In this review...
- Exterior & Interior
- 5. Ford Ranger 2019: Final thoughts
1. Ford Ranger 2019: The best now becomes better
The Ford Ranger has been considered as one of the best-selling pick-up trucks in the Philippines since its launch in 2002. The legend pickup has gone through more than 19 years in the global market and more than 15 year in our shores. During this long time, the pickup has been pampered by the Blue Oval with series of great updates for three generations.
Ford Philippines has decided to give the Ranger 2019 significant changes without any announcement
This year, it is such a big surprise when Ford Philippines has decided to give the Ford Ranger 2019 significant changes without any announcement, along with the debut of the Ford Ranger Raptor 2019 Philippines, bringing local pickup enthusiasts sudden excitement.
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2. Ford Ranger 2019: What is changed in design?
In general, the updated Ranger 2019 looks almost the same as the current Ford Ranger 2018, except for the obvious changes including revamped chrome grille and tweaked bumper.
Besides, the Ford Ranger Wildtrak 2019 also receives some new features such as Everest-esque DRLs and HID headlamps. The rear end is also revamped with a new Z Lift Tailgate system to support users to close the tailgate of the pickup much easier - available in the 2019 Ford Ranger XLT and 2019 Ranger Wildtrak versions only.
Meanwhile, the XLS and XLT versions now come with a simpler design for their bumpers but get fresh grilles. The XLT specially comes adorned with projector fog lights and headlights.
The updated Ranger 2019 looks almost the same as the current model
While the exterior’s updates are obvious, the changes inside aren’t considerable. The pickup still retains its special homeward feeling yet with an upscale treatment in materials.
The 2019 Ford Ranger Wildtrak is still unique with contrasting stitches and Wildtrak logo. The cabin of all versions is highlighted by an 8’’ SYNC 3 infotainment system while the XLS and XLT are both equipped with a smaller 4.2’’ TFT display head unit.
The new Ford Ranger also comes with series of modern safety features including Lane Departure Warning, Adaptive Cruise Control, Active Park Assist and Autonomous Emergency Braking. The Wildtrak and XLT versions now get Tailgate Lift Assist.
The cabin of all versions is highlighted by an 8’’ SYNC 3 infotainment system
If the exterior’s updates are obvious, the changes inside aren’t considerable
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3. Ford Ranger 2019: The most significant update lies in its engine
Someone say changes are good, and for the new Ford Ranger 2019, positive changes primarily lie in its engine. As light as its brother Ranger Raptor and its cousin Ford Everest, the engines armed for the updated Ranger is a 2.0L 4-cylinder biturbo diesel and a 2.0-liter turbo diesel which come to life to replace the previous 3.2L 214 hp/500 Nm engine.
The former is capable of cranking out 211 hp and 500 Nm of torque while the later can produce 178 hp and and 420 Nm of torque. The two engines are combined with a ten-speed automatic gearbox. Do you feel the name 2.0-liter Bi-Turbo diesel familiar? Sure, it can be also found on the long-lost sibling Ranger Raptor.
The engines armed for the updated Ranger is a 2.0L 4-cylinder biturbo diesel and a 2.0-liter turbo diesel
In addition to new engines, the 2019 Ranger also receives better suspension in order to boost steering ride and handling capability while reducing noise levels.
It boasts a towing capacity of 3,500 kg and a payload of 1,300 kg. Its water wading depth remains at 800 mm.
4. Ford Ranger 2019 prices in the Philippines
The updated Ford Ranger 2019 has been already available at all Ford dealerships in the Philippines with a starting price of Php 1,029,000.
The Ranger 2019 is offered 8 versions with 8 color options including Saber, Diffused Silver, Sunset Red, Blue Reflex, Meteor Grey, Aluminum Metallic, Cool White and Absolute Black.
Now let’s check out the updated prices of the Ford Ranger 2019 in the Philippines.
|Ford Ranger 2.2L XLS 4x2 MT||P1,029,000|
|Ford Ranger 2.2L XLS 4x2 AT||P1,089,000|
|Ford Ranger 2.2L XLS 4x4 MT||P1,178,000|
|Ford Ranger 2.2L XLT 4x2 MT||P1,173,000|
|Ford Ranger 2.2L XLT 4x2 AT||P1,233,000|
|Ford Ranger 2.0L Turbo Wildtrak 4x2 MT||P1,390,000|
|Ford Ranger 2.0L Turbo Wildtrak 4x2 AT||P1,455,000|
|Ford Ranger 2.0L Bi-Turbo Wildtrak 4x4 AT||P1,695,000|
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5. Ford Ranger 2019: Final thoughts
It is safe to say that the Ford Ranger is one of the most outstanding names in not only in Ford cars lineup but also in the pickup truck segment in the Philippines thanks to its handsome appearance, convenient cabin and especially, excellent capability thanks to an amazing update under the hood.
Although the Raptor 2019’s arrival is considered to be a star of Ford Philippines’ feast, the surprising reveal of the normie Ford Ranger is not something to ignore. With everything it has to offer, who knows, the Ford PH's standing best-seller for 2018 will still keep its position for 2019?
Philkotse.com truly hopes that our Ford Ranger 2019 brief review will not only deepen your understanding about this capable pickup but also make your love for the Ranger greater.
With new updates for 2019 model, it seems that the Blue Oval is trying to make the best become better. Do you agree with us? Let us know by leaving your comment below.