2019 Ford Ranger Review
For those who might not know, the Ford Motor Company had pulled out of the market for mid-sized trucks back in 2001. However, in 2018, we saw Ford starting talks on launching a re-vamped ranger. And, now, in 2019, after so many years, we see Ford introducing the all-new North American Ford Ranger 2019. Let’s see what the 2019 Ford Ranger can offer drivers interested in mid-sized trucks.
The re-launched 2019 Ford Ranger mid-sized truck has been introduced by the well-known automobile company to target middle America in need of a solid yet mid-sized vehicle. With the new Ford Ranger 2019, you can see certain features the company has introduced to cater to such a target market. A fortified version to its traditional ancestors, this particular vehicle by Ford aims to attract customers with its appealing, spacious yet simple design. Ford made the hood and tailgate of this vehicle from aluminum to trim the overall weight. But the rest of the body is steel.
The frame of the all-new 2019 Ford Ranger has been updated with mounting locations so the solid steel bumpers can easily be fitted in place. Moreover, this revamped feature of a mounting location has allowed said steel bumpers to be placed at both the front end as well as behind the Ranger. Apart from this, the company claims this particular vehicle can tow up to approximately 7500 pounds or haul 1860 (approximately) in the bed.
The sheet metal stampings have also been revised and updated on the new 2019 Ford Ranger. These particular sheet metal stampings have been updated in such a way so that the panel gaps can be tightened. However, take note, this particular feature is only for the Ford Rangers available in the U.S.A. There is no word, yet, if the company plans on adding this feature to the vehicle’s global edition.
As this is a mid-sized truck, there is a lot of space in the open back. Whether you are planning a hiking trip or even deciding to take a couple of surfboards or motorbikes for an enjoyable adventure, this vehicle is able to carry quite a lot of stuff.
The 2019 Ford Ranger has a stylish exterior, as already mentioned. Now, coming to the interior, it seems to be a perfect blend of what is “chic” and what is considered “sturdy” by some. However, some drivers might find the interior lacking. The seats are comfortable, but not too luxurious which might decrease the time you want to keep sitting in them. Furthermore, the overall interior can be described as a bit bland. But it does give you the expected control through the easy-to-navigate dashboard controls. The best thing is definitely the power hand brake which allows you to drive (safely and in control) over a variety of terrain. The rear seats aren’t the most comfortable either.
As with any Ford vehicle, this all-new 2019 Ford Ranger offers expected on-road and off-road safety. The electronically hydraulic pumps monitor the ABS circuit when the vehicle is on rough terrain or going down-hill to make sure you remain in control. This Ranger also allows you to switch between modes. There are separate driving modes you can use when moving on grass, snow, or uneven terrain. You also get lane departure warning, a reverse-sensing system, and a blind-spot information system with trailer coverage. Sensors (some of them) are integrated into the rear taillights.
As for the 2019 Ford Ranger trims, there are XL, XLT, and Lariat trim levels, the two- and four-wheel drive, extended-cab and full-crew body styles (SuperCab and SuperCrew).
Specifics / Performance
|BASE PRICE||$25,395 (for the rear drive)|
|VEHICLE LAYOUT||XL, XLT, and Lariat trims. 2 and 4 wheel drive. Front engine.|
|ENGINE||Turbo 4, front engine|
|TRANSMISSION||10-speed automatic transmission|
|TOP SPEED||110 mph|
|0-60 MPH||7.5 seconds|
|ON SALE IN U.S.||Q1 2019|
(Source: Gear Junkie)