The new Ford Ranger is finally here. Unlike the old compact model that was killed off in 2011, this one is a true mid-sized truck that’s ready to tote your toys. Tom Voelk drives on and off road at the press launch in San Diego, California and finds the version we get in North America is quite different than the Ranger sold globally.

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    • Brian Palmer
      Brian Palmer

      Don’t worry about the raptor ranger...John Hennessy has uncovered that mystery already. 😂

      about 3 days ago
    • GhostOfAMachine

      If they would of add a manual transmission, then I would actually buy it

      about 14 days ago
    • E-Rizzle McInerny
      E-Rizzle McInerny

      Just got one last week (all options minus Lariat stuff - leather and headlights). So far I love it. Had a 2017 Tacoma before, Kind of stripped 2wd but about the same price as this 4wd with off road package and more hp and torques. As for the "augmented engine sounds" - I don't hear it. There's definitely nothing coming through the speakers. I did tons of research prior and wish I'd never heard about the engine sounds because I'd have never have looked for the sound. Testing the off-road lightly next weekend...

      about 1 month ago
    • mikehauck 58
      mikehauck 58

      On my way to test drive a Ranger XLT today thanks to this video.

      about 1 month ago

      4:33 Oopsss! no Push Start button

      about 1 month ago
    • Anirban

      Great truck. I just wish it had a sunroof.

      about 2 months ago
    • Gregory S
      Gregory S

      Did you catch that? The consumer gets one choice for an engine.....because it provides an economical advantage for Ford. Gosh, glad I could help.

      about 3 months ago
    • Burt Bowers
      Burt Bowers

      A ford ranger with a dispicable 4 banger engine that costs 45 grand what a joke...
      Get it right ford stick a 6 banger in the truck guaranteed the 4 banger engine will have a breakdown before 200 thousand miles..

      about 3 months ago
    • Brian

      Needs some tweaking and more engine choices.
      Turbo=Premium fuel requirement=👎

      about 4 months ago
    • Brian
      Brian In reply to Brian

      Matt Abdallah
      Not in mine in the 2015 model year.

      about 3 months ago
    • Matt Abdallah
      Matt Abdallah In reply to Brian

      Brian Mclaughlin they recommend 87 in the owners manual.

      about 3 months ago
    • Arthur Sanchez
      Arthur Sanchez

      Had some good luck with the last gen Ranger. They are still out there somewhere, most likely approaching 300,000 miles. The F150 that I left it for, didn't last as long. I'm hoping the engine can last as long as the last gen. Will keep an eye out. Can't have a five foot box on a crew cab, other than groceries, that's all it's good for. I don't need a full size truck anymore. Crew Cab with 6' box would be ideal. Will Ford be putting out such an animal in the near future? Kudos to the designers.

      about 4 months ago
    • MURR DOG
      MURR DOG

      FORD = forgot OBVIOUS RESEARCH/ cronies..Detroit

      about 4 months ago
    • Michael Anderson
      Michael Anderson

      Ranger 4x4 crew cab $35,000 Sorry folks. Competition does NOT damper prices in trucks. No longer for one segment. Now families, doctors, slimey attorneys & PIG-a-ticans drive trucks!

      about 7 months ago
    • steve pisel
      steve pisel

      Not a fan needs a six cylinder don’t care how many turbos you put on it, a back seat that is split and folds flat a tailgate that is dampened a dash that doesn’t rattle better quality interior just to name a few of the misses by ford! Sorry I’ll pass on this poor attempt ☹️

      about 7 months ago
    • Matt Abdallah
      Matt Abdallah In reply to steve pisel

      steve pisel how do you know the dash rattles if you don’t have one? Tailgate dampers are like 20 bucks, stop being cheap.

      about 3 months ago
    • Dbonejonez ruffrufr
      Dbonejonez ruffrufr

      At least Ford finally gave it to us in America thank you

      about 7 months ago
    • Burt Bowers
      Burt Bowers In reply to Dbonejonez ruffrufr

      America had ford rangers for years then stopped making them for few years which came with 6 cylinders now these new rangers minus come back with only a 4 cylinder????
      No way....

      about 3 months ago
    • Dbonejonez ruffrufr
      Dbonejonez ruffrufr

      Never buy the first year of a "come back" vehicle

      about 7 months ago
    • Mowcowbell
      Mowcowbell In reply to Dbonejonez ruffrufr

      This version of the Ranger has been sold in the Asian markets for a number of years. It is hardly a new vehicle.

      about 24 days ago
    • Alex Pham
      Alex Pham

      hit 1 million miles then talk about it.

      about 7 months ago
    • Filip Tułaza
      Filip Tułaza

      Some People dream about Laborghini ... Audi R8 .... Ferrari ... the new Ranger is my dream car .... amazing car ... i love it

      about 7 months ago
    • Timothy Cook
      Timothy Cook In reply to Filip Tułaza

      Any issues with it yet?

      about 7 months ago
    • THE WOLF
      THE WOLF

      I had to buy Trucks for my business. I wasn't impressed with the Ranger.

      about 8 months ago
    • Captain Galaxy
      Captain Galaxy

      O, here we go again, the pride of Ford dealerships (correction, "stores"). The infamous F-150. Fix-Or-Repair-Daily has a lousy idea.

      about 8 months ago
    • Travelin' Ted
      Travelin' Ted

      Bring us the Ranger Raptor now! And with either the 2.7L EcoBoost V6 or the 3.2L 4cyl turbocharged diesel engine.

      about 8 months ago
    • Reinier Rooi
      Reinier Rooi In reply to Travelin' Ted

      Okie, the 3.2 diesel is a 5 cyl. Very strong engine, l also like it very much. Hope you can get one of these.

      about 4 months ago
    • chase Trix
      chase Trix

      Got this truck right now, loving it!

      about 9 months ago
    • Billy Sou
      Billy Sou In reply to chase Trix

      For those who got the Ranger, congrats on your purchase.

      about 1 day ago
    • timothy vazquez
      timothy vazquez In reply to chase Trix

      Same here. Loving it

      about 4 months ago
    • rick fe
      rick fe In reply to chase Trix

      same here

      about 5 months ago
    • David Reichel
      David Reichel

      EV option?

      about 9 months ago
    • bob kirby
      bob kirby

      Unless a test driver gave this Ranger a significant front-end bang earlier in the day, watch the video at 10:23-10:24 as the bumper overbites the fender.

      about 9 months ago
    • Aredd Fishing
      Aredd Fishing

      wish the made the screen bigger and not such a intense angle other then that I like it better then the Tacoma

      about 9 months ago
    • Killercow Man
      Killercow Man

      I watched this and then wanted to buy a Tacoma...

      about 9 months ago
    • Cynical Texas Dad
      Cynical Texas Dad

      4-door with 6’ box is essential.
      Until they do this I will stick with Tacoma.

      about 10 months ago
    • 66skate

      Like the interior,but hard to believe they left out cooled seats.

      about 10 months ago
    • 66skate
      66skate In reply to 66skate

      @Shakerhood69 At least, the F-150 has a split fold seat, but basically no storage either. The Ranger is rather short, so I guess I can forgive that.

      about 7 months ago
    • Shakerhood69
      Shakerhood69 In reply to 66skate

      The entire backseat configuration was not thought out, its not split folding and basically has no storage.

      about 7 months ago
    • Michael Owens
      Michael Owens

      Why didn’t you put the 2.7L ecoboost V-6 in it?! Seriously, my grandma’s Edge SUV has it. It should be in this pickup truck!

      about 10 months ago
    • alex s
      alex s

      Needs a standard Transmission.

      about 10 months ago
    • Paul Wagner
      Paul Wagner

      Where is this truck made?? I cant believe no damper for tail gate and no power rear slider window.They have some refining to do .I think I will wait a year.

      about 10 months ago
    • Timothy Cook
      Timothy Cook In reply to Paul Wagner

      It is built in Wayne, Michigan

      about 7 months ago