Ford Ranger Returns with Best-in-Class Towing and Payload Capability

Returning after an eight-year absence, the 2019 Ford Ranger is back with three trims, two beds, two cabins, and a seriously fun attitude. This pickup has already nailed down best-in-class leadership in three areas. The Ranger is a midsize truck, but it is ready to prove itself as a champion hauler and true off-roader for drivers in the Logan area. The Ranger puts full-size trucks on notice that it can handle big jobs, despite its smaller size and more affordable price tag at Wilson Ford Lincoln.

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Performance and Efficiency

Ford engineers put aerodynamics at the heart of the Ranger redesign. The low-angled windshield, for instance, directs air upward. The rounded wheel arches help channel air toward the back. A wide grille opening cools the engine and lessens wind resistance as you cruise through Smithfield. Frame-mounted steel bumpers and a high-strength steel frame make the Ranger especially tough.

Taking a cue from its bigger sibling, the Ford F-150, a ten-speed automatic transmission comes standard on the new Ranger. This SelectShift unit is programmed to identify drag and to change its gear-shift patterns to accommodate it. Wide-span gear spacing allows the truck to harness speed and velocity to greater advantage.

Delivering best-in-class torque, the 270-horsepower engine generates 310 pound-feet. The EcoBoost engine is able to pull exhaust gas while alternating cylinder pairs via its twin-scroll turbocharger. This boosts the pulse energy, which powers the turbine. Drivers will be impressed with how this truck climbs inclines, even when loaded with cargo. It's quick off the line, too.

On the highway, the combination of a thrifty engine, a 10-speed automatic transmission, an aerodynamic build, and a lower weight help this truck earn 26 miles per gallon. This competitive fuel economy should help the Ranger owner go further and do more. It's certainly a bonus for regular commuters. They can spend less time at the pump.

Towing Capacity of the Ranger

This Ford truck knows how to harness that high rate of torque at low rpms, helping to move a load. Leading the class, one configuration is rated for a 7,500-pound trailer. Another can handle 1,860 pounds of cargo, also best-in-class for drivers in the Preston, ID area. These figures let the Ranger compete with some full-size light duty trucks. Considering its lower price, contractors and others who use a pickup daily may want to give this truck their full attention.

In city driving, the 2.3-liter EcoBoost engine is rated for 21 miles per gallon. Drivers can save even more with the standard start-stop system, a hallmark of Ford's EcoBoost engines. At red lights or during other long waits, the truck engine shuts off. The touch screen, air conditioning, and other comfort-oriented components continue to work. As you lift your foot from the brake, the engine cuts back on and is ready by the time you put your foot down on the accelerator. When towing, this system is dormant, ensuring ample power to handle the trailer's weight in Providence, UT.

Off-Road Prowess

Rear-wheel drive is standard, but four-wheel drive is a common upgrade. Ford has designed the start-stop system to deactivate when the driver uses four-wheel drive features. A terrain management system helps deal with mud, snow, or sand. When you need to keep it slow on the trail, Ford offers Crawl Control to manage the speed automatically.

The Ranger's high stance is purposeful. RWD editions have 8.4 inches of ground clearance while FWD models have 8.9 inches. Good ground clearance lets it skim over brush with less threat of damage. Drivers can choose an off-road equipped model with skid plates. Whether you measure by approach, departure or breakover angles, this truck knows how to handle the trails in and around Ogden, UT.

Ford Ranger Trim Levels and Options

Ford is offering the Ranger Supercab with a six-foot bed or a Supercrew cab with a six-foot bed. Supercrews have four full-size doors and a much bigger backseat. Box extras include eight cargo tie-downs and available bed liner. Both cabins let you fold rear seats to create cargo space. If you choose rear seat delete, the Supercab loses its two seats in favor of an open cargo hold.

If you are buying a midsize truck to save money, you'll like the XL model. It comes packed with value including a rearview camera, Sync connectivity and Bluetooth hands-free. Unlike three of its competitors, the Ranger has standard driver assistance technology. A pre-collision assist issues a warning to the driver. If the driver doesn't respond, the truck will brake, trying to avoid hitting a car that's stopping ahead.

Stepping up to the XLT, a driver will appreciate dual productive screens behind the steering wheel. Tinted screens keep out the sun. Alloy wheels reduce unsprung weight. A Wi-Fi hotspot is available with the XLT's FordPass Connect. XLT Drivers will appreciate the addition of a blind spot monitor which watches the truck's sides.

For a classy cab with leather upholstery, the Lariat is your choice. Both front seat positions enjoy power chairs and automatic climate controls. Lariats have a Sync 3 touch screen. Apple CarPlay and Android Auto multiply the ways that smartphone owners can access entertainment. Standard on the XLT and Lariat, a cross-traffic alert reduces the chances of being hit by a car while driving the truck in reverse. There's also a sensing system to help the driver avoid parked cars, walls and other obstacles.

Ford is the only automaker that offers a trailer extension for its blind spot monitor. This is vital to safe travel when pulling a trailer, and it is just another reason that shoppers may decide to choose the Ranger over a full-duty truck.

Test Drive a New Ford Truck in Logan, UT at Wilson Ford Lincoln

If you're eager to put the Ranger to the test, then we invite you to come to Wilson Ford Lincoln for a free test drive. Browse our comprehensive lineup of Ford trucks when you explore our new Ford inventory. You might even find your perfect truck match in our current slate of featured vehicles, a lineup that showcases the favorite models of our customers and Ford sales staff. Make your way to Wilson Ford Lincoln soon to experience the Ford Ranger in action!