Senior Editor Alex Kierstein reviews the 2019 Ford Ranger.

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    • Mark Geller
      Mark Geller

      Alex:
      How would you compare the ride quality on regular city roads and highway to the others in the segment? Thanks for the review, but, IMO, on any review, you need to sit in the back seat and show us the packaging for peeps and tell us your height so we can gauge the actual size/legroom, etc. Thanks.

      about 14 days ago
    • Gašper Ajdnik
      Gašper Ajdnik

      I have a 2020 ford ranger wildtrak

      about 1 month ago
    • Eric Fortune Jr.
      Eric Fortune Jr.

      It's the perfect size, it's not trying to be something that it's not.

      about 3 months ago
    • Canada Train gamer
      Canada Train gamer

      My next truck I will not sell my 93 Ranger

      about 3 months ago
    • Ivan Vojt
      Ivan Vojt

      You'll need a jack to change your own oil.

      about 3 months ago
    • 曉雲 胡
      曉雲 胡

      I see you i love you Ford Ranger

      about 3 months ago
    • David Watson
      David Watson

      His doesn't know the motor is a V4 -

      about 3 months ago
    • John Sotomayor
      John Sotomayor

      I would like to know the real difference in having auto start/stop and not. You can get good MPG, and know customers hate the system, get rid of it. Or make it optional to not get it added on.

      about 4 months ago
    • Silver Fox
      Silver Fox In reply to John Sotomayor

      Its part of EPA rules, having it gets them credits and loopholes etc, same thing with the active aero shutters in the front.

      about 15 days ago
    • Phil Meup
      Phil Meup

      Please stop already.   Nothing special about the Ford Ranger.    Wake me when the Ranger Raptor comes to America.

      about 4 months ago
    • Cole Banasiewicz
      Cole Banasiewicz In reply to Phil Meup

      Phil Meup You’re scared

      about 3 months ago
    • popuppete
      popuppete

      The review was fine and all, but I had trouble getting past that paddle board setup.
      If they put the paddle board up on the rack there would have been plenty of room in the bed for the bags and stuff. Then you wouldn’t have had to worry about the bed extender and had a much quicker set up and take down.
      Plus you can fit in a parking spot if you are stopping along the way. I guess it looks cool which is the main goal.

      about 4 months ago
    • Smarticus
      Smarticus

      This truck is going to sell really well. I am a fan of performance and I’ve owned both a midsize Toyota and Chevrolet truck before and not having a turbo engine is what kept me from buying a new Tacoma or Colorado. IMO Ford is on point right out of the box. It doesn’t hurt to also be class leading in all the right categories.

      about 4 months ago
    • killer kev
      killer kev In reply to Smarticus

      Turbo will need more maintenance

      about 6 days ago
    • ala ska
      ala ska

      Just add a belly mower option.....

      about 4 months ago
    • Bailey Lewis
      Bailey Lewis

      I love how he's talking up the engine and drive train yet if im not mistaken the engine in it was adapted from a similar one which has a laundry list of issues before 100K miles even doing preventative maintenance? I think I'll pass bud

      about 4 months ago
    • watchman on the wall
      watchman on the wall In reply to Bailey Lewis

      Where is your documentation? May or may not be true, but just because someone says something, it's not necessarily true.

      about 4 months ago
    • MURR DOG
      MURR DOG

      Question: who pays fo all fraud's over relentless marketing = us the end user. Not thank$ no wtb barbie truck for this ford guy.

      about 4 months ago
    • Al D
      Al D

      I had a Ranger overseas, about the same except for a diesel engine. It was a great truck; good power, comfortable, well-made. I wish I still had it.

      about 4 months ago
    • Dennis W
      Dennis W

      looks good to me

      about 4 months ago
    • guy proulx
      guy proulx

      Is it true that it has fake engine sounds like the F-150 egoboost?

      about 4 months ago
    • guy proulx
      guy proulx In reply to guy proulx

      +Smarticus Are sales numbers a reflection of build quality and long term reliability? if you took the twin turbo's off the egoboost do you believe it would still leave every other half ton in the dust?

      about 4 months ago
    • Smarticus
      Smarticus In reply to guy proulx

      guy proulx duh? 450 lb-ft of torque will embarrass many from a standstill. I’m sure the all aluminum body helps it’s quickness as well. Ford is still outselling the competition by a very wide margin so whatever they are doing is working. Although with Ram taking over second place from the Silverado this year means that Ram is also doing many things right.

      about 4 months ago
    • guy proulx
      guy proulx In reply to guy proulx

      +Smarticus Will it leave them in the dust because it's the only one with turbo's?

      about 4 months ago
    • Smarticus
      Smarticus In reply to guy proulx

      I don’t know what is being piped in for noise. But whatever you do don’t try and race one with your Silverado or Ram. They will flat leave you in their dust.

      about 4 months ago
    • guy proulx
      guy proulx In reply to guy proulx

      +Glen M That's why i drive an older Tundra and will keep it till the wheels fall off

      about 4 months ago
    • 88tcoupe
      88tcoupe

      I wish the background music wasn't playing while he was talking. Why do these people think that is a good idea? Otherwise, I liked the video.

      about 4 months ago
    • Carolyn Beeman
      Carolyn Beeman

      I think that shiny plastic inside, especially on the passenger side, will get super annoying when sun hits it.

      about 4 months ago
    • watchman on the wall
      watchman on the wall In reply to Carolyn Beeman

      Through a camera lens, it may have been shiny, but in real life, maybe not. Vehicle manufacturers have recently made improved dashes, including reducing reflection from the sun.

      about 4 months ago
    • Jason Zoltan Farkas
      Jason Zoltan Farkas

      junk ford

      about 4 months ago
    • watchman on the wall
      watchman on the wall In reply to Jason Zoltan Farkas

      +Jason Zoltan Farkas How do you make that leap? I just choose to try to see the good points here, being well aware that EVERY type of vehicle has its pros and cons.

      about 4 months ago
    • Jason Zoltan Farkas
      Jason Zoltan Farkas In reply to Jason Zoltan Farkas

      lol....looks like you are junk ford lover ...lol

      about 4 months ago
    • watchman on the wall
      watchman on the wall In reply to Jason Zoltan Farkas

      Thank you Mr. Positive. You must be a breath of fresh air to everyone who comes in contact with you.

      about 4 months ago
    • snazari1994
      snazari1994

      "awkward and overdone Tacoma" are you fucking retarded? Please explain yourself when you making a statement like that, don't just say without backing it up.

      about 4 months ago
    • Willie G
      Willie G

      I wonder how big of a piece of the pie ford takes with this machine. put the 2.7 twin turbo in or just a v6, a lot of it

      about 4 months ago
    • Shakerhood69
      Shakerhood69 In reply to Willie G

      The Mid-sized truck segment is growing so the Ranger will take nothing other than maybe cannibalize from the F150.

      about 1 month ago
    • guy proulx
      guy proulx In reply to Willie G

      You have to keep in mind that most people who will be buying a Ranger would have bought a F-150 so that means less sales for the F-150

      about 4 months ago
    • adalycean
      adalycean

      Crewcab XL FX4

      about 4 months ago
    • Jorge millenia
      Jorge millenia

      You said 10 speed automatic
      Wow 😲
      That is amazing 😉

      about 4 months ago
    • Jorge millenia
      Jorge millenia In reply to Jorge millenia

      guy proulx yes I know for fact
      Small engine and big transmission is reliable and economic fuel saver

      about 4 months ago
    • guy proulx
      guy proulx In reply to Jorge millenia

      The more gears you have the more reliable it will be, having more moving parts is always more reliable

      about 4 months ago
    • Rob Ervin
      Rob Ervin

      A modern day Subaru Bratt but @ 2019 crap prices. 10spd / 2.3l turbo? Hope it's gotta 10yr warranty.....get GAP insurance. Like all new appliances (I mean cars) it'll depreciate like hell.

      about 4 months ago
    • miltonloza
      miltonloza

      yeah!!! the Ranger is back!

      about 4 months ago
    • Firestarter
      Firestarter

      You realize a 5000 lbs truck towing 7500 pounds has the same weight per liter of displacement as a 14.8 liter semi truck at 80,000 lbs.

      Nothing to worry about.

      about 4 months ago
    • guy proulx
      guy proulx In reply to Firestarter

      +Firestarter
      I'd feel much safer towing 10,000 lbs with the Tundra than i would towing 13,000 lbs with the lighter F-150 lol

      about 4 months ago
    • Firestarter
      Firestarter In reply to Firestarter

      guy proulx trailers have their own brakes, and 7,500 lbs for a gvwr of 6000 lbs isn’t much.

      Would you feel fine towing 18,000 lbs with a 10,000 gvwr f350? How about over 30,000 lbs with a 14,000 gvwr f350.

      The ranger passed sae standards for towing. That includes suspension, brakes, axle ratios, heat rejection, power, etc.

      The f150 is not much larger than the ranger. 6” wider track and 14” longer wheelbase... so it’s more of a stretch to tow 13,000 lbs with one. But the f150 max tow has a large rear axle and payload capacity so you can load that chassis up a lot.

      Personally I’ve only driven through Toronto so I don’t know the area you’re talking about. But tow rating are only for optimal conditions with properly set up trailering. A semi truck can’t safely handle 80,000 lbs gross combined in the snow (doesn’t stop them, but then again what can in the snow lol).

      I would have to drive the truck with a load to see if I’d feel comfortable.

      Most cars can stop within 150 feet from 55mph... a semi tractor trailer takes over 400 feet, and their brakes burn down quite easily. I doubt the ranger would be worse.

      Thing about tow rating for class C drivers is that they need to be idiot proof and overly conservative... it’s actually called safety factors and they tend to be higher on non commercial vehicles vs commercial.

      Rest assured that the truck can handle the load and is designed for inexperienced drivers.

      Lastly, your beloved Toyota rates their Tacoma to tow 6,800 lbs... that’s 9% less weight than the ranger. That’s on a truck with significantly worse gearing (14.07:1 vs 17.51:1), less payload (1,620 vs 1,840), less torque (265 vs 310 ft lbs), less power (278 vs 300 on 91; 270 on 87), and rear drum brakes (drums have better torque but over heat much faster).

      So is Toyota wrong? Would you feel comfortable towing with Toyota?

      about 4 months ago
    • guy proulx
      guy proulx In reply to Firestarter

      +Firestarter It's one thing to be able to pull it but it's another story trying to stop it in an emergency, there is no way in hell that towing that kind of weight can be safe like Ford claims, would you feel confident and safe towing 13,000 lbs behind an F-150 from Calgary Alberta to Vancouver BC across the canadian rockies?

      about 4 months ago
    • Firestarter
      Firestarter In reply to Firestarter

      guy proulx length, width, axle rating, engine cooling capacity, wheel bearing design. The max tow comes with a dramatically different rear end.

      about 4 months ago
    • guy proulx
      guy proulx In reply to Firestarter

      +Firestarter No i'm just trying to make sense of why 2 trucks that weight close to the same have such a HUGE difference in towing capacity

      about 4 months ago
    • DangerousDan
      DangerousDan

      Good job Ford!

      about 4 months ago
    • Aquaboy
      Aquaboy

      I think this is the right size for midsize truck, the Tacoma and Colorado is doesn’t feel like midsize anymore.

      about 4 months ago
    • guy proulx
      guy proulx In reply to Aquaboy

      +HiPlains1 I heard that the fake engine sounds adds 100HP to the Ranger

      about 4 months ago
    • HiPlains1
      HiPlains1 In reply to Aquaboy

      +Shakerhood69 Colorado is allot longer with crew/six foot box and taco has that as well. But even the short boxes are not as nicely laid out. but I think why people would say this is because the ergonomics is so much better. I owned one in the Fiji Islands and I just test drove a taco. The taco has horrid seats. You sit very low to the floor. Engine/transmission is gutless. Ranger has more room inside and the seats are very comfortable. Its just so functional. Maybe because it was Australian designed. Just test drive one and you will know why this is a better design all around for mid size. Toy has to be shitting bricks right now with the hot mess they have with the taco. The 3.5 six speed is a joke. I've heard if you pump premium gas (it does not require it) into the ranger that you get close to 300HP. That's 300HP and 310 torque with a 10 speed. This thing is going to destroy the taco. Plus you will get way better MPG's as well. More power then both GM and Toy's v6's and the best MPG's. This is why they only have one engine. It's the best of both worlds.

      about 4 months ago
    • Jaxwagen
      Jaxwagen In reply to Aquaboy

      He says “slightly smaller”, look at the specs, everything is within 1.2 inches of the Tacoma.

      about 4 months ago
    • Shakerhood69
      Shakerhood69 In reply to Aquaboy

      Still very close in size to the other Mid-Sized Trucks.

      about 4 months ago
    • Aquaboy
      Aquaboy In reply to Aquaboy

      TheJ602 watch the video, they say they are worried about the ranger because the dimensions are smaller than the competitors.

      about 4 months ago