2023 Ford Ranger vs 2022 Toyota HiLux: Specs compared

The 2023 Ford Ranger is shaping up to be one of the hottest 4x4 releases of the year, so how does the current generation Toyota Hilux stack up to the new kid on the block?

2023 Ford Ranger V 2022 Toyota Hilux Specs Comparison

UPDATE: Now we've driven them!

The big moment is here. 4x4 editor Matt Raudonikis has now put the 2023 Ford Ranger and Toyota HiLux through the wringer together. Let's see how they go... hit the link below!

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It’s been a wild ride for fans of dual-cab utes in the past few weeks, with solid information from Ford, Volkswagen and Toyota coming in hot and fast.

There’s also news of an updated 2023 Toyota Hilux, with a wider stance and disc brakes being introduced on the rear end – although we haven’t seen this in the flesh yet, so we can’t offer a proper assessment yet. You can read about it here though.

Both the 2023 Ford Ranger and 2023 Volkswagen Amarok have been revealed, and both look to be a real step up in terms of power, refinement and day to day liveability.

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Let's get to it: Ranger v HiLux specs

For the sake of this exercise, we want to put a microscope on the current model Toyota Hilux that is still on sale (if you can get your hands on one) and how it compares to the next-generation 2023 Ford Ranger.

This is to see just how far, if at all, the new Ford Ranger is ahead of the outdated Hilux. Or, has Toyota nailed the HiLux formula to begin with and the Ranger is playing catch up?

We’ll update this article as more information comes to hand, but you must admit it’s a good time to be an Aussie four-wheel driver, with so many new off-road dual-cab utes coming onto the market in the near future.

Put on your glasses, pop on the kettle and take a closer look at these specs we’ve assembled on the 2022 Toyota Hilux vs the 2023 Ford Ranger.

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Vital weights and towing capacity

This is serious business. Get it wrong and not only is your vehicle unroadworthy, but also dangerous.

First up, the vital load and towing capacity specs that every caravaner or four-wheel driver will want to be aware of.

Check out the below specs to see how the current generation Toyota Hilux stacks up with the new 2023 Ford Ranger.

2023 Ford Ranger (V6 XLT Model)2022 Toyota Hilux (Dual Cab SR5)
Towing capacity3500kg Braked3500kg Braked
Kerb weight2285kg2110kg
GVM (Gross Vehicle Mass)3100kg3050kg
GCM (Gross Combined Mass)6400kg5850kg
Payload capacity995kg940kg

Engines compared

The last-generation Ford Ranger offered three engines throughout its lifetime, the larger 3.2L five-cylinder turbo diesel engine, a 2.0L bi-turbo and a 2.2L turbo diesel.

There are also three engine options on offer in the 2023 Ford Ranger, ranging in capacity from 2.0L to 3.0L – all turbo diesel, with one twin turbo.

The Hilux on the other hand, is offered with two engines. The most common and popular is the 2.8L 1GD-FTV producing a claimed maximum power figure of 150kW and 500Nm.

There is also the choice of a 2.4L 2GD-FTV turbo diesel available in lower Workmate trim specification which makes 110kW of power and 400Nm of torque between 1600 and 2000rpm. Let’s take a look at their power figures:

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2022 Previous generation Ford Ranger
3.2L 5-Cylinder Turbo Diesel147kW @ 3000rpm 470Nm @ 1750-2500rpm
2.0L 4-Cylinder Bi-Turbo Diesel157kW @ 3750rpm 500Nm @ 1750-2000rpm
2.2L 4-Cylinder Turbo Diesel118kW @ 3200rpm 385Nm @ 1600rpm
2023 New generation Ford Ranger
2.0L 4-Cylinder Turbo Diesel125kW and 405Nm
2.0L 4-Cylinder Twin-Turbo154kW and 500Nm
3.0L V6 Turbo Diesel184kW and 600Nm
2022 Toyota Hilux 
2.4L 2GD-FTV 4-Cylinder Turbo Diesel 110kW and 400Nm 
2.8L 1GD-FTV  4-cylinder Turbo Diesel150kW and 500Nm 
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Dimensions compared

One of the bigger news items here is that the new Ford Ranger is a larger vehicle than the one it replaces, both in terms of wheelbase and overall dimensions.

That's a good thing overall, as it will provide a more relaxed ride when loaded up, or when carting around passengers – somewhat at the expense of the vehicle’s ramp-over angle.

There’s certainly some interesting data to sift though on both makes and models, especially if you are in the market for a new dual-cab ute.

  2023 Ford Ranger 2022 Toyota Hilux
Width 1918mm 1855mm
Height 1884mm 1865mm
Length 5370mm 5265mm
Track 1610mm 1535mm Front 1550mm Rear
Wheelbase 3270mm 3085mm
Ramp over 23 degrees 25 degrees
Approach 30 degrees 31 degrees
Departure NA 26 degrees
Wading depth 800mm 700mm 

So which ute would you be taking home? The 2022 Toyota Hilux or the 2023 Ford Ranger?


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