The 2019 Ranger is offered in three trim levels; XL, XLT and Lariat. Each trim is available in two body styles, either an extended cab with a 6-foot bed, or a crew cab with a 5-foot bed. All configurations are equipped with a turbo 2.3L 4-cylinder Ecoboost engine paired with a 10-speed transmission. Two-wheel drive or 4-wheel drive is available, including an optional electronic locking rear differential.
The base XL trim provides a cost-effective entry point into Ford's mid-size pickup. Standard features include 16-inch steel wheels, rear view camera, cloth seats, automatic headlights, 4-speaker stereo system, 3.5-inch center screen and pre-collision assist with automatic emergency braking.
Stepping up to the XLT trim adds significantly more standard features, but only a few thousand more to the starting price. Standard features include 17-inch alloy wheels, body-color bumpers and molding, fog lights, upgraded grille, 4.2-inch productivity screen, 4.2-inch center screen, keyless entry with tailgate lock and Ford's SYNC infotainment system. Additionally, Ford Co-Pilot360 comes standard, which includes blind spot monitoring, auto high-beam headlights, cross-traffic alert, trailer tow monitoring and lane keeping assist.
The Lariat trim expands upon the standard features adding 18-inch alloy wheels, LED headlights, LED taillights, power folding mirrors, intelligent access with push-button start, leather wrapped steering wheel and shift knob and heated 8-way power leather front seats. The infotainment system is also upgraded with an 8-inch LCD touchscreen and Ford SYNC3, which is impressive technology and includes Apple CarPlay and Android Auto.
Additionally, there are a couple of option packages that are available with all trim levels. The FX4 Off-Road Package includes a locking rear axle, skid plates, off road tires, and Trail Control, which provides a low-speed cruise control for off-road. A Chrome Appearance Package provides chrome exterior accents, while a Sport Appearance Package adds body colored accents. A Trailer Tow Package provides a Class IV hitch and 4-pin and 7-pin wiring harness.
Safety features in the new Ranger are comprehensive, with standard forward collision warning and automatic emergency braking. A suite of airbags, passive anti-theft system and daytime running lights are also standard. The XLT and Lariat trims feature Ford's Co-Pilot360 driver assist package, which includes blind spot monitoring, auto high-beam headlights, cross-traffic alert, trailer tow monitoring and lane keeping assist.
Powerful Ecoboost Engine
Steel Bumpers And Body
Superb Infotainment System
The all-new 2019 Ford Ranger returns to the mid-size pickup truck market for the first year after retiring the truck in 2011. With a complete redesign of the retired models, the 2019 model provides a tough, rugged style with performance to match. Featuring a 2.3L Ecoboost engine, high-strength fully boxed steel frame, tough suspension components and plenty of technology, the new Ranger will outshine the earlier models.
With the return of the Ford Ranger for 2019, the mid-size truck market gets an exciting new option. A base price for the 2-wheel drive starting near $24,000, makes the Ranger priced competitively among its competition like the Chevy Colorado and Toyota Tacoma. With Ford?s reputation in the full-size pickup market, the new Ranger is built tough, drawing upon the engineering advancements Ford has made over the preceding years. Built upon a high-strength steel frame, designed to withstand rugged conditions, the new Ranger will impress both on and off-road.