Ford releases official fuel economy estimates for the new 2019 Ranger with the 2.3L turbocharged I4 and a 10-speed automatic. How does it compare against the current midsize trucks in the United States? Here are all the numbers.
2019 Ford Ranger
These are the EPA-estimated numbers for the new Ranger.
- 2WD: 21 MPG city / 26 MPG highway / 23 MPG combined
- 4×4: 20 MPG city / 24 MPG highway / 22 MPG combined
Here is how the competitor trucks stack up.
While there are other gas-powered midsize trucks with V6 engines that come close or match the Ranger in terms of highway MPG, none can claim a 23 MPG combined number.
The 2.3L turbo I4 in the Ranger is rated at 270 hp and 310 lb-ft of torque. If you want more torque and better highway fuel efficiency, you can get a Chevy Colorado or a GMC Canyon with a 2.8L turbo-diesel I4.
The diesel 2WD GM trucks are rated at 20 MPG city / 30 MPG highway / 23 MPG combined. It’s noteworthy to notice that the gas-powered Ranger has the same combined MPG rating as a diesel-powered Chevy Colorado.
If you are wondering about other four-cylinder gas-powered midsize trucks, they cannot match the combined 23 MPG number (see below).