A pickup truck is a light-duty truck with a closed front cabin and an open cargo area at the back. The cargo area can be covered using protective material using hooks on the side. It also has low sidewalls and a tailgate.
Although the use of pickup trucks is relatively new in India, the principle of these vehicles is not. For decades, freight has been transported on trucks with an open space at the back.
Pickup trucks are incredibly adaptable and handy, whether they’re used for transporting food on uneven terrain or moving passengers, equipment, or other material from one place to the next. Counted among the most popular pickup trucks are the Toyota Hilux(D4D) and Ford Ranger.
Toyota Hilux vs Ford Ranger
The difference between Toyota Hilux and Ford Ranger is that the Toyota Hilux model has some better features than the Ford Ranger. The Toyota Hilux has more ground clearance at 279 mm while the Ford Ranger only has 273 mm of ground clearance and also consumes less fuel than the Ford Ranger.
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The pick-up trucks are almost the same but have a few different features like the length, width, fuel consumption, comfort, power etc.
The Toyota Hilux is one of the best-selling pick-up trucks in Australia. The first ever model came back in 1968, and since then the company has launched various models of the series. The latest model top notch facilities making it an ideal buy.
On the other hand, the Ford Ranger is a pick-up truck manufactured by the company Ford. The first model of the Ford Ranger came out in 1983. The current model is available in 6 colors. It consumes more fuel than the Toyota Hilux, about 8.9 L per hundred kilometers.
|Parameters of Comparison||Toyota Hilux||Ford Ranger|
|First Model||Launched in 1968||Launched in 1983|
|Company||Manufactured by Toyota||Manufactured by Ford|
|Oil Capacity||6-7 liters capacity||9.8 liters capacity|
|Weight||It weighs just over 2 tonnes||It weighs around 2.2 tonnes|
|Length||5.3 meters in length||5.4 meters long in length|
|Colors||Latest-model available in 7 colors||Latest-model available in 6 colours|
What is Toyota Hilux?
Toyota began production of the Hilux(then named RN10) in March 1968. with a 1.5 L inline-four engine producing 77 PS (57 kW; 76 horsepower) in Japanese market standard.
It was offered in Japan at Toyota Store and Toyopet Store, two retail chains run by Toyota Japan dealerships. The engine was modified to allow for a claimed top speed of 130 km/h.
The Toyota Hilux has become the default pick up for many. It is available in seven colours. The Hilux is 5.3 m long and just under 1.9 m wide. There is 279 mm of ground clearance, a generous 31° approach and a 26° departure angle.
There is a 700 mm weight depth without a snorkel. In terms of weight, it is just over 2 tonnes.
Under the bonnet of the Toyota is a 2.8 liter Four Cylinder Turbo Diesel and 174 horsepower available on a low block from 1600 to 2400 rpm. It a fuel consumption of just 8.4 liters per 100 km.
The car is fitted with a diesel particle filter system. It has a great tow range. It has space for a spare wheel under the tub.
What is Ford Ranger?
Ford reintroduced the Ranger name as a customization package for F-Series trucks in 1965, and a Bronco Ranger was produced in 1972. The Ranger trim package was available during the 1981 model year and served as a mid-level to high-level trim package.
The Ranger trim line was dropped from Ford’s light vehicles after the 1981 model year, mostly in anticipation of the company’s 1983 small pickup truck.
The current T6 model is available in 6 colors and there have only been a few tweaks in the latest model. It is 5.4 m long and just over 1.9 m wide making it a little bigger than the Toyota. It weighs around 2.2 tonnes.
It has a lower ground clearance at 273 mm as well as slightly less aggressive angles at 29 and 21 degrees respectively. There are 2 engine options for the Ford Ranger which is great.
Here you get 147 Kilowatts or 197 horsepower and 417 meters again available low between 1750 and 2500 rpm. It has spare wheel space under the tub. It has more fuel consumption than the Toyota Hilux at 8.9 liters per 100 km.
It has a great tow range. Nothing that you ever tow with ever come close to its maximum tow range.
Main Differences Between Toyota Hilux and Ford Ranger
- The first model of the Toyota Hilux came out in 1968 while the first model of the Ford Ranger came out in 1983.
- The Ford Ranger is a pickup truck that is manufactured by Ford. At the same time, the Toyota Hilux is a pickup truck that is manufactured by Toyota.
- The Toyota Hilux is 5.3 m long and just under 1.9 m wide and the Ford Ranger is 5.4 m long and just over 1.9 m wide.
- The Toyota Hilux is available in 7 colors and the Ford Ranger is available in 6 colors.
- The Toyota Hilux has a ground clearance of 279 mm. The Ford Ranger has a little less ground clearance at 273 mm.
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