So, it’s the 2019 Ford Ranger Raptor. It’s impressive? Absolutely: it’s a total weapon and it’s completely different from the ordinary Ford Ranger. But with $ 75,000, it’s a pile of money and I would not personally spend that kind of money on a car that lacks technology like AEB and radar cruise control.
Sitting under the body of the 2019 Ford Ranger Raptor, a 2.3mm thick high strength steel underbody guard prevents rocks and other sharp objects from damaging the car when you leave the road. It is a great detail and protects the entire lower part of the front of the car, including all cooling elements. Driving on the grass will no longer be a problem thanks to the diesel particulate filter (DPF) that moves further into the body with a much smarter heat shield. If you are looking for the exhaust pipe, it has moved to the side of the differential bumper just before, with a drain pipe facing down. New in Ranger is a keyless entry and start system, as well as a new tailgate controlled by a torsion bar that facilitates opening and closing. Open the driver’s door and you are immediately presented with a beautiful interior. The steering wheel is thick and feels great in the hands with a central red strap designed to help position the wheels when driving faster. Entering the cabin comes thanks to the giant magnesium side steps that flank the sides of the car.
While the interior is nice, it’s not a $ 75,000 car. There is a lot of rough plastic around the doors and board. The seats are also nice, but your passenger will adjust them manually and his rear occupants will live without vents. We also discovered that the gearbox may be sensitive to a moment when it just changed gears with the accelerator, for example, grabbing the top speed from second to third, while the accelerator is sometimes not a change speed occurs. A set of gear levers that can be grasped at any time to get through the gears is behind the steering wheel. These things are great: they have a polished metal finish and are long, making them easy to grab when looking for the next report. The seats are exclusive to 2019 Ford Ranger Raptor and give you a very nice hug with a “front technical” trim on the edges, in addition to seat heating. Under the heating and cooling controls, Ford abandoned one of the 12V outputs and replaced it with a USB output. So there is now a 12 V output at the front, plus two USB ports. In the second row you will find a 240V universal power outlet. The leg and the height in the second row are very similar to those of the Ranger as we know it. The infotainment comes in the form of the excellent Ford Sync3 infotainment system supplied with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, as well as an excellent voice recognition system for a large number of user driven commands. You can even place orders via Siri and the equivalent of Google when combined with Bluetooth.
The 2019 Ford Ranger Raptor powertrain offers technology to deliver more power and torque, better fuel economy, less weight and specific off-road calibrations for the engine, transmission, transmission system, steering, brakes and control. Electronic stability (ESC). In a groundbreaking move to deliver incredible performance and response capability, the 10 speed transmission of a new 2.0 liter twin turbo diesel engine in the 2019 Ford Ranger Raptor delivers a maximum of 213PS (157kW) Power and 500Nm torque Ford engineers have extensively tested the new powertrain to test durability. This test involves running a “heat cycle” on the engine, heating the two turbos at the red point of brightness for 200 hours without stopping. It can withstand this torture by turbo and low pressure turbo (LP) bearings that are cooled with water to reduce the temperature to prevent overheating and protect the air intake components. Together, the smallest high pressure turbo (HP) is connected in sequence to the larger turbo LP and is controlled by bypass valves that determine the operating mode according to the engine speed. At low engine speeds, both turbochargers running in series, which improves torque and responsiveness while at higher engine speeds, overhung the small HP turbo, and the highest LP turbo delivers boost to deliver more power . Ford’s 10 speed automatic transmission, designed by Ford, is shared with the F-150 Raptor. It has been designed with steel, aluminum alloys and high strength composite materials to optimize durability and weight. Having 10 speeds means a broader relationship that results in better acceleration and better responsiveness. With more space to optimize gear spacing, engineers can customize gear progression much more efficiently than before, providing faster and faster gear shifting. The all new electronic system features adaptive real time programming algorithms designed to ensure that the correct report is selected at the right time. A single transmission calibration also includes a “Live in Drive” feature, which means that the pallets are always available for manual control of gear selection.
Ford did not release the 2019 Ford Ranger Raptor prices. Of course, if that were the case, the price would continue to be for the Asia Pacific market and may not reflect the cost of the truck in the United States. Here in America we are betting 2019 Ford Ranger Raptor to align closely with the Chevrolet Colorado ZR2 and Toyota Tacoma TRD Pro. These trucks start at $ 40,995 and $ 40,960 respectively.