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2019 Ford Ranger Heads Straight to the Top of Its Class

by Shane McGlaun
2019 Ford Ranger Heads Straight to the Top of Its Classzoom in

It’s not common for a truck that tops its class in payload, torque and towing to also be the most fuel efficient among gas-powered entries. However, that’s precisely what the new 2019 Ranger will offer buyers when it lands. Reports indicate that only the diesel-powered Chevy Colorado will be more fuel efficient.

We already know that the 270 hp 2.3-liter EcoBoost can push out 310 lb-ft. of torque, and the Ranger can tow up to 7,500 lb. and handle up to 1,860 lb. of payload. Now, a dealer listing has turned up online that shows EPA fuel economy numbers for the 2019 Ranger. The truck in question is a modestly optioned XLT with a short bed and the 10-speed automatic in 2WD flavor. The truck is rated for 21 mpg city, 26 mpg highway, and 23 mpg combined.

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These EPA ratings put the Ford only slightly above some other gas-powered vehicles in the segment, but better is better. Another interesting tidbit is that this truck is listed at $34,505 on the dealer website with the dealer then discounting the truck $1,468 right off the bat – likely a year-end special only.

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