2019 Ford Ranger Everything We Know All New Ford Ranger 2019
2019 Ford Ranger Everything We Know All New Ford Ranger 2019

All New Ford Ranger 2019 Colors, Release Date, Redesign, Price

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The wait is over 2019 is gonna see a
brand new Ford Ranger right here in North America and here’s everything you need to know so far about this brand-new midsize truck. Our first glimpse of the
new midsize pickup entry from Ford came on January 15th in Detroit at the North
American International Auto Show. A few years ago the mid-size truck segment in North America had been whittled down to just one significant choice, the Toyota Tacoma. Fast forward to 2017 and we’ve seen
Chevrolet introduce the Colorado with the stunning ZR2 trim level for
outstanding off-road performance. Meanwhile Ford’s been selling the Ford
Ranger in a 180 markets around the globe making it the #2 selling compact pickup truck globally a close second for the Toyota Tacoma only by a few thousand units but it was never available in North America so why is it taking so long, why not bring a few of those here? This is not the same truck that has been sold globally according to Jeff Seaman, Brand
Manager for the Ford Ranger, it was about taking good architecture that they had
and that’s been proven out, tear it down to its very core and then building back
up again for the North American market. With the growth in the segment that
compact pickup he says this is the optimal time. Rigidity comes from the
high-strength steel frame with six cross members high-strength steel lower control arms beef up the double wishbone suspension system in the front end while a solid axle on parabolic leaf springs holds up the rear. The cab and the
bed are not aluminum, just the hood and the tailgate while the balance of the
body and the frame are steel. The 4×4 version will come with a steel front
bash plate, underbody skid plates and a shift on the fly 4×4 transfer case. The suspension will also be tuned for off-road adventure and you’ll be able to
grab the dirt with all-terrain tires. We can also expect to see solid approach
and departure angles and Ford says they prioritized ground clearance although
these numbers haven’t been released yet. Before you start analyzing the website and
attempt to calculate these numbers and determine if you can fit a larger tire
in the wheel wells, don’t bother. When I thought no one had time
to stop me, I dropped to the ground and started shooting website and photos under
the body, and that’s when Jeff Seaman politely tapped me on the shoulder and
explained that this was not the real Ranger frame and suspension system. In other words the truck shown in the websites and at the show is not the real Ranger just a pre-production unit. Now with that caveat in mind we expect the dimensions of the North American Ranger to be nearly identical to the global models. FX2 and FX4 trim lines come standard with Dana Trac-Lok differentials Which feature an electronic locking rear differential.

However given all the off-road features we were disappointed that there was no
option for a front locking differential which we get with the Colorado ZR2. Although the Terrain Management System in the FX4 off-road package is similar to the Raptor and it has many off-road design features, this is not a
mini Raptor, it is not an evolution of the Raptor, Jeff Simmons explains but it is proven out alongside the F-150 It runs all of what they call the Ford
Torture Testing requirements and they do their cold-weather work in Manitoba
because Jeff says it’s the coldest place he’s never been. Trail Control Technology is new for Ford and appears in the FX4 off-road package as well It’s essentially designed for novice off-roaders as it takes over the acceleration and braking leaving the driver to focus on steering there’s only one power and drivetrain choice which is surprising and that is the Inline 4-cylinder, 2.3 litre, GTDI gas turbo direct injection EcoBoost which will provide the fuel economy of a 4-cylinder with the performance of a V-6 and this is made it to a class exclusive 10 speed automatic transmission. Horsepower, payload towing numbers, fuel economy have not yet been released Although a similar engine in the Ford Mustang produces 310 horsepower and 350 pound feet of torque Now in comparison the Toyota Tacoma has a 3.5 litre V-6 with 278 horsepower and 265 pound feet of torque GM’s Colorado and Canyon have a 3.6 litre gas V-6 which generates 308
horsepower at 275 pound feet of torque Add up the numbers and the Ford engine has the numbers to be a contender in this category One advantage of arriving last on the field means Ford can tune the engine to be top of the class in one or more areas since Ford is targeting folks
who need the maneuverability and fuel economy of daily driving along with the
desire for off-road adventures we expect competitive numbers across the board. Three trim levels will be available when the truck goes on sale in early 2019 the XL, XLT and Lariat in either Super Cab or Super Crew Cab configurations Automatic Emergency Braking comes standard across the Ranger lineup while Lane Keeping
Assist, Lane Departure Warning, Reverse Sensing System and Blind Spot
Information System with Trailer Coverage Trailers up to 33 feet are standard on
XLT and Lariat Pedestrian Detection and Adaptive Cruise Control are standard only on the Lariat and the available Ford pass connect will allow you to connect up to 10 different Wi-Fi devices What makes us think Ranger is going to be a winner? First is the legion of Ford fans and the Ranger faithful who look at this truck as part of any shopping experience with a healthy dose of confirmation bias They already believe it is the best truck. Second is for its promotional machine.
Easily one of the best if not the best in the business and finally Ford experience They can draw on their knowledge building North
America’s most popular truck, the F-150, and selling and testing the Ranger
overseas. What could hurt sales of the Ranger is a lack of powertrain options. Drivers looking for max torque can buy the Colorado with a 2.8 litre Duramax Inline 4 Diesel and get 369 pound-feet of torque at 2,000 rpm Other truck owners still feel that the key engine attribute to reliability and longevity is
more cylinders and no turbo.

Which makes a V-6 gas the ultimate choice and Ford’s 2.3 litre Inline 4-cylinder turbo is the deal-breaker Now although fuel economy, pricing, payload and max towing numbers haven’t been released you can bet they’ll compare or beat the
Chevy Colorado which means you can expect a highway gas mileage of 30 miles per gallon a base model price point of around $20,000 US and a max towing of just a hair over 7,700 pounds what we do know for certain is that Ford has had plenty of time to determine what the world loves about the Ranger and where and how the competition has been successful in North America It may or may not be the best truck for you, but it
will be well built and well designed and it’ll be a contender in the North
American market. If you enjoy the website, hit that like button and if you’d like
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the most popular midsize pickup truck in 2019 will the Ford Ranger be #1,
will it take over just like the F-150 has or do you think people are going to still rely on Toyota Tacoma or the upstart the new Chevy Colorado Let me know in the comments below. Until next time, take care we’ll see you on the trails.

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