Ford has revived its Ranger model for the North American market to compete with the likes of Toyota’s Tacoma and Chevrolet’s Colorado. Many shops might already see these roll in for service, so here are some specs and information about the new model, via Ford.
Ford Ranger makes a triumphant return for 2019—a midsize pickup engineered Built Ford Tough, ready for adventure and packed with driver-assist technologies to enable easier driving both on- and off-road. Anchored by a high-strength steel frame and powered by a 2.3-liter EcoBoost paired to an efficient 10-speed automatic, the all-new Ranger is available in either SuperCab or SuperCrew configuration. It can be optioned with 4x2 or 4x4, and comes in three trim levels: XL, XLT and Lariat. Chrome and Sport Appearance Packages are available.
Technology comes built-in, starting with an 8-inch touch screen for available SYNC 3, while a single or dual LCD productivity screen is available for real-time vehicle, navigation and audio information. Ranger has standard pre-collision assist with automatic emergency braking. A lane-keeping system that includes lane-keeping assist, lane-departure warning, reverse sensing and class-exclusive blind spot information system with trailer coverage is standard on XLT and Lariat. Adaptive cruise control is standard on Lariat.
Available FX4 Off-Road Package features off-road-tuned suspension, all-terrain tires, frame-mounted heavy-gauge steel front bash plate and skid plates, rear locking differential, innovative terrain management system with four distinct drive modes and trail control.
Cubic inches: 138
Required fuel: Min. 87 octane
Firing order: 1-3-4-2
Ignition system: Coil on plug
Spark plug gap: 0.027 - 0.031 in (0.70 - 0.80 mm)
Compression ratio: 10:1
Capacities and specifications
Engine oil (with oil filter): 6.2 qt (5.9 L), SAE 5W-30
Engine coolant: 11.6 qt (11 L)
Brake fluid: Between MIN/MAX on brake fluid reservoir, DOT 4 low viscosity
Front axle fluid: 2.11 pt (1.0 L)
Rear axle fluid (standard axle): 3.70 pt (1.75 L), SAE 80W-90
Rear axle fluid (locking axle): 3.04 pt (1.44 L), SAE 80W-90
Automatic transmission fluid: 12.8 qt (12.1 L), Motorcraft MERCON ULV Automatic Transmission Fluid
Power Transfer Unit (PTU) fluid (four-wheel drive): 23.7 fl oz (700 ml)
Windshield washer fluid: Fill as required
Fuel tank: 18.8 gal (71.2 L)
A/C refrigerant: 1.49 lb (.675 kg), R-1234yf refrigerant
A/C refrigerant compressor oil: 2.7 fl oz (80 ml), R-1234yf Refrigerant PAG Oil
“We recommend using DOT 4 Low Viscosity (LV) High Performance Brake Fluid or equivalent meeting WSS-M6C65-A2. Use of any fluid other than the recommended fluid may cause reduced brake performance and not meet our performance standards. Keep brake fluid clean and dry. Contamination with dirt, water, petroleum products or other materials could result in brake system damage and possible failure.
Automatic transmissions that require MERCON ULV transmission fluid will only use MERCON ULV transmission fluid.The use of any other fluid could cause transmission damage.
To improve engine cold start performance, we recommend that you use alternative engine oil in extremely cold climates, where the ambient temperature reaches -22.0°F (-30°C) or below: SAE 0W-30 (specification: WSS-M2C953-B1)."
Normal scheduled maintenance
Every 20,000 mi (32,000 km): Replace cabin air filter
Every 30,000 mi (48,000 km): Replace engine air filter
At 100,000 mi (160,000 km): Change engine coolant
Every 100,000 mi (160,000 km): Replace spark plugs, inspect accessory drive belt or belts
Every 150,000 mi (240,000 km): Change automatic transmission fluid and filter, change front axle fluid (four-wheel drive vehicles), change rear axle fluid, change transfer case fluid (four-wheel drive vehicles), replace accessory drive belt or belts