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With even more choices when it comes to Ford trucks, many shoppers are arriving at Southern California Ford Dealers wondering what pickup truck is best. More specifically, these shoppers are looking at the new 2019 Ford Ranger and comparing it to the 2019 Ford F-150.
Some of the differences between these vehicles is apparent long before you see either at Ford dealerships. There are some details you might not realize are a factor, which we cover in this quick comparison.
It might seem obvious, but there are some clear size differences between the Ford Ranger and Ford F-150. One is a midsize model and the other is a full-size, but that might not mean what you suspect. Yes, the Ford F-150 comes with more headroom, legroom, and shoulder room in the cab, but the Ford Ranger isn’t exactly cramped.
Despite being smaller, the Ford Ranger actually provides quite a bit of room inside and in the payload. You can get either a 5-foot or 6-foot bed, which is plenty to haul everyday items, materials for home projects, or toys for weekend fun. If you choose the Ford F-150 you get a 5.5-foot, 6.5-foot, or 8-foot bed, which means even more room to haul what you need.
For most, the reason to buy a truck is the increased capability versus other vehicles. You definitely get different levels of performance between these two pickups, so it’s a good idea to know more before deciding.
With the Ford Ranger you get one engine choice, an efficient and powerful 2.3-liter Ecoboost. When properly equipped, the truck can tow up to 7,500 pounds.*
The Ford F-150 comes with a staggering six engine choices, so you get many choices. The newest is the 3.0-liter Power Stroke turbo diesel, combining plenty of torque and excellent fuel efficiency. There’s also the 2.7-liter and 3.5-liter EcoBoost engines. Created for the Raptor and used on the Limited trim as well, the high-output 3.5-liter EcoBoost produces a screaming 450 horsepower and 510 lb.-ft. of torque. For a more traditional setup, there’s also a 3.3-liter V-6 and the 5.0-liter V-8. Best towing capability comes with the 3.5-liter EcoBoost at 13,200 pounds.**
You’ll be spending a lot of time in the Ford Ranger or Ford F-150, so it’s important.
Both trucks can be outfitted with luxuries like leather upholstery, seat heaters, and an upgraded sound system. They also can come with Ford+Alexa, allowing you to use the famous home assistant in your vehicle. Not only does it come with over 50,000 skills, you can shop Amazon Prime while on the road.
The Ford Co-Pilot360 suite of advanced safety systems comes standard on both pickups. It bundles together features like a lane-keeping system, pre-collision assist, with automatic emergency braking, a rearview camera, and automatic high-beam headlights.
Really, the best way to understand the differences between the 2019 Ford Ranger and the 2019 Ford F-150 is to take both trucks for a test drive. Contact your Southern California Ford Dealers to make your appointment.
**Max towing on F-150 XL SuperCrew®, 6.5' box, 3.5L EcoBoost® 4x2 and Max Trailer Tow Package. Max towing on F-150 LARIAT SuperCab or SuperCrew®, 6.5’ box, 3.0L Power Stroke Diesel 4x2, Trailer Tow Package and 3.55 rear axle.
Class is Full-Size Pickups under 8,500 lbs. GVWR based on Ford segmentation.