I’d go with a Nissan or Toyota.
I like the Tacoma, but I don’t they are offering deals like ford/chevy/dodge.
ford/chevy/dodge can only offer those deals because they have such high markup on the MSRP, which typically means after about 1 day of owning it your already a few grand upside down, the tacoma keeps its value a lot better.
Honestly, I don’t know how tall you are, but I’m 6’1" and don’t really enjoy getting in anything as small as a ranger or tacoma. The Colorado if i remember correctly has a bit taller of a cab that allows a little more leg room vertically.
But, IMO, if gas mileage isn’t a big problem you might as well go fullsize, the f150 has HUGE rebates, as well as tundras and chevys are just dirt cheap right now.