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2021 Ford F-250 vs. 2021 Ford Ranger Review

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2021 Ford
F-250

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2021 Ford
Ranger

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MSRP*
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$34,230 to $84,390
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$24,820 to $38,785
Invoice* $32,518 to $79,900 $24,075 to $37,234
MPG - City N/A 20 - 21
MPG - Hwy N/A 24 - 26
Engine(s) V-8 Inline-4
Seating Capacity 3 - 6 4 - 5
Basic Warranty 3 years/36,000 miles 3 years/36,000 miles
Overall Safety Rating** **** ****
Frontal Crash Rating** **** - ***** ****
Side Crash Rating** ***** *****

**Vehicle crash and safety data is provided by NHTSA, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. The NHTSA testing was established by Congress to reduce highway deaths and injuries.

*MSRP and Invoice prices displayed are for educational purposes only, do not reflect the actual selling price of a particular vehicle, and do not include applicable gas taxes or destination charges.

Comparison Review

Comfort
Passengers in the extended cab will be able to stretch out a lot more with the Ford F-250 than the Ford Ranger. As far as headroom and legroom go, there's not much difference between the Ford F-250 and the Ford Ranger.

Cost
There are a lot of factors to consider when calculating the overall cost of a vehicle. The main consideration is Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price (MSRP). The Ford F-250 will definitely make more of a dent in your wallet than the Ford Ranger, which has a much lower MSRP. Another consideration is the Destination Charge, which is a standard charge for transporting the vehicle to the dealer from where it's built. The Destination Charge for the Ford F-250 is much higher than that of the Ford Ranger.

Dimensions
Since the Ford F-250 is much wider than the Ford Ranger, finding a wide enough spot in a parking lot may be a bit more challenging. If you go with the Ford F-250, you may be circling the block looking for a space large enough to park more often than with the Ford Ranger.

Drivetrain
Due to its much higher torque, the Ford F-250 does a much better job of transmitting the horsepower of the engine to the wheels than the Ford Ranger.

Handling
The Ford F-250 has a significantly larger turning radius than the Ford Ranger, making it much more difficult to maneuver in and out of tight spots.

Performance
When considering towing capacity, the Ford F-250 is clearly the choice over the Ford Ranger for pulling heavy loads. When it comes to horsepower, the Ford F-250 greatly outmuscles the Ford Ranger.

Utility
The Ford F-250 offers a little more seating capacity than the Ford Ranger, making it a better choice for those who often have a crew with them. You'll be able to haul more material in the Ford F-250 than the Ford Ranger, due to its significantly greater cargo capacity.

Warranty
The Ford F-250 comes with essentially the same basic warranty as the Ford Ranger.