The Ford Ranger appears to strike a particular chord with just about everyone in America; I bear in mind being crammed into the leap seats of my dad’s as a child. When the “return” of the truck within the type of the 2019 Ford Ranger was introduced, individuals reacted prefer it was going to be personally delivered by God himself. Now it’s lastly right here, and it’s not the stripped-out little truck all of us keep in mind—however, it’s fairly good at what it’s attempting to do.

The final time you may purchase a brand new Ranger in an American Ford dealership, round 2012, it was a brave little work rig that embodied the “everything you want, nothing you don’t” mentality that individuals affiliated with pickup vehicles on the whole.

Now each pickup is gigantic and bloated and costly as a result of folks have satisfied themselves that this stuff must be nice everyday drivers and pull a ship or convey residence half the stock at your neighborhood Home Depot.

Anyway, the Ranger identify might have died in America six years in the past, but it surely soldiered on in just about each different nation as a platform often called the “T6.” At that time, it turned frequent to see it in the identical configuration that’s in style with the Toyota Tacoma and Chevy Colorado which are right here now: mid dimension four-door cab, quick mattress.

And now, thanks partly to the surprising success of Colorado, that T6 Ranger has been “North Americanized” to reside as much as our appetites for security gear and payload efficiency.

Ford’s EcoBoost engine is the right selection for the time being and the 10-pace kinds of shifts easily. Step into an FX4-package deal truck, and you’ve got a machine able to rumble off-highway. There’s a B&O sound system accessible if you wish to pump out the tunes whereas getting soiled, and I’ve to repeat that the seats are nearly shockingly comfy.

Discover a strategy to maintain one within the mid-$30,000 value vary, and also you’re strolling away with an awesome mid-measurement truck. However yeah, we’re entirely ready for the Raptor model too.