An American Favorite Reinvented: New Ford Ranger Brings Built Ford Tough Innovation to U.S. Midsize Truck Segment
Built Ford Tough: Ford answers the call from truck customers looking for an affordable, rugged, and maneuverable midsize pickup that’s Built Ford Tough; torture-tested alongside Ford F-150 trucks, Ranger quality starts with a rugged high-strength steel frame backbone, proven Ford-built 2.3-liter EcoBoost® engine and class-exclusive 10-speed automatic transmission.
Already #2 in global sales for midsize. Comes in Super Crew with a 5 ft. bed and Super Cab with a 6 ft. bed. One wheelbase, one transmission, one engine, there’s a theme going on here. Ford is after the young adventure buyers with the reborn Ranger. I’ve owned several Rangers, from square to the rounded. This new 2019 Rangers looks large. XL, XLT, Lariat, STX, FX4 models is plenty of choices. I would expect for engine and transmission choices to increase in the future. Front skid plate like Tacoma, hood is a corrugated power bulge. Steel bumpers mounted to the frame, aluminum hood and tailgate, I guess one piece at a time to get to an all aluminum truck like big brothers. More rake on windshield, less gaps on sheet metal, the power bulge nose is shaped for less noise. Bold wheel wells, front fender vent at corner badge I guess helps with air flow. LED or Halogen lights option for the Lariat. 10-speed like F150 with smaller torque converter. On sell in 2019 as world truck. The frame is boxed with, 6 cross members. I like Lariat grill with double bars like big brothers. Rack and pinion. rear E-locker, I like. Basher skid under front bumper. Dana axles, 2 speed transfer case. not automatic 4×4.
2.3L Eco Boost, turbo, direct injection. only engine. 10-speed with 3 overdrives. Has towhaul mode. no brake controller.
To give customers a great all-terrain driving experience, Ranger’s FX4 Off-Road Package
features an innovative Terrain Management System™ similar to the F-150 Raptor’s. It includes
four distinct drive modes – normal; grass, gravel and snow; mud and ruts; and sand. The
system can shift on the fly to automatically change throttle responsiveness, transmission
gearing and vehicle controls to tailor traction, driveability and performance to any given terrain
or weather condition.
The FX4 Off-Road Package introduces Ford’s all-new Trail Control™ technology. Like cruise
control for the highway but designed for low-speed, rugged terrain, Trail Control takes over
acceleration and braking – sending power and braking to each individual wheel to allow drivers
to focus on steering along the course.
Ready for adventure with innovative technology: New features make driving easier and more fun, both on- and off-road; available FX4 Off-Road Package adds protective skid plates, upgraded tires, off-road-tuned shocks and suspension, while Terrain Management System™ and Trail Control™ help navigate challenging conditions; a suite of innovative technologies includes standard Automatic Emergency Braking to help avoid collisions.
Strong new choice for midsize truck fans: Ranger brings American truck lovers an all-new choice; production begins late this year at Ford’s Michigan Assembly Plant as the U.S. industry sees continued growth in midsize pickups.
DETROIT, Jan. 14, 2018 – Ford today reveals the all-new 2019 Ford Ranger for North America, bringing midsize truck fans a new choice from America’s truck sales leader – one that’s engineered Built Ford Tough and packed with driver-assist technologies to make driving easier whether on- or off-road.
Production begins late this year at Ford’s Michigan Assembly Plant as customer demand is growing for midsize trucks. U.S. sales are up 83 percent since 2014 as a new generation of midsize truck buyers seek more maneuverable, fuel-efficient pickups.
The 2019 Ford Ranger answers the call with an all-new midsize pickup featuring a new exterior design, chassis and powertrain developed specifically for North American truck customers. Powerful and strong, with a high-strength steel frame, Ranger is equipped with a proven 2.3-liter EcoBoost® engine mated to the only 10-speed automatic transmission in the segment.
“Ranger has always held a special place in the hearts of truck fans,” said Hau Thai-Tang, Ford executive vice president, Product Development and Purchasing. “The all-new Ranger is designed for today’s midsize truck buyer, delivering even more utility, capability and technology for those who blend city living with more off-the-grid adventures on weekends.”
Ranger comes in entry-level XL, mid-level XLT and high-level Lariat trim series with available Chrome and Sport appearance and FX Off-Road packages, and in SuperCab or SuperCrew cab configurations.
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High-strength steel frame backbone to its frame-mounted steel front and rear bumpers. Ford engineers put Ranger through the
same torture testing as the legendary F-150 goes through. Even its design is tough. Ranger’s muscular body features a high beltline that emphasizes strength, while a raked grille and windshield provide an athletic appearance – designed to aid in aerodynamics and reduce wind noise. Short overhangs are functional off-road for clearing obstacles.
From the rear, the Ranger nameplate stamped in the tailgate conveys strength, and the tailgate
itself is designed to handle people and cargo. A rugged steel bumper with an available
integrated trailer hitch receiver helps make towing campers, ATVs or watercraft a breeze.
Inside, Ranger blends comfort and functionality with room for up to five people, their gear and
accessories. A center stack includes an 8-inch touch screen for the available SYNC® 3 system,
while the instrument cluster features dual LCD productivity screens for real-time vehicle,
navigation and audio information.
Ranger’s twin-power dome hood houses its 2.3-liter EcoBoost engine designed for efficiency
and capability thanks to direct fuel injection, a twin-scroll turbocharger and 16-valve design. For
added durability, the engine features a forged-steel crankshaft and connecting rods, and chaindriven
dual overhead cams.
“Ranger’s proven 2.3-liter EcoBoost provides a torque target on par with competing V6 engines,
but with the efficiency of a four-cylinder,” said Thai-Tang. “When you pair that with its 10-speed
transmission, you’ve got one of the most versatile, powerful and efficient powertrains in the
Adventure-ready Ranger is designed for a new generation of midsize truck customers who head off-road to
recharge. Ranger prioritizes ground clearance to help climb over off-road obstacles. The FX4 Off-Road
Package provides additional trail capability with off-road-tuned shocks, all-terrain tires, a frame mounted
heavy-gauge steel front bash plate, frame-mounted skid plates and FX4 badging.
Power is distributed through Dana®Trac-Lok™ differentials on both 2WD and 4WD models with
an available electronic-locking rear differential (standard on FX2 and FX4) for increased allterrain
traction. Ranger four-wheel-drive versions feature 2-high, 4-high and 4-low.
Ranger incorporates smart driver-assist, passenger convenience and connectivity technologies.
Advanced driver-assist technologies include standard Automatic Emergency Braking, while
Lane Keeping Assist, Lane Departure Warning, a Reverse Sensing System and class-exclusive
Blind Spot Information System with trailer coverage are standard on XLT and Lariat trim levels.
Additional driver-assist technologies standard on Lariat include Pre-Collision Assist with
Pedestrian Detection and Adaptive Cruise Control.
Available SYNC® 3 features Apple CarPlay and Android Auto compatibility, Ford+Alexa
personal assistant functionality and optional navigation. An available FordPass™ Connect 4G
LTE modem provides Wi-Fi access for up to 10 devices. Available AC power outlets allow for
charging of laptops and USB outlets provide more options for passengers to connect. Available
B&O PLAY premium audio is specially tuned for the Ranger cab to deliver a rich and engaging
listening experience. Additional features include optional LED headlamps and taillamps. Optional exterior lighting
includes puddle lamps and lighting for the cargo bed, while Ford’s available Smart Trailer Tow
connector alerts drivers to faulty trailer connections.