2019 Ford Ranger Crew Cab: Spied

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We're getting a better idea of what the new mid-size Ford Ranger pickup truck will look like from our latest spy shots. The photos shown here indicate that at least one package could look even more aggressive than the Wildtrak trim that's popular in Australia and other global markets. That means it won't be nearly as small as the previous U.S. Ranger.

Interestingly, we're hearing the first Rangers will be the heart-of-the-market four doors and possibly be offered with a 3.2-liter I-5 turbo-diesel, but more cab and engine choices will follow soon after. Here's what our spy shooter just sent us.

"This is likely the 2019 Ford Ranger Wildtrak (which some are calling a baby Raptor), caught while testing in the southwestern U.S.

"This is the latest iteration of the next-generation, soon-to-be-Michigan-made Ranger. A popular 'ute' substitute in Australia, the Wildtrak gets added ground clearance and styling tweaks to make it stand out from the standard Ranger. Could this mean there's a Ranger Raptor in our future?

"In other markets, the Wildtrak can be had with a 3.2-liter diesel engine and from what we're hearing now, that engine is inside this one. That's making us think it will be offered on U.S. models at introduction, but the Ranger could be offered in several configurations to better compete with the popular Chevrolet Colorado and GMC Canyon.

"We expect to see the uncamouflaged 2019 Ranger next year."

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Comments

It's already falling apart, what's hanging down in the back?

Covered in cammo it doesn't look bad.

If Ford can sell these with a starting price around $19k for a stripped work truck, with prices topping out in the high 30s, there is a chance to make an impact.

The midsize market is already loaded with choices, Ford will be sadly mistaken if they're counting on a long list of buyers who've been chomping at the bit for a Ranger in name only.

What you see here is the next best selling mid size truck. It will be simply taking back the #1 spot it held for years.

More likely the price will start at $22,500 and top out near $50k

I'm hoping for 2.3 liter eb motor, but the rumor is that we'll see the 3.3 liter V6 mated to the 10 speed.

"Ford will be sadly mistaken if they're counting on a long list of buyers who've been chomping at the bit for a Ranger in name only."

Posted by: papajim

Hahahahaha!!!! Did you come up with this on your own?

Ford once again is too late chasing after market trends. DOA.

"Ford once again is too late chasing after market trends. DOA."

Posted by: GMSRGREAT

You are foolish to neglect to factor in folks who won't buy a Never-olet. Not after that epic bailout fiasco.

You are foolish to neglect to factor in folks who won't buy a Never-olet. Not after that epic bailout fiasco.

Posted by: redbloodedxy | Aug 23, 2017 1:25:26 PM

Agreed, foolish people will be the only buyers.

@gms, sorry you have to defend the twins again, I would be scared too if I were GM and you obviously are.

I do not like the looks of this truck so far, but then again I would never buy one. These are for people like Papa who also own a chevy aveo

Im hoping for the 2.7 ecoboost, but its probably to much power

It already looks Tough!

It already looks Tough!

Is this a Ranger or the new F-150? This truck is quite large.

"It's already falling apart, what's hanging down in the back?"

Its camo (skirt) to hide the suspension from spy shots.

Looks like it's been off-road as well.

Watch it outsell the Chevy Cholera within 2 years of its intro.

LOVE
FORD!

I was thinking of picking up a Canyon but this may be better.

I don't like getting a first year vehicle so hopefully this isn't too different than the international version.

More likely the price will start at $22,500 and top out near $50k

@Mackintire

If you smoke enough of this stuff they might even sell them at $70k. $40k is a tough nut, fifty k is not happening.

Unless you're talking about some inflated MSRP pricing, which is meaningless.

They have to compete with Nissan's new Frontier, Toyota, GM and potentially Jeep/RAM. Don't count on the 50k number being a real price.

It looks like a copy of a 2007-2013 Tundra crewmax

If you want more info checkout auto guide. They reported it as testing with 285/70-17 BFG all terrains and that the suspension had camouflage over it as well. Also more close ups
http://www.autoguide.com/auto-news/2017/08/ford-ranger-raptor-prototype-resurfaces-for-up-close-spy-photos.html

More junk from Junk Motor Company! This crap won't sell, Ford is 3 years to late!

It looks like a copy of a 2007-2013 Tundra crewmax

Posted by: LuCas | Aug 23, 2017 2:37:59 PM


Agreed nothing more than another copy cat vehicle from Ford.

Not much different to the ones you seeing driving around in Australia. You will not see a 4,900lb Wildtrack version. US Rangers will be a lot lighter more in the 4,000-4200lb range and will have mainly smaller Ecoboost engine options. Possibly the 3.2 Diesel as it already exists in the Transit
3.2 Diesel is the default engine in Australia, have seen some 2.2Diesels basic work versions running around but they are rare

@LuCas
You can get Ford Rangers like that with the off road tyres. What you will not get is the " low profile" Ranger a basic work ute with the 3000lb payload. They are lower in height than a normal Ranger

"The photos shown here indicate that at least one package could look even more aggressive than the Wildtrak trim that's popular in Australia and other global markets. That means it won't be nearly as small as the previous U.S. Ranger."

That doesn't make me happy.

There Chevy goes trying to copy Ford again. Oh wait, this would be Ford trying to copy Chevy!

@Roadwhale
The current Ranger WildTrack is heavier than a basic F150 at 4,900lb. Expect the Ranger to be at least as big as the Colorado.
Mercedes X Class will have a basic weight of 5100lb

When the 1984 Mazda B2000 came out it proliferated because it was $5950 out the door. 6' 2.5" bed length. Basic 2.0L carbureted, 5 speed manual, dual sport mirrors, sporty rims, rear bumper, no radio, .

The whole point is that my father and I didn't buy the Ranger because it cost more and didn't have a rear bumper, or any sportiness at all, no radio. It was upwards of $6700. It was a no brainer at time of purchase because for $700 more we would of gotten less. That's why Frontier is selling. Price, price, price.

I should of swapped out the B2000 engine 4 years ago when it threw a piston through the cast iron block. Surely would of been less money than anything now. Smoging it had me going in circles before it's death so I had no patience left. 320kmiles was enough. Rest in peace. All these new trucks with smaller beds, have had me thinking to just go buy something used, until someone comes up with a configuration at a price that I think is reasonable like back in '84. Yah and reaching over the side of the bed was easy. And sitting on the tailgate, your feet would actually touch the ground flat. I don't want to go back to '84, but my neighbor has a B2000, and he won't part with it since having a truck, even a basic one, he's figured is better than not having one. The B2000 wouldn't tow anything, but I don't tow, but I surely did a ton of handy man, and dirt biking, and skiing excursions with it. Its' gutless 2.0 liter was able to make it to Lake Tahoe with three guys in the cab (none of us over 180lbs), but required down shifting into 3rd gear at times to just keep it from going below 45mph on that hwy 50 portion at 6500' or so elevation. Sorry guys. I got carried away. Showing my age....

Ever notice, but I don't sense any women blog on this site or any others that I read. Would be interesting to get a women's opinion from time to time. I dated a lady who had an F150 because she had some rentals and realized having a truck was a convenience when frequenting the Hardware Lumber stores.

Not going to judge the Ranger until I actually see one that is in the market. I doubt that the MSRP will be below 20k but it might sell for less as deals can be had for Colorados/Canyons but not as much off as full size trucks. I don't doubt that the Ranger will be a good truck but a lot depends on the economy, fuel prices, and other outside factors that could be present when the Ranger is introduced.

"The current Ranger WildTrack is heavier than a basic F150 at 4,900lb. Expect the Ranger to be at least as big as the Colorado.
Mercedes X Class will have a basic weight of 5100lb"
----Posted by: Robert Ryan | Aug 23, 2017 5:16:52 PM

In other words, over a thousand pounds heavier than a 1990 F-150 long-bed. I have seriously hoped that someone in the Big Three would realize that today's trucks are simply too big. If the Hyundai comes out three feet shorter than the Colorado, I have a feeling it's going to make a bigger splash than anyone expects.

@Angelo Pietroforte--I doubt most women would feel welcome on this site, but yes I would welcome their view points. Papa jim would most likely tell them they do not know what they are talking about and that they should go back to women's work. I would say that since women do much of the choice of vehicles and many buy the vehicles that their opinion would be important. Just my opinion but I would never buy a vehicle without input from my wife since she would be driving the vehicle as well.

The midsize market is already loaded with choices, Ford will be sadly mistaken if they're counting on a long list of buyers who've been chomping at the bit for a Ranger in name only.
Posted by: papajim | Aug 23, 2017 12:34:34 PM

I always see comments from guys claiming they're waiting for the Ranger to finally come out. Unfortunately they're mostly excited about the new Ranger because they heard fanciful rumors that Ford is going to put the 2.7 Ecoboost V6 in it.

They're going to be very disappointed when it turns out that the top engine option is only going to be a detuned variant of the Mustang's inline 4 2.3L Ecoboost.

It's interesting to note that between 2006 and 2011, the Ford Ranger only sold an average of 68,800 trucks per year. A lot of those trucks were fleet sales destined for Orkin, Napa Auto, etc.

@Roadwhale
Reason the midsize are much heavier in Australia and outside NA is they take much heavier loads.
US version will be 4000-4100lb
A Millard Camper weighing 3000lb ( 1420kgon a Ford Ranger
http://www.caravancampingsales.com.au/editorial/reviews/2017/millard/millard-slide-on-59614/

With respect to women on this site:
Google's gotten itself into some hot water with respect to gender issues. Melissa Aquino chimed in on the internet this week, a chemical engineer by trade, and now a VP, with interesting gender story's from her career. She mentioned a statistic that said in 2018, in dual household incomes, 51% of the income will be from the lady.

@Brick. Interesting to note that is roughly the same yearly average for the last gen Colorado/ Canyon over the same period from the data I can find. I really don't see your point. All three of those trucks were dated even back then. In the hay day of the Ranger and S10, the Ranger usually outsold the s10 by a pretty good margin. I had both a 94 and a 99 Ranger. They were both rock solid. I also really liked the original ZR2. Great truck. I think when the Ranger arrives at the end of 2018 it will be very competive within the segment and will be a serious challenger to both the Colorado and Taco. I agree the 2.7eco is not likely. Too much engine. I see the 3.3 and 2.3 eco along with the small diesel the powertrain choices. The mustang 2.3 though can be tuned to produce some pretty big power numbers though.

This is going to be an awesome little truck. Glad Ford is actually putting some appropriate tires on this truck unlike the tiny meats on GM and Toyota.

JUNK, PURE JUNK. MORE CRAP FROM GARBAGE MOTORS ( AKA FORD ) SOMETHING WE DON'T NEED IS MORE OF THE FORD GARBAGE ON THE ROADS. ARE THEY GOING TO PUT WORKING BRAKES T ON THIS PIECE OF CRAP? HOW ABOUT A THROTTLE BODY THAT WORKS ?

I LOVE HEATERS! HAHAHA. GO EAT CROW GARBAGE MOTORS FAN GIRLYS. AND YEAH I HATE GARBAGE MOTORS (GM) CAUSE THEY BUILD GARBAGE LIKE THEIR NAME SAYS IT GARBAGE MOTORS AKA (GM). HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAH. AND I AM A TRUE FORD FAN AND I DON'T HIDE BEHIND A MOVILE DIVISE OR A COMPUTER TO POST UNDER A DIFFERENT USERNAME YOU KNOW WHY? BECAUSE I HAVE A BIG B=======D AND TWO BIG ⚾⚾.

Not me. A longtime Ford buyer, I remember in 2012 when Ford's CEO told us that we don't want a pickup smaller than the F-150. Specifically, if we didn't want an F-150, then we should drive a Focus. I've moved on.

SO F**K OFF GARBAGE MOTORS FAN GIRLYS.

The wheel well fender flares just need the rainbow colors painted on and it's ready for Frank and Chingon

Looks pretty good. Nicely sized. I like the sound of a diesel engine option. That should be released about the same time as the F150 diesel.

If in terms of dynamics, performance and reliability is capable of matching the competitors, then it will eat the market, because I assume that it will have the best looking and the highest quality interior and more gadgets than its competitors. Let's see what happens when it arrives to the market

Horrible rake!

Bed sits too high like the Colorado, not user friendly at all for the old people that will be buying these like the Colorado!

That's why Frontier is selling. Price, price, price. Posted by: Angelo Pietroforte | Aug 23, 2017

@Angelo

You nailed it. A new nicely equipped Frontier sells in the mid to high 20s in my area. It is the value price winner.

Ford cannot offer a small turbo-engined pickup in that mid 20s price range, in my opinion. A 2.5 gas engine will be pretty gutless if the thing weighs in north of 4,000 lbs.

If we can believe the pre-introduction hype we're seeing, the Ranger will weigh too much and be under powered for its size, or the engine/trans will make it too expensive.

Not a winning formula.

I LOVE CHEVY.

This does two things in my mind. First, it affirms what I've been saying which is, it's not always about price, it's about choice. While publicly Ford has been saying it's a price issue and they simply couldn't make a mid-size for anything less than what a 150 cost, GM has shown that it's not the cost, but instead giving customers a choice. The mid-size is what full-size used to be several years back. People don't always want a huge vehicle when they drive to the hardware store, or grocery store, or use as their daily commuter. As far as price, I don't see them getting this under 20K especially in the 2019 model year.

Second, I don't see this as people just wanting a Ranger nameplate. The bottom line here is this isn't the small no guts Ranger of yesteryear that I used to own. This is a new vehicle that will compete with head on with GM. It will be interesting to see how sales go. While small, there are people who want mid-size trucks. Heck, if I could get a slightly bigger diesel engine in one, I would buy a smaller sized truck (a 4.0L diesel would be a sweet spot). But until released or more information is released, we simply are guessing at what will and won't happen... and if nothing, the past guess work has shown our "experts" on this site are often proven dead wrong.



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