Ford Ranger Returns for 2019

2019 Ford Ranger Specifications, Features, & Photos

After being put to pasture following the 2011 model year, the Ford Ranger will return to the U.S.A. and Canada as a 2019 model. While taking a lengthy hiatus here in the U.S., the Ford Ranger has remained in Ford's Global portfolio as a popular model in many countries worldwide. Originally introduced in 1983, one could argue that the Ford Ranger was the quintessential midsize pickup throughout the 80's, 90's, and well in the 2000's before oversees competition and an uncertain economical climate persuaded Ford Motor Company to retire the Ranger and focus on the growth of other models, such as the company's best selling, fullsize F-150 pickup.

While the Toyota Tacoma has come to dominate the midsize segment, GM's Chevrolet Colorado and GMC Canyon models have proven that the Tacoma's market share is not nearly as brand-loyal as it may appear. Both of GM's midsize twins have been quite the buzz since their complete overhaul for the 2012 model year, which included the addition of a 30 mpg diesel powertrain option. With the 1/2 ton category dominated, Ford is seeking its own share of the midsize market.

The 2019 Ford Ranger will feature Ford's 2.3L EcoBoost engine backed by a 10 speed automatic transmission integrated with start-stop technology. The powertrain combination is similar to that currently available in the Ford Mustang, which produces an impressive 310 horsepower and 350 lb-ft of torque. In the Mustang, the 2.3L EcoBoost is EPA rated up to 32 mpg on the highway. The Ranger's larger aerodynamic profile and extra weight are likely to drag those numbers down a few mpg, but don't be surprised if 2 wheel drive models approach 30 mpg territory. It is highly likely that Ford will grant the Ranger less overall power than the Mustang version of the EcoBoost, tuning down the engine to run on normal pump gas and modifying the torque curve for improved low end performance.

The Ford Ranger will be offered in XL, XLT, and Lariat trims. Both the FX2 and FX4 off-road packages will be available, the later of which includes skid plates, all-terrain tires, off-road shock absorbers, Terrain Management System, and Trail Control (new cruise control system for driving in off-road conditions at 1 to 20 mph). SuperCab and SuperCrew configurations will be available but there will be no single cab option. A Dana limited slip rear differential will be standard on all models while an electronic locking differential will be optional. The Ford Ranger will serve as the platform for the upcoming 2020 Ford Bronco.

Please note that all current specifications are preliminary, subject to change, and/or based on current models with similar powertrain combinations. This page will be updated promptly as new details are released.

Ford Ranger, 2.3L EcoBoost Specs

Engine:

2.3L EcoBoost

Configuration:

Inline 4 cylinder (I-4)

Assembly Plant:

Ford Michigan Assembly Plant, Wayne, Michigan (Ford Ranger)
Cleveland Engine Plant, Cleveland, Ohio (2.3L EcoBoost)
Ford Livonia Transmission Plant, Livonia, Michigan (10R80 automatic transmission)

Displacement:

137.5 CID (2.26 liters)

Firing Order:

1 - 3 - 4 - 2

Engine Block Material:

Aluminum

Cylinder Head Material:

Aluminum

Bore:

3.444 in (87.5 mm)

Stroke:

3.700 in (94 mm)

Compression Ratio:

9.5 : 1

Aspiration:

Turbocharged

Ignition:

Individual coil on plug (COP)

Fuel System:

Direct injection

Fuel Requirement:

93 octane premium unleaded fuel (2018 Mustang, Ranger likely to differ)

Engine Oil Capacity:

5.7 U.S. quarts w/ filter change

Peak Horsepower:

310 hp @ 5,500 rpm (2018 Ford Mustang, Ranger likely to differ)

Peak Torque:

350 lb-ft @ 3,000 rpm (2018 Ford Mustang, Ranger likely to differ)

Fuel Economy:

21 city, 32 hwy (2018 Mustang w/ 10 speed transmission)

Transmission:

Ford 10R80 10 speed automatic transmission

Max Payload:

TBA

Max Towing:

TBA