Towing Tech Will Give 2019 Ford Ranger a Competitive Edge

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It's likely we'll get a chance to drive the 2019 Ford Ranger before the end of the year, and from the looks of Ford's latest video, we'll get to tow as well. To make towing with the Ranger safer, the blind spot detection technology used in the 2018 Ford F-150 also will be available for the new mid-sizer. The system can be configured to cover blind spots for both the truck and the trailer or just the truck.

Sensors for the radar-based system will be located in the new rear taillight setup and will use an icon in the sideview mirrors to alert the driver to vehicles approaching from behind. The system also allows owners to create and save three trailer profiles via the in-cab information display to better approximate the proper distances for alert activation. Pricing for this system has not been announced, but it will be standard on XLT and Lariat trim levels. The system on the F-150 has come under scrutiny because damage to the rear taillights can be expensive to repair given the complexity of the system's structure and sensitivity of the sensors.

The short video below shows exactly how the system works.

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Comments

@ Frank

Lol....sure u would Frank. In your dreams like everything else....excuses and dreams!!

And the whole article states that the camaro is the better car...heck its a supercar... And it was 2 yrs old at time and Ford just refreshed the mustang and it still couldn't win! That's even funnier!

Yet u are the guy who brags when an ecobust up in elevation wins against a NA 6.2L, where turbos clearly have advantage? Make up your mind

A win is a win....that's what the conversation was about? Correct?

If the mustang would have won, would u think differently Franky boy?? I bet u would....

BTW...u still owe me $100 for proving u wrong on the million mile 5.3L.....your laughable!

@ Frank

Lol....sure u would Frank. In your dreams like everything else....excuses and dreams!!

And the whole article states that the camaro is the better car...heck its a supercar... And it was 2 yrs old at time and Ford just refreshed the mustang and it still couldn't win! That's even funnier!

Yet u are the guy who brags when an ecobust up in elevation wins against a NA 6.2L, where turbos clearly have advantage? Make up your mind

A win is a win....that's what the conversation was about? Correct?

If the mustang would have won, would u think differently Franky boy?? I bet u would....

BTW...u still owe me $100 for proving u wrong on the million mile 5.3L.....your laughable!

So now this about Mustangs and camaros. When.the first Camaro sold Ford had already sold over 1'000'000 Mustangs. In 2018 Mustang 10 million, Camaro 5.5 million.

@ FIF

U would think selling that many mustangs, Ford would figure out a way to make it perform better and not be in the camaros rear view mirrors?

Wonder how many of those 10 million were 6 cylinder hertz rental cars?

1969 Plymouth Road Runner 426 Hemi — 5.1 seconds (tie) ...
1967 Ford GT40 Mark III — 5.1 seconds (tie) ...
1968 Dodge Charger 426 Hemi — 4.8 seconds. ...
1967 Chevrolet Corvette 427 — 4.7 seconds. ...
1964 Pontiac Tempest GTO — 4.6 seconds. ...
1963 Shelby Cobra 260 — 4.5 seconds. ...
1965 Shelby Cobra 427 — 4.3 seconds.

Nice try but Ford never built the Cobra, Carrol Shelby did.
Ford fans just like to take the credit for someone else's work.

@ tntgmc No that is not what I think. I think GM should try to build a Camaro people will buy. In case you don't know Camaro sales have gone down every year since 2011. The complete redo of the Camaro has not helped sales. I think GM will not invest more money and time to just have fewer sales. I think within 5 years the Camaro will be out of production.

Also The Mustang is a "pony car" which is a sporty car with broad appeal the Mustang still does this.pfetty good. The Camaro has been turned into something that does not appeal to a broad number of people. Unless the Camaro can find a.way to appeal to more people it is doomed. Which is kind of sad.

FIF

It is sad bc its twice the car than the mustang. That's what's sad. It performs as well as BMW or even a Porsche from the article.
Maybe people should cross shop more instead of just brand shopping?? U can say I'm a die hard GM fan, and i am now.

But when I was shopping for trucks I drove all 3, researched all 3, and the reliabilty, dependability was with GM. I haven't been more pleased. Sure I had an issue with one of my trucks, could I have lived with it..possibly, but GM stood behind me, took care of me. That why I have 3 GM vehicles in my garage.

I dont believe the camaro is going away any time soon.


BTW...did u know that the bullit mustang from the movie had to be heavily modified to keep up with the dodge charger in that movie. Educated people who know vehicles know this but to the common person they see this mustang outrun a black charger in the movie and think its the greatest pony car......when actually it wasn't! That is whats sad. Lies and propaganda are what drives Ford and people yo buy them

Have a good one.

1969 Plymouth Road Runner 426 Hemi — 5.1 seconds (tie) ...
1967 Ford GT40 Mark III — 5.1 seconds (tie) ...
1968 Dodge Charger 426 Hemi — 4.8 seconds. ...
1967 Chevrolet Corvette 427 — 4.7 seconds. ...
1964 Pontiac Tempest GTO — 4.6 seconds. ...
1963 Shelby Cobra 260 — 4.5 seconds. ...
1965 Shelby Cobra 427 — 4.3 seconds.

Nice try but Ford never built the Cobra, Carrol Shelby did.
Ford fans just like to take the credit for someone else's work.


Posted by: Fordsarejunk | Aug 10, 2018 10:05:11 PM

just like you GM humpers like to take credit for the Crappamax and the Allison

@ tntgmc It is also was that you get your facts wrong. There were several Mustangs used in the the movie. One of the Mustangs had an apparatus that allowed it to push the charger in some scenes. I don't care what you like but get your facts straight. I hope the Camaro does not go away . People do cross shop the Camaro once inside the car most people just want back out without driving it

@ FIF

I have my facts straight. The mustangs in that car chase scene were heavily modified to keep up with the big block charger. Look it up.

https://jalopnik.com/the-bullitt-mustang-wasnt-even-the-best-car-in-bullitt-1822934228

Here u go! Read

@ FIF

So I gave u time to read! My facts were not wrong. I was RIGHT! I'll give u a little advice. Dont call someone out unless u know what your talking about! Makes you look foolish!

Have a fantastic day

I could care less about this towing technology garbage. Ford offers the Ranger everywhere in the world with a manual transmission EXCEPT the U.S. Screw Ford, I would rather get a JL Jeep pickup or even a Tacoma.

Or just continue to drive my 75 F100 until my 97 Ranger is ready to go, which I could then start working on my 84 F250...and with all those thousands of dollars dumped into all 3 trucks still have lost less then buying brand new, and of course never have a need for another truck again.

@ Blueman,
The “Ford 9” “ is a Hotchkiss design, not a Ford one.
The additional pinion bearing support isn’t new or exclusive to Ford either.
Aftermarket 9” are about as far from the Ford 9” as a Merlin 632 is a Chevy Engine.
The Olds/Pontiac and Buick 9-3/8 (Hotchkiss, though Buick later went to a Salisbury style) has significant strength and efficiency advantages over the Ford design. Ford was just more plentiful.
Aftermarket housings and center sections took off because the stock Ford stuff was pretty weak by comparison.

An article about the Ranger and the tech it has (and it's competition doesn't have) has scared you losers into talking about how the Camaro is "better" than the Mustang. Get a life.

"I could care less about this towing technology garbage. Ford offers the Ranger everywhere in the world with a manual transmission EXCEPT the U.S. Screw Ford, I would rather get a JL Jeep pickup or even a Tacom"

A manual would be cool for sure. The problem is even Toyota achieves better mpg from a 6 speed auto than they do a 6 speed manual. The Ranger would likely be 2mpg less. It is a less desired transmission in today's world and it would hurt the corporate fuel economy. Their hands are kind of tied...

Last week I drove a 4cyl automatic '16 Tacoma on a 4 hour drive. 5th and 6th gear are barely 200rpm apart at 60mph. It downshifts at slightly more then cruising input, yet the 5-4 shifts were rather harsh and clunky, which happened a lot at highway speeds due to that anemic 4 banger. Also drove a v6 manual Tacoma last winter. Similar deal with the transmission: 4-5-6 gear are only 500rpm apart at 60mph, 5th felt rather useless.

Overall I really dont like the Tacoma, you cant disable traction control past 30mph, mpg sucks for its size and year, and its an import. But if its the only "compact"(midsize) truck on the market with a manual, that's where my money may go in a few years, with me bitching and whining about the rest of the truck every day past that...



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