After years of rumor and speculation, Ford verified in January that the long-departed Ranger pickup would stage a resurgence in the U.S. market. Stopped in 2011 after almost 30 years of service, the Ranger left a vacuum in Ford’s lineup. Ford believed that without a little or mid-size truck, purchasers would just move up to an entry-level variation of its full-size F-150.
Satisfied with its chart-topping F-150 sales and figuring that the mid-size-truck segment was nearly dead, Ford appeared content to let Toyota, Nissan, and the aging General Motors mid-sizers fight over whatever shrinking market was left. However then GM faked best and presented brand new Chevrolet Colorado and GMC Canyon trucks for 2015, and the two largish and not-that-inexpensive mid-sizers offered far better than almost anybody prepared for. When even Honda brought back its Ridgeline, it ended up being obvious Ford needed to get back in the game.
The return of the less-than-gigantic Ford pickup. Ford presently sells this mid-sizer almost everywhere other than here. But that will change in action to the strong-selling Chevy Colorado and GMC Canyon. The Ranger will also spawn a brand-new Ford Bronco SUV, which will use some competition to the Jeep Wrangler. Broncos need to get here in 2020 with a starting cost of $30,000.
2019 Ford Ranger Platform
The 2019 Ford Ranger will use the same body-on-frame building as the truck sold somewhere else on the planet. Like GM’s mid-sizers, it’s just slightly smaller sized than its huge brother; the Crew Cab is in fact longer than a base F-150. But GM has shown that even big small trucks can offer without cannibalizing sales from the full-size lineup.
2019 Ford Ranger Engine
The only engine presently provided in the international Ranger that would likely pertain to the American market is the 3.2-liter five-cylinder diesel. It’s readily available in the full-size Transit van and might help the Ranger eliminate the title of “most efficient pickup” from the 31-highway-mpg diesel Colorado/Canyon twins. Expect an EcoBoost four-cylinder in addition to a naturally aspirated gas V-6 in the U.S. lineup. A diesel Bronco sounds pretty good to us, too.
2019 Ford Ranger Price
The 2019 Ford Ranger is set to launching sometime in 2018, and the new 2020 Bronco based upon the Ranger will appear a year later the exact same chassis. For the Ranger to stay a feasible proposition versus rivals and alongside Ford’s full-size trucks, base prices will have to be around the $25,000 mark. That stated, do not be shocked to see greatly optioned or possible off-road-focused variants technique as well as surpass $40,000.