I just read a short article that stated the new 2019 re-release Ford Ranger will only be available with a small 4-cylinder ‘ecoboost’ engine. Well – my first Ranger had a 3-liter V6 and it couldn’t go highway speeds in a Minnesota headwind. This was without the Roamin Chariot camper in the bed! For a few years I drove a old 4-banger Ranger for work and that truck was just gutless having no capacity to tow, haul or even accelerate to highway speeds.
Ford states the new motor has the greatest torque of any small truck. I’m doubtful this new truck will duplicate the performance of my second Ranger (4L standard shift 4×4) where I could pull a 2300# boat with the RC camper in the bed.
I admit 99% if folks never towed or hailed as much as I did/do. I don’t see this new re-released Ranger as being a truck for people wanting a truck that can do truck things. Maybe fine for people that drive trucks for looks (which is the really for most truck owners).
I will give Ford props for the 10-speed auto gearbox in the new Ranger. Though I do really prefer standard shift vehicles.
I’m not looking for a new truck as the Toyota Tundra is a good fit for me and the Caribou Lite.