North Dakotans already know that "Built Ford Tough®" isn’t just a slogan. It’s an attitude that runs deep in the history of Ford truck engineering and has produced America’s popular lineup of rugged and dependable Ford pickups.
Now, that lineup is even bigger and more formidable with the all-new 2019 Ford Ranger, tested under conditions more extreme than you would ever likely encounter (even this far north).
In this first installment of a three-part series, we're going to explore the power and performance of this mighty new pickup.
The new 2019 Ford Ranger comes with a 2.3L EcoBoost™ with a twin-scroll turbo which extracts exhaust gas from pairs of cylinders in alternating sequence. This maximizes pulse energy to the turbine wheel for on-demand responsiveness and virtually no lag on the gas pedal.
And, this new Ranger beats all other gas-powered pickups in its class with a torque rating of 310 lb.-ft. Plus, this engine cranks out an impressive 270 horsepower.
For all the power it generates, the 2.3L EcoBoost is highly efficient because of its direct-injection system. This innovative engine also features start-stop technology; when you come to a stop, the engine shuts off to save fuel and restarts immediately when the brake is released. This technology deactivates when it isn't needed, such as when you're towing a trailer or running in four-wheel drive.
The new Ranger in Bismarck carries all of your gear while also carrying some big advantages over the competition.
With best-in-class maximum payload of 1,860 lb., your Ranger will out-haul any other small pickup here in North Dakota.
Plus, the 2019 Ranger, available now at Eide Ford, also features an impressive 7,500-lb. tow rating. Another best-in-class which will help you get more done in any season.
Don't let its size fool you. Not only does this new Ranger have the power and capacity you need – it also has the strength.
The foundation of its off-road capability is a fully boxed, high-strength steel frame with six crossmembers – plus steel bumpers and tow hooks mounted directly to the frame for ruggedness and durability.
This frame sits on two more important parts: an independent A-arm front suspension and parabolic rear leaf springs.
The double A-arm independent suspension is engineered for agility and control over rugged off-road North Dakotan terrain. The nitrogen-pressurized monotube shock absorbers are designed for fade resistance and heat dissipation, which means you'l bee riding smooth for a long time to come.
In the back, the new 2019 Ford Ranger features 2-stage parabolic leaf springs for ride quality and control. Their flexible, low-friction design enables more axle movement and reduced stiffness over conventional multi-leaf springs on bigger, heavier trucks. The Ranger's nitrogen-pressurized rear shock absorbers are also mounted on the outside fo the frame rails, which means reduced body lean for enhanced cornering.
All of these features add up to a consistent, comfortable ride through even the roughest North Dakotan roads.