Ford Ranger vs Toyota Hilux: Which pickup to buy?

Ford Ranger vs Toyota Hilux: Which pickup to buy?

While mid-size SUVs are unlikely to go out of demand in the land down under, potent pick-up trucks with a robust stance overpower them by a slight margin when it comes to salability. Ford Ranger is hands-down one of the most popular choices in the pick-up space that has been dominating the segment since long with prices starting from $34,579 and going up to $85,163 (drive away price). Available at a relatively low pricing, Toyota Hilux is another popular option in the segment. In this spec-based comparison, we pit both the models to find out which offers a better value.

Ford Ranger Vs Toyota Hilux

Let us first have a look at their specifications and details:

Dimensions

Measurement Ford Ranger Toyota Hilux Difference
Length 5,133mm 5,330mm 167mm (Toyota Hilux is longer)
Width 1,867mm 1,855mm 12mm (Ford Ranger is wider)
Height 1,703mm 1,815mm 112mm (Toyota Hilux is taller)
Wheelbase 3,220mm 3,085mm 135mm (Ford Ranger is more spacious)

In comparison to Ford Ranger, the Toyota Hilux is longer and taller, while the Ford Ranger is wider and sits on a longer wheelbase.

Petrol Engine-

  Ford Ranger Toyota Hilux
Engine NA 2.7L
Transmission Options NA 5-speed MT and 6-speed AT
Power NA 165 PS
Torque NA 245Nm
Claimed Fuel Economy NA 10.7 l/100 km
  • The Ford Ranger misses out on a petrol engine unlike Toyota Hilux which gets a single petrol option. 
  • Toyota Hilux features a 2.7-litre petrol engine with 165 PS of power and 245Nm torque. 
  • It is available with either a five-speed manual or a six-speed automatic engine.
  • This unit can be had only with the base Workmate trim in a single-cab, cab-chassis, 2-door & 2-seat version with a 4x2 drivetrain. 

Ford engine

Diesel Engine-

   Ford Ranger  Toyota Hilux
 Engine  3.2L, 2.2L & 2.0L  2.4L turbo & 2.8L turbo
 Transmission Options  6-speed MT, 6-speed AT & AT & 10-speed AT 6-speed MT/AT  
 Power  199 PS, 160 PS & 213 PS  149 PS  & 176 PS
 Torque  470Nm, 385Nm & 500Nm  400Nm & 420Nm (MT) /450Nm (AT)
 Claimed Fuel Economy  8.3 (MT)/8.7 (AT) l/100 km 7.9 l/100 km  
  • In comparison to the Toyota Hilux, which comes with 2.4L & 2.8L turbo units, the Ford Ranger line-up is available with 2.2L, 3.2L & 2.0L diesel engines. 
  • The 2.0L turbocharged diesel unit is the most powerful of all engines and can be had with the XLT & Wildtrak 4x4 variants. 
  • The Toyota Hilux gets six-speed gearboxes in manual and automatic guise, whereas Ford Ranger comes with an additional 10-speed unit. 
  • There is a marginal difference in fuel economy of both the models with Ford Ranger taking the lead. 

Detailed Prices-

Petrol

 Ford Ranger  Toyota Hilux
 NA  Toyota Hilux WorkMate MT-$ 36,178
 NA  Toyota Hilux WorkMate AT-$38,238

Diesel

Ford Ranger Toyota Hilux
4x2 XL Single Cab Chassis Low-Rider 2.2 Diesel-$ 34,579 Toyota Hilux WorkMate 2.4L MT 4x4-$ 49,877
4x2 XL Single Cab Chassis Hi-Rider 2.2 Diesel $-40,450 Toyota Hilux WorkMate 2.4L AT 4x4-$ 51,937
4x2 XL Super Cab Chassis Hi-Rider 2.2 Diesel-$ 42,922 Toyota Hilux WorkMate 2.4L MT 4x2-Hi Rider-$ 43,182
4x2 XL Double Cab Chassis Hi-Rider 2.2 Diesel-$44,929 Toyota Hilux WorkMate 2.4L AT 4x2 Hi Rider-$ 45,242
4x2 XL Double Cab Pick-Up Hi-Rider 2.2 Diesel-$44,075 Toyota Hilux SR 2.8L MT 4x2 Hi Rider-$ 45,757
4x2 XLT Double Cab Pick-up Hi-Rider 3.2 Diesel-$ 55,250 Toyota Hilux SR 2.8L AT 4x2 Hi Rider- $47,817
4x2 XLT Double Cab Pick-up Hi-Rider 2.0 Diesel-$56,825 Toyota Hilux SR 2.8L MT 4x4-$ 52,608
4x4 XL Single Cab Chassis 3.2 Diesel-$ 48,930 Toyota Hilux SR 2.8L AT 4x4-$ 54,668
4x4 XL Super Cab Pick-Up 3.2 Diesel-$ 51,450 Toyota Hilux SR5 2.8L AT 4x2 Hi Rider- $ 55,929
4x4 XL Super Cab Pick-Up 3.2 Diesel-$52,835 Toyota Hilux SR5 2.8L MT 4x4- $ 60, 564
4x4 XLT Super Cab Pick-Up 3.2 Diesel-$61,445 Toyota Hilux SR5 2.8L AT 4x4-62,624
4x4 XLT Super Cab Pick-Up 2.0 Diesel- $ 63,020 Toyota Hilux Rogue 2.8L AT 4x4- $68,030
4x4 XL Double Cab Chassis 2.2 Diesel-$53, 180 Toyota Hilux Rugged 2.8L MT 4x4- $61,207
4x4 XL Double Cab Chassis 3.2 Diesel-53, 495 Toyota Hilux Rugged 2.8L AT 4x4-61,207
4x4 XL Double Cab Pick-up 2.2 Diesel-$ 52, 310 Toyota Hilux Rugged X 2.8L MT 4x4-$ 68,030
4x4 XL Double Cab Pick-Up 3.2 Diesel-$ 52, 625 Toyota Hilux Rugged X 2.8L AT 4x4- $ 70,090
4x4 XLS Double Cab Pick-Up 3.2 Diesel-$ 53,990  
4x4 XLT Double Cab Pick-Up 3.2 Diesel-61,235  
4x4 XLT Double Cab Pick-Up 2.0 Diesel-65,120  
4x4 WildTrak Double Cab Pick-Up 3.2 Diesel-$ 66,220  
4x4 WildTrak Double Cab Pick-Up 2.0 Diesel-$ 70,105  
Ranger Raptor Double Cab Pick-Up 2.0L Diesel-$ 85,163  

Ranger and Hilux side rearPrices of Comparable Variants 

We pit variants of both models that are priced within Rs 50,000 of each other.

 

Diesel  
Ford Ranger Toyota Hilux
4x4 WildTrak Double Cab Pick-Up 2.0 Diesel-$ 70,105 Rugged X 2.8L AT 4x4- $ 70,090

Ford Ranger 4x4 WildTrak 2.0 Diesel vs Toyota Hilux 4x4 Rugged X 2.8L AT Diesel

Ford Ranger 4x4 WildTrak 2.0 Diesel $ 70,105
Toyota Hilux 4x4 Rugged X 2.8L AT Diesel $ 70,090
Difference $15

Both, Ford Ranger 4x4 WildTrak 2.0 Diesel and Toyota Hilux 4x4 Rugged X 2.8L AT diesel pack dual front airbags, anti-lock braking system, traction control, LED daytime running lights, climate control air conditioning, power windows, Bluetooth connectivity and cruise control, etc. 

Ranger and Hilux cabin

What Ford Ranger 4x4 WildTrak 2.0 Diesel offers over Toyota Hilux 4x4 Rugged X 2.8L AT Diesel?

Brimming with features, the Ford Ranger WildTrak 2.0 Diesel equips 18-inch alloy wheels as standard. The 8-way power adjusting driver’s seat comes with lumbar support and heated functions. Dual zone automatic climate control, leather accented seats with black and orange stitching are part of the standard kit. Large 8-inch touchscreen with six speakers, satellite navigation with traffic message control, SYNC 3 with voice activated controls, Apple CarPlay & Android Auto, etc. enhance the overall experience of riding in a Ford Ranger. On the safety front, this pick-up is packed to the gill with pre-collision assist-AEB with pedestrian detection, semi-auto active park assist, trailor sway control, etc. safeguarding the occupants. 

What Toyota Hilux 4x4 Rugged X 2.8L AT Diesel offers over Ford Ranger 4x4 WildTrak 2.0 Diesel?

Electronic brakeforce distribution with brake assist, vehicle stability control, steering wheel mounted audio controls, in-dash front cup holders and in-arm rest rear cup holders among others. 

Verdict-

The Ford Ranger 4x4 WildTrak 2.0 Diesel is more loaded and surpasses Toyota Hilux 4x4 Rugged X 2.8L AT Diesel on several fronts.

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