Here’s what they are saying about the new 2019 Ford Ranger

Here’s what they are saying about the new 2019 Ford Ranger

The 2019 Ford Ranger is one of the most important new vehicles to hit the market this year. As Ford’s latest pickup truck and the little brother to Canada’s best-selling pickup, the new Ranger has big shoes to fill. The good news is that it has the goods to back it up.

Ford’s latest mid-size pickup truck features the best towing capacity in its segment, a wide range of off-roading features like the impressive trail control system, and a powerful yet fuel-efficient EcoBoost engine that really stands out in terms of both low-end torque and fuel economy.

Offered at just over $30,000 with 4X4, it’s a almost $6,000 less than the current Toyota Tacoma. It’s 2.3-liter EcoBoost engine delivers 270 horsepower and 310 pound-feet of torque which is good enough to tow 7,500 pounds. That’s more than any gas-powered mid-size truck. No wonder the Ranger has gotten such rave reviews since coming back to North America.

Here’s what they had to say about the new 2019 Ford Ranger.

Not only does the Ranger offer the usual complement of on-road safety systems—lane-departure warning and assist, blind-spot monitors with trailer coverage, automated emergency braking—but it has a full array of off-road assistants as well. Ford's crawl control uses an electronically controlled hydraulic pump to hammer away at the ABS circuits to maintain speed on off-road downhill runs. And, as is all the rage today, the Ranger gets multiple off-road settings in its Terrain Management system. With a normal setting; one for grass, gravel, and snow; another for mud and ruts; and a sand setting, the system adjusts ABS, stability, and traction-control settings as well as throttle and transmission mapping. And what looks like a skid plate on the FX4 actually is a steel plate. Further building on the confidence that gave us, Ford's people actually call it a "bash plate.” – Car & Driver

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On the road, the new Ford feels modern and comfortable, cruising along calm and hushed in a way the old-school compact Ranger never could. The electric-assist rack-and-pinion steering is light and low-effort, with a slight dead spot right in the middle that, assumedly, helps to prevent the truck from feeling twitchy at highway speed – Road & Track 

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The first thing you notice about the new Ranger is that it is remarkably well screwed together. There is very little noise going along on pavement, neither from the tires nor from the wind. And no squeaks nor rattles reared their faulty heads. Most of the instrument panel is shared with the global Rangers. The first Ranger we tried out had an 8-inch touchscreen, along with an instrument cluster consisting of two LCD “productivity screens” for NAV and audio - AutoWeek

To learn more, contact us today at Vickar Ford.

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