The 2019 Ford Ranger has returned to the US market. However, the company owes us many information and details about the truck. First of all, for example, we still don’t know which engine Ranger is going to use. A V-6 is certain, but there are plenty of variations in the mix. Besides that, fuel type is another thing to be considered.
It is very likely that buyers will be able to choose the fuel. Diesel offers better fuel economy and torque. On the other hand, petrol drivetrains have a higher power rating. There are differences between fuel types that separate buyers to fans of either one. Whatsoever, the 2019 Ford Ranger will offer both in the US market, as well as for the rest of the world where it will be available.
2019 Ford Ranger Petrol Drivetrains
There are many petrol engines in Ford’s family and it is hard to guess which one will be under the hood of the new Ranger. Everything depends on engineers and commands they receive. Shall 2019 Ford Ranger be economical or powerful?
The first powertrain coming to our mind is a 2.7-liter EcoBoost. With it, Ranger pickup will be good for at least 315 horsepower. This flexible drivetrain can be tuned to deliver more power. In some vehicles, it is capable to deliver 335 hp. The 2019 Ford Ranger will be somewhere in the range.
More Power From a 3.5-liter Unit
Yes, the 3.5-liter V-6 drivetrain would deliver more energy. Also, it is a proven engine for many other vehicles in the company. Whatsoever, it seems to be too big for 2019 Ford Ranger. Engineers need to make many moves before they fit a 2.7-liter unit. So, the 3.5-l is very unlikely to happen, although fans would like to see it.
The Final Possibility – A 2.3-liter EcoBoost
If we must say which engine has more chance to finds its way to 2019 Ford Ranger, a 3.5-liter or 2.3-l, we say the second one. However, as the 3.5-l engine, it is very hard to imagine it. Hard, but not impossible. This powertrain is strong enough to compete against main rivals. Also, we can see it perform nicely in Mustang. However, to be truck’s main engine, a 2.3-liter EcoBoost could be too small for it.
More Choices for Lovers of Diesel Power
Besides gasoline drivetrains, the 2019 Ford Ranger will offer diesel unit. However, as for its sibling, we still have no clues which one. But, the situation here is clearer than in petrol lineup. The main favorite to supply the truck with power is a 3.2-liter Power Stroke mill. This drivetrain, in combination with a 6-speed transmission, can make only 185 hp. However, its advantage is high torque output. For the new Ranger, it will be around 350 lb-ft.
This inline-five engine is capable to compete Duramax units used by Chevy. For example, Colorado can produce 181 hp and 370 pound-feet of torque. More cylinders provide more alternative options for a boost of the Power Stroke unit. After a revisit, Ford Ranger could be even more powerful than its rivals.
Smaller Power Stroke 3.0-liter V-6
Finally, we must mention a 3.0-liter, also Power Stroke engine. This turbo-diesel drivetrain is good for 250 hp and 440 lb-ft of torque. Whatsoever, it is the least likely option, since the new F-150 truck is using it. This legendary pickup is stealing the show this season, so other vehicles can’t benefit from it yet. Nevertheless, in future, Ford Ranger could use it, but in 2019 season it is not going to happen.