2019 Ford Ranger Chassis Cab: Spied

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With the all-new 2019 Ranger slated to go on sale by the end of the year, you can bet Ford is looking to promote the new mid-size pickup truck across all the possible consumer markets, which includes fleet and commercial buyers. No matter what small diesel or gas engine Ford puts under the hood — or possibly a hybrid powertrain — fuel efficiency is likely to be a high priority for those shopping in this class. Here's what one of our spy shooters just sent us:

"Offering a box-delete option on the new 2019 Ford Ranger would be a direct answer to the Chevrolet Colorado, which has offered such an option since 2015. A Ranger chassis-cab model would be a direct competitor to the boxless Chevy Colorado in the battle for the blossoming mid-size work-truck market in North America.

"The pickup prototype caught here is just what one would expect from a Ranger chassis cab: a base XL trim with steel wheels in the SuperCab configuration to offer the most flexibility for a custom box design.

"Upon its initial introduction in January at the Detroit auto show, the 2019 Ranger was shown as a SuperCrew cab with a 5-foot short bed or a SuperCab with a 6-foot bed."

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No matter what small diesel or gas engine Ford puts under the hood — or possibly a hybrid powertrain — fuel efficiency is likely to be a high priority for those shopping in this class.

@Mark Williams

Thanks for the update, but I disagree with the above comment. In fact all of the trucks in this particular class get similar gas mileage. Commercial buyers are much more likely to be focused on build quality, durability and ease of service/maintenance.

and another thing...is there ANYBODY at the Big 3 (plus 2) who cares about the way these mid-sizers actually look?

With the exception of the Honda Ridgeline, they are ugly. Toyota has tweaked the Tacoma and updated its looks a bit. The Frontier, midsize GM Twins, and the proposed but still not in showrooms Ford Ranger are butt ugly. What gives.

The major manufacturers all have decent looking half ton and HD pickups, I just cannot understand why the compacts have to be so damned homely.

man i agree that is one ugly truck

I'm interested to see how quickly this truck overtakes the GM twins in sales.

I'm interested to see how quickly this truck overtakes the GM twins in sales....Posted by: redbloodedxy | Jul 16, 2018

@redbloodedxy

Does not matter. What matters is the way that the 2.3 ten speed will overtake the players in this market regarding its performance. 300/300 (hp and torque) when combined with a flat torque curve and a ten speed trans will mean the Ranger should smoke the competition at traffic lights. Now Ford just needs to get it into showrooms. Soon. Please.

That looks like a way to get a useful bed on a new pickup. After seeing how high the bedsides of the Colorado are and the Ranger appear to be I gave up and bought a 2008 Ranger to have something useful for chores. One with fold down sides like the Japanese trucks could be really useful.

@walt

Flat bed?

I was thinking the very same thing. What about a seat-delete option and just make it a single-seater?

Boost the dry storage capacity and give you the honest option of telling annoying hitch hikers that there's no room for free-riders.

Wow the sophomaniac is at it again...four of seven comments LOL. It's the papajim show

@Rob

Why not learn a new fancypants word this week. Then your vocabulary will DOUBLE. Just think how exciting that will be.

so there getting rid of cars at Ford, so they can slap a Taurus front end on it and call it a Ranger! Yuck. That thing is hideous and already 8 years outdated. Gm twins and Tacoma have no worries

"man i agree that is one ugly truck" ---- Posted by: Ford Rules

Nope. It looks reasonably aerodynamic and just like nearly every other Ford BUT its full-sized trucks. I'm betting it will average better than 5mpg over the full-sized models, with limited exceptions.

It does look like a Tauras front end...wait, what does papajim think??

wait, what does papajim think?...Posted by: Rob | Jul 16, 2018

@Rob

I think you were lobotomized at an early age, but why does my opinion about that matter to you?

Lol learn a new word?? Why, it couldn't be better for you

I'm interested to see how quickly this truck overtakes the GM twins in sales.

Posted by: redbloodedxy | Jul 16, 2018 7:44:20 AM

For every Ranger sold , a F-150 doesn't.

I think there is just enough utility space on this truck for a ice cream cooler.

Papajim that's the problem here, nobody cares what your opinion is...nobody. Your definitely the know-it-all on this site. A guy can't even post an opinion without the sophomaniac responding. Every comment section is full of papajims wisdom and sophistication but in reality it's just nettling

Commercial buyers are much more likely to be focused on build quality, durability and ease of service/maintenance.

Posted by: papajim | Jul 16, 2018 7:09:20 AM

That sure rules out a Ford. Of course, if this truck gets 2-3 MPG more than it's closest competitor and the trucks intended use is for package delivery, then it stands a chance of selling.

I agree. I try not to post on this site, too many people like papajim. I couldn't even post a simple comment about the rising gas prices in my area without papajim trying to tell me I didn't know what I pay for gas but he does. Fruitcake.

Papajim spews garbage just like GARBAGE MOTORS COMPANY
HAHAHA HAHAHA
HAHAHAHAHAHA

Regular cab chassis cab and regular cab 7 ft bed would be appreciated.

I actually like the looks of the mid-sizers except the Ridgeline better then the in your face, flat front end, of the full size trucks.

Damn!, that's hideous!

HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA

I'm interested to see how quickly this truck overtakes the GM twins in sales.

Posted by: redbloodedxy | Jul 16, 2018 7:44:20 AM

For every Ranger sold , a F-150 doesn't.
Posted by: GMSRGREAT | Jul 16, 2018 10:18:04 AM


Wishful thinking by a gm fan, what is more likely to happen is a return to Ford outselling Gm in full-size trucks AND small trucks.


The vehicle most traded in on the Ranger will be the Colorado.

@ FrankinFl
So is Ford following GM with the Ranger?? The Ranger chassis cab? Just curious your logic on that

Yes. I think they should have done this sooner.

The vehicle most traded in on the Ranger will be the Colorado.

Posted by: frankinFL | Jul 16, 2018 12:30:47 PM

I don't see anyone trading in their current mid size truck for a new, unproven competitors model, especially a Ford. My statement of 1 Ranger sold equals 1 F-150 not sold stands.

The vehicle most traded in on the Ranger will be the Colorado.

Posted by: frankinFL | Jul 16, 2018 12:30:47 PM

I don't see anyone trading in their current mid size truck for a new, unproven competitors model, especially a Ford. My statement of 1 Ranger sold equals 1 F-150 not sold stands.

Ok I agree, just making sure your not just one-sided hypocrite like most on this site

@ GM's Did you not also predict aluminum trucks and turbo engines wouldn't sell.


"I don't see anyone trading in their current mid size truck for a new, unproven competitors model especially a Ford."

Posted by: GMSRGREAT | Jul 16, 2018 12:41:08 PM

Wow fellas in this comment section we have a all-knowing being (perhaps AI) that can tell what every small truck buying consumer in the US will not be doing this 2019..... LMFAO!!!

"My statement of 1 Ranger sold equals 1 F-150 not sold stands."

Posted by: GMSRGREAT | Jul 16, 2018 12:41:08 PM

Hey Ford, the authority in what your truck sales will be has spoken you might as well cancel the Ranger reintroduction!

BWAHAHAHAHA!!!!

I try not to post on this site, too many people like papajim.
Posted by: Tony | Jul 16, 2018

@Tony

If you don't want to post here please explain why you just did. Did the Russians make you do it?

Or did Rob do it? Is it hard for you and Rob to keep things straight? Or are you Rob on Mondays, and he's Tony on Tuesdays?

It is a problem when one guy, papajim, is posting more than half of the comments. This is called a nuisance. Brevity is the sole of white. Learn to make one comment. Then one or two followups at the most and move on. Nobody's got time for this many comments.

@Jeff

Please list all of the different ID's you've used since Day One here on PUTC. Failing to do so means your outrage is bogus.

Thank you. We are waiting.

@Jeff

Please list all of the different ID's you've used since Day One here on PUTC. Failing to do so means your outrage is bogus.

Thank you. We are waiting.

@Jeff

Please list all of the different ID's you've used since Day One here on PUTC. Failing to do so means your outrage is bogus.

Thank you. We are waiting.

Why did I post? Because your gas prices comment the other day was obsurd and I couldn't help but agree with Rob. So what am I paying today? I'll be headed to the pump later.
To assume Rob and I are the same is also absurd. Pretty funny though, your not as smart as you think you are

You can see papajim that Rob had a point. Also agree with Jeff, don't tell me your so naive to think we're all the same guy...

More options available on a midsize is one way to right size trucks again.

Nearly had a head on with a full size at the local Safeway center this weekend. Thing is it would of been red splattered all over that shiny brick of a front end 2018 Silverado because I was on my bicycle again.

Funny watching this guy try to park it. He had to swing wide into my lane, and even after I maneuvered out of his way, I did a quick look back and he was doing a sort of a 3 point turn just to get in the parking spot. To each there own. I'm all for this resurgence of midsize which is really the full size of past.

@ Angelo
Better get out of the way next time

Ya no offense but more than half the comments are from papajim. Look who the first comment came from on the next story...obsessed

Hey Ford, the authority in what your truck sales will be has spoken you might as well cancel the Ranger reintroduction!

BWAHAHAHAHA!!!!

Posted by: FullSize_only | Jul 16, 2018 1:05:14 PM

If you're arguing for the success of the Ranger, then you may need to change your commenting handle. Now I know you're not that intelligent so allow me to explain. You commenting name is "FullSize _only", and it exposes you as being either an idiot or a hypocrite.

Oh, one more thing.......BWAHAHAHAHA!!!!

@ Mark Williams
Service bodies very common. Payload here is 3000lbs. Do not know what it will be in the US
https://www.hidrive.com.au/full-canopy-service-body-dual-cab-utes/ford/ranger/dual-cab

Wishful thinking by a gm fan, what is more likely to happen is a return to Ford outselling Gm in full-size trucks AND small trucks.

Posted by: FullSize_only | Jul 16, 2018 12:27:29 PM

I'm sure you long for the good ole days when Ford out sold GM. When was that again? Anyhow, viewing the charts below reveals a continuing trend of coming up short to GM in pick-up sales. The Ranger is unlikely to change total sales figures as the Ranger will simply be an opportunity for owners to get out of their F-150.

http://cars.typepad.com/.a/6a00d83451b3c669e201bb09e72187970d-pi
http://cars.typepad.com/.a/6a00d83451b3c669e2022ad3801047200d-pi
http://cars.typepad.com/.a/6a00d83451b3c669e2022ad39fe266200b-pi

Ugly boring truck

It looks good to me. I don't mind the aero look.


Hey Ford, the authority in what your truck sales will be has spoken you might as well cancel the Ranger reintroduction!

BWAHAHAHAHA!!!!

Posted by: FullSize_only | Jul 16, 2018 1:05:14 PM

If you're arguing for the success of the Ranger, then you may need to change your commenting handle. Now I know you're not that intelligent so allow me to explain. You commenting name is "FullSize _only", and it exposes you as being either an idiot or a hypocrite.

Oh, one more thing.......BWAHAHAHAHA!!!!


Posted by: GMSRGREAT | Jul 16, 2018 2:58:06 PM


Seriously?? This is how a gm guy (maybe gal?) shows his intelligence? You make it easy for me.... Using your own logic what is an idiot and hypocrite with a user name "GMSRGREAT" doing commenting on a FORD Ranger article??

Wishful thinking by a gm fan, what is more likely to happen is a return to Ford outselling Gm in full-size trucks AND small trucks.

Posted by: FullSize_only | Jul 16, 2018 12:27:29 PM

I'm sure you long for the good ole days when Ford out sold GM. When was that again? Anyhow, viewing the charts below reveals a continuing trend of coming up short to GM in pick-up sales. The Ranger is unlikely to change total sales figures as the Ranger will simply be an opportunity for owners to get out of their F-150.

http://cars.typepad.com/.a/6a00d83451b3c669e201bb09e72187970d-pi
http://cars.typepad.com/.a/6a00d83451b3c669e2022ad3801047200d-pi
http://cars.typepad.com/.a/6a00d83451b3c669e2022ad39fe266200b-pi


Posted by: GMSRGREAT | Jul 16, 2018 3:12:33 PM


I dont long for any "good ole days" but i do remember the Ford Ranger outselling the Gm small trucks even with the Ranger being a much older design when it was put on ice back in 2011. Sure the those charts show Gm selling more all classes combined trucks but i mean it would be really embarrassing if 2 brands and 4 models they didnt outsell Ford's 1 model series. (no different than Silverado series/Sierra series, we have been thru this). Ford bringing back the Ranger will be more of a leveling the sales playing field between Ford and Gm and will in reality mean :

1 Ranger sold = 1 Colorado/Canyon unsold



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