ford Ranger fan, it would make sense to stick with the Tremor.


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