2021 Ford Ranger vs Toyota Hilux Comparison: Spec Sheet Battle

Updated Mar 14, 2022

Two high-spec truck variants go head-to-head.

In this article...

  1. Tough Trucks
  2. Exterior
  3. Interior
  4. Engine and Performance
  5. Safety
  6. Variants and Price
  7. Conclusion

2021 Ford Ranger Wildtrak vs Toyota Hilux Conquest (4x4): Tough Trucks

Filipinos love pickup trucks. That’s a given. We use it to carry heavy loads even on harsh terrain, and many even use it as a capable and reliable family vehicle.  

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Of course, the bevy of options in the market resulted in one of the greatest rivalries in the Philippine automotive industry: the Toyota Hilux vs the Ford Ranger.  

On the Ford side, we have the Ranger. It’s an old nameplate that was used as the name of a Ford F-Series truck from 1965 to 1981. It wasn’t until 2011 when Ford Australia finished designing the T6, which was given the name: Ford Ranger. 

On the Toyota side, we have the Hilux. An equally long-lasting model that never left Toyota’s lineup since 1968.  

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Years after these pickup trucks were introduced, they’re still very popular. And of course, the one or the other has become the go-to vehicle for many who are seeking an off-road capable, 4x4 pickup truck that can take the rigors of Philippine terrain. 

So now we’ve come to this question; which is better spec-wise? The Toyota Hilux Conquest 4x4 or the Ford Ranger Wildtrak Biturbo 4x4? Two high-spec models from their model’s variant lineups. 
 

2021 Ford Ranger Wildtrak vs Toyota Hilux Conquest: Exterior

If we’re talking about size, the Ranger Wildtrak is 5,354mm long, 1,860mm wide, and 1,848mm high. The Toyota made pickup truck in turn measures 5,325mm in length, is 1,900mm wide, and is 1,845mm high. To sum it up, the Ranger Wildtrak is longer, while the Toyota Hilux is wider. 

A picture of the Ford Ranger Wildtrak

The Ford Ranger Wildtrak

The Ranger Wildtrak also has a longer wheelbase at 3,220mm, which is 135 mm longer than the Hilux’s 3,085mm. The Ford model also has 232 mm of ground clearance, whereas the Toyota model has a bit more at 279mm. 

Ford Ranger Wildtrak Biturbo 2.0 4x4 AT 

Dimensions 

Toyota Hilux Conquest 2.8 4x4 AT 

5,354mm 

Length 

5,325mm 

1,860mm 

Width 

1,900mm 

1,848mm 

Height 

1,845mm 

3,220mm 

Wheelbase 

3,085mm 

232 mm 

Ground Clearance 

279mm 

When it comes to exterior design, both the Hilux Conquest and the Ranger Wildtrak Biturbo are more rugged looking than their lower spec counterparts. Both models have no chrome making for a darker, sportier look, plus the Conquest even has a totally different grille than the standard Toyota Hilux.  

Regardless of how different they are on the outside, these two models are really attractive pickup trucks, each with their own take on each of their respective, tried and true designs.  

A picture of the front of the Toyota Hilux Conquest

The Toyota Hilux Conquest

In terms of this high-spec Hilux vs Ranger discussion, we can safely say that they’re pretty much comparable. Both have LED fog lamps and daytime running lamps, and both have LED headlamps. Both also come front fog lamps, a bedliner, power-folding side mirrors, and a sports bar. 

The Ranger however, does have rain-sensing wipers, which are absent on the Toyota Hilux Conquest. 

Ford Ranger Wildtrak Biturbo 2.0 4x4 AT 

Exterior Equipment 

Toyota Hilux Conquest 2.8 4x4 AT 

LED 

Headlights 

LED 

With 

Headlight auto-leveling 

With 

LED 

Daytime Running Lights 

LED 

LED 

Turn signal lamps 

Halogen 

LED 

Taillights 

LED 

With 

Front Fog lights 

N/A 

With 

Roof rails 

With 

18-inch 

Wheel size 

18-inch 

Alloy 

Wheel type 

Alloy 

2021 Ford Ranger Wildtrak vs Toyota Hilux Conquest: Interior

Inside, both the Ranger Wildtrak and the Toyota Hilux are very reminiscent of their SUV counterparts: the Ford Everest and the Toyota Fortuner respectively. Both are quite spacious, and can fit five people including the driver. Both also feature well-arranged dashboards as well. 

Ford Ranger Wildtrak Biturbo 2.0 4x4 AT 

Interior Equipment 

Toyota Hilux Conquest 2.8 4x4 AT 

Leather 

Seat Material 

Fabric 

Electronic 

Driver’s seat adjustment 

Manual 

Tilt and Telescopic 

Steering wheel adjustment 

Tilt  

Automatic 

Air-conditioning type 

Automatic 

Push button w/ keyless entry 

Ignition 

Push button w/ Smart entry 

Seating capacity 

With regards to driving convenience features both trucks also feature cruise control. The one on the Ranger however is adaptive, whereas the cruise control on the Hilux is not. Moreover, the Ranger Biturbo also provides an eight-way power-adjustable driver’s seat, while the Hilux gets a manually adjustable driver’s seat.  

A picture of the Ford Ranger Wildtrak's interior.

Inside the Ford Ranger Wildtrak

Both the Hilux Conquest and the Ranger Wildtrak however come with each of their own automatic climate control systems, auto-dimming rearview mirrors, keyless entry with a push to start button, and automatic headlamps. Both also have six speakers, USB charging ports, and 12-volt charging outlets. 

Moreover, both trucks are kitted out with eight-inch touchscreen headunits. These touchscreens both come with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. Each is then linked up to a six-piece speaker system. 

A picture of the Toyota Hilux Conquest's cockpit.

A peek inside the Toyota Hilux Conquest's interior

Last but not the least, the Hilux Conquest gets fabric clad seats, whereas the Ranger Wildtrak Biturbo comes with leather seats. Both models do come with leather-wrapped steering wheels. 

Ford Ranger Wildtrak Biturbo 2.0 4x4 AT 

On-board tech 

Toyota Hilux Conquest 2.8 4x4 AT 

8-inch touchscreen 

Infotainment system 

8-inch touchscreen 

Apple CarPlay, Android Auto, Bluetooth, USB 

Connectivity options 

Apple CarPlay, Android Auto, Bluetooth, USB 

6 speakers 

# of speakers 

6 Speakers 

With 

Offline Navigation 

With 

With 

Power-folding side mirror 

With 

With 

Auto-dimming rearview mirror 

With 

With 

Rain-sensing wipers 

None 

 

2021 Ford Ranger Wildtrak vs Toyota Hilux Conquest: Engine and Performance

The Ranger Wildtrak Biturbo 4x4 AT is slightly more powerful than the Hilux Conquest. This is thanks to its 2.0-liter biturbo diesel inline-4, the same engine that the Ford Ranger Raptor uses.  

A picture of the Ford Ranger Raptor Biturbo's engine.

Ford's 2.0-liter Biturbo diesel inline-4 engine

Aboard the Ranger Wildtrak, the said engine can make 213 horsepower at 3,750 rpm and 500 Nm of torque at 1,750-2,000 rpm. Power is sent to all four wheels through a 10-speed automatic. The Ranger Wildtrak also comes with a nifty shift-on-the-fly knob and a locking rear differential. 

In comparison, the Toyota Hilux Conquest 4x4 AT’s 2.8-liter 1GD-FTV turbo diesel inline-4 can make 204 horsepower at 3,000-3,400 rpm and 500 Nm at 1,600-2,400 rpm. It also has a locking rear differential plus an auto disconnect front differential, but its transmission is a six-speed automatic which means it has shorter legs than the Ranger. 

A picture of the Toyota Hilux Conquest's engine bay showing its engine

The Hilux's 2.8-liter 1GD-FTV inline-4 turbodiesel engine

Note though that the Hilux Conquest has a manual version and that point cannot be ignored by hardcore off-road people. But, if it comes to top speed, the Ranger Wildtrak biturbo might have the advantage. 

Specs 

Ford Ranger Wildtrak Biturbo 2.0 4x4 AT 

Toyota Hilux Conquest 2.8 4x4 AT 

Engine 

Inline-4 Biturbo diesel 

Inline-4 turbodiesel 

Displacement 

2.0-liters 

2.8-liters 

Transmission 

10-speed automatic w/ paddle shifters 

Six-speed automatic 

Horsepower 

210 horsepower 

201 horsepower 

Torque 

500 Nm 

500 Nm 

Drivetrain  

4x4 

4x4 

Differential lock 

With  

With  

2021 Ford Ranger Wildtrak vs Toyota Hilux Conquest: Safety

In terms of safety, both the Ranger Wildtrak Biturbo 4x4 and the Hilux Conquest 4x4 come standard with anti-lock braking with electronic brake-force distribution, stability control, traction control, ISOFIX child seat anchors, hill-descent control, hill-start assist, a rear-view camera, rear parking sensors, an engine immobilizer, as well as a car alarm. 

The Toyota Hilux Conquest however, does have a panoramic view monitor, which is absent on the Ranger Wildtrak Biturbo.  

Apart from those, the Ranger Wildtrak Biturbo also comes with a whole host of driver-assist features which aren’t present on the Toyota Hilux Conquest. These include active parking assist, lane keep assist, lane departure warning, and autonomous emergency braking. 

Last but not the least, the Toyota Hilux Conquest has seven airbags, while the Ford Ranger Wildtrak has six airbags. 

Ford Ranger Wildtrak Biturbo 2.0 4x4 AT 

Safety equipment 

Toyota Hilux Conquest 2.8 4x4 AT 

Airbags 

With 

Antilock braking with EBD 

With 

With 

Reverse Camera 

With 

None 

360-degree camera 

With 

Adaptive 

Cruise control 

Standard 

With 

Hill-start assist 

With 

With 

Hill descent control 

With 

With 

Stability control 

With 

With 

ISOFIX child seat tethers 

With 

With 

Lane departure warning 

None 

With 

Blind-spot detection 

None 

With 

Engine immobilizer 

With 

With 

Security alarm 

With 

With 

Speed sensing door locks 

With 

With 

Emergency braking 

None 

With 

Parking Assist 

None 

2021 Ford Ranger Wildtrak vs Toyota Hilux Conquest: Variants and Price

Ford Ranger Variants 

Price 

Ranger XLS 2.2 4x2 MT 

Php 1,155,000 

Ranger XLS 2.2 4x2 AT 

Php 1,215,000 

Ranger XLT 2.2 4x2 MT 

Php 1,299,000 

Ranger XLS 2.2 4x4 MT 

Php 1,304,000 

Ranger FX4 2.2 4x2 MT 

Php 1,320,000 

Ranger XLT 2.2 4x2 AT 

Php 1,330,000 

Ranger FX4 2.2 4x4 MT 

Php 1,450,000 

Ranger Wildtrak 2.0 4x2 MT 

Php 1,480,000 

Ranger FX4 2.2 4x4 AT 

Php 1,510,000 

Ranger Wildtrak 2.0 4x2 AT 

Php 1,540,000 

Ranger Wildtrak 2.0 biturbo 4x4 AT 

Php 1,728,000 

Ranger FX4 Max 2.0 Biturbo 

Php 1,758,000 

 

Toyota Hilux Variants 

Price 

Hilux Cab and Chassis 2.4 4x2 MT 

Php 843,000 

Hilux Cargo 2.4 4x2 MT 

Php 946,000 

Hilux J 2.4 4x2 MT 

Php 952,000 

Hilux FX w/o Rear AC 2.4 4x2 MT 

Php 1,029,000 

Hilux FX w/AC 2.4 4x2 MT 

Php 1,067,000 

Hilux J 2.4 4x4 MT 

Php 1,148,000 

Hilux G 2.4 4x2 MT 

Php 1,250,000 

Hilux G 2.4 4x2 AT 

Php 1,325,000 

Hilux Conquest 2.4 4x2 MT 

Php 1,420,000 

Hilux Conquest 2.4 4x2 AT 

Php 1,495,000 

Hilux Conquest 2.8 4x4 MT 

Php 1,800,000 

Hilux Conquest 2.8 4x4 AT 

Php 1,875,000 

Hilux GR Sport 2.8 4x4 AT 

Php 1,985,000 

2021 Ford Ranger Wildtrak vs Toyota Hilux Conquest: Conclusion

To conclude this comparison, we can safely say that both of these trucks are more than capable of off-road feats. At the same, both can also function as a comfortable and practical daily driver, or even as a family chariot. 

In terms of safety though, it is plain to see that the Ranger Wildtrak does offer a bit more as it comes with a more advanced driver-assist suite. In turn, the Hilux can provide more due to having one more airbag. 

ranger wildtrak rearHilux Conquest rear

Which do you think is better-looking from the rear? Use the slider to compare them

So which is better? Well, it depends on your taste. Also, you might want to give each truck a test drive before settling on a final choice.  

As a side note, the 2022 Ford Ranger is coming to the Philippine market soon. This is the next-generation version, so some of you might want to wait for this new model. 

For a new 2022 Toyota Hilux, new is yet to come out of this from the Japanese brand. Then again, the marque might surprise us in the near future with an all-new version. For now, keep reading here on Philkotse for future updates. 

Cesar G.B. Miguel

Cesar G.B. Miguel

Author

Cesar Guiderone B. Miguel was born and raised in Iligan City, Lanao Del Norte. He graduated in 2010 with a Bachelor of Arts in English degree from Mindanao State University - Iligan Institute of Technology. He previously worked as a freelance writer for various websites, as a member of the Iligan City Disaster Risk Reduction Management's training staff, and as a medical sales representative.

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