2023 Ford Ranger vs. 2024 RAM 3500 Review

Picture of the 2023 Ford Ranger

2023 Ford
Ranger

MSRP*: $27,400 to $40,945
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Picture of the 2024 RAM 3500

2024 RAM
3500

MSRP*: $46,255 to $79,140
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MPG - City 19 - 20 MPG Info not available
MPG - Hwy 19 - 26 MPG Info not available
Seating Capacity 4 - 5 seats 2 - 6 seats
Cargo Space 43.3 - 51.8 ft3 57.5 - 74.9 ft3
Engine
  • 270-hp, 2.3-liter, 4 Cylinder Engine (Gasoline Fuel)
  • 370-hp, 6.7-liter, Straight 6 Cylinder Engine (Diesel Fuel)
  • 400-hp, 6.7-liter, Straight 6 Cylinder Engine (Diesel Fuel)
  • 410-hp, 6.4-liter, 8 Cylinder Engine (Gasoline Fuel)
Transmission Automatic Automatic
Drivetrain Four Wheel Drive, Rear Wheel Drive Four Wheel Drive, Rear Wheel Drive
Horsepower 270 hp 370 - 410 hp
Towing Capacity Info not available 14,290 - 23,000 lbs
Exterior Length 210.8 in 232.0 - 260.8 in
Exterior Width 77.8 in 79.4 in
Leg Room Front 43.1 in
Rear 30.4 - 34.5 in
Front 40.9 in
Rear 40.2 - 43.1 in
Head Room Front 39.8 in
Rear 35.9 - 38.3 in
Front 39.8 - 40.9 in
Rear 39.8 - 40.3 in

*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
Due to its greater head- and legroom, passengers in the extended cab will be able to stretch out a lot more in the RAM 3500 than in the Ford Ranger. The Ford Ranger offers just a little more head- and legroom than the RAM 3500, making it a little roomier and more comfortable.

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). Clearly, the Ford Ranger is a better financial choice over the RAM 3500, when considering MSRP.

Dimensions
Since the Ford Ranger is much slimmer than the RAM 3500, it'll be much easier to find a wide enough space in a crowded parking lot. If you go with the Ford Ranger, you'll have a much easier time finding a large enough space to park than you will with the RAM 3500.

Handling
The Ford Ranger has a significantly smaller turning radius than the RAM 3500, allowing you to more easily maneuver in and out of tight spots.

Performance
When it comes to horsepower, the Ford Ranger is clearly outclassed by the RAM 3500.

Powertrain
The Ford Ranger offers much less torque than the RAM 3500, which generally means that it won't feel as fast or powerful.

Utility
The Ford Ranger has less seating than the RAM 3500, making the RAM 3500 the better choice if you often have passengers. The Ford Ranger has a little less cargo capacity than the RAM 3500 for hauling material.