Finally, after a couple years of Ford insisting there was no market for a compact pickup in the U.S., the New 2019 Ford Ranger is back! Re-envisioned for this market from the global Ford Ranger model, it relies on North American parts to be built in the retooled Michigan Assembly Plant.
The 2019 Ford Ranger will be offered with a 2.3-liter twin-scroll turbocharged four-cylinder EcoBoost engine. This North American model comes in a new fully boxed frame and comes in eight colors with optional chrome and sport appearance packages. The Truck starts off at $24,300 with the XL Trim, $27,940 for the XLT & $32,210 for the Lariat. The ranger is offered in SuperCab and SuperCrew cab with four full sized doors. The SuperCrew cab offers 34.5 inches of leg room as opposed to 30.4 with the SuperCab. The Ranger also offers flip up bench seatings for more space to put away your tools.
2019 Ford Ranger Features
The Ranger is for people who want to gravitate to a truck that is easier to drive, park, and fit in the garage. Having that in mind, the 2019 Ranger has 270 horsepower, capable of towing up to 7,500 lbs., impressive for a small truck! When considering grip for the tires, the Ranger offers the truck in 2 wheel drive and 4 wheel drive. Ranger four-wheel-drive versions feature 2-High and 4-High. One cool feature it has is the auto start stop system. With this feature, the truck’s engine will turn off at a red light or stop sign to help save mpg. You can describe the Ranger as a classic styled truck with modern features, something Americans had been asking for.
The Ford Ranger is the first vehicle to feature an all-new Ford Trail Control™ technology. It is similar to cruise control but it is designed for low-traction, rugged terrain. It manages acceleration and braking, sending power and braking to each wheel individually, allowing the driver to focus on the trail and steering.
Available Ford driver-assist technologies include Adaptive Cruise Control, Pre-Collision Assist with available Pedestrian Detection, lane-keeping assist, lane-departure warning and Blind Spot Information System with trailer coverage. Then there’s Apple CarPlay, Android Auto, Waze, and Alexa compatibility, plus built-in Wi-Fi. You also get more USB ports than the competition, plus you can get a 110-volt power outlet in the rear cabin and one in the bed.
For the exterior, the Ranger displays a solid steel front bumper with big frame-mounted hooks, a short overhang for off-road, a tougher-looking hood extending from the raked windshield, a high beltline, and fender overrides so the wheel arches appear to have more width. There is a steel bumper, but the tailgate is aluminum with a spoiler and Ranger stamped on it.
In the display within the truck, you can check the digital speedometer, tire pressure, how many miles you have left until you run out of gas and on the right side you can check your navigation information, radio, settings and bluetooth info.