After such a long time, finally Ford will be going to release an upgrade version of Ranger models to compete with Canyon and Colorado in the US market. This new small truck will be a version for 2019 series. Although it’s going to be a new version but the announcement said the new truck will use the current chassis like in the European markets. Let’s find out more about the details of 2019 Ford Ranger specs in the following.
Is It Going to use Diesel Unit?
As Ford Ranger was already offered with 3.2-liter five-cylinder diesel unit engine option globally so most probably that the new engine should at least use this similar engine available in the US market. Another base engine options is 2.5-liter I-4 engine that can produce 175 horsepower. For other trim level, the engine also can use a 2.3-liter Eco-Boost turbocharged four-cylinder with V6 engine option like Mustang and Explorer used that can produce 270 to 345 horsepower and 300 lb-ft of torque.
The 2019 Ford Ranger specs for base drivetrain will likely feature six-speed manual or automatic transmission. Meanwhile, the high-powered vehicles will opt for greater transmission up to 10-speed automatic. Additionally, the rear wheel drive will become a standard feature with four-wheel drive system as an option. The performance will be completed with safety features include at least automatic emergency braking, trailer sway control, forward collision warning, and lane keeping assists.
Since the 2019 Ford Ranger specs for the US market will feature the same body frame construction like the European models, so we can imagine the appearance looks. The 2019 Ford Ranger may have more muscular look with larger grille, headlights, and higher hood line. Compared to the previous model of Ranger, the new release will be also slightly longer and wider especially the bed length that get a few extra cubic feet of space. Not only longer and wider, but the trucks will also lighter as the body made from better quality of materials.
The interior will also likely get the same features like European model. The slight different of 2019 Ford Ranger specs for the interior will be a more spacious and comfortable interior than the previous Rangers. There will be more room for the front passengers completed with more kit probably in all trim level. However, the higher trim level might get more advanced features, for example automatic climate control vents for the rear seats. Moreover, the trucks might also get all-leather upholstery and ventilated seats. For technology features inside, 2019 Ford Ranger should at least include Sync 3 multimedia interface, Apple CarPlay and Android Auto integration, 8.0-inch touchscreen, and a rearview camera.
Price and Release Date
Up to now there is no official announcement from the Ford yet about the release date in the US market. However, most of reports believe that the new 2019 model will be ready in the auto show in the 2018. Since there is no official release date, so it will be the same for the price. Looking at the current price in the market, the base model for 2019 Ford Ranger should has a start price at $25,000.
Do you find the 2019 Ford Ranger specs will meet your expectation?