2019 Ford Ranger is Adventure-Ready
December 19, 2018
As the 2019 Built Ford Tough Ranger nears production, Ford announces its all-new midsize pickup for North America will deliver best- in-class payload, gas torque and towing capability.
“Think of Ranger as the biggest and most capable backpack for your gear,” says Rick Bolt, Ford Ranger chief engineer. “With 1,860 pounds of maximum payload, Ranger can haul nearly a ton of gear to enable your next adventure.”
The 2019 Ford Ranger’s standard 2.3-liter EcoBoost® produces 270 horsepower and, more importantly, 310 lb.-ft. of torque – the most engine-turning power of any gas engine in the midsize pickup segment, including V6 engines from competitors.
Paired with a class-exclusive 10-speed transmission, Ranger features a unique combination of power and capability that only comes from a truck that’s Built Ford Tough. Anchored by a high-strength steel frame and robust solid rear axle with Hotchkiss suspension, Ranger can conventionally tow more than any gas engine truck in its class – 7,500 pounds when equipped with the tow package and a brake controller.
Production begins later this year at Ford’s Michigan Assembly Plant in Wayne, Michigan with the 2019 Ford Ranger being available at dealers in late January 2019. OutdoorX4 Magazine will be featuring a full, extensive review of the 2019 Ford Ranger in Issue 31, also due out in late January. Stay tuned for our first impressions of this vehicle in that issue.
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