Ford’s all-new Ranger for the U.S. market is on track for production late this year, with first deliveries coming in early 2019 for customers who can begin placing orders now for the midsize pickup.
The Dearborn automaker announces pricing for the ’19 Ranger starting at $25,395 for base 4x2 XL trim SuperCab model and topping out at $39,480 for a 4x4 Lariat SuperCrew. Ford expects the FX4 SuperCrew starting at $35,200 and featuring the same Terrain Management System introduced on the F-150 Raptor off-road performance pickup to be the volume leader. All prices include a $1,095 destination and delivery charge.
The Ranger will be offered in three trim levels, entry-level XL, mid-level XLT and premium Lariat with SuperCab extended cab and SuperCrew 4-door body styles and 4x2 or 4x4 available on all models. SuperCab trucks come with a 6-ft. (1.8-m) box while SuperCrew models are limited to 5-ft. (1.5-m) beds. No 2-door models will be offered.
The Ranger will be produced at the Michigan Assembly Plant where Ford also plans to build the all-new Bronco SUV. The new truck was revealed at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit in January, ending an 8-year hiatus from the U.S. market.
Ford has retooled the Ranger for the U.S. market to improve build quality and reduce panel gaps compared with the low-cost truck the company sells elsewhere in the world. The U.S. model is powered by a twin-scroll turbocharged, 16-valve DOHC direct-injected 2.3L EcoBoost I-4 paired with a 10-speed automatic transmission, with output estimated at 280 hp and 310 lb.-ft. (420 Nm) of torque.
The Ranger’s competitors for midsize truck buyers include the Chevrolet Colorado and GMC Canyon starting at about $21,000, the Nissan Frontier at just under $20,000 and the Toyota Tacoma at about $26,500.
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