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Ford unloads details of 2019 Ranger pickup truck

Ford unloads details of 2019 R...
The Ranger will be powered by a small 2.3-liter turbocharged engine that Ford claims will offer best-in-class towing
The Ranger will be powered by a small 2.3-liter turbocharged engine that Ford claims will offer best-in-class towing
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The 2019 Ford Ranger’s 2.3-liter engine is rated at 270 hp (201 kW) and 310 lb-ft (420 Nm) of torque
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The 2019 Ford Ranger’s 2.3-liter engine is rated at 270 hp (201 kW) and 310 lb-ft (420 Nm) of torque
A 10-speed automatic transmission, similar to that on the Ford Raptor, will also be used on the Ranger
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A 10-speed automatic transmission, similar to that on the Ford Raptor, will also be used on the Ranger
Cab sizes will be Supercrew (four-door, seats five) with a 5-ft bed and Supercab (three-door, seats four) with a 6-ft bed
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Cab sizes will be Supercrew (four-door, seats five) with a 5-ft bed and Supercab (three-door, seats four) with a 6-ft bed
The 2019 Ranger will be offered in 10 different trims and sub-trim levels
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The 2019 Ranger will be offered in 10 different trims and sub-trim levels
Most of Ford’s suite of driver assist and safety technologies will be offered as standard or available features on the Ranger
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Most of Ford’s suite of driver assist and safety technologies will be offered as standard or available features on the Ranger
So far, no MPG numbers have been released for the 2019 Ford Ranger
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So far, no MPG numbers have been released for the 2019 Ford Ranger
The Ranger’s turning radius is about 42 ft (12.8 m) at best, though that will change slightly with larger wheel options
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The Ranger’s turning radius is about 42 ft (12.8 m) at best, though that will change slightly with larger wheel options
The FX4 sub-trim will be offered as a more off-road-oriented option for the 2019 Ford Ranger
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The FX4 sub-trim will be offered as a more off-road-oriented option for the 2019 Ford Ranger
Inside, the 2019 Ranger looks much like the Ford F-150 pickup, with which it shares much switchgear
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Inside, the 2019 Ranger looks much like the Ford F-150 pickup, with which it shares much switchgear
Options for the 2019 Ranger will include adaptive cruise control, advanced safety systems, and more
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Options for the 2019 Ranger will include adaptive cruise control, advanced safety systems, and more
The 2019 Ford Ranger will be rear-wheel drive as standard with four-wheel drive as an option
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The 2019 Ford Ranger will be rear-wheel drive as standard with four-wheel drive as an option
The Ford Ranger Lariat will be the highest-end option for the 2019 Ranger, with sub-trims to add onto that
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The Ford Ranger Lariat will be the highest-end option for the 2019 Ranger, with sub-trims to add onto that
The 2019 Ranger will have a 7,500-lb (3,402 kg) maximum towing capability and 1,860 lb (844 kg) of payload capacity
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The 2019 Ranger will have a 7,500-lb (3,402 kg) maximum towing capability and 1,860 lb (844 kg) of payload capacity
The Ranger will be powered by a small 2.3-liter turbocharged engine that Ford claims will offer best-in-class towing
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The Ranger will be powered by a small 2.3-liter turbocharged engine that Ford claims will offer best-in-class towing
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The 2019 Ford Ranger announced at NAIAS in Detroit earlier this year is set to enter production soon, with the all-new midsize pickup truck marking a return of the Ranger name to the North American market. Ford has now released specifications for the truck and they're impressive, given the truck's size and its small engine.

The Ranger will be powered by a small 2.3-liter turbocharged engine that offers power on par or better than most standard V6 powerplants, especially in torque delivery, with Ford claiming the engine will bring best-in-class towing and better-than-average fuel economy. The 2019 Ford Ranger's 2.3L engine generates 270 hp (201 kW) and 310 lb-ft (420 Nm) of torque, with power delivered via a 10-speed automatic transmission, similar to that on the Ford Raptor.

With Rick Bolt, Ford Ranger chief engineer, likening the vehicle to "the biggest and most capable backpack for your gear," the 2019 Ranger will have a 7,500-lb (3,402 kg) maximum towing capability and 1,860 lb (844 kg) of payload capacity – for reference, the current best-in-class tower, the Chevrolet Colorado with a diesel engine, has a towing capacity of 7,700 lb (3,493 kg). Ford is yet to release MPG numbers for the truck.

The 2019 Ford Ranger’s 2.3-liter engine is rated at 270 hp (201 kW) and 310 lb-ft (420 Nm) of torque
The 2019 Ford Ranger’s 2.3-liter engine is rated at 270 hp (201 kW) and 310 lb-ft (420 Nm) of torque

It will be rear-wheel drive as standard with four-wheel drive as an option, and offer a turning radius of about 42 ft (12.8 m) at best, though that will change slightly with larger wheel options. The wheelbase for all Ranger models will be 126.8 inches (3,221 mm), regardless of cab size, which will come in Supercrew (four-door, seats five) with a 5-ft (1.5-m) bed, and Supercab (three-door, seats four) with a 6-ft (1.8-m) bed.

The overall length of the Ranger will remain 210.8 in (5,354 mm) with those cabs as well. Width is 85.8 in (2,179mm), but height will vary by roughly an inch (25 mm), depending on cab, wheel, and drivetrain choice. The Ranger Supercab 4x2 measures 70.9 in (1,801 mm) high, while the Ranger Supercrew 4x4 measures 71.8 in (1,824 mm) high.

The 2019 Ranger will be offered in 10 different trims and sub-trim levels, starting with the base level XL and working through to the Lariat options and the off-road-centric FX4. Most of Ford's suite of driver assist and safety technologies will be offered as standard or available features on the Ranger, including crash mitigation, adaptive cruise control, and infotainment through Ford's SYNC system.

Pricing for the 2019 Ford Ranger begins at US$24,300.

Source: Ford

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9 comments
Derek Howe
not to shabby.
andy68
How stupid can you get? The IPCC produced its report saying how we have to make drastic changes in our lifestyle, and stop burning fossil fuels, and Ford expect everyone to get excited about yet another polluting ICE vehicle. It should at least have been a plug-in hybrid. The US is so backward these days.
RangerJones
Hard to believe people are still talking pollution in 2018 when levels by new gasoline autos have basically zero with all the anti-pollutant devices as standard equipment. Vehicles have never been better in history. Have been more fun maybe, but not better.
jerryd
How long before they give us what we want, an EV pickup? I've, others including Ford have built E Ranger Pickups, the 2000 Ford ERanger even had V2G. Yet now we have batteries and so easy to do, nothing!! If Ford is going trucks, CUVs it needs to built them as 100 mile range EVs with a small REx . As in 5 yrs it'll be hard to sell an ICE as others take the pickup market from Ford or any other that doesn't switch. I make part of my living supplying used EV batteries for people building EV pickups from older Ranger, S-10 pickups especially. Now you have Workhorse and others ramping up production.
lb32
Andy68, do you eat beef?
paul c
no manual transmission option so no thanks
warren52nz
@RangerJones It's not about the pollution, it's about CO2 emissions.
As for that engine it looks like it's the same one used in the Mazda CX7. Sure they make an impressive amount of power for a 2.3L engine but our CX7's turbo blew at 60,000 Kms (you can calculate it in miles if you wish) and it cost $6,000 to replace. These turbos run at 1 bar boost (15 psi) and that's a lot!
When I researched it after the blow up I found blown turbos are common in these engines but it seems Ford has never been too concerned about how good their engines are.
John Gochnauer
No diesel? :-(
wendorms
@ warren52, your comment; "Ford has never been too concerned about how good their engines are" is one of abject and colossal ignorance! My 1999 Ranger has 244K miles on it and still has it's stock water pump, alternator, starter, 4 speed overdrive auto trans, radiator, differential and air conditioning system which has not even been opened up to the atmosphere! All of my Fords since I was 15 years old (1963) have been that reliable, as is my 2004 Taurus which has over 120K miles on it and has all of it's original parts as well.