grille close-up of the 2019 Ford Ranger

New Midsize Ford Truck Offers More Versatility

We’re big fans of the towing and versatility on the 2018 Chevy Colorado midsize truck. Now for the 2019 model year, there is going to be a new midsize truck on our lot here at Harbin Automotive. An all-new Ford Ranger was announced at the North American International Auto Show which will offer compact dimensions, all-terrain potential, and plenty of premium features. Keep reading to explore the 2019 Ford Ranger released date and off-roading features.

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2019 Ford Ranger Release Date and Off-Roading Features

Right now there’s no confirmed release date for the 2019 Ford Ranger but we expect to see this midsize truck on the lot here in Scottsboro AL by the end of 2018 or early in 2019. Be sure to schedule a test drive for the Ford Ranger and the Chevy Colorado side by side with out dealership to figure out which midsize truck is best for you.

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Driving Mode Selector

Like the previously released Ford F-150 Raptor, the 2019 Ford Ranger will be available with a Terrain Management System featuring different driving modes for Normal road driving; grass, gravel and snow; sand handling; and mud and ruts. There will also be an available Trail Control system that offers speed regulation off the road.[/bscolumns][bscolumns class=”one_third”]

Rangers Powertrain

The 2019 Ford Ranger will come with a bold 2.3-liter ECOBOOST V-6 that offers attractive engine performance along with the fuel efficiency of a four-cylinder engine. We don’t have solid performance numbers at this time, but this powertrain should be very competitive in the segment while delivering premium reliability.[/bscolumns][bscolumns class=”one_third_last”]

Other Off-Road Features

A unique FX4 Off-Road Package available on the 2019 Ford Ranger will include the Terrain Management System and Trail Control as well as off-road tuned shocks, a heavy front bash plate, skid plates, unique badging, and all-terrain tires. While this won’t be the package you choose for casual commuting, serious off-road enthusiasts will be delighted.[/bscolumns][bscolumns class=”clear”][/bscolumns]

Want to learn more about the 2019 Ford Ranger and other midsize truck options in Scottsboro AL? Contact a member of the Harbin Automotive sales team today.