First Look at the 2019 Ford Ranger

Cole Quinnell

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The all-new Ford Ranger is adventure-ready with the right combination of Built Ford Tough® rugged components, capability and smart technology for a new generation of Ford truck owners.


The new design and chassis were developed for North American truck buyers. The foundation for the 2019 Ford Ranger is a fully boxed frame formed from high-strength steel. The front suspension is a double-wishbone independent design, while the rear features class-exclusive parabolic springs.1


Power is provided by the proven 2.3-liter EcoBoost® engine mated to the only 10-speed transmission in the segment.1 All-terrain capability in 4WD models includes the innovative Terrain Management System™ shared with Ford F-150 Raptor. This system changes engine responsiveness, transmission gearing and vehicle controls to automatically tailor traction, driveability and performance to the terrain or weather conditions with driver-selectable modes.


Ranger is the first vehicle to feature an all-new Ford Trail Control™ technology. Similar to cruise control for the highway, Trail Control is designed for low-traction, rugged terrain. It manages acceleration and braking, sending power and braking to each individual wheel, allowing the driver to focus on the trail and steering.


Power is distributed through a Dana® axle on both 2WD and 4WD models. An e-locker rear differential is available for increased all-terrain traction. Ranger four-wheel-drive versions feature 2-High and 4-High. FX2 and FX4 Off-Road Packages provide additional trail capability with off-road tuned shocks, all-terrain tires, a frame-mounted heavy-gauge steel front bash plate (FX4 only), frame-mounted skid plates and FX badging.


Available Ford driver-assist technologies include Adaptive Cruise Control, Pre-Collision Assist with available Pedestrian Detection, lane-keeping assist, lane-departure warning and the class-exclusive1 BLIS® (Blind Spot Information System) with trailer coverage.


Available SYNC® 3 with navigation and FordPass™ Connect offer Apple CarPlay™ and Android Auto™ compatibility. Mobility services help customers drive more efficiently, while an embedded 4G LTE modem for a Wi-Fi hotspot can connect up to 10 mobile devices. B&O PLAY™ Premium Audio – specially tuned for the Ranger cab to deliver a richer, more engaging listening experience – is also available. Driver and passengers can charge devices via available 400-watt, 110-volt AC power outlets and USB ports.


Additional features include optional LED headlamps and exterior lighting that includes puddle lamps and cargo bed lighting. The available tow package includes the Ford Smart Trailer Tow harness that alerts drivers to faulty trailer connections.  


The new Ranger is offered in XL, XLT and LARIAT trim, available with chrome or sport packages. Configurations will include the SuperCab and the SuperCrew cab.


The 2019 Ford Ranger will be built at the Ford Michigan Assembly Plant in Wayne, Michigan. The all-new midsize truck’s major components will also be built in the Detroit area, with its 2.3-liter EcoBoost manufactured at the Ford Cleveland Engine Plant and its segment-first1 SelectShift® 10-speed automatic will be built at the Ford Livonia Transmission Plant.


1Class is Midsize Pickup Trucks, based on Ford segmentation.


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