Here at Bill Dobson Ford there's a lot of excitement surrounding the return of the Ford Ranger to our showroom. For people who are looking to buy or lease a new truck, they want to know: when deciding between the Ranger and the Ford F-150, which one should they choose?It truly is a matter of preference, but there are differences that drivers need to know about. You're making a quality decision regardless, but it's important to understand which one is going to truly help your lifestyle.

The 2019 Ford Ranger is a compact truck. That means it's smaller in size than the F-150, and doesn't have as much capability. However, it's plenty capable in its own right and gives you the requisite toughness and durability you're looking for out of a pickup truck. It comes with a 2.3-liter twin-scroll turbocharged EcoBoost® engine that produces 270 horsepower and best-in-class fuel economy. It also offers front- and all-wheel drive options as well as best-in-class towing and payload of up to 3,500 pounds of maximum towing and 1,609 pounds of payload if you select the right trim.

The F-150 on the other hand is a light duty full-size truck that offers you multiple EcoBoost® V6 engines along with a V8 option for added power over 300 horsepower. It also has higher towing numbers with a standard of 5,000 pounds and up to 8,000 pounds maximum towing. The F-150 can also reach over 2,000 pounds of payload when you use the highest grade of performance.

If you're someone who needs a truck for an everyday drive and light use for towing and hauling while valuing a smaller, agile frame with standout fuel economy, the Ranger is the choice for you. If you require someone more capable and bigger, that's where you'd probably like the F-150.

Across the board, there's still many similarities, which includes cabin and bed size options, SYNC® 3 and FordPass™ Connect to give you smartphone integration, plus you're going to find innovative safety that protects and aids you to stay safe on the road, along with helping with specific truck needs like reversing with a trailer.

You can learn more when you stop in and see us here at Bill Dobson Ford and we can set up test drives today.

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