A North American favourite reinvented: the 2019 Ford Ranger

Anthony Capkun
February 09, 2018
February 9, 2018 - Ford recently revealed its 2019 Ranger, featuring a new exterior design, chassis and powertrain. “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,” said Ford’s Hau Thai-Tang.

With a high-strength steel frame, the Ranger is equipped with a 2.3-L EcoBoost engine mated to a 10-speed automatic transmission. For added durability, the engine features a forged-steel crankshaft and connecting rods, and chain-driven dual overhead cams.

A rugged steel bumper with an available integrated trailer hitch receiver helps simplify towing. Inside, Ranger blends comfort and functionality with room for up to five people, their gear and accessories. A centre stack includes an 8-in. touchscreen for the available SYNC 3 system, while the instrument cluster features dual-LCD productivity screens for real-time vehicle, navigation and audio information. An available FordPass Connect 4G LTE modem provides Wi-Fi access for up to 10 devices.

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. This package also introduces Ford’s new Trail Control technology, which is like cruise control for the highway but for low-speed, rugged terrain.

The 2019 Ranger incorporates (or makes available) a variety smart driver-assist, passenger convenience and connectivity technologies, such as Automatic Emergency Braking, Lane Keeping Assist, Blind Spot Information System and more.

The truck comes in entry-level XL, mid-level XLT and high-level Lariat trim series with available Chrome and Sport appearance, FX Off-Road packages, as well as in SuperCab or SuperCrew cab configurations.

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