In virtually every respect, the 2021 Ford Ranger is a solid competitor in the midsize pickup truck arena. Its towing abilities are impressive and payload capabilities are class-leading. The cabins are comfortable (up front, at least), the engine is strong yet fuel-efficient, and some advanced safety features are standard.
The Ford Ranger is now in the second year of its current generation. And it still has to attract some buyers who would automatically consider a Chevrolet Colorado (or its GMC Canyon twin), the class-leading Toyota Tacoma, or the renewed-for-2021 Nissan Frontier.