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Build your own 2019 Ford Ranger

Kamil Kaluski August 7, 2018 All Things Hoon 15 Comments

UPDATE: Ford got wise and took away the link. And then they said that the prices were not accurate. Bastages. 

Ford likes to announce their new models long before they actually become available. They start off with a hint. They follow it up with a concept. Then there are test mules running around. And then it gets teased on their website. Technically, you’re not suppose to “build your own Ranger” (quotes for emphasis and irony, as well as quote purposes) yet. But yet, now you can build on Ford’s own website. 

. You have three cab choices, one engine choice, and two driveline choices. Looks like the regular cab is available in the poverty XL 4×2 model only. That makes sense as those are only purchased by exterminators. Otherwise, the XL looks pretty damn cool with the steel wheels. Price for that XL model starts at $24,000 whereas the SuperCrew 4×4 with all the bells and whistles will run around $45,000. Cool looking truck, how will you configure yours?

Despite earlier teasing, there is no mention of the Ranger Raptor. But we’re pretty sure it’s coming. The development is done and the profit margins on loaded models, which the Raptor will, are super high. In the mean time, Sport Appearance Package is all you get. And even that looks pretty good. 

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  • neight428

    Looks to sticker for ~$10k less than a similarly configurated F150. Interested to see what the actual sales prices will be.

    • Fred

      1999 I was looking for a new truck and thought a Fronteir would be a good truck. I wanted a nice interior so I had to get the V6 and it became pretty expensive. Over at the Chevy dealer a full size V8 truck with upgraded interior was about $2000 more and got a whole 1 mpg less. I ended up with the Chevy. I hope Ford understands this.

      • I believe they do, which is why they haven’t had the Ranger for a long time.
        Also, have you seen F-150 prices?

        • Fred

          I’m afraid to look!

          • Alff

            A buddy just dropped over $60K on a new F150. Top of the line Limited to be sure, but still …. phew.

        • neight428

          I think the math gets really tough. It will all be in the discounts.

      • Zentropy

        I don’t even look at full-sized trucks anymore– they’re priced WAY out of my budget. The Colorado (and the new Ranger) are sized more in line with what I remember 1500s and F150s being in the 80s. Power-wise, they’re similar, too. I see full-sized trucks as towing and hauling vehicles, exclusively. The mid-sizers are more what I think of as an “all-rounder” truck.

      • Alff

        This. In 2002 I was smitten with the Dakota…until I learned that the price for a similarly equipped 1500 was only about $2k more, fuel economy not hugely better and the bigger truck far more capable. I still have that truck, I doubt that would be the case if I’d gone with the Dakota.

  • P161911

    Looks like they shut it down. The link goes to the 2018 Fiesta page now.

    • neight428

      Someone got ahead of themselves, I guess. In the meantime we can stare at this for another year…

  • Zentropy

    I keep scouring Craigslist for old Rangers (I miss the 5-speed 2.3 that was my first new vehicle). The new Ranger looks really promising, but the mid-size pickup class still seems a bit large for my needs. I wish someone would offer an actual COMPACT pickup again. I’d like to see Ford Super Duty styling squished down to mid-70s Courier dimensions, with a family of Ecoboost fours offered. Now THAT would be something I’d spend new money on.

  • Zentropy

    Before the configurator went down, did anyone see if the new Ranger would be available with a manual transmission? That might sway me on the size issue.

    • neight428

      don’t remember seeing that pop up, though I didn’t click through on a bare bones approach.

    • I can confirm with 1000000000000000000000% certainty that it won’t be.
      Taco comes with stick.

      • Zentropy

        Damn, that’s disappointing.
        Unfortunately you can only get a manual in a Tacoma if you buy one of the TRD trims (which start at $6K+ more than the base SR), and that’s only with the V6 and only with 4WD, which don’t interest me.
        I guess the Colorado can be had in a 2WD, 4-cylinder spec, but I’m pretty sure my father would disown me if I bought a GM truck.