Toyota Hilux vs Ford Ranger Drag Race ends in dominant victory
Priced at Rand 712,300 ($ 46,805) for this exact setup, the Ranger develops 177 horsepower (180 PS) and 310 pound-feet (420 Nm) of torque from 1,750 rpm. That’s more than enough for a 2.0L plant in this application, even more compared to Toyota’s bakkie.
The 2.4 GD-6 4×4 Raider AT gets its mojo from a four-cylinder turbodiesel that boasts 148 horsepower (150 hp) and 295 pound-feet (400 Nm) of torque from 1,600 rpm. These numbers might not impress you in the least, but remember that lower horsepower and larger displacement makes the 2GD-FTV a much less stressed engine than Ford’s EcoBlue block.
Priced at 627,900 rand ($ 41,275) at the time of drag racing, the Hilux in this configuration also has a more traditional six-speed forward automatic transmission. You may have already guessed which is the fastest pickup in a straight line, and you are not wrong. The Ranger doesn’t accelerate as fast off the start line, but higher torque and 10 forward gears make the difference. According to the South African magazine CAR, the Ranger crossed the finish line by two and a half lengths.