Edmunds: 2024 Midsize Trucks You Should Know About

Midsize trucks are an option for truck buyers who want something smaller and less expensive than a full-size truck. However, a lot is going on right now that prospective truck purchasers should be aware of. Popular models such as the Chevrolet Colorado and Toyota Tacoma have been completely redesigned, while others, such as the Jeep Gladiator, have received considerable upgrades in terms of equipment and capabilities. Edmunds analysts report on the most intriguing trucks for 2024.

TACOMA, TOYOTA
The most popular Tacoma will be completely redesigned for the 2024 model year. It has a more muscular appearance and an updated interior with a large optional centre touchscreen. A new turbocharged four-cylinder engine replaces the previous Tacoma’s anaemic base engine and its optional V6. The new engine is available in three different power outputs, the most powerful of which is a new hybrid powertrain named i-Force Max. It has the best fuel economy of the Tacoma series, producing 326 horsepower and 465 lb-ft of torque. The new Tacoma is still available with two or four doors and emphasises off-road prowess. The beginning MSRP is expected to be around $30,000.

 

RANGER, FORD
The previous Ranger was among the least competitive midsize trucks due to its poor ride quality and uninteresting interior. However, Ford’s newly redesigned 2024 Ranger appears to be changing that. It has a bolder look and a more modern interior. An optional 315-horsepower turbocharged V6 joins the previous 270-horsepower turbocharged four-cylinder engine. The new Ranger Raptor has a 405-horsepower V6 engine that mirrors the larger Ford F-150 Raptor off-road vehicle. Ford has also equipped the new Ranger with towing technology capabilities similar to those found on the F-150. These include a blind-spot warning system that can be tailored to different trailer sizes and a new Pro Trailer Back Assist feature that assists the driver when backing a trailer. When properly outfitted, the Ford Ranger has a towing capacity of 7,500 pounds. The starting MSRP is $34,160.

 

COLORADO CHEVROLET
Chevy revamped Colorado for 2023, giving it a beefier appearance and a dramatically enhanced interior with a massive 11.3-inch centre touchscreen. The touchscreen has a new Google-based interface with useful voice commands and connection with other Google services. The Colorado, like the Tacoma and Ranger, is powered by a turbocharged four-cylinder engine. It is available in two tuning levels: 237 horsepower and 310 horsepower. Three of the Colorado’s five trim levels, including the top-tier ZR2, are off-road-oriented. The new ZR2 includes a plethora of trick hardware, like as locking front and rear differentials to maximise available traction on challenging routes. A 2024 Bison Edition kit with massive 35-inch all-terrain tyres is also available. When properly outfitted, the Colorado has an exceptional maximum towing capability of 7,700 pounds. The starting MSRP is $30,695.

 

 

 

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