After a huge success of “Raptoring” the F-150 model, Ford decides to extend the same hard-core tech to the Ranger model. It was a good move, and now we are anticipating an all-new 2019 Ford Ranger Raptor. Raptor model is a specialty truck that will beat some of the toughest terrains, and mid-size Ranger seems like a perfect candidate.
The upcoming Ranger Raptor will arrive as a taller and wider pickup, it rides on all-terrain tires and it owns its own powertrain. The sale already started on the Asia Pacific market in countries such as China, India, Australia, Philippines, and Thailand. However, the U.S. market will debut in the coming months, and some of the specs are adjusted specially for the U.S.
2019 Ford Ranger Raptor gets a unique front grille
Based on a Ford’s T6 Global Ranger Platform, the 2019 Ford Ranger Raptor comes with the improved exterior. The frame, suspension, and some styling cues are similar to the F-150 Raptor model. The old Fox Racing Shox suspension that will make the drive easier in toughest terrains, smoothing out jumps, bumps is there as standard equipment. The grille comes with large FORD lettering with the LED headlights and daytime running lights on both sides.
The skid plate and tow hooks on the 2019 Ford Ranger Raptor are literally the same as on F-150 model. Black fender flares are connected via black bumper. The wheels are also coming in black, just like the front grille.
The rear bumper features a similar design as its F-150 brother and the side steps are made from aluminum alloy materials. Ranger Raptor will arrive in the U.S. with few excellent exterior colors such as Race Red, Lightning Blue, Frozen White, Shadow Black and a unique Conquer Grey.
If we compare the dimension on this model and F-150 Raptor the newest model is a little smaller. Its dimension measure length of 212.5 inches, width of 85.6 inches and height of 73.7 inches. The new model comes with very big and specially designed 33-inch BFGoodrich 285/70R-17 tires that are ideal for off-road terrains.
2019 Ford Ranger Raptor Interior is incredibly smart
The upcoming 2019 Ford Ranger Raptor will receive numerous interior updates. The seats are heavily bolstered with nice suede inserts and tall side of the seats features a two-tone leather. Furthermore, the steering wheel is in leather with blue contrast stitching and it features a red center marker.
The infotainment system is a Sync3 and it includes a Raptor’s logo and off-road pages. The upcoming model will also get an advanced 8.0-inch color screen and plenty of techs. Leather can be found even on a gear shifter. Raptor logo also sits on the seatbacks and is molded into the steering wheel. Overall, the interior is very modern and luxurious, and a cabin is a perfect place for five passengers, as the headroom and legroom are more than good.
With the newest 2019 Ford Ranger Raptor, the buyers will get very comfortable, relaxed driving experience over longer distances with great safety. Like the model Ford F-150 Raptor, this new model will get the latest safety features on the market. It will get active-safety technology features like electronic stability control, lane assists, roll stability control, traction control, parking sensors, adaptive cruise control, blind spot sensors, rear child safety locks and many more.
2019 Ford Ranger Raptor Engine delivers ultimate responsiveness
Ford developed a new engine specifically for this truck. While everyone was expecting a 3.5-liter V6 EcoBoost, Ford surprised us all with an all-new 2.0-liter BiTurbo diesel engine. This powertrain with four cylinders is capable of producing 210 HP and 370 lb-ft of torque. It is a big question if new Ranger will enter the U.S. market with the same powertrain option. However, there is a rumor that U.S model will get a Ford’s 2.7-liter EcoBoost V-6. This engine comes with the outputs 335 horsepower and 380 lb-ft. This engine is also under the hood of model 2019 Edge ST.
It is mated to a 10-speed automatic transmission and the 2019 Ford Ranger Raptor will come with numerous drive modes. This transmission is also present in model Mustang GT. Also, drive modes are very efficient, Rock mode uses a four-wheel drive low range and Baja mode benefits from a four-wheel drive high range. Besides that, other modes are Normal, Sport, Grass, Gravel, Snow, Mud, and Sand.
Thanks to the Terrain Management System, Trailer Sway Control, Hill Start Assist, Hill Descent Control, Load Adaptive Control (LAC) and Roll Over Mitigation (ROM) the 2019 Ford Ranger Raptor is able to maximum towing 5,512 pounds. The models that beat up this pickup truck in this section are Toyota Tacoma with 6,800 pounds, Chevrolet Colorado with 7,700 pounds and the king of the towing with 12,500 lbs Chevrolet Silverado 1500.
2019 Ford Ranger Raptor Price and Release Date
Finally, the price of an all-new 2019 Ford Ranger Raptor will cost around $42,000. As for the release date, the model will arrive in the U.S. in the coming months.