If We Won the Lottery, here’s the Ford Truck We’d Buy…
Provided that money was no object, most Ford truck fans would pick the new F-150 diesel over the upcoming Bronco or Ranger in any trim.
Whenever comparing trucks across multiple segments, it is hard to factor price into the equation, so when considering whether we would buy the 2019 Ranger, the 2020 Bronco and the 2018 F-150 diesel, price would play a key role. However, if price truly didn’t matter – perhaps in the event that we won a million-dollar lottery or a contest for a free vehicle – picking between these three Ford trucks comes down to which best meets my needs.
Today, we look at which of these upcoming models Ford truck lovers would likely buy if there was literally no concern of cost.
If Money was No Object
We won’t beat around the bush with this question. If money was no object and most Ford fans had to pick between the 2018 F-150 with the Power Stroke diesel, the 2019 Ranger or the 2020 Bronco, we would pick the diesel-powered half-ton in a heartbeat. We would pick the F-150 because it offers the most power, the greatest capabilities, the most interior space, the most premium features and it comes with much of the same aftermarket support as the gas-powered Ford trucks.
The Power Comparison
When the 2019 Ford Ranger goes on sale later this year in the United States, the only available engine will be the 2.3-liter EcoBoost 4-cylinder. We don’t have power figures for the mid-sized pickup, but that same engine in the Explorer offers 280 horsepower and 310 lb-ft of torque.
On the other hand, the 2018 Ford F-150 with the new 3.0-liter Power Stroke diesel engine delivers 250 horsepower and 440 lb-ft of torque, providing the bigger truck with a little less horsepower, but a whole lot more torque. That torque will give the F-150 more low-end grunt whether you are driving it with a load of lumber, a horse trailer or no extra weight, likely making the new half-ton diesel the more engaging of the truck pickups.
As for the Bronco, it will be built in the same plant as the Ranger on the same chassis platform as the Ranger, so it will likely feature the same EcoBoost engine and the same power levels. However, shy of a true high performance model, the F-150 would get ourvote over a mid-sized SUV.