San Diego, California – Ford has released Canadian prices and specs on the upcoming 2019 Ranger Midsize Pickup. The truck, based on the global Ranger model, but modified to North America with its own unique boxing frame, starts with $ 30,969 for a XL 4 × 4 Supercab.
Unlike the United States, Canada only receives 4 × 4 versions, either in Supercab or Supercrew with full four doors and larger rear seats. The truck comes in three trim, XL, XLT and Lariat. Supercabs get a six foot box, and Supercrews a five-foot. XL is only Supercab, XLT Supercab or Supercrew, and Lariat Supercrew alone. There is no option for a six-foot box on Supercrew models, only the five footers as it would require a longer wheelbase, and Ford says the demand for this configuration is small.
A XL SuperCab 4 × 4 starts at $ 30,969; XLT SuperCab 4 × 4 is $ 35,539; XLT SuperCrew 4 × 4 is $ 37,339 and Lariat SuperCrew 4 × 4 will cost $ 42,289. Add another $ 1,400 for the off-road FX4 package and $ 1,800 for destination and delivery.
In order to keep it simple, 2019 Ranger receives an engine and a transmission – the same 10-speed automatic system found in the F-150. The engine, a 270 hp, 2.3 liter inline turbocharged four cylinder, produces 310 lb.-ft. of torque – more than the V6 engines in Toyota Tacoma and Chevrolet Colorado (265 and 275 lb.ft, respectively). Ranger is rated to draw 7,500 pounds (all versions) and carry 1.650 pounds on 4 × 4 Supercab models. The fuel economy is estimated at 14L / 100km by 12 motorways.
2019 Ranger is scheduled to come to dealers early in the new year. Check out our full review and impression 18 December.