The motto Built Ford Tough is a deeply rooted mindset that has stood as the foundation of the most popular lineup of rugged and dependable trucks for many decades. Ford’s selection of formidable pickups expands this notion with the all-new 2019 Ranger. When you want to take your vehicle from the normal paved streets around Asheville to wilder paths, Ranger was specifically engineered to effectively handle any terrain you may encounter.
In addition to building Ranger on a high-strength, fully boxed steel frame with frame-mounted steel bumpers and tow hooks attached directly to the frame, Ford put it through grueling testing under environments and circumstances harsher than you could possibly come across to reach maximum strength and resilience. Between robot-driver trials on rigorous routes, hours of towing heavy loads at steep inclines in sweltering heat, and experiencing jarring conditions, the latest Ranger is completely primed for your next off-road outing.
If you are pumped to hear more about the toughness and all-terrain capabilities of this versatile pickup, continue along as the Asheville Ford crew breaks down everything you would ask regarding the Ranger’s layout and what you can expect while in the driver’s seat. Then, we are confident you will plan a visit to our Asheville NC showroom for an up-close examination of such an extraordinary truck.
The challenges of off-roading require an abundance of torque and power to make the trip really fun. The newest Ford Ranger delivers strongly with a 2.3-liter (L) EcoBoost engine producing 270 horsepower and best-in-class 310 pound-foot (lb.-ft.) of torque. A twin-scroll turbocharger pulls exhaust gas from two cylinders to nearly eliminate lag, while the 10-speed SelectShift automatic transmission integrating Ford-patented technology allows for fast, seamless shifting. The fuel-efficient gas motor utilizing a direct-injection system beats out the competition, as well, with an EPA-estimated 21 city miles per gallon (mpg) and 26 highway mpg.
Plus, Ranger contains all of the muscle you need to bring lots of gear and cargo for your big adventures around Asheville. It boasts category-leading maximums of 1,860-pound (lb.) payload and 7,500-lb. towing, so you never have to leave something behind or worry about your vehicle withstanding the extra weight. Haul and tow almost whatever you want!
Remarkable automotive design goes beyond just looking good by demonstrating a vehicle’s abilities, such as the Ford Ranger. The midsize pickup’s athletic body, offered in vibrant colors like Saber, Lighting Blue, or Hot Pepper Red, impeccably merges visual appeal and function. A twin power dome hood works in conjunction with the low-angled windshield to resourcefully funnel air over the roof and decrease the sound of wind at the same time the wide grille and rounded wheel arches further boost aerodynamics. All of these elements (and more) add to the level of attractiveness and overall performance.
Ranger’s interior continues highlighting that purposeful combination of style and functionality with the essential added component of comfort. Firm seats provide extra support to keep you comfortable, controls are easy to operate, and the optional eight-inch touchscreen and dual LCD instrument cluster displays offer useful information. For just the right amount of passenger and storage space, choose either the SuperCab arrangement featuring front bucket seats, a rear bench seat (can be removed on XL model), and six-foot (ft.) bed or the roomier SuperCrew that includes seating for five, four full-size doors, and a five-ft. bed. You are sure to enjoy every mile of the journey after you select from the following models available at Asheville Ford:
You also have the option to take the stylishness up a few notches with one of these appearance packages:
The customization of your new Ranger does not stop there, though. Accessories ranging from carriers and gear racks to bed tents and protective bed liners allow you to outfit the truck even more to suit your type of excursions and create the perfect ride.
When you prefer embarking on escapades to the extreme, prepare your pickup for maximum thrills through the FX4 Off-Road Package. It not only integrates tuned off-road monotube shocks, all-terrain tires with hard-hitting tread, and a cluster screen for essential feedback, but also an exposed steel front bash plate, undercarriage skid plates, and cutting-edge tools to help you stay in command. The Terrain Management System comprises selectable drive modes (Normal, Grass, Gravel/Snow, Mud/Ruts, or Sand) for optimum performance and traction, no matter the surface. And, the Trail Control cruise control system takes over throttling, speed, and braking, so you can focus on precise steering in tough environments. This is the must-have package for drivers in Asheville NC who like to venture way off the beaten path.
Thanks to an available array of sophisticated tech amenities and safety components, the all-new Ford Ranger is well-equipped for connectivity and increased driving confidence. Voice-activated SYNC 3 features a user-friendly, eight-in. capacitive touchscreen that links your smartphone, shows directions with pinch-to-zoom function, and has two smart-charging USB ports. FordPass Connect lets you access a 4G LTE Wi-Fi hotspot to connect 10 devices while traveling and once you have reached a destination, within 50 feet of your pickup. You have the ability to open up a wide variety of apps, as well, for extra convenience.
Feeling protected on the road to your weekend activities is always at the forefront. Optional on Ranger XL and standard on Ranger XLT or Lariat, Ford Co-Pilot 360 provides an assortment of driver-assist technologies that aid you in managing traffic and preventing accidents, including Lane-Keeping System, Blind Spot Information System (BLIS) with Cross-Traffic Alert and Trailer Coverage, and Pre-Collision Assist with Automatic Emergency Braking. The offered electronic-locking rear differential optimizes traction on both wheels, which is especially helpful when trekking across unfamiliar, unpredictable territory. Plus, off-road ground clearance makes clearing hills and other obstacles a cinch.
Now that you in the know on what makes the 2019 Ford Ranger the ideal truck to take your off-road expeditions to new heights, give Asheville Ford a call at (828) 276-1075. Our experienced team of automotive professionals will answer any questions you may have about the trim grades, exterior packages, or multi-terrain features and go over building the Ranger you envision, as well as preordering it. Stop by our Asheville dealership today to start planning head for your upcoming epic excursion.