Ford says it ticks a lot of best-in-class boxes
Ford has revealed official specs and figures on the all-new 2019 Ranger pickup truck, which is touted as being able to “carry serious gear.”
Ford’s new midsize pickup aimed at the North American customer will soon enter production. When it finally hits dealerships, says Ford, customers will be able to buy “best-in-class payload, gas torque and towing capability.”
Speaking of payload, that’s rated at 1,860 lb, which is close to a ton of whatever you might want to haul from A to B.
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The new 2019 Ford Ranger utilizes Ford’s 2.3-liter EcoBoost engine making 270 hp and 310 lb-ft of torque, enough to best even V6-powered competitors.
Twinned to the engine is a ten-speed transmission. The 2019 Ranger is underpinned by a high-strength steel frame and Hotchkis suspension setup for the rear axle.
Ford’s literature says the all-new Ranger can, therefore, tow up to 7,000 lb when fitted with the tow package and a trailer brake controller.
Although we’re not given a specific date, Ford will begin Ranger assembly at its plant in Wayne, Michigan.