What Do We Know About the 2019 Ford Ranger?
The last time you could pick up a new Ford Ranger was 2011, but Ford used the 2018 Detroit Auto Show to announce a long-awaited return. The 2019 Ford Ranger will offer:
- Revised Styling
- Updated Powertrain
- Cutting-Edge Technology
- State of the Art Safety
The new Ford Ranger’s release date is expected to be Fall 2019, and it’s set to prove immensely popular when it finally joins the lineup of new Ford vehicles. Here’s what we know so far.
The 2019 Ford Ranger redesign has taken US preferences into account, and Edmunds.com notes that the final result “looks strikingly handsome.” A solid steel bumper includes frame-mounted hooks, and the high beltline, short overhangs, and fender overrides create an evocative profile.
You’ll be able to choose from crew cab or extended cab configurations, and cargo box rails have been added for American drivers.
Indomitable performance was always a Ford Ranger calling card, and the 2019 model seems set to continue in that tradition. So far, announced performance features include:
- 2.3L EcoBoost Turbo Four-Cylinder Engine
- Stop-Start System
- 10-Speed Automatic Transmission
The standard 10-speed automatic suggests a favorable low-range crawl ratio, while higher gears should deliver exceptional highway economy. Edmunds.com remarks that “class-leading efficiency wouldn’t surprise us.”
The new Ford Ranger clearly won’t be building its reputation around performance alone. On the contrary, a score of attractive features should be available. Ford’s SYNC 3 system will support Apple CarPlay/Android Auto, and further options will include:
- GPS Navigation
- B&O Play by Bang and Olufsen
- Ford+Alexa Enhanced Voice Control
Whether you’re heading through central Aurora at the height of rush hour, changing lanes on your way into Naperville, or tackling stop-start traffic between Chicago and Plainfield, the following safety features will help deliver a stress-free drive:
- Lane Departure Warning with Lane Keeping Assist
- Blind-Spot Monitoring with Optional Trailer Coverage
- Adaptive Cruise Control
- Enhanced Emergency Braking with Pedestrian Detection