One of the most impressive aspects of the current-generation Toyota Tacoma is how many different variations it offers. Although Toyota decided to kill the regular-cab model several years ago for volume reasons, the Tacoma still offers two wheelbases, two engine choices, two bed lengths (dependent on wheelbase and cab), two cab sizes, three TRD packages (out of six total trim levels) and two drivetrains.

While we were conducting our recent head-to-head test between the new 2019 Ford Ranger and the 2018 Toyota Tacoma (we could not get our hands on a 2019 model), we discovered some interesting differences between the two mid-size pickups. We broke our test into 10 categories for which two judges addressed the issues and differences. The judges also scored each category for each pickup (10 points maximum per category) so you could see how the two trucks compared.

In case you haven't seen the full comparison story, we suggest you take a look to see where the two did well and where there were significant differences. We can tell you there were a few surprises, some of which we share in our video.

For your viewing pleasure, we're posting this photo gallery of the Tacoma. We had a lot of fun testing these trucks over a few long days, and we hope you enjoy taking a closer look. We've also posted a photo gallery of the 2019 Ford Ranger we tested. More to come as we consider what else to put up against the Ranger in the new year.