New Ford Ranger Is Most Fuel-Efficient Pickup In USA
Ford claims the 2019 Ford Ranger has the highest fuel efficiency among gas-powered midsize pickups available in the US car market. Moreover, its torque and towing capacity are best-in-class.
The pickup’s fuel economy EPA rates are impressive: 21 mpg city (11.2 l/100km), 26 mpg
(9.1 l/100km) highway and 23 mpg (10.2 l/100km) combined for 4×2 trucks.
In the 4×4 configuration, the Ranger’s fuel comsumption figures are 20 mpg city (11.8 l/100km), 24 mpg (9.8 l/100km) highway and 22 mpg (10.7 l/100km) combined. It is the best result in the class.
There are some other important features the all-new Ford Ranger can boast of. It combines efficiency, power, capability and in-city maneuverability.
A 2.3-liter 270-hp EcoBoost in pair with a class-exclusive10-speed gearbox delivers the most torque of any gas engine in the segment – 310 lbft (420 Nm).
The towing capacity of 7,500 pounds (3,402 kg) and the max payload of 1,860 pounds (844 kg) are also the best compared to competitors.
The new Ranger features such innovative technologies as the Blind Spot Information System (exclusive for the class) with trailer coverage, the fully new Terrain Management System with Trail Control, FordPass Connect in standard with a 4G LTE Wi-Fi hotspot which supports up to 10 devices.
Ford will manufacture the 2019 Ford Ranger aimed at North America at the Michigan Assembly Plant. Early next year it stars going on sale.