The Ford Ranger will return for the 2019 model year. Last offered back in 2011, the long-running pickup was initially stopped due to drooping sales. Nevertheless, a revival in need for little pickups has actually apparently triggered Ford to reconsider its method of relying practically completely on the F-150 and its large variety of setups to fit the requirements of purchasers.
2019 Ford Ranger Trim Levels
The born-again Ranger is a midsize pickup that looks like the variation provided overseas, with a rugged appearance that does not simply imitate the bigger F-150. Ford states the vehicle’s powertrain and chassis have actually been adjusted to match North American purchasers. 3 trims will be provided: XL, XLT and Lariat, in an option of either SuperCab or SuperCrew designs.
Ability will be a strong selling point, with the optional FX4 Off-Road Package boasting increased ground clearance, a skid plate, more aggressive tires and a surface management system adjusted from the F-150 Raptor. A new mode called Trail Control will imitate a kind of cruise control for low-speed maneuvering over rough surface.
2019 Ford Ranger Interior
Inside the cabin, the Ranger will include an 8-inch touchscreen infotainment system readily available with SYNC 3 and connectivity with both Android Auto and Apple CarPlay, in addition to Amazon Alexa. Other interior information have actually not yet been revealed completely.
2019 Ford Ranger Engine
Under the hood, the Ranger will feature a 2.3-liter EcoBoost 4-cylinder including a twin-scroll turbocharger and direct injection. The engine will be coupled with a 10-speed automated transmission. Power and torque figures have actually not yet been exposed.
Overseas, the Ranger is provided with an option of diesel motor, a 2.2-liter 4-cylinder ranked at 158 hp with 284 lb-ft of torque, and a 3.2-liter 5-cylinder making 197 hp with 346 lb-ft. There are no indicators that U.S. purchasers will get comparable choices, although the Chevy Colorado and GMC Canyon currently use this ability.
2019 Ford Ranger Safety
Security will be a location in which the Ranger sees huge developments over previous models. For 2019, Ford will provide the most recent chauffeur support features like automated emergency situation braking, lane-keeping system and adaptive cruise control. There will likewise be a blind area caution system that works even when transporting a trailer.
2019 Ford Ranger Pricing & Release Date
The 2019 Ford Ranger will start production in late 2018. At this moment, it’s uncertain if that will lead to a release date prior to completion of this year or in early 2019.
Main prices is still a long method off. For referral, the F-150 presently begins at $28,675 consisting of location for an entry-level XL 4 × 2 Regular Cab. The Chevy Colorado, a prospective direct competitor, begins around $25,000 to $27,000 (omitting the entry-level variation that’s promoted from $20,995 however is seldom equipped).
Ford will likely deal with obstacles in making the Ranger budget-friendly in relation to the F-150. Considered that refunds typically make the F-150 an appealing possibility in a sector that frequently boasts offers worth approximately $10,000, it will be intriguing to see how the car manufacturer selects to place the Ranger. Secret rivals will consist of the Toyota Tacoma, Chevrolet Colorado and Nissan Frontier.