This is a question we've gotten a lot lately, especially since the 2019 Ranger appeared. The shorter answer, or, should we say, answers, are these.

There are a few marked differences in exterior style, and Ranger does offer a somewhat sleeker interior. Moreover, it's true that both Ford trucks offer available 8-inch SYNC® 3 infotainment, navigation support via the crowd-sourced Waze app, optional Apple CarPlay and Android Auto compatibility in higher trims, Ford+Alexa support, and access to the Internet via FordPass Connect Wi-Fi. Plus, both standardize driver-assist features like pre-collision assist and automatic emergency braking from the get-go.

But the not-so-short answer? Ford Ranger offers much of the time-honored Ford F-150 utility in a slightly more compact package -- mid-size to be exact, compared to its full-size counterpart. And that's just the tip of the iceberg. Check out a few major takeaways from Tracy Langston Ford.

  • Ford Ranger comes in a slimmer line of trims: XL, XLT, and Lariat. F-150 offers more variety, appearing in XL and XLT base trims, Lariat at the midrange, Raptor for the off-grid crowd, and King Ranch, Platinum, and Limited for luxury enthusiasts.
  • Between Ranger and F-150, the former comes in fewer color schemes ranging from saber and lightning blue to hot pepper red and absolute black, and culminating in magnetic, ingot silver, white platinum, and oxford white. F-150 adds hues like blue jeans, white platinum, velocity blue, and ruby red, not to mention abyss gray, agate black, stone gray, race red, magma red, and silver spruce.
  • Ranger incorporates one engine, a standard turbocharged 270-horsepower, 2.3-liter EcoBoost®, mated to a 10-speed auto transmission exclusive in the class and capable of shelling 310 pound-feet of torque. F-150, on the other hand, makes several available, from Ti-VCT V6 and V8 options to EcoBoost® V6 and Power Stroke® V6 Turbo Diesel choices, with either a six- or ten-speed SelectShift® auto transmission. They range from 250 to 450 horsepower and 265 to 510 pound-feet of torque.
  • Payload and towing ratings in Ranger weigh in at up to 1,860 pounds in SuperCab 4x2 builds and up to 7,500 pounds respectively. Those of F-150 are 3,270 pounds and 13,200 pounds respectively. Ranger also comes in shorter 5- and 6-foot bed options, whereas F-150 builds in an 8-footer.

But there's more to each where it came from, and the best way to decide which one's right for you is with a test drive. Stop by our Tom Austin Highway showroom here in Springfield, TN, and we'll be happy to schedule you some time behind the wheel!

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