2019 Ford Ranger

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The 2019 Ford Ranger represents a return for the Blue Oval's small pickup, but this time it's a competitive midsizer rather than the compact truck you might remember from before. Its party trick is a small, turbocharged engine that delivers class-leading fuel economy through a fancy 10-speed automatic — no V6 or manual transmission options, which keeps things simple. What it does offer is a couple of cab configurations, available four-wheel drive, and lots of convenience and safety features. The Ranger faces tough competition from the Toyota Tacoma, Jeep Gladiator, and Chevrolet Colorado, but we think the Ranger has some unique advantages in the segment. Read on to find out why. What's new for 2019? Everything. The Ford Ranger is all-new for America this year. You can read more about what's new and different in our first drive review. What's the Ranger's interior and in-car technology like? While it's probably a matter of personal preference as to whether you'd prefer the Ranger's interior design and layout to the Toyota Tacoma, we at Autoblog agree that both interiors are superior to the too-understated Chevy Colorado and the aging Nissan Frontier. The Ranger's interior has a chunky and handsome look. We find the Ranger's seats to be comfortable even on long drives, with a much better seating position than the Tacoma, which puts front passengers too close to the floor. The interior materials look and feel about average for the class, although there's less hard, cheap-feeling plastic around than in the Colorado. The Jeep Gladiator is the newest entry to the segment, and it features a colorful and characterful interior heavily derived from the Wrangler. Low-trim trucks make do with the ancient-looking, single-color 2.3-inch information screen between the analog gauges that provides basic trip computer information, but on optioned-up or higher trim trucks, there's the modern, multi-color 4.2-inch screen that has more available information and features. The top-of-the-line Lariat gets a dual-4.2-inch instrument cluster with an analog speedometer in between. Likewise, low-trim trucks get the Ford Sync infotainment system with a 4.2-inch screen controlled by surrounding buttons. For XLT and higher trims, the available Sync 3 system improves things considerably with an 8-inch touchscreen and Apple CarPlay and Android Auto functionality. Sync 3 is not our favorite infotainment system, so the ability to bypass it with smartphone integration is welcome. %Slideshow-967786% How big is the Ranger? The Ranger is a little bit smaller than its competitors, but not in a way that matters for anybody except the statisticians. It's the second-smallest midsizer on sale, after the Frontier. Its 126.8-inch wheelbase and 210.8-inch overall length are a smidge less than the Colorado (128.3/212.7 respectively) and the Tacoma (127.4/212.3). And those two trucks come in a longer-wheelbase format, as well, while the Ranger's two cabs and two bed sizes both utilize the same wheelbase and come in at the same overall length. Speaking of bed size, the SuperCab's bed is 72.8 inches long and 44.8 inches wide. The SuperCrew's shorter bed is 61 inches …
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The 2019 Ford Ranger represents a return for the Blue Oval's small pickup, but this time it's a competitive midsizer rather than the compact truck you might remember from before. Its party trick is a small, turbocharged engine that delivers class-leading fuel economy through a fancy 10-speed automatic — no V6 or manual transmission options, which keeps things simple. What it does offer is a couple of cab configurations, available four-wheel drive, and lots of convenience and safety features. The Ranger faces tough competition from the Toyota Tacoma, Jeep Gladiator, and Chevrolet Colorado, but we think the Ranger has some unique advantages in the segment. Read on to find out why. What's new for 2019? Everything. The Ford Ranger is all-new for America this year. You can read more about what's new and different in our first drive review. What's the Ranger's interior and in-car technology like? While it's probably a matter of personal preference as to whether you'd prefer the Ranger's interior design and layout to the Toyota Tacoma, we at Autoblog agree that both interiors are superior to the too-understated Chevy Colorado and the aging Nissan Frontier. The Ranger's interior has a chunky and handsome look. We find the Ranger's seats to be comfortable even on long drives, with a much better seating position than the Tacoma, which puts front passengers too close to the floor. The interior materials look and feel about average for the class, although there's less hard, cheap-feeling plastic around than in the Colorado. The Jeep Gladiator is the newest entry to the segment, and it features a colorful and characterful interior heavily derived from the Wrangler. Low-trim trucks make do with the ancient-looking, single-color 2.3-inch information screen between the analog gauges that provides basic trip computer information, but on optioned-up or higher trim trucks, there's the modern, multi-color 4.2-inch screen that has more available information and features. The top-of-the-line Lariat gets a dual-4.2-inch instrument cluster with an analog speedometer in between. Likewise, low-trim trucks get the Ford Sync infotainment system with a 4.2-inch screen controlled by surrounding buttons. For XLT and higher trims, the available Sync 3 system improves things considerably with an 8-inch touchscreen and Apple CarPlay and Android Auto functionality. Sync 3 is not our favorite infotainment system, so the ability to bypass it with smartphone integration is welcome. %Slideshow-967786% How big is the Ranger? The Ranger is a little bit smaller than its competitors, but not in a way that matters for anybody except the statisticians. It's the second-smallest midsizer on sale, after the Frontier. Its 126.8-inch wheelbase and 210.8-inch overall length are a smidge less than the Colorado (128.3/212.7 respectively) and the Tacoma (127.4/212.3). And those two trucks come in a longer-wheelbase format, as well, while the Ranger's two cabs and two bed sizes both utilize the same wheelbase and come in at the same overall length. Speaking of bed size, the SuperCab's bed is 72.8 inches long and 44.8 inches wide. The SuperCrew's shorter bed is 61 inches …
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$24,000 - $38,385 MSRP / Window Sticker Price

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Engine 2.3LI-4
MPG 21 City / 26 Hwy
Seating 4 Passengers
Transmission 10-spd w/OD
Power 270 @ 5500 rpm
Drivetrain rear-wheel
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