Ford Ranger

The Ford Ranger continues to be one of the most affordable compact pickups on the market, and is still a top choice in its category with its wide array of cab and bed configurations. Estimated fuel economy is 22 mpg in the city and 27 mpg on the highway with the 4-cylinder engine. Maximum towing capacity is rated at 5,740 lbs. MSRP starts at a thrifty $17,935.

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It's been eight long years since Ford sold a new Ranger in the United States. But thanks to the pickup gods, it's back -- and it was well worth the wait.

The new Ranger returns with turbocharged power, strong towing and hauling capabilities and some tech features you won't find anywhere else in the midsize pickup class. Because of that, the Ranger is better poised to do battle with a growing crop of midsize trucks. And as far as I'm concerned, it's definitely the one to get.

Two cabs, one strong engine

The Ranger is currently available in XL, XLT or Lariat trims, in either SuperCab configuration with a 6-foot bed, or larger SuperCrew with a 5-foot bed. If that isn't enough differentiation for you, four different appearance packages are available, including the Sport trim you see on this tester.

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The Good The 2019 Ford Ranger has best-in-class towing and payload capability as well as a punchy EcoBoost engine.

The Bad Interior materials are middling and real-world fuel economy suffers.

The Bottom Line The 2019 Ford Ranger debuts as the top dog of midsize trucks with excellent tech and ride quality.

Editors' Rating
  • Performance 8.5
  • Features 9
  • Design 8
  • Media 8

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