The debut of the 2019 Ford Ranger is right around the corner, but the automaker has kept many of the details surrounding its return to the midsize truck segment a secret. One such mystery has been the 2019 Ranger’s output and capabilities, but that all ends today.
The 2019 Ford Ranger will come standard with a 2.3-liter EcoBoost turbocharged four-cylinder engine borrowed from the Mustang EcoBoost and Focus RS. In the Ranger, this 2.3-liter engine will crank out a mighty 270 horsepower and 310 pound-feet of torque. While the 270 ponies are great, it’s the 310 pound-feet of torque that’s most impressive as it beats every gasoline engine in its class, even the V-6 engines.
This engine will pair to a class-exclusive 10-speed automatic transmission. With so many gears to choose from, there is one for every situation.
Capacity is a big deal, even in the midsize pickup segment. The 2019 Ford Ranger will deliver with up to a 1,860-pound payload capacity and 7,500-pound towing capacity when equipped with the tow package and trailer brake controller. This capacity is courtesy of the 2019 Ranger’s high-strength-steel frame, solid rear axle, and Hotchkiss suspension.
We still have yet to get word on the 2019 Ford Ranger’s official debut date, but we know it’ll start production in late-2018. Stay tuned for updates.