After the return of the famous Ranger pickup truck in the U.S. the Blue Oval company didn’t offer diesel powertrain. The current Ranger is powered by the 2.3-liter EcoBoost four-cylinder engine. However, Wildtrak and Raptor variants are offering a diesel unit. Now, the 2020 Ford Ranger Diesel will hit the markets later in 2019.
The diesel engine will provide towing capacity and it will additionally boost fuel economy figures.Other than diesel upgrade, the 2020 Ranger will get a hybrid variant as well. Moreover, the mid-size pickup truck should get additional exterior and interior refinements. However, Ford is yet to unveil further details about the upcoming model.
2020 Ford Ranger Diesel Engine Specs
The current and the future Ford Ranger will use a 2.3-liter EcoBoost gasoline engine as standard. This unit is capable of producing up to 280 horsepower. With the slight tuning, total output could be rated at 300 horses. The forthcoming 2020 Ford Ranger Diesel will also become available.Blue Oval carmaker still remains silent on this topic. However, reliable sources are saying the 3.2-liter turbodiesel engine will be in the offer, at least on the American soil.
This unit will deliver around 400 hp and over 400 lb-ft oftorque. The current global Ranger Raptor is using a 2.0-liter twin-turbopowertrain. This four-cylinder unit delivers 210 hp and 369 lb-ft of torque. Itcomes with a 10-speed automatic transmission and the four-wheel-driveconfiguration. This engine is also a possibilityfor the U.S. variant of the Ford Ranger Diesel.
Best Fuel Economy Rating in the Segment
Impressively, Ranger and its 2.3-liter gasoline engine matched the mileage of the diesel competitors in the segment. That is a fact that the Blue Oval carmaker should brag about. The gasoline unit is rated at 21 mpg in the city and 26 mpg on the highway. However, the upcoming 3.2-liter diesel drivetrain will offer even better fuel economy. We can expect around 30 mpg on the highway, which should be the best-in-class mileage.
Ford also promised the class-leading tow rating for the gasoline engine. That means the 2.3-liter EcoBoost unit will have to tow over Chevy Colorado’s 7,700 pounds. However, Ranger’s tow rating falls just short, at 7,500 pounds. Now, with the 2020 Ford Ranger Diesel and its astonishing torque figures Ranger will for real offer the best-in-class towing capability. Whatsoever, we can’t wait for the Blue Oval company to release official tow rating of the upcoming Ranger Diesel pickup truck.
2020 Ford Ranger Diesel Price and Release Date
The all-new 2020 Ford Ranger Diesel won’t be significantly pricier than the gasoline-powered Ranger. The gasoline model starts at $25,000 and the diesel variant will start below $30,000 for sure. This pickup truck will go on sale later in the last quarter of 2019.