Ford has finally brought back the Ranger. The compact truck that once left the market in 2011, has finally returned to sway the customers again. This compact truck will go head to head with the Chevrolet Colorado and also the Toyota Tacoma, as well. Its body is made of good old-fashioned type steel.
Unlike its aluminium-bodied F-150 sibling, the Ranger will launch with a segment type exclusive turbocharged four-cylinder engine. And also with a 10-speed automatic transmission. With mid-size pickup trucks sales increasing in for General Motors’ Colorado, Ford is very much eager to get into the competition as well. This will help in getting a slice of the profits too. Therefore, without much talking, let’s jump into the more details about this compact truck.
2019 Ford Ranger Engine And Specifications
The 2019 Ford Ranger was only not available on the US market. But, other than that, it was available in practically every market in the world. Therefore, it can be easily said that the 2019 Ford Ranger is the car now available for domestic purchases.
Ford is trying to keep things simple in the powertrain department. Therefore, it is now offering a 2.3-liter EcoBoost inline-four cylinder engine. This will also have a 10-speed automatic transmission as the sole powertrain. Featuring a nice forged crankshaft and connecting rods and a double-roller timing chain. The aluminium 2.3-liter has been truly beefed up for heavy truck duty. Apart from that, the Explorer’s version of the engine is very much improved as well.
While Ford hasn’t yet revealed any output figures, it’s no secret that the Ranger’s 2.3-liter is closely related to the 280 BHP. The 2.3-liter in the current Explorer is kind of relative to the 310 BHP version that lives under the hood of the Mustang. Based on that, it will land at somewhere around 300 BHP and 350 lb-ft of torque in the 2019 Ford Ranger.
The FX2 (two-wheel drive) and FX4 (four-wheel drive) off-road versions get electronic locking rear differentials as standard. This combined with other goodies including all types of terrain tires and dampers tuned for off-road activity.
There is also a steel front bash plate, steel skid plates, and, of course, FX badging, etc. The Ranger FX4 also comes with a Terrain Management System to optimize off-road travel. There are four modes – normal, grass, gravel and snow, mud and ruts and only Sand. There is also a new Trail Control System, which offers cruise like control convenience for low-speed and off-road driving.
2019 Ford Ranger Features And Interior
The interior features room for five, under seat storage in the rear, and dual LCD info screens in the instrument panel. Available Sync 3 brings in Apple CarPlay and Android Auto compatibility. Ford+Alexa personal-assistant functionality is there. Also, it has optional navigation and an 8.0-inch centre touchscreen. 4G LTE connectivity with support for up to 10 devices is optional.
The compact truck also has sufficient space inside, to accommodate a good amount of passengers. The inside is very well built and shows off the premium styling as well. This makes the whole experience a lot better and smoother as well.
2019 Ford Ranger Price and Release Date
The 2019 Ford Ranger will start at $24,000 mostly. The 2019 Ford Ranger is expected to be released around the end of 2018, for now.
Therefore, it can be easily seen that Ford is trying very hard to gain an upper hand in the compact truck segment. It isn’t going to be easy for Ford, but at least without trying, you can’t be successful at anything, right? We hope Ford continue this experiment, and thus bring good value to the customers as a whole.