Buyers of medium trucks will be pleased to know that Ford is returning Ranger to the U.S. ranks. Although the company sells this nameplate in various global markets, the new 2019 Ford Ranger that will come to North America has a unique exterior design, chassis tuning, and special powertrain for customer preferences in this world region.
2019 Ford Ranger exterior, interior
2019 Photo of Ford Ranger’s front right photo when it goes on sale towards the end of 2018, Ranger 2019 will be offered in XL, XLT, and Lerat trims applied to SuperCab or SuperCrew styles equipped with 2-wheel or 4-wheel drive. SuperCabs will have a 6 foot cargo bed, while SuperCabs get a 5 foot bed.
Although based on the global Ford Ranger, one that is tied to the North American coast gets a new exterior sheetmetal. Think of it as “F-150 Lite.” Ford said it would come with a steel bumper mounted on the frame, with a rear trailer trailer available. Also, the truck body is designed to hold people or cargo down. Options include LED headlights, LED taillights, puddle lighting, and cargo bed lighting.
Inside, Ranger cabin features a no-nonsense layout given in a conservative design. Instrumentation looks like what you find in Ford Fusion, complete with a complete and configurable driver information display. The available 8-inch Sync infotainment system is paired with large power / volume and tuning buttons for easy radio use.
Below, the available dual zone automatic climate control system is operated using buttons and rocker buttons. The button for temperature adjustment will be an improvement. The heated front seat is an option.
Selected features: Ford has announced that it will offer Chrome Appearance Packages, Sports Appearance Packages and FX2 Packages, and the FX4 Package for the new 2019 Ranger. Among them, the only package defined by the company is the FX4 Package. These include locking differential locking (also included with FX2), frame-mounted skid plates, steel front bash plates mounted in front of the frame, off-road-tuned suspension, all-terrain tires, Medan Management traction control, and new Trace Control , which is explained in the next section.
2019 Ford Ranger engine, specs
For the North American market, the new Ford Ranger is equipped with a 4-cylinder direct-injected and turbocharged 4-cylinder engine. To increase durability, the machine uses forged steel for crankshafts and connecting rods, and uses chains that are driven by chains.
A 10-speed automatic is standard, ensuring that the machine is as efficient as possible and as responsive as possible. Ford also claims that the new Ranger will supply the main crane capacity, which means it must exceed 7,700 pounds supplied by the Chevy Colorado and GMC Canyon diesel-powered.
Drivetrain is located within a high-strength steel frame, and Ford says it makes priority to maximize ground clearance to facilitate off-road adventure. The Medan Ranger Management System offers Normal, Sand, Mud and Used settings that the driver can choose, as well as the Grass, Gravel and Snow mode settings. It adjusts the throttle response, transmission gearing and traction system to maximize performance on certain surfaces.
New Trace Control technologies such as cruise control for low speed travel on heavy terrain. This handles acceleration and braking when the driver focuses on the steering wheel.
2019 Ford Ranger security, technology
Automatic emergency braking is the standard equipment for 2019 Ford Ranger. Upgrading from the XL to the XLT trim, and the truck adds an reverse sensing system, lane departure warning, lane assistance, and blind spot monitoring with trailer coverage. Lariat trim includes adaptive cruise control with front collision warning and pedestrian detection.
In addition to dual LCD driver information displayed in instrumentation, the new Ranger is available with the Infotainment Sync 3 system. It includes an 8-inch touchscreen display, and is equipped with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto smartphone integration, as well as Ford + Alexa voice assistant technology. The navigation system is an additional increase.
Beyond Sync 3, Ranger is available with FordPass Connect services including 4G LTE Wi-Fi hotspots with up to 10 devices, and premium B & O Play sound systems. The Intelligent Tow Tow Trailer Connector lets the driver know when the trailer connection is damaged.