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PostHeaderIcon The 2020 Ford Bronco and 2019 Ford Ranger Will Be One and the Same Under the Skin

The Bronco is coming back, and we’re still waiting with bated breath for all the juicy details from Ford. Luckily, it’s looking like we won’t have to wait too much longer, as a full debut is expected early next year at the Detroit Auto Show this coming January. However, before then, we’re picking apart all the rumors we can get our hands on, including the possibility Ford will source the Bronco’s underlying structure from the new Ranger.

PostHeaderIcon Leaked Accessory List for the 2019 Ford Ranger Proves Ford isn’t Playing Around

Ford’s not messing around with the list of accessories available to the upcoming 2019 Ford Ranger. Leaked documents shown via the Ranger5G forum reveal an extensive list of accessories that includes bull bars, racks, carriers, tow hooks, cup holders, and different versions of roadside assistance kits. The list of accessories points to one inevitable conclusion: you’re going to have to drop a serious amount of money to get what you want.

PostHeaderIcon Leaked Accessory List for the 2019 Ford Ranger Proves Ford isn’t Playing Around

Ford’s not messing around with the list of accessories available to the upcoming 2019 Ford Ranger. Leaked documents shown via the Ranger5G forum reveal an extensive list of accessories that includes bull bars, racks, carriers, tow hooks, cup holders, and different versions of roadside assistance kits. The list of accessories points to one inevitable conclusion: you’re going to have to drop a serious amount of money to get what you want.

PostHeaderIcon 2019 Ford Ranger Specs Revealed

We have all been waiting for Ford to release the 2019 Ranger’s specs, and finally, the details are here. Cutting straight to the chase, the 2019 Ford Ranger will come with a turbocharged 2.3-liter four-cylinder that produces 270 horses and 310 pound-feet of torque. Even though the engine may seem less potent when compared to the Mustang and the Focus RS, the power output is fairly impressive.

PostHeaderIcon Ford Takes the Fun Out of Off-Roading with Trail Control for the 2019 Ford Raptor

Off-roading can be a lot of fun – from exploring the great outdoors, to finding the right line through a challenging bit of terrain, to extracting every ounce of capability from your vehicle, it’s just the right activity to get away from it all. Now, Ford hopes to make it more accessible with its new Trail Control system for the 2019 F-150 Raptor, which the company likens to “cruise control for off-road driving.” Color us skeptical.

Continue reading for the full story.

PostHeaderIcon Reasons Why You Should Not Be Disappointed By Diesel Ford Ranger Raptor

One thing is for certain. The new Ford Ranger Raptor is cool, capable, and off-road ready right from the production line, and it’s definitely an interesting proposition even for big-truck-loving Americans.

Sizewise, it is a truck similar to the Colorado ZR. “Characterwise,” it is a dune-fighting fun machine designed for the most intense off-roading tasks. While we in the U.S. are still waiting for Ford to confirm that the Ranger Raptor will come, the rest of the world is basking in the greatness of the potent truck. The thing is that the Ranger Raptor for the rest of the world is actually powered by a small diesel engine – not something that’s very popular here, is it?

While I am among those who believe the Ranger Raptor in the U.S. will get a 2.3-liter EcoBoost, I have to tell you a number of reasons why you should not be disappointed even if we end up with the diesel Ranger Raptor.

PostHeaderIcon Ford Ranger Configurator Exposes Pricing of $24,000 to $34,000

Unveiled at the 2018 Detroit Auto Show, the Ford Ranger is set to return to American dealerships after a very long absence. However, pricing and some important information remained a mystery. Now, the truck’s configurator showed up earlier than expected on Ford’s official website, revealing cab options and specific pricing. I say earlier than expected because Ford has taken the page down shortly after it made headlines.

PostHeaderIcon Ford Exec Says That There’s No Hope for a Gas-Powered V-6 Ranger Raptor

The Ford Ranger Raptor has the makings of becoming one of the most popular Ford pickups in the industry. It’s essentially a smaller and presumably more affordable version of the F-150 Raptor. But as fascinating as the Ranger Raptor is, there is one point of contention surrounding the Ranger Raptor, specifically the absence of a gas-powered V-6 unit. Well, don’t get your hopes up because Ford doesn’t appear to have any plans of offering the Ranger Raptor with a gasoline or diesel-drinking V-6.

PostHeaderIcon One Minute News: The U.S.-Spec Ford Ranger Won’t be Offered in Single-Cab Form

When Ford showed off the new Ranger, it showed nothing but potential in terms of utility and everyday usefulness. It had damn near everyone wondering if Ford would go back to its roots and offer the new Ranger as a single-cab, two-door model with a longer bed. The hope was there, but according to a 2019 model year VIN document sent to the NHTSA, the Ranger will only offer four doors in either supercab or supercrew body styles. Both supercab and supercrew models will be available with rear- or all-wheel drive, but supercab models options with “bed delete” will only be offered with rear-wheel drive. That’s right; you’ll be able to turn the new ranger into a flatbed. As expected, the only engine on offer is a 2.3-liter four-banger paired with a 10-speed automatic transmission.

PostHeaderIcon One Minute News: Ford Ranger Raptor to Cost Between $55,000 and $58,000

Ford has announced that pricing for the Ford Ranger Raptor in Australia will start out at AU$74,990 or about $57,457 at current exchange rates. It has also be said that Thailand prices will come in at 1.699 million bhat or about $54,400 at current exchange rates. As of now, the Ranger Raptor isn’t expected to come to the U.S. market – we’ve got the larger, F-150 for that – but it hasn’t been conclusively ruled out either. The Ranger Raptor is available with Ford’s new ten-speed automatic transmission and a brand-new 2.0-liter diesel that’s good for 210 horsepower and 369 pound-feet of torque. If you want to know more, you can slide on over to our full review of the 2019 Ford Ranger Raptor.

PostHeaderIcon Believe it or Not, Ford Considered a 13-Speed Automatic Transmission for the Ranger Raptor

Ford Australia’s new 2019 Ranger Raptor has made a splash over the last week with its debut in Thailand for the Asia Pacific market. It packs a 2.0-liter turbodiesel and Ford’s 10-speed automatic transmission it co-developed with General Motors. Just a few years ago, the industry thought eight-speed automatics were revolutionary. But according to John Fallu, the transmission and driveline engineering manager for Ford Asia Pacific, his team explored the possibility of 12- and 13- speed automatic gearboxes.


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“Adding more gear ratios to a transmission allows the engine to run in its sweet spot for more amount of time, which means peak horsepower and torque are delivered more often”

“We actually did simulations during the exhaustive testing process for the optimum number of gear ratios for a rear-wheel drive truck of this size and power… we looked at seven speeds, nine speeds all the way up to 12 and 13 speeds, to see if – from a performance perspective and an efficiency perspective – what truly is optimal for the design,” he told Australia’s CarAdvice.

Of course, adding more gear ratios to a transmission allows the engine to run in its sweet spot for more amount of time, which means peak horsepower and torque are delivered more often. At 210 horsepower and 369 pound-feet of torque, the 2.0-liter twin-turbo four-cylinder diesel needs all the help it can get.

Despite the research, Fallu’s engineering team settled on the 10-speed, most likely because the extra three gear ratios in 13-speed wouldn’t be worth the investment in an entirely new transmission. Ford got to split the developments costs with GM and is spreading that cost over several different vehicles. Automakers, after all, are actually in business to make money.


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“Despite the research, Fallu’s engineering team settled on the 10-speed, most likely because the extra three gear ratios in 13-speed wouldn’t be worth the investment in an entirely new transmission”

As for the 10-speed in the Ranger Raptor, Fallu says, “The torque converter is selected specifically for trying to meet – and improve – the launch performance of the engine, so as to meet customer expectations.” He continues lauding the 10-speed with comments of its smoothness and imperceptible shifts that cancel out the “shift busy-ness” expected with so many gears.

And like with the Ford F-150 Raptor, the Ranger Raptor’s shared 10-speed can be controlled via paddle shifters with rev-matching on the downshifts.

Ford has not officially announced a U.S.-spec Ranger Raptor, though nearly every journalist and industry analysts fully expect a version to arrive by 2020. The U.S.-spec, however, will likely come with Ford’s 2.7-liter EcoBoost V-6 or even the 3.5-liter EcoBoost. Both engines have far more horsepower and torque than the 2.0-liter turbodiesel founding the Asia Pacific market truck.

References

Ford Ranger


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Read our full review on the 2019 Ford Ranger Raptor.


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PostHeaderIcon The Ranger Raptor is one Mean Little Truck

It’s only February, but doesn’t it feel like we’ve already seen a good amount of new pickups make their debuts this year? It’s hard to complain, though, because these new pickups are showing that they have a lot to offer. The most revealing among these new trucks is the Ford Ranger Raptor, the off-road version of the Ranger pickup that looks like it’s ready to rumble on any road surface it meets. It’s hard not to get excited about the Ranger Raptor, especially when you watch this hype video of the gnarly beast going bonkers in the desert. Not only does it look like it’s at home in that environment, but if you didn’t know any better, you would think that it’s smashing records at the Baja Rally. I never knew a pickup could make my knees weak like the Raptor Ranger just did.


References

Ford Ranger


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Read our full review on the 2019 Ford Ranger Raptor.


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Read our full review on the 2019 Ford Ranger.


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PostHeaderIcon The Ranger Raptor is one Mean Little Truck

It’s only February, but doesn’t it feel like we’ve already seen a good amount of new pickups make their debuts this year? It’s hard to complain, though, because these new pickups are showing that they have a lot to offer. The most revealing among these new trucks is the Ford Ranger Raptor, the off-road version of the Ranger pickup that looks like it’s ready to rumble on any road surface it meets. It’s hard not to get excited about the Ranger Raptor, especially when you watch this hype video of the gnarly beast going bonkers in the desert. Not only does it look like it’s at home in that environment, but if you didn’t know any better, you would think that it’s smashing records at the Baja Rally. I never knew a pickup could make my knees weak like the Raptor Ranger just did.


References

Ford Ranger


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Read our full review on the 2019 Ford Ranger Raptor.


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Read our full review on the 2019 Ford Ranger.


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PostHeaderIcon This Is It! Meet the 2019 Ford Ranger Raptor!

Ford has finally pulled the covers off its much-anticipated 2019 Ranger Raptor. This is the hard-core off-road version the world has waited for. It boasts many similar attributes to its big brother, the Ford F-150 Raptor, but benefits from a smaller size, a Watt’s link and coil spring rear suspension, and a twin-turbodiesel powerplant. The debut event took place in Bangkok, Thailand, where pickups are extremely popular. And while Ford hasn’t admitted it yet, the Ranger Raptor will arrive in the U.S. Keep reading to learn all about it.

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“Compared to the conventional Ranger, the new Raptor is wider and taller”

Compared to the conventional Ranger, the new Raptor is wider and taller. New fenders cover the 285/70R17 BFGoodrich All-Terrain T/A KO2 tires. The fenders are composite, too, which Ford says will resist trail damage. And like the F-150 Raptor, the Ranger Raptor boasts a new grille with the F-O-R-D lettering and a steel bumper with a high approach angle of 24 degrees. The departure angle also measures 24 degrees thanks to the new rear bumper. Ground clearance measures in at an impressive 11.1 inches. Both front and rear bumpers have easy-access recovery points, just like the F-150 Raptor.

Naturally, the Ranger Raptor uses Fox Racing shocks. Both front and rear have 46.6mm pistons for ruggedness over terrible driving conditions. The front suspension uses a familiar aluminum upper and lower control arms while the rear suspension uses something not seen on American trucks – a Watt’s link. In a nutshell, the connection keeps the solid rear axle located in the same horizontal position regardless of its vertical travel. What’s more, Ford uses coil springs and control arms to both dampen and locate the axle, not to mention those Fox Shocks.

Most surprising is the Ranger Raptor’s new powerplant. Ford is debuting an all-new 2.0-liter bi-turbo four-cylinder turbodiesel. This high-tech engine is unlike anything currently found in the Ranger. The dual turbo setup includes both high-pressure and low-pressure turbos for a quick spool-up and massive airflow. The result is 210 horsepower and an impressive 369 pound-feet of torque. Comparatively, the Chevrolet Colorado’s 2.8-liter turbodiesel makes 181 horsepower and 369 pound-feet of torque. Not surprising, however, is Ford’s use of its new 10-speed automatic transmission.


“Most surprising is the Ranger Raptor’s new powerplant. Ford is debuting an all-new 2.0-liter bi-turbo four-cylinder turbodiesel”

The Ranger Raptor inherits the F-150 Raptor’s drive modes, too. For on-road performance, there is Normal and Sport modes. When it comes to off-road, there is Grass/Gravel/Snow, Mud/Sand, Rock, and Baja modes.

Inside the truck, the interior is updated with suede covered seats and steering wheel. The wheel features the familiar red, on-center marker and thick grips. The seats are heavily bolstered and have leather side accents that make getting in and out easier. The suede center section, combined with the thick bolsters, should do a fantastic job at holding the driver and front passenger in place.

While Ford hasn’t mentioned any details about a U.S.-spec Ranger Raptor, we know the time is coming. Mike Levine, Ford’s main man with Product Communications in North America, said on his Instagram that, “Today’s announcement is about the launch of the new Ranger Raptor in Asia Pacific markets. We’ll have more to share about [the] Ranger Raptor at a later date.”

Of course, pricing hasn’t been announced either, even in for the Asian Pacific markets. We’ll keep you updated as new information becomes available.

References

Ford Ranger


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Read our full review on the 2019 Ford Ranger Raptor.


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Read our full review on the 2019 Ford Ranger.


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Read our full review on the 2018 Ford F-150 Raptor.


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PostHeaderIcon Ford Ranger

Well, it’s back. The Ford Ranger mid-size pickup has returned to the U.S. and in glorious fashion. The pickup made its debut at the 2018 North American International Auto Show in Detroit right beside the all-new 2019 Ram 1500 and Chevrolet Silverado. While it’s not the F-150, the 2019 Ranger will put Ford back in the mid-size pickup fight against the Chevrolet Colorado/GMC Canyon, Nissan Frontier, and most importantly, the venerable Toyota Tacoma.

The addition of the Ranger positions Ford as having the widest-spread pickup lineup in the world. Entries include the new Ranger, the half-ton F-150, the heavy-duty Super Duty lineup, and the commercial medium-duty segment with the F-650 and F-750 cab chassis.

Of course, the Ranger will have its work cut out; the Toyota Tacoma has long been the leader in mid-size trucks and the General Motors twins aren’t too far behind. Let’s see how the 2019 Ranger stacks up.

Continue reading for more on the 2019 Ford Ranger.


Exterior

  • SuperCab and SuperCrew cab sizes
  • Three trim levels include XL, XLT, and Lariat
  • Sport and Chrome Appearance Packages offered
  • FX2 and FX4 package adds off-road capability
  • Steel, frame-mounted bumpers differ from global Ranger

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“The 2019 Ranger is offered in three trim packages that not only dictate its features, but also changes its exterior styling”

The 2019 Ranger is offered in three trim packages that not only dictate its features, but also changes its exterior styling. The base XL will be for fleets, contractors, and those who value function over form. The mid-grade XLT offers more content, but doesn’t look like a work truck. Those wanting luxury mixed with their capability will go for the Lariat trim. It is surprising Ford isn’t offering a Limited or Platinum trim to compete with the GMC Canyon Denali.

The Ranger also offers two appearance packages: the Sport and Chrome appearance packages. Those fond of off-roading will like the FX Packages, too. They offers more ground clearance, off-road tires wrapped on unique wheels, underbody skid plates, a front bumper skid plate, and an off-road tuned suspension. The package is offered as the FX2 for rear-wheel drive trucks and as the FX4 for four-wheel drive models.

The Ranger comes in the SuperCab and SuperCrew sizes. In regular, non-Ford speak, that means an extended cab and crew cab. The wheelbase remains unchanged and the cargo bed changes size depending on cab length.


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“Overall, the 2019 Ranger looks really slick, though it’s basically identical to the T6 Ranger pickup Ford has been selling overseas for years”

Overall, the 2019 Ranger looks really slick, though it’s basically identical to the T6 Ranger pickup Ford has been selling overseas for years. Most Americans probably won’t care, though. One major difference is the bumpers. The U.S.-spec Ranger has steel bumpers that are mounted to the frame, giving the truck a tougher demeanor.

Best of all, Ford has promised a Raptor version of the Ranger in the near future. That truck will have even more off-road prowess thanks to added ground clearance, BFGoodrich All-Terrain T/A KO2 tires, Fox Racing shock absorbers, and some Raptor-specific bodywork.

Interior

  • Dashboard similar to global T6 Ranger
  • Console-mounted gear shifter
  • Available 8.0-inch SYNC 3 infotainment system
  • Ford+Alexa connectivity
  • Optional FordPass 4G LTE Wi-Fi hotspot for 10 devices
  • Optional B&O PLAY sound system

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“Like the exterior, the 2019 Ranger’s interior doesn’t differ too much from the global T6 Ranger”

Like the exterior, the 2019 Ranger’s interior doesn’t differ too much from the global T6 Ranger. That’s fine, though, as the dash has a fairly modern design similar to the Explorer SUV and the SuperCrew model offers plenty of room for four real adults. Five can squeeze in during a pinch. All models come with front bucket seats and its shifter mounted in the center console.

The interior is mostly defined by the trim levels. Ford didn’t divulge too many packaging and feature lists, so it’s hard to say what amenities come with what trim level and what options are available. We do know the 8.0-inch Sync 3 infotainment system is available and includes Apple CarPlay, Android Auto, and the new Ford+Alexa connectivity though Amazon’s new partnership with Ford.


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“Another nifty feature is FordPass – a 4G LTE wireless service with Wi-Fi connectivity for up to 10 devices”

Another nifty feature is FordPass – a 4G LTE wireless service with Wi-Fi connectivity for up to 10 devices. A slew of USB ports line the cabin and an available household plug is there to charge using a standard three-prong plug. An optional B&O PLAY sound system can be had, too.

Drivetrain

  • 2.3-liter EcoBoost four-cylinder
  • 10-speed automatic is standard
  • RWD or 4WD
  • Optional electronic locking rear differential

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“The 2019 Ranger comes with a single engine – at least for now.”

The 2019 Ranger comes with a single engine – at least for now. It’s a 2.3-liter EcoBoost four-cylinder similar to the Mustang’s. Ford hasn’t announced its power specs, but in the Mustang, the engine makes 310 horsepower and 320 pound-feet of torque. Those numbers would do well in the Ranger considering the Chevy Colorado’s 3.6-liter V-6 only makes 308 horsepower and 275 pound-feet of torque. Mated to the 2.3-liter EcoBoost is Ford’s new 10-speed automatic transmission.

We are hoping Ford brings more engine options to the Ranger, especially a turbodiesel. Cross-shoppers might have a hard time getting past the Ford’s lack of cylinders compared to the Chevy and Toyota. However, Ford seems confident.

Hau Thai-Tang, Ford’s executive vice president of product development and purchasing, said, “Ranger’s proven 2.3-liter EcoBoost provides a torque target on par with competing V-6 engines, but with the efficiency of a four-cylinder. “When you pair that with its 10-speed transmission, you’ve got one of the most versatile, powerful and efficient powertrains in the segment.”


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“Every Ranger comes with four drive modes: Normal; Grass/Gravel/Snow; Mud and Ruts, and Sand.”

Interestingly, Thai-Tang’s statement is the only mention of a four-cylinder in Ranger’s entire press release. There is no direct mention of the 2.3-liter EcoBoost being a four-cylinder.

Despite the engine’s size, Ford is working to make the most of it. Every Ranger comes with four drive modes. They include Normal; Grass/Gravel/Snow; Mud and Ruts, and Sand.

In addition to the drive modes, Ford is debuting its new Trail Control, an off-road speed control much like Toyota’s Crawl Control. It works basically like a low-speed cruise control so the driver can concentrate on steering rather than throttle and braking. The system also modulates the throttle and brakes to each wheel individually, allowing the truck to basically claw its way over rocks or through deep sand.

The Ranger comes with Dana’s AdvanTEK axles. The front axles are half-shafts for the independent control arms, while the rear gets a solid axle. FX2 and FX4 trucks can be optioned with an electronic locking rear differential, too.


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“The front axles are half-shafts for the independent control arms, while the rear gets a solid axle”

Ford hasn’t released fuel economy numbers for the 2019 Ranger, but we’re betting the EPA will estimate around 20 mpg city and 30 mpg on the highway. Ford is also saying the Ranger will have class-leading towing capability, meaning it has to surpass the Chevy Colorado turbodiesel’s 7,700-pound rating.

Safety


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Automakers are stuffing their latest vehicles with innovative active safety equipment and Ford is no different. Every 2019 Ranger comes standard with Automatic Emergency Braking, while the XLT and Lariat trims come standard with Lane Keeping Assist, Lane Departure Warning, a Reverse Sensing System, and Blind Spot Information System with trailer coverage. That last feature is class-exclusive to the Ranger and is a direct trickle-down from the F-Series. For those spending the extra cash on the Lariat trim, they get Pedestrian Detection and Adaptive Cruise Control. Full LED headlights and taillights are optional, as well.

Pricing

Ford has not announced prices for the 2019 Ranger pickup. Ford has said the Ranger will begin production toward the end of 2018, so the trucks will likely begin arriving in early 2019.

Expect prices to be on target with the competition. That means, the base XL will probably carry a $23,000 price tag, while a fully loaded Lariat will retail for around $42,000. Expect the hard-core Ranger Raptor to start between $40,000 and $45,000.

The Competition

Chevrolet Colorado


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The Colorado burst onto the U.S. scene for the 2015 model year after years of being available overseas – much like the Ranger. Chevy “Americanized” the Colorado by making it stronger, plushier, and with all the necessary safety and emissions systems in place. Now three years in and the Colorado is hitting its full stride. It offers three engine options, several trim levels, and an impressive off-road version called the ZR2 that will rival the Ranger Raptor.

The engines include a forgettable 2.5-liter gasoline four-cylinder mated to either a six-speed automatic or manual. The volume engine is the ever-present 3.6-liter V-6. New for 2017, the V-6 comes only with GM’s eight-speed automatic. Horsepower is rated at 308 horsepower and 275 pound-feet of torque. Those who love diesel will really appreciate the 2.8-liter Duramax four-cylinder that joined the Colorado lineup for 2017. The engine puts out 181 horsepower and an impressive 369 pound-feet of torque while offering a 7,700-pound tow rating and an EPA-estimated 22 mpg city and 30 mpg highway.

Pricing for the 2018 Colorado starts at $21,195 and crests into the low $40,000 range.

Read our full review on the 2018 Chevrolet Colorado

Toyota Tacoma


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The Toyota Tacoma is the definite sales leader in the mid-size category. Its sporty nature, go-anywhere 4WD system and impressive TRD Pro package make it a solid choice, regardless of trim level. The Tacoma comes in the extended, or “Access Cab,” and the four-door Double Cab. A five- and six-foot cargo bed is available. Inside, the Tacoma offers a maximum of five seats in a relatively spacious cabin. Toyota’s Entune Infotainment system is found in the dash.

Under the hood are two engine choices. The base mill is a 2.7-liter, naturally aspirated four-cylinder making a ho-hum 159 horsepower and 180 pound-feet of torque. Most will opt for the 3.5-liter V-6 and its 278 horses and 265 pound-feet of torque. Best of all, Toyota lets you choose between a six-speed automatic and a six-speed manual, regardless of engine. Some trims require the automatic, however. Sadly, Toyota doesn’t offer a diesel engine in the U.S.

Pricing for the 2018 Tacoma starts at $25,200 for a bare-bones SR grade with the four-cylinder and Access Cab. The rugged TRD Off-Road starts at $36,115 and the range-topping TRD Pro starts at $41,520.

Read our full review on the 2018 Toyota Tacoma.

Conclusion


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It has been a while since Ford sold the Ranger on U.S. soil and we are certainly glad to see it return. It’s great knowing the Ranger is a proven truck that’s seen duty all over the world, yet is refreshed for its U.S. tour. The four-cylinder EcoBoost is the only concern, as most truck buyers want choices to pick from. The 3.3-liter V-6 from the F-150 mated with a six-speed manual would make a fantastic pairing. It’s also interesting why Ford chose the 2.3-liter EcoBoost used in the Mustang rather than the 2.7-liter EcoBoost V-6 found in the F-150. The V-6 would be far more rugged. Perhaps it boils down to achieving a targeted fuel economy figure or the availability of either engine.

Regardless of the details, the Ranger seems poised for U.S. duty. The hardest part will be waiting until 2019 for its arrival and then waiting even more for the hard-core Ranger Raptor.

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History


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The Ford Ranger got its start in 1983 and quickly became the hottest selling compact pickup in the U.S., beating out trucks like the Chevrolet S-10 and later the Dodge Dakota. The first-generation Ranger’s design took cues from the then-current F-150 and scaled down the look.

Engine offerings were woefully underpowered by today’s standards. The base 2.0-liter four-cylinder made only 72 horsepower. Optionally available was a 2.3-liter four with 82 horsepower and a 2.8-liter V-6 with 115 horsepower. Later models got a 2.9-liter V-6 with a more respectable 140 horsepower. The Ranger even came with a couple diesel options, though they were never overly popular. Transmission choices included a five-speed manual and four-speed automatic. The 1989 model year brought at welcomed refresh and an updated interior.

The second-generation Ranger debuted for 1993 and brought a more rounded look, a much more comfortable interior, and new powertrain options. The 2.3-liter’s horsepower increase to 98 horsepower and then to 112. The V-6 was all-new, with a 3.0-liter displacement and 145 horsepower. A 4.0-liter V-6 was introduced in 1994, sporting 160 horsepower.


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The second-gen Ranger soldiered on nearly unchanged until a refresh in 1998. Again, an updated interior came, as did powertrain updated. The Ranger’s final update came in 2006. A new grille with a bolder design is the most dramatic change. 2012 was the last year for the Ranger – a loss many still lament today. It was the last of the truly compact pickup trucks.

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Well, it’s back. The Ford Ranger mid-size pickup has returned to the U.S. and in glorious fashion. The pickup made its debut at the 2018 North American International Auto Show in Detroit right beside the all-new 2019 Ram 1500 and Chevrolet Silverado. While it’s not the F-150, the 2019 Ranger will put Ford back in the mid-size pickup fight against the Chevrolet Colorado/GMC Canyon, Nissan Frontier, and most importantly, the venerable Toyota Tacoma.

The addition of the Ranger positions Ford as having the widest-spread pickup lineup in the world. Entries include the new Ranger, the half-ton F-150, the heavy-duty Super Duty lineup, and the commercial medium-duty segment with the F-650 and F-750 cab chassis.

Of course, the Ranger will have its work cut out; the Toyota Tacoma has long been the leader in mid-size trucks and the General Motors twins aren’t too far behind. Let’s see how the 2019 Ranger stacks up.

Continue reading for more on the 2019 Ford Ranger.


Exterior

  • SuperCab and SuperCrew cab sizes
  • Three trim levels include XL, XLT, and Lariat
  • Sport and Chrome Appearance Packages offered
  • FX2 and FX4 package adds off-road capability
  • Steel, frame-mounted bumpers differ from global Ranger

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“The 2019 Ranger is offered in three trim packages that not only dictate its features, but also changes its exterior styling”

The 2019 Ranger is offered in three trim packages that not only dictate its features, but also changes its exterior styling. The base XL will be for fleets, contractors, and those who value function over form. The mid-grade XLT offers more content, but doesn’t look like a work truck. Those wanting luxury mixed with their capability will go for the Lariat trim. It is surprising Ford isn’t offering a Limited or Platinum trim to compete with the GMC Canyon Denali.

The Ranger also offers two appearance packages: the Sport and Chrome appearance packages. Those fond of off-roading will like the FX Packages, too. They offers more ground clearance, off-road tires wrapped on unique wheels, underbody skid plates, a front bumper skid plate, and an off-road tuned suspension. The package is offered as the FX2 for rear-wheel drive trucks and as the FX4 for four-wheel drive models.

The Ranger comes in the SuperCab and SuperCrew sizes. In regular, non-Ford speak, that means an extended cab and crew cab. The wheelbase remains unchanged and the cargo bed changes size depending on cab length.


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“Overall, the 2019 Ranger looks really slick, though it’s basically identical to the T6 Ranger pickup Ford has been selling overseas for years”

Overall, the 2019 Ranger looks really slick, though it’s basically identical to the T6 Ranger pickup Ford has been selling overseas for years. Most Americans probably won’t care, though. One major difference is the bumpers. The U.S.-spec Ranger has steel bumpers that are mounted to the frame, giving the truck a tougher demeanor.

Best of all, Ford has promised a Raptor version of the Ranger in the near future. That truck will have even more off-road prowess thanks to added ground clearance, BFGoodrich All-Terrain T/A KO2 tires, Fox Racing shock absorbers, and some Raptor-specific bodywork.

Interior

  • Dashboard similar to global T6 Ranger
  • Console-mounted gear shifter
  • Available 8.0-inch SYNC 3 infotainment system
  • Ford+Alexa connectivity
  • Optional FordPass 4G LTE Wi-Fi hotspot for 10 devices
  • Optional B&O PLAY sound system

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“Like the exterior, the 2019 Ranger’s interior doesn’t differ too much from the global T6 Ranger”

Like the exterior, the 2019 Ranger’s interior doesn’t differ too much from the global T6 Ranger. That’s fine, though, as the dash has a fairly modern design similar to the Explorer SUV and the SuperCrew model offers plenty of room for four real adults. Five can squeeze in during a pinch. All models come with front bucket seats and its shifter mounted in the center console.

The interior is mostly defined by the trim levels. Ford didn’t divulge too many packaging and feature lists, so it’s hard to say what amenities come with what trim level and what options are available. We do know the 8.0-inch Sync 3 infotainment system is available and includes Apple CarPlay, Android Auto, and the new Ford+Alexa connectivity though Amazon’s new partnership with Ford.


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“Another nifty feature is FordPass – a 4G LTE wireless service with Wi-Fi connectivity for up to 10 devices”

Another nifty feature is FordPass – a 4G LTE wireless service with Wi-Fi connectivity for up to 10 devices. A slew of USB ports line the cabin and an available household plug is there to charge using a standard three-prong plug. An optional B&O PLAY sound system can be had, too.

Drivetrain

  • 2.3-liter EcoBoost four-cylinder
  • 10-speed automatic is standard
  • RWD or 4WD
  • Optional electronic locking rear differential

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“The 2019 Ranger comes with a single engine – at least for now.”

The 2019 Ranger comes with a single engine – at least for now. It’s a 2.3-liter EcoBoost four-cylinder similar to the Mustang’s. Ford hasn’t announced its power specs, but in the Mustang, the engine makes 310 horsepower and 320 pound-feet of torque. Those numbers would do well in the Ranger considering the Chevy Colorado’s 3.6-liter V-6 only makes 308 horsepower and 275 pound-feet of torque. Mated to the 2.3-liter EcoBoost is Ford’s new 10-speed automatic transmission.

We are hoping Ford brings more engine options to the Ranger, especially a turbodiesel. Cross-shoppers might have a hard time getting past the Ford’s lack of cylinders compared to the Chevy and Toyota. However, Ford seems confident.

Hau Thai-Tang, Ford’s executive vice president of product development and purchasing, said, “Ranger’s proven 2.3-liter EcoBoost provides a torque target on par with competing V-6 engines, but with the efficiency of a four-cylinder. “When you pair that with its 10-speed transmission, you’ve got one of the most versatile, powerful and efficient powertrains in the segment.”


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“Every Ranger comes with four drive modes: Normal; Grass/Gravel/Snow; Mud and Ruts, and Sand.”

Interestingly, Thai-Tang’s statement is the only mention of a four-cylinder in Ranger’s entire press release. There is no direct mention of the 2.3-liter EcoBoost being a four-cylinder.

Despite the engine’s size, Ford is working to make the most of it. Every Ranger comes with four drive modes. They include Normal; Grass/Gravel/Snow; Mud and Ruts, and Sand.

In addition to the drive modes, Ford is debuting its new Trail Control, an off-road speed control much like Toyota’s Crawl Control. It works basically like a low-speed cruise control so the driver can concentrate on steering rather than throttle and braking. The system also modulates the throttle and brakes to each wheel individually, allowing the truck to basically claw its way over rocks or through deep sand.

The Ranger comes with Dana’s AdvanTEK axles. The front axles are half-shafts for the independent control arms, while the rear gets a solid axle. FX2 and FX4 trucks can be optioned with an electronic locking rear differential, too.


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“The front axles are half-shafts for the independent control arms, while the rear gets a solid axle”

Ford hasn’t released fuel economy numbers for the 2019 Ranger, but we’re betting the EPA will estimate around 20 mpg city and 30 mpg on the highway. Ford is also saying the Ranger will have class-leading towing capability, meaning it has to surpass the Chevy Colorado turbodiesel’s 7,700-pound rating.

Safety


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Automakers are stuffing their latest vehicles with innovative active safety equipment and Ford is no different. Every 2019 Ranger comes standard with Automatic Emergency Braking, while the XLT and Lariat trims come standard with Lane Keeping Assist, Lane Departure Warning, a Reverse Sensing System, and Blind Spot Information System with trailer coverage. That last feature is class-exclusive to the Ranger and is a direct trickle-down from the F-Series. For those spending the extra cash on the Lariat trim, they get Pedestrian Detection and Adaptive Cruise Control. Full LED headlights and taillights are optional, as well.

Pricing

Ford has not announced prices for the 2019 Ranger pickup. Ford has said the Ranger will begin production toward the end of 2018, so the trucks will likely begin arriving in early 2019.

Expect prices to be on target with the competition. That means, the base XL will probably carry a $23,000 price tag, while a fully loaded Lariat will retail for around $42,000. Expect the hard-core Ranger Raptor to start between $40,000 and $45,000.

The Competition

Chevrolet Colorado


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The Colorado burst onto the U.S. scene for the 2015 model year after years of being available overseas – much like the Ranger. Chevy “Americanized” the Colorado by making it stronger, plushier, and with all the necessary safety and emissions systems in place. Now three years in and the Colorado is hitting its full stride. It offers three engine options, several trim levels, and an impressive off-road version called the ZR2 that will rival the Ranger Raptor.

The engines include a forgettable 2.5-liter gasoline four-cylinder mated to either a six-speed automatic or manual. The volume engine is the ever-present 3.6-liter V-6. New for 2017, the V-6 comes only with GM’s eight-speed automatic. Horsepower is rated at 308 horsepower and 275 pound-feet of torque. Those who love diesel will really appreciate the 2.8-liter Duramax four-cylinder that joined the Colorado lineup for 2017. The engine puts out 181 horsepower and an impressive 369 pound-feet of torque while offering a 7,700-pound tow rating and an EPA-estimated 22 mpg city and 30 mpg highway.

Pricing for the 2018 Colorado starts at $21,195 and crests into the low $40,000 range.

Read our full review on the 2018 Chevrolet Colorado

Toyota Tacoma


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The Toyota Tacoma is the definite sales leader in the mid-size category. Its sporty nature, go-anywhere 4WD system and impressive TRD Pro package make it a solid choice, regardless of trim level. The Tacoma comes in the extended, or “Access Cab,” and the four-door Double Cab. A five- and six-foot cargo bed is available. Inside, the Tacoma offers a maximum of five seats in a relatively spacious cabin. Toyota’s Entune Infotainment system is found in the dash.

Under the hood are two engine choices. The base mill is a 2.7-liter, naturally aspirated four-cylinder making a ho-hum 159 horsepower and 180 pound-feet of torque. Most will opt for the 3.5-liter V-6 and its 278 horses and 265 pound-feet of torque. Best of all, Toyota lets you choose between a six-speed automatic and a six-speed manual, regardless of engine. Some trims require the automatic, however. Sadly, Toyota doesn’t offer a diesel engine in the U.S.

Pricing for the 2018 Tacoma starts at $25,200 for a bare-bones SR grade with the four-cylinder and Access Cab. The rugged TRD Off-Road starts at $36,115 and the range-topping TRD Pro starts at $41,520.

Read our full review on the 2018 Toyota Tacoma.

Conclusion


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It has been a while since Ford sold the Ranger on U.S. soil and we are certainly glad to see it return. It’s great knowing the Ranger is a proven truck that’s seen duty all over the world, yet is refreshed for its U.S. tour. The four-cylinder EcoBoost is the only concern, as most truck buyers want choices to pick from. The 3.3-liter V-6 from the F-150 mated with a six-speed manual would make a fantastic pairing. It’s also interesting why Ford chose the 2.3-liter EcoBoost used in the Mustang rather than the 2.7-liter EcoBoost V-6 found in the F-150. The V-6 would be far more rugged. Perhaps it boils down to achieving a targeted fuel economy figure or the availability of either engine.

Regardless of the details, the Ranger seems poised for U.S. duty. The hardest part will be waiting until 2019 for its arrival and then waiting even more for the hard-core Ranger Raptor.

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    • * Will be 2019 before production begins

History


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The Ford Ranger got its start in 1983 and quickly became the hottest selling compact pickup in the U.S., beating out trucks like the Chevrolet S-10 and later the Dodge Dakota. The first-generation Ranger’s design took cues from the then-current F-150 and scaled down the look.

Engine offerings were woefully underpowered by today’s standards. The base 2.0-liter four-cylinder made only 72 horsepower. Optionally available was a 2.3-liter four with 82 horsepower and a 2.8-liter V-6 with 115 horsepower. Later models got a 2.9-liter V-6 with a more respectable 140 horsepower. The Ranger even came with a couple diesel options, though they were never overly popular. Transmission choices included a five-speed manual and four-speed automatic. The 1989 model year brought at welcomed refresh and an updated interior.

The second-generation Ranger debuted for 1993 and brought a more rounded look, a much more comfortable interior, and new powertrain options. The 2.3-liter’s horsepower increase to 98 horsepower and then to 112. The V-6 was all-new, with a 3.0-liter displacement and 145 horsepower. A 4.0-liter V-6 was introduced in 1994, sporting 160 horsepower.


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The second-gen Ranger soldiered on nearly unchanged until a refresh in 1998. Again, an updated interior came, as did powertrain updated. The Ranger’s final update came in 2006. A new grille with a bolder design is the most dramatic change. 2012 was the last year for the Ranger – a loss many still lament today. It was the last of the truly compact pickup trucks.

PostHeaderIcon Ford Ranger Returns To America With a Vengeance

Six years. That’s how long it’s been since we had the Ford Ranger in our lives. It took some time and a set of fortuitous circumstances, but after waiting since 2011 for the Ranger to make its comeback in the U.S., Ford finally delivered. The Ranger is back, and it’s looking to reclaim its status as one of the best and most popular entry-level pickup trucks in the market.


“Aesthetically, the U.S.-bound Ranger bares some similarities to its global-spec T6 counterpart.”

It feels great to finally get the Ford Ranger back. Now we can forget about all those jokes from our friends all over the world who have never seen a world without the Ranger in their markets. In fact, international markets have had the Ranger since 1998. Its success in those markets continues to make it relevant after all these years. Now we’re getting it back, and the world is better for it.

Aesthetically, the U.S.-bound Ranger bares some similarities to its global-spec T6 counterpart. The dimensions are similar, and the overall presentation makes it a chore to determine one from the other. That’s not to say that they’re identical because they’re not. The U.S.-spec Ranger makes use of a number of styling cues that help make it stand out, including a bulging power dome hood that adds a more aggressive look to the front section and a blacked out front grille with thinner horizontal bars than the ones found on the current model. The interior also gets its own set of goodies, specifically a thick steering wheel and a high-tech instrument cluster with a pair of LCD displays.


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“In terms of power, the returning Ranger will use a 2.3-liter EcoBoost inline-four engine”

In terms of power, the returning Ranger will use a 2.3-liter EcoBoost inline-four engine. The automaker hasn’t given a specific power rating, but the EcoBoost isn’t a new engine so we already have an idea of what it’s capable of. A different version of the same engine sits under the hood of the 2018 Ford Mustang. That bad boy produces 310 horsepower and 350 pound-feet of torque.

Regardless of what kind of power the Ranger’s 2.3-liter EcoBoost has, the important thing is that the model itself is back in our lives. Welcome home, Ford Ranger. You’ve been missed.

References

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PostHeaderIcon Upcoming Ford Ranger Raptor Might Go Diesel

Rumors of Ford’s upcoming mid-size Ranger pickup are compiling. That’s especially true for the highly anticipated Ranger Raptor, the hard-core version built to hang with the Ford F-150 Raptor in high-speed off-roading. But of the rumors and insider information about the Ranger Raptor, none have seemed to nail down what will power this baby beast – until now. Australian automotive outlet The Motor Report is citing “sources familiar with the new model’s development” that Ford is developing a 2.0-liter four-cylinder turbodiesel with at least as much power in the Ranger’s current 3.2-liter five-cylinder turbodiesel. The new 2.0-liter will be a member of Ford’s new EcoBlue turbodiesel family and will generate no less than 236 horsepower and 347 pound-feet of torque while getting better fuel economy and producing fewer emissions.

The EcoBlue engine family debuted in 2016 and is rolling out in markets across the world in the Transit van. Here in the U.S., the Ranger Raptor will likely be our first taste of the EcoBlue. Ford says durability is improved 20 percent over the EcoBlue’s predecessor, the 2.2-liter TDCi. It features a low-inertia turbocharger with cutting-edge alloy materials for better resistance against high temperatures, a new high-pressure fuel injection system that’s quieter and more responsive, and an offset crankshaft within the iron block that’s said to reduce side-load pressure on pistons against the cylinder walls. Interestingly, rather than a chain drive for the overhead camshafts and oil pump, the new EcoBlue uses a belt-in-oil design that’s engineered to be a maintenance-free item.

Continue reading for more on the Ranger Raptor’s rumored engine.

Ranger Raptor EcoBlue?


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We’ve become spoiled with power thanks to the 2017 Ford F-150 Raptor’s 3.5-liter HO EcoBoost V-6 making 450 horses and 510 pound-feet of torque. Those specs are definitely handy when bombing down a desert road in the full-size F-150. But with the Ranger being a smaller truck, its powerplant doesn’t need to be as powerful. The rumored 236 horsepower and 347 pound-feet of torque should be more than enough to get the baby Raptor moving at blinding speeds.

“The rumored 236 horsepower and 347 pound-feet of torque should be more than enough to get the baby Raptor moving at blinding speeds”

The Ranger Raptor EcoBlue’s main competition will be the Chevrolet Colorado ZR2 with its 2.8-liter Duramax four-cylinder turbodiesel. By comparison, the Chevy seems underpowered in the horsepower department. It makes 181 horsepower and 369 pound-feet of torque. Granted, the Duramax has a bit more torque than the rumored EcoBlue, but the difference shouldn’t be substantially noticeable on the trail. Our bet is Ford will shoot to outgun the Duramax in both horsepower and torque measurements.

As of yet, there is no other word on what engine Ford might use in the Ranger Raptor. We’re still fairly sure a gasoline-drinking EcoBoost will be available, too. Still, there’s no sure answer at this point, so we’ll have to wait and see.

What do you think? Is the EcoBlue the right choice for the Ranger Raptor? Should Ford offer a gasoline engine as well? Let us know in the comments below.

References

Ford Ranger


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Read our full speculative review on the upcoming 2018 Ford Ranger.


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Read our full speculative review on the upcoming 2018 Ford Ranger Raptor.

PostHeaderIcon Ford Ranger Black Edition

Ford is headed to the 2017 Frankfurt Motor Show and is bringing an impressive lineup with it, one of which is a special edition of Europe’s best-selling pickup truck, the Ford Ranger. It may not look the part at first glance, but the Ford Ranger Black Edition is just that, thanks in part to a limited production of just 2,500 examples across the continent. Of course, it comes dressed in black, hence the name “Black Edition.”

It’s fitting that Ford is bringing a special edition Ranger with it to Frankfurt. The pickup, after all, is regarded as Europe’s best-selling pickup, a title it has earned after posting record sales this year, including 23,100 units sold in July 2017 alone. What better way to celebrate the Ranger’s status than by dressing it up, slapping on new exterior detailing, dialing up on the standard features, and then showcasing it at one of the world’s biggest auto shows. It’s a good move that adds an extra layer of intrigue into the Ranger Black Edition, even though there’s not much about the pickup that counts as an “exclusive” other than the selling point of it coming in “all black” garb. Still, it should make for an interesting vehicle in Frankfurt. And considering the Ranger’s popularity in Europe, Ford shouldn’t have any problems selling the 2,500-unit inventory of the special edition.

Continue reading more about the Ford Ranger Black Edition.

PostHeaderIcon Ford Australia Teases The Ranger Raptor – Big time!

Out of the blue dropped Ford’s confirmation of the 2019 Ranger Raptor – a highly capable off-roader based on the mid-size T6 Ranger pickup but with the soul of the widely loved F-150 Raptor. Without much hubbub, the Ranger Raptor’s webpage went live early September 7 as part of Ford Australia’s main website. Included is a short video that teases the truck’s capabilities and rugged underpinnings. Many details still remain unknown, but Ford did confirm the Ranger Raptor will come in 2018 within the Asia Pacific market, which includes Australia and New Zealand.

The video offers a clear look the Ranger Raptor’s front suspension system, especially the lower control arm. It’s a beefy slug of aluminum and looks very similar to the F-150 Raptor’s. The MacPherson struts are devoid of branding, however, though we’d bet Fox Racing is a shoe-in. Sadly, we can’t see the rear suspension. Rumors are running rampant of a multi-link system with coil springs and a Watts Link attached to a solid axle. Confirmation of the powertrain is also missing. Some say the Ranger Raptor will use the same High Output 3.5-liter EcoBoost found the in F-150 Raptor, while others say the Ranger’s 3.2-liter five-cylinder will be used. We’re leaning toward the standard 3.5-liter EcoBoost used in less radical F-150s. There it makes 375 horsepower and 470 pound-feet of torque. We’re also betting strongly on the 10-speed automatic transmission being the only choice.
And what would a modern Raptor be without Baja Mode and the rest of the 4WD selectable setting? Ford could officially debut the Raptor at the upcoming Frankfurt Auto Show starting September 14, so stay tuned to TopSpeed for that.

Read our full speculative review on the 2019 Ford Ranger Raptor here.

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