As a 2019 Ranger creeps closer to play lots, Ford has pulled behind a screen on a one remaining poser surrounding a reborn midsize pickup: what to design from a turbocharged 2.3-liter four-cylinder.
It’s a usually engine accessible to Ranger buyers, and it’s corresponding only to a 10-speed automatic. That’s 5 some-more speeds than one could get in a vacating 2012 Ranger. Using a previous-gen indication as a comparison, a four-cylinder 2019 Ranger creates scarcely double a horsepower from a same displacement, and some-more than doubles a torque rating of a predecessor.
For this application, Ford didn’t award a engine with utterly a same outlay as a one found in a Mustang EcoBoost. The Ranger’s 2.3-liter creates 270 horsepower and 310 lb-ft of torque, that is a substantial leg adult even from a previous-gen Ranger’s 4.0-liter V6. That indent done 207 hp and 238 lb-ft.
Going behind 20 years, a 5.4-liter V8 found in a F-150 cranked out 220 hp and 290 lb-ft. Even a top-flight 5.4-liter V8 fell 10 hp brief of a 2019 Ranger’s engine, yet it bests a EcoBoost by 35 lb-ft. Direct injection and turbocharging truly works wonders.
The Blue Oval claims a towing ability of 7,500 pounds when versed with a discretionary draw package and trailer stop controller. Compared to a domestic competition, that’s 500 pounds some-more than a Chevrolet Colorado with a 3.6-liter V6, and 200 lbs reduction than a Duramax diesel model. Those dual engines make 275 lb-ft and 369 lb-ft, respectively. A Toyota Tacoma V6 puts out 265 lb-ft.
Maximum cargo for a Ranger is 1,860 pounds, that also tops offerings from GM and Toyota.
There’s still no word on what indent competence energy a off-road Ranger Raptor when it fundamentally appears, though Ford still hasn’t strictly announced a indication for a American market. Maybe a Mustang EcoBoost’s 310 hp and 350 lb-ft could set adult emporium underneath a Ranger’s hood.
If a 2019 Ranger’s energy sounds appealing, you’d best confirm either a cost leaves we feeling only as good. Read about that here. Production kicks off after this year, with a Ranger creation a approach to dealers early subsequent year.[Image: Ford Motor Company]