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2019 Ford Ranger and 2018 Toyota Tacoma photo by Evan Sears

The mid-size pickup truck marketplace long has been dominated by the Toyota Tacoma, but after seven model years off, Ford is returning to the class with a new Ranger. If that sounds intriguing to you, you’re not alone: Readers were all over our Ranger/Tacoma head-to-head coverage this week, making it the most popular news story we published.

Related: 2019 Ford Ranger Vs. 2019 Toyota Tacoma: Mid-Size Matchup

Conducted by our colleagues at, the duel between the 2019 Ranger Lariat SuperCrew 4×4 and the 2018 Tacoma TRD Sport Double Cab 4×4 gives a great deal of insight into how these pickups match up. The test involved driving through the streets of Los Angeles, over the canyons and out into the desert to find out who won.

If you want to know more, check the link below — and stick around for the rest of our top stories, where the Tacoma and Ranger also figure separately in two additional stories. Meanwhile, our primer on GM’s Employee Discount for Everyone program — giving car shoppers the rundown on which 2018 and 2019 Chevrolet models are eligible, how much they can save and whether the discount applies to other GM brands — was our No. 2 most popular article.

2018 Chevrolet Equinox photo by Angela Conners

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