2019 Ford Ranger is a medium-sized modern truck, available with two cabin configurations: SuperCab with a 6-foot bed or 5-bed crew cabinet. The truck world has changed during that time, with competing competitors from General Motors, Honda and Toyota receiving debut or updates. All of this provides convenience and safety features that were not only available but even a decade ago. Given the mammoth scale of the latest F-150 and Super Duty pickups, there is space in the Ford line for a modest truck that can be both suburban and ready for adventure. The Ford Ranger 2019 fills the gap in extensive and crew-box configurations. There are a single driveway and a choice of two or four-wheel drive. Ford markets the Ranger to appeal to outside excitement seekers. We recently bought one to find out how it measures its promises and established competitors.
The base ranger XL is fairly sparsely equipped, but there are some feature highlights. Standard equipment includes 16-inch steel wheels, a hand-lock tailgate, automatic headlights, power windows, cloth covers, a four-legged stereo system with AM / FM radio, air conditioning, a 3.5-inch screen, a rearview camera, USB port, and auxiliary air. Also included is forward collision warning with the automatic emergency brake. The top rider for the Ranger is the Lariat, which includes all the equipment of the XLT plus 18-inch alloy wheels, LED headlights and backlights, an LED bearing lamp, power adjustable and heated front seats, leather upholstery, dual-zone automatic climate control, a 8-centimeter touchscreen with Ford’s Sync 3 interface, and Apple CarPlay and Android Auto connection.
Most of the equipment at upper trim levels can be as options on the bottom finish. Adaptive cruise control is available on both the XLT and Lariat trim levels. A navigation system and a Bang & Olufsen premium sound system are only available to the Lariat. There are also some option packages that are noteworthy. The FX4 Off-Road package is available on the XL, XLT, and Lariat. These include off-road tires, upgraded shocks and suspension, an electronically locking rear axle, front wheel hooks, underground disc plates, a ground control system and a low speed creep control system called Trail Control. A Trailer Tow package is also available at all three trim levels, adding a four-pin / sea-level wiring cable to a Class IV trailer.
2019 Ford Ranger Interior
The Ford Ranger 2019 is quite accommodating. The front seat is spacious and easy to get in and out, but it does not apply to the back seat of the crew. Similarly, the visibility of the front is good, but the view from the back is another story. Our biggest complaint involves the interior switch. Although the Ranger’s controls are generally easy to understand, some are disappointing. The lack of physical shortcut buttons for the touchscreen and the very small buttons that form the climate control interface is something you have to deal with every day. We do not love the layout and operational logic of the 2019 Ranger 4WD control.
The front door openings are wide and the floor height is not too high. There is no driver grip lever, but the front passenger gets one. The rear seat is a bit harder to enter due to a lack of showroom. The driver’s seat is nicely placed, and the telescopic steering wheel provides a good fit. However, the XLT’s manual seats have a rough back angle adjustment. Some drivers may not be able to find their ideal place.
2019 Ford Ranger Engine
All 2019 Rangers are equipped with a turbo-charged 2,3-liter four-cylinder engine with a 10-speed automatic gearbox. Under the hood, the Ranger is currently on the verge of getting just one engine: a turbo-charged 2,3-liter four-cylinder that delivers 270 hp of power. While we prefer to choose a few power stations, this new factory certainly meets. It is a pity and it offers a lot of power to accelerate quickly or to pull a heavy trailer. Maximum drag is a solid 7,500 pounds.
2019 Ford Ranger Safety
2019 Ford Ranger safety features include front and rear parking sensors when the driver of the front and rear of the vehicle warns to prevent low-speed impact. Automatic emergency braking, warns the driver of an impending frontal collision and can apply the brakes automatically if the driver does not respond in time. And Lane-Keep Assist gives a warning when there is a lane change without a turn signal activation and can provide steering input to keep the 2019 Ford Ranger driver in the lane.