2019 Ford Ranger on forest road with kayaks on optional bed mounted rack accessory

Frequently Asked Questions of the Ford Ranger near Beardstown

If you're in the market for a midsize truck with great hauling and towing capacity but without the enlarged footprint of a full size pickup, you're in luck, because the Ford Ranger is back! After an eight-year hiatus, the Ranger has returned to the U.S. market, offering more capability and versatility than ever before. So, whether you're heading out on an epic backcountry trip, or running weekend errands around town, the Ranger is here to carry you and all your stuff in comfort and style.

We know the initial research phase of the vehicle buying process can seem a bit overwhelming, so we're always looking for ways to make the experience a little easier. With that in mind, here are answers to some of the questions we receive most often about the Ford Ranger.

Does the Ford Ranger need premium gas? No, premium fuel isn't necessary. The Ranger's 2.3-liter EcoBoost engine is certified to achieve 270 horsepower and 310 pound-feet of torque using just regular 87-octane fuel.

What is the towing capability of the Ford Ranger? SuperCab 4x2 models can tow up to 7,500 pounds.

What is the price of the Ford Ranger? Depending on configuration, the Ranger's MSRP range is $24,300 to $36,210.

What is the best Ford Ranger trim level? That depends on your needs, but the XLT trim provides a good balance of features and cost, and offers an available FX4 Off-Road package for extra outdoor fun.

How much does the Ford Ranger weigh? Depending on equipment the Ranger's curb weight is between 3,922 and 4,441 pounds

Why are Ford Rangers so popular? Besides being really good looking (is our bias showing?), the Ford Ranger delivers all the fun and utility of owning a truck but in a more maneuverable size. As a midsize truck, it's also relatively light-weight, so its 270 horsepower and 310 pound-feet of torque go a long way! It boasts a max tow rating of up to 7,500 pounds and a best-in-class maximum payload rating of 1,860 pounds. It's also highly customizable to your needs, and with the FX4 Off-Road package, you're not bound by the confines of the asphalt.

2019 Ford Ranger on rocky terrain

2019 Ford Ranger LARIAT leather trimmed seats

2019 Ford Ranger crossing street with kayak on optional bed mounted rack accessory

Man sitting in rear seat of 2019 Ford Ranger SuperCrew
Does the Ford Ranger need special oil? Ford specifies 6.2 quarts of 5W-30.

How much leg room does the Ford Ranger have? Up front, the Ranger provides 43.1-inches of legroom. Leg room in the rear is 34.5-inches for crew cab models and 30.4-inches for SuperCab configurations.

How big is the Ford Ranger bed? SuperCab configurations come with a 6-foot bed and crew cab models come with a 5-foot bed.

Is the Ford Ranger AWD? All configurations of the Ford Ranger are available in rear-wheel or four-wheel drive.

Is the Ford Ranger better than the F-150? The F-150 is larger and more powerful than the Ranger, but "better" depends on your needs. If you want a capable, well-handling truck with a smaller footprint, the Ranger might be better suited to your requirements. Importantly, it also carries a lower price tag.

Does the Ford Ranger have Apple CarPlay?
The Ford SYNC 3 infotainment supports both Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. It comes standard on the Lariat trim, and is available as an option on supporting trims.

Does the Ford Ranger have a sunroof?
The current iteration of the Ford Ranger does not have a sunroof.

Test Drive the New Ford Ranger near Pittsfield and Mount Sterling

Have a question about the new Ford Ranger but don't see it here? Feel free to contact Westown Ford for more information, and if you'd like a close look, stop by our Jacksonville IL Ford dealership to speak with one of our friendly representatives. We'll be happy to show you around and set you up with a test drive.


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Directions Jacksonville, IL 62650

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  1. Westown Ford

    1312 W Morton Rd
    Jacksonville, IL 62650

    • Sales: (217) 245-7101
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