The midsize Ranger will be here soon. Before it appears at dealers, let’s take a peek at its EPA fuel economy ratings.
Unearthed by users at a Ford Ranger forum, a Monroney matching the VIN of a 2019 Ranger 4×2 reveals the truck will be rated at 21 mpg in the city and 26 mpg on the highway cycle. Combined, the pickup should achieve 23 mpg.
This is, of course, for the 2.3L turbocharged four engine paired to a ten-speed automatic, which is the only known power team currently planned for installation in American-market Rangers. When it hits dealers, it’ll be good for 270 horsepower and 310lb-ft of torque.
Keep in mind those fuel economy numbers are for two-wheel drive models. Those shuttling power to all four corners will likely take a 1- or 2mpg hit based on our experience with comparably-sized trucks already on the market.
Speaking of which, these numbers stack up well with with Ford’s competition. The 3.6L V6 found in a two-wheel drive Colorado or Canyon is rated at 18 city/25 highway/20 combined. The GM duo does offer more power, however.
Like those two trucks from The General, Ranger’s other two chief opponents, Tacoma and Frontier, offer V6 engines with comparable power outputs. The Toyota manages a rating of 19/24/21, while the arrived-on-the-ark Frontier ekes out a woeful 16/23/19. Those are city/highway/combined numbers respectively, by the way.
Scanning the QR codes on the window sticker did nothing, leading only to a dead link on the government’s EPA fuel economy website. Attempting to text the informational number listed in the bottom right corner also provided a whole fistful of nope.
Your author poked around the same site cited by the good folks on the Ranger forum, plugging in a VIN listed for a Ranger 4×4 by a dealership in Florida. That effort was rewarded with simply a blank window sticker. We’ll keep trying and update this post if we find anything new.