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Ford F-150 vs. Ford Ranger

When we compare the Ford F-150 to the Ford Ranger, the Ford F-150 has the advantage in the area of base engine power. The Ford Ranger has the advantage in the areas of new vehicle base pricing, typical lower range of pricing for one- to five-year-old used cars, and fuel efficiency and interior volume. Based on this comparison of the Ford F-150 versus the Ford Ranger, the Ford Ranger is a better car than the Ford F-150.

Ford F-150 versus Ford Ranger Pricing

A one- to five-year-old used Ford F-150 ranges from $29,993 to $59,860 while a used Ford Ranger from the same model year range is priced between $27,899 to $40,887. For a new model, the Ford F-150's price is between $40,973 and $81,645, with the Ford Ranger priced between $29,053 and $48,559.

Engine Power and Fuel Efficiency Comparison

For engine performance, the Ford F-150’s base engine makes 290 horsepower, and the Ford Ranger base engine makes 270 horsepower. The F-150 is rated to deliver an average of 20 miles per gallon, with a highway range of 529 miles. The Ranger is rated to deliver an average of 22 miles per gallon, with a highway range of 468 miles. Both models use regular unleaded.

Passenger Space Comparison

The Ford Ranger, a midsize truck, has the advantage of offering more interior volume, reflected in more The Ford F-150, a fullsize truck, has the advantage in the areas of front head room, front shoulder room and front leg room.

Hauling, Towing, and Off-Road Capabilities Comparison

The Ford F-150 has the advantage of higher towing capacity, ground clearance, and payload capacity than the Ford Ranger.

Available Cab Types and Bed Lengths

The Ford F-150 is available in a Crew Cab, Extended Cab, or a Regular Cab configuration, and the Ford Ranger is available in a Crew Cab or an Extended Cab configuration. The Ford F-150 offers bed lengths of 67.1, 78.9, and 97.6 inches, and the Ford Ranger offers bed lengths of 61 and 72.8 inches.

Safety Ratings Comparison

When comparing crash test ratings from NHTSA, the Ford F-150 has higher safety ratings than the Ford Ranger, with an average rating of 4.66 out of 5 Stars compared to 4 out of 5 Stars. When comparing IIHS evaluations, the Ford F-150 has the advantage with a Top Safety Pick award.

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2023 Ford F-150

2023 Ford Ranger

Pricing

New Asking Price:

$40,973 - $81,645

Used Asking Price:

$29,993 - $59,860

5-Year Depreciation (lower is better):

31.7%

Pricing

New Asking Price:

$29,053 - $48,559

Used Asking Price:

$27,899 - $40,887

5-Year Depreciation (lower is better):

27.5%

iSeeCars Scores & Rankings

Overall Score:

8.3 / 10

Reliability:

8.5 / 10

Retained Value:

7.7 / 10

Safety:

8.7 / 10

iSeeCars Scores & Rankings

Overall Score:

Not available

Reliability:

Not available

Retained Value:

8.1 / 10

Safety:

8.0 / 10

iSeeCars Rankings

2 / 15
2 / 15
2 / 15
5 / 11

iSeeCars Rankings

2 / 6
5 / 10
6 / 11

Summary Review

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Summary Review

Ford discontinued its iconic Ranger small pickup truck in 2011 despite a large, loyal fanbase. It recovered from that mistake by introducing an all-new Ford Ranger in 2019. The old and new Ranger small truck have nothing at all in common, and most older Ranger used trucks are now "fully depreciated,” to say it kindly. We’ll focus our comments on the new Ranger.

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Pros and Cons

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Pros and Cons

  • Excellent fuel-efficient 2.3-liter EcoBoost engine standard
  • Tremor off-road trim option
  • Modern infotainment
  • Class-leading payload capacity

  • Mixed reliability scores
  • Retained value hard to predict (too new)

Available Body Styles

Pickup Truck

Available Body Styles

Pickup Truck

Available Cab Types

Crew Cab, Extended Cab, Regular Cab

Available Cab Types

Crew Cab, Extended Cab

Available Bed Length(s)

67.1 inches, 78.9 inches, 97.6 inches

Available Bed Length(s)

61 inches, 72.8 inches

Available Drivetrain Options

Flex Fuel, Gasoline, Hybrid

Available Drivetrain Options

Gasoline

Trim Levels

XL, XLT, Lariat, King Ranch, Platinum, Tremor, Police Responder, Raptor, SSV

Trim Levels

XL, XLT, Lariat

Warranty Information

Warranty, Bumper-to-Bumper:

3 years / 36000 miles

Warranty, Powertrain

5 years / 100000 miles

Warranty, Roadside Assistance:

5 years / 60000 miles

Warranty Information

Warranty, Bumper-to-Bumper:

3 years / 36000 miles

Warranty, Powertrain

5 years / 60000 miles

Warranty, Roadside Assistance:

5 years / 60000 miles

Safety Ratings

NHTSA Safety Rating (last 5 year average):

4.66 out of 5 Stars

IIHS Safety Rating:

TOP SAFETY PICK

Safety Ratings

NHTSA Safety Rating (last 5 year average):

4 out of 5 Stars

IIHS Safety Rating:

Not yet available

Base Drivetrain Specifications

Horsepower:

290 hp @ 6500 rpm

Torque:

265 foot-lbs @ 4000 rpm

Power-to-Weight Ratio (higher is better):

0.071 hp per pound

Towing Capacity:

5000 lbs

Max Payload:

1950 lbs

Base Drivetrain Specifications

Horsepower:

270 hp @ 5500 rpm

Torque:

310 foot-lbs @ 3000 rpm

Power-to-Weight Ratio (higher is better):

0.065 hp per pound

Towing Capacity:

3500 lbs

Max Payload :

1905 lbs

Engine Specifications

Engine Size:

3.3 liters

Engine Configuration:

V

Number of Cylinders:

6

Transmission:

Automatic

Standard/Optional Drivetrain Type:

4X2 / 4X4

EPA Fuel Economy (City/Highway/Combined MPG):

19 / 23 / 20

Range (city/hwy):

437 / 529 miles

Recommended Fuel Type:

Regular Unleaded

Engine Specifications

Engine Size:

2.3 liters

Engine Configuration:

Inline

Number of Cylinders:

4

Transmission:

Automatic

Standard/Optional Drivetrain Type:

4X2 / 4X4

EPA Fuel Economy (City/Highway/Combined MPG):

20 / 26 / 22

Range (city/hwy):

360 / 468 miles

Recommended Fuel Type:

Regular Unleaded

Standard/Optional Features

Apple CarPlay:

Standard

Android Auto:

Standard

Wireless Smartphone Charging:

Available

Keyless Entry:

Standard

Keyless Ignition:

Standard

Adaptive Cruise Control:

Available

Heated Seats:

Available

Cooled/Ventilated Seats:

Available

Leather Upholstery:

Available

Navigation System:

Available

Sunroof/Moonroof:

Available

Heated Steering Wheel:

Available

Standard/Optional Features

Apple CarPlay:

Available

Android Auto:

Available

Wireless Smartphone Charging:

N/A

Keyless Entry:

Available

Keyless Ignition:

Standard

Adaptive Cruise Control:

Available

Heated Seats:

Available

Cooled/Ventilated Seats:

N/A

Leather Upholstery:

Available

Navigation System:

Available

Sunroof/Moonroof:

N/A

Heated Steering Wheel:

N/A

Safety Equipment

Forward Collision Warning:

Standard

Pedestrian Detection:

Standard

Lane Departure Warning:

Standard

Lane Keeping Assist:

Standard

Blind Spot Monitoring:

Available

Rear Cross-Traffic Alert:

Available

360-Degree Camera:

Available

Rear Seat Reminder:

N/A

Driver Attention Monitoring:

Available

Safety Equipment

Forward Collision Warning:

Standard

Pedestrian Detection:

Standard

Lane Departure Warning:

Available

Lane Keeping Assist:

Available

Blind Spot Monitoring:

Available

Rear Cross-Traffic Alert:

Available

360-Degree Camera:

N/A

Rear Seat Reminder:

N/A

Driver Attention Monitoring:

Available

Interior Dimensions

Front Head Room:

40.8 inches

Front Leg Room:

43.9 inches

Front Shoulder Room:

66.7 inches

Rear Head Room:

Not yet available

Rear Leg Room:

Not yet available

Rear Shoulder Room:

Not yet available

Cargo Space:

8.8 cubic feet

Overall Interior Volume:

73.5 cubic feet

Interior Dimensions

Front Head Room:

39.8 inches

Front Leg Room:

43.1 inches

Front Shoulder Room:

56.6 inches

Rear Head Room:

35.9 inches

Rear Leg Room:

30.4 inches

Rear Shoulder Room:

55.2 inches

Cargo Space:

Not yet available

Overall Interior Volume:

89.2 cubic feet

Exterior Dimensions

Curb Weight:

4060 lbs

Width:

95.7 inches

Height:

75.6 inches

Length:

209.1 inches

Wheelbase:

122.8 inches

Ground Clearance:

8.7 inches

Exterior Dimensions

Curb Weight:

4145 lbs

Width:

85.8 inches

Height:

72.9 inches

Length:

210.8 inches

Wheelbase:

126.8 inches

Ground Clearance:

8.4 inches

Standard Wheel/Tire Information

Wheel Size:

17.0 x 7.5 inches

Wheel Type:

painted steel

Tire Size:

245/70R17

Standard Wheel/Tire Information

Wheel Size:

16.0 x 7.0 inches

Wheel Type:

painted steel

Tire Size:

P255/70R16