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Old 11-02-2018, 08:28 PM   #1
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2019 Ford Ranger - flat towable

The 2019 Ford Ranger Service Manual has come online, and Ford documents that the 2019 Ford Ranger in the 4 wheel drive version is flat towable:

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Page 211 documents how to tow the 2019 Ford Ranger behind a recreational vehicle. Only the 4 wheel drive version will be flat towable behind a RV.

Looks like the towable version will sticker out around $ 30,000 and up.

Can't find what the weight of it without cargo is yet, but am sure it will be somewhere below 5,000 lbs.
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Old 11-03-2018, 07:18 PM   #2
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Looks like it will be a nice truck! I had one many years ago, and glad they're bringing it back.
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Old 11-16-2018, 10:12 AM   #3
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I would guess the Ranger will weigh between 4,200 and 4,700 lbs. The F-150 weights 4,800 to 5,300lbs.
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Here is the weight info.
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Old 11-21-2018, 06:47 PM   #5
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Interesting, crew cab 4X4 isnít much lighter than my Colorado. I was waiting for the Ranger to come out before buying, but my previous vehicle unfortunately had other ideas and I had to buy last summer before the Ranger hit the dealers. I was originally hoping the whole body would be aluminum like the F150, which would make for a very light tow.
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Old 11-21-2018, 09:28 PM   #6
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I was excited about the new Ranger. Was hoping it was my solution for a toad. It looks great but almost every number is too close to the F150. Weight, MPG, and price are all too close for me not to consider just getting the F150.

I'm looking at a 2018 F150 Supercab 4x4 with a price tag of 34000. The incentives for the F150 are great and not much at all on the Ranger. The curb weight for that particular model was around 4700 lbs. which again is very close to the Ranger.
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Old 11-22-2018, 12:11 AM   #7
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I am looking for a ranger as well as a possible toad
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Old 12-02-2018, 05:10 PM   #8
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I'm looking for a small pu also but didn't want weight over 3800...right now tow a 2016 chev equinox and might have to be satisfied jim
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It looks like we will begin to see them on dealer's lots at the end of January. Ford has moved the Ranger from "future" vehicles to "trucks" section on their website. If you have access to X-plan pricing you can now see dealer stock.

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I'm looking for a small pu also but didn't want weight over 3800...right now tow a 2016 chev equinox and might have to be satisfied jim
I have a 2008 Tacoma that actually weights right at 3800 lbs. I've been debating and delaying all year while waiting on the Ranger. The problem with the Tacoma is I have to spend an additional $1500 more to deal with the transmission if I want to flat tow. So my setup total is roughly $3500 to flat tow. I'm unsure that want to do that to a 10-year-old truck that also needs a paint job.
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yea i have the chev equinox set up with break and blue ox so it well cost almost that for me to change toad ...jim
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Well... I've decided to go with the Ranger. Going to the dealer tomorrow to place an order. There is an Early Order Program that ensures the orders get built as quickly as possible. Even with the program, it will probably not be ready until March. That'll give me some time to unload the Mustang, Tacoma, and boat.

The dealerships orders should start showing up in January. If you have X-plan access you can already see dealer ordered vehicles.

I've already seen one bumper that would work for flat towing. Hopefully, there will be other options in a few months.

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Good luck with it, thatís one of my favorite colors.
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More than one article I've read opined that the demise of the Ranger was their features and price point crept up to the level of the F150, so dealers and consumers both just went with F150's.

Fast forward to 2019, the Ranger is *starting out* at the feature and price point of F150's. There's no real reason to have one unless an F150 doesn't fit in your garage.

Makes me feel old but I'm still driving my '95 Ranger - 4 banger, 5 speed manual, cloth seats, crank windows, curb weight 2900lbs. A utility truck, not a $30+K glamour wagon. It's a fair guess the automobile consuming public demands what they're selling but I sure ain't buying it. It'd be one thing if they offered a stripped version but you can't even order them that way. Other than capitalizing on the popularity of the name I'm not sure what market these will serve. Time will tell.

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Biggest reason it was of interest to me is the curb weight. The F150 is marginal for a gas coach, whereas the Ranger should provide a bit more wiggle room once you add a bed liner and cover, etc. I ended up with the Chevy Colorado for this reason, and my prior vehicle started having some major mechanical issues last summer so I couldn't wait for the Ranger.
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