Ford gave the 2019 model year of this mid-size pickup, which disappeared from US shores after the 2011 model year, a grand debut at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit. Ford engineers put Ranger through the same torture testing as the legendary F-150 goes through. Ford pulled the truck from the North American market in 2011, and the automaker has been on the sidelines as the midsize truck segment has grown 83% since 2014 to 452,000 sales previous year, he notes. That is not the case.
It's a real truck.
The Ranger retains body-on-frame construction and has standard steel bumpers, a solid rear axle and Dana differentials. Two cab and bed options are available, but only one wheelbase is offered. Metal trim pieces over the wheel wells can be color matched or accented with a handsome magnetic grey color. The gap between the fender and front door is reduced 0.008 in. Ford says this was driven by customer demand, but we suspect USA crash requirements also may have been a factor, though Ford denies this.
The traditional argument against mid-size pickups is that they're not much cheaper than fullsize trucks, which offer more capability.
"Ranger has always held a special place in the hearts of truck fans", said Hau Thai-Tang, Ford executive vice president, Product Development and Purchasing.
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The Ranger has an all-new exterior design, chassis, and powertrain. "The Ranger will not just carry their adventure gear".
"We see more of an opportunity that didn't exist five years ago", Ford truck marketing manager Todd Eckert said. The lack of a stripper model with plastic wheel well trim pieces leads us to believe that higher-volume, lower-profit fleet sales/work truck sales aren't as high of a priority. Powerful and strong, with a high-strength steel frame, Ranger is equipped with a proven 2.3-liter EcoBoost engine mated to the only 10-speed automatic transmission in the segment. The crank and rods are forged steel. The new Selectshift 10-speed automatic is standard. Every four-wheel drive Ranger also includes 2-high, 4-high, and 4-low. An electronic-locking rear differential will be standard on the FX2 and FX4, and optional on all other models.
The ability to use the truck's engineering for more than one vehicle was a major factor in the decision to bring the Ranger back to the United States. It includes four distinct drive modes - normal; grass, gravel and snow; mud and ruts; and sand. Mud/ruts carries with it the throttle numbing, while also throwing the drivetrain into 4-Hi for truck stuff. Think of it like cruise control, but for off-road driving. Called Trail Control, it engages at speeds from 1 to 20 miles per hour and can be slowed to a new speed (instead of disengaged) by applying the brake. Where it differs from a cruise control is that pressing the brake while it's activated doesn't deactivate it but rather, brings the cruise speed down to whatever the driver slows to. An available FordPass™ Connect 4G LTE modem provides Wi-Fi access for up to 10 devices.
The new Ranger will offer almost as many electronic safety systems as the rest of the Ford lineup, including standard forward collision warning with automatic emergency braking. (We weren't allowed to climb inside, as the models on display are preproduction.) There's waterproof storage under the second-row seating. Specific Sport and FX Off-Road appearance packages will be offered on some of the trim levels.
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