Ford returned to the midsize pickup truck market by bringing back the Ranger in North America – and, understandably, generating a lot of hype along the way.
But coming back to a segment after years of absence didn’t involve developing an all-new truck, as Ford had already the Ranger in other markets, so all they did is add the EcoBoost powertrain and adapt it for its North American customers.
However, and despite being a model in the middle of its life cycle, the 2019 Ranger provides some really impressive figures on paper, mostly thanks to its powertrain, a 2.3-liter turbocharged four-cylinder petrol unit with 270hp and 310lb-ft of peak torque bolted to a 10-speed automatic transmission.
Thanks to the EcoBoost engine and the 10-speed gearbox, the 2019 Ranger offers a fuel economy of 21 mpg city, 26 mpg highway, and 23 mpg combined (2WD model), rendering it the most fuel-efficient gasoline-powered midsize truck in the market, beating rivals such as the Toyota Tacoma and the Chevrolet Colorado.
Add to that the Ranger’s ability to tow up to 7500lbs (3400kg), beating its key rivals again, and the new Ford pickup truck does indeed make a strong case for itself.
So, if you’re in the market for a mid-sized pickup truck, is the Ranger the one to go for? Watch the video right below and find out for yourselves.