Unfortunately, customers in the USA haven’t been able to enjoy in everything the Ford Ranger has to offer but it seems things will be changed, very soon. The current generation of the Ford Ranger roams on roads since 2011, except on the roads of America. The carmaker believes that the production of the Ranger for the US market will impact the sales of their legendary F-150. Judging by the success of other carmakers regarding smaller pickup trucks, future is bright for Ford. They finally realized that it was not a smart move to leave the US market without the Ranger. So this year we will get new installment of this super-popular pickup – New Ford Ranger.
Exterior of 2017 Ford Ranger
If you compare the 2011 Ford Ranger and the 2017 model, you will notice that the former represents a significant departure from the latter. Well, at least when we talk about its exterior. The thing that cannot be unnoticed is a new, sculpted hood. Its front end is decorated with trapezoidal grille and projector headlights. The vehicle will be based on a new platform. As you can assume, it is Atlas platform on which the F-150 is developed. You will agree that the 2011 model had some shortcomings with its overall weight, but it seems that the carmaker will solve the problem by using lightweight materials like aluminum. Thanks to its aluminum body, the 2017 Ford Ranger will be better in terms of performance and fuel economy. Both, front and rear bumper of the new Ranger will be redesigned. With sharp looking headlights and taillights, newly designed grille, sculpted hood, and uniquely designed wheels, the Ranger will look bolder than ever.
2017 Ford Ranger Interior
Comfortable seats, enriched features, and new materials are what we expect from Ford this time. To sum up our impressions of the 2017 Ford Ranger, we will only say that things inside of the cabin are well designed and that you will enjoy driving in such spacious and good-looking cabin. This highly functional vehicle offers enough space for your luggage space too. The company put the safety of the Ranger to a completely new level. The list of safety features is pretty long and among many others, there are: lane departure warning, park assist, adaptive cruise control, etc. thanks to the convenience features such as climate control, navigation, and touchscreen display, every drive will be amusing, interesting, and safe.
Ford Ranger 2017 Engine
Several engine options will be offered for the 2017 Ford Ranger. The most popular engine among customers will probably be the 2.0-liter EcoBoost unit. It is good for 240 horses and 270 lb-ft of torque. The same engine is serving under the bonnet of the Ford Edge. Fuel economy of the engine is pretty great for a vehicle of this kind and size. Namely, it is rated at 21 mpg in the city and 30 mpg on the highway. A 2.3-liter EcoBoost turbo-charging direct-injection engine is also available. it kicks out 285 ponies and 305 lb-ft of torque.
Release date and price of 2017 Ranger
The beginning of 2016 is when the 2017 Ford Ranger will appear in showrooms. The base model starts at $20.000.
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