2019 Ford Ranger
- The 2019 Ford Ranger is all-new
- Part of the fourth Ranger generation introduced for 2019
- Handsome and rugged exterior design
- Long list of available options
- Many available modern safety features
- Single-cab model isn't an option
- Only one available powertrain
2019 Ford Ranger pricingin Ashburn, VA
Which Ranger does Edmunds recommend?
Edmunds' Expert Review
It's been almost a decade since there was a new Ford Ranger at dealerships. A lot has changed in that time. Midsize pickup trucks are larger than ever before. They also offer more towing and hauling capability, more passenger comfort and more modern tech inside. The old Ranger would be horribly outclassed if Ford just brought it back from the dead. But from what we can tell so far, the new 2019 Ford Ranger will have those bases covered and then some.
A lot of what you'll see on the Ranger will be familiar if you've spent any time in its big brother, the F-150. On the inside, the Ranger will get Ford's Sync 3 technology in addition to available features such as smartphone connectivity, blind-spot monitoring and even in-car Wi-Fi. The Ranger also comes with a healthy number of advanced safety features including forward collision mitigation and lane keeping assist.
Under the hood, the Ranger is currently slated to get only one engine: a turbocharged 2.3-liter four-cylinder that produces 270 horsepower. While we'd prefer to have a few powertrains to choose from, Ford's recent turbocharged engines (especially in trucks) have treated us well, so we'll hold out some hope.
It's too soon to say how the Ranger will stack up against the Chevrolet Colorado, Honda Ridgeline and Toyota Tacoma. But if the success and popularity of the F-150 are any guide, the 2019 Ford Ranger will likely be quite enticing if you're shopping for a midsize pickup.
Stay tuned for full driving impressions and specs as soon as they're available.
2019 Ford Ranger configurations
The 2019 Ford Ranger is a midsize pickup truck. It is available with two cab configurations: extended cab (SuperCab) with a 6-foot bed or a crew cab with a 5-foot bed. There are also three trim levels: XL, XLT and Lariat. All Rangers are equipped with a turbocharged 2.3-liter four-cylinder engine (270 hp, 310 pound-feet of torque) paired with a 10-speed automatic transmission.
The base Ranger XL is rather sparsely equipped, but there are some feature highlights. Standard equipment includes 16-inch steel wheels, a manually locking tailgate, automatic headlights, power windows, cloth upholstery, a four-speaker stereo system with AM/FM radio, air conditioning, a 3.5-inch center screen, a rearview camera, a USB port and an auxiliary jack. Also included is forward collision warning with automatic emergency braking.
On top of the XL's standard equipment the XLT adds 17-inch alloy wheels, front and rear parking sensors, foglights, an upgraded grille, cruise control, automatic high beams, Ford's Co-Pilot360 system (lane keeping assist and blind-spot monitoring with rear cross-traffic alert), a 110-volt power outlet, a 4.2-inch center screen with Ford Sync, an extra USB port, keyless entry with remote tailgate locking, a 4G Wi-Fi hotspot and a six-speaker stereo.
The top trim level for the Ranger is the Lariat, which includes all of the XLT's equipment plus 18-inch alloy wheels, LED headlights and taillights, an LED cargo lamp, power-adjustable and heated front seats, leather upholstery, dual-zone automatic climate control, an 8-inch center touchscreen with Ford's Sync 3 interface, and Apple CarPlay and Android Auto connectivity.
Most of the equipment on upper trim levels can be had as options on the lower trims. Adaptive cruise control is available on both the XLT and Lariat trim levels. A navigation system and a Bang & Olufsen premium sound system are available for the Lariat only.
Also, there are a couple of option packages worth noting. The FX4 Off-Road package is available on the XL, the XLT and the Lariat. It includes off-road tires, upgraded shocks and suspension tuning, an electronically locking rear axle, front tow hooks, underbody skid plates, a terrain management system, and a low-speed crawl control system called Trail Control. A Trailer Tow package is available on all three trim levels as well, and it adds a four-pin/seven-pin wiring harness along with a Class IV trailer hitch.
2019 Ford Ranger video
SPEAKER 1: We're here at the Detroit Auto Show and this is the 2019 Ford Ranger. We haven't seen the Ranger in the United States since 2011. It's been a long time. And we've never seen a Ranger like this one. This truck is a mid-sized. The last one was a compact. This truck is powered by a 2.3 liter EcoBoost engine, and its got a 10 speed automatic transmission. The Ranger's available in three trim levels: XL, XLT, and Lariat. And on the XLT and Lariat you can add the FX off-road package. FX2 for 2-wheel drive, FX4 for 4-wheel drive. This is an FX4, 4-wheel drive Lariat pickup so its got everything. The off-road package runs on 31 inch Hancook all-terrain tires, and they're mounted to 18 inch wheels with six lug nuts. The bed is pretty simple. It's got a spray-in bed liner and four toe hooks, but it's really deep and it looks like it'll hold a lot of cargo. We don't know anything about the approach angle yet. But there's a really big skid plate underneath, and it looks like its really got a lot of clearance up here. Inside there is a terrain management system and trail control, which are very similar to systems you'll see on the TRD off-road package. The new Ranger could very well give the Tacoma a run for its money off-road. We're not sure when the 2019 Ford Ranger will go on sale just yet. Indications are it could be late this year or maybe the first quarter of 2019. We'll know more before that happens, and we'll get a chance to drive it at some point. Probably this fall. For more information, check back with Edmonds.com and click Subscribe to see more videos. [MUSIC PLAYING]
2019 Ford Ranger First Look
The 2019 Ford Ranger will make its long-awaited return later this year. And from what we can see here at the 2018 Detroit Auto Show, it stands a good chance of reasserting itself as a serious player in the midsize truck segment.
Features & Specs
Our experts’ favorite Ranger safety features:
- Front and Rear Parking Sensors
- Warns the driver of objects both in the front and the rear of the vehicle to prevent low-speed impacts.
- Automatic Emergency Braking
- Alerts the driver of an imminent front collision and can automatically apply the brakes if the driver doesn't react in time.
- Lane-Keep Assist
- Emits a warning when there's a lane change without the activation of a turn signal and can provide steering input to keep the driver in the lane.
Ford Ranger vs. the competition
2019 Ford Ranger
2019 Honda Ridgeline
Ford Ranger vs. Honda Ridgeline
The Honda Ridgeline is an extremely well-rounded pickup with lots of available creature comforts and high-tech safety features. The Ridgeline also boasts unique features such as an in-bed trunk and a two-way tailgate. The Ranger, however, offers the FX4 Off-Road package. And for off-road enthusiasts, there's the potential Ranger Raptor trim level on the horizon. Check out Edmunds' long-term road test of the 2017 Honda Ridgeline.
Ford Ranger vs. Chevrolet Colorado
One of the Ranger's biggest competitors will undoubtedly be the Chevy Colorado. The Colorado provides a comfortable interior along with multiple available powertrains. One optional powertrain is a torquey four-cylinder diesel engine that is capable of towing up to 7,700 pounds. The Chevy also has a base four-cylinder gasoline engine as well as a V6. Read the Edmunds' long-term road test of the 2017 Chevrolet Colorado.
Ford Ranger vs. Toyota Tacoma
If there's a standard to judge all midsize trucks by, it's probably the Toyota Tacoma. The Tacoma isn't very modern on the inside, but it is undoubtedly one of the most capable and popular midsize trucks on the road today. There are several off-road-friendly trim levels to choose from, and under the hood there's a powerful V6 capable of towing as much as 6,800 pounds. Read the Edmunds' long-term road test of the 2016 Toyota Tacoma.
2019 Ford Ranger for Sale
The 2019 Ranger is Ford's new addition to the midsize-truck segment. The last time you could buy a Ford Ranger was nearly 10 years ago, and truck customers have come to expect a lot more over that time. Basic truck-bed utility isn't enough — you need real towing capacity, modern safety features and a comfortable interior to win over buyers. With the redesigned and reintroduced 2019 Ranger, that's what we'll get.
On the outside, the new Ranger seems attractive and modern. It borrows many of the F-150's styling cues but in smaller, sleeker ways. It's available in just two cab configurations (crew cab and extended cab) and when it goes on sale, it will only have one available engine. Under the hood, you'll get a turbocharged 2.3-liter four-cylinder engine paired with a 10-speed automatic transmission. Horsepower and fuel economy numbers haven't been released yet, but we'll update this review with full specs as soon as we get them.
Pricing is as we'd expect with most any pickup: There are bare-bones versions of the Ranger, and there are fully optioned versions. The three basic trim levels for the Ranger are the XL, the XLT and the Lariat. The XL really does feel bare-bones with items such as 16-inch steel wheels, a manually locking tailgate, cloth upholstery, a four-speaker stereo and a rearview camera.
If you're looking for a bit more in the way of standard features, there's the XLT, which offers alloy wheels, foglights, cruise control, Ford's Co-Pilot360 system (blind-spot monitoring with rear cross-traffic alert, lane keeping assist), a 110-volt power outlet, front and rear parking sensors, a bigger center screen, a 4G Wi-Fi hotspot, and a six-speaker stereo.
If you're swinging for the fences with the Ranger, go with the Lariat. It gets LED headlights and taillights, power-adjustable and heated front seats, leather upholstery, dual-zone automatic climate control, an 8-inch center touchscreen with Ford's Sync 3 interface, Apple CarPlay and Android Auto connectivity, and navigation. And, as with any truck, there are a few options to pick from that give the Ford items such as a Class IV trailer hitch, off-road equipment, and high-tech features including adaptive cruise control.
While we haven't driven the new Ranger yet, modern Ford trucks have been very impressive over the last few years, and we've got high hopes. Be sure to follow along on Edmunds for our full Ford Ranger driving impressions and come on back to spec out the perfect midsize truck for all your needs.
2019 Ford Ranger Overview
The 2019 Ford Ranger is offered in the following submodels: Ranger Crew Cab, Ranger SuperCab. Available styles include Lariat 4dr Crew Cab 4WD SB (2.3L 4cyl Turbo 10A), Lariat 4dr SuperCab 4WD SB (2.3L 4cyl Turbo 10A), XLT 4dr SuperCab SB (2.3L 4cyl Turbo 10A), XL 4dr Crew Cab SB (2.3L 4cyl Turbo 10A), XL 4dr SuperCab 4WD SB (2.3L 4cyl Turbo 10A), XL 4dr SuperCab SB (2.3L 4cyl Turbo 10A), XLT 4dr Crew Cab 4WD SB (2.3L 4cyl Turbo 10A), XLT 4dr Crew Cab SB (2.3L 4cyl Turbo 10A), Lariat 4dr SuperCab SB (2.3L 4cyl Turbo 10A), Lariat 4dr Crew Cab SB (2.3L 4cyl Turbo 10A), XL 4dr Crew Cab 4WD SB (2.3L 4cyl Turbo 10A), and XLT 4dr SuperCab 4WD SB (2.3L 4cyl Turbo 10A).
What do people think of the 2019 Ford Ranger?
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Edmunds Expert Reviews
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