It’s almost here… and we can’t flipping wait.
Ford has already started to tout the various amenities and capabilities that will be included in the brand-new 2019 Ford Ranger. While it’s going to take some time until this nameplate finally starts to hit dealership lots, you can’t blame us for anticipating the release.
Details are currently scarce, but we tried our best to hunt down some notable attributes of the upcoming pickup truck. In particular, we’ve been able to gather some details on the vehicle’s cosmetics, technology, safety, and (of course) power. While this doesn’t necessarily paint a full picture, you’ll already be able to understand why the 2019 Ford Ranger will be a ‘must-target’ when it finally hits the market.
Below, we’ve explored what we know about the exciting new pickup truck. While you’ll have to wait a while for the release, this at least lets you prepare for your inevitable pursuit of a 2019 Ford Ranger…
What We Know About The: Exterior
Similar to previous variations of the rugged pickup, the 2019 Ford Ranger will once again be one of the most eye-appealing offerings in the class. The nameplate’s tall, muscular stance allows it to stand out from the crowd, and the smooth curves may remind some of a luxury SUV. The Ranger is one of the most innovative vehicles in the industry, and the exterior plays a big role when it comes to this sentiment.
Predictably, the brand also allows customers to choose from a variety of alluring paint options. Whether you’re looking to transform your truck into an intimidating ride or a flashy commuter, that will be possible thanks to the various offerings. The paint options include:
- Saber (an orange/rust color)
- Lightning Blue
- Hot Pepper Red
- Absolute Black
- Magnetic (dark gray)
- Ingot Silver
- White Platinum
- Oxford White
Few owners will be pursuing the 2019 Ford Ranger for its style, but it’s still important to note that the pickup is going to be one sexy ride.
What We Know About The: Performance
Of course, the 2019 Ford Ranger doesn’t solely focus on cosmetics. Rather, the real allure of the nameplate is the incredible power that’s lingering under the hood. The pickup has proven to be one of the most powerful offerings in the class, and that makes it the perfect worksite companion (or off-roading machine).
It starts with the incredible 2.3-liter EcoBoost engine, which is expected to deliver around 280 horsepower and 310 pound-feet of torque. Accompanied by an intuitive, class-exclusive 10-speed automatic transmission, drivers can anticipate one of the smoothest driving experiences out there. Best of all, thanks to inclusions like the Auto Start-Stop technology and direct gasoline injection, drivers can anticipate optimal fuel efficiency… an attribute that often isn’t present in powerful trucks.
It doesn’t end there. Ford’s engineers added a number of mechanical components that will play a significant role in transforming the vehicle into an off-roading behemoth. The Off-Road Package is an excellent choice for those who are expecting to take their pickup off the beaten path, as the accompany skid plates, all-terrain tires, and status screen will assure that your truck completes the journey unscathed. The innovative Trail Control technology adapts the mechanics to better accommodate the odd terrain, while the Terrain Management System will adapt itself to whatever obstacle comes your way (whether that’s grass, mud, sand, or snow).
Finally, the Electronic Locking Differential assures that you remain in control of your pickup truck at all times. Especially useful in low-speed situations, the unit will assure that your pickup is maintaining a proper grip of the road or path. That way, you can better enjoy your adventure (instead of worrying about any impending issues).
What We Know About The: Safety
We understand if you’re a bit apprehensive about taking control of such a powerful ride. Well, you’ll be happy to learn that there won’t be any reason to worry when you’re behind the wheel of the 2019 Ford Ranger. After all, the engineers did an admirable job of equipping the pickup truck with a number of notable safety functions, assuring that you’ll always remain out of harm’s way.
For instance, the Blind Spot Information System will provide you with an extra set of eyes, alerting you of any fellow drivers who may have snuck up beside you. Plus, thanks to the class-exclusive trailer coverage alerts, you’ll never have to worry about the status of your hauled goods. Meanwhile, the Lane-Keeping System is the perfect co-pilot, as it eliminates any drifting. That way, if you happen to lose focus when you’re traveling, you can be guaranteed that the Ford Ranger has your back.
The Pre-Collision Assist with Pedestrian Detection will be appreciated when you’re traveling in the city or on a trail. This technology will detect when a crash is impending, and it can apply the brakes to reduce (or prevent) the collision. Finally, the Adaptive Cruise Control allows you to take a brief break from driving without completely compromising safety. The unit will maintain your set speed, but it can deaccelerate based on the flow of traffic.
What We Know About The: Technology
Similar to any of Ford’s vehicles, we can only assume that the Ranger will be equipped with a number of technological amenities. This includes an easy-to-use touchscreen, which will allow you to choose whatever application your heart desires (including satellite radio and an extensive navigation unit). The brand hasn’t released any details on this specific inclusion, but we can only assume it will be featured in the 2019 Ford Ranger.
However, the brand has clued us into several technological amenities. Specifically, the Wi-Fi hotspot will truly transform your pickup into the perfect worksite truck. With the ability to connect up to 10 devices, you can rely on your vehicle for a strong wireless internet connection wherever you go. That way, if you ever have to access the internet during the workday, you won’t have to go hunting around for a restaurant or café. Instead, you can find a parking spot and start sending out those emails.