TFLtruck tests all kinds of new pickup trucks, but we often do not get to spent more than two weeks with each truck. This ‘Dude, I Love or Hate My New Truck!’ @Home Edition episode is all about midsize truck owners telling us the good, the bad, and the ugly about their pickups.
Toyota Tacoma, Chevy Colorado, Ford Ranger, Honda Ridgeline, Nissan Frontier, and a surprise older truck at the end!
The midsize truck market is not more competitive than ever. The Toyota Tacoma is still the most popular seller, but the new Ford Ranger and Jeep Gladiator are not on the scene in full force.
The Ford Ranger uses a turbocharged 2.3-liter I4 engine and a 10-speed automatic transmission. It’s the smallest displacement engine out there, but it has the most torque for a gas engine. Ford also recently revealed a factory-approved engine tune to boost the output of the truck to over 300 horsepower.
The Honda Ridgeline is the most spacious and the most comfortable highway-driving small pickup. It’s related to the Honda Pilot SUV, it has a subframe in the rear for the pickup bed. It is the only one with independent suspension all the way around and no solid axles. This makes it very comfortable to drive on most surfaces. However, it does not have enough clearance or prowess to tackle moderate to difficult off-road terrain.
This collection of owner truck reviews also includes a Toyota Tacoma, a Nissan Frontier, and a Dodge Dakota V8. Check it out!