Not so long ago, buyers in USA could go out and buy a Ford Ranger. However, since 2012 made-in-America compact trucks have stopped being sold in America. GM has started to sell some models but it is anybody’s guess whether the new 2017 Ford Ranger will be available in America. However, it will be available in overseas markets and is the second-generation model that will not be all that different to the original Ranger. Since Ford is not planning to make too many changes to its new Ranger it seems that the carmaker will continue to offer the same four engine options as it has already been offering. However, of all these four engines, only one will run on gas. This will be the 2.5-liter engine that is capable of developing 164 horsepower and 166 pound feet of twisting force.
2017 Ford Ranger Engine Specs
Diesel engines offer more diversity and one that really does catch the eye is the 2.2-liter turbo 4-cylinder engine that is capable of developing 158 horsepower and 284 pound feet of twisting force. If you want this engine to deliver better fuel efficiency then you will need to settle for an engine that only delivers 129 horsepower. There is also a stronger 3.2-liter diesel engine on offer and this 5-cylinder engine can generate an impressive 197 horsepower and 347 pound feet of twisting force. Each of the four engines will be mated to either a 6-speed manual or automatic transmission. The four engines are also offered with either rear-wheel drive or AWD variants.
2017 Ford Ranger Exterior and Interior
The design of the new 2017 Ford Ranger is impressive. The front fascia for example borrows features from the earlier crossovers from Ford. The headlights are very angular and so too are the fog lights. The fenders flare out and the creases in the middle section give the truck a modern as well as tough look. All in all, the new Ford Ranger is a typical mid-sized pickup truck that has earned the trust of buyers.
On the inside, not much has changed. The cabin is simple and very car like. The placement of the dashboard is different. It is now placed lower and has plenty of angularity. The instrument panel is also quite simple and includes a nice 8-inch touchscreen. Changes have been made to the cabin materials and they are now quite impressive and include top quality upholstery. The Ford Ranger also gets an excellent infotainment system. As for safety, the Ford Ranger gets a number of safety features that ensure safety of all occupants. There is also a rearview camera on offer as too are parking sensors.
2017 Ford Ranger Release Date and Price
The new 2017 Ford Ranger is supposed to be a fuel-efficient vehicle. It also boasts of start/stop button, which will improve fuel efficiency by up to 3.5 percent. The smaller diesel units will deliver 22 percent better fuel economy. The 2017 Ford Ranger will have a price tag that is slightly higher than the price tag of the existing model. However, the carmaker will not radically improve the price of its new Ford Ranger. So, be prepared to pay between 23,000 and 36, 000 dollars for your Ford Ranger. It seems that Ford will introduce its new 2017 Ford Ranger sometime at the end of this year or early next year.