Ford has trickled out more specs around the forthcoming 2019 Ranger. Even though it was confirmed that your new truck tummy flatness, although exclusively together with the 2.3-liter EcoBoost I4 and 10-speed automatic, we didn’t know previously just what the power and payload/towing figures were with the combo.
According to Ford, the Ranger’s form of each.3-liter EcoBoost is going to be rated at 270 hp and 310 lb-ft. While those numbers fall significantly short of the EcoBoost Mustang’s (310 hp and 350 lb-ft), this application is tuned for low-end torque more than a broader range. While the Ranger’s turbo-four won’t be king on the horsepower hill inside segment, it lets you do out-torque each and every midsize gasser.
That torque has apparently paid dividends, since the Ranger is rated to tow 7,500 pounds which includes a payload capacity of a,860 pounds. Those numbers have reached the top class for midsize pickups. Exactly the diesel Colorado/Canyon, rated for 7,700 pounds, out-tow the Ford. The Toyota Tacoma comes nearest the Ranger’s payload numbers having a rating of one,620 pounds.
On paper then, the fresh Ranger resembles lifestyle a great tow rig. Ford’s turbocharged I4 usually supplies down-low grunt, additionally, the 10-speed auto should do an effective job of balancing fuel efficiency and keeping the engine rolling around in its happy place.
It will be interesting to compare this powertrain towards the turbo-four that Chevrolet is dropping in the brand new Silverado. If Ford’s forced induction offering catches on, we wouldn’t a little surprised if GM convey a gas turbo-four in the Colorado plus the Canyon.
Production within the new Ranger is slated to start out later this coming year alongside the latest Bronco, which we’regarding patiently awaiting further exactly.