The 2018 Ford Ranger is a compact SUV manufactured and sold by Ford Motor Company for North America from 1983 to 2012. From 1997 to 2011, a version was also produced and sold in South America. The Ranger was made in two separate generations to replace the Ford Courier manufactured by Mazda in Japan. When he introduced the Chevrolet S-10 for a year, the Ranger would be 1987-1994, the best-selling compact car in the United States.
In terms of production life, the Ranger’s chassis and underframe are used for some compact Ford trucks, mostly as sports vehicles. In the 1990s and 2000s, Mazda received a remarkable version of Ranger and adopted the nameplate of the B-series. In 2017, Ford announced a return of the Ford Ranger nameplate to North America, with sales for the 2019 model year. The current Ranger T6 will produce the Ford Ranger 2019 in the US.
2018 Ford Ranger Design
During its design, the body design was subjected to extensive wind tunnel testing to achieve a planned fuel efficiency target of 20 MPG. To further improve fuel economy, the Ranger is designed to optimize the use of high-strength steel, including a magnesium coupling, aluminum transfer, and a magnesium coupling. To further reduce weight, the front suspension was optimized by the computer, allowing a pre-stabilized bar.
In December 2009, Ford announced that specially designed personal graphics will be applied to the Ranger, starting with the 2010 models. The feature was exclusive to Ford dealers and allowed customers to choose a design they wanted for their ranger finish. For the model year 2011 and 2012, the values were adjusted. The XL trim has the standard level, followed by the XLT and Sport trim. The last two contain Sirius Radio as an optional feature.
2018 Ford Ranger Engine
The 2.5-liter engine was replaced in mid-2001 by a new DOHC 2.3 liter Duratec Inline Four. In 2001, the 4-fold V6 V6 was replaced with the Explorer SOHC version, which brings a more robust M5OD-R1HD handbag. The latest 2018 Ranger offered a 143-liter (107 kW) 2.3-liter inline engine and a 4.7-liter (154 kW) 4.0-liter V6 engine. The 3.0-liter Vulcan V6 was discontinued from the model year 2009.
Ford uses the code “R10” or “R19” in the fifth, sixth and seventh chassis numbers for all rangers; R10, R14, and R18 are all rear-wheel drive, regular taxi, two-door SuperCab and four-door SuperCab. R11, R15, and R19 are all-wheel drive; ordinary taxi, two-door SuperCab, four-door SuperCab respectively.
2018 Ford Ranger Safety
The Ford Ranger was the first little Bakkie to use two airbags as safety features. It has received an “acceptable” preliminary crash test rating from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety when tested for the first time in 1998, while many of its competitors received “marginal” or “poor” ratings at the time. The exception was the Toyota Tacoma, which also received an “acceptable” rating.
The 2010 model addition of the fuselage airbags made the passengers’ safety in a head-on crash improve and got a good grade by the insurance company for side-impact test highway safety. The standard equipment of the 2010 models also includes electronic stability control.The tire rider test conducted by the Highway Safety Insurance Institute gave the Ford Ranger an acceptable rating for 2018 Ford Ranger model.