NEW RANGER STATS RELEASED
As Ford nears the start of production of the 2019 Ranger for North America, it is releasing some power output and capability numbers for the new midsize truck. The Ranger’s standard 2.3L, four-cylinder EcoBoost engine will make power to rival a
V-6, producing 270 hp and 310 lb-ft of torque. By comparison, the
3.6L V-6 in the Chevy Colorado puts out 308 hp and 275 lb-ft, and the 3.5L V-6 in the Toyota Tacoma makes 278 hp and 265 lb-ft.
The EcoBoost helps give the Ranger a maximum payload capacity of 1,860 pounds and a max tow capacity of 7,500 pounds when the truck is equipped with the tow package and a trailer brake controller. The Colorado’s payload maxes out at 1,566 pounds, towing at 7,700—and that’s with the diesel. The max tow capacity for the gas V-6 is 7,000 pounds. The Tacoma’s max payload rating is 1,620 pounds, max tow capacity 6,800 pounds. (Note that these are all 4x2 numbers; Ford has not yet released payload and towing figures for 4x4 models.)