You work hard, day in and day out. You deserve a little fun every now and then. Whether that involves renovating the half-bath in your home, splashing in mud during flag football with your buddies, or exploring Mother Nature, you need a reliable truck by your side. In come the 2023 Ford Ranger and the 2023 Ram 1500.
Both trucks have made waves in Lewisville, Frisco, and The Colony TX, but which one is the better companion for you? Our Sam Pack's Five Star Ford of Lewisville team finds out in the comparison below!
TERRAIN MGMT SYSTEM™
BLIND SPOT INFORMATION SYSTEM
Design-wise, the Ford Ranger and the Ram 1500 have the same foundation despite being different sized trucks. Both models have convenience built into their framework; however, only one of these trucks offers more ways to personalize. Which one could it be?
With the Ford and the Ram, you can customize your truck to match your needs! Both models have two cab options apiece. The Ranger is available with a SuperCab or a SuperCrew cabin, whereas the Ram offers a Crew Cab and a Quad Cab. You’ll be able to pick a cab with the right amount of space for your crew!
You’ll find two cargo bed options on either truck, too. The Ranger has a 5-foot or a 6-foot bed available, while the 1500 offers a 5-foot-7-inch bed and a 6-foot-4-inch bed. Regardless of which truck you choose, you’ll have plenty of room for your cargo, like plywood, fishing poles, tents, or coolers!
Want more ways to make a lasting impression? Choose the Ford Ranger. This truck offers nine exterior paint options, while the Ram 1500 tops out at 6 colors. While both models have classic options like black, white, red, and blue paints, you can opt for more tones on the gray scale with the Ford, including Iconic Silver and Carbonized Gray.
If you’re into unique colors, the Ranger has them, too! Take your pick:
- Azure Gray – a gray-tone blue
- Cactus Gray – a green-tone gray
- Hot Pepper – an orange red
With more colors to choose from, Ford Ranger drivers can personalize their truck in a more unique way!
All trucks perform differently, and how your truck performs matters! If you want a model that can tow heavy loads, you’ll need to pick an option that can do that with ease. The same is true if you need a 4-wheeled playmate for nature excursions. Which truck offers the performance you crave?
Off the bat, the Ford Ranger and the Ram 1500 are sized differently and in different truck classes. How do they measure up to each other, though?
|Length||210.8 inches||228.9 inches|
|Width||73.3 inches||82.1 inches|
|Height||70.7 inches||77.6 inches|
|Wheelbase||126.8 inches||140.5 inches|
The smaller structure, especially the shorter wheelbase, of the Ford Ranger allows it to be more nimble, flexible, and agile on the road. This is beneficial for both trail riding and city cruising. If you want a model that maneuvers better, choose the Ford. If you need extra wiggle room, the Ram may be the better option. The choice is yours!
Maneuverability and adaptability come in handy when the wild is calling your name. Although each truck offers off-road-capable models to elevate these aspects, you may have an easier time adapting to your surroundings in the Ford Ranger.
With the available Terrain Management System™, Ranger drivers can dial into their surroundings with four selectable drive modes: Normal, Grass/Gravel/Snow, Mud/Ruts, and Sand. So, if your travels lead you to sandy shorelines, snow-covered paths, or uneven terrain, the Ford can instill more confidence in you than the Ram 1500, which goes without a comparable feature.
The Ford and the Ram let you unleash your wild side. However, safety should still be in the back of your mind. Thanks to driver-assistance aids in both trucks, you’ll always be covered. Which model provides more protection, though?
These trucks have two safety systems in common:
- Pre-Collision Assist with Automatic Emergency Braking
- BLIS® (Blind Spot Information System)
The difference? These features are standard on the Ranger and available on the Ram. Plus, the Ford’s BLIS® feature comes with Trailer Coverage, meaning you’ll have extra confidence when merging lanes even with your boat or pop-up attached.
The Ranger offers a few additional safety systems that are part of Ford Co-Pilot360™:
- Lane-Keeping System – Uses steering support and alerts to keep your truck within its lane.
- Auto High-Beam Headlamps – When activated, this feature toggles the high beams. If oncoming traffic is detected, the lights will automatically toggle to a lower setting.
These features are unique to the Ranger, meaning Ram 1500 drivers will need to result to their own devices during highway and late-night driving.
The 2023 Ranger and the 2023 1500 have lots to offer when you need to work hard and play hard in Lewisville, Frisco, and The Colony TX. However, with its added personalization, adaptability, and protection, we believe the Ford Ranger takes the cake.
Do you agree? If so, visit Sam Pack's Five Star Ford of Lewisville today to take a test drive!
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