The all-new 2019 Ford Ranger is both rugged and refined, a mid-size truck that moves best-in-class payloads and wraps you in comfort at the same time. Midsize truck shoppers are typically after a truck that leaves less of a footprint than a full-size model. Basically, they want all of the truck utility without having to spend too much on fuel and upkeep. The Ranger definitely obliges, delivering hefty capabilities without maxing out your fuel budget. Its turbocharged powertrain gives you the best of both worlds—power and fuel economy. But Ford’s all-new midsize truck doesn’t just specialize in utility. The Ranger also delivers a long list of modern safety features and lots of options, so you can essentially create the pickup truck that works for you.
Which 2019 Ford Ranger should I buy?
The Raptor’s three trim levels—XL, XLT, and Lariat—each have a lot to offer. There isn’t one best option—the one you end up with will suit your personal style and your personal budget. Here’s a look at some of the highlights from each truck.
The entry-level 2019 Ford Ranger is ready for action, delivering all the modern basics at a thrifty price. That means power windows and cloth upholstery, but also some high-tech convenience items. For example, the XL’s USB port makes it easy to connect your smartphone to the central sound system, so you can cruise around listening to podcasts and your favorite radio apps. The rearview camera definitely comes in handy, giving you an optimal view of what’s behind this hefty midsize truck.
This truck adds to your convenience levels and even alerts you to nearby danger. Equipment like cruise control and automatic high beams make your daily drive a little smoother and safer. The XLT also adds Ford’s Co-Pilot360 system, a bundle of driver aids (lane keeping assist and blind-spot monitoring) that helps you stay out of trouble. This truck is also a bit savvier, with a 4G Wi-Fi hotspot to keep your fellow passengers entertained and an extra USB port to keep devices fully charged.
In the Lariat, it’s easy to get cozy. That starts with the XLT gear and adds luxuries like leather upholstery and power-adjustable heated front seats. This truck also maximizes your smartphone experience, using Apple CarPlay and Android Auto capabilities to display apps on its 8-inch central touchscreen.
FX4 Off-Road Package
The Ranger makes forging through rugged terrain easy. Just add the F4X Off-Road package to any trim model. This package has everything you need to climb boulders and muck through riverbeds. That means underbody skid plates, upgraded shocks and suspension tuning, and special off-road tires. The package’s terrain management system lets you adjust suspension settings to suit your current surroundings.
What’s the 2019 Ford Ranger mpg?
Although there’s only one powertrain on offer, fuel economy varies a little bit depending on which body style you select. The Raptor earns up to 21 city and 26 highway mpg with rear-wheel drive and 20 city and 24 highway mpg with four-wheel drive.
What’s the 2019 Ford Ranger towing capacity? What’s the Ford Ranger max payload?
This midsize truck is ready for some pretty serious action. It’s bigger than Rangers of old, which means it can tow a pretty big boat or camper. Properly equipped, this new Ford can tow max loads of 7,500 pounds. The Ranger also delivers best-in-class payloads, so it’s the right mid-size truck for drivers with lots of gear to transport. With the right configuration, you can load up to 1,860 pounds of supplies in the bed.