Ford has announced local prices and specifications for the updated 2019 Ford Ranger ute, with a fresh range to start at $ 27,990 before on-road costs. While the updates announced last week focus mainly on high specification variants – which according to Ford are mostly Ranger sales – there are changes, big and small, at all trim levels.
Kicking line-up is an entry-level XL Series, which is available in single, super and double-cab body styles. Priced at $ 27,990 (all prices exclude on-road costs), the base model sees an increase of $ 300, although some have been offset by new equipment.
These new features include an easy-to-lift tailgate (pick-up only), an enhanced suspension that the company claims to reduce and better roll control for a better driving experience when loaded or towing, a full-color rear camera with the rear parking sensor (pick-up only), along with new interior trim.
Other kits include 16-inch steel wheels, internal connections (pick-up only), leftover loads (pick-up only), manual air conditioning, vinyl floors, power windows, 230V inverters (double and super-cab), automatic headlights , Sync 1 audio system with 4.2 inch color display, Bluetooth, CD player, AUX / USB / iPod integration, locking rear differential (4×2 Hi-Rider and 4×4 models), cruise control with speed limiter, along with a set of electronic aids such as stability control, trailer shake control, hill drop control (only 4×4), and rolling over from mitigation.
The XL variant is offered with a 118kW / 385Nm 2.2-liter turbo diesel and 147kW / 470Nm 3.2-liter five-cylinder diesel, available with either a six-speed manual or six-speed automatic. Stepping into the XLS Series (from $ 49,190, + $ 300) carries a (new) front parking sensor, 16-inch alloy wheels, front fog lamps, carpeted floors, and mats on the front floor. Also new to XLS is the 3 Pack Synchronization option ($ 1950), which adds an 8-inch color touch screen with satellite navigation, Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, DAB + digital radio, dual zone climate control, keyless entries with push-start buttons, along with chrome grille and door handles.
The XLS range is exclusively available with 3.2 liter diesel, both in manual ($ 49,190) and automatic ($ 51,390) guises. Next is the XLT Series (from $ 50,290, + $ 2700) which is the most popular variant and arguably the most upgraded subject. It seems that the manual version of the 4×2 XLT has been dropped, so a significant increase in the entry price.
MY19 headlining changes for the XLT model are the availability of the Ranger Raptor’s 157kW / 500 2.0-liter bi-turbo diesel ($ 1,200) mated as a standard for 10-speed automatic, and the availability of autonomous emergency braking (AEB) and autonomous semi-parking as part of Tech Pack ($ 1700).
Other changes include a fixed front grille, fascia and bumper, HID headlamps with daytime LED lights, keyless entry with a start button, idle stop / start (N / A on 3.2L auto), and a new ‘ebony’ interior with results improved.
It was on 17-inch alloy wheels, tow bar, chrome exterior exterior, privacy glass, chrome-insulated rear step bumper, power-folding exterior mirror, 12V socket on the bed liner, 8.0-inch synchronization navigation system with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto , steering and gear levers wrapped in leather, electrochromic rearview mirrors, and tire pressure monitoring.
Optionally available is the Tech Pack mentioned above, which adds AEB between cities with pedestrian detection, parking assistance, traffic sign recognition (new), monitor driver attention, adaptive cruise control with front collision warning, lane-keep assistance, along with auto-high beams. There is also a Leather Pack for $ 1650 (double cab only), and the choice of 18-inch alloy from Wildtrak is finished in black ($ 750, new).
Finally, sitting above the range is Wildtrak (from $ 60,590, + $ 1000). Like the XLT, Wildtrak is available with a 2.0-liter bi-turbo diesel and 10-speed automatic from the Raptor ($ 1200), and comes standard with a 3.2 liter oiler.
New equipment for the 2019 model includes revised front styling, LED fog lights, an inter-urban AEB power locking tailgate with pedestrian detection, semi-autonomous park assistance, traffic sign recognition, ‘ebony’ cabin maintenance with enhanced finishes. black partial leather seats, and heated front seats.
Buyers can also opt for an 18-inch ($ 500, new) black alloy, while carryover features include adaptive cruise control, front collision warning, lane-keep assistance, high-beam auto, tire pressure monitoring, side steps with inserts brushed, a sports Wildtrak bar, puddle lights, and roller shutter for beds.
All versions of the Ranger ask for an additional $ 600 if the buyer wants prestige paint. Towing capacity is rated at 3500 kilograms for the bi-turbo 3.2 liter and 2.0 liter variants, along with all 2.2 liter versions of 4×2 XL Low Rider bars (2500 kg).
As recently announced, Ford Ranger line-up is covered by a five-year warranty, with a new Ford kilometer limit – unique in the two cabin ute segment – along with capped-price service and up to seven years of MapCare updates for models equipped with Synchronization 3.
2019 Ford Ranger price