2019 Ford Ranger Could Be Offered With Three Different Engines

Ford is finally bringing the Ranger back to North America and new details are starting to emerge about the upcoming model.

Set to arrive in 2019, the Ranger will slot below the F-150 and tackle the popular Chevrolet Colorado, GMC Canyon, and Toyota Tacoma.

Ford has already confirmed the truck will ride on a body-on-frame platform but the company has been tight-lipped on further specifics.

However, Motor Trend is reporting the model could be offered with a variety of different engines including a naturally aspirated 2.5-liter four-cylinder that develops more than 175 hp (130 kW) and 175 lb-ft (237 Nm) of torque. There are also rumors about a 3.3-liter V6 engine sourced from the 2018 F-150 where it develops 290 hp (216 kW) and 265 lb-ft (358 Nm) of torque. The report also suggests the possibly of a third engine which may be a diesel or an EcoBoost variant.

Nothing is official as of yet but the report says the Ranger will likely be available in both SuperCab and SuperCrew configurations with prices starting in the low $20,000 range. Higher-end variants could come equipped with an assortment of luxury-oriented features including LED headlights, heated/ventilated front seats, and an 8-inch touchscreen infotainment system.

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  • Six_Tymes

    it looks good

  • Benjamin B.

    I expect a 2.5L gasoline four, a 3.2L diese five, and a V6 engine (probably the 3.3L but perhaps a 2.7L EcoBoost in a SVT variant (Bronco III will get this engine I’m guessing). We might get the new 2L twin turbo diesel I-4 Ford calls EcoBlue. That engine is available one transit models as well as the Fusion/Mondeo mid size cars. The 3.2L is an old design Ford is phrasing out as the smaller 2.2L variant has already been. The 3.0L V6 diesel has been upgraded in Land Rover products and will be available in f-150. My guess is the US spec Ranger will get a 2.0L twin turbo diesel maybe. Most non work trucks will get the 3.3L while the work trucks get the 2.5L which can run on natural gas. The EcoBoost V6 will be available in higher trim models. Might be exclusive to a Jr Raptor model (Bronco III will be pretty well equipped probably).

    • Six Thousand Times

      I bet you’re right about that 2.7L Ecoboost. That’d be the one to have.

      • Benjamin B.

        I am excited for a junior Raptor frankly

  • Benjamin B.

    I’m interested in what engines will be optioned in Transit next. The 3.7L will probably be downsized. The diesel give banger will be replaced with the V6 from the F-150 probably – or the twin turbo 2.0L EcoBlue from Europe. The top spec EcoBoost 3.5L will be upgraded as the F-150 was. We could see the 2.7L EcoBoost used in the Transit.

    • billmichael

      I want to know what kinds of transmissions will be optioned in the Ranger and the Transit. Early trannys in the Transit were notorious for croaking at 60,000 miles. BTW, a 3.3 litre is not enough in a Ranger same as it would be in n Explorer or Sport-Trac.

  • Jerry Hightower

    Still too damn big! Give us a small truck like the canceled Ranger!

    • Zandit75

      Yep, they certainly have grown over the years. I have a BT-50(Ranger Twin from Mazda) and I struggle to find parking spots in some small towns here in Australia.
      Hyundai is on the right track with the upcoming Santa Cruz, but we won’t be seeing it ere in z, which is a major oversight on Hyundai’s behalf.

      • Socarboy

        At the rate Hyundai is proceeding with the Santa Cruz, I wouldn’t hold my breath. IF and I say IF Hyundai builds it, the result will be a Honda Ridgeline clone, NOT that cool looking show truck

    • Benjamin B.

      You can always wait and buy the Hyundai Santa Cruz ute.

      • clueless economist

        Unfortunately, I think Hyundai is going to not produce the Santa Cruz in time or it will not look like the very appealing show car. Too bad, they would have had the market to themselves . . . and still can if they don’t try to compete with Honda.


    • appleimmune

      You were right.. Put a scoop on that hood and change the logo to the Toyota logo and you have a Tacoma variant..

    • TheHake

      This is very much in line with the Ford’s we’ve had for years…

  • appleimmune

    Look like a Tacoma much?

  • Mark S

    If Ford can make the New Ranger more comfortable and slightly more powerful than the GM twins and as capable as the Tacoma it will have a runaway hit. I am sure the styling will be updated if not totally different than the global Ranger. Package them better at a competitive price including a few things like a bed-liner.

  • SteersUright

    Good looking truck. I like it better than the Colorado. It should easily be nice inside too, since the Colorado is hideous inside. Hope they make a Ranger “Raptor” version!

    • Auf Wiedersehen

      Well, since it’s smaller it could be the 2020 Ford Ranger Dromaeosaurus

  • Six Thousand Times

    We still don’t know if it’s going to be new or just a freshened version of this, eh? I’d love to see it go aluminium but I bet it will not.

  • Michael_66589

    First of all, it should get sport/performance version with V8 under the hood. In old Ranger swap to V8 was very popular. Diesel option is very risky in these days, it can cause many problems with EPA.

    • Bullitt2605

      A V8 would be cool but if the put the EB motor in it won’t need the V8.

  • Infinite1

    Had to do a double take, looks like a Tacoma

    • Bullitt2605

      May be the headlights but not the rest of the truck. Not that it’s a bad thing if it does the new Tacoma’s are nice looking.

      • Infinite1

        Not a bad thing at all.

  • Bullitt2605

    If they put the 2.7 EB motor in it that would be awesome. I have a 2017 Explorer Sport with the 3.5 EB and it’s a rocket. But more importantly it tows our utility trailer with ease and I am still getting 17.3 mpg combined urban/city/highway and towing.

  • TheHake

    What? No 3.2L, 5-cyl Diesel?

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