Every person has its taste in selecting which car suits its purpose but most people look for their financial muscles, interior space, and performance without leaving behind fuel consumption.
So take the time to pass through this review to the end and you will come up with which brand to buy.
(*Prices are reflective of average BE FORWARD pricings as of March 2022.)
Ford Ranger Toyota Hilux
Capacity/Doors 4 doors/5 seater 4 doors/5 seater
Torque 226 Nm – 385 Nm 185 Nm – 550 Nm
Top Speed 200 Kph 200 Kph
0-100 km/h 6.1 sec – 10 sec 8.0 sec – 10.5 sec
Max Power 160 hp – 270 hp 95 hp – 221 hp
Engine 2.0L – 4.0L 2.0L – 4.0L
Fuel Tank Capacity 68L
Key Features 8-inch touch screen, navigation,
Apple CarPlay, Android Auto, HD
Radio, satellite radio, six- and
Lane departure warning, adaptive
cruise control, pre-collision alert,
Downhill Assist Control,
autonomous emergency braking,
and a road-sign recognition
Fuel Consumption 8.5 Km/L – 11.05 Km/L 9.0 Km/L - 14.4 Km/L
Length x Width x Height 5.25×1.78×1.87 m 5.17×1.76×1.88 m
BE FORWARD PRICE USD 3,390 – 69,960 USD 5,350 – 129,000
Interior & Exterior Comparison
In 1965 the Ranger was first introduced in America as a trim package of the bigger F-Series trucks but was dropped out in 1981, and in 1983 running to 2011 reintroduced when it was withdrawn in America due to the decline in demand for small pickup trucks.
The Ranger comes as a single-cab that has 2-doors and can accommodate the driver and one passenger in the cabin, a super-cab that has 2 full-size front doors and 2 back small doors with 4 seats with the back seats so limited, and the double cab with 4 regular doors and 5 seats. These models are available with the option of a 4×2 or 4×4 drivetrain.
The latest Ford Ranger based on the T6 platform was introduced in 2011 and designed by Ford Australia to replace the Mazda and American rebadged sourced Ranger.
The latest Ford Ranger has a modern, attractive, and tough-looking appearance; at the back, the lamps are embossed tailgate and LED tail Lamps.
(a) Cabin Storage
The interior of the Ranger has plenty of space, with interior comforts and features that differ depending on trim. The standard trims front seats are basic, they have a basic 4-way manual adjustment, with luxurious and sturdy cloth upholstery, and comfy abundant.
In both the first and second row, you will find storage booths that are good for storing items such as handbags, goggles, beverages, and smartphones. In the front row cabin, you will find door panel storage, 2 cup holders, door pockets with a bottle holder, a center console bin, and a glovebox. In the second row, you will find the front seat jacket storage and door storage panel only.
The Ford Ranger is fitted with a 6-foot or 5-foot bed. The Ranger with a 6-foot bed has satisfactory cargo space for carrying larger luggage, although the Ford Ranger with a 6-foot bed is the best choice for putting longer cargo.
It started as a utilitarian, small workhorse and advanced to a dual-purpose, fully-featured car. The Hilux has kept the same basic formula from its beginning in 1968, with a choice of diesel and petrol engines, 2WD and 4WD drive models.
The Hilux is available in 3 different outlines: a Single Cabin with 2-doors, 2-seats, and a long flatbed cargo area, an Extra Cabin with small back-hinged back doors, and a small backbench for 2 or 3 people depending on their size with a flatbed cargo area almost the same size as a single cabin, and the Double Cabin, which is a good option for families, with 4 full-sized doors and 5 seats, and a short flatbed cargo area.
The Toyota Hilux comes with slim projector headlights on earlier 8th generation models, LED headlamps (LED Daytime Running Lights (DRLs), LED tail-lamps, and 17-inch or 18-inch alloy wheels.
(a) Cabin Storage
The Hilux interior has been advanced with new features, such as a digital speedometer and redesigned binnacle which is now standard. Also, a trip computer that shows real-world fuel consumption is added.
In the cabin, you will find storage facilities that are for storing items such as goggles, handbags, beverages, and smartphones. In the first row, you will find 2 cup holders, a center box, a glovebox, and door panel storage. In the second row, there is storage on the door storage panel only.
The cargo space is somehow good for carrying luggage the same as the Ranger double cabin but it is adequate to carry more luggage or more. When more space is required you cannot add space. But the Toyota Hilux single cabin has more boot space compared to a ranger double cabin.
Engine, Performance & Fuel Consumption
(a) Engine & Performance
The 2nd generation Ford Ranger is powered by three engine choices such as 2.3L EcoBoost I4 turbo petrol engine, a 2.0L EcoBlue I4 turbo, 2.0L EcoBlue I4 twin-turbo, and 3.0L Power Stroke V6 turbo. These engines are mated to a 6-speed manual, 6-speed 6R80 automatic, or 10-speed Ford-GM SelectShift automatic.
The Ranger is powered by EcoBoost 2.3L DOHC 16V I4 turbo, direct injection attached to 10-speed Ford-GM 10R80 automatic produces a maximum power output of 270 hp and torque of 420 Nm.
While the Ranger is equipped with a Duratorq TDCi (P5AT) 3.2L DOHC 20V I5 common rail direct injection turbo, intercooler attached to a 6-speed Ford MT82 manual or 6-speed Ford 6R80 automatic produces a maximum power output of 197 hp and a torque of 470 Nm.
(b) Fuel Consumption
Depending on several factors, the Ranger fuel consumption is around 8.5 Km/L to 11.05.
(a) Engine & Performance
The 7th generation Hilux is powered by several engine size choices, 2.0L 1TR-FE VVT-i I4, 2.7L 2TR-FE VVT-i I4, 4.0L 1GR-FE VVT-i V6, 4.0L 1GR-FE supercharged VVT-i V6 petrol engine, 2.7L 2TR-FE VVT-i I4 Petrol/CNG, 2.4L 2L-T/2L-TE, 2.5L 2KD-FTV D-4D Turbodiesel I4 (102 hp: non-intercooler, 120 hp: intercooler), 2.5L 2KD-FTV D-4D VN-Turbo I4, and 3.0L 1KD-FTV D-4D turbocharged I4 diesel engines. These engines are attached to a 5-speed manual, 4-speed automatic, or 5-speed A750F automatic.
The latest Toyota Hilux AN120/AN130 is powered by 2.0L 1TR-FE I4, 2.7L 2TR-FE I4, 4.0L 1GR-FE V6 petrol engines, 2.4L 2GD-FTV turbocharged I4, 2.5L 2KD-FTV turbocharged I4, 2.5L 2KD-FTV turbocharged-intercooler I4, 2.8L 1GD-FTV turbocharged I4, 3.0L 1KD-FTV turbocharged I4, and 3.0L 5L-E I4 diesel engines. These engines are attached to a 5-speed R151 manual, 6-speed RC60/RC61 manual / iMT manual, 5-speed A750F automatic, or 6-speed AC60 Super Intelligent ECT automatic.
The Hilux comes with a 2.4L 2GD-FTV inline-4 common rail diesel with VNT attached to a 5-speed R151 manual, 6-speed RC60/RC60F manual, or 6-speed AC60E/AC60F automatic produces a maximum power output of 150 hp (110 kW) at 3,400 rpm and torque of 343 Nm at 1,400–2,800 rpm or a 400 N⋅m at 1,600–2,000 rpm.
While the Hilux is powered by a 2.7L 2TR-FE inline-4 fuel-injected petrol with Dual VVT-I attached with a 6-speed manual or 6-speed AC60E/AC60F automatic produces a maximum power output of 160 hp (120 kW) at 5,500 rpm and a torque of 246 Nm at 3,800 rpm.
(b) Fuel Consumption
Depending on the model and the engine size, the fuel economy is around 9.0 Km/L to 14.4 Km/L.
Ford Ranger and Toyota Hilux are the best pick-up trucks with amply power with comfortability but the Toyota seems to be a true off-road pickup truck while Ford Ranger seems to be a luxury pickup truck.
Both vehicles are good but in terms of towing capacity, the better choice is Toyota Hilux which is good for pulling heavy loads over the Ford Ranger. The Ranger has more horsepower than the Toyota Hilux which has a little less horsepower while the Hilux is the best in terms of higher torque.
The Ranger and the Hilux are some of those car models that are limitless in almost every detail of vehicle, but most of us look for an exterior look, a fuel-efficient vehicle, and disregard safety features and sometimes interior space.
Written by: Josephat Lukaza