Nothing beats a tried and true truck when it comes to getting the best blend of utility, capability, and technology. And Built Ford Tough pickups like F-150 and Ranger are among the best on the road. But which one is a better fit for your Sparta-area drives? Here's a quick look at some of their distinguishing attributes to help point you in the right direction.

Ford Ranger vs. Ford F-150: Configurations

The Ford Ranger is offered as a SuperCab model (extended cab) with a six-foot box or a SuperCrew cab with a five-foot bet. Features are distributed among three main trims: XL, XLT, and LARIAT.

The Ford F-150 opens up your options a bit. It's available as a regular or SuperCab model with a 6.5-foot or 8-foot bed or a SuperCrew model with a 5.5-foot or 6.5-foot bed. Features are organized across six primary tiers (XL, XLT, LARIAT, KING RANCH, PLATINUM, and LIMITED) and two off-road-focused models (TREMOR and RAPTOR).

Ford Ranger vs. Ford F-150: Powertrain Options

All Ford Ranger models are powered by a capable 2.3-liter EcoBoost engine (270 horsepower, 310 pound-feet of torque) paired with a 10-speed automatic transmission. Properly equipped, Ranger can tow up to 7,500 pounds.

The Ford F-150 offers more powerplant options than any truck in its class, with all but one boasting 400 or more pound-feet of torque.

  • 3.3L Ti-VCT V-6: 290 hp, 265 lb-ft; max towing: 8,200 pounds

  • 2.7L EcoBoost® V-6: 325 hp, 400 lb-ft; max towing: 10,100 pounds

  • 5.0L Ti-VCT V-8: 400 hp, 410 lb-ft; max towing: 13,000 pounds

  • 3.5L EcoBoost® V-6: 400 hp, 500 lb-ft; max towing: 14,000 pounds

  • 3.5L PowerBoost™ Hybrid V-6: (430 hp, 570 lb-ft; max towing: 12,700 pounds

Ford Ranger vs. Ford F-150: Technology

The Ford Ranger comes standard with the added confidence of Pre-Collision Assist with Automatic Emergency Braking. The 101A and Co-Pilot360™ packages—available for XL models and standard on higher tiers—add features like an 8-inch SYNC 3 touchscreen, Apple CarPlay/Android Auto, Blind Spot Information System with Cross-Traffic Alert and trailer coverage, Lane Keeping System, and Auto High Beam headlamps. Other options depending on trim level include Adaptive Cruise Control, Navigation, and a Bang & Olufsen audio system.

The Ford F-150 offers abundant tech, including a few desirable items as standard equipment. XL models include Ford's latest-gen SYNC 4 system, wireless Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, and Pre-Collision Assist with Automatic Emergency Braking. Other options available to the base trim include Pro Trailer Backup Assist™, Co-Pilot360™ safety features, Trailer Reverse Guidance, and Enhanced Voice Recognition.

Features standard on LIMITED and optional for some supporting tiers include Intelligent Adaptive Cruise Control, Lane Centering, Evasive Steering Assist, and Blue Cruise, Ford's innovative, all-new hands-free driving-assist system.

Test-Drive a New Ford Truck near Hackettstown and Hopatcong

Reach out to Family Ford today for more information about Ford truck models and available options, special offers, and reservation opportunities. If you'd like to compare the Ford F-150 and Ranger yourself, we welcome you to stop by our Netcong Ford dealership, where you can get behind the wheel for a test drive.

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