large image

Trusted Reviews is supported by its audience. If you purchase through links on our site, we may earn a commission. Learn more.

Ford Ranger 2019: The beloved, iconic pick-up truck is finally coming home

Ford has unveiled the new version of its mid-sized pick-up truck, the iconic Ford Ranger.

The 2019 Ranger will be the first new edition to arrive in the US since 2011.

It’s absence has been felt by fans in the US, while sales of other manufacturers’ mid-sized trucks, such as the Chevy Colorado, forced Ford into rethink.

Ironically, the Ranger has been excelling around the world. It’s the second best-selling pick-up in Europe, for example.

The announcement comes ahead of the Detroit Auto Show, which starts tomorrow, and a year after Ford announced the Ranger would be returning to North America.

Related: The Ford Mustang 2018 has a ‘Good Neighbour’ mode

The rough-and-tumble truck features plenty of tech tidbits too. There’s a Ford Sync 3-based touchscreen that’s up to 8-inches in size.

CarPlay, Android Auto and Amazon Alexa come as standard, while it’ll also offer a 4G Wi-Fi hotspot. There’s also an optional B&O Play sound system.

Ford is adding a rear-view camera as standard, while automatic emergency braking is included. Options will include blind spot monitoring, lane assistance and adaptive cruise control.

Ford Ranger 2019

It’ll sit below the Ford F-150, the market-leading full-size truck, with Ford hoping to attract legacy Ranger owners.

Americans will be happy to know this isn’t simply a transplant of the European Ranger, but has been designed specifically for US market. It has a new full boxed frame, which includes a new study mounting location for the steel bumpers.

Ford isn’t revealing output numbers yet, but the new ranger will have a 2.3 liter EcoBoost engine with a ten-speed transmission. There are also two four-wheel drive modes, while the truck is available in SuberCab and SuperCrew configurations.

It’ll go on sale in early 2019, with pricing to be confirmed.

Have you been patiently waiting for the new Ford Ranger 2019? Let us know your thoughts on the unveiling @TrustedReviews on Twitter. 

Why trust our journalism?

Founded in 2004, Trusted Reviews exists to give our readers thorough, unbiased and independent advice on what to buy.

Today, we have millions of users a month from around the world, and assess more than 1,000 products a year.

author icon

Editorial independence

Editorial independence means being able to give an unbiased verdict about a product or company, with the avoidance of conflicts of interest. To ensure this is possible, every member of the editorial staff follows a clear code of conduct.

author icon

Professional conduct

We also expect our journalists to follow clear ethical standards in their work. Our staff members must strive for honesty and accuracy in everything they do. We follow the IPSO Editors’ code of practice to underpin these standards.