When it comes to selecting your next Ford to navigate Hamilton, Madison, and Morrisville, NY, the 2021 Ford Bronco and the 2020 Ford Ranger likely sit high on your list of considerations. But how do you know which of these reliable vehicles will best support all your personal and professional endeavors?

To help you decide, our team at Friendly Ford of Hamilton put together this comparison of the Ford Ranger vs. Ford Bronco. As you explore how these two models match up head to head, feel free to give us a call with any questions!

Ford Capability & Design


Ford Ranger


Ford Bronco


Body Style






Maximum Towing Capacity


7,500 lbs.


3,500 lbs.


With the 2020 Ford Ranger, you can expect to tow things like a small camping trailer, water-ski boat, or on-site equipment. So, whether you need to haul things for work or play, you'll have the power you need with the Ranger.

Its truck bed has a total of 51.8 cubic feet and carries a maximum payload of 1,860 pounds; this enables you to load up the rear with materials or gear.

The Bronco still gives you the freedom to bring oversized toys like jet skis, snowmobiles, or a travel trailer to your favorite outdoor retreats. An ample cargo area with up to 77.6 cubic feet behind the first row makes way for plenty of in-cabin storage, too. Plus, the optional removable top and doors effortlessly elevate your journeys even more.

Efficiency & Performance: 2020 Ranger vs 2021 Bronco

Both Ford models offer EcoBoost® engine options to maximize efficiency. They're paired with a 10-speed electronic transmission for ultra-smooth gear shifts. In the 2020 Ranger, a Tow/Haul Mode is available for optimal performance while towing.

Another performance-enhancing feature in both the Bronco and the Ranger is the Terrain Management System™. The 2020 Ford Ranger offers four Selectable Drive Modes, while the 2021 Ford Bronco offers 7 G.O.A.T. Modes. G.O.A.T. stands for, "Goes Over Any Terrain."

Drivers interested in more serious off-roading adventures will likely find the Bronco better equipped. However, the Ranger will also enable you to maneuver across challenging road conditions with confidence.

Ford Interiors & Safety Features

Additionally, inside the 2021 Bronco and the 2020 Ranger, you will discover similar amenities like ambient lighting options and an immersive 10-speaker B&O Sound System by Bang & Olufsen upgrade. These mood-boosting features amplify the driving experience.

Along with that, both Ford models set you up for success thanks to the following available driver-assist features:

  • Pre-Collision Assist with Automatic Emergency Braking: If an oncoming collision is detected, the brakes activate automatically to avoid or mitigate an impact.
  • BLIS® (Blind Spot Information System): Warns you if a fellow driver enters or sits in your blind spot, so you can merge safely.
  • Lane-Keeping System: Alerts you if you begin to swerve or sway out of the marked lines on the road.

With these systems on board, you'll feel like you have an attentive co-pilot by your side.

Choose Your Ford: 2021 Bronco or 2020 Ranger?

Ultimately, either Ford model may be a better fit for you. If greater off-roading capability and an open-air cabin matter to you most, the 2021 Ford Bronco will deliver. However, if you want to tow heavier items, along with the flexibility of a truck bed, the 2020 Ford Ranger provides.

To experience one or both Ford models in person, contact us at Friendly Ford of Hamilton to schedule your test drive near Hamilton, Madison, and Morrisville, NY, today!

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