In my opinion both are great boats however today's Ranger is not owned by Wood anymore. Just saying the quality of the new Rangers is not the same as the pre Morrison buy out. One thing to consider is the motor and where you plan to get it serviced. My opinion Yamaha is tops and Mercury is good, Evinrude still has issues and in Arizona we have no Evinrude mechanics so those motors go to California to get serviced. Also no Bass Pro or Cabela's will service anything other than Mercury. Just a heads up on motor choices, I suggest making sure you have a qualified mechanic in your area before your final decision on your purchase.