Americans love big pickup trucks. A good full-size pickup combines the heavy-duty utility of a truck with the stretch-out spaciousness and high-end amenities of a large luxury car, along with increasingly impressive gas mileage. Comfortable yet incredibly useful, full-size pickups typically dominate U.S. sales charts.
But not everyone needs or wants a full-size pickup, preferring a less bulky, less expensive model. While the U.S. doesn’t have any truly small pickups, we have a strong class of “mid-size” models that slot below the full-size trucks. They include the 2020 Ford Ranger, which sits below the best-selling F-150 in the brand’s lineup. Measuring nearly 2 feet shorter than the F-150 nose to tail, and costing roughly $10,000 less when comparably equipped, the Ranger also brings a feisty turbocharged engine, best-in-class payload capacity, and a strong suite of advanced safety gear. Let’s go over the details.