The 2017 Ford Ranger is just around the proverbial corner, and it got a lot of people hyped up. Let’s find out why.
Release Date of New Ford Ranger
2017 Ford Ranger is expected to hit the showrooms by the end of the year.
2017 Ford Ranger Price
The exact price of the Ford Ranger 2017 is still up for debate, but if earlier models are any indicator, we are looking at roughly $50,000 for the base version.
New Ranger Exterior
On the outside, the 2017 Ford Ranger looks like it’s ready to leave its mark on the road. According to the recent spy shots, we are looking at a nice piece of Ford craftsmanship, complete with its crossover design that is going to make heads turn.
The new lights in the front look similar, but headlights and fog lights are not to be taken lightly when it comes to improvements. The overall dimensions, however, mean that the new Ranger is anything but a small vehicle; it is roughly the size of a pickup but this will not affect its performances much.
Why? Because of the materials and the overall shape, of course. High-strength steel and aluminum are the norm, so the driving experience should remain the same as we all like to remember.
They have done as much as they possibly could to change the appearance and still make it look like a Ranger, obviously due to the mounting pressure from the competition.
Interior of Ranger 2017
On the inside, the 2017 Ford Ranger is going to look a lot like a car, which is a good thing in my modest opinion, but that is up for debate. The dash is lower than it used to be, plus the instrument panel has been dumbed down somewhat.
While this simplification does make the new Ranger easier to drive, there is a sense that something important has been lost in the process.
Still, how can you stay mad when you look at the 8-inch touchscreen and all the perks that come with it?
The new indoor materials are handling themselves pretty well, although premium materials are available to those who seek a full experience and don’t cut corners, metaphorically speaking. The technology is also given a prominent place on the list of priorities, so the new Ranger is going to feature one of the newest infotainment systems out there, especially in the higher-tier versions.
Ford Ranger 2017 Engine
Under the hood of the new 2017 Ford Ranger is a beefed up beast that also powered its predecessors, most likely coming in three varieties. The cheapest and the least popular one is going to be the TDCi 3.2 L with a grand total of 197 hp and 470 Nm of torque.
As for fuel efficiency, future owners are going to be pleased, as the new Ranger is expected to cover 21 mile on a single gallon in the city, and up to 30 on the highway, which is a serious improvement over the previous versions.
Next we have the diesel version, the TDCi Duratorq 2.2 L engine with its modest 158 ponies and 285 Nm of torque. Of course, its fuel consumption has also been significantly reduced, more than 20% by some estimates.
Last but not least, there is the 2.5 L Duratec engine with direct injection, capable of dishing out 163 hp as well as 225 Nm of torque. All of these are going to feature a 6-speed automatic transmission.
2017 Ford Ranger Video
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