Comparing two fantastic trucks, the Ford F-150 vs. Ford Ranger, will be discussed at length in the coming comparison. Richmond Ford Lincoln wanted to create this informative copy so that our friends in the Richmond, Mechanicsville, and Ashland communities could better understand each model before deciding which truck is right for their needs.

Among the topics that will be discussed are the engine line-ups and specifications, the capability of each model in terms of maximum towing and payload, plus the exterior features found in the Ford F-150 and Ford Ranger!

Ford Ranger vs. F-150 Specs

Ford wants you to build a truck that matches your particular needs and preferences so both the 2019 Ford F-150 and the 2019 Ford Ranger offer an array of engines choices.

For example, the Ford F-150 has six distinct options with the most impressive potentially being the H.O. 3.5L EcoBoost® engine that makes 450 horsepower and 510 lb-ft of torque. Other favorable options, however, include the 3.0L Power Stroke® V6 which boasts 250 horsepower and 440 lb-ft of torque and the 5.0L V8 that generates 395 horsepower and 400 lb-ft of torque.

As for the Ford Ranger, there's only one engine yet this 2.3L EcoBoost® provides plenty of power, flexing 270 horsepower and 310 lb-ft of torque.

Maximum Towing Capacity & Payload

No matter what job you're faced with, the 2019 Ford F-150 and the Ford Ranger will provide you with the capability to get things done.

The Ford F-150, for instance, has long been considered a premier truck because it offers high-end towing capacity maximum of 13,200 pounds, plus high-end payload maximum of 3,270 pounds.

The Ford Ranger, which is smaller in stature than the Ford F-150, still supplies a hearty amount of capability as the towing capacity maxes out at 7,500 pounds while the payload peaks at 2,080 pounds.

Exterior & Off-Road Capabilities

In an effort to make your daily jobs easier and allow you to traverse unstable terrain, both the Ford Ranger and Ford F-150 feature exterior and off-road features.

For the Ford F-150, traits like a stowable loading ramp, integrated tailgate step with lift assist, and remote tailgate release are much appreciated. For the unexplored path, you'll benefit from:

  • Electronic-locking rear differential
  • Hill Descent Control™
  • Off-road tuned shock absorbers
  • Skid plates

As we switch our attention to the Ford Ranger, a number of similar features will give your truck extra practicality like the Terrain Management System™ which offers specific driving modes such as:

  • Normal
  • Sport
  • Slippery
  • Tow/Haul
  • Deep Snow/Sand
  • Baja
  • Rock Crawl

Plus, the Ford Ranger can be equipped with accessories like carriers, racks, off-road lights, pickup bed tents, protective bed liners, and much more!

In Conclusion: Ford F-150 vs Ford Ranger

After brief deliberation, the Ford F-150 and Ford Ranger both make for capable and enjoyable rides. The best way to determine which truck is right for your travels around Richmond, Mechanicsville, and Ashland is to get behind the wheel. So, contact Richmond Ford Lincoln today!

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