2019 Ford Ranger
2019 Ford Ranger
Posted on January 19, 2018
The 2019 Ford Ranger has finally been revealed. What should herald the resurgence of the midsize pickup, the new Ford looks good, has all the right features in all the right places and is going to be a hit with buyers who love the character but don’t want a full size truck.
Canadian and US buyers have long looked abroad in envy at the Ranger as it has been a regular feature on their roads. Now it comes to our shores and it looks good!
Designed with you in mind
The 2019 Ford Ranger is based on the existing global model but has been adapted to our tastes. It looks like an F-150 but is also different enough to be unique. The design is more subtle, with less chrome and less fanfare. It looks more like an Edge than a truck and I think it looks better for it.
The sloped hood, subtle grille and smooth profile works in its favour. A skid plate under the front looks great while a set of nice alloys set it off nicely. The back end sees a pair of simple taillights and a tailgate with Ranger inset into it. Overall, it is a nice design that doesn’t shout or act brash but will inevitably get the job done.
Inside, the cabin is very Ford. Simple, nicely done and very effective. An LCD in the centre stack is likely to control many of the options and is likely to include Sync 3, Apple CarPlay, Android Auto and Amazon Alexa. FordPass Connect will likely make an appearance too.
Under that modest hood will be a turbocharged 2.3-litre EcoBoost engine that produces 310 hp and 320 lb-ft of torque. It will use Ford’s established 10 speed automatic transmission to send power to the wheels. We expect there to be other engine options at a later date and wouldn’t be surprised if one of them was a diesel. Nothing has been announced as yet though.
There will be two cab types, SuperCab and SuperCrew and three trims, XL, XLT and Lariat. Exactly what features will be standard or optional has yet to be announced. There will also apparently be three appearance packages, FX4, Chrome and Sport, which will likely live up to their name.
Pricing and a release date are still unknown. Keep an eye on Northway Ford Lincoln, 388 King George Road Brantford ON N3S 3N2 for more details.