The 2019 Ford Ranger is a tough and durable midsize pickup that offers a powerful turbocharged engine, a best-in-class payload rating, respectable off-road capability, and many available driver-assist features. Three trims are offered with the Ranger: XL, XLT, and Lariat. You can also choose from two cab configurations, namely an extended cab with a 6-foot bed, or a crew cab with a 5-footbed. Here is some more information on this powerful and efficient truck.
Only one engine is offered with the 2019 Ranger, but it’s a powerful one. It’s a turbocharged 2.3-liter four-cylinder engine which is paired with a 10-speed automatic transmission. It kicks out 270 horsepower and a best-in-class 320 pound-feet of torque. If your Ranger is equipped with the Trailer Tow Package, which comes with a Class IV trailer hitch and a four-pin/seven-pin wiring harness, you’ll be able to tow up to 7,500 pounds. The Ranger also offers a best-in-class payload rating of 1,860 pounds.
Boasting features like a direct-injection system and auto start-stop technology, this engine is not only powerful but also fuel-efficient, delivering an estimated fuel-economy rating of 21 mpg in the city and 26 mpg on the highway.
Superb Off-Road Capability
The Ranger is constructed from high-strength steel, it also features steel frame-mounted bumpers and off-road chassis components which make for capable off-roading. If, however, you’re an off-road enthusiast, opt for the available FX4 Off-Road Package, which offers off-road tires, tuned off-road mono-tube shocks, an electronically locking rear differential, front tow hooks, heavy-duty skid plates, a terrain management system, and trail control, which is a low-speed crawl control system.
With the Ranger comes a roomy interior that offers passengers excellent leg- and headroom. The layout is also convenient, featuring instruments and controls that are easy-to-reach and operate. Although the XL trim is a bit bare-bones, offering basic features like power windows, cloth upholstery, and air conditioning, the two higher trims add convenient features like keyless entry, power-adjustable and heated front seats, leather upholstery, an auto-dimming rearview mirror, and dual-zone automatic climate control.
The standard infotainment system features four-speakers, a USB port, and an AM/FM stereo, but you can upgrade to a system with an 8-inch display, a 4G LTE hotspot, six-speakers, SiriusXM radio, as well as Apple CarPlay and Android Auto compatibility. Available options include a Bang & Olufsen premium sound system and navigation.
Advanced Driver-Assist Features
Standard safety and driver-assist features included with the Ranger are a rearview camera, forward collision warning, and automatic emergency braking. With the XLT trim comes Ford’s Co-Pilot360 safety suite. This consists of advanced driver-assist features like lane-keeping assist, blind-spot monitoring with rear cross-traffic alert, and automatic high-beams. The Lariat trim adds adaptive cruise control and rain-sensing wipers.
The 2019 Ford Ranger is a durable midsize truck that offers a powerful and fuel-efficient engine, excellent tow and payload ratings, respectable off-road capability, advanced available driver-assist technologies, and a comfortable interior. If you want to take one for a spin, drop by Chaparral Ford.