The Ranger has been released a while ago, and the plan was also to be offered in North America at some point. However, back in 2013, Ford decided to discontinue those plans and release a more efficient version of the F-150. This was mostly because the import taxes for the Ranger would have been too great for it to be successful. However, time passed, and it now seems that the truck may hit the US market at some point in the near future. The model which will be released first should be the upcoming 2019 Ford Ranger Diesel. This truck has been one of the most rumored models in the last couple of years, and we are quite happy that Ford went ahead and confirmed it.
2019 FORD RANGER DIESEL PRICE AND RELEASE DATE
However, even though we do know the truck will be released in the upcoming years, we don’t have much information about everything else. It seems that the upcoming Ranger might be a revised version of the International model. This would be a similar approach to Toyota’s with their Tacoma which is being sold elsewhere as the Hilux.
The US Ranger would feature new engines, likely an improved chassis as well as a new look. Also, because the truck is going to be built in the US, we expect a price drop over the European model. Most rumors suggest a starting price of around $23,000 or less. This would be cheap enough not to make any competition for the F-150 while also being expensive enough to allow Ford to offer a good amount of features.
EXTERIOR AND INTERIOR
The size has to be the most pressing factor about the future 2019 Ford Ranger Diesel. Like with the ongoing model, expect a rather large pickup, despite its compact truck classification. It will be similar in length, height, and width to the F-150. However, unlike the F-150 we do expect the Ranger to be offered in a crew-cab configuration only. Also, the base model, while will be similar in size to the larger truck, will have only a fraction of its capabilities. The Ranger will have a usable payload of around 600 pounds in its bed, and it should be able to tow around 7,000 pounds for the diesel version.
It should be more than enough to compete with the Colorado. However, the deciding factors in this battle will most likely be the design and efficiency. As we mentioned above, the entire body might get replaced by the current generation. The influences from the Explorer are likely here to stay, but the 2019 Ford Ranger Diesel will become bulkier and more imposing. Also, a similar thing will happen with its cabin. Unlike the F-150 which is designed for work, the Ranger will get a more car-like interior which will make it perfect for those who only own a truck as their car.
2019 FORD RANGER DIESEL ENGINE AND SPECS
A couple of petrol engines are going to be available at launch while the 2019 Ford Ranger Diesel is expected to make use of Ford’s 3.2 liters inline 5. This is currently available in the US with the Transit van. However, in the Ranger, it will benefit from a larger output and an improved injection system. Early rumors suggest for around 220 horsepower and close to 400 lb-ft of torque.
This should be more than enough to make the Ranger a well-rounded compact truck. With it, a 6-speed manual might be an option. This will give people more control, and it might be the choice for those looking to use it in off-road. Ford’s 10-speed automatic will also most likely be an option. In any case, rear wheel drive will be standard while a four-wheel drive system similar to the ongoing model will also be offered.
- Chevrolet Colorado
- GMC Canyon
- Nissan Frontier
- Toyota Tacoma
2019 Ford Ranger Specs
|2019 Ford Ranger
|Dimensions And Weight
|126,7 inch; 3220mm
|207,7 inch; 5277 mm
|71,1 in; 1806 mm
|72,6 in; 1845 mm
|3,700 to 4,720 lbs
Ford Ranger Raptor Estimated Specs
|3.5-liter turbocharged V-6
|375 HP / 5,000 RPM
|470 LB-FT / 3,500 RPM
|Electronic 10-Speed Automatic
2017 Ford F-150 Raptor Specs
|High-Output 3.5-liter turbocharged V-6 engine
|450 HP @ 5,000 RPM
|510 LB-FT @ 3,500 RPM
|Electronic 10-Speed Automatic