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    Posted: 03 Dec 2019 at 10:02am
I have friends with both the 3.5 and 5.0. They both tow very well, both towing 5,000lb trailers.

Truthfully.. I would get the 5.0. The thing just sounds awesome. And I like V8's.
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Since were talking pods, and weights under 5,000 the new Ford Ranger should be very much an active player in this conversation I would think. I am guessing it has an ecoboost engine as well.  It has a 7,000 tow cap. same as an f150 XLT i've been told. It's still pretty pricey but probably save several thousand.

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Originally posted by mjlrpod

Since were talking pods, and weights under 5,000 the new Ford Ranger should be very much an active player in this conversation I would think. I am guessing it has an ecoboost engine as well.  It has a 7,000 tow cap. same as an f150 XLT i've been told. It's still pretty pricey but probably save several thousand. 
That's true. It's a 4-banger EcoBoost. As is true for all EcoBoost engines, it has lots of torque available at low RPM. If the shear size of the F-150 is an issue, the Ranger and most of its competitors (Tacoma, Frontier, Colorado, Canyon) would be roughly equivalent.
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