Ford has a well-deserved reputation for being a leading producer of pickup trucks, with the high-strength and durable structures, off-road capabilities, excellent performance, and high towing and payload capacities. The Ford F-150 full-size pickup truck has long been the best-selling pickup truck in North America. And now the Ford Ranger makes a triumphant return to North America after an eight-year hiatus. Here at James Braden Ford, we highlight the differences between the two pickup trucks in this 2019 Ford Ranger vs 2019 Ford F-150 comparison.
If you want a truck that provides the best handling, then the Ranger is the better choice, for it’s nimbler and more maneuverable, with its smaller size, lighter weight, and shorter turning radius. While all Ford Ranger models come standard with the 10-speed SelectShift Automatic Transmission, it’s only offered for select models of the Ford F-150. The Ranger has better fuel economy for city driving (estimated 11.8 vs 12.3 L/100 km). However, it has lower fuel economy than the F-150 for highway driving (estimated 9.8 vs 9.3 L/100 km). Both models offer an available four-wheel drive system for impressive off-road capabilities.
With its robust engine options, the Ford F-150 delivers more power than the Ford Ranger. The base 3.3L V6 engine generates 290 horsepower, while the High Output 3.5L EcoBoost V6 doles out a mighty 450 horsepower. All Ford Ranger models come equipped with the 2.3L EcoBoost I-4 engine, which generates 270 horsepower. Also, unlike the Ranger, the F-150 offers a diesel engine.
The Ford F-150 has the advantage for towing performance, with a maximum towing capacity of 13,200 pounds (5,987 kg), compared to 7,500 pounds (3,402 kg) for the Ford Ranger. Additionally, the F-150 can haul a heavier load in the pickup bed, with a maximum payload capacity of 7,850 pounds (3,561 kg), compared to 1,770 pounds (803 kg) for the Ranger.
With either the Ford Ranger or Ford F-150, you can’t go wrong, for they are both leaders in their respective truck segments. It all depends on your needs, whether you’d benefit more from the maneuverability and smaller footprint of the Ranger or the power and high towing and payload capacities of the F-150.
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