The Ford Ranger Returns for 2019
Designed for Life in Canada
With a fully boxed ladder frame with six crossmembers for maximum structural support, the new Ranger is designed to take a beating. The frame has been specially modified for North American duty with sturdy mounting points on both front and rear bumpers so that you can attach hitches and winches without fear of structural damage. An integrated trailer-hitch receiver is also supposed to be available, allowing you to use your Ranger to tow small trailers and the like.
Efficient Yet Powerful
So far the only engine confirmed on the menu is Ford’s excellent 2.3L EcoBoost engine which also sees duty in the Mustang and Explorer. Reportedly making around 300 horsepower and 350 lb-ft of torque, this engine promises both excellent towing prowess as well as admirable fuel economy. The engine is connected to Ford’s advanced 10-speed automatic transmission, which ensures that you’ll always have the right gear to get the job done. There are also rumors of a small-displacement diesel engine coming to the Ranger lineup, codenamed “EcoBlue”.
The 2019 Ford Ranger is a thoroughly modern truck, with a host of advanced systems designed to keep you on the straight and level. Systems like BLIS (BLind spot Information System) with Trailer Coverage help you keep an eye out, even when towing a load. Adaptive Cruise Control automatically slows or accelerates depending on the traffic in front, making for more serene highway driving. There’s even Pre-Collision Assist with Pedestrian Detection which can detect an imminent collision and automatically apply the brakes.