Although it is understandably exciting to browse through the latest and greatest vehicles from the current model year to pick out your dream car, there is also something to be said for looking back to take a second look at slightly older vehicle models from model years passed. Today, we’ll look back at a mid-size pickup truck that underwent some major updates and upgrades in time for the 2019 model year, which helps the 2019 Ranger 4×4 remain quite the truck to own.

In fact, some of the best, most reliable vehicle models remain relevant to the mainstream auto market for several years—even after their initial model year is over. One example of a vehicle that is worth looking back to is the 2019 Ranger 4×4. 

This mid-size pickup truck underwent some major updates and upgrades in time for the 2019 model year, which helps the 2019 Ranger 4×4 continue to hold its own on the mainstream auto market almost two full model years after its debut. The 2019 Ranger is slightly smaller and less bulky than it has been in previous years, and it comes equipped with an all-new engine and transmission system. 

If you’re in the market for a new mid-size pickup truck, don’t overlook the 2019 Ranger. Keep reading to learn more about 5 of the best features of the 2019 Ford Ranger 4×4 that help make this mid-size pickup truck a solid choice to this day. 

  1. Powerful Turbocharged Engine Option 

The 2019 Ford Ranger 4×4 is available with a powerful turbocharged engine. This turbocharged 2.3-L inline-four engine delivers 270 horsepower and 310 lb.-ft. of torque on the road. This turbo engine pairs with a 10-speed automatic transmission that ensures a smooth, steady ride for drivers and passengers alike.

2019 Ranger 4x4 engine

2019 Ranger 4×4 engine

In terms of more general drive performance, the 2019 Ranger does not disappoint. It can reach speeds of 60 MPH in just 6.5 seconds—which puts this mid-size pickup above the average acceleration time among similar trucks in its vehicle class. The 2019 Ranger 4×4 is also a very capable truck. It has an impressive maximum towing capacity of 7,500 pounds. 

  1. Off-Road-Ready Build 

The 2019 Ford Ranger 4×4 is built specifically for adventurous off-roading. It is available with several optional add-ons and special packages that add the additional off-roading capability to this mid-size pickup truck.

8.9 inches of ground clearance, special skid plates, and a part-time four-wheel-drive system make adventurous off-roading much more feasible in this mid-size pickup truck. The 2019 Ranger 4×4 also comes with Trail Control that functions as a cruise control system designed specifically for off-roading. 

  1. Flexible Terrain Management System 

The 2019 Ranger 4×4 is equipped with a flexible Terrain Management System— which is included in the optional add-on FX4 Off-Road Package. 

This Terrain Management System has several different drive modes: Normal, Grass, Gravel/Snow, Mud/Ruts, and Sand. These drive modes are designed specifically for optimal drive performance on different terrains, and selecting one automatically adjusts engine responsiveness and transmission gearing to ensure the best traction and drive performance for any terrain. 

The Terrain Management System also automatically loosens up traction control to allow for more wheel slip in order to prevent spinning tires from slowing you down when you’re driving over rougher terrains. 

  1. Great Fuel Economy 

Fuel economy isn’t usually the first consideration among pickup truck drivers. In fact, pickup trucks are one of the vehicle classes with the lowest average gas mileage as a whole. That being said, fuel-saving technology has advanced rapidly in recent years and only continues to advance further as drivers put a higher emphasis on fuel economy. 

The fuel economy of pickup trucks—especially smaller pickups—has improved significantly over the past few years. The 2019 Ford Ranger 4×4 does not disappoint in the area of fuel economy, either. This mid-size pickup truck reaches a competitive-in-class combined gas mileage of 22 MPG, averaging 20 MPG on city streets and 24 MPG on the highway. 

  1. User-Friendly Interior 

While some might go so far as to call it simplistic, the interior of the 2019 Ford Ranger 4×4 is clean, modern, and—best of all—user-friendly.

The design of the cabin of the 2019 Ranger is simple, but its interior does not look cheap. It is also worth noting that one of the most sought-after and notable updates to the 2019 Ranger 4×4 is a much quieter cabin that more effortlessly absorbs bumps in the road to ensure a peaceful environment inside for drivers and passengers.

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