(Posted on Jan 19, 2019 at 02:44PM by Kelsey McDonald)
Have you heard the news? The 2019 Ford Ranger XLT isn’t just tough - it’s undergone rigorous tests like never before to earn the label as the strongest vehicle on the market.
The brand’s engineers set up a formidable, multi-terrain course to evaluate the truck’s capabilities and, naturally, it passed with flying colors. The roads were so difficult that (like something from a sci-fi movie) they had to use robots to drive. Further, the durability trials consisted of towing heavy loads up steep grades at 100° Fahrenheit at its maximum capacity of 7,500 pounds for hours. Additionally, they spent days in the lab shaking the pick-up in order to find and reduce unwanted noise and to tune the suspension.
The results show that the Ranger is the best and will out-last and out-perform its competition. This is also partly due to its much coveted turbocharged 2.3L four-cylinder a motor that packs a lot of muscle. It generates a hearty 270 HP at 5,500 revs per minute and 310 ft.-lb. of torque at 3,000 RPM.
Do you want to see what all the fuss is about for yourself? Give our dealership a call, and we’ll schedule you an appointment to take this beauty for a spin around the block.