After an 8-year hiatus in the United States, the 2019 Ford Ranger is making a roaring comeback. It impresses on many levels with its excellent performance, off-road capabilities, and towing prowess. Ford recently announced the fuel economy numbers for the all-new Ranger, and it impresses on this front too.
2019 Ford Ranger Efficiency Ratings
With the 4×2 configuration, the 2019 Ranger gets an estimated fuel economy of 21 city/26 highway/23 combined mpg. With the 4×4 configuration, the 2019 Ranger gets an estimated fuel economy of 20 city/24 highway/22 combined mpg. These are the best efficiency ratings of any gasoline-powered midsize pickup truck in the United States.
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2019 Ford Ranger Performance
In addition to its lightweight, yet sturdy design, the high fuel economy of the 2019 Ranger can be credited to the efficient 2.3-liter EcoBoost engine. Mated to a 10-speed transmission, the engine also delivers impressive power, with an output of 270-hp and 310 lb-ft of torque. The robust engine also enables the Ranger to provide excellent towing capabilities, with a maximum towing capacity of 7,500 pounds. You can also really load up the pickup bed, for the Ranger has a maximum towing capacity of 1,860 pounds.
Off-Road Capabilities of 2019 Ford Ranger
You can easily conquer the trails with the 2019 Ranger, for it boasts many off-road features. In addition to its available four-wheel drive system, which provides optimum traction over challenging terrains, the Ranger offers the available Terrain Management System, an electronic shift-on-the-fly transfer case, underbody skid plates, a steel front bash plate, and Dana AdvanTEK independent front and solid rear axles with an optional electronic-locking rear axle. Also, the 2019 Ranger offers the available Trail Control system, which essentially is a cruise control feature for off-road driving.