The new 2017 Ford Ranger boasts a range of new technology, updated styling and claims of up to 22% less fuel. Ford plan on continuing the success story of the Ranger, which is already on sale in more than 180 countries worldwide.
2017 Ford Ranger release date
The current model has been around since 2011, this new for 2017 model should be on sale in the middle part of 2017.
Release date: mid 2017
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2017 Ford Ranger specs
The new Ranger will be even more durable and rugged than the last; the ability to tow a trailer of up to 7000 lbs, wade in up to 31” of water thanks to its higher ground clearance of 9” and has an approach angle of 28o and a departure angle of 25o.
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2017 Ford Ranger price
Prices are expected to remain static, matching the current pricing model, this means that the Ranger should be around $25,000 to $30,000.
2017 Ford Ranger dimensions
Ford Ranger has impressive dimensions:
- Length – 210,9 in (5359 mm)
- Width – 72,8 in (1850 mm)
- Height – 67,1 in (1706 mm)
- Clearance – 9 in (230 mm)
- Wheelbase – 126, 7 in (3220 mm)
- Curb weight – 5008 lbs (2272 kg)
The sizes of the cargo platform: length – 55.7” (1415 mm; a version with a single cabin – 72.8”), width – 55.7” (1417 mm; between wheel arches — 42.9”), depth – 18.3” (465 mm).
2017 Ford Ranger engine set
The new Ranger will have four options when it comes to power, one gas and three diesels, all of them available with either manual or auto transmission with 6-speeds. The gasoline engine is a 2.5 liter 4-cylinder Duratec, making 163 BHP and 165 lb/ft of torque. The diesels will include two 2.2 liter 4-cylinder Duratorq TDCi engines, available in either 128 or 158 BHP (depending on the market) and a flagship five-cylinder 3.2 liter producing 197 BHP with an impressive 346 lb/ft of torque.
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2017 Ford Ranger equipment
Thanks to the new start – stop technology fitted (switching the engine off when at a standstill in town), the Ranger should see a saving of up to 3.5% in fuel consumption, allied to a final drive ratio change, it should also see an improvement for highway driving also.
The fuel saving doesn’t stop there though; the engine driven hydraulic PAS pump has been replaced by a more economical electric unit, thus should see another 3% improvement.
The all-wheel drive version is electronically controlled, capable of switching between 4×2 and 4×4 drive and is also fitted with diff locks for when the going gets tough.
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2017 Ford Ranger safety systems
The new Ford is packed with useful technology; lane guidance, blind spot monitoring, Park Assist and parking sensors, automatic cruise-control (monitoring and matching the speed of the vehicle in front), tyre pressure monitoring, trailer sway control and a system for detecting drowsiness of the driver.
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|2017 Ford Ranger|
|Engine type||DOHC 16V I4, direct fuel injection|
|Power/torque||163 hp; 165 lb-ft|
|Transmission||6-speed manual/6 speed automatic|
|Wheelbase||126, 7 in|
|Top speed||115 mph (V6)|
|PRICE RANGE: $22,105-$34,580 (sedan)|
|Competitors: Toyota Tacoma, Nissan Armada, Chevrolet Colorado|