2019 Ford Ranger Pulls Ahead in Gas Engine EPA Ratings

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EPA fuel-economy ratings are in for the 2019 Ford Ranger, and they allow Ford to claim that its mid-size pickup truck will have the most fuel-efficient gasoline engine in the class when it goes on sale in January boasting 21/26/23 mpg city/highway/combined for two-wheel-drive configurations. Four-wheel-drive 2019 Rangers will deliver an EPA-estimated 20/24/22 mpg city/highway/combined, making the Ranger the most fuel-efficient gas-powered 4x4 (or all-wheel drive in the case of the Honda Ridgeline) in the class.

Related: Ford Releases Complete Pricing for 2019 Ranger

The all-new 2019 Ford Ranger will be offered with only the 2.3-liter inline-four-cylinder EcoBoost engine when it goes on sale. The engine offers the highest four-cylinder horsepower and gas-powered torque of any mid-size pickup with 270 hp and 310 pounds-feet of torque. Additionally, all Rangers will have Ford's class-exclusive 10-speed transmission and the Terrain Management System with Trail Control as an option (it's also an option for the 2019 Ford F-150 Raptor). The Trail Control system acts as a sort of slow-motion cruise control while off-roading in low range, but the multi-terrain settings work in two-wheel, four-wheel high, and in low range (also a class exclusive).

Before the Ranger EPA ratings were announced, the gas-powered Chevrolet Colorado 4x2 reigned as fuel-economy king with 20/26/22 mpg city/highway/combined. The 4x2 Toyota Tacoma four-cylinder gets 20/23/21 mpg city/highway/combined. The 4x2 Honda Ridgeline six-cylinder (no four-cylinder available) gets 19/26/22 mpg, and the 4x2 Nissan Frontier four-cylinder gets 17/22/19. See the EPA ratings for the latter three compared here.

The mid-size pickup fuel-economy leaders are still the 4x2 Colorado and GMC Canyon when equipped with the turbo-diesel 2.8-liter four-cylinder Duramax that gets 20/30/23 mpg city/highway/combined; see their EPA ratings here.

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Comments

Nice fuel economy numbers, I think the new Ranger will do well.

Nice better than the little twins πŸ‘―.

Can this truck overtake the Tacoma? How fast can Ford make them and how many F150 sales are they willing to lose?

My guess is the will be happy in a close second.

Can this truck overtake the Tacoma?
Posted by: Dudlydooright | Dec 10, 2018

Considering what a pathetic drip the Taco is that ain't saying much. Unless you're referring to sales totals

This is an article about EPA ratings. Not sales totals.

As usual Ford is the leader.

leader? When Ford get to the bottom maybe they can tell the rest of us what it's like.

Will it be like the rest of the ecoboost and get less real world mileage? I've never seen any ecoboost get the claimed mileage on a continuous basis.

Will it be like the rest of the ecoboost and get less real world mileage? I've never seen any ecoboost get the claimed mileage on a continuous basis.

'The engine offers the highest four-cylinder horsepower and gas-powered torque of any mid-size pickup'

Talk about walking a tightrope to try and make it look better than it is.

Flashback to the 90s when the 2.3 4x2 ranger was the mpg leader of little trucks. Today one only has to include the words "gas powered" in the title.

Automotive history really does repeat pretty often and frequently.

Interesting that Ford can/will shoehorn that joint 10spd auto into this thing behind that 4 cyl. Wonder if Chevy and GMC will copy that move on their little trucks.

The only question about this truck's entry into the NA market is how long until its the 3rd best selling little truck in the US and will it take the #2 slot from chevy. I don't see the Taco unseated as #1 in NA. I KNEW the chevy couldn't/wouldn't unseat it (even being vastly more modern upon its return than the Taco).

While full size half tons and SUVs/CUVs make 1000 Xs more sense 90% of the time for 90% of the people who buy/want these trucks might as well get into the fray and take the fools' money.

The only question about this truck's entry into the NA market is how long until its the 3rd best selling little truck in the US and will it take the #2 slot from chevy. I don't see the Taco unseated as #1 in NA. I KNEW the chevy couldn't/wouldn't unseat it (even being vastly more modern upon its return than the Taco).

Posted by: Clint | Dec 11, 2018 6:59:00 AM

About as long as it takes them to undercut everyone and start slamming them into fleets.

I don't see the Taco unseated as #1 in NA. I KNEW the chevy couldn't/wouldn't unseat it (even being vastly more modern upon its return than the Taco).

@Clint

Neither the Chevy or the Tacoma are very comfortable to sit in for long. Getting in and out of the damn things is no fun if you're more than 5-10 or so.

Hopefully the new version of the T6 global ranger is roomier and more comfortable. Many reviewers say it is.

It looks nice, HP is good, my questions are

does it come with AWD? I held up buying a Colorado until it came with AWD.
The epa rating, is that on the lowest level extended cab with the big air dam on front and skinny tires, or the loaded Lariat with larger tires minus the air dam?

Ford had the same epa ratings on the f150 whether it was a regular cab short bed or loaded crewcab, weight eats gas..

The Ford marketing team has gone to work again. The RANGER will be the most fuel efficient with the highest towing and carrying capability. Constructed of Military Grade steel and yet able to leap tall buildings in a single bound. HAHAHA!

"'The engine offers the highest four-cylinder horsepower and gas-powered torque of any mid-size pickup'

Talk about walking a tightrope to try and make it look better than it is.
Posted by: Jack "

How many adds has GM put out bragging to have the "strongest V8" instead of simply the "strongest engine"?

@Walt

Nice point. Now here's my point.

Go to the online videos where real guys are talking about their old Fords and Chevys.

The chevy guys complain about noisy lifters. The common complaint is, this damn truck has 200k miles on it and now it's starting to make noise on the cold mornings. Besides that it runs fine. Crappy interiors.

The ford guy says I'm never buying another f-150 because the modular v8 is crap and was already shot before the warranty was up but Ford refused to replace it.

You choose.

@ walt

Because GM does have the strongest V8s. They just last. I have a 98 5.0L with 295k on it. It just runs and runs. Love it


As for this ranger, EPA means nothing, EcoBoost never consistantly get their FE. Even more get worse than advertised.

Still looks like a discontinued Taurus.

Papajim you are full of "male bovine excrement". Remember the Crown Vic. Was the venue of choice for police and taxi. It was powered by a modular V8. You earn police and taxi service by being dependable.

Agree with the comments on the mod motors having owned 2. Never a problem with either and I even changed spark plugs. I will qualify that by saying they were 4.6. Arguably the more reliable of the mods. Hell I like Fords and the mod motors were ho hum with a few exceptions the Koenigsegg CCR and the 5.4 used in the Cobra R. It wasn’t til the birth of the Coyote and Boss 6.2 that mainstream Ford V8s regained some respect.

How many adds has GM put out bragging to have the "strongest V8" instead of simply the "strongest engine"?

Posted by: Walt | Dec 11, 2018 9:07:47 AM

Walt, you're talking about ads. What I posted is from an article.

TINY: The Taurus is still in production, you idiot.

β€œ @Walt

Nice point. Now here's my point.

Go to the online videos where real guys are talking about their old Fords and Chevys.

The chevy guys complain about noisy lifters. The common complaint is, this damn truck has 200k miles on it and now it's starting to make noise on the cold mornings. Besides that it runs fine. Crappy interiors.

The ford guy says I'm never buying another f-150 because the modular v8 is crap and was already shot before the warranty was up but Ford refused to replace it.

You choose.


Posted by: papajim | Dec 11, 2018 9:17:11 AM β€œ
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This article is about EPA ratings, not old truck.

Get on topic

@JTT

We don't insult you, but throwing insults and bricks is your stock-in-trade.

I simply alluded to the large number of guys who have video commentaries online where they complain about their trucks.

The chevy guys complain about their lifter noise, esp. in the 5.3 engines.

The Ford guys talk about the problems with their Triton motors mostly, and the indifference they get from Ford dealers and Ford corporate about the problems they had.

GM guys beef about interior plastics too.

@ papajim I don't start insults but I don't run from them either.

@ redblood

Umm, ford has said they are not making the Taurus anymore. Wake up.....so it is discontinued......do u understand the meaning of discontinued??

@ papajim I don't start insults but I don't run from them either.
Posted by: Just the truth | Dec 11, 2018

So, let me get this straight. You want to argue about the color of the napkins and the table settings, and I want to talk about the unhappy guys online who complain about both brands of trucks. You refuse. Insults are easier to deal with than a discussion of facts.

@TNTGMC

The Taurus will still be made in China, for the Chinese market. Just like Focus.

GM on the other hand, is disconcerting the XTS, CT6, Volt, Impala and LaCrosse. The Cruze will be made in Mexico for other markets.

Little trucks have never been about comfort and still aren't and this one wont bring revolutionary ride, space, or seats. You wanna get comfortable buy a car, SUV, CUV or a real truck.

Whats interesting is that globally the global ranger has in some nations unseated the Toyota. Its always taken a long time but it has happened. Another claim no GM product can make.

One must be careful to quantify or cloud their claims to avoid being obviously misleading. The geriatric/beriatric 6.2 V8 is ONLY available with the top trim level. Keeps sales of it down for CAFE while allowing them to make silly power claims with which an ever stronger competitors V6 is matching and now the HO version also available in its TOP trim level and super high performance off road 1/2 ton TROUNCES it. The imaginary "professional grade" has been exceeded by the just as imaginary but far cooler sounding "military grade"... tit for tat one upmanship. Go to a big dealership and ask for a 1/2 ton with a 6.2 and you might get 4 or 5 to look at if youre lucky. Ask for a 3.5V6 HO and the same story. Ask to see a 3.5 EB and you will be swamped and in different trim levels. Nobody asks to see the 5.3... its just what you get if you aren't buying anything between a luxo and the bare bones. And don't forget the 5.0 is vastly superior to the 5.3 and fairly available.

Lots of fun marketing.

Don't forget to leave the bumpers on and center consoles in while inventing your max tow rating... well that finally got some guidelines/oversight.

@ papajim

Do I live in china? Nope. I live in the U.S. i should have said that i guess in the beginning


TNTGMC

I don’t care where you live. Stop spreading fake news.

The Taurus is not not being discontinued. It will still be assembled in China. But your beloved GM is 100% discontinuing 4 models - completely

@ clint

I agree with most of what u are saying except a 6.2L can be found in both a denali or slt package from gmc and in chevy in ltz or high country. So its not just highest trim. I paid $42k with tebates on a $56k truck. U have to spend $75k on new H.O. limited to beat it. Thats $33k dollars. For $7500 i can supercharge that 6.2L or for about $500 i could tune it amd beat that H.O. truck. Yes warranty might be gone but u could put 3 engines in for $33k!!

We as society have to start saying NO to these vehicle prices. Last time i checked, socities wages havent doubled in the last 15 years like truck and suv prices have.

Posted by: papajim | Dec 11, 2018 11:56:28

the FAKE papa

@ papajim
Well all father, i live in The united states and its discontinued in the United states. Ill clarify myself next time better

Now relax. Take your meds and dont throw a fit!

Posted by: papajim | Dec 11, 2018 12:47:55

More FAKE papa comments. I can't control the FAKEs unfortunately

@ real papajim

I knew it wasnt u....it was the imposter being an @$$ clown again

The Chevy truck configurator will not allow a 6.2 engine.

More FAKE papa comments. I can't control the FAKEs unfortunately


Posted by: papajim | Dec 11, 2018 12:54:00 PM

Shut up FAKE papajim. I’m real. Stop using my ID.

Ranger already looks outdated to me, but if it drives nice and is reliable comfortable and efficient that is all that should matter to most buyers. It's amazing how many people blindly buy the tacoma when there are much better alternatives for most people. I do think this will easily outsell the gm midsizers in the first year, but those tacoma buyers will blindly cling to their beloved mediocre truck to keep it number one in sales.

@ just the

Yes it does. I just pulled it up. I have a crew can, short bed with a 6.2L.

Know how to use the computer before u spread lies.

Also how the heck did PUTC get an SLT truck with a 6.2L.

U dont have to get highest trim level to get a 6.2L.

Cab. And its in LTZ trim with z71 package gor $61,385

"'The engine offers the highest four-cylinder horsepower and gas-powered torque of any mid-size pickup'
Talk about walking a tightrope to try and make it look better than it is."

--- I don't doubt for a second that we'll see the GM 2.7L turbo in the C-twins next year.

"Ranger already looks outdated to me, but if it drives nice and is reliable comfortable and efficient that is all that should matter to most buyers. It's amazing how many people blindly buy the tacoma when there are much better alternatives for most people. I do think this will easily outsell the gm midsizers in the first year, but those tacoma buyers will blindly cling to their beloved mediocre truck to keep it number one in sales." ---- Posted by: beebe


---You forget, nearly β…“ of the Taco's sales are former Ranger owners.

I don't doubt for a second that we'll see the GM 2.7L turbo in the C-twins next year....Posted by: Vulpine | Dec 11, 2018 1:30:19

I doubt it.

Tweaking the tune can account for the majority of any benefit that Ford buyers would get from checking the 2.7 box, if Ford were to make one available.

Ditto GM. The GM upgrade would only add 200 cc's to the discussion. Won't happen.

Instead they can bolt a roots blower or a mild turbo on to the current 2.5 GM 4 The new TwoSeven motor is very expensive to build and it is slated for the up-market GM halfton trucks (much more profitable). The Silverado will get all the 2.7s they can build.

The imaginary "professional grade" has been exceeded by the just as imaginary but far cooler sounding "military grade"... tit for tat one upmanship.

Posted by: Clint | Dec 11, 2018 12:25:45 PM

Wow, not only do you drink to cool aid, you wear the blue oval glasses as well. When everyone else hears "Professional grade" pick-ups we think professional plumbers, contractors and other professionals who use their vehicles for work. When you hear "Military grade aluminum" you think cool, unicorns.

Lol....i agree with above statement

Too funny, very well spoken

My full size Ram gets those numbers. Not impressed.

Wow, not only do you drink to cool aid, you wear the GM bowtie glasses as well. When everyone else hears "Professional grade" pick-ups we think (yep key word "THINK") professional plumbers, contractors and other professionals who use their vehicles for work. (actually do you ever see GM promoting work on any of there "Professional grade" advertisements) When you hear "Military grade aluminum" you think cool, unicorns.
you got it backwards it happens when you drink to much cool aid

Posted by: GMSRGREAT | Dec 11, 2018 2:33:50 PM

Lol....i agree with above statement

Too funny, very well spoken


Posted by: TNTGMC | Dec 11, 2018 2:38:22 PM
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Morons stick together

Morons stick together
Posted by: papajim | Dec 11, 2018 3:13:56 PM

the FAKE papa

the FAKE papa


Posted by: papajim | Dec 11, 2018 3:23:09 PM

the FAKE papa



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