The Ford F-150 and the Ford Ranger are two impressive trucks on the road that are tough and capable. If you're unsure if a full-sized or a midsized pickup is the right choice for you, New Holland Ford is here to help. We've put together this F-150 vs. Ranger comparison so you can get a look at both trucks and see which one might be right for you.

We hope that drivers from New Holland, Lancaster, and Reading, Pennsylvania, find this comparison helpful.


The Ford F-150 is a powerful, versatile truck with seven engine options with horsepower ranging from 290 to 450 horsepower. The standard engine is a 3.3L V6 engine that offers 290 horsepower and 265 lb-ft of torque. If you're looking for a hybrid engine, the F-150 has one-the available 3.5L PowerBoost™ Full Hybrid V6 producing 430 horsepower and 570 lb-ft of torque.

The Ford Ranger is a midsized pickup made for the great outdoors. It's got a standard 2.3L EcoBoost® engine with 270 horsepower and 310 lb-ft of torque. The Ranger has a Terrain Management System™ too to help you tackle whatever terrain you come across, including modes like normal, grass/gravel/snow, mud/ruts, and sand.

Towing and Payload Capacity

While the Ford F-150 and Ford Ranger are in different truck classes, they both boast impressive towing and payload capabilities.

The Ford F-150, when properly equipped as a maximum towing capacity of 14,000 pounds. This towing capacity allows you to tow things like horse trailers, campers, and larger boats.

If you're looking to pack a good deal of weight into your truck bed, the F-150 is capable when a maximum towing capacity of 3,325 pounds.

The Ford Ranger dominates many other midsized pickups in terms of towing and payload. When properly equipped, the Ranger has a maximum towing capacity of 7,500 pounds. With this much towing capacity, you can tow another vehicle on a flatbed trailer, smaller boats, and midsized trailers.

The Ranger's payload capacity comes to a maximum of 1,860 pounds.

Safety and Driver-Assist Features

Both trucks have driver-assist and safety features to make driving them easier and safer. Both have Ford Co-Pilot360™ suites which include standard features like:

  • Lane-Keeping System-This feature scans your truck's position within its lane and warns you if you're drifting unintentionally.
  • BLIS® with Trailer Coverage-This system keeps an eye on your truck's and trailer's blind spots and lets you know if there is another vehicle in them when you change lanes.
  • Pre-Collision Assist with Automatic Emergency Braking-The truck has sensors that keep an eye on the car or pedestrian in front of you. If it senses an accident is imminent, it will warn you and apply the brakes when needed.

Test Drive Your Favorite Ford Truck

Both of these Ford trucks provide impressive performance and towing capability. If either of these trucks speaks to you, contact New Holland Ford. Our team will get drivers from New Holland, Lancaster, and Reading, PA, behind the wheel of one or both trucks so you can discover which might be right for you.

Feel free to ask questions while we take you through different trim level options and available features. Test drive the Ford Ranger or Ford F-150 today.

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