Spied: 2019 Ford Ranger Crew Cab

Ranger BW 1 II

Sightings of the 2019 Ford Ranger are becoming more prevalent as we get closer to the release of a new Ford Bronco SUV and new Ranger mid-size pickup truck. Sizing up the U.S. mid-size Ford pickup is difficult because of the camouflage, but we have a pretty good idea about the rounded body panels and overall look. Here's what our spy photographers have sent us. 

"Today we caught up to the 2019 Ford Ranger mule getting in some high-altitude testing in Colorado.

"Ford is testing the U.S.-bound Ranger ahead of the truck's reintroduction to the states; it's scheduled as a 2019 model. While it's hard to tell if it will look much different than the Ranger sold globally, we expect typical Ford truck cues in a smaller package.

"The North American version may wear its own unique, more rugged styling as global markets seem to prefer more aerodynamic, carlike styling for pickups.

"Expect a full complement of EcoBoost four- and six-cylinder engines and perhaps a diesel. Ford may use the direct-injected twin-turbo EcoBoost V-6 as the premium choice. Ford's new 10-speed automatic transmission, co-developed with GM, is also expected to make a debut in the mid-size.

"Naturally, expect two-wheel drive to be standard, with part-time four-wheel drive available as an option. The Ranger should be unveiled sometime in late 2018."

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Comments

me no likey, Ford doesn't need this, keep winning with real trucks..

The part-time 4wd option sounds old hat.

Why not offer an AWD option instead? It's going to be a suburban grocery getter anyway.

Sorry Ford, I only want a small Ford and will be buying used from now on. Ford messed up by dropping the small Ranger and going for big and huge and costly! Way to go by gouging the public!

7 years to late! Better luck next decade Furd!

Not enough F150 DNA in it

Why not offer an AWD option instead? It's going to be a suburban grocery getter anyway.
Posted by: papajim | May 3, 2017 7:37:32 AM

F150s are over stressed doing that now, be lucky if you could haul women's finger nail paint in this Ranger's bed without putting holes in the bed and headlights pointing at the sky.

me no likey, Ford doesn't need this, keep winning with real trucks..

Posted by: Nitro | May 3, 2017 7:31:08 AM

Ford is too late to the game as usual. Both of Ford's full size trucks appears to have peaked in sales. It's all down hill from here.

I like the lines of this pickup, hope it has rear independent suspension.

Nice looking truck. This will do well. There are quite a few new Colorados on the road where I live and this will be a nice addition to the midsize market.

Nice concept but still will never outsell the Tacoma.

On the internet forums i haven't read about people wanting another mid-size. Lighter weight lower msrp is what i have read.
My guess is it will weigh as much as the F150. How will it get better real world gas mileage?.

I hope GM hears the people and brings back the S-10. I want their solid engines under my hood. 2800lb-3400 curb weight sounds appealing - and a low msrp.

We would better off if they took a Sawsall to the back of an Explorer.

Although I am a proponent of a smaller truck for this market, I like the design so far. The belt line is high on this truck, but not as exaggerated like on the GM twins.

Looks like the global Ranger... which isn't necessarily a bad thing...

Global Ranger is fine. I would be satisfied with the Global Ranger as it is.

For some reason I think Ford will do much better than the other two dorks that got rolled by some Car Company. Look at the engine options the Ranger already has..

Nice concept but still will never outsell the Tacoma.


Posted by: dale milner | May 3, 2017 9:36:19 AM

Ford isn't worried about Toyota. Their F-Series decimates all.

@gms, sorry you are so worried about this truck, now ford would have to combine all these trucks and continue to win, while you guys would continue to loose, I do not like the small pickup segment, and Ford doesn't need it anyway, as seen in all the articles about how they are number 1. GM though needs all the help they can get which is why they have so many truck lines to be able to compete.

The Ranger doesn't have to outsell the Tacoma as long as the Ranger is profitable. Volume does not always mean that a product is making money. Ford is retooling an existing plant to manufacture Rangers and Broncos. Toyota is vulnerable in that the Tacoma hasn't changed much in over 10 years and the Tacoma is selling on its reputation which is good but so is Ford's.

Lets keep it simple, like keeping the cost down by offering 2-3 engines, we do not need a "full complement of motors" like the op stated. A regular 4 and the turbo 2.7 would be enough. stick a stinking deisel to satisfy the smoke rollers. AWD is a must, tired of spinning my wheels on wet paint at intersections.
Keep it like the foreign version, do not like/need a brick going down the road like the full size Fords and Chevy's. It also does not need to compete against the twins in towing. Keep it light and tow 5k and keep the gas mileage up...

I would have already bought one of the twins but gas mileage is the same as the truck i drive now.

Lets keep it simple, like keeping the cost down by offering 2-3 engines, we do not need a "full complement of motors" like the op stated. A regular 4 and the turbo 2.7 would be enough. stick a stinking deisel to satisfy the smoke rollers. AWD is a must, tired of spinning my wheels on wet paint at intersections.
Keep it like the foreign version, do not like/need a brick going down the road like the full size Fords and Chevy's. It also does not need to compete against the twins in towing. Keep it light and tow 5k and keep the gas mileage up...

I would have already bought one of the twins but gas mileage is the same as the truck i drive now.

Having already seen one of these in Mexico two years ago, I can safely say that it is too close in size to an F-150, so I've already purchased an F-150. I predict great disappointment when people realize that this Ranger is NOT the old Ranger.

Don't see GM losing any profits, neither is Ford or FCA. Again you don't have to be No 1 to make a profit. Sales of most vehicles have been going down over the last few months. GM is shedding Vaxhall and Opel which should help the bottom line. What is wrong with all the manufacturers making a profit? Ford is not the only one that employs workers.

Frank and Nitro, What will be cool is when this truck steals the 2019 Silverado's thunder at the Detroit Auto Show in January. GM and the fanboys are not going to be happy.

Both of Ford's full size trucks appears to have peaked in sales. It's all down hill from here.

Posted by: GMSRGREAT | May 3, 2017 8:24:22 AM
Say there not so great , speaking of down hill as in nose dive trajectory, did you purposefully ignore the April and YTD sales numbers of your shakers??? Now there's a problem, can't hardly give those turds away.

Ford will need a very special product to eclipse the Ridgeline, GM twins the Frontier and the Tacoma.

The mid size trucks just don't offer enough differentiation over half ton trucks to make a good business case. The only real success story in the crowd presently is the ten year old Frontier.

Honda end up killing the Ridgeline in another year or two if sales don't really improve. RAM was smart staying out of the midsize race.

Now there's a problem, can't hardly give those turds away.
Posted by: FXDX1450 | May 3, 2017 12:07:15 PM

@FXDX1450

GM sold well over one million trucks in the last two years. Some "problem"

Papa seems to miss the loss of market share over the years, maybe the bankruptcy in 08 has scattered your mind since us taxpayers have been paid back....oh wait we havent, and have not forgot.

I still think the midsize segment will be dead in 5 years except for the tacoma. Makes sense for toyota, the rest, not so much.

I wouldn't bet for it but I wouldn't bet against Ford outselling the Taco. Ranger outsold the Taco not too long ago in 2004. Taco sold 191k last year in 2016. Ford easily outsold Taco's 2016 number from 1997 to 2003.

Ford Ranger will easily outsell the Ridgeline and Colorado though.

@Nitro

GM's market share?

Bill Ford would give his eye teeth to have the customer loyalty that GM customers have given to Chevy and GMC over the years.

I don't think your going to see an ecoboost V-6. That's already the premium engine for the F-150. Ecoboost 4 cylinder makes a lot more sense for something of this size and capability.

Frank and Nitro, What will be cool is when this truck steals the 2019 Silverado's thunder at the Detroit Auto Show in January. GM and the fanboys are not going to be happy.

Posted by: Dave B. | May 3, 2017 11:31:03 AM

HaHaHa...............HHAAAA ,HHAAAA.....LOL. That was a good one, who are you really, Jim Carrey.

Frank and Nitro, What will be cool is when this truck steals the 2019 Silverado's thunder at the Detroit Auto Show in January. GM and the fanboys are not going to be happy.

Posted by: Dave B. | May 3, 2017 11:31:03 AM


We need not to worry, RAM is already stealing that junk's thunder.

No way that this truck will steal any thunder. Looks exactly the same as the global ranger that has been out for YEARS. Seriously was hoping for something different with some style for the North American market. Guess that's too much to ask. Nice try Ford. BTW those tail lights are way to big for this size of truck.

Global Ranger is fine. I would be satisfied with the Global Ranger as it is.

Posted by: Don | May 3, 2017 10:09:25 AM

As I own a global Ranger, I can testify this is the exact same body. So this makes me wonder if Ford will either just use the same global version body but only improve under-pinning's/power plants, gadgets, cabin, 10-speed etc etc OR this is only a mule to test power plants & distract everyone from the real final product body design...mum.

Either way will be fine as the current global version is already a fantastic product in itself.

I'm hoping for the global ranger. I don't need the full capability of a 1/2 ton pickup, but I do need room for 4 people between 5'10" and 6'1" to sit in it. I do need to haul bark or topsoil on occasion or haul some junk to the dump. I would like to be able to tow a 3000-4000 lb boat/trailer. In addition I would like to be able to park in Puget Sound urban lots and be able to open the doors. The 1/2 ton pickups are too wide and have too long of doors to accomplish this.

Too big. I can see that by comparing to the vehicles around it. There is no reason it should be so much taller than that Volvo sitting next to it in that last photo.

@Lionel,
Right it is exactly the same body.
" North American version will wear it's unique more rugged body"
What a load of PR waffle.It was actually previewed in Australia, several months ago.
My feeling with Pickups and SUV's starting to slide in numbers, new Midsizers will tank, as people will want to retain their older vehicles.
Ranger and Bronco are being introduced at the wrong time of the cycle. Economic slowdown will affect used vehicle prices as well making them cheaper.

@Road Whale
They are all that size, Globally. Only exception would be the unibody mini Pickups from Brazil/ Mexico

FXDX1450
GM sold well over one million trucks in the last two years. Some "problem"

Posted by: papajim | May 3, 2017 12:10:10

Here is the problem in the here and now ,not living in the past , that is steadily declining markets share a rather severe erosion even in the face of public fleet sale pricing. Stop living in the past.

@Soakee
How many times you tell people on this forum, that is going to as big as the 2003 F150, they still think it as big as the Old US Ranger.
To avoid confusion it should have been renamed the F100.
I think because it was designed and developed outside NA,it must be smaller.
Europeans use cut down Mercedes Sprinter sized "Pickups" they are not small. Vast numbers of Semi's. Trucks are large/ larger in Europe. Cars are smaller

@FXDX1450
It would appear the Economic downturn has started. Not a good time for introducing new product or retaining profits on current models

@ Robert Ryan; are you from down under too or a relative of the other old gizzer Big Al? I hope your doom gloom predictions will be more accurate as Big Al ate crow too often he gave up on his posting name hahaha!!; Ford sales are kicking butt & their aluminum investment is getting the attention of shaky GOVT motors who are now following.

But whether Ford made the right timing to bring back the Ranger & Bronco is anyone's guess...

But I believe Ford's investment into these two new products is minimal considering it's mostly burrowed from the current global Ranger that is well proven solid platform/design & the increase in sales worldwide certainly proves it. All the other new/added improvements for the US model are well proven/tested from the F150 (10 speed/power plants etc etc).

So we can safely agree or predict the new US Ranger will definitely be a much better product than the current global version which is already heaps & bound above shaky GOVT motors attempt.

My 2 cents...

It would appear the Economic downturn has started. Not a good time for introducing new product or retaining profits on current models. Posted by: Robert Ryan

@Robert, do you get out often? Do you read much?

Started???

North America endured a down economy for almost 10 years. Since November 2016, the American stock market broke out of a 2 year doldrums and hit new highs.

Market optimism drives economic growth every time. If you aren't moving new product into this market you aren't in the game. Just this week GM announced the addition of new assembly line capacity to meet demand for pickups.

In my area, housing permits just broke a record. Nothing equals excitement for guys who own pickups like a hot housing market. Whether the financing or the construction, either way it means great business conditions exist for selling trucks.

@Lionel
Currently Ford and GM is plummeting here. Going by build quality of imported US vehicles you are getting the worse end of the stick.
Ranger by far is their best seller. Rest? Pretty grim. Looking at GM and Ford fighting over 9-10th place. Big drop from when they were actually making them here

@papajim
It has another one coming up. Housing is going through the roof in Australia.( excuse the expression)
Vehicle purchases are slowing in the US, contrary to what GM is doing



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