Midsize pickup truck shoppers in the U.S. will be treated to the return of an iconic nameplate: the Ford Ranger, which hasn’t been sold here since 2011. If you desire a midsize pickup that can more than hold its own on the towing front, then the 2019 Ford Ranger is the optimum choice.
2019 Ford Ranger Towing Capacity
When properly equipped, the 2019 Ford Ranger can tow up to 7,500 pounds, which is the highest maximum towing capacity in the midsize pickup truck segment. Towing for the 2019 Ranger is aided by several towing features, including the Blind Spot Information System with Trailer Coverage, Trailer Sway Control, and a trailer brake controller. The new Ranger also enables you to carry heavy items in the pickup bed, for it boasts a best-in-class maximum payload capacity of 1,860 pounds.
Powerful EcoBoost Engine in 2019 Ford Ranger
The high towing capacity of the 2019 Ford Ranger can be credited in part to its robust 2.3-liter EcoBoost engine. Mated to a class-exclusive 10-speed automatic transmission, it delivers an output of 270 horsepower and a best-in-class 310 lb-ft of torque.
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2019 Ford Ranger Configurations, Trims, and Packages
Buyers of the 2019 Ford Ranger can enjoy an element of personalization with two configurations (SuperCab and SuperCrew), three trim options (XL, XLT, and Lariat), and many different available packages. This includes the Sport Package, Chrome Package, Trailer Tow Package, Technology Package, Appearance Package, Bed Utility Super Value Package, Co-Pilot 360 Package, and FX4 Off-Road Package.
When will the 2019 Ford Ranger be released?
Production of the all-new 2019 Ford Ranger will begin later this year — and it’s expected to arrive at dealerships nationwide in early 2019. Pricing will be announced closer to the launch date. If you live in Grand Junction or elsewhere in Western Colorado and would like to get behind the wheel of the 2019 Ranger, then feel free to get in touch with us at Western Slope Auto!