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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    • Anirban

      Great truck. I just wish it had a sunroof.

      about 19 days 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 1 month ago
    • Jerry D
      Jerry D

      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 1 month ago
    • Brian Mclaughlin
      Brian Mclaughlin

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

      about 2 months ago
    • Brian Mclaughlin
      Brian Mclaughlin In reply to Brian Mclaughlin

      Matt Abdallah
      Not in mine in the 2015 model year.

      about 1 month ago
    • Matt Abdallah
      Matt Abdallah In reply to Brian Mclaughlin

      Brian Mclaughlin they recommend 87 in the owners manual.

      about 1 month 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 2 months ago
    • MURR DOG
      MURR DOG

      FORD = forgot OBVIOUS RESEARCH/ cronies..Detroit

      about 2 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 5 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 5 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 1 month ago
    • Dbonejonez ruffrufr
      Dbonejonez ruffrufr

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

      about 5 months ago
    • Jerry D
      Jerry D 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 1 month ago
    • Dbonejonez ruffrufr
      Dbonejonez ruffrufr

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

      about 5 months ago
    • gahndrsn
      gahndrsn In reply to Dbonejonez ruffrufr

      Dbonejonez ruffrufr why?

      about 11 days ago
    • Alex Pham
      Alex Pham

      hit 1 million miles then talk about it.

      about 5 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 5 months ago
    • Timothy Cook
      Timothy Cook In reply to Filip Tułaza

      Any issues with it yet?

      about 5 months ago
    • THE WOLF
      THE WOLF

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

      about 6 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 6 months ago
    • Okie Rider
      Okie Rider

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

      about 6 months ago
    • Reinier Rooi
      Reinier Rooi In reply to Okie Rider

      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 2 months ago
    • chase Trix
      chase Trix

      Got this truck right now, loving it!

      about 6 months ago
    • timothy vazquez
      timothy vazquez In reply to chase Trix

      Same here. Loving it

      about 2 months ago
    • rick fe
      rick fe In reply to chase Trix

      same here

      about 3 months ago
    • David Reichel
      David Reichel

      EV option?

      about 7 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 7 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 7 months ago
    • Killercow Man
      Killercow Man

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

      about 7 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 8 months ago
    • 66skate

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

      about 8 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 5 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 5 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 8 months ago
    • alex s
      alex s

      Needs a standard Transmission.

      about 8 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 8 months ago
    • Timothy Cook
      Timothy Cook In reply to Paul Wagner

      It is built in Wayne, Michigan

      about 5 months ago
    • YeuLaKho

      5 foot bed = 5 Subway sandwiches length..yeah..that's how short it is.

      about 8 months ago
    • TJ L
      TJ L

      I can't stand round looking trucks.. The colorado is ugly as sin, now this ranger looks like a clone with the rounded front end.. And don't tell me its for better mpg, they have had 50 and 100 mpg carbs for 100 years...

      about 8 months ago
    • Erik Pendleton
      Erik Pendleton

      So how does the pipes in sound work - it is able to actuate the speakers with the audio system turned off? Does the noise increase when the audio system volume is turned up? Are R&D $ being spent on adding fake noise? - to many R &D dollars laying around and they already solved all their engineering challenged? Really?

      about 8 months ago
    • Ed C
      Ed C

      Im probably one of the first to buy one of these...not happy with the one I bought

      the brakes had a bad "shimmy" when you applied the brakes. one or more (not given the best info) rotors had to be turned/trued. Most of the shimmy gone, but I still feel some. At take off you can feel a "shudder", vibration (whatever), but it balances out after you get going. The back seat backrest wont latch so it flops around some when you apply the brakes. The seats are embarrassing, but I work at a plant that manufactures seats for the automotive industry so I am picky. These seats, nor most I have seen in videos and pictures would not make it out of our plant. The foam doesnt fill out the leather well, at work we tried to massage it into place but it is still baggy, and wrinkled looking.

      I dont really use lane departure, I find it annoying, but compared to my last truck it doesnt alert you much. Very slight notice in the steering wheel. My last truck you could feel it in the wheel, and the seat would rumble.

      on the positive side, it looks awesome! For a small truck it rides well, and I am coming out of full sized pick ups, so that is saying a lot. Handles very well, and that little 4 banger will pick the truck up and move it quick. For the price I think they could have done more inside. Maybe more soft touch on the doors? Aside from that and the seats I love the interior of my Lariat. The adaptive cruise control rocks. I use cruise control a lot, and get annoyed when I have to come out of it for traffic. This thing takes care of that. Even switched lanes to much slower traffic to see what it would do. It keeps distance, and will slow you down quickly lol.

      I should note here that I did drive 2 new Rangers. the first one was an XLT, and had none of the problems listed above. The seats were cloth and had good fit. I also drove everything else in its class because I wanted to get out of full sized pick ups. In my opinion, nothing compared to the Ranger (well, at least the first Ranger I drove lol)

      about 8 months ago
    • ain't dat snipes
      ain't dat snipes

      good lookin truck

      about 8 months ago