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2019 Ford Ranger to compete the Honda Ridgeline, Nissan Frontier and Toyota Tacoma

Ford has just announced the technical information regarding its 2019 Ranger pickup truck that will be available on the North American market later this year. 

 

And we can confirm that the new Ford pickup truck has higher capabilities than its rivals in the same pickup segment.

 

The mid-size 2019 Ford Ranger will be equipped with a 2.3-liter four-cylinder turbocharged engine producing 270 horsepower and 310 pound-feet of torque, along with a 10-speed automatic transmission. Competitions of the new 2019 Ford Ranger will be the Chevrolet Colorado and GMC Canyon, Honda Ridgeline, Nissan Frontier and Toyota Tacoma.

 

According to the manufacturer:

 

"The proven 2.3L EcoBoost® engine with Auto Start-Stop technology is designed to optimize power and efficiency using turbocharging and direct gasoline injection. It’s also paired with the innovative, class-exclusive 10-speed automatic transmission."

 

The Ranger will also have a maximum load capacity of 844 kilograms (1,860 pounds), more than the competitors too. In addition, when equipped with a towing package and a trailer brake control system, the 2019 Ford Ranger can pull up to 7,500 pounds (7,500 kg).

The only pickup trucks in this segment that can have similar load capacity are the Colorado and Canyon with their 2.8-liter four-cylinder turbodiesel, which boasts 369 lb-ft of torque and a maximum towing capacity 3,493 kg (7,700 lb).

 

The 2019 Ford Ranger is expected to go on sale in late 2018, or early 2019. It will be available in two-wheel drive and four-wheel drive, SuperCab, and SuperCrew configurations as well as three variations (XL, XLT, and Lariat) and an FX4 off-road package featuring all-terrain tires for enhanced traction off-road and bash & skid plates to protect the undercarriage from damage. 

 

The is a Ford Ranger Raptor which debuted in February but has not yet been confirmed for the Canadian and US markets.

 

As for the price, the 2019 Ford Ranger has a starting price at $24,300, that's the base price of a rear-wheel drive XL SuperCab, and $38,385 for the four-wheel drive Lariat SuperCrew.

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