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Fuel economy can make an impactful difference while picking a truck. But when it comes to deciding between the Ford Ranger and Toyota Tacoma Hybrid, the difference is pretty minor. Check out the MPG estimates for the 2024 Ford Ranger and 2024 Toyota Tacoma Hybrid. 

Is the Ford Ranger or Toyota Tacoma Hybrid more efficient? 

The 2024 Ford Ranger gets an EPA-estimated 20 mpg in the city, up to 25 mpg on the highway, and about 23 mpg combined. 

The 2024 Toyota Tacoma Hybrid gets an EPA-estimated 21 mpg in the city, up to 26 mpg on the highway, and 24 mpg combined. 

So, the Tacoma Hybrid gets one extra mile per gallon on the highway and combined. But is that difference worth paying more for hybrid power? 

The cheapest 2024 Tacoma Hybrid starts at $47,795. It features a turbocharged 2.4-liter four-cylinder engine that’s paired with a hybrid battery pack and an electric motor to generate 326 hp and 465 lb-ft of torque. 

The EPA figures for the Ranger are for the mid-level engine. The available turbocharged 2.7-liter V6 engine provides 315 hp and 400 lb-ft of torque. The cheapest Ranger with this engine is $42,885. 

The 2024 Ford Ranger off-roading
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So, that’s a difference of $4,910. How many miles will you need to drive with the Toyota Tacoma Hybrid to make up for the difference? 

With the TRD Pro, the hybrid engine is standard. But with the Ford Ranger Raptor, you get the turbocharged 3.0-liter V6 engine with 405 hp and 430 lb-ft of torque. 

The Ranger Raptor gets an EPA-estimated 16 mpg in the city, up to 18 mpg on the highway, and 17 mpg combined. So, the Ranger Raptor is a thirstier beast than the Tacoma TRD Pro. 

You can get started with the Ranger Raptor for about $57,065 with the destination fee included. The Tacoma TRD Pro rings in at $65,395, including the destination fee. 

So the Ranger Raptor is $83,330 cheaper than the TRD Pro, but it’s significantly thirstier. It may have more HP, but the Tacoma hybrid has irresistible instant torque. 

Does the Toyota Tacoma Hybrid have enough fuel savings and extra torque to be worth the higher price tags?