It has been officially confirmed that Ford’s well-know and one of the best-selling mid-size trucks is coming back onto the U.S. market as a 2019 model. The new Ford Ranger will be largely based on the current model, but it is also going to upgrade some key features.
This mid-size pickup will have its well-known distinctive styling and most people will say that it is strongly related to the F-150 model. The 2019 Ford Ranger will keep many of the existing Ranger’s features with some minor upgrades. It will appear in three versions when it comes to cab configuration – a regular cab, extended cab and crew cab. In the front part, you will notice larger tow hooks under the bumper. However, most of the features, such as the grille and headlights, will remain similar to those already seen on the current Ranger. The new Ranger will perhaps get a larger air dam which is the great help in fuel economy. The profile of this truck will not undergo any significant changes while in the back you can expect the LED lighting in the bed.
Inside the 2019 Ford Ranger, you can expect a simple and modern cabin. It has been said that the interior will be more spacious and comfortable than before. On the dashboard and center console you will find less buttons and more high-tech upgrades. It will be equipped with the latest SYNC infotainment system so it will offer a navigation system, HD and satellite radio, Bluetooth connectivity, hands-free phone options, voice commands and 360-degree camera system. The regular version will probably use cloth and vinyl to furnish the seats, while the leather, metal and wood details can be found in higher trims. The new Ranger will also provide numerous safety and driver assist options.
It has been said that the 2019 Ford Ranger will probably come with four engine options. Three of these options will be diesel. One of them, as we have been informed, will have the 3.2-liter inline five-cylinder turbo diesel that will be able to hit 185 horsepower and 350 pound-feet of torque. The other version will appear with the 2.7-liter Eco Boost V-6 which makes 325 horsepower and 375 pound-feet of torque, which has been seen under the hood of the F-150. Another possibility could be the one found in the Ford Explorer – the 2.3-liter Eco Boost I-4 with 280 horsepower and 310 pound-feet of torque. The new Ranger will offer a choice of a six-speed manual and six-speed automatic transmission as well as the rear-wheel-drive and all-wheel-drive system.
2019 Ford Ranger Price and Release Date
When it comes to price details, the 2019 Ford Ranger should start around $21,000 for the regular cab configuration. It should be expected to hit the market by the end of 2018.