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The 2019 Ford F-150 has new competition from its sibling, the 2019 Ford Ranger. The new pickup is a midsize model with two configurations instead of the F-150’s many combinations of beds and cabins. Rangers have three trim levels vs seven for the F-150. Still, the Ranger challenges the F-150 by offering a powerful, efficient engine that has best-in-class torque, best-in-class payload and best-in-class tow ratings.
The Ford F-150 rules its light duty class with many engine choices. The range of payload and tow ratings make it possible for businesses to find a good fit for their particular needs. F-150 Ecoboost engines provide ample power while conserving fuel. The Ranger’s only powertrain is also an Ecoboost engine. This one generates 270 horsepower and 310 pound-feet of torque. While this isn’t as much as an F-150, it can almost compete with the big pickup’s conventional V6 ratings. Leading the midsize class and outshining some full size trucks, Rangers tow 7,500 pounds and haul 1,800 pounds. Furthermore, Ford has made its 10-speed automatic transmission standard on all Rangers.
Standard Vehicle Options
F-150s have three bed sizes and three cabin sizes, seating 3, 5 or 6. Rangers have the four-person SuperCrew with a five-foot bed and the five-person SuperCab with a six-foot bed. These bed sizes are slightly smaller than comparable F-150 beds. Only the F-150 is offered with an eight-foot bed or a regular, one-row cab.
The Ranger starts off simple, goes sporty, and then adds leather. The F-150 does the same, but then keeps going, letting the shoppers enjoy premium cabins with luxury-level leathers and amenities. Rangers are offered in the XL, XLT and Lariat. F-150s go further with the Platinum, King Ranch, and Limited.
In either model, the Sync system can be upgraded to Sync 3 with a touch screen, Alexa connectivity, Apple CarPlay, and Android Auto. Likewise, both models have standard automatic emergency braking. This important feature responds when the forward collision warning isn’t heeded by the driver. You can get a blind spot monitor for either truck that includes trailer coverage. Also on both menus, you’ll find a lane keeper and a cross-traffic alert. At this time, only the F-150 is offering Ford’s exclusive Trailer Reverse Guidance system or a 360-degree camera system. A special F-150 camera can be mounted at the top of the cab to look down on the bed and show how close the truck is to its trailer.
Rangers are offered with four-wheel drive, skid plates, and good ground clearance, competing with the F-150. Ford also offers Terrain Management and Trail Control on the Ranger, helping it keep up with its bigger sibling. Adventure seekers won’t be disappointed with any of these F-150 or Ranger choices. However, there’s still only one Ford F-150 Raptor, the off-roading king.
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You’ll find both of these fine trucks at Jacky Jones Ford Cleveland. Come test drive your favorite and give us your take on the new F-150 or Ranger.