Ford F-150 vs. Ford Ranger: Compare Trucks

Ford has established itself as an excellent manufacturer of lightweight and heavy pickup trucks. At Indy Auto Man, Indianapolis, you will find the broadest selection of used Ford trucks, including Ford F-150 and Ranger. Both pickups can offer a great deal when it comes to buying a perfect vehicle. Have a look at our quick comparison to define your best model. 

What Is the Difference Between a Ford Ranger and a Ford F-150?

Parameter of ComparisonFord F-150Ford Ranger
Market ExistenceThe Ford F-150 is deservedly the most popular car on the North American market, with nearly one million sold over the past year.The first model was launched back in 1983 and gained popularity among Americans in the 90s. But it is still less popular than F-150. 
Length/Width/Height 209-251”/80-86”/75-79”211”/86”/71-72”
Cabin The F-150 has a larger cabin space with Regular, SuperCab and, SuperCrew.The Ranger is offered with two types of cabins: one-and-a-half SuperCab and a double DoubleCab.
Cargo capacity52.8 cubic feet.43.3 or 51.8 cubic feet for short and standard bed sizes.
Powertrains3.3L V6 engine, 290 hp, 265lb.-ft. 2.7L EcoBoost® V6 engine, 325 hp, 400 lb.-ft.5.0L V8 engine, 400 hp, 410 lb.-ft.3.5L EcoBoost® twin-turbocharged V6, 400 hp, 500 lb.-ft.3.5L PowerBoost™ Full Hybrid twin-turbocharged V6, 430 hp, 570 lb.-ft.3.0L Power Stroke® V6 diesel, 250 hp, 440 lb.-ft.2.3L EcoBoost turbo-four, 270 hp, 310 lb-ft
Bed options5-foot-6, 6-foot-6, or 8-foot bed.5-foot bed or a 6-foot bed.
Capability13,200 lbs.7,500 lbs.
Fuel Economy20-22 mpg.18-20 mpg.
Average Pricing by Edmunds$29 990 – $72 198 $29 990 – $39 590

Watch the video below and find out the main updates of the 2021 Ford Ranger and the 2021 Ford F-150.

If the latest modifications are not so important for you, you can save money and choose one of the used Fords from our inventory.

Is the Ford Ranger a Reliable Truck?

2020 Ford Ranger XLT
2020 Ford Ranger XLT

The Ford Ranger is a rear- or four-wheel-drive compact mid-size pickup truck, which, according to the automaker itself, should appeal to urbanists who:

That is, the Ranger truck is positioned as a city dweller.

Adventure seekers may opt for a special version of the FX4 Off-Road, which implies engine protection, increased ground clearance, tires with developed lugs, a four-mode electronic off-road system, as well as a Trail Control system that maintains minimum speed and maximum traction.

In the city, the Ranger shows itself as a reliable and comfortable truck: there is adaptive cruise control, pedestrian recognition systems, full emergency braking, lane control, and monitoring of blind zones. The NTHSA estimates the Ford Ranger safety an overall four out of five stars. 

So if you need a pickup for driving around Indianapolis, the Ford Ranger will be your best choice. 

How Much Bigger is F-150 than Ranger?

2018 Ford F-150 XLT
2018 Ford F-150 XLT

The F-150 is up to 39.5” longer than the Ranger and 6.6 inches wider. This Ford pickup truck is a time-proven working vehicle. It fully meets the requirements of safety and reliability.  

The Ford F-150 has the following distinctive features:

The driver’s seat received a large multifunctional steering wheel and an analog-digital instrument cluster, which is presented in the form of two dials and an 8-inch onboard computer monitor. If you appreciate simplicity, you will estimate the steering wheel – it has only the necessary ergonomic buttons.

With its spacious interior, a variety of engines, and a solid arsenal of basic and optional equipment, the Ford F-150 will be an ideal workhorse for the years to come. 

At our Indianapolis car lot, we have both Ranger and F-150 pickup models in different trims. Visit Indy Auto Man for a test drive, make your own F-150 vs. Ranger comparison, and buy the truck that will be your 100% match.