Pickup trucks today are not only functional, but also incredibly convenient and comfy — with almost sedan-like features and creature comforts.
Of course, pickups are practical if you frequently need to transport huge items. They are typically built with a sturdy chassis and have enough power to handle hefty payloads even across rough terrain.
Just recently, Ford Philippines launched the all-new F-150, which is considered as the most powerful full-size truck in the brand’s lineup.
With its unparalleled ruggedness and reliability, the F-150 has become the global standard in pickup trucks. It has received a lot of positive feedback for its notably sturdy construction, excellent performance, best-in-class capabilities, and suite of innovative technologies.
Under the F-150’s hood is a 3.0-liter four-valve DOHC Power Stroke V6 turbo diesel engine with auto start-stop technology. It churns out a maximum power output of 253ps and a maximum torque of 596Nm — mated to a 10-speed SelectShift automatic transmission with progressive range select and selectable drive modes.
The F-150 is also equipped with unique pickup features such as LED cargo box lighting with zone lighting and power-deployable running boards with kick switch.
The cabin has been fully revamped to improve the occupants’ experience in terms of style, comfort, utility, and technology. It comes with a twin-panel moonroof, a 12-inch digital instrument cluster screen, and a Stowable Shifter. Other notable features include remote keyless entry, accessory delay for power features, dual-zone electronic automatic temperature controls, and power-adjustable pedals with memory feature.
The F-150 also comes with numerous smart and safety features, including the all-new Sync4, wireless Apple CarPlay, Android Auto, an eight-speaker Bang & Ofulsen sound system, a 12-inch LCD center stack touchscreen, and six USB charging ports.
To boost the driver’s confidence on the road, the F-150 also comes standard with Ford Co-Pilot 360 2.0 and a 360-degree camera with Active Park Assist 2.0.
If you are looking for a more affordable alternative, you may consider the Ford Ranger Raptor, which is also known for its outstanding off-road capabilities.
The Ranger Raptor is powered by a 2.0-liter bi-turbo diesel engine that generates a maximum power output of 213ps at 3,750rpm and a maximum torque of 500Nm from 1,750 to 2,000rpm. This engine is mated to a 10-speed automatic transmission.
On the inside, the Ranger Raptor is equipped with a 4.2-inch dual color cluster screen and an eight-inch color touchscreen infotainment display. It also comes with Ford’s Sync3 technology, as well as Apple CarPlay, Android Auto, and Bluetooth.
To ensure the safety of every occupant, the Ranger Raptor comes standard with pre-collision assist, lane keeping aid, cruise control, electronic stability control, hill descent control, hill launch assist, parking sensors, rear view camera, and child seat Isofix anchorage points.
We further compare the two Ford pickup trucks on the chart below. Which one do you think fits your budget and needs?
Ford F-150 Lariat Diesel 4x4 AT Supercrew
Ford Ranger Raptor 4x4 AT
3.0-liter Four-valve DOHC Power Stroke V6 Turbo Diesel with Auto Start-Stop Technology
2.0-liter Bi-Turbo Diesel
Maximum Power Output (ps/rpm)
Maximum Torque (Nm/rpm)
10-speed SelectShift Automatic Transmission with Progressive Range Select and Selectable Drive Modes
10-speed Automatic with Paddle Shifters
Fuel Tank Capacity (L)
Front: Coil-over Shock Double Wishbone with Gas-pressurized Shock Absorbers
Rear: Two-stage variable-rate Leaf-spring with Staggered, Outboard-mounted Shock Absorbers
Front: Aluminum Double Wishbone with Fox Racing Shocks with Internal Bypass Dampers and Anti-Roll Bar
Rear: Coil-over Shock with Fox Racing Shocks with Internal Bypass Reservoir Dampers and Watt’s Link
Ventilated Large Discs
Electronic Power-assisted Steering (EPAS)
Electronic Power-assisted Steering (EPAS)
Wheel Size and Type
20-inch Six-spoke Dark Alloy Aluminum
275/60R20 BSW All-Terrain
LED Reflector with Dynamic Bending
Daytime Running Lamps
Front Fog Lamps
LED with Cornering Lamps
Power-folding with Heated Glass, Memory, Integrated Turn Signal Indicators and Auto-Dimming on Driver’s Side
Power-folding, Power-adjustable with Side Turn Indicators
Tailgate Lift Assist
Cargo Box Lighting
EasyFuel Capless Fuel Filler
With Four Premium Locking Cleats
Smart Keyless Entry with Push-button Start
12-inch Digital Instrument Cluster Screen
4.2-inch Dual Color Cluster Screen
Dual-zone Electronic Automatic
12V Power Outlet
12-inch LCD Center Stack Touchscreen with Sync 4 with Enhanced Voice Recognition
8-inch Color Touchscreen with Sync 3 with Voice-Activated Controls
Apple CarPlay and Android Auto
Eight-speaker B&O Sound System with Subwoofer
Leather with Unique Raptor Accent
Driver: 10-way Power, Heated, and Ventilated with Memory
Front Passenger: Multi-adjustable Power, Heated, and Ventilated
Rear: Heated, 60/40 Split One-touch Flip-up with Folding Armrest with Cupholders
Driver: Eight-way Power Adjust
Front Passenger: Manual Adjust
Rear: Bench Seat with Center Armrest and Fold-up Function
With Roll Stability Control (RSC)
With Automatic Emergency Braking
With Autonomous Emergency Braking and Pedestrian Detection
Blind Spot Information System (BLIS)
Lane Keeping Aid
Reverse Brake Assist
Intelligent Adaptive Cruise Control with Stop-and-Go, Lane Centering, and Speed Sign Recognition
Evasive Steering Assist
Anti-Lock Brake System (ABS)
Electronic Brakforce Distribution (EBD)
Hill Start Assist
Dual-stage Driver and Front Passenger Airbags, Front Side Airbags, and Safety Canopy System with Side-curtain Airbags
Driver and Front Passenger Airbags, Side Airbags, and Curtain Airbags.
SOS Post-Crash Alert System
Trailer Sway Control
Forward Sensing System
Tow Technology Package
Pro-Trailer Backup Assist with Trailer Reverse Guidance, Trailer Brake Controller, and Smart Trailer Tow Connectorand Trailer Coverage
Active Park Assist 2.0
Advanced Security Pack with SecuriLock Passive Anti-Theft System, Inclusion/Intrusion Sensors, and Perimeter Alarm
Volumetric Burglar Alarm System
Available Body Colors
Agate Black Metallic, Iconic Silver Metallic, Lead Foot, Oxford White, Rapid Red Metallic Tinted Clearcoat, Velocity Blue Metallic, and Carbonized Grey Metallic
Arctic White, Absolute Black, Conquer Gray, Performance Blue, and True Red
Photos from Ford Philippines