The most recent Ranger model from Ford is probably the most anticipated vehicle in the USA. According to Ford, we will see this model on dealerships by the end of 2017 or maybe even at the beginning of 2018. Yes, we have to wait a lot, but this is definitely worth waiting for. So, what we can expect from the next 2018 Ford Ranger? We can expect a lot of changes, especially in the high-tech technology department. The exterior and interior design will also receive some slight changes but nothing too much notable. When it comes to weight, the new Ranger will most likely keep heavily. If you want to find out something more about this model and to learn something new, follow our review and enjoy.
2018 Ford Ranger – Refreshed Design:
The exterior design of the 2018 Ford Ranger will be very attractive and all people will be delighted, especially because we can see the addition of some style. Compared to the current model, the new one will be more modern. In general, this model will keep its own distinctive design. However, there is going to be some minor exterior tweaks. Some rumors suggest that Ford will bring all three styles in the U.S market (regular cab, extended cab, and crew cab) and if that rumor is true, we can clearly say that this will be the perfect move from Ford. When it comes to some details from the outside, we can expect to see enlarged front tow hooks. The front bumper, the front grille, and the headlights will remain more or less unchanged. The LED technology will power all the lighting of this truck. Furthermore, Ford will probably introduce new headlights and front grille, but only for higher trims. The 2018 Ford Ranger will probably ride on lightweight aluminum wheels – 19 inches. The truck’s profile and cab shape will be the same as in the current model. The same thing we can expect with the rear fascia.
From the inside, the next 2018 Ford Ranger will be good looking and we can expect some changes here. First of all, the cabin of this model is made from quality materials and it is very spacious and comfortable. All seats in the cabin will be covered with high-quality leather. The dashboard is simple and it is quite easy to manage with it. We can expect to see next generation of well know SYNC, as well as navigation, Bluetooth connectivity, hands-free phone operation, HD and satellite radio, voice controls for some systems, 360-degree camera system. Some of the other interior features include dual-zone climate control, Apple CarPlay and Android auto, heated and very supportive seats and many others as well.
2018 Ford Ranger – Engine Specs:
The 2018 Ford Ranger will probably introduce new engines for the U.S market. We can anticipate 3.2-liter inline five-cylinder turbo diesel engine. This engine will be capable of generating up to 197 hp and 350 pound-feet of torque. Ford also says that with some upgrades, the max torque could be around 370 pound-foot.
Next engine will be probably 2.2-liter EcoBoost V-6 engine that is capable of producing up to 158 hp. Both engines will be mated to a six-speed manual or six-speed automatic transmission system. As we used to see in the Colorado and Canyon models, the manual transmissions will be probably mated to the smallest engine in the lower trim level.
All customers are able to choose between RWD and 4WD drive type. EPA rates are still unavailable.
2018 Ford Ranger – Estimated Arrival and Price:
The release date of the 2018 Ford Ranger will be probably by the end of 2017. When it comes to prices, the starting MSRP for the base version will be around $22.000. (Regular cab Ranger). This model will have great rivals and some of them are famous Chevy Colorado and powerful GMC Canyon.