Ford Releases the Real Prices for 2019 Ranger

Screen Shot 2018-08-14 at 8.22.13 AMA IIThe all-new Ford Ranger, set to debut later this year as a 2019 model, is now available for pre-order through Ford's official build-your-own pickup website, with pricing starting at $25,395, including destination, for an XL 4x2 SuperCab.

For those who have been keeping score, it was just last week that we noted reports that the U.S. Ranger configurator site went live with misinformation about the mid-size pickup truck's cab configurations and pricing, forcing Ford to shut down the site. We're told this time the numbers and configurations are real.

The Ranger will be offered only in SuperCab and SuperCrew configurations with a choice of 4x4 or 4x2 drivetrains, and a 6-foot or 5-foot bed. For those more fleet-minded, there will be a bed-delete option that will save buyers $300. For more information, visit Ford's Ranger site.

Here's how the 2019 Ford Ranger's pricing breaks down (all prices include destination):

4x2 SuperCab, 6-Foot Bed

  • XL: $25,395
  • XLT: $29,035
  • Lariat: $33,305

4x2 SuperCrew, 5-Foot Bed

  • XL: $27,615
  • XLT: $31,210
  • Lariat: $35,480

4x4 SuperCab, 6-Foot Bed

  • XL: $29,555
  • XLT: $33,035
  • Lariat: $37,305

4x4 SuperCrew, 5-Foot Bed

  • XL: $31,775
  • XLT: $35,210
  • Lariat: $39,480

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T6 Ranger introduced in 2011. 2019 North American Ranger is nice looking truck. Specifications look competitive to current midsize trucks.
Pricing is disappointing. Too high.
Trim levels and options are disappointing to me. Ranger does cover the core needs of buyers, just not compelling to conquest Tacoma, Ridgeline, or Colorado/Canyon buyers into a Ford.
I'm happy Ranger is back. Just hoping Ford does better job with Bronco.

@tntgmc You only talk about what you find that agrees with your opinion. When you cherry pick your facts they are no longer facts. It takes a real man to admit the world is.not always the way he wants into be. But yes 2.7 will out run 6.2 in real life. And yes GM has now started down the turbo path.

Wow!!! I love it!!! Is that the new Taurus based pickup that everyone has been raving about?? I am going to trade my F250 in on one of these as soon as they hit the sales lots. They have a feminine flavor to them which Chris and I just love!

If a decently equipped Lariat 4x4 has an MSRP of $42k and high volume dealers sell it for $37k it will be a steal. This truck will get 25-26mpg HWY 4x4 and out accelerate/tow/ haul every other current mid sized truck by a long shot. Look for this to dethrone the Tacoma in sales year #1.

@ FIF

Find me facts that proves me wrong then genius.

Like I said, u dont prove anyone wrong. U spew lies!

Again, stop posting u sound like a child ranting nonsense!!

But yes 2.7 will out run 6.2 in real life.


Posted by: frankinFL | Aug 14, 2018 8:37:28 PM

Hahaha! You mean in your alternate reality. Too funny.....LOL!

@ GMSRGREAT

They guy is delusional! U give him facts he makes up excuses.

He is an absolute child when it comes to debates. He probably one those guys who still thinks Hilary Clinton won! What a tool!

@rntgmc You know I am right and you are wrong but you are to arrogant to admit it. Or maybe not man enough.

@ tntgmc You are a bench racer full of theory . You should grow a set and try running your truck against another. We both know you want it would scare you silly. where I live if say you can it not so till you prove it in real life. I have seen the proof I don't need the internet.

@ FIF

Do u understand English. Show me proof. FACTS!

LMFAO... U are too mindless to even understand that!

I'm not wrong. I'm right. I Showed u facts. I'm not arrogant, just confident in what I know is true...big difference

Unlike u who is a liar, thinks he is right, but isn't.


Tell Mr. Florida. How come no other ford guy has backed u on this "claim" of yours........I'll tell u BC they know your 100% wrong!

I'm going to bed, tired of listening to some middle age half wit rant about his Hodge Podge bar talks...

Wow, I just went on the site and was able to tune one up to over $46,000!

I’d like to go back in time to when they discontinued the ranger and let everyone know that one day the ranger would be back and you could purchase one for nearly $50K!

""Wow, I just went on the site and was able to tune one up to over $46,000!

I’d like to go back in time to when they discontinued the ranger and let everyone know that one day the ranger would be back and you could purchase one for nearly $50K!""

Don't forget to add that it would be automatic only. Hardly would have surprised me that year, as 2011 was the first year that the manual was axed from superdutys.

Still no facts. All talk no show.

The prices in this segment are getting out of control.

The prices in this segment are getting out of control.
Posted by: MLS956 | Aug 15, 2018

@mls956

No doubt.

It's a big mistake in my opinion. The whole compact truck segment since the 1970s has been built around value and functionality.

The opposite extreme is the Honda midsizer that nobody buys. Presently the very obsolete Nissan Frontier still sells pretty well because it delivers quality and value at a low price.

So, if i option out a Lariat Ranger, it is gonna cost me around $44k. Or i can get a optioned out Ridgeline for $39k if i shop around. Ford will have to discount the Ranger by $5k to make it competitive with the Ridgeline, plus i have to give up sunroof, heated steering wheel, power rear window, huge trunk, and the great ride, drive and handling of the Ridgeline? Doesn't seem like the Ranger is a winner if you want a nice mid-size truck....they may be more competitive in the $27k range, though.

Most of the cost of a truck is in the R&D, testing, certifications and labor to manufacture. As for material costs, there is likely very little difference between an F150 and a Ranger. Since Ford will likely sell a lot more F150s, the amortized cost per vehicle is probably less than for a Ranger.

Therefore, it is in Ford's best interest to sell you an F150 instead of a Ranger. They make more profit on the larger truck. The Ranger will mostly be a placeholder for folks who want a Ford truck that will fit in their garage. Like the convenience store Coke that fits your cupholder, you pay more for convenience.

Ford may sell some of the $26k trucks to fleets like Orkin, but i doubt they will sell too many of the base models to the general public, especially with the Frontier still being the value leader of the base trucks.

@Longboat

I optioned out a lariat for over $46K. This is way too much! Tacoma can get way up there too. So what recourse do us working guys have when we can't even get into the "Least Expensive" segment at a reasonable price?

The entire compact truck value-proposition falls apart at this point.

The only reason that Nissan can compete with their Frontier is price. The investments they made developing the Frontier were amortized 10 years ago.

There 's a reason that Ford and GM are relying on face-lifted trucks like the new Ranger, and the GM midsize twins, to offer a 2012 T6 or a 2011 Brazilan S10 and calling it a new truck.

The math just does not work.

Ordered a Colorado. I like the looks of the Ford but I just don't trust that engine to hold up if I do any towing over long distances (like with a camper from PA to FL and back on a bi-annual basis.) The Colorado's V6 with the same HP and torque simply wouldn't be working as hard.

Yes, I did use the site to get pricing and the pricing is very similar between the Ranger and the Colorado. My issue is with trust and I simply cannot trust Ford to have the longevity I require. No Ford I have owned has lasted over 90,000 miles without major breakdowns.

"ANNNND for 4 to 6K more, (roughly 10 to 15%) maybe less depending on incentives,"
--- True.

"I can put you into a full size truck that has A LOT more HP,"
--- or not...

"interior room,"
--- wasted space...

"cargo capacity,"
--- almost never used...

"and actually does tow all at nearly the same MPG."
--- until loaded. Sure, the ecoboost does generate a lot of power in that tiny engine but compared to a N/A V6 at the SAME horsepower ratings, the turbo sucks more gas under equal loads. It's only when empty that the turbo saves more gas than the N/A. This has been proven right on this site multiple times.

"But yes 2.7 will out run 6.2 in real life. And yes GM has now started down the turbo path." --- Posted by: frankinFL

Yeah. Too bad it's a 2.3 not a 2.7, hmmm?

@Vulpine

Is the new Colorado a 6 speed (or 8?). I think you'll appreciate the 3.6 motor. We had a GMC Acadia with the 3.6 and never wanted for smooth and impressive horse power. Because the Acadia weighed 5k pounds it got SUV mileage around town but got amazing FE on the interstate.

@Papajim: I went for the 8-speed since the 9-speed in my wife's Jeep is doing so well. I expect it will need some training in my driving style but anticipate no issues. The 3.6 is a descendant of the 3.8 I had in my '96 Camaro so again don't anticipate any significant problems outside of difficulty in replacing spark plugs when that time comes due. I also expect reasonable economy, probably better than EPA rating since I don't drive 80mph all the time. At 300 horses, it's 100 horses more than the Camaro and should be enough to comfortably tow any camper the wife and I elect to purchase. Meanwhile, it will actually be more truck than I really wanted in size but the need for towing ultimately made the Colorado the best available choice.

The 3.6 is a descendant of the 3.8 I had in my '96 Camaro

@Vulpine.

No. The high feature V6 is a clean sheet design, a 60° 24-valve design with aluminum block and heads introduced in the last 15 years or so. The 3.8 GM V6 was a 90 degree cast iron two-valve six cylinder that derives from a GMC six from the 1960s.

There's really no relation between the engines except that GM made them and they displace about the same volume.

No relationship. Be happy. The 3.6 is a superior engine and remains one of the best choices available for the job at hand.

Not going to argue, PJ. Looking forward to delivery either via dealer exchange (there's one almost exactly as ordered barring a few accessories about 100 miles away) or direct order from Chevy.

@ vulpine

Congrats on buy. Hope it gives u many years of pleasure. 3.6L is an excellent engine.

TNT, so sorry you continue to defend the twins, man it just keeps going on and on.....

Expensive. They should have priced this just above the Frontier if they wanted to compete on pricing. I'm sure they'll still sell well though.

Not going to argue, PJ. Looking forward to delivery either via dealer exchange (there's one almost exactly as ordered barring a few accessories about 100 miles away) or direct order from Chevy. Posted by: Vulpine | Aug 15, 2018

@vulpine

Be sure to tell us how it goes. Was there one key feature, or was there anything from the test drive, that really made the sale?

Over $25k for a 2 door base model???? MouahaHAHAHHAHAHAHAHA .... ford dropped a turd.

Know wonder the Nissan Frontier that is 13+ years long in the tooth are still selling big numbers they are sub 20k on their base and Nissans base makes fords base at those prices look mickey mouse!
Ford screwed the pooch on this one... near $40k to the top model not counting the insane ranger raptor to come later.. what $70? Keep it... and your F stock that has fallen each year , every year for the past 6yrs!! LOL

I’ll say this, my 2011 frontier is running fine (knock on wood). The 4.0 is a fantastic torquey engine. Yeah the five speed doesn’t help the fuel but the gear ratios are really nice. I don’t see any reason to move from a perfectly functioning, paid for truck to an overpriced new idea. Some of these newer midsize trucks are in the base luxury care price range.

@ Nitro....aka broken record

I.don't need to defend any GM truck

U go ahead and defend this Taurus truck that only offers a 4 cylinder

And your fire-150s that catch a blaze. Their really hot right now, go out and buy one....get it really cheap

Every time u respond its the same garbage. I truly think u and frank are related

Why couldnt Ford have just swapped the old 4.0 SOHC for the newer 3.7 in the (old or) new Ranger?

This is Ford were talking about, gone are the days of them making a quality product, or giving the customer what they want instead of trying to squeeze every penny from our pockets. Why update the old ranger with new engines to give it better MPG's if that might make people buy rangers instead of their cash cow F150's?

"Screw the decades loyal customers, give us money"
-Ford Motor Company 2010-present.

Big loser here. Toyota, Chevrolet, and Nissan ALL offer manual transmissions for their mid-sizers. I guess the Ranger is for girls.

tntgmc. You're right, the Camaro with a 6.2 beat the Stang with a 5.0 and It's on Ford for not having anything bigger in displacement. Good for gm.

Some of these newer midsize trucks are in the base luxury car price range...Posted by: MLS956 | Aug 15, 2018

@MLS956

I've been beating that drum for a while.

Dropping $40k plus for a six cylinder compact truck makes my head spin. It was not that many years ago when a really nice compact pickup with an auto and nice seats could be had around $30k.

Today $30k is the entry-level half ton truck, but at least you're getting half ton capability at that point.

The compact trucks need to deliver a lot more (diesel?) if these companies want to get the big bucks.

""Big loser here. Toyota, Chevrolet, and Nissan ALL offer manual transmissions for their mid-sizers. I guess the Ranger is for girls.""

And soyboys and disabled vets, although I make exceptions for the latter. Yes, you can get a manual Colorado-canyon, but only 4cyl/2wd. I could live with a 4 banger, but up here in Alaska a 2wd truck is a joke.

But at least jeep is rolling out their wrangler pickup for those few real men still out there.

"Be sure to tell us how it goes. Was there one key feature, or was there anything from the test drive, that really made the sale?" ---- Posted by: papajim

If I had to claim one key feature, I'd have to say it was front leg room behind the wheel. While I may be average sized, my wife is very long-legged, standing at 6' tall. Over the years, we've gone to auto shows and compared all the smaller and even larger trucks. You'd be surprised at how many of even the full-sized models are too cramped for her behind the wheel. Yet, weirdly, her tiny Fiat 500 and later her Jeep Renegade has all the room she wants and the wheel never touches her thighs. So legroom behind the wheel was critical in the event she has to drive it because her car is in the shop (which hasn't happened yet.)

There were other factors, though. You know I don't like big trucks and one of their worst factors is their width, especially on narrow country roads where a meet between two full-sized pickups have them BOTH putting their off-side wheels in the grass. At about 10" narrower, the mid-sizer reduces that issue and can squeeze through places a full sized truck can't go.

After that, it was the doors of the extended cab. Fortunately most of the mid-sizers kept the clamshell style, or 'suicide doors' for the back, which makes accessing the floor of the back seat much easier when loading/unloading and doesn't have you walking around the front-hinged back door that GM and RAM have put onto their full-sized models. Much as I like the look of the Ram full-sized truck, I'd never buy their extended cab because of that stupid decision. They could have kept the B-pillar and still had 'suicide doors' on it.

Finally, it came down to engine choice. I realize the Ford's Ecoboost engine offers as much (or more) horsepower and torque as the Chevy V6 but I'm concerned about the engine's longevity under load. While for everyday driving the Ecoboost would have served well, the wife and I are considering some form of travel trailer and I don't trust the tiny turbo-four to handle long runs with that kind of drag on the tail. Most of you here argue loudly about how the turbos have the power but lose the economy under load and I've watched for myself how even the turbo diesels will blow on a grade, often starting an engine fire in the process. Oh, turbos are good, but their reliability is still questionable under heavy loads. The Colorado's towing limit is 7000# which, while a turbo-four could certainly get it moving more quickly, could possible overheat on a long grade under that load. I prefer reliability over power.

And that touches a personal issue; I've never had long-term luck with any Ford I've owned. Oh, my little Ranger performed alright for me but to need the hydraulics rebuilt on the clutch in less than 20K miles? Even my '90 F-150 needed an exhaust manifold due to a very obvious crack (turned out to be broken) before I could register it when I bought it at barely 100K miles on it. My GMs and Chrysler/FCA products never did that to me. I know people love their Fords but how many original owners really keep them more than 6 years or so? My old Camaro managed over 160,000 miles before it died and my little Saturn Vue was over 140,000. I keep my cars. I want them reliable.

"Dropping $40k plus for a six cylinder compact truck makes my head spin. It was not that many years ago when a really nice compact pickup with an auto and nice seats could be had around $30k. Today $30k is the entry-level half ton truck, but at least you're getting half ton capability at that point. The compact trucks need to deliver a lot more (diesel?) if these companies want to get the big bucks." ---- Posted by: papajim

--- I agree; I don't like paying that much for a truck... ANY truck. But car prices across the board have risen to ridiculous levels. Finding something less than $20K that's not a stripper is almost impossible. $30K is the new $20K, if you know what I mean. And it's obvious that people are willing to pay that much and more to get what they want.

Oh, and I'm NOT paying the $40K. With discounts, incentives and a "Conquest bonus", I'm down to about $36K. Not great, but it keeps me under that $40K.

A perspective on maintaining your new Chevy pickup.

I would change the auto trans fluid, differential fluid (and keep an eye on the power steering fluid) at 10k miles or even sooner if the Owner's Manual says to.

Once you get the original fluids out, the replacement intervals in the manual should be good enough.

Check and see if GM equipped your particular model with a locking rear end. My truck came with an Eaton M-Locker, but the trucks they're building now probably have some kind of E-locker.

They want clean fluid. The gears in the diff will shed some metal particles on the first few thousand miles because they're new. You don't want that crap laying around in the diff very long. The replacement is easy to do yourself and the fluids are cheap.

The auto trans and the diff should last forever if they go through a good break-in and get clean fluid when needed. Even with towing loads.

The power steering pump ditto. If the power steering fluid starts looking dark early in the life of the truck (before 10k miles) I'd make a point of it with the dealer's service dept. Keep that fluid looking either clear, or golden color and it will last a lifetime.

I'd recommend GM AC Delco fluids even if they cost a little more. Not the case with motor oil however.

Just the trans and diff (and power steering). Very little difference in the long term expense and the components will last a lifetime if they get broken in right

@ PJ
wow once in a while you do post something worth reading and i agree with what you posted and will add two more, change your engine oil at 1,000 miles, and in that 1,000 miles drive it like you stole it break in on motors in the 1st 1,000 miles is crucial to the rest of it's life

Should I laugh or cry?

Lots of maintenance on those chevys, glad I have a Ford Diesel. Change oil/filters once a year-no issues.

@Nitro

remind me not to buy one of your abused vehicles.

"Check and see if GM equipped your particular model with a locking rear end. My truck came with an Eaton M-Locker, but the trucks they're building now probably have some kind of E-locker." ---- Posted by: papajim

••• Specifically ordered that, so not a concern. As for break-in, I disagree with FRGD. What I do, however, is go through that first thousand miles pretty quickly... like within one week. For me, the best break-in is a long run to help everything settle into place. I've done this with every one of my cars bought new since my '96 Camaro and achieved good reliability. Besides, I enjoy driving. I can agree with fluid changes though I admit I've never changed either transmission or differential fluids before schedule and never had any trouble with them in that way. I do have a shop I go to for most of that sort of work (outside of dealership) since the HOA where I live doesn't permit driveway mechanics.

Depending on the factory tires, I may even change those out right away as I really like the Bridgestone A/T Dueler Rev/2 for both on- and off-road performance. I won't be riding the trails with this truck but I spend enough time in dirt, mud and snow that a good all-around tire is recommended. Will have a lot to learn about the truck's capabilities so may be pushing some of its handling and performance limits early on (that doesn't mean driving it like I stole it, though.)

nothing wrong with those Bridgestone tires for sure. I would keep the OEM tires on the truck until some tire store is having a great deal on the Bridgestones in hopes of saving a few bucks.

The reason I harped on the fluids is because

A it's cheap insurance
B you mentioned that you'll be doing some towing

If your truck came with a locker, it's important to follow their break in routine.

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