TFLTruck was the first to bring you leaked documents confirming the towing numbers for the new 2019 Ford Ranger, and now the American automaker has released official ratings including horsepower and torque.
The 2.3-liter EcoBoost engine in the Ranger will deliver 270 horsepower and 310 lb-ft of torque, while maximum payload is rated at 1,860 pounds (2WD extended cab) and maximum towing comes in at 7,500 pounds. A towing package is needed to get to that maximum number and it includes an integrated trailer brake controller.
2019 Ford Ranger
The engine is paired with Ford’s 10-speed automatic transmission, and so far, this engine combination is the only one that will be available in the Ranger.
Comparing to the Ranger’s biggest competitors, the Chevy Colorado and Toyota Tacoma, it packs the most torque in the segment, the highest payload rating and the best towing number for gas-powered trucks. The Chevy Colorado diesel still holds the towing crown for the midsize truck class with a 7,700-pounds capacity.
Pricing for the 2019 Ranger starts at $25,395 for the 2WD extended cab XL model, and this is including the $1,095 destination fee.
Production begins later this year at Ford’s Michigan Assembly Plant in Wayne, Michigan.